UK Weekend Box Office (Oct 30th – Nov 1st)

007 returns and smashes almost every U.K. box-office record known to man. All this and more happened at the UK box-office last weekend.


#1
13 - SpectreSpectre (12A)
Weekend Gross: £41,299,090
No. of Movie Theatres: 651
Per-Theatre Average: £63,439
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £41,299,090

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#2
8 - Hotel TransylvaniaHotel Transylvania 2 (U)
Weekend Gross: £2,417,940
No. of Movie Theatres: 589
Per-Theatre Average: £4,105
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £16,027,267

 

 

 

 


#3
9 - PanPan (PG)
Weekend Gross: £790,332
No. of Movie Theatres: 5o1
Per-Theatre Average: £1,578
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £7,165,126
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#4
12 - Paranormal Activity The Ghost DimensionParanormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (15)
Weekend Gross: £704,814
No. of Movie Theatres: 413
Per-Theatre Average: £1,707
Week of Release: 2nd
Total UK Gross: £2,957,877
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#5
7 - SuffragettesSuffragette (12A)
Weekend Gross: £594,930
No. of Movie Theatres: 441
Per-Theatre Average: £1,349
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £7,447,800
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#6
12 - The MartianThe Martian (12A)
Weekend Gross: £590,743
No. of Movie Theatres: 448
Per-Theatre Average: £1,319
Week of Release: 5th
Total UK Gross: £21,797,926
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#7
11 - The Last Witch HunterThe Last Witch Hunter (12A)
Weekend Gross: £388,484
No. of Movie Theatres: 369
Per-Theatre Average: £1,053
Week of Release: 2nd
Total UK Gross: £2,179,554
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#8
MET_TannhauserTannhauser – Met Opera
Weekend Gross: £162,876
No. of Movie Theatres: 162
Per-Theatre Average: £1,005
Week of Release: 1st
Total UK Gross: £162,876

 

 

 

 


#9
13 - Inside OutInside Out (U)
Weekend Gross: £156,456
No. of Movie Theatres: 370
Per-Theatre Average: £423
Week of Release: 15th
Total UK Gross: £38,911,159
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#10
6 - Crimson PeakCrimson Peak (15)
Weekend Gross: £153,312
No. of Movie Theatres: 274
Per-Theatre Average: £560
Week of Release: 3rd
Total UK Gross: £2,335,449
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Well, you’ve seen all the headlines and it would seem that ‘Spectre‘ is a MONSTER hit. With a seven-day total of £41.3M, ‘Spectre‘ SMASHED the previous seven-day record set 11 years ago by ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban‘ with £23.88M. The reason that the record remained unbeaten since 2004 was because the movie was released on a Monday during the May half-term holiday meaning that family audiences could watch the movie with relatively little scheduling hassle all day all week. ‘Spectre‘ repeated that trick by releasing on a Monday for the October half-term.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ‘Spectre‘ earned £21.32M and due to it opening before the Friday its three-day weekend of just under £20M wasn’t able to topple ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘s opening of £23.75M from July 2011. It’s also just a hair below ‘Skyfall‘s opening from October 2012 with £20.18M.

Due to different opening days, comparisons are hard to make. But ‘Skyfall‘, in its first seven days, made £37.33M, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2‘ made £35.75M and even ‘Jurassic World‘ from earlier this year managed £27.38M in seven days. Will ‘Spectre‘ match ‘Skyfall‘s total haul of £103M (the only film to ever make over £100M in the U.K.)? It’s hard to say because while ‘Spectre‘ is already 40% there after seven days, it would still need to quintuple its debut weekend and that is rare, even on the blockbuster scene. In 2012, the stars were alligned for 007 as it was the 50th anniversary of the franchise, Bond’s cameo at the 2012 Olympics propelled public awareness and due to the sporting event there was a massive sense of patriotism for the Brits. ‘Spectre‘ also has not been as well received through word-of-mouth so that might prevent it from topping ‘Skyfall‘s mammoth final total.

With half-term, the family movies did propel way up the charts with ‘Hotel Transylvania 2‘ actually doing 7% better than last weekend, ‘Pan‘ shooting up the charts and ‘Inside Out‘ actually re-joining the Top 10 despite being released for FIFTEEN WEEKS!! ‘Spectre‘ and ‘Hotel Transylvania 2‘ are both distributed by Sony so they’re clearly happy about their U.K. haul this past weekend as the animated sequel looks set to double the original film’s haul of £8.31M.

Pan‘, despite being a flop overseas has actually performed rather well in the U.K. by comparison. It’s made $32M in the U.S. so a £3.2M total in the U.K. is expected, but the live-action fairytale prequel has made more than double that.

With ‘Spectre‘ having the widest U.K. release of all time, the box-office negative impact to all the other films was massive as multiplexes devoted screens to the 00-agent. As a result, everything other than the aforementioned ‘Hotel Transylvania 2‘, ‘Pan‘ and ‘Inside Out‘ dropped more than 50% with ‘Crimson Peak‘ suffering the most with a drop of 69.1% and ‘The Last Witch Hunter‘ with 68.5%. Even public-darling ‘The Martian‘ dropped four places from last weekend. However, 20th Century Fox must be happy with the movie’s current £21.79M haul as it has actually out-performed Christopher Nolan’s ‘Interstellar‘s total of £20.71M, especially since the latter movie had much higher expectations. Matt Damon’s current U.K. highest performer is ‘The Bourne Ultimatum‘ with WOULD have been met or exceeded by ‘The Martian‘ if ‘Spectre‘ didn’t show up to nap up all the movie screens.

As for the U.K’s current box-office prospects, thanks to ‘Spectre‘ this is the biggest weekend in U.K. box-office history…but that also included ‘Spectre‘s Monday-to-Thursday total so it doesn’t really count. However, this is actually the quickest that the U.K. and Ireland have grossed £1BN during the Calender Year. It’s the seventh time this has happened in the U.K. and the previous record-holder was in 2012 where total grosses exceeded £1BM by November 10th. Last year it was on November 23rd and this year it happened on October 27th. With a new “Hunger Games” and a new “Star Wars” movie on the horizon, there is still a lot of money to be made at the U.K. box-office.

Thanks to ‘Spectre‘s unfair seven-day total, takings are up 309% from last weekend and 329% up from the same weekend last year where ‘Ouiji‘ and ‘Nightcrawler‘ opened. Expect ‘Spectre‘ to top the box-office again next weekend as competition is rather weak from ‘Burnt‘, ‘Kill Your Friends‘, ‘Brooklyn‘ and ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse‘. ‘He Named Me Malala‘ should perform very well at arthouse chains.


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Posted: 5th Nov 15

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