The latest Star Wars installment has topped last year’s ticket sales at Regent Cinemas as the theatre puts on extra staff to meet demand.
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Ticket sales are up about 1000 on 2015 on the fours days following Christmas, including Boxing Day.
Boxing Day is no longer the main draw, with ticket numbers plateauing at 2900, 50 less than 2015, manager Janette Spratling said.
The biggest day so far has been Wednesday, December 28 with 3,480 tickets sold.
“It (Boxing Day) was usually the busiest day but we’ve been busier ever since,” Ms Spratling said.
“Star Wars, even though it came out in mid-December, it’s still the biggest hit.”
Ms Spratling said the content usually determined spikes in ticket sales, but the weather – which has been notoriously fickle this summer – could also be a factor.
The Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been the biggest seller followed by the animated kid’s movie Sing and Disney’s Moana and Red Dog: True Blue tying third.
Hacksaw Ridge, the true story of a WWII conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, has been selling out the Regent’s smallest cinema every day after a slow start, Ms Spratling said.
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