The figure comes from SICR-ICDO, the industry body that collects information about cinema goer numbers.
'Ice age 4' features in second position with 830,400 people buying a ticket. 'Twilight saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2' with 746,800 viewers was third. The movies 'The Dark Knight Rises', 'Madagascar 3', 'Hunger games' and 'Alvin and the Chipmunks' complete the list.
'The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey" features in eighth position with 490,100 cinema goers - a disappointing result so far. The movie is still in movie theatres so the figure could still rise.
'Ted' and 'The Avengers' share the ninth spot.