UK Weekend Box-Office (Nov 11th – Nov 13th)

With ‘Arrival‘ being the only new wide release this weekend, it managed to snap up the No. 1 spot facing tight competition from the holdover; ‘Doctor Strange‘.  All this and…not much more happened last weekend at the U.K. Box-Office.


#1
5-arrivalArrival (12A)
Weekend Gross: £2,534,145
No. of Movie Theatres: 561
Per-Theatre Average: £4,517
Week of Release: 1st
Total U.K. Gross: £2,534,145

 

 

 

 


#2
13-doctor-strangeDoctor Strange (12A)
Weekend Gross: £2,357,072
No. of Movie Theatres: 564
Per-Theatre Average: £4,179
Week of Release: 3rd
Total U.K. Gross: £19,183,914

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#3
12-trollsTrolls (U)
Weekend Gross: £1,840,583
No. of Movie Theatres: 588
Per-Theatre Average: £3,130
Week of Release: 4th
Total U.K. Gross: £19,534,755

 

 

 

 


#4
2-the-accountantThe Accountant (15)
Weekend Gross: £1,020,899
No. of Movie Theatres: 516
Per-Theatre Average: £1,979
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £3,622,284

 

 

 

 


#5
4-a-street-cat-named-bobA Streetcat Named Bob (12A)
Weekend Gross: £864,433
No. of Movie Theatres: 477
Per-Theatre Average: £1,812
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £2,597,499

 

 

 

 


#6
3-nocturnal-animalsNocturnal Animals (12A)
Weekend Gross: £611,086
No. of Movie Theatres: 352
Per-Theatre Average: £1,736
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £1,902,718

 

 

 

 


#7
1-girl-on-the-trainThe Girl on the Train (15)
Weekend Gross: £473,917
No. of Movie Theatres: 408
Per-Theatre Average: £1,161
Week of Release: 6th
Total U.K. Gross: £22,594,655

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#8
6-storksStorks (U)
Weekend Gross: £343,898
No. of Movie Theatres: 520
Per-Theatre Average: £661
Week of Release: 5th
Total U.K. Gross: £6,249,343

 

 

 

 


#9
8-jack-reacher-never-go-backJack Reacher: Never Go Back (12A)
Weekend Gross: £332,487
No. of Movie Theatres: 369
Per-Theatre Average: £901
Week of Release: 4th
Total U.K. Gross: £7,551,630

 

 

 

 


#10
1-the-light-between-oceanThe Light Between Oceans (12A)
Weekend Gross: £224,581
No. of Movie Theatres: 430
Per-Theatre Average: £522
Week of Release: 2nd
Total U.K. Gross: £1,376,298

 

 

 

 


Because ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ opens next week and is expected to become one of the biggest U.K. hits of the year, distributors stayed relatively quiet as they didn’t want their new releases to only have a week-long run. But that didn’t stop Paramount Pictures from rolling the dice on ‘Arrival‘ which probably won’t have strong box-office legs but still managed a strong opening of £2.53M. That’s the biggest opening for a film from director Denis Villeneuve as ‘Sicario‘ opened last year with £1.60M and ‘Prisoners‘ in 2013 with £1.37M. While ‘Arrival‘ does have a bigger budget than both films, it still cost less than $50M so this is a strong result for a U.K. opening.

Since ‘Arrival‘ was the only movie to open in more than 100 venues (‘American Pastoral‘ opened in 18th place on 82 screens with a rather dismal £56K) it was a decent opportunity for movie-goers to catch up on older releases. For example ‘Doctor Strange‘ only dropped 31%, ‘Trolls‘ dropped 8%, ‘The Accountant‘ dropped 36%, ‘A Street Cat Named Bob‘ dropped 11%, ‘Nocturnal Animals‘ dropped 12%, ‘The Girl on the Train‘ dropped 23%, ‘Storks‘ dropped 5%, ‘Jack Reacher: Never Go Back‘ dropped 41% and ‘The Light Between Oceans‘ actually had quite a significant drop of 69%, though its opening last weekend accounted for three extra days of previews.

Amy Adams is doing very well thanks to ‘Arrival‘ and ‘Nocturnal Animals‘ being films that can make an impact at multiplexes and indie venues. Also, ‘Doctor Strange‘ and ‘Trolls‘ will definitely pass the £20M mark making them the 14th and 15th films of 2016 to do so.

Due to the arrival of ‘Arrival‘ and strong holdover performances, takings only went down 7% from last weekend but down 23% from the same weekend last year when ‘The Lady in the Van‘ was the biggest new release. Next weekend, the only wide release will be the hugely anticipated ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them‘ which will surely dominate and do incredibly strong business for a whole month before the release of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story‘.


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Posted In: 2016 UK Box-Office

Author: Trilbee

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Posted: 28th Jan 17

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