Fast and Furious 9 - Another Round

Source: Universal Pictures International / Henrik Ohsten - Samuel Goldwyn Films

‘Fast and Furious 9’, ‘Another Round’

Rank Film  (Distributor) Three-day gross (July 2-4) Total gross to date Week
1 Fast And Furious 9 (Universal) £2.6m £10.8m 2
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (Sony) £830,560 £17.4m 7
3 In The Heights (Warner Bros) £466,156 £3.3m 3
A Quiet Place Part II (Paramount) £425,798 £10.3m 5
5 Cruella (Disney) £410,789 £8.4m 6

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.39

Fast And Furious 9 comfortably held its lead at the UK and Ireland box office over the weekend (July 2-4) and will top £11m in the territory this week.

The latest instalment in Universal’s action series added £2.68m on its second weekend, down 45% on its opening, to reach a total of £10.86m to date. It recorded an average of £4,403 from 611 locations.

It remained far ahead of the competition, with no other title topping £1m across the weekend. Saturday evening also saw more than 26 million people watch England’s win over Ukraine in the Euro 2020 quarter-finals.

Universal also released Christopher Landon’s body-swap horror-comedy Freaky, starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn, which had faced repeated delays due to the pandemic. The film ranked sixth overall on its opening weekend, taking £335,966 from 523 locations for an average of £644.

Studiocanal scored success with the release of Thomas Vinterberg’s comedy-drama Another Round. The Oscar-winning Danish feature, starring Mads Mikkelsen, took £128,674 across the weekend and ranked ninth.

This may appear small beer compared to the studio blockbusters but this gross came from just 130 locations – the smallest roll-out by far of any film in the top 10. With a cume of £205,266, including previews, this marks a location average of £1,579 – more than any other film across the weekend with the exception of Fast 9.

Studiocanal also has Harry Macqueen’s Supernova on release, which took £89,721 from 376 locations on its second outing, down 63% on its opening weekend. It is now up to £510,363.

Back up top, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway held second place and continued to perform strongly for Sony, holding its takings exactly on its seventh session with £830,560 and £17.4m cume from 627 locations. It remains the highest-grossing film in the territory since cinemas were allowed to reopen in the UK on May 17, while understandably still far short of the £41.1m of first film in 2018 due to pandemic restrictions – due to be lifted on July 19.

John Chu’s New York-set musical In The Heights dropped 32% on its third weekend with £466,156 and £3.31m cume from 621 locations.

Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II also held its position in the chart on its fifth weekend, falling 29% with £425,798 for fourth place in the chart and £10.37m total. It is closing on the £12.2m taken by the first film in 2018.

Rounding out the top five was Disney’s Cruella, which only dipped 11% on its sixth session, taking £410,789 from 568 locations to record an £8.44m cume. The studio also continued to play Raya And The Last Dragon, which was up 35% on its seventh outing, taking £37,276 for a cume of £755,615. Also on its seventh week, Oscar-winner Nomadland took £16,263 and passed a milestone, reaching a cume of £2.04m.

For Lionsgate, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard dropped 33% on its third weekend to £300,050, and has £3.19m total (the first film took £7.3m). The distributor also has Oscar winner The Father, which dropped 49% with £68,877 bringing it to £1.8m total.

Warner Bros also had The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, which added £227,763 – a drop of 24% - on its sixth session, and is now up to £8.83m. It will fall slightly short of the £10.5m and £11m made by the first two Conjuring films, which were not impeded by social distancing measures. Tom & Jerry The Movie added £66,068 and has £966,180 after 12 outings while Godzilla Vs. Kong added £18,879 and has £2.63m total, also after 12 sessions.

Also newly released over the weekend was Signature Entertainment’s Australian animation Daisy Quokka: World’s Scariest Animal. Directed by Ricard Cussó with a voice cast including Angourie Rice and Sam Neill, the film took £52,780 from 376 locations on its opening weekend.

It was topped by Altitude’s animated release Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds, which added £77,792 from 470 locations on its second outing for a £319,391 cume.

Further new releases included Sony’s Azazel Jacobs’ comedy French Exit, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Lucas Hedges, which took £14,677 from 124 locations – a £125 average.

National Amusements released Taichi Ishidate’s anime Violet Evergarden: The Movie, which took £27,532 from 98 locations and a £51,492 cume.

Modern Films opened documentary Lady Boss: The Jackie Collins Story in eight locations, taking £9,228 including an event screening on Thursday. With previews, the cume stands at £12,218 after the first weekend.

Doc ‘N’ Roll Films released Mark Archer’s music documentary Don’t Go Gentle: A Film About IDLES in 35 locations, about the Bristol punk band and its place in the socio-political environment. It took £5,500 over the weekend and has an £11,074 cume.