Blockbuster superheroes are toast of Cineworld

Avengers: The Age of Ultron is just one of a string of blockbusters which have been driving ticket sales at Cineworld

Avengers: The Age of Ultron is just one of a string of blockbusters which have been driving ticket sales at Cineworld

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CINEMA chain Cineworld is expected to have taken advantage of a strong run of blockbuster releases when it updates on trading tomorrow.

Major films such as Avengers: The Age of Ultron and Fast & Furious 7 have helped push cinema admissions growth to 15.8 per cent in March and April, from 3.5 per cent in January and February, according to analysts at brokerage Numis.

Films such as Terminator Genisys and Mission Impossible Rogue Nation are expected to drive cinema admissions over the next three months, with the latest Bond film Spectre and Star Wars: Episode VII due later this year, as well as Jurassic World.

In March, Cineworld, which has more than 100 sites under the Cineworld and Picturehouse brands, reported that annual profits for last year beat expectations, jumping 73 per cent to £75 million driven by the acquisition of rival Cinema City.

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