Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.29
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Apr 26-28)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Avengers: Endgame (Disney||£31.4m||£43.4m||1|
|3||Wonder Park (Paramount)||£452,000||£3.8m||8|
|4||Red Joan (Lionsgate)||£420,629||£1.5m||2|
|5||‘Shazam!’ (Warner Bros)||£398,000||£12.9m||4|
Avengers: Endgame, the final entry in the current cycle of Marvel comic book films, lived up to its hype this weekend, tumbling box office records around the globe.
As part of its remarkable £930m ($1.2bn) global debut, the film posted a four-day £43.4m ($56.1m) opening in the UK.
That number beats the all-time UK box office opening record, which was James Bond film Spectre on £41.3m back in October 2015.
Remarkably, Spectre’s figure was across seven days after a Monday opening, i.e. four days of previews (Mon-Thurs, when it took £21.3m) and then the three-day opening weekend (£20m).
Endgame has topped that figure in just four days. It has also broken the Fri-Sun opening weekend record of £24.3m held by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a remarkable £31.4m.
The film played in 682 cinema this weekend, making a Fri-Sun site average of £46,041.
The film also posted the biggest opening day of all time with £11.9m, the single biggest day (Saturday April 27, with £12.1m) and the biggest Sunday of all time (£10.2m).
That means the Marvel film also comfortably topped the previous entry in the franchise, last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which had £23.1m Fri-Sun and £29.4m including the Thursday.
Elsewhere for Disney, Dumbo was up 8% this weekend on last week’s session, taking £1m for £23.4m to date.
Captain Marvel added £390,000, a 40% drop, for £38.9m to date.
Elsewhere, the relatively poor weather in the UK this weekend, contrasted with last week’s sunshine, saw UK audiences head back to the cinema. And not everyone was watching The Avengers, with several films posting impressive holds.
Family animation Wonder Park grossed £452,000 this weekend, an impressive 52% uptick on its previous session. The film is now up to £3.8m in the UK.
Pet Sematary added £108,000 for £4m to date.
What Men Want took £4,000 for £3m so far.
Red Joan posted an impressive hold by dropping just 3% on last weekend with £420,629. The film is now up to £1.5m in the UK and is ticking over nicely.
Family film Missing Link took £168,839, slightly up on last weekend, for £3m.
Hellboy continues to struggle, adding just £32,449 for £1.9m cume.
Shazam! was one entry to suffer a significant drop this weekend, with the superhero film losing both screens and audiences to its genre counterpart The Avengers. It posted £398,000, a drop of 59%, and is now up to £12.9m in the UK.
Wild Rose held well this weekend, falling a slim 26% in its third weekend with £197,492. The film is now up to £2.2m cume.
Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun added £123,488 for £2.6m to date.
Greta dropped 23% in its second weekend, adding £157,021 for a cume of £760,337.
Little added £144,912 and is up to £1.7m.
Us is on £9.8m after taking £80,349 this weekend.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is up to £19.6m after adding £42,161.
The Sisters Brothers is on £720,014 after taking £25,731.
Eighth Grade, the debut feature from US comedian Bo Burnham, opened with £125,000 this weekend from 134 screens. With previews, the film is on £145,000.
Loro now stands at £109,225 with £32,873 taken over the weekend from 19 locations.
Ash Is The Purest White, the Jia Zhangke title from Cannes last year, opened to £12,347 from 10 screens.
STYX, Wolfgang Fischer’s drama, opened with £10,000 and a £423 screen average.
UK drama Pond Life took £6,866 from 10 sites for the weekend. With previews the film is up to £13,646.