The 2018 edition contains 128 pages of data and generic comment on the past year’s cinemagoing in the UK and Ireland, some of it specially commissioned and not published elsewhere.

The book offers insights into how film distributors drove consumption by bringing a wide range of 874 releases to UK cinema audiences.

There’s also an independent analysis (by Saffery Champness) of the wider economic impacts that the sector delivers through its investment and innovation.