|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (May 28-30)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount)||£2.24m||£3.56m||1|
|2||Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Sony)||£2m||£12.6m||3|
|4||The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (Warner Bros)||£1.03m||£5.31m||2|
|5||Dream Horse (Warner Bros)||£198,285||£209,364||1|
GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.42
Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II led the UK box office on its opening weekend, topping the initial performance of the first film.
The sequel thriller, directed by John Krasinski and starring Emily Blunt, took £2.24m from June 4-6, for a location average of £4,020 from 563 sites. This is up 13% on the £1.99m taken by A Quiet Place on its opening weekend in April 2018.
Including previews, the sequel has taken £3.56m to date – 32% ahead of the first film’s full opening weekend figure of £2.7m. A Quiet Place went on to gross £12.1m in the territory. Paramount will open the sequel in a further 55 sites in the Republic of Ireland, where cinemas are cleared to reopen from today (June 7).
It held off strong competition from Sony’s family feature Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, on a sunny weekend across much of the territory where schools throughout most of the UK were on break for half term.
After two weeks in the top slot, the animation-live action hybrid moved to second place with £2m from 596 locations. This impressively matched last week’s takings for the sequel, which is up to £12.6m after three outings.
Disney’s Cruella held third place on its second weekend, taking £1.28m from 544 locations. This marks a drop of just 12% on last week and has now taken £4.45m after 10 days on release. The film launched simultaneously in cinemas and on streaming platform Disney+ on May 28.
Warner Bros opened Euros Lyn’s Sundance 2020 title Dream Horse, starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis, which took £198,285 over the three-day weekend for a cume of £209,364 – a location average of £385 from 545 sites.
It was behind Warner Bros’ horror franchise title The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, which took £1.03m on its second outing for a cume of £5.31m.
Further Warner Bros titles on release include Godzilla Vs. Kong, which took £159,000 (cume £2.21m); Tom & Jerry The Movie, which added £96,000 (cume £691,000); Mortal Kombat, which took a further £15,000 (cume £527,000); and Those Who Wish Me Dead, which also added £15,000 (cume £532,000).
Also newly released was Signature Entertainment animation Felix And The Hidden Treasure, which opened with £26,412 from 235 locations. Adding previews, the feature is up to £43,011.
After Love, the feature debut of Screen Star of Tomorrow 2015 Aleem Khan, opened in 51 locations through BFI Distribution. It took £18,667 over the three-day period (with more sites yet to report). Including previews and its premiere at the BFI London Film Festival in 2020, it is up to £26,114.
Universal conducted its first full theatrical release since UK cinemas reopened, with Robin Wright-directed drama Land taking £14,615 for an average of £101 from 160 locations.
Curzon opened Robert Machoian’s US family drama The Killing Of Two Lovers in 10 locations, including the new Curzon Hoxton, taking £2,158 over the three-day weekend for a £216 screen average and a cume of £2,263.
Other Disney releases included Oscar-winner Nomadland, which added £88,000 for a cume of £1.7m after three weekends; and animation Raya And The Last Dragon, which £82,000 for a cume of £550,000 since May 17, when cinemas in the UK were cleared to reopen.
Further Sony releases included anime title Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, which took £74,827 for a cume of £1m after two outings, and The Unholy, which added £10,467 on its third weekend for a total of £604,593 to date.
Lionsgate’s Spiral: From The Book Of Saw took £65,651 on its third weekend and is up to £1.38m.
On its second weekend, Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow added £12,353 for Mubi, from 33 locations at an average of £317, for a total of £67,380 to date.