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Source: Sony / Universal

‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’, ‘Belfast’

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Jan 21-23) Total gross to date Week
1 Spider-Man: No Way Home  (Sony) £2.3m £87.4m 6
Belfast  (Universal) £2.2m £2.3m 1
3 Scream  (Paramount) £1.3m £4.8m 2
Nightmare Alley  (Disney) £549,831 £549,831 1
5 The King’s Man   (Disney) £398,508 £7.1m 4

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.35

Spider-Man: No Way Home held off the challenge of Belfast to top this UK-Ireland box office for a sixth consecutive weekend.

The Sony blockbuster grossed £2.3m from Friday to Sunday, a drop of just 27% on its previous session. It now has £87.4m in the territory – the seventh highest-grossing film of all time, and coming up fast on Avengers: Endgame’s £88.7m.

Its sixth weekend total is ahead of the £2m taken at the same point by No Time To Die, keeping alive hopes that No Way Home could catch the £96.5m total of the latest James Bond film.

It has also equalled the six-weekend run atop the UK-Ireland charts of Joker from autumn 2019; and will look to challenge the eight consecutive weekends (10 weekends total) of Avatar from 2009/10.

Universal’s Belfast opened with £2.2m, and was the number one film in 412 of its 705 locations. It also took the number one spot for Friday alone.

It was the eighth-widest release of all time in the territory and saw a location average of £3,121. It performed especially well in Northern Ireland and Ireland. The 102 cinemas playing the film there accounted for 20% of its total takings, from just 14.5% of its locations. 60% of that figure came from Northern Ireland alone, which accounted for just 29.4% of the total cinemas in that region.

Northern Ireland grossed £264,037 – 12% of the UK-Ireland total, from just 4.5% of the locations; at a far higher location average of £8,801.

Paramount’s Scream  dropped 49% on its opening session, with a £1.25m second weekend bringing it to £4.75m and third spot.

Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley opened to £549,831 for Disney. Playing in 575 locations, it took an average of £956 per site. 

Disney’s The King’s Man fell 38% on its previous session, with £389,508 bringing it to £7.1m from four weekends.

Figures are still to come for eOne’s Clifford The Big Red Dog.

Encanto  increase

'Encanto'

Source: Disney

‘Encanto’

Encanto, another Disney title, was one of few films to go up this weekend, with a 1% increase of £223,671 bringing it just below £7.1m from nine sessions.

Licorice Pizza  dropped 49.5% for Universal, with £198,977 taking it to just shy of £2m from three weekends.

After several steady weekends, Disney’s West Side Story dropped 45%, with £198,132 taking it to almost £7.1m from seven sessions.

Warner Bros’ slate continues to be led by The Matrix Resurrections, which fell 46.6% on its fifth weekend with £159,472 taking it to £7.3m.

Universal’s House of Gucci added £102,887 – a 40.8% drop – and has £9.6m from nine sessions.

The 355, also from Universal, fell back 64%, with a third session of £58,142 bringing it to £854,524 from three weekends.

Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife added £58,000 and has £11.5m from a lengthy 10 weekends.

The studio also opened A Journal For Jordan to £51,000 from 195 locations, at an average of £262.

Playing on a single day on Sunday, Trafalgar Releasing’s Jewels – Bolshoi Ballet 2022 took £47,316 from 136 sites at a £348 average, with 21 sites still to report.

Vertigo Releasing’s Boiling Point took £46,830 on its third weekend – a drop of 36.3% on its previous session. It is now up to £305,864.

Sovereign Films’ Memoria added £13,701 this weekend from select shows at 40 sites. It has £110,429 to date, with an additional 57 sites coming on board with select shows from this Friday.

Studiocanal’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain is closing out, with a fourth weekend of £8,224 bringing it to £398,365.

Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige’s Berlinale 2021 title Memory Box opened to £6,705 from 10 sites, with £10,160 including previews. Distributor Modern Films also has Drive My Car in cinemas, which is now up to £141,997 with 20 locations this week.

Park Circus opened documentary Brian Wilson: Long Promised Road to £1,200 from 29 locations, with further sites adding on this week.