UK Weekend Box-Office (Dec 9th– Dec 11th)

It’s fourth times the charm for ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘, ‘Office Christmas Party‘ actually opens well for a festive film and the awards-contenders were dead on arrival. All this and more happened last weekend at the U.K. Box-Office.


#1
7-fantastic-beasts-and-where-to-find-themFantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (12A)
Weekend Gross: £2,734,960
No. of Movie Theatres: 620
Per-Theatre Average: £4,411
Week of Release: 4th
Total U.K. Gross: £42,392,249

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#2
2-moanaMoana (U)
Weekend Gross: £1,914,391
No. of Movie Theatres: 563
Per-Theatre Average: £3,400
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £4,804,105

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#3
3-sullySully: Miracle on the Hudson (12A)
Weekend Gross: £1,222,683
No. of Movie Theatres: 592
Per-Theatre Average: £2,065
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £4,308,008

 

 

 

 


#4
4-office-christmas-partyOffice Christmas Party (15)
Weekend Gross: £1,197,857
No. of Movie Theatres: 479
Per-Theatre Average: £2,501
Week of Release: 1st
Total U.K. Gross: £1,197,857

 

 

 

 


#5
9-alliedAllied (15)
Weekend Gross: £363,635
No. of Movie Theatres: 429
Per-Theatre Average: £848
Week of Release: 3rd
Total U.K. Gross: £3,681,899

 

 

 

 


#6
5-arrivalArrival (12A)
Weekend Gross: £265,087
No. of Movie Theatres: 288
Per-Theatre Average: £920
Week of Release: 5th
Total U.K. Gross: £8,501,499

 

 

 

 


#7
12-trollsTrolls (U)
Weekend Gross: £239,243
No. of Movie Theatres: 480
Per-Theatre Average: £499
Week of Release: 8th
Total U.K. Gross: £22,526,306

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#8
7-snowdenSnowden (15)
Weekend Gross: £209,352
No. of Movie Theatres: 184
Per-Theatre Average: £1,138
Week of Release: 1st
Total U.K. Gross: £209,352

 

 

 

 


#9
8-bad-santa-2Bad Santa 2 (15)
Weekend Gross: £154,758
No. of Movie Theatres: 302
Per-Theatre Average: £512
Week of Release: 3rd
Total U.K. Gross: £1,726,290

 

 

 

 


#10
MV5BMTU4NDk0MTI5MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNzM4NTkzMDI@._V1_SY1000_CR0,0,729,1000_AL_Befikre (12A)
Weekend Gross: £152,957
No. of Movie Theatres: 95
Per-Theatre Average: £1,610
Week of Release: 1st
Total U.K. Gross: £152,957

 

 

 


As predicted, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ managed to stay at the No. 1 spot for a 4th week in a row; the first film in 2016 to accomplish such a feat and the first movie to do so since ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. Taking in a lifetime total of £42.39M is already the 4th highest grossing U.K. film of 2016 behind ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby‘ (£47.9M), ‘The Jungle Book‘ (£46.2M) and ‘Finding Dory‘ (£42.8M). While ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ next weekend will take the momentum away from ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ there is a very high chance that it’ll still have enough gas in the tank to overtake these three films over the coming weeks. Especially when the schools break up for Christmas which will provide a boost from younger audiences. The movie also looks set to overtake the lowest-grossing Potter film ‘Harry Potter & The Prisoner of Azkaban‘s lifetime total of £46.1M.

This weekend the strongest hold went to ‘Moana‘ which only fell 13% in its second weekend. While that may be encouraging after its poor showing last weekend its current lifetime total of £4.80M is still behind ‘The Good Dinosaur‘s £5.12M at the same time in its theatrical run. ‘Sully: Miracle on the Hudson‘ also had a strong hold by only dropping 32% but it has been helped by an additional 32 venues.

The highest performing newcomer was ‘Office Christmas Party‘ which actually performed quite well considering the fact that recent Christmas-themed movies have been dead-on-arrival at the box-office. Opening to £1.19M (plus £288K in previews) the film out-performed ‘Bad Santa 2‘ (£799K) and ‘The Night Before‘ (£273K) and ‘Office Christmas Party‘ has the possibility to perform well over the next few weeks as Christmas approaches.

The Top 10 was rather front-loaded with the Top 4 movies earning more than £1.1M but the rest of the box-office peaking at £363K (‘Allied‘). It would seem that many movie-goers spent the weekend used this quiet weekend to catch up on older releases and not engage with the new indie counter-programming. ‘Snowden‘ under-performed by only earning £141K (£68K in previews) as well as a poor per-theatre average. Landing outside the Top 10 was Nate Parker’s critical darling ‘Birth of a Nation‘ in 13th place earning £135K (£49K in previews) from 196 venues with a per-theatre average of £689 (£441 when previews are removed).

Due to the lacklustre new releases, takings are down 23% from last weekend but still 44% up from the same weekend last year when no new releases made it into the Top 10 as distributors braced for the impending ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘. Next weekend sees ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘ arrive and it’ll surely open at No. 1 and probably stay there until 2017.


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Posted: 19th Feb 17

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