As well as an opportunity to gorge on chocolate, the Easter weekend attracts thousands of film fans to the cinema.

A popular period for film releases, with a significant box office boost provided by families heading to the cinema en masse, the Easter period can be a goldmine for studios.

The weekend is typically dominated by family-friendly releases attempting to draw in the bank holiday crowds and 2012 is no different, but this year also sees a few adult releases bring diversity to the screen calendar.

IBtimes UK gives a rundown of the biggest film releases over the Easter period, to help you choose what to watch in between egg hunts.