Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.31
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Mar 5-7)||Total gross to date||Week|
|2||Shazam! (Warner Bros)||£2.1m||£8.9m||2|
|3||Captain Marvel (Disney)||£885,000||£36.4m||6|
|4||Wonder Park (Paramount)||£810,000||£1.6m||1|
Fantasy adventure Dumbo rose up the chart to retake top spot on its third weekend, recording a £2.3m Friday to Sunday total.
The film fell just 34% on its previous session, and has now grossed £17.7m in the UK in total.
It has now passed the lifetime of director Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (£12.3m in 2016) and Planet Of The Apes (£17m in 2001).
It is well behind the total gross of Disney live-action remakes Beauty And The Beast (£72.4m in 2017) and The Jungle Book (£46.2m in 2016), but will look for strong takings across the rest of the Easter holidays.
Captain Marvel also rose a place in the rankings to third, dropping just 25% with an £885,000 weekend and £36.4m total. This week it will pass the lifetime totals of Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War (both £37m), having already passed the previous standalone films for both characters. It should also top the £38.1m of Deadpool in the next few days.
On its second weekend Shazam! fell 46.8%, taking £2.1m for £8.9m total. This was the second highest non-US takings for the film for this session, behind China’s £3.7m ($4.9m), although neither amount represents a spectacular result.
The LEGO Movie 2 added £28,000 and is at £18.4m.
Animated animal adventure Wonder Park started with a £810,000 weekend. After opening wide on Monday of last week and making £760,000 in its first four days, the film has £1.6m total.
Pet Sematary fell 50% on its second weekend, taking £644,000 for a £3m total to date.
What Men Want added £61,000 for £2.9m so far, while Instant Family put on £9,600 for £10.6m total.
Superhero reboot Hellboy, directed by Neil Marshall, opened to £979,328, with a £1,932 average from 481 screens and including £172,204 of previews (it took £757,124 Friday to Sunday).
This is down on both the £1.1m opening of 2004’s Hellboy and the £3m start of 2008 sequel Hellboy 2: The Golden Army, both directed by Guillermo del Toro.
Animated title Missing Link added £426,953 on its second weekend – a 33% drop - and is at £1.9m.
Fighting With My Family added £22,799 and is up to £5.8m.
Country music drama Wild Rose, starring Screen Star of Tomorrow 2017 Jessie Buckley, opened to £646,118 from 469 locations. With previews, it has £769,554 in total.
Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun added £351,684 in its second session for £1.9m; while Oscar best picture winner Green Book went up £23,469, and has passed the £10m mark.
American comedy Little starring Regina Hall, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin opened to £530,988 from 359 locations for a £1,479 average.
Jordan Peele’s Us added £501,461 on its fourth weekend and now has £9.1m. Continuing at this pace, it stands a chance of passing the £10.4m of Peele’s Oscar-winning 2017 horror Get Out.
The Sisters Brothers took £119,934 on its second weekend, falling 40%. It has £530,578 so far.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World added £27,991 for £19.5m total, and will finish between the first (£17.4m) and second (£25.5m) titles in the series.
UK comedy Fisherman’s Friends fell 48.5% on its fifth weekend, with £201,875 taking it to £6.5m so far.
Teen romantic drama Five Feet Apart added £44,942 and has £745,040 cume.
Ralph Fiennes’ The White Crow took £44,508 this weekend, and has £1,022,917 so far. It has now passed both of Fiennes’ previous efforts as director, 2014’s The Invisible Woman (£889,321) and 2012’s Coriolanus (£1,015,494).
The Keeper, the story of German prisoner-of-war Bert Trautmann who became a successful footballer, fell 37% on its second weekend, taking £42,413 for £188,676 so far.
At Eternity’s Gate topped up by £28,032 and has £254,156 cume.
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The Kid Who Would Be King added £15,321 and is settling out at £3.7m.
Yuli – The Carlos Acosta Story, about the acclaimed Cuban ballet dancer, had an opening weekend of £9,944 from 10 sites. The film had a Royal Opera House event live-streamed to 184 cinemas on April 3 bringing in £91,120, and with an additional £10,200 in previews it has total takings of £111,264.
Happy As Lazzaro is up to £89,965.
Romeo Akbar Walter added £8,966 for £58,916 after two weekends.