Film fans who use the site have picked Star Wars: The Force Awakens as their favourite film of the year (15), and 42 per cent of those polled have committed to returning to cinemas to see the film a second time after catching it in the days after its launch on 18 December (15).

The Martian is second on Fandango's end-of-year poll and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 comes in third, ahead of Avengers: Age of Ultron and Furious 7.

The new Star Wars film has shattered box office records around the world, becoming the first film to cross the $1 billion mark in just 12 days - a day ahead of Jurassic World. The film also set a new Christmas Day record for North America, raking in $49.3 million (£32.9 million) on Friday (25Dec15).

That figure bests the one set by director Guy Ritchie's movie Sherlock Holmes, which scored a $24.6 million (£16.4 million) haul on Christmas Day in 2009.