Cineworld hailed a “strong opening weekend” across the UK and said it expects a “good recovery” after months of pandemic shutdowns.
The cinema chain said its first week since the UK reopened was bolstered by the success of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which drew a family audience.
He added that the weekend’s performance “exceeded our expectations as customers were eager to return to the movies and fully enjoy the movie experience.”
Mooky Greidinger, Managing Director of Cineworld, said: “We are delighted to see our cinemas back in business in the US and UK and to welcome moviegoers to the big screen for a selection of exciting and complete films.
“We are particularly pleased with the warm welcome our employees have received and the positive feedback from returning customers.
“Combined with improved consumer confidence and the successful roll-out of the vaccination, we expect a good upturn in attendance over the coming months, noting the record success of F9 in the Asian market.
“We are delighted that our customers are once again discovering the magic of big screen entertainment, all made possible through the hard work of our colleagues around the world, and remain committed to being the best place to watch a movie.”
As moviegoers flock to theaters after months of settling for streaming platforms like Netflix and Disney +, there is a range of top-tier releases that are sure to thrill fans in 2021.
From Marvel and James Bond to reinvented classics, here are the top picks for 2021.
Peter Rabbit 2
Peter Rabbit is finally back with a movie for the whole family. Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson and James Corden all return for 2018 live-action sequel
Spiral: The Book of the Saw
Believe it or not, this is the ninth offering in the Saw franchise, but it will be more of a crime film than a total horror. Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson team up in this continuation of the successful franchise.
Those who wish me death
Angelina Jolie plays a wildland firefighter protecting a young boy from ruthless assassins after witnessing a murder.
Cruella – May 28
This 101 Dalmatians spin-off sees Emma Stone play some of Disney’s most iconic villains. Viewers will see the story of the infamous Cruella de Vil and find out how she developed her passion for Dalmatian fur coats.
A Quiet Place Part II – June 4
The sequel to the hugely popular horror thriller was nearing release just before the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Now, A Quiet Place II finally hits the big screens as Emily Blunt returns alongside Peaky Blinders star Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou.
In The Heights – June 18
A favorite among music fans, In The Heights is finally coming to the big screen this summer. The brilliant young cast includes Anthony Ramos of A Star Is Born and Stephanie Beatriz of Bojack Horseman.
Freaky – June 25
After swapping bodies with a deranged serial killer, a young high school girl discovers she has less than 24 hours left before the change becomes permanent. With Vince Vaughn, Kathryn Newton and Celeste O’Connor.
Fast and Furious July 9 – 8
Vin Diesel stars in the ninth installment of the popular racing franchise and this time he’s up against his long lost brother, played by John Cena.
Black Widow – July 9
Marvel fans must have gone a full year without another wonder release on the big screen for the first time in over a decade, but that wait is finally over. Scarlett Johansson returns as Russian Spy Black Widow with Florence Pugh, David Harbor, Ray Winstone, and Rachel Weisz all appearing in Marvel’s latest installment.
Space Jam: A New Legacy – July 16
This’ 90s classic is reimagined for a modern audience with LeBron James replacing Michael Jordan.
Jungle Cruise – July 30
Based on a ride through a Disney theme park, The Rock and Emily Blunt, as the movie title suggests, go on a jungle cruise. Jack Whitehall also stars in the couple’s journey through a jungle filled with dangerous animals and reptiles, but with a supernatural element.
The Suicide Squad – August 6
Most of the Suicide Squads return, including Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. Will Smith isn’t returning, but it’s written by Guardians of the Galaxy’s James Gunn, which suggests it could be a hit.
Free Guy – August 13
Ryan Reynold takes on the role of a bank teller who discovers that he is, in fact, an NPC in a brutal and open-ended video game.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings – September 3
Just two months after Black Widow, Marvel fans will be treated to Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. The…
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This notice was published: 2021-05-26 06:00:00