UK TOP FIVE
|Rank||Film / Distributor||Three-day gross (July 6-8)||Running gross||Week|
|1||’Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ (Universal)||£1.3m||£36.8m||5|
|2||‘The First Purge (Universal)||£1.2m||£1.8m||1|
|3||‘Ocean’s 8’ (Warner Bros)||£837,259||£8.5m||2|
|4||’Sicario: Day Of The Soldado’ (Lionsgate UK)||£321,981||£1.5m||2|
|5||‘Tag’ (Warner Bros)||£250,623||£1.1m||2|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.33
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stayed top of the UK box office for the fifth weekend. The film dropped a fairly slim 34% with £1.3m, taking it to £36.8m to date.
The First Purge, the fourth entry in the US dystopian franchise, opened to £1.2m from 483 sites for an average of £2,396. Including previews of £618,396 the film’s total so far is £1.8m.
Considering the challenges, that’s a pretty good opening for the film, measuring up to the UK openings of the previous three entries: The Purge (£1m), The Purge: Anarchy (£1.2m); and The Purge: Election Year (£807,803). Respectively, those films ended on £3.4m, £4.6m and £2.3m, meaning The First Purge should comfortably slot into the £2-3m range.
This weekend, the film was one of only two new entries in the UK Top 10 (the other being Picturehouse’s event cinema release of Beatles Yellow Submarine in tenth).
All-female heist comedy Ocean’s 8 dropped one place to third this weekend, dropping 35% with £837,259. The film now sits on £8.5m to date, still some way off the franchise’s previous lowest-grossing entry, Ocean’s Twelve, which took £12.6m in the UK in 2005.
Tag also dropped one place in the chart, sitting fifth after dropping 47% in its second weekend. The comedy added £250,623 for £1.1m to date.
In its second weekend, Sicario 2: Soldado fell 51% with £321,981. The film’s running total is now £1.5m, leaving it a fair way off the original’s UK total of £5m.
US sports comedy Uncle Drew, about a basketball tournament in Harlem, opened to £151,337 from 275 cinemas for a site average of £550. The film has grossed $30m to date in the US.
The Happy Prince added £34,681 in its fourth weekend, taking it to £651,731 to date, while documentary McQueen is up to £550,923 after adding £9,616 in its fifth weekend.
In its second weekend, Baltasar Kormákur’s Adrift fell 43% with £229,682 for £978,350 to date.
Family comedy Patrick fell a slim 25% in its second weekend, adding £230,000. Running total is now £725,000.
Elsewhere, Solo: A Star Wars story added £90,000 for £19.3m to date, and Avengers: Infinity War is up to £70.7m after adding £43,000.
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Bollywood release Sanju added £221,000 in its second weekend, a drop of 51%. The film now sits on £938,000.
Now in its eight week on release, Deadpool 2 is up to £32.3m. That’s now less than £6m behind the original, which took £38.1m in 2016.
The Greatest Showman has now been on release in the UK for 28 weeks and is up to £46.9m.
A one-day eventised re-release of Beatles movie Yellow Submarine, marking the film’s 50th anniversary, took an impressive £163,155 from 72 locations for a hefty £2,235 screen average. The film will play on general release from Friday and a sing-a-long version is set for August 3rd.
Kevin Macdonald’s feature documentary Whitney, about the late singer Whitney Houston, debuted in the UK with £115,000 from 227 cinemas (with a few left to report), for an average of £507. With previews, the film is up to £143,000.
That eclipses Nick Broomfield’s Whitney Houston biopic Whitney “Can I be Me”, which opened to £94,613 in June 2016, though in less than half the number of sites.
Altitude previously released music biopic Amy, which started with £523,192 and ended on £3.8m. A recent theatrical music documentary compariosn would be Grace Jones: Bloodlight And Bami, which opened with £96,621 in the UK in October 2017.
Now in its ninth week, the family-friendly Sherlock Gnomes is up to £8.6m after adding £95,000.
Book Club has crossed £4m in the UK after adding £18,000 this weekend.
Oliver Parker’s synchronised swimming comedy Swimming With Men, starring Rob Brydon, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival earlier this month, opened in the UK with a soft £59,301 from 136 sites for an average of £436. With previews, the film is up to £70,736 in its UK run so far.
With sites left to report, The Bookshop is up to £156,191 after adding £30,074 this weekend, while Overboard is on £89,715 after adding £13,659.
Family adventure comedy Show Dogs added £42,677 from 351 sites this weekend and is up to £3.1m in the UK.
Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace added £36,000 in its second weekend, a slim drop of 29%. It now sits on a decent-looking £146,000 to date.
Mary Shelley, Haifaa Al-Mansour’s biopic of the 19th century England novelist starring Elle Fanning, opened in the UK with a soft £16,562 from 36 locations, an average of £460.
Elsewhere for Curzon, In The Fade is up to £58,792 in the UK, while L’Amant Double is now on £15,678.