UK BOX OFFICE NEWS
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.
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).
Paramount’s sci-fi sequel dethrones Iron Man 3 with $12.9m (£8.4m) opening, including previews.
Disney’s behemoth adds $9.8m (£6.3m) to retain top spot and is already the year’s second biggest performer; Fox’s The Croods crosses £25m.
The latest Marvel outing debuts to an impressive $21.3m (£13.7m) through Disney to dethrone Olympus Has Fallen.
Lionsgate’s action-thriller debuts top with preview-boosted $3.4m (£2.2m); StudioCanal’s Evil Dead scares up $2.1m (£1.4m) to chart third.
Universal’s sci-fi scores $7.6m (£4.95m) debut, including previews, to knock The Croods off the top spot.
Fox’s 3D animation holds onto top spot for third consecutive weekend; Vertigo’s Spring Breakers debuts with $528,000 (£345,153) from 181 sites.
Fox’s 3D animation records second consecutive week as UK’s number one, crossing £10m in the process; Paramount’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation debuts to $4.2m (£2.8m), including previews.
Fox’s 3D animation debuts top with a confirmed $8.3m (£5.4m), including previews; Warner Bros’ Jack the Giant Slayer opens with $2.4m (£1.6m) to chart second.
Disney’s 3D prequel records second consecutive week as number one and climbs to $11.6m (£7.7m) to date.
Disney’s 3D prequel scores $5.5m (£3.7m) debut to comfortably land at number one.
Paramount’s 3D action horror records $2.3m (£1.5m) debut, including previews, to topple Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph.
Fox’s latest instalment in the action franchise unseats Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph with a $7m (£4.6m) debut, including previews.
Disney’s 3D animation dethrones Les Misérables after four weeks at the UK’s summit; StudioCanal’s I Give It A Year impresses with $2.4m (£1.5m) debut in third.
Universal’s musical crosses the £30m mark in its fourth weekend, retaining top spot in the process; Flight soars to a $2.2m (£1.4m) debut as the week’s highest new entry.
Universal’s musical grosses $6.3m (£4m) on its third weekend to retain top spot; Fox’s Lincoln records best debut of newcomers at $2.8m (£1.7m).
Sony’s Django Unchained failed to take down Universal’s musical epic, which recorded a second straight week at number one.