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‘Black Adam’, ‘Triangle Of Sadness’

RankFilm (distributor)                       Three-day gross (Oct 28-30)Total gross to date                                     Week
 1. Black Adam  (Warner Bros) £3.5m £13.4m 2
 2. Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile  (Sony) £1.5m £9m 3
 3. The Banshees Of Inisherin  (Disney) £1.3m £4.2m 2
 4. Prey For The Devil  (Lionsgate) £768,596 £859,662 1
 5. Coldplay Music Of The Spheres (Trafalgar Releasing) £742,584 £742,584 1

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.15

Warner Bros’ blockbuster Black Adam topped the charts for the second successive session as Curzon’s Palme d’Or-winner Triangle Of Sadness made a smart start at the UK-Ireland box office this weekend.

Black Adam comfortably held top spot, adding £3.5m – a 37.6% drop – to reach £13.4m from two weekends. The film is now the eighth-highest-grossing of 11 DC Extended Universe films, topping the £13.36m of 2018’s Shazam!, with last year’s The Suicide Squad (£14.3m) next up.

Decent holds could see it climb as high as fourth in the DC list, ahead of the £22.5m of 2018’s Aquaman.

Aided by the second weekend of school half-term across much of the country, Sony’s family feature Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile scored an impressive 4% increase, adding £1.5m over the weekend to reach £9m from three sessions.

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures awards contender The Banshees Of Inisherin held well on its second session, falling just 18% with £1.3m taking it to a £4.2m cume. That is a better second weekend hold than the 25% drop of Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri from 2018, although that film had a higher total of £7.6m by this point. 

Lionsgate’s Prey For The Devil led the slew of horror releases on the pre-Halloween weekend, opening to £768,596 from 465 sites at a £1,656 average. Including previews, the film has £859,662 – a steady start amongst strong competition.

Playing only on Saturday October 29 as an event cinema release through Trafalgar Releasing, Coldplay Music Of The Spheres brought in £742,584 – enough for a spot in the top five.

Takings for the top five came in at £7.8m - down 24.8% on last time out, but still well above the nadir of the summer, when the top five stood at £2.3m and no title took above £1m.

Ruben Ostlund’s Triangle Of Sadness took £216,325 from 128 locations, for a location average of £1,745, distributed by Lionsgate. In recent years, and especially since the pandemic, fewer titles opening in a mid-range number of cinemas (between 100-300) have managed to secure over £1,000 location averages. Triangle’s start shows there is still potential in that bracket.

Including previews, the film grossed £306,154. This is a decent increase on Ostlund’s first Palme d’Or winner The Square, which began with £221,215 including £63,718 of previews.

Bros flounders, non-English language successes

Mirroing its box office struggles in North America, romantic comedy Bros opened to £195,612 at the weekend from 499 sites for Universal, at an average of just £392 per cinema. Including previews the film has £215,612.

On its fifth weekend, Paramount horror Smile added £646,000 – a drop of 35% - and is up to £10.3m, a healthy total for an 18-rated title not based on previous material.

The 20th anniversary re-release of Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets took £454,250 over the weekend – down on the £965,008 start of the first film’s re-release from last year, but still a strong result for a repertory title.


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Disney horror Barbarian opened to £377,839 from 424 locations at a weekend average of £891. Including previews, the film has £380,732.

Universal’s franchise title Halloween Ends added £331,771 – a 52.8% drop, heavier than expected on the pre-Halloween weekend – to hit £4.4m from three sessions.

Universal stablemate Ticket To Paradise put on £209,579 on its sixth sessions – a 44.3% drop that brings it to a £9.2m cume.

eOne’s The Woman King added £157,000 – a 46.6% drop – and is up to £3.4m from four sessions.

Playing on just 64 screens on its third weekend for Moviegoers Entertainment, Pakistani action feature The Legend Of Maula Jatt added £121,145. The film is now just over the £1m mark rarely reached by non-English language films; it is also looking likely to pass the £1.2m of Ponniyan Selvan: 1 to become the highest-grossing title this year from the Indian subcontinent.

Having made an excellent start last weekend, Mubi’s Park Chan-wook title Decision To Leave added £105,953 – a 44.5% drop – to reach £649,396. Strong holds over the coming weekends could see it join Maula Jatt in seven-figure territory.

Not only is Minions: The Rise Of Gru still in cinemas after a lengthy 18 weekends – it increased its takings by 0.9%, with £97,611 bringing it to a hefty £46.5m cume. It will likely finish just shy of the £47.8m of 2015’s Minions – an excellent performance on the sequel for Universal

Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris added £93,605 on its fifth session also for Universal, falling 55.2% on last time and reaching £4.3m total.

Former number one Don’t Worry Darling added £91,432 on its sixth weekend for Warner Bros, and has topped the £10m mark with £10.3m total – a decent performance from a £2.7m start.

Fellow Warner Bros’ title DC League Of Super-Pets scored a half-term-assisted increase of 38.2%, with £90,568 taking it to just shy of £16m from a lengthy 14-weekend run.

Park Circus had two anninversary re-releases in cinemas this weekend: the 40th anniversary of The Thing bringing in £49,693; and the 10th anniversary of ParaNorman taking £38,700.

Warner Bros’ The Lost King added £35,192 on its fourth session to reach £1.3m; while stablemate Emily added £31,387 on its third weekend to hit £738,064.

Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy added £26,000 on its eighth weekend, and is up to almost £1.9m.

Two Disney titles are closing out: Amsterdam added £14,748 to reach £1.6m, and will soon leave cinemas despite having only reached four weekends; while former number one See How They Run put on £6,774 on its eighth session, and is up to £4.8m.

Chinese action thriller Home Coming opened to £10,479 at the weekend for CMC Pictures, and has £16,102 including previews.

David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream is closing out for Universal, adding £9,766 on its seventh session to hit £1.6m total.

A two-day event release of Astro – Stargazer: Astroscope brought in £4,304 for Trafalgar Releasing.