Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.29
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Jan 18-Jan 20)||Total gross to date||Week|
|2||Mary Queen Of Scots (Universal)||£2.1m||£2.1m||1|
|3||Stan & Ollie (eOne)||£1.8m||£6.1m||2|
|4||Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)||£1.7m||£40.7m||5|
|5.||The Favourite (20th Century Fox)||£1.3m||£11.1m||3|
Glass comfortably opened number one in the UK this weekend with a £3.4m debut, including previews of roughly £100,000.
The film is a sequel to two of director M. Night Shyamalan’s previous works – Unbreakable (£11.6m gross in the UK) and Split (£11.4m) – starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson from the former, and James McAvoy from the latter in an unusual take on the superhero genre.
The film opened an impressive 34% up on Split, which opened with £2.6m in 2017. Director Shyamalan’s top performing film in the UK remains The Sixth Sense, which built to £25.8m back in 1999.
Mary Poppins Returns was fourth this weekend, adding £1.7m with a slim drop of 26% on last weekend. The film is up to £40.7m in the UK, surpassing the lifetime gross of musical Les Miserables.
Ralph Breaks The Internet also registered a slim drop this weekend, adding a further £525,000 for £17.3m to date.
Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots opened with a solid £2.1m UK bow from 503 screens this weekend, a location average of £3,733. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I as two feuding cousins in 16th Century Britain.
The Grinch is up to £27.8m in the UK.
Stan & Ollie held well in its second weekend, dropping just 26% with £1.8m from 680 sites. The film is now up to £6.1m in the UK.
Nativity Rocks! is up to £3.1m after adding a further £21,965.
20th Century Fox
The Favourite dropped 44% this weekend, adding £1.3m for £11.1m to date.
In its 13th weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody dropped 39%, with £630,000 leaving it on £51.1m.
Aquaman added £717,000 for a cume total of £21.4m. Creed II is past £10m after adding £49,000. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald added £62,000 for £33.9m to date. A Star Is Born added £40,000 for £29.8m.
Bumblebee added £634,000 and is up to £11.6m.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse posted the best hold of any film in the top 20 this weekend, dropping just 17% with £500,000. The animated feature is up to £9.3m in the UK.
Holmes And Watson added £21,000, taking it to £2.7m.
The Upside added £413,774 from 302 sites and is up to £1.5m in the UK.
Beautiful Boy, Felix van Groeningen’s drama starring Timothee Chalamet, Steve Carrell and Maura Tierney in the story of a father trying to help his drug addict son, opened to a £252,313 Fri-Sun from 124 sites. With previews, the film’s opening is £361,382.
Mainstream Polish language films continue to deliver big numbers in the UK. This weekend, Mixed Martial Arts drama Underdog delivered a non-final £283,000 opening from 254 sites.
Colette added £213,524 in its second weekend, a fairly heavy drop of 62%. Its cume is now £1.5m.
Free Solo added £42,196 this weekend and is up to £1.3m in the UK. RBG is up to £92,178.
Munro Film Services
London Unplugged, the UK portmanteau drama starring Juliet Stevenson, grossed £533 from one showing this weekend and is up to £1,589 cume. The film has two sold out Q&As coming up this week in London.
HOME Artist Film
Island Of The Hungry Ghosts, Gabrielle Brady’s documentary about millions of crabs migrating across Australia’s Christmas Island, is up to £9,227 in the UK after two weekends.