Film fortunes; In brief.
The British Film Institute's (BFI) statistical yearbook showed film fans watched an average of 81 movies in 2010. Box office receipts rose to pounds 988m, up 5% on 2009, but the number of cinema tickets sold was down 2% to 169 million in the same period.
The vast majority of box office receipts came from the 100 biggest films, which accounted for 90% of takings.
The biggest earner was Toy Story 3, which pulled in almost pounds 74m alone. Other big earners include Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1, which earned pounds 52m and Alice In Wonderland, which brought in pounds 42m.