UK BOX OFFICE REVENUES & Cinema admissions


Gross revenues from the UK box office totalled £1.28bn in 2018, up 36 per cent since 2009.

UK cinema admissions totalled 177m in 2018, up 3.7 per cent on 2017. 

Films qualifying as British - including co-productions - represented 25 per cent of all films released in the UK in 2018 (up from 21 per cent in 2017) and shared 46 per cent of the UK box office. 

The two highest-grossing releases at the UK and Irish Republic box office were Avengers: Infinity War and Mamma Mia! Here we go again. In total 10 of the top 20 films were UK qualifying productions, nine of which were UK studio-backed projects. 

The highest-grossing UK independent film releases of 2018 were Darkest Hour, Johnny English Strikes Again and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

 Source: BFI, 2019