Date: 25th January 2001
The British box office hit a new record in 2000, according to the Cinema Advertising Association. Revenue was put at $895 million with more than 142.5 million tickets sold, the greatest number since 1974. Toy Story 2 was the biggest film of the year, earning $62 million, followed by Gladiator, which took in $44 million. Debbie Chalet, CAA president, said in a statement that with the anticipated release of Hannibal, Pearl Harbor, Artificial Intelligence and Lord of the Rings this year, "2001 is set to continue this upward trend."