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these two months, however, Gravity and Thor: The Dark World. Attendances picked up again in December, which recorded the highest level of ticket sales since August. Admissions were up 9% on December 2012, thanks in part to the release of some of the year’s top earning titles, Frozen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, the last of which was to hold the number one spot at the box office for the final three weeks of the year. Table 1.1 Monthly UK cinema admissions, 2012 and 2013 Month 12 – BFI Statistical Yearbook 2014 2012 (million) 2013 (million) % +/- on 2012 January 13.6 17.1 +26.0 February 15.3 14.0 -8.8 March 11.7 10.9 -7.0 April 15.1 11.9 -21.0 May 13.4 15.6 +16.1 June 12.4 13.0 +5.3 July 15.5 14.3 -7.7 August 17.2 17.6 +2.4 September 9.4 9.9 +4.7 October 16.8 11.9 -29.5 November 17.6 13.7 -22.5 December 14.4 15.7 +9.0 Total 172.5 165.5 -4.0 Source: CAA, Rentrak Note: Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding. Average weekly admissions in 2013 ranged from 2.3 million in September to 4 million in August (Table 1.2). The largest decreases compared with 2012 occurred in October and November, due mainly to strong attendances in 2012 for Skyfall. In 2012 a series of landmark summer events drew people away from the cinema, but the average weekly admissions in June, August and September 2013 were only slightly higher than in the same months of 2012, and admissions during July 2013, when temperatures soared across the UK, were lower than in July 2012. January was the month with the largest increase in average weekly admissions compared with 2012, up from 3.1 million to 3.9 million. Table 1.2 Average weekly admissions, 2012 and 2013 Month 2012 weekly average (million) 2013 weekly average (million) January 3.1 3.9 February 3.7 3.5 March 2.6 2.5 April 3.5 2.8 May 3.0 3.5 June 2.9 3.0 July 3.5 3.2 August 3.9 4.0 September 2.2 2.3 October 3.8 2.7 November 4.1 3.2 December 3.3 3.5 Source: CAA, Rentrak Table 1.3 shows how the 2013 admissions break down by the television advertising regions used by the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA), with London accounting for a quarter of UK admissions. The pattern of national and regional admissions has remained largely unchanged over the last decade. Table 1.3 Cinema admissions by ISBA TV region, 2013 Region Admissions (million) % London 42.2 25.5 Midlands 22.5 13.6 Lancashire 16.4 9.9 Southern 15.6 9.4 Yorkshire 13.4 8.1 Wales and West 11.5 7.0 Central Scotland 11.5 6.9 East of England 11.1 6.7 North East 6.3 3.8 Northern Ireland 5.8 3.5 South West 4.0 2.4 Northern Scotland 3.8 2.3 Border 1.3 0.8 Total 165.5 100.0 Source: CAA, Rentrak Note: Figures may not sum to totals due to rounding.


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