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U.K. Box Office Sets Record Despite Lack of Blockbusters

The British box office rose 4 percent in 2004 to a record $1.58 billion. London Daily Telegraph quoted analysts as saying that the figure was especially encouraging since the year failed to produce any runaway blockbusters. Unlike the U.S., which also saw a slight rise in overall revenue, attendance figures in the U.K. were also up, rising to 156.8 million versus 148.5 million in 2003, according to the newspapers, which cited figures from Neilsen EDI. The three top films of the year were Shrek 2 with $90.32 million; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban with $86.38 million and Bridget Jones and the Edge of Reason (no figure provided).
2005-02-11 18:35:52