|Rank||Film (distributor)||Three-day gross (Mar 10-512||Total gross to date||Week|
|1.||Creed III (Warner Bros)||£2.7m||£9.4m||2|
|2.||Scream VI (Paramount)||£2.4m||£3m||1|
|4.||Puss In Boots: The Last Wish (Universal)||£902,045||£23.2m||6|
|5.||Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania (Disney)||£722,279||£18.3m||4|
GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.21
Michael B. Jordan’s Creed III continued strongly in its second weekend at the UK-Ireland box office, taking £2.7m for Warner Bros, and beating Paramount’s three-day takings for new opener Scream VI.
Creed III’s total now boasts £9.4m and it looks set to easily beat the £10.1m total of Creed II.
Paramount’s Scream VI didn’t quite drown out the competition, taking £2.4m from 627 locations, for an average of £3,828. The fifth Scream film performed better in its opening weekend in January 2022, taking £2.5m from 622 locations for an average of £3,955.
Scream VI’s figure is bolstered by previews, which takes it up to £3m. Including the preview figure, it’s 23% up on Scream’s opening weekend. The slasher sees Melissa Barrera and Jenna Ortega go up against New York Ghostface, with Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett directing.
Sony’s 65 opened in third place. The sci-fi action thriller, written and directed by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods and headlined by Adam Driver as a pilot who crashes on an unknown planet, took £1.3m in its opening weekend.
Holdovers stay put
Universal’s Puss In Boots: The Last Wish conjured up £902,045 in its sixth session, down 22% on the previous weekend, for a total of £23.2m.
Disney’s Ant-Man And The Wasp: Quantumania took £722,279 in its fourth weekend, down 50% on its previous session. Its overall figure is now £18.3m.
Cocaine Bear clawed in £560,589 in its third weekend for Universal, down 49% on its second session. It has now grossed £4.7m across the UK and Ireland.
Studiocanal’s cross-culture romantic comedy What’s Love Got To Do With It? continued to be shown some love from audiences, taking £485,940 in its third weekend, now totalling £3.7m.
It was a modest opening weekend for Universal’s underdog sports comedy Champions, in a weekend clustered with holdovers. Woody Harrelson star as the coach of a disabled basketball team, with Bobby Farrelly directing, and a cast of actors with intellectual disabilities, opened to £338,998 from 456 locations, for a site average of £743. Its total including previews stands at £376,816.
Studiocanal animation Epic Tails took made £160,720 in its fifth session, boosting its cumulative figure to £1.9m.
Avatar: The Way Of Water took £132,446 in its 13th weekend, down 42% on its earlier session. Its cumulative is now £76.7m.
Luv Ranjan’s Hindi-language romantic comedy Tu Jhoothi Main Makkar opened to £143,069 from 121 sites for Yash Raj Films, for a total including previews of £194,217 and a site average of £1,182.
Warner Bros’ Magic Mike’s Last Dance trotted up £73,730 in its fifth weekend – raising its total to £5.7m.
Lukas Dhont’s Close brought in £66,346 in its second weekend for Mubi, for a total of £263,926. Fellow non-English language arthouse title Broker, from Korean filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda, recorded £55,576 for Picturehouse, for a total of £437,457.
In its 16th weekend, Sony’s Matilda is still performing well, taking £52, 649, for an overall figure of £27.9m.
Dogwoof’s Meet Me In The Bathroom, an archival documentary looking at the New York music scene of the early 2000s from Will Lovelace and Dylan Southern, opened to £40,349 from 34 locations, for a respectable average of £1,187. Its total with previews is £49,130.
Disney’s The Banshees Of Inisherin, after a disappointing Oscars outcome, has reported £37,347 from its 21st session – up 7% on the previous weekend. Its total is now etching towards the £10m mark, currently on £9.9m.
Universal’s Women Talking, which scooped the Oscar for best adapted screenplay at last night’s ceremony, dropped 36% in its fifth session, taking £37,854 for a £879,426 total. Its stablemate Tar dropped 27%, taking £29,944 in its ninth session, totalling £2.4m.
Fresh from its surprise win of the best actor prize for Brendan Fraser at the Oscars, A24 has reported £27,005 for The Whale, with a total now just shy of £2.3m after six sessions.
Peccadillo Pictures brought in £24,567 from 24 sites for Lunana: A Yak In The Classroom, for a site average of £1,024. Pawo Choyning Dorji’s debut follows a discontented teacher assigned to the most remote school in Bhutan.
Signature took £21,640 for Finnish director Klaus Härö’s English-language debut and Toronto premiere, My Sailor, My Love, averaging £150. Plus previews, its total is £25,014.
Sony anime Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - To The Swordsmith Village added £20,000 in its second weekend, with a total of £627,000.
In its 17th session, Mubi’s Aftersun added £19,723 to its £1.8m haul.
For its fourth outing, Universal’s Marcel The Shell With Shoes on dropped 37%, bringing in £15,940, for an overall figure of £322,713.
Altitude’s Winnie The Pooh: Blood And Honey took £10,115 from 18 sites, to a site average of £562.
Seventh Art documentary has Mary Cassatt: Painting The Modern Day Woman from filmmaker Ali Ray took £9,390 from 27 locations, for an average of £348. Its total including previews is £49,555.
Yash Raj Films took £11,052 in Pathaan’s seventh weekend, for a total close to £4.4m. It remains the highest-grossing Indian film ever in the territory,
Joyland’s third weekend recorded £6,824 for Studio Soho Distribution, totalling £119,819 at the UK-Ireland box office.
Magnetes Pictures’ Polish romance Heaven In Hell took £4,124 in its second weekend, for a total of £150,442.
Knock At The Cabin’s sixth weekend saw a 92% drop, taking just £3,888, bringing its total haul to £3.2m.
Charcoal, the feature debut of Brazilian writer-director Carolina Markowicz, took £2,248 in its debut weekend, with an additional £354 in previews, taking the total to £2,602 for Signature.
The Wife And Her House Husband took just £168 for Miracle Communications from its single site showing at London’s Prince Charles Cinema – however, the figure was part of the cinema’s £1 screenings scheme.
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