Today’s article is a response to a comment posted on an article I wrote last year entitled What films are older cinemagoers watching? Jonathan asked which movies audiences aged 18-24 years old, 25-34 years old and 35-44 years old watch.
By combing UK box office receipts and cinema exit polls, we can get a sense of how movie tastes differ by age. There are some notes at the bottom of this article which are worth reading if you want to know more about the data.
Let’s start with the big picture…Who goes to the cinema?
The original article focused on what movies the oldest segment of the UK cinema-going audience chooses to watch. For slightly myopic reasons, the film industry’s demographic banding has historically labelled everybody older than …