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|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (June 14-June 16)||Total gross to date||Week|
|2||Men In Black: International (Sony Pictures)||£2.8m||£2.8m||1|
|4||The Secret Life Of Pets 2 (Universal)||£1.5m||£16.9m||4|
|5||X-Men: Dark Phoenix (20th Century Fox)||£1m||£5.9m||2|
Live-action remake Aladdin held off the challenge of Men In Black: International to take the top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, with a £2.9m Friday-Sunday.
This marks the longest run at the top of the UK box office for any title in 2019, beating the three weeks of both The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Captain Marvel. It fell just 27% on its previous session, and is now up to £30.4m in the territory, well past the £25m of fellow 2019 Disney remake Dumbo. It won’t match up to the £46.2m of 2016’s The Jungle Book, but it is rolling along well from its £5.7m opening in May.
Avengers: Endgame added £178,158 and is up to £87.7m.
Men In Black: International grossed a disappointing £2.8m, the lowest opening of the franchise so far behind Men In Black 3’s £2.9m from 2012. Despite topping the box office on its Friday opening with £683,000, it was surpassed by Aladdin in the following two days, moving it to second place overall. The result mirrors its struggles in the US where it has opened on just $28.5m.
Elton John biopic Rocketman performed well on its fourth session, dropping just 25% for a £1.6m weekend and £19.3m to date. It is now in the 10 highest-grossing titles in the UK in the year to date.
Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups took £47,000 and is up to £1.3m after five weekends.
Animated sequel The Secret Life Of Pets 2 added £1.5m on its fourth weekend, a drop of 25%, and is up to £16.9m.
Octavia Spencer thriller Ma added £126,746 on its third session for £1.4m, while The Hustle is closing out its run with £14,748 taking it to £3.4m.
20th Century Fox
After disappointing with the lowest opening of the X-Men series last weekend, the second session was also slow for X-Men: Dark Phoenix. It fell 62% - the most of any title in the top 10 – for £1m and £5.9m to date. For comparison, every other title in the franchise passed £10m, which may now be beyond Dark Phoenix.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters added £500,000 on its third weekend, and is up to £6.4m overall. This takes it just past the £6.3m opening of the most recent Godzilla title in 2014, which ended on a £17.2m that is surely beyond the current instalment.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu continues to excite audiences on its sixth weekend, taking £200,000 for £13.4m to date.
One franchise title performing well in cinemas is John Wick 3: Parabellum, which is now up to £9.6m in the UK after dropping just 24% on its fifth weekend with £351,256. It has already beaten the combined total of the previous two films in the franchise (£1.6m and £6m respectively).
Footballer documentary Diego Maradona opened with £249,543 from 139 locations, with a £1,795 location average the best outside the top five. With previews it is up to £283,515.
This is down on the openings for Asif Kapadia’s previous non-fiction titles Senna (£375,173 in 2011) and Amy (£523,192 in 2015), although still represents a reasonable score for Altitude for a documentary.
Liam Gallagher: As It Was added £9,000 and is at £385,000.
Carl Hunter’s Scrabble drama Sometimes Always Never, written by Frank Cottrell Boyce, and starring Bill Nighy, opened with £50,705 from 75 screens (a £658 average), and has grossed £72,290 including previews.
Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria Bell, Lelio’s English-language remake of his own 2013 Spanish-language film Gloria, added £42,936 on its second weekend and has now grossed £177,307. This takes it past the £101,572 of Lelio’s original film.
A re-release of 1969 crime comedy The Italian Job took £38,640 on its single day - Sunday - over the weekend.
German thriller Balloon began its UK cinema run with £14,810 from 20 locations, including previews.
The Hummingbird Project opened to £10,851, and has £20,707 including previews.
Sundance 2018 title We The Animals opened with £7,365, taking £7,718 including previews.
Five Seasons: The Gardens Of Piet Oudolf, a documentary about the celebrated garden designer, took £5,803 from 19 locations on opening, for £7,871 including previews.
New Wave Films
A Weekend In France opened in five screens, taking £2,780, and has £3,466 including previews.
Oil painting documentary Prophecy played in four screens, taking £1,164, and has £4,205 including previews.
Jamie Adams’ Wild Honey Pie! took £271 from four screens on opening.