Disney’s Toy Story 3 remains king of the UK box office, recording the biggest second week of 2010.
Toy Story 3 continued to dominate the UK box office over the July 30 – Aug 1 weekend, claiming a resounding $12.9m (£8.1m) from 564 screens in its second week. The third instalment in the Disney-Pixar franchise recorded a screen average of $19,687 (£12,389) and has already amassed a cumulative UK gross of $63.2m (£39.8m).
Toy Story easily overcame new entries Karate Kid and The A-Team and once again saw off Warner Bros.’ Inception, which is still leading on the international scene. The film’s $12.9m (8.1m) total is the highest second-week take by any film at the UK box office in 2010 and makes Toy Story the third most successful animated release in UK behind Shrek 2 on $76.6m (£48.2m) and Toy Story 2 on $70.4m (£44.3m).
Entering the UK chart in second place was Sony’s action-drama The Karate Kid. Starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, The Karate Kid made $7.8m (£4.9m) from 446 screens at an average of $17,393 (£10,947). The fifth film spawned from the Karate Kid theme is a reimagining of John G Avildsen’s successful 1984 original.
Fox’s The A-Team debuted in third position at the UK box office after taking $5.7m (£3.6m) from 451 screens. Joe Carnahan’s action-adventure narrowly outdid Warner Bros’ Inception, now in its third week.
Optimum’s biopic Gainsbourg entered in eighth position, grossing $214,556 (£135,031) from 59 screens while B4U Network’s gangster-drama Once Upon A Time In Mumbai debuted in tenth position, taking $87,038 (£54,780) from 23 screens.
Last weekend the top 5 films in the UK took more than $32m (£20m) for the second week running (last week Vue enjoyed its busiest week ever with over 1.3 million admissions recorded across its 68 cinema sites) and the box office should continue to sing this weekend as new releases include 20th Century Fox’s Knight And Day, Warner Bros.’ Cats & Dogs: Revenge Of Kitty Galore and Universal’s Step Up 3-D.