Scene from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
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The trend for older film characters proves hit in UK and US

28 December 2012 Last updated at 06:43 GMT

Films with older characters and themes have been doing well around the world, but particularly in Britain and the US.

One of the most successful movies of the past year has been The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, which stars British actors in their sixties and seventies.

Tom Brook reports from New York.