UK Weekend Box-Office (Aug 12th – Aug 14th)

Suicide Squad‘ and the July holdovers held strong whilst the August newcomers hardly made a dent. All this and more happened last weekend at the U.K. box-office.


#1
1 - Suicide SquadSuicide Squad (15)
Weekend Gross: £4,241,508
No. of Movie Theatres: 587
Per-Theatre Average: £7,226
Week of Release: 2nd
Total UK Gross: £22,214,243

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#2
10 - Finding DoryFinding Dory (U)
Weekend Gross: £2,564,910
No. of Movie Theatres: 638
Per-Theatre Average: £4,020
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £27,771,160

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#3
11 - Jason BourneJason Bourne (12A)
Weekend Gross: £1,461,623
No. of Movie Theatres: 595
Per-Theatre Average: £2,457
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £17,756,452

 

 

 

 


#4
8 - The BFGThe BFG (PG)
Weekend Gross: £1,110,536
No. of Movie Theatres: 607
Per-Theatre Average: £1,830
Week of Release: 4th
Total UK Gross: £23,510,073

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#5
2 - Mike and Dave Need Wedding DatesMike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (15)
Weekend Gross: £1,048,100
No. of Movie Theatres: 452
Per-Theatre Average: £2,319
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £1,048,100

 

 

 

 


#6
4 - Pete's DragonPete’s Dragon (PG)
Weekend Gross: £843,461
No. of Movie Theatres: 562
Per-Theatre Average: £1,501
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £843,461

 

 

 

 


#7
3 - NerveNerve (15)
Weekend Gross: £804,174
No. of Movie Theatres: 372
Per-Theatre Average: £2,162
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £804,174

 

 

 

 


#8
5 - The ShallowsThe Shallows (15)
Weekend Gross: £709,701
No. of Movie Theatres: 379
Per-Theatre Average: £1,872
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £801,767

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#9
9 - Star Trek BeyondStar Trek Beyond (12A)
Weekend Gross: £476,847
No. of Movie Theatres: 409
Per-Theatre Average: £1,166
Week of Release: 4th
Total UK Gross: £14,532,717

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#10
16 - The Secret Life of PetsThe Secret Life of Pets (U)
Weekend Gross: £284,568
No. of Movie Theatres: 409
Per-Theatre Average: £696
Week of Release: 8th
Total UK Gross: £34,326,803

 

 

 

 


Raking in the box-office for a second week in a row, we find the exact same Top 4 as we did last weekend despite four new wide-release films getting their late-summer shot. However, the biggest drop in the chart came from ‘Suicide Squad‘ which fell 62% in its second weekend indicating that maybe word-of-mouth might have impacted the film more than initially thought. But its £4.24M second weekend was still enough for a clear victory. ‘Finding Dory‘ managed an additional £7M during the whole week bringing its total to £27.71M. Pixar’s ‘Inside Out‘ had managed £22.9M at the same stage in its run, for comparison’s sake.

Jason Bourne‘ held well for the adult market, but ‘The BFG‘ with its £23.51M total makes it the 8th highest grossing film in the U.K. of 2016. In fact, it’ll become the 7th very soon because ‘Zootropolis‘ total of £26.38M should be overtaken in a couple of weeks (though ‘Suicide Squad‘ will bump it back to 8th again). Just for fun, let’s rank the Top 10 2016 UK box-office movies so far!

  1. The Jungle Book‘ – £51.45M
  2. Captain America: Civil War‘ – £40.77M
  3. Deadpool‘ – £37.61M
  4. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘ – £36.62M
  5. The Secret Life of Pets‘ – £34.32M
  6. Finding Dory‘ – £27.77M
  7. Zootropolis‘ – £26.38M
  8. The BFG‘ – £23.51M
  9. The Revenant‘ – £22.86M
  10. Suicide Squad‘ – £22.21M

The most successful new wide release was the adult comedy ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates‘ which opened with £1.04M thanks to £370K in additional previews which allowed it to be the biggest new-opener. That’s quite a downgrade from the last Zac Efron and Aubrey Plaza comedy ‘Dirty Grandpa‘ from January with £2.04M. Though that film was coming out in a less-crowded market and had Robert De Niro for additional support. ‘Pete’s Dragon‘ was the actual weekend “winner” thanks to a three-day opener of £844K. ‘Pete’s Dragon‘ has had a rather big marketing push in the U.K. so it could do well over the coming weeks but with ‘Finding Dory‘ and ‘The BFG‘ still doing well with ‘Swallows & Amazons‘, ‘Nine Lives‘ and ‘Kubo and the Two Strings‘ on the horizon might cut off ‘Pete’s Dragon‘s legs.

And that’s a rather grim image.

Neck and neck we find the two thrillers ‘Nerve‘ and ‘The Shallows‘ but if you strip out the £196K screenings for ‘Nerve‘ then ‘The Shallows‘ actually came out on top. This is a confusing box-office list, isn’t it?

But it’s a decent box-office haul overall because while takings are up 15% from the same weekend last year when ‘Pixels‘ had an underwhelming debut. Next weekend will see the debut of ‘David Brent: Life on the Road‘ which will probably open bigger than other new releases ‘Lights Out‘, ‘Swallows and Amazons‘ and ‘Nine Lives‘. Though it’s very unlikely to surpass the £4.41M opening of ‘Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie‘ and ‘Suicide Squad‘ will likely win the weekend again.


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Posted: 10th Oct 16

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