Cinema going continues to fair well despite the sluggish economy according to the UK admissions tally for May, which has just been published by the Cinema Advertising Association (CAA).
The month recorded 15,775,945 ticket sales, which the CAA notes is the highest May total on record (since 1969).
Admissions for January to May 2009 are up 16% on the same period in 2008, further widening the gap seen last month (14%). The year to date admissions total is at its highest level since 2002 (see Figure 1).
Star Trek was the top performing title at the UK box office during May, taking over £18 million, followed by X-Men Origins: Wolverine (£16 million) and Angels & Demons (£14 million):