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|Rank||Film / Distributor||Three-day gross (Aug 24-26)||Running gross||Week|
|1||Christopher Robin (Disney)||£2.1m||£7.9m||2|
|2||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal)||£1.7m||£59.3m||6|
|3||The Meg (Warner Bros)||£1.5m||£12.2m||3|
|4||The Equalizer 2 (Sony Pictures)||£1.3m||£4.9m||2|
|5||Incredibles 2 (Disney)||£1.3m||£51.6m||7|
Christopher Robin stayed top of the UK box office over a bank holiday weekend that saw no new openers trouble the top five.
The Disney film was down a very slim 12% in its second session, adding £2.1m for £7.9m to date.
Incredibles 2 also held particularly well, dropping just 7% with £1.3m for £51.6m so far, while Ant-man And The Wasp was down 32%, adding £795,000 for £15.7m to date.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is up to £59.3m in the UK after adding £1.7m this weekend – it’s now less than £10m off the total set by its predecessor, which took £68.6m in 2008.
BlacKkKlansman opened to £1.1m in the UK from 220 sites, with a Fri-Sun £989,134 being topped up by £122,838 from satellite Q&A previews. Including the Monday, the film’s cume is £1.6m so far.
Director Spike Lee’s most successful film in the UK is The 25th Hour which grossed £8.3m in 2006, followed by Malcolm X which grossed £1.4m in 1993, so BlacKkKlansman has already surpassed the latter.
Jurassic World is up to £41.5m, while The First Purge is up to £6m.
The Meg added £1.5m Fri-Sun and is up to £12.2m in the UK. Family animation Luis And The Aliens opened to £218,000 from 467 sites, and including previews is up to £287,000.
The Equalizer 2 dropped 35% this weekend, adding £1.3m Fri-Sun and a further £321,000 on Monday, for £4.9m to date.
Hotel Transylvania 3 held well, dropping just 7% Fri-Sun with £908,000. A further £318,000 on Monday took it to £16.3m.
Sony also had two new openers this weekend: Slender Man, Sylvain White’s horror title about a group of teenage girls haunted by a supernatural entity, grossed £388,000 Fri-Sun, moving to £490,000 after Monday. Alpha took £225,000 plus £78,000 on Monday for a four-day total of £302,000.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout added £922,000 this weekend, and a further £263,000 on the bank holiday Monday, for £22.07m to date. The film is the series’ highest-grosser in the UK, having surpassed Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s £21.2m.
The Spy Who Dumped Me, the globe-trotting spy comedy starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon and Justin Theroux, opened with a £704,760 weekend from 475 sites. Including previews of £351,913 and a £211,978 bank holiday Monday, the film is up to £1.3m.
The Children Act, Richard Eyre’s drama starring Emma Thompson as a judge who must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle, opened to a non-final three-day £513,029 from 148 sites, an average of £3,466.
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The Festival added £456,600 over the three-day, plus £122,962 on the Monday, and is up to £2.5m.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s period romance Cold War, which premiered In Competition at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, got underway with £41,686 previews this weekend, ahead of its of official opening on Friday, Aug 31.
Elsewhere for Curzon, The Guardians is up to £82,830, Apostasy is on £307,209, and Leaning Into The Wind: Andy Goldsworthy has taken £30,327.
Bollywood comedy Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi has grossed £58,361 from 45 screens.