UK BOX OFFICE NEWS
Curzon boss talks admissions, Soho venue and Netflix collaboration during Screen Exhibitors’ Forum.
Industry analyst Lucy Jones spoke about the UK box office at the Screen Exhibitors’ Forum in London.
Universal’s Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance records the biggest-ever debut for an event cinema release.
Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby will shortly become the third release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark.
Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine opened to £3.45m, while Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon posted close to £2m.
Sony’s The Magnificent Seven rides to $2.7m (£2.1m) debut from 543 sites.
Universal’s threequel scores biggest ever September opening with $10.6m (£8.11m) opening from its 641 sites.
Pedro Almodovar’s latest has scored the best result for a non-Bollywood foreign language film since French comedy Untouchable.
Paramount’s Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry, thanks to previews, while Disney’s Finding Dory hits £40m mark.
Disney’s Finding Dory becomes the second biggest release of 2016 with $51.9m (£38.86m).
Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad becomes the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark.
eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Road disappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.
Hot weather and crowded market contribute to new release struggles.
Warner Bros’ comic book adaptation scores fourth-biggest opening of the year.
Universal’s Jason Bourne shoots to series-high opening with strong confirmed $10m (£7.6m) bow.
Takings beat original 1987 release and 2007 re-release combined.
Roald Dahl adaptation scores Steven Spielberg’s third-biggest three-day opening weekend.
EXCLUSIVE: Maastricht Concert took more than £1.4m at UK box office over weekend.
Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets becomes the biggest animation of 2016 to date.
Warner Bros’ The Legend Of Tarzan is the week’s highest new entry with $4.57m (£3.55m) from its 507 sites.
Fox’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie scores excellent non-final $5.4m (£4.03m) debut to chart second.
Fox’s Independence Day: Resurgence has to settle for second with non-final $6.7m (£5.05m) debut from its 611 sites.
James Wan horror lands top while Universal’s The Secret Life Of Pets scores biggest ever Saturday/Sunday preview haul for an original animation.
Warner Bros’ adaptation falls only 20% as it climbs up two places to dethrone Universal’s Warcraft at number one.
Previews push Universal’s video game adaptation to the top spot with non-final $5.23m (£3.62m) bow.
Danny Boyle horror staged over a two-month run.
Phoenix Productions is boosting foreign-language box office in the UK as Polish films deliver strong figures in the market.
Disney’s Alice sequel has to settle for second with $3.3m (£2.23m) debut; Curzon Artificial Eye’s Love & Friendship enjoys excellent $381,000 (£261,330) bow from 80 sites.
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie falls only 7% in its second weekend to reach $6.7m (£4.6m) to date.
Sony’s The Angry Birds Movie flies in with $3.1m (£2.15m), while Disney’s The Jungle Book becomes biggest film of 2016.
Whole market suffers due to the good weather, but Disney retains the top two spots for second week in a row.
It’s another Disney one-two at the top as The Jungle Book posts impressive $8.4m (£5.7m) third weekend for $49m (£33.2m) to date.
Disney’s live-action remake drops only 19% for a huge $11.7m (£8.1m) second weekend.
It’s a Disney one-two at the top as Zootropolis holds on to second spot and crosses £20m.
Disney’s Zootropolis leads Fri-Sun weekend with $3.35m (£2.36m) after only a 14% drop in its third weekend.
Lionsgate’s Eddie The Eagle posts seven-day $4m (£2.83m) debut from its 572 sites.
Warner Bros’ epic battle achieves biggest ever Fri-Sun result for a superhero film.
Kubrick classic staged over 24 nights.
Paramount’s 10 Cloverfield Lane lands second with $2.3m (£1.6m) from its 488 sites.
UK-filmed features generated more than $9.4 billion at the global box office in 2015.
eOne’s The Divergent Series: Allegiant posts disappointing non-final $2.6m (£1.83m) debut, including previews, from 528 sites.
Fox’s Kung Fu Panda 3 previews strongly; Universal’s Hail, Caesar! opens with $2.2m (£1.52m); eOne’s Spotlight receives a post-Oscar boost of 69%.
Following a record-breaking 2015, Screen spoke to the industry about maintaining momentum and adding variety.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest feature fails to dethrone Fox’s foul-mouthed superhero.
Warner Bros’ How To Be Single is the week’s highest new entry with a healthy $2.7m (£1.88m) debut from its 433 sites.
The Ryan Reynolds-starring superhero film smashed the year’s previous highest opener The Revenant.
Universal comedy Dad’s Army leads Fri-Sun with $3m (£2.07m) from 585 sites.
Lionsgate’s Dirty Grandpa is the week’s highest new entry with seven-day $2.9m (£2.05m) debut, while eOne’s Spotlight posts the highest Fri-Sun site average of the top ten.
Overall admissions were up 9%, but production spend on UK domestic titles was down 7% in 2015.
Universal’s Ride Along 2 is the week’s highest new entry with $3m (£2.13m) from 418 sites to chart second.