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Movie blockbusters give box office a big boost

Cineworld has revealed its box office takings had recovered thanks to a strong run of 3D films including the latest Pirates of the Caribbean caper.

The group said the release of more 3D films such as Transformers: Dark of the Moon and popular movies including The Hangover part two had helped box office revenues rise 1.1% in the 26 weeks to June 3.