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UK BOX OFFICE NEWS

War For The Planet of The Apes

UK box office: 'Apes' lands top with $9.4m debut

17-Jul-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s The Beguiled records Sofia Coppola’s second best UK opening.

War For The Planet of The Apes

'War For The Planet Of The Apes' to open in 64 territories

13-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

Ilumination-Universal’s Despicable Me 3 crosses $520m worldwide.

Spider-man homecoming

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' swings to $12.1m UK debut

10-Jul-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Despicable Me 3 nears £20m after ten days in play.

Spider-man

'Spider-Man: Homecoming' earns $25.3m from international debuts

7-Jul-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JULY 7 UPDATE: Web-slinger takes $10.4m in South Korea; $3.4m in UK previews; franchise record $4m in Australia.

Despicable Me

UK box office: 'Despicable Me 3' enjoys huge opening

3-Jul-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s Baby Driver scores Edgar Wright’s second biggest UK debut.

Transformers: The Last Knight

UK box office: 'Transformers 5' has lowest opening of the series

26-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s sequel tops chart, but non-final $5.86m (£4.6m) debut is well down on previous instalments.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' records hat-trick

19-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Overall market suffers big drops due to the hot weather.

The Mummy

'The Mummy' closes on $300m worldwide (update)

18-Jun-2017 | By

JUNE 19 UPDATE: Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ release rules international on $53m; Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 hits $500m international.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' fights off 'The Mummy'

12-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s reboot has to settle for second as Warner Bros’ latest DC outing retains lead.

Wonder Woman

'Wonder Woman' lassoes $122.5m in international debut (update)

5-Jun-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

JUNE 5 UPDATE: Director Patty Jenkins, star Gal Gadot drive strong launches in 55 markets; Disney crosses $2bn at international box office; Pirates 5 hits $500m.

Wonder Woman

UK box office: 'Wonder Woman' posts chart-topping debut

5-Jun-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Baywatch lands second with seven-day $5.96m (£4.63m) total.

Pirates Of The Caribbean Salazars Revenge

UK box office: 'Pirates Of The Caribbean 5' opens top but plunders less bounty

30-May-2017 | By Screen staff

Latest entry in Disney franchise fails to live up to predecessors, despite opening at number one.

King Arthur

UK box office: 'King Arthur' slices to $3.2m debut

22-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s Alien: Covenant leads Fri-Sun weekend; Disney’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 tops market on Saturday and Sunday.

Alien: Covenant

UK box office: 'Alien: Covenant' scares off 'Guardians 2'

15-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s horror scares up $6.6m (£5.1m); Disney’s latest Marvel offering becomes third 2017 release to hit £30m.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

UK box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' retains lead

8-May-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Studiocanal’s Mindhorn delivers second strongest site average of the week; Universal’s Get Out hits £10m.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2

UK box office: 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2' posts huge debut

2-May-2017 | By Screen staff

Fast And The Furious 8 drops to second; Lady Macbeth opens in 12th.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' becomes biggest musical ever in UK

24-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fast & Furious 8 remains top in the UK; Their Finest opens fourth.

Fast And Furious 8

UK box office: 'Fast & Furious 8' races to top of chart

18-Apr-2017 | By Screen staff

Universal’s franchise triumphs again with $17.8m debut for latest entry.

Fast And Furious 8

Will 'The Fate Of The Furious' score a $400m global bow?

11-Apr-2017 | By

Latest episode in Universal’s blockbuster franchise roars into 63 territories over next four days.

Boss Baby 3

UK box office: 'The Boss Baby' posts chart-topping $9.9m bow

10-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Beauty And The Beast becomes 14th-biggest film of all time.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' powers Disney past $1bn in 2017 (update)

9-Apr-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

APRIL 12 UPDATE: Tentpole surges to $993.2m worldwide, will cross $1bn on Wednesday.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' crosses £50m mark

3-Apr-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Boss Baby bosses previews; Power Rangers powers down; Free Fire off target.

Beauty and the beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' nears £40m

27-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s live-action remake scores third-biggest second weekend ever with $15.5m (£12.3m).

Beauty And The Beast

UK box office: 'Beauty And The Beast' waltzes to record $24.5m

20-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney remake enjoys fifth-biggest Fri-Sun opening ever; Elle heads towards 2017 milestone.

Beauty and the beast

'Beauty And The Beast' hits $400m worldwide (update)

20-Mar-2017 | By Elbert Wyche

MARCH 21 UPDATE: The live-action family tentpole crossed the milestone on Tuesday.

Kong: Skull Island

UK box office: 'Kong: Skull Island' topples 'Logan'

13-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot lands with $7.6m (£6.22m); Elle posts strong site average.

Logan

UK box office: 'Logan' posts big opening as 'Moonlight' gets Oscar boost

6-Mar-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s latest X-Men offering scores second biggest debut of the franchise with non-final $11.6m (£9.43m).

The LEGO Batman Movie

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' records hat-trick

27-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker crosses £20m mark in third weekend.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' builds as 'Moonlight' shines

20-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ John Wick: Chapter 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $2.78m (£2.23m) opening; Moonlight posts strong site average.

Lego Batman

UK box office: 'Lego Batman' whips 'Fifty Shades' to debut top

13-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Fifty Shades Darker leads Fri-Sun with second-biggest 18-rated debut of all time.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' retains UK lead

6-Feb-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

La La Land becomes Lionsgate’s fourth highest-grossing release of all time.

Sing

UK box office: 'Sing' scores show-stopping $13.1m debut

30-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s T2 Trainspotting records third biggest Fri-Sun opening for an 18-rated film with non-final $6.4m (£5.1m) debut.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' retains top spot as it nears £15m

23-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Sing records biggest-ever previews for an original animation with $5.21m (£4.19m).

La La Land

'La La Land' crosses £10m, expands to 650 sites in UK

20-Jan-2017 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Lionsgate musical added an impressive £4m in four weekdays.

La La Land

UK box office: 'La La Land' dances to Lionsgate's fourth-biggest UK opening

16-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Awards contender scores impressive $7.9m (£6.58m) bow from distributor’s widest-ever release at 606 sites.

Assassins Creed

UK box office: 'Assassin's Creed' debuts top but 'Rogue One' leads Fri-Sun

9-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s video game adaptation lands with eight-day $6.42m (£5.29m) opening as Disney’s spin-off nears £60m.

Rogue One

UK box office hits record high in 2016

6-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney enjoys the biggest-ever year for any distributor of all time with $370.3m (£300.7m).

UK box office: 'Rogue One' becomes biggest release of 2016

3-Jan-2017 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off overtakes Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts on final day of the year.

UK box office: 'Rogue One' records biggest opening of 2016

19-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s Star Wars spin-off achieves second-highest December opening of all time behind The Force Awakens.

UK box office: 'Fantastic Beasts' retains lead for fourth straight week

12-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off up to $53.2m (£42.3m); eOne’s Office Christmas Party lands with five-day $1.5m (£1.19m) debut.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

UK box office: 'Beasts' records hat-trick and sets Warner Bros record

5-Dec-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Harry Potter spin-off is now the fifth-biggest release of 2016 with $48m (£37.76m).

'Fantastic Beasts' crosses £30m in the UK (update)

28-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records huge $11.06m (£8.9m) second weekend for $38.3m (£30.79m) to date.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

'Fantastic Beasts' posts biggest UK bow of 2016

21-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ Harry Potter spin-off records the biggest opening of the year to date with confirmed $19.1m (£15.33m).

Rieu

André Rieu concert event breaks single day UK record...again

21-Nov-2016 | By

EXCLUSIVE: Christmas With André scores £1.2m from 480 cinemas in the UK and Ireland.

Arrival

'Arrival' lands top of the UK box office

14-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s critically acclaimed sci-fi achieves director Denis Villeneuve’s best-ever UK opening.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' retains UK box office lead

7-Nov-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ The Accountant is the week’s highest new entry with $2m (£1.61m) debut from 497 sites.

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' tops 'Trolls' at UK box office

31-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel offering posts fifth-biggest opening for the brand in the UK with six-day bow of $11.24m (£9.23m).

Trolls

UK box office: 'Trolls' sings to top spot as 'I, Daniel Blake' sets Loach record

24-Oct-2016 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s Jack Reacher: Never Go Back shoots to non-final $3.28m (£2.68m) bow from 518 sites.

Curzon boss warns of global admissions drop

21-Oct-2016 | By

Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie

'UK industry thriving as a whole', says ComScore analyst

20-Oct-2016 | By

Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.

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