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Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 wins Vue’s Film of the Year 2011 vote Forget critics’ choice; the UK public has chosen Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows Part 2 as their favourite film of 2011.

Despite being snubbed by both Oscar and Bafta critics for the ‘Best Film’ nomination, Harry Potter was voted for by 56% of respondents to take the title of Vue’s Film of the Year and is being bought back by Vue for an exclusive, nationwide ‘Oscars day’ screening on the 26th February with a magical price of just £4.00 per ticket.

With 40 of the biggest blockbusters and critically acclaimed movies to choose from, over 6,000 film fans from across the UK voted via Vue’s Facebook page for their favourite three films of 2011*. The boy wizard cast his spell on the nation, to see Harry Potter pip The King’s Speech into second place by just 3% and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 into third place by 14% of the votes.

The results of Vue’s Film of the Year also uncovered some interesting trends, revealing how the UK’s film tastes differ across the regions. Vue’s top five film stats are;

• The North South Divide: The King’s Speech was the hot favourite for film fans along the M4, ahead of Harry Potter. However, fans in the North ultimately won the day to see their favourite film, Harry Potter take the top spot

• Fantasy’s in Fashion: Fantasy was revealed as the hit genre for the majority of voters across the UK, with the results pinpointing Livingston in Scotland as the fantasy film fan capital of the UK

• The UK and Ireland’s most Fervent Film Fanatics: have been identified as living in London, Dublin, Portsmouth and Plymouth. Film fans in these cities came out in force, clocking up more votes than any other city

• The Thrill Seekers: Londoner’s displayed a predilection for Thrillers as their preferred film genre, with the award-winning Black Swan, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo coming out on top 

• The Comedy Capital of the UK: was revealed as Merthyr Tydfil in Wales, with the overwhelming number of votes being for The Hangover Part II and Bridesmaids.

The Skin I Live In came out as the film most people should have seen in 2011, as it earned the highest number of votes when compared to the amount of people who actually saw the film. Other overlooked, award-nominated films included Senna, The Help and Moneyball.