UK and Irish box office up 8.3% in 2023

– Data published by Comscore shows a good year for Irish and British cinemas, which highlight the phenomenon of Barbenheimer audiences among their income

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According to recently published figures com.comscoreIn 2023, Irish and UK box office revenues grew by 8.3% compared to 2022 figures. In detail, data collected between 6 January 2023 and 4 January 2024 shows that the Irish box office recorded the largest year-on-year growth, with a notable 13%, followed by Wales (10%) and Northern Ireland (9%). England (8%) and Scotland (8%).

Overall, box office revenues in the UK and Ireland rose from €1.14 billion in 2022 to €1.23 billion in 2023. However, it is worth noting that the 2023 figure is still 23.5% lower than the total box office in the two countries before the pandemic. Office revenues (1.57 million euros).

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Last year, the number of new theatrical releases was 1,013 (compared to 929 in 2022 and 938 in 2019). Notably, Comscore numbers show that 2023 featured a greater number of so-called “saturated releases” — that is, titles shown by more than 250 cinemas (174, or 28.9% increase over 2022 numbers). However, this was still below 2019 levels (186). Data indicates this is a direct result of the SAG-AFTRA strikes, which began on July 14 and ended on November 9.

The report also focuses on the cultural impact of the Barbenheimer phenomenon. Interestingly, the document highlights what the social media posts said Greta Gerwig'sand Christopher NolanThe photos generated “more than 40 million interactions globally in a single day in July.”

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Furthermore, comScore asserts that there was “no strong sign that the cost of living crisis is impacting moviegoing,” as movie tickets remained “apparently within reach of the majority.”

Barbie (USA) took first place at the Irish-British box office, with gross receipts of €111 million. in ireland, Barbie It also emerged as the highest-grossing film of all time. Nolan Oppenheimer [+lee también:
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(USA/UK), meanwhile, raised €68.2 million and Super Mario Bros movie 63.7 million euros.

The top 10 for 2023 is rounded off by Paul King's Wonka (UK/USA, €57.2 million and still pending); James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 (USA, €42.7 million); Joaquim dos Santos, Kemp Powers And Justin Thompson's Spider-Man: Through the Spider-Verse (USA, €35.7 million); Robert Marshall's the little Mermaid (USA, €31.9 million); Christopher Macquarie's Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 (USA, €30.9 million); Joel Crawford's Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (USA, €30.2 million); And James Cameron's Avatar: Water Road (USA, €29.3 million).

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