|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Dec 6-Dec 8)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Frozen II (Disney)||£4.4m||£33.6m||3|
|2||Knives Out (Lionsgate)||£1.6m||£6m||2|
|3||Last Christmas (Universal)||£1.3m||£12.5m||4|
|4||Les Misérables: The Staged Concert (Universal)||£942,107||£3.2m||1|
|5||Blue Story (Paramount)||£385,000||£3.7m||3|
Frozen II held the number one spot at the UK box office for a third successive week, falling 50% on its previous session with £4.4m.
This takes the film to £33.6m total, making it the eighth-highest-grossing title of 2019 so far.
The first film grossed £43.1m in 2013; with the school holidays still to come, Frozen II has a shot at passing this mark, with a strong tail.
Le Mans ’66 dropped 62% with £185,000 taking it to £5.6m after four weekends; while Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil added £18,000 and has £14.6m.
Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunnit Knives Out held well on its second weekend, falling just 27% with £1.6m. It has crossed the £6m mark and is building towards a good result for Lionsgate.
Last Christmas added £1.3m on its fourth weekend, a fall of just 20%. With a decent tail so far, the film is now up to £12.5m.
Enduringly popular musical Les Misérables opened as an event release on Monday, December 2, with encore screenings across the weekend bringing in £942,107 from 479 locations, a strong £1,967 average. The film has £3.2m in total so far.
Ordinary Love, the romance drama starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, opened to £66,474 from 240 locations, a low £277 average.
The Addams Family added £33,227 for £9.6m after seven weekends; while Abominable added £24,524 for £8.1m after nine.
Rapman’s Blue Story fell 54% on its third weekend, with £385,000 taking it to £3.7m total. The film has passed the £3.3m of 2008 genre companion Adulthood, and will this week top the £3.7m of 2016’s Brotherhood.
Edward Norton’s second directorial feature Motherless Brooklyn opened with £152,000 from 388 locations bringing a £392 location average.
It was outperformed by the 4k restoration of Joe Dante’s 1984 comedy-horror Gremlins, which took £159,000 from 358 locations (£444 average).
The 25th-anniversary screenings of select Friends episodes brought in £126,000 from 406 locations, with further episodes to play on Wednesday and Sunday this week.
Joker added £71,000 on its tenth session – a 69% drop – and has £57.7m in total. It looks set to settle as the 22nd highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, and the fourth highest-grossing of 2019 so far.
The Good Liar put on £22,000 for £3.7m total.
A release of 2004 festive title Elf made £148,000 from 322 locations; while Jay And Silent Bob: Reboot is up to £86,881.
Charlie’s Angels fell a sizeable 72.5% on its second weekend, with just £142,000. It is still to hit the £1m mark, with £942,000 to date.
Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy opened to £33,000 from 82 locations.
21 Bridges took £81,086 on its third session and has £1.5m in total.
Bollywood romantic comedy Pati Patni Aur Woh opened to £53,101 from 37 locations, for a decent £1,435 average.
Marjaavaan added £11,980 and has £296,823 to date, while Pagalpanti is up to £135,068.
Syrian war documentary The Cave opened to £27,117 including previews.
Irish road movie The Last Right opened to £20,519 from 70 locations for a £293 location average.
Wang Xiaoshuai’s Berlin 2019 Competition title So Long, My Son opened to £19,219 from 16 locations for a £1,201 average. With previews, the film has £26,887.
National Theatre Live
Encore screenings of Noel Coward play Present Laughter added £16,835, bringing it to £1.1m.
Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg, released as part of the BFI’s Musicals season, grossed £8,865 from 9 locations.
The Whistleblower opened to £5,547 from 25 locations, for a £223 location average.
Munro Film Services
Low-budget sci-fi Invasion Planet Earth played as an event screening on Thursday, December 5 to £3,038 and has £3,238 in total.
French submarine drama The Wolf’s Call opened in one location with £870, and has £2,376 including previews.
An event release of Kenneth Branagh’s Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale took £342,763 on Wednesday, December 4.
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is up to £6.8m after eight weeks, and will end at around half the £13.8m of the 2015 first title.