UK Top Five
|Rank||Film / Distributor||Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun)||Running Total||Week|
|1||Black Panther (Disney)||£10.48m||£17.7m||1|
|2||Fifty Shades Freed (Universal)||£2.73m||£13.36m||2|
|3||The Greatest Showman (Fox)||£1.92m||£29.52||8|
|4||The Shape Of Water (Fox)||£1.54m||£1.54m||1|
|5||Early Man (Studiocanal)||£1.15m||£8.54m||4|
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Black Panther flew out of the blocks at the UK box office this weekend, posting a three-day opening of £10.48m, with venues yet to report.
The Marvel film stormed to £2.67m on its opening day and is now up to a mammoth non-final £17.7m opening after its first six days. That’s the biggest ever February opening in the UK.
The superhero actioner also recorded the remarkable stat of surpassing the entire UK runs of fellow superhero features Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Ant-Man, and Justice League in its first six days.
In the UK, the first Avengers is still the record-grossing superhero title with £51.87m – will Black Panther have the legs to mount a remarkable challenge?
Coco, which scooped the animated feature prize at last night’s Baftas, added a non-final £1.4m for £15.25m to-date,
Fifty Shades Freed dropped to second in its second week, adding £2.73m Fri-Sun for a cume of £13.36m to-date. The film will be targeting the total set by the franchise’s second entry, Fifty Shades Darker, which grossed £23m in the UK.
Lady Bird added £158,216 from 10 sites in its opening weekend. With previews, the film is up to £184,254.
Phantom Thread added £184,918 and is up to £2.15m.
Darkest Hour put on £553,150 for a total of £21,940,829, with Gary Oldman’s Leading Actor win at the BAFTAs giving it a boost into the coming week.
Now in its eighth week, the remarkable run of The Great Showman continued after the film fell only 1%. Posting £1.92m this weekend, the film has now crossed £30m and is still playing in more than 500 sites – there’s no indication yet of when it might slow down.
Three-time Bafta winner The Shape Of Water opened to £1.54m from 482 locations, an average of £3,219.
In terms of Guillermo Del Toro openings, that’s behind the likes of Hellboy II: The Golden Army and Pacific Rim but The Shape Of Water has more niche appeal than those bigger-budget fare. Awards season buzz could help the film hold strongly in the coming weeks – particularly if it performs at the Oscars.
Off the back of a triumphant night at the Baftas, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri fell 33% with £393,429 for £11.38m to-date.
Maze Runner: The Death Cure added £325,429 for £6.39m cume.
Early-Man is up to £8.54m after seeing a 2% uptick in the school holiday week with £1.15m.
The Mercy added £63,078 for £629,792 to-date.
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle fell just 20% and is now up to £37.2m and a £453,000 weekend.
Call Me By Your Name, which picked up a Bafta for its screenplay last night, took another £20,000 and is up to £1.58m.
Pad Man fell 70% for a cume of £214,000.
Den Of Thieves is up to £2.79m after adding £243,111 this weekend.
Event cinema release L’Elisir D’Amore - Met Opera 2017 posted £229,169 from 207 venues.
Tad The Lost Explorer And The Secret Of King Midas added £146,000 for a £803,000 cume, while Downsizing is up to £2.26m after adding £15,000.
Loveless added £45,087 from 42 sites for a cume of £225,971 and The Florida Project added £3,432 from three sites for a cume of £933,971. Loving Vincent has also now crossed £1m in the UK.