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Source: Studiocanal / Universal

‘Evil Dead Rise’, ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (Apr 21-23) Total gross to date               Week
 1. The Super Mario Bros. Movie  (Universal) £4.3m £41.6m 3
 2. Evil Dead Rise  (Studiocanal) £1.5m £1.5m 1
 3. Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves  (eOne) £769,000 £11.9m 4
 4. John Wick: Chapter 4  (Lionsgate) £589,676 £15.8m 5
 5. Air  (Warner Bros) £516,000 £3.7m 3

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.24

Studiocanal’s Evil Dead Rise slashed into the top five of the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, as The Super Mario Bros. Movie stayed in pole position for a third session.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie comfortably held top spot, falling 44% with £4.3m taking it to a £41.6m cume for Universal. The film is now in the 75 highest-grossing films of all time in the UK and Ireland, ahead of comparative family titles such as Peter Rabbit  (£41.1m), Inside Out  (£39.4m) and The Simpsons Movie  (£38.7m).

Evil Dead Rise scored a strong start for Studiocanal, opening to almost £1.5m across the weekend for second place – a good result for an 18-rated title. It is the highest opening of the five-film franchise to date, ahead of the £1.4m of 2013’s Evil Dead, which ended on £3.4m.­­­

Dungeons & Dragons: Honour Among Thieves  held well for eOne, dropping just 35% with £769,000 taking it to £11.9m in total from four weekends.

Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 4  saw the slimmest drop in the top 10, falling just 28% across its fifth weekend with £589,676 taking it to £15.8m total. The film has long soared past the £10.4m of 2019’s John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum to be the highest-grossing title in the franchise.

Trainer origin story Air leads Warner Bros’ slate, falling 28.6% across its third session with £516,000 bringing it to a £3.7m cume.

Despite the surge of Evil Dead Rise, takings for the top five fell 30% in the first post-Easter holidays weekend to £7.6m. Cinemas may have to wait until the week after next to see a positive turn, with the May 3 release of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3.

Event cinema releases make bank

Sony opened online thriller Missing to £353,310 from 430 sites at an £822 average. Including previews, the US title has £382,054.

Universal’s horror comedy Renfield starring Nicolas Cage and Nicholas Hoult fell 56% across its second session, with £301,251 taking it to £1.3m total.

The Pope's Exorcist

Source: Sony

‘The Pope’s Exorcist’

The Pope’s Exorcist added £189,924 on its third weekend - a 54.8% drop – and is up to £2.1m for Sony.

The Three Musketeers: D’Artagnan opened to £161,609 from 267 screens for a £605 screen average for Entertainment Film Distributors.

Anime title Suzume dropped 67.9% on its second weekend for Sony, with £150,701 bringing it to an £822,236 total to date.

Trafalgar Releasing’s event cinema title Coldplay – Music Of The Spheres: Live At River Plate has £290,013 from two release days (April 19 and 23) from 311 cinemas.

Animation Mummies added £141,000 – a 49% drop across its third session – to reach £2.6m for Warner Bros.

National Theatre Live’s event cinema title Good took £684,583 on its Thursday 20 opening night, with a further £134,327 at the weekend taking it to a strong £818,910.

Seventh Art Distribution painted a pretty picture for event cinema release Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition, which took £78,878 at the weekend. Having first screened on Tuesday, April 18, the film is now up to £246,732.

On a weekend of environmental activism in the UK capital, Vertigo Releasing’s Toronto 2022 title How To Blow Up A Pipeline opened to £48,849 from 145 sites. Daniel Goldhaber’s eco-thriller has £85,685 including previews.

On its 12th weekend in cinemas, Universal’s Puss In Boots: The Last Wish added £46,284 to reach a £25.7m cume, more than £10m ahead of the £15.6m of the 2011 first film.

Mia Hansen-Love’s One Fine Morning  held well for Mubi, dropping just 21% across its second session with £45,392 taking it to a £178,715 total to date.

Disney put James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar: The Way Of Water back in select iMAX and 3D venues, adding £44,509 to its total to reach £76.9m – the 11th -highest-grossing film of all time in the territory.

Modern Films’ Cannes 2022 ‘unromantic comedy’ Sick Of Myself made a sharp start, with £43,227 from 38 cinemas including previews, at a £1,138 average.

After six weekends in cinemas, Warner Bros’ blockbuster Shazam! Fury Of The Gods is up to just shy of £6m, having added £43,000 – a 58.8% fall. It will likely finish with less than half of the £13.4m of 2019’s Shazam!.

Pathe’s Allelujah  starring Judi Dench added £35,796 on its sixth weekend, and is up to a £3.5m cume.

On its sixth weekend in cinemas, Disney’s Rye Lane added £29,780 – a 39% drop – to reach a strong £1.1m total. The film has another nine days exclusively in cinemas in the UK, before launching on Disney+ on May 3.

Scream VI added £23,000 on its seventh weekend for Paramount - a 69.7% fall – and is up to almost £7.7m, just ahead of the £7.6m of last year’s Scream.

Universal opened A.V. Rockwell’s crime drama A Thousand And One to £21,873 at a £150 location average.

Picturehouse Entertainment’s Cairo Conspiracy added £20,911 on its second weekend – a drop of just 22% - and is up to £84,000.

Creed III consolidated its position as the highest-grossing of the franchise, adding £20,000 this weekend. The Warner Bros title has £14.2m in total, ahead of the £5.9m of 2016’s Creed and £10.1m of 2018’s Creed II.

Break Out Pictures opened documentary Pray For Our Sinners to £14,222 (€16,062) in Ireland alone from 18 sites at a £790 site average.

Godland added a further £10,776 on its third weekend in cinemas for Curzon, and is up to a £132,059 cume.

New Wave Films’ Cannes 2022 Competition entry Pacifiction opened to £4,760 from 12 screens at a £397 screen average, and has £5,302 including previews.

Assassin Club dropped 97.4% on its second weekend for Paramount, adding £1,100 to reach a £75,000 total.