The latest Box Office announced by the Cinema Advertisers Association (CAA) last week have shown that the UK box is still down on last year.
Despite increase in UK box office receipts in four of the first six months of the year, the tally compared to 2000 is still down by just under 1% but the figure betrays the fact that Toy Story 2 is solely responsible.
The animated blockbuster broke the opening weekend record last February when it swept across British screens, accounting for over half of the month's total take.
Fine weather wilted the box office for June this year, $54m 7% lower than last year. Perhaps due to the mediocre performance of Pearl Harbor and poor competition compared to 2000's Stuart Little, Chicken Run and Gladiator.
With the massive potential hits expected from September through to Christmas, the total year figure should still improve, the prediction is by as much as 4%.
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