Superhero films Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther failed to make a big enough splash with Cineworld audiences in the UK this year, as sales at the box office fell 2 per cent.
Though popular with cinemagoers, they could not match the audiences that Beauty And The Beast and The Fate Of The Furious brought in last year.
Superhero films like Avengers: Infinity War and Black Panther (pictured) could not match the audiences that Beauty And The Beast and The Fate Of The Furious brought in last year
It is the first set of figures released by Cineworld since its £2.6billion reverse takeover of US cinema chain Regal Entertainment earlier this year.
It now has 793 cinemas in ten countries. Sales across the UK business fell 2.1 per cent from the beginning of January to May 13, with its retail division also dropping 2.9 per cent.
Around a third of investors voted against Cineworld’s pay policy in a major revolt at its AGM yesterday, because of larger bonuses for bosses.