The UK field workplace dropped a staggering 76 per cent in 2020 because the coronavirus pandemic had large results on the movie business.
The drop comes after 5 consecutive years of the field workplace topping £1.3billion, whereas 2020’s earnings got here in at simply £323m.
The brand new report from Comscore revealed that revenues within the first three months of 2020 had been up 20 per cent 12 months on 12 months, although fell dramatically when the UK’s first nationwide lockdown was introduced in late March.
1917, launched in January, was the highest earner on the UK field workplace throughout 2020, with Christopher Nolan’s Tenet the one movie launched post-lockdown to make the highest 10.
See the complete prime 10 checklist of UK field workplace releases in 2020 beneath.
1. 1917 – £44million
2. Sonic The Hedgehog – £19.3million
3. Tenet – £17.4million
4. Dangerous Boys For Life – £16.2million
5. Dolittle – £15.9million
6. Little Ladies – £15.3million
7. The Gents – £12.2million
8. Parasite – £12.1million
9. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – £11.3million
10. Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage – £11million
‘Tenet’ was the one movie launched after the March nationwide lockdown to make the field workplace prime 10 for 2020. CREDIT: Warner Bros
Many main studio releases had been postponed this 12 months, probably the most excessive profile of which was James Bond’s No Time To Die. After being delayed from its authentic April 2, 2020 launch date, fans were expecting to be able to see the next instalment in the franchise in the UK on November 12 and within the US on November 20, however the movie has now been pushed back again to April 2021.
The choice to delay No Time To Die was thought-about a significant blow for cinemas world wide, with the Cineworld chain announcing soon after that it would be closing all of its cinemas in the UK and the US.
A workers member from one in every of London’s Picturehouse branches, owned by Cineworld, told NME that Bond’s delay was “the final nail in the coffin” for them.
“I’m extraordinarily upset in [007 studio] MGM as No Time To Die may have saved the cinema business,” they added. “It’s what we had been all holding out for.
“They might’ve been often called the studio that saved cinemas versus the studio that condemned them.”