marley letters

Source: Paramount / Studiocanal

‘Bob Marley: One Love’, ‘Wicked Little Letters’

RankFilm (distributor)Three-day gross (Feb 23-25)Total gross to dateWeek
 1. Bob Marley: One Love  (Paramount) £2.4m £11.3m 2
 2. Wicked Little Letters  (Studiocanal) £1.5m £1.6m 1
 3. Migration  (Universal) £1.5m £16.4m 4
 4. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - To The Hashira Training  (Sony) £641,878 £641,878 1
 5. Madame Web  (Sony) £601,910 £3.4m 2

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.27

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love rolled steady at the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, holding off competition from Studiocanal’s Wicked Little Letters to maintain top spot.

One Love recorded a £2.4m session – a 42.9% drop - pushing it to a decent £11.3m total.

Thea Sharrock’s UK-French comedy Wicked Little Letters opened to just over £1.5m from 685 sites, at a £2,242 location average. Including previews, the film has £1.6m.

Universal animation Migration coasted to a fourth weekend in the top five. The duck drama added just shy of £1.5m – a 46% drop – and is up to £16.4m total in a decent performance for the Illumination family title.

Sony’s release of anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To The HashiraTraining opened to £641,878 from 401 sites, at a £1,601 site average. It falls in the middle of the openings for 2021’s Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, with £693,288; and last year’s To The Swordsmith Village with £567,638.

Demon Slayer defeated Sony stablemate Madame Web, which dropped 53.7% on its second weekend with £601,910. The superheroine film has a flat £3.4m from two sessions.

Having rebounded significantly last time out, takings for the top five dropped 28.1% to £6.7m. Figures are also down 15.5% on the same weekend of last year; cinemas will be pinning hopes on Warner Bros blockbuster Dune: Part Two from next weekend, with many venues reporting strong presales.

Great Scott

Andrew Scott drew the audiences for National Theatre Live’s release of Vanya, the one-man version of Anton Chekov’s play. The event cinema title took £327,444 at the weekend, in addition to £768,872 from its Thursday February 22 opening, for a healthy £1.1m rolling total – NT Live’s best result since Prima Facie starring Jodie Comer in 2022.

Universal’s Argylle dropped 54% on its fourth weekend in cinemas, with £249,342 taking it to £5.6m total – below the usual £10m threshold of director Matthew Vaughn’s output.

It stayed just ahead of Warner Bros’ Wonka, which added £249,267 on its 12th weekend in cinemas; and is now up to a huge £62.7m 

iron claw

Source: Lionsgate

‘The Iron Claw’

Sean Durkin’s The Iron Claw added £231,384 on its third weekend – a 44.5% drop for Lionsgate, that took the film to £2.1m total.

Jonathan Glazer’s The Zone Of Interest added £221,346 on its fourth session, dropping 23.1% - less than the market average. The A24 drama has £2.3m in total.

Now on its sixth weekend, Paramount’s Mean Girls musical added a further £190,000 and is up to £8.9m.

Sony’s Anyone But You starring Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney continued its excellent run into a ninth weekend, adding £186,509 to hit a £11.2m total. It is comfortably the highest-grossing romantic comedy since the pandemic, ahead of the £9.9m of 2022’s Ticket To Paradise and the £4.8m of last year’s What’s Love Got To Do With It?.

Andrew Haigh’s All Of Us Strangers leads Disney’s slate, and took £155,437 on its fifth weekend to hit a strong £4.9m total.

Wim Wenders’ Oscar-nominated Perfect Days made an excellent start, taking £140,340 at the weekend from just 69 sites at a £2,034 average. Including previews, the Mubi title has £175,599.

Poor Things added £138,091 on its seventh weekend for Disney, falling just 22%; and is up to £7.1m total.

Cord Jefferson’s Oscar-nominated American Fiction added £95,273 on its fourth weekend in cinemas, and is now at almost £1.3m for Curzon.

French Oscar entry The Taste Of Things added a tasty £70,789 on its second weekend, falling 42.7%; and has £407,554. A final cume of more than £500,000 looks likely, and would be a decent result for Picturehouse Entertainment. 

The Holdovers added £68,187 on a decent sixth weekend in cinemas for Universal; the Alexander Payne film is up to £3.6m total.

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer keeps finding an audience each time Universal puts it back in more cinemas. Now in its 32nd consecutive weekend, the historical drama increased its takings by 183% on the previous session, with £48,051 taking it to £58.8m total as the 27th -highest-grossing film ever in the territory.

A re-release of Monty Python And The Holy Grail   by Graft Entertainment took £42,365 at the weekend, with £88,502 in total.

The Beekeeper starring Jason Statham added £35,777 for Sky Cinema, released by Studiocanal; and has £3.8m from six weekends.

Warner Bros’ One Life starring Anthony Hopkins added £33,667 on its eighth session, to hit a £9.8m total.

Elysian Film’s The Boy And The Heron added £31,080 on its ninth weekend, dropping just 16% and crossing the £5m mark.

This is a remarkable achievement for the Japanese animation; the previous highest-grossing Studio Ghibli title was 2003’s Spirited Away with £1.1m, while its last release The Wind Rises took £755,730 in 2014.

Signature Entertainment’s French animation The Jungle Bunch World Tour added £26,693 on its third weekend, and has £285,228 in total.

Hong Kong crime drama The Moon Thieves took £22,252 across its full opening for Central City Media.

Studiocanal horror Baghead is closing out with £14,321 on its fifth weekend taking it to £961,493.

Stone Age horror Out Of Darkness from Screen Star of Tomorrow director Andrew Cumming and writer Ruth Greenberg opened to £12,100 for Signature Entertainment, and has £17,089 including previews.

Michel Franco’s Venice 2023 title Memory started with £8,445 for Bohemia Media/Miracle.