Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.31
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Jan 25-Jan 27)||Total gross to date||Week|
|2||Mary Queen Of Scots (Universal)||£1.5m||£5m||2|
|4||Stan & Ollie (eOne)||£1.1m||£8.3m||3|
|5||Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)||£995,173||£42.1m||6|
Glass held the number one spot at the UK box office over the weekend of January 25-27, grossing £1.9m for a 42% drop on its first session.
The third film in director M. Night Shyamalan’s Eastrail 177 trilogy is now up to £6.9m total. Its second week was down on the £2m second week of previous title Split in 2017, although it is still ahead overall of Split’s £6m cume at that stage. Split went on to £11.4m total, while Unbreakable, the first in the series, hit £11.6m.
Mary Poppins Returns hung onto the top five with a £995,173 weekend, taking it to £42.1m total.
Ralph Breaks The Internet added £406,000 on its ninth session, and is up to £17.7m, behind the first film’s £23.8m.
Josie Rourke’s historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots performed well in its second week, dropping just 27% for £1.5m and £5m to date.
It will aim to set a new UK record for a Saoirse Ronan-led film, which currently stands at £6.4m for The Lovely Bones in 2010 (Atonement and The Grand Budapest Hotel, in which she had supporting roles, both grossed higher too).
An event release of Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the film’s UK debut, brought in £30,000.
The Grinch added £21,360 and is up to £27.8m.
Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic Vice began its run with £1.2m from 503 sites, including £77,548 in previews.
This puts it just behind McKay’s previous title, The Big Short, which opened to £1.3m in January 2016, albeit on fewer locations (412). The Big Short totalled £6m across its run; Vice will look to use awards buzz for Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Sam Rockwell – all Oscar-nominated – to help it towards a similar figure.
Stan And Ollie moved from third to fourth, taking £1.1m over the weekend, and is up to £8.3m to date.
Nativity Rocks! nears the end of its run, taking £2,578 for a £3.1m cume.
20th Century Fox
The Favourite dropped 28% in its fourth week and is now up to £13m. By way of comparison, Fox’s big awards title from last year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, stood at £9.4m after four weeks, finishing on a decent £15.2m - The Favourite will look to top this.
Bohemian Rhapsody held a top ten spot in its 14th weekend and is up to £52m, buoyed by awards love for Rami Malek’s performance, which received one of five Oscar nominations for the film last week as well as the best actor prize at last night’s SAG awards.
The Mule, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood as a Korean War veteran who becomes a drug smuggler, started with £725,000. This is up on his previous title, 2018’s The 15:17 To Paris, which started with £290,676; but down on the two before - £1.8m from 2016’s Sully and £2.5m from 2015’s American Sniper.
Holdovers included Aquaman, which added £388,000 and is now up to £22m; Creed II, which put on £15,000 for £10m; Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald, which added £13,000 for £33.9m; and A Star Is Born, which put on £24,000 in an impressive 17th weekend and is at £29.8m.
Canine caper A Dog’s Way Home, featuring the voice of Bryce Dallas Howard as Bella the dog, started with £702,000 from 443 locations.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse fell just 27% on its seventh weekend with £368,000 and is up to £9.7m, with multiple best animation prizes and an Oscar nomination in its web.
Love Yourself In Seoul – BTS World Tour 2019, the latest concert film about Korean boyband BTS, grossed £518,810 from 291 sites for a £1,783 site average. It was the fourth-highest grossing title on Saturday, its sole day of release.
Romantic comedy Second Act starring Jennifer Lopez began with £402,631 from 431 sites.
The Upside, the remake of French 2011 hit Intouchables, added £178,217 and is up to £1.9m. The original title, called The Untouchables in the UK, grossed £2.7m total.
Transformers prequel Bumblebee added £390,000 over the weekend and is at £12.2m.
Japanese anime title Dragon Ball Super: Broly took £305,113 plus £546,072 in previews, for a running total of £851,185.
Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer starring Nicole Kidman opened to £106,000 from 113 sites.
Colette added £100,000 and is up to £1.8m.
Polish-language martial arts drama Underdog is up to £327,044.
Boosted by an IMAX rollout, Oscar-nominated doc Free Solo increased 92% on its previous weekend, taking £83,870 for a total of £1.5m.
Also recognised by the Academy, RBG is up to £98,768.
Addiction drama Beautiful Boy starring Timothée Chalamet put on £173,329 and is up to £690,920.
Jane Magnusson’s doc Bergman: A Year In A Life grossed £4399 from three sites with another still to report.