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Cineworld profits more than double to £67.3m


Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012)

Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012)

Cineworld Group's full-year pretax earnings more than doubled, helped by higher box office revenue.

Britain's largest cinema operator said its pretax profit jumped to £67.3m for the 53-weeks ended January 1, from £30.9m a year earlier.

Revenue rose 52.5pc to £619.4m.

The company said 2015 had the makings of a strong year with the movies coming up including the Bond film "Spectre", the fourth and final Hunger Games movie "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2" and the latest Star Wars film "Star Wars: Episode VII".