UK BOX OFFICE NEWS
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.
Warner Bros’ Creed fails to deliver knockout punch but still lands solid $3.2m (£2.22m) hit on debut.
Entertainment’s The Hateful Eight posts strong $4.05m (£2.78m) debut.
Universal achieves biggest ever year for any distributor in UK as it leads the market, with Disney close behind.
Disney’s continuation of the space saga posts third straight week as UK’s number one; Paramount’s Daddy’s Home defies newcomers with an impressive hold.
Disney’s continuation of the space saga shows no sign of slowing down; Paramount’s Daddy’s Home posts strong $2.4m (£1.62m) two-day opening.
Disney’s long-awaited return of the space saga posts second biggest opening of all time and the biggest Fri-Sun weekend of all time.
Disney’s highly anticipated return of the space saga tops Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2’s long-standing record.
Paper published by European Audiovisual Observatory highlights market share drop for European films abroad.
Lionsgate’s fantasy-adventure becomes first film since Les Misérables to record four weeks at number one; Universal’s By the Sea flops with $38,000 (£24,770) from its 102 sites.
Female directors, writers and stars are hugely under-represented in the UK top 100.
Sony’s Spectre crosses £90m mark in sixth weekend, Victor Frankenstein alive - but only just.
The chain has said the film will surpass its current pre-sales record before its release on Dec 17.
Disney’s The Good Dinosaur is the week’s highest new entry with $4.4m (£2.9m) from 513 sites.
Experts predict Disney-Lucasfilm epic to reach $166m (£110m), surpassing Skyfall’s record.
Sony’s Spectre falls to second with $5.8m (£3.85m) for $128.3m (£84.6m) and has overtaken Avatar as the highest grossing IMAX release in the UK.
Sony also notch highest new entry as The Lady in the Van posts terrific $3.5m (£2.3m) from 540 sites, and becomes second distributor ever to record a 1-2-3 at the top of the chart.
Sony’s latest James Bond mission will overtake Jurassic World as the biggest UK release of 2015 today [Nov 9]; Lionsgate’s Brooklyn posts the biggest opening for an Irish film in Ireland since Michael Collins.
Latest Bond mission also takes more than Skyfall did over first seven days as records tumble.