|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Sep 25-27)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Tenet (Warner Bros)||£623,000||£15m||5|
|2||After We Collided (Shear Entertainment)||£514,020||£2.56m||4|
|3||Bill And Ted Face The Music (Warner Bros)||£212,000||£830,000||2|
|5||The New Mutants (Disney)||£93,253||£1.47m||4|
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Shear Entertainment’s romantic drama After We Collided continued to perform strongly at the UK and Ireland box office over the weekend, which remained dominated by Tenet.
The young adult drama took £514,020 from September 25-27, down just 14% on its previous session, meaning it has now grossed £2.56m after four weekends. The sequel to 2019’s After – which went straight to Netflix in the UK – stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and is an adaptation of Anna Todd’s romance novel.
After We Collided also scored a location average of £1,051, not far behind the £1,097 average recorded by Tenet.
Christopher Nolan’s spy thriller, released by Warner Bros, took £623,000 on its fifth weekend – down 18% on the previous session – to record a cume of £14.97m.
Tenet is the fourth biggest release of 2020 in the UK, behind Dolittle, Bad Boys For Life, Sonic The Hedgehog, and 1917, all of which were released and had most of their theatrical run prior to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bill And Ted Face The Music, also released by Warner Bros, took £212,000 on its second weekend. It dropped 33% on its opening and has grossed £830,000. Ranked third across the three-day weekend, it delivered a location average of £379.
Disney’s Onward, first released prior to lockdown, returned to the top five with takings of £126,355, up 41% on the previous weekend. It means the Pixar animation has now grossed £7.3m in total from 16 weekends.
Disney also has The New Mutants on release, which took £93,253 on its fourth session for a cume of £1.47m.
The highest new opener was Dave Mclean’s Scottish crime comedy-drama Schemers, released by Munro Film Services, which opened with £33,308 over the weekend for a £34,474 cume.
It was followed by Parkland Entertainment’s release of Paul Morrison’s romance 23 Walks, starring Dave Johns (I, Daniel Blake) and Alison Steadman (Life Is Sweet), which took £26,913 over the three-day weekend for a total of £28,773 including previews. It generated a £214 location average from 129 sites.
Further new openers included Hong Khaou’s UK-Hong Kong love story Monsoon, released by Peccadillo Pictures. The film, starring Henry Golding, took £6,757 from 13 sites for a respectable location average of £614.
Vertigo opened Channing Godfrey Peoples’ beauty queen drama Miss Juneteenth, which was first seen at Sundance. The film generated £6,746 from 32 locations.
Vertigo also has animation 100% Wolf on release, which took £89,495 on its ninth session for a cume of £1.28m, as well as a live-action take on Pinocchio, which added £32,768 on its seventh outing for a total of £798,568.
Altitude’s road rage thriller Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe, continued to perform on its ninth weekend with £60,053 for a total to date of £1.74m. Altitude also has teen drama Rocks, directed by Sarah Gavron, which took £52,345 on its second outing – up 16% on its opening – for a location average of £582 and a cume of £172,000.
For Universal, Trolls World Tour added £35,618 for an £880,794 cume.