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Film fortunes; In brief.

THE British film industry enjoyed "mixed fortunes" last year with record box office receipts but a decline in cinema visits, according to new statistics.

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.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 2, 2011
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