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‘After We Collided’, ‘Tenet’

RankFilm  (Distributor)Three-day gross (Sep 11-13)Total gross to date Week
1 Tenet (Warner Bros) £1.2m £12.5m 3
After We Collided (Shear Entertainment) £443,328 £763,330 2
3 Break The Silence (Trafalgar Releasing) £249,997 £374,060 1
The New Mutants (Disney) £200,502 £1.1m 2
5 The Broken Hearts Gallery (Sony) £80,000 £80,000 1

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.29

Young adult sequel After We Collided scored an enormous 152% increase on its previous weekend total, as blockbuster Tenet stayed top for a third consecutive session.

Released in the UK and Ireland through Shear Entertainment, the second in the After series grossed £443,328 from Friday to Sunday, up from £174,645 last weekend.

Despite expanding from 40 sites to 386, the film still took an average of £1,150, and has now grossed £763,330 in total after two weekends.

Starring Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, After We Collided is the latest in the adaptations of Anna Todd’s romance novel series, with this edition directed by Roger Kumble.

As of Sunday evening, it had grossed $20.9m at the international box office.

Tenet held top spot for a third consecutive weekend with a £1.2m session representing a 41% drop on its previous outing. It has now grossed £12.5m; director Christopher Nolan’s lowest-grossing blockbuster title to date is the £16.6m of 2005’s Batman Begins, although all of his previous tentpoles were released in the pre-coronavirus theatrical climate.

It was a decent weekend for a second teen title: Trafalgar Releasing’s Break The Silence brought in £249,997, mainly from Saturday and Sunday screenings following a Thursday event debut. The latest concert film from K-pop sensation BTS has £374,060 in total.

Disney superhero film The New Mutants fell back 44% on its second session, bringing in £200,502 at an average of £371 for a total gross of £1.1m. Animated feature Onward continues to roll along for the company, adding £97,122 on its 14th session for a £7.1m cume.

The Broken Hearts Gallery, another youth-oriented romance, brought in £80,000 for Sony from 492 locations, with several sites still to report. Natalie Krinsky’s feature stars Geraldine Viswanathan and Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery in the story of a heartbroken young woman who decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from past relationships.

Vertigo Releasing, one of the most prolific distributors in the UK and Ireland since cinemas reopened, debuted crime drama Savage to £16,904 from 115 locations for a £147 average. The firm also has 100% Wolf (added £75,711 for £1.1m after seven weekends) and Pinocchio (£33,866 for £732,191) in cinemas.

Former number one Unhinged starring Russell Crowe took £60,731 from 274 venues – a respectable 38% drop after 14 sessions, bringing it to £1.6m. Distributor Altitude also has Ladj Ly’s Oscar-nominated Les Misérables, which added £31,270 on its second session to reach £121,066.

Sally Potter’s Berlin 2020 Competition title The Roads Not Taken opened to a low £27,690 from 244 locations through Universal, which also had Trolls World Tour bringing in £37,843 for a £810,716 cume.

Václav Marhoul’s Venice 2020 war drama The Painted Bird played in 11 locations, bringing in £3,242 for a £295 average.

Two library titles secured reasonable audiences for the post-lockdown landscape, with Bong Joon Ho’s Memories Of Murder taking £18,799 from 40 locations for Curzon; and Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine grossing £16,101 from 24 for BFI Distribution.