UK BOX OFFICE NEWS
Sony’s sequel garners most buzz and intent-to-view.
Disney’s latest Marvel outing leapfrogs Rio 2 with $3m (£1.78m); Lionsgate’s The Quiet Ones posts non-final $1.1m (£681,305) debut for week’s highest new entry; eOne’s Calvary records third best opening of year in Ireland.
Fox’s sequel leads the way thanks to preview-boosted $4.8m (£2.9m) debut; Disney’s Winter Soldier heads up Fri-Sun weekend; Fox’s Grand Budapest Hotel becomes Wes Anderson’s best-ever UK performer.
Disney’s latest superhero outing posts $10.1m (£6.04m) bow, including previews, to lead the way ahead of stablemate Muppets Most Wanted.
Fox’s comedy drama climbs to number one in its third weekend of release.
eOne’s video game adaptation clocks non-final $3.3m (£2m) to dethrone 300: Rise of an Empire; StudioCanal’s Under the Skin posts strong UK bow of $396,000 (£238,203) from just 47 sites.
Warner Bros’ sequel scores $4.6m (£2.8m) debut to top UK chart; Fox’s The Grand Budapest Hotel records Wes Anderson’s best-ever UK bow.
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.