HAMILTON Cinema has released its list of 2013’s most popular films with local audiences, revealing a strong preference for children’s films and a few surprise hits.
Of the eight films to sell more than 1000 tickets, four were animated children’s films and one was ‘The Hunger Games’ sequel ‘Catching Fire’, which was based on a popular novel series for young adults.
The other three top performers were the two ‘Hobbit’ films and the latest Hollywood retelling of a classic literary work; ‘Les Misérables’.
Hamilton seems to like classic stories being retold as ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ appear on the list of popular films for each month.
‘Quartet’, a British comedy/drama about a home for retired musicians, snuck onto the list and was also the lowest-budget popular film for 2013 at $11 million.
‘The Lone Ranger’ was widely described as one of the biggest flops for 2013 but was still popular with Hamilton Cinema audiences.
Full story in the Spectator on Tuesday, January 7, 2014