Star Wars forecast to make 2019 all-time record year for UK box office

With December admissions likely to hit 17m, experts predict ‘unrepeatable’ year of success

The UK cinema industry is banking on the final instalment in the Star Wars saga to set new highs for ticket sales and revenues in 2019, despite the onward march of Netflix.

Last year proved to be the best for cinema-going since 1970, a year featuring classic hits including French Connection and Bond film Diamonds are Forever, with admissions hitting 177m despite the lack of a Star Wars Christmas blockbuster. If this number is passed this year then the UK is also on for a box office sales bonanza as well, beating the all-time record of just under £1.3bn set in 2017.
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