|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Sept 13-15)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Downton Abbey (Universal)||£5.1m||£5.1m||1|
|2||It: Chapter Two (Warner Bros)||£3.2m||£13.6m||2|
|3||Hustlers (STX International)||£1.4m||£1.4m||1|
|4||Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (Sony)||£547,000||£19.8m||5|
|5||The Lion King (Disney)||£440,000||£73.8m||9|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.24
UK period drama Downton Abbey opened with £5.1m for a strong start at top spot. The film played in 730 locations, averaging £7,087 – comfortably the highest of the weekend.
It is writer Julian Fellowes’ biggest UK opening by some distance, and should soon catch his highest total gross of £12.3m for 2002’s Gosford Park.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw has passed the £20m mark, adding £191,884 at the weekend for £20.1m after seven weekends.
Good Boys put on £73,813 for £3.1m after five; while a pair of Universal titles are reaching the end of their runs – The Secret Life Of Pets 2 with £19,437 and £19.5m total, and Yesterday, with £11,669 and £13.7m.
It: Chapter Two dropped a substantial 54% on its second weekend, taking £3.2m for second place. It has £13.6m to date.
This is down in all regards on 2017’s It, which took £6.1m (a 39% drop) on its second weekend for £21.2m.
The Informer added £12,000 for £693,000 after three weekends.
STX scored its best-ever three-day opening in the UK with a £1.35m start for Hustlers.
Lorene Scafaria’s crime comedy starring Jennifer Lopez played in 477 sites for an excellent £2,827 location average. This result follows a strong start in North America, where it started with $33.2m (£26.7m) for second place in the US chart too.
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood added £547,000 on its fifth weekend, a 50% fall, for £19.8m total. It is now the seventh highest-grossing 18-rated film of all time in the UK, with the chance of hitting as high as second (2017’s Fifty Shades Darker with £22.7m) depending on the length of its tail.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 added £100,000 for £5m to date and will finish short of the 2016 first film’s £10.7m.
Spider-Man: Far From Home put on £69,000 for £37.1m, and is now the UK’s sixth highest-grossing title of 2019, just behind Aladdin.
The Lion King held a top-five spot for the ninth consecutive week, falling 37% with £440,000 and £73.8m to date.
Angel Has Fallen fell 45% with £381,030. It has £6.7m after four weeks, taking it past the £6.2m of 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen, but too far behind the £11m of 2016’s London Has Fallen.
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold dropped 30% for £276,000 and £5.1m after five weekends. Crawl is nearing the end of its run, with £17,000 taking it to £1.4m.
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Pedro Almodóvar’s Cannes 2019 entry Pain And Glory added £61,965 on its fourth weekend for £1.3m total, a strong result for a film not in the English language.
Bollywood drama Chhichhore added £38,511 for £191,648 after two weekends.
Mrs Lowry And Son added £42,644 on its third session and has £840,939 so far.
Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans topped up £40,843 and has £2.8m after eight weekends.
Polish drama Polityka added £39,545 for a total gross to date of £588,429.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark went up £36,601 and has £2.2m, while Gurinder Chadha’s Blinded By The Light added £18,755 for £3m.
The Souvenir added £34,904 on its third weekend – a 64% drop – for £386,873. It is now Joanna Hogg’s highest-grossing title in the UK, passing the £306,656 of 2010’s Archipelago.
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts’ Syrian war documentary For Sama, which debuted at SXSW before playing in the Cannes official selection this year, started with £23,727 from just 27 screens.
This is a strong result for a limited release; its £1,031 average made it one of only two titles outside the top five to break a £1,000 location average. With previews, the film has £39,002.
A re-release of John Schlesinger’s 1969 Oscar-winner Midnight Cowboy starring Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman brought in £9,048 from four sites.
Mark Jenkin’s Berlin 2019 title Bait added £26,760 from 28 sites for £215,014 to date.
French synth drama The Shock Of The Future opened to £1,976 from 10 screens.