** British cinema operator Cineworld Group rose as much as 8 pct on Thursday, making it one of the top gainers on FTSE-250 Midcap Index
** Expects 2015 to be a strong year with big releases including the Bond film “Spectre”, the fourth and final Hunger Games movie “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and the latest Star Wars film “Star Wars: Episode VII”, lined up.
** “2015 looks a ‘strong year’ given well publicised big films with a good start from recent titles Taken 3 and 50 Shades,” analysts at Investec Securities write in a note.
** FY pretax earnings more than doubled, boosted by its purchase of the theatre business of Poland’s Cinema City International in 2014
** Cineworld, which plans to open 20 new cinemas this year, said box office revenue rose 43 percent in 2014 (RM:firstname.lastname@example.org)