UK BOX OFFICE NEWS
Warner Bros’ animation stays top for third straight week; Non-Stop records second best-ever UK bow for StudioCanal; Universal’s The Wolf of Wall Street becomes UK’s highest grossing 18-rated film.
Warner Bros’ animation crosses £20m as it stays top of the chart; Artificial Eye’s event release of Nymphomaniac grosses $237,000 (£142,922) from 74 sites for Lars von Trier’s best-ever UK bow.
Warner Bros’ animation debuts top with the year’s biggest debut so far; Fox’s The Monuments Men starts off UK run with non-final $2.7m (£1.6m) in second.
Fox’s 3D animation records $6.4m (£3.9m) debut, including previews, to dethrone The Wolf of Wall Street; StudioCanal’s RoboCop arrives with strong $4m (£2.41m) bow in second.
StudioCanal’s reboot delivers strongest overall buzz, but eOne’s Dallas Buyers Club leads intent to view.
Universal’s biopic retains lead for third straight week, becoming Martin Scorsese’s best-ever UK performer in the process; Warner Bros’ Gravity to cross £30m in coming days.
Universal’s biopic falls just 23% as it adds $5.9m (£3.6m) to lead chart for second straight week; eOne’s 12 Years a Slave crosses £10m mark.
Martin Scorsese’s biopic tops Way To Blue’s buzz chart.
Universal’s biopic records Martin Scorsese’s best-ever UK debut to land top of the box office; eOne’s 12 Years a Slave expands to 386 sites and adds $5m (£3.06m) for $11.7m (£7.12m).
Final year tally of 165.5m is the lowest since 2008.
eOne’s awards contender posts excellent $4.1m (£2.5m) debut from 207 sites to dethrone American Hustle.
Entertainment’s drama posts $5.7m (£3.5m) as it expands nationwide to top chart, including previews; Warner Bros’ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leads Fri-Sun weekend with $5.2m (£3.2m); Disney’s Frozen crosses £30m mark.
Admissions also tracking to be down on 2012’s 172.5m; eOne leads the independent sector for second straight year, also topping Paramount and Sony.
Gravity and The Hobbit help generate box office revenues of more than $320m (£194m) in the UK.
Warner Bros’ fantasy sequel adds $8.7m (£5.35m) to stay top of UK chart; Paramount’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continue bows with $7.4m (£4.54m), including previews.
Warner Bros’ fantasy sequel dominates with $15.1m (£9.3m) debut; Disney’s Frozen falls just 10% in second weekend.
Disney’s animation debuts top with $7.7m (£4.7m); Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surpasses The Hunger Games’ final UK result.
Lionsgate’s sequel takes $9m (£5.5m) to hold onto the top spot for the second consecutive week; Fox’s Philomena becomes Stephen Frears’ best-ever UK performer at $16.1m (£9.8m).
Lionsgate’s highly anticipated sequel scores excellent debut of $19.8m (£12.2m) to mark the distributor’s biggest ever opening.
Warner Bros’ sci-fi records second consecutive week at number one with a strong $7.7m (£4.8m); Fox’s The Counsellor is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£815,051).
Warner Bros’ sci-fi soars to a stunning $9.9m (£6.2m) debut, including previews, from its 543 sites; StudioCanal sets second best year ever at the UK box office as Rush crosses £10m.
Disney’s latest Marvel outing records $13.8m (£8.65m) debut, including previews, to dominate the UK chart; Fox’s Philomena posts Stephen Frears’ best-ever UK opening at $2.4m (£1.5m).
Entertainment One (eOne) has become only the second UK independent distributor ever to accumulate more than £100m ($160.5m) at the UK box office in a calendar year.
Sony’s sequel records $5.9m (£3.66m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Fox’s Turbo; Captain Phillips tops Fri-Sun weekend for second consecutive week with $3m (£2.44m).
Fox’s animation takes top spot with $6.3m (£3.9m), including previews; Captain Phillips wins Fri-Sun weekend, charting second overall with $5.6m (£3.48m) for Sony’s biggest opening of 2013.
Event Cinema (formerly known as alternative content) could account for 3% of the worldwide box office by 2017, according to experts at an all day networking event dedicated to the sector.
eOne’s drama takes $1.6m (£968,990) to retain top spot for third straight week, crossing the £5m mark in the process; Fox’s Turbo posts previews of $2.2m (£1.4m).
eOne’s drama records minimal drop to hold off newcomers with $1.8m (£1.1m) second weekend; Lionsgate’s Filth takes strong $1.4m (£842,167) as it expands to the rest of the UK.
eOne’s drama records $2.2m (£1.4m) debut from 401 sites; Warner Bros’ Blue Jasmine scores Woody Allen’s best-ever UK debut with $1.3m (£832,000); Lionsgate’s Filth scores debut of just under $400,000 (£250,000) in Scotland.
StudioCanal’s F1 biopic overtakes Insidious: Chapter 2 with $2.1m (£1.34m) second weekend; Diana draws $1m (£623k) on debut.
eOne’s sequel scares up strong $4.6m (£2.9m) from its 414 sites to land the number one spot; StudioCanal’s Rush takes $3.3m (£2.1m) from the distributor’s widest-ever UK release of 456 sites.
Universal’s romantic comedy scores $2.76m (£1.76m), including previews, to dethrone One Direction; eOne’s Riddick records $2.2m (£1.4m) debut, including previews, to land second.
Sony score second number one in as many weeks as One Direction: This is Us debuts with $5.5m (£3.5m), including previews.
Sony’s sci-fi debuts at number one with $4.8m (£3.13m), including previews; Warner Bros’ We’re The Millers grosses $2.9m (£1.85m) over the four-day weekend to chart second.
Universal’s sequel scores $3.9m (£2.48m) debut, including previews, to land the top spot; Disney’s Planes leads the Fri-Sun weekend with $2.7m (£1.7m).
The first big screen outing for Alan Partridge tops chart with $3.37m (£2.18m), including previews, through StudioCanal; Sony’s Grown Ups 2 leads Fri-Sun weekend; Universal’s Despicable Me 2 becomes 2013’s highest grosser.
Alan Partridge’s first big screen outing records $1.2m (£741,254) from its 402 sites over two days of previews through StudioCanal.
Sony’s 3D sequel scores $4.9m (£3.2m) debut, including previews, to lead busy field of new releases; Warner Bros’ The Conjuring leads Fri-Sun weekend; eOne’s Now You See Me crosses £10m mark.
Fox’s 3D sequel scores chart-topping $7.2m (£4.7m) debut, while Disney’s Monsters University crosses £15m mark.
Disney’s animated prequel adds $4.3m (£2.8m) for a second straight week at number one; Universal’s The World’s End suffers from the heat, debuting with $3.2m (£2.1m).
Disney’s animated prequel scores $5.2m (£3.45m) debut to dethrone Despicable Me 2; Warner Bros’ Pacific Rim opens with $3.3m (£2.19m).
Universal’s animated sequel adds $5.9m (£3.99m) for impressive $34.1m (£22.9m) to date; eOne’s Now You See Me debuts strongly with $4.3m (£2.9m).
Universal’s animated sequel scores outstanding $22.6m (£14.9m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Man of Steel.
Warner Bros’ 3D reboot retains top spot for second consecutive week, despite stiff competition from World War Z.
Warner Bros’ 3D reboot scores $17.6m (£11.2m) debut for 2013’s second biggest three-day weekend.
Sony’s sci-fi starring Will Smith and Jaden Smith scores $3.5m (£2.25m) debut to dethrone The Hangover Part III; eOne’s Behind the Candelabra debuts with $797,000 (£512,604) from 131 sites.
Following the disappointing launch of Sony’s sci-fi in North America, the weekend ahead will reveal whether Will Smith has retained his lustre at the international box office.
Warner Bros’ The Hangover Part III adds $4.4m (£2.9m) to secure second straight week at number one.
Warner Bros’ threequel tops UK box office with $9m (£5.9m) debut, including previews.
Sixth instalment in the racing action franchise scores Universal’s biggest-ever three-day opening weekend at $13.2m (£8.7m).