|Rank||Film / Distributor||Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun)||Running Total||Week|
|1||Black Panther (Disney)||£6.86m||£29.54m||2|
|2||The Greatest Showman (Fox)||£1.99m||£33.56m||9|
|3||Fifty Shades Freed (Universal)||£1.19m||£16.19m||3|
|4||Lady Bird (Universal)||£937,116||£1.23m||2|
|5||Finding Your Feet (eOne)||£922,939||£922,939||1|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.41
Further results to be reported.
Black Panther posted a superb hold this weekend, dropping just 34% despite last week’s bumper opening.
The film dominated the box office again, adding £6.86m Fri-Sun. After big mid-week takings it is up to a running total of £29.54m.
That figure takes it past the lifetime grosses of fellow superhero features Guardians Of The Galaxy (£28.5m) and X-Men: Days Of Future Past (£27.1m). Next in its sights in the Marvel canon is Spider-man: Homecoming (£30.3m).
Coco continues to tick along nicely, taking £770,000 for £16.63m to-date.
Superlatives are running out for The Greatest Showman, which remarkably scored another uptick this weekend, rising 3% with Fri-Sun takings of £1.99m. The film is still posting a stellar location average of £3,600 from around 530 sites. It’s now up to a running total of £33.56m and is starting to look like it could surpass the lifetime of fellow musical smash hit Les Miserables, which took £40.82m in 2013.
The Shape Of Water dropped 42% this weekend, adding £898,203 for £4.43m to-date.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, rose an impressive 24% following its best picture win at last week’s Baftas. The film is now up to a very healthy £12.45m after adding £512,068.
Ferdinand rose a huge 303% this Fri-Sun, boosted by school half terms. The film now sits on £9.68m after adding £195,165.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure is up to £6.67m.
Fifty Shades Freed dropped one place to third in its third week on release. Over Fri-Sun, the film fell 56% on the previous week, adding £1.19m for £16.19m to-date.
Lady Bird expanded into 190 sites this weekend, with grosses rising to £937,116. The film is up to £1.23m to-date.
Darkest Hour added £360,090 for £22.8m to-date, while Phantom Thread is up to £2.38m.
Opening in close to 500 sites this weekend, Finding Your Feet harnessed the UK’s valuable grey pound audience to take £922,939 for a site average of £1,887, placing it fifth on the chart.
Following previews of £214,414, I, Tonya had its official opening this weekend, adding £834,711 from 318 sites for a running total of £1.05m.
Early Man added £563,694 and is now on £9.63m, while Paddington 2 is now up to £42.6m.
The Mercy has moved onto £737,191 while The Commuter is up to £3.94m.
Playing in 206 sites this weekend, La Boheme from The Metropolitan Opera scored £308,638, a site average of £1,498.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle is up to a whopping £37.7m after adding another £287,000 this weekend.
Call Me By Your Name is up to £1.63m and Insidious: The Last Key is now on £5.28m
Family animation Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas is up to £933,180 after adding £78,143.
Downsizing is now on £2.27m and Padmaavat is up to £2.11m
Monster Hunt 2, which has been a mega-hit in China, opened in 20 sites this weekend, grossing £41,106 for an average of £2,055.
Journey’s End added £14,353 and is up to £411,760.
Clio Barnard’s Dark River opened in 28 sites, posting a £15,858 three-day weekend for £41,450 including previews.
Loveless fell to £11,796 from its 29 sites and is now on £270,135.