Source: Universal

‘House Of Gucci’

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Nov 26-28)Total gross to dateWeek
1 House Of Gucci  (Universal) £2.4m £2.4m 1
Ghostbusters: Afterlife  (Sony) £2.2m £7.6m 2
3 Encanto  (Disney) £1.5m £1.7m 1
Eternals  (Disney) £586,304 £13.9m 4
5 No Time To Die  (Universal) £492,097 £95.5m 9

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.33

Universal’s House Of Gucci has comfortably secured top spot on its debut weekend at the UK-Ireland box office, representing a recovery for director Ridley Scott from the underperformance of The Last Duel.

House Of Gucci opened to £2.4m from 685 locations at an average of £3,538: below the averages of recent superhero and James Bond blockbusters, but a good result for a drama title.

It has already taken almost three times the amount of The Last Duel, which stood at £859,877 as of last weekend.

Universal will now look to use the strong box office to boost awards campaigns around the film, especially for lead actress Lady Gaga.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife moved off top spot after one week, with a decent hold of -43% and £2.2m bringing it to a £7.6m cume.

Disney opened animated title Encanto to a £1.5m weekend from 598 locations at a £2,555 average. Including previews from last week, the film has £1.7m. This is down on the £3.5m opening of Onward, the studio’s final pre-pandemic animation release; but up on the £865,333 start of Ron’s Gone Wrong, which it released last month.

Former number one Eternals dropped back 52% for Disney, adding £586,304 in its fourth session to reach £13.9m.

After nine weeks in cinemas, Universal’s No Time To Die has now surpassed the lifetime gross of Spectre, the previous James Bond title. No Time To Die added £492,097 this weekend – a -48% hold, better than most of the holdovers – and is at £95.5m, surpassing the £95.2m of 2015’s Spectre.

Skyfall’s lofty £103.2m – the second-highest gross ever in the territory – may be just out of reach, although No Time To Die is still taking a weekend location average of almost £1,000, and Bond films have notably longer tails even than other blockbusters.

Dune continues run

Dune continues to roll along for Warner Bros, and was one of the strongest performers of the weekend, dropping 34.9% with £413,184 taking it to just shy of £21m from six sessions.

An event cinema release of Cole Porter’s musical Anything Goes by Trafalgar Releasing took £368,691 from 433 sites on Sunday, November 28, at an average of £851 – a decent performance for product outside of the traditional film format.

King Richard

Source: Warner Bros

’King Richard’

Also for Warner Bros, King Richard dropped 53.7% on its opening weekend, with £250,165 taking it to £1.1m total.

The Boss Baby 2 dropped 62% on its sixth weekend for Universal, with £136,718 bringing it to just over £7m.

Sky’s A Boy Called Christmas, based on Matt Haig’s book of the same name, opened to £120,770, for 11th place in weekend releases. It played in 174 locations, taking an average of £694 per site, with theatrical bookings handled by Studiocanal.

In a sixth session, The French Dispatch dropped 51%, adding £81,228 to reach £3.9m for Disney. The studio also has Ron’s Gone Wrong in cinemas, which slid 71% on its seventh weekend with £53,882 taking it to £4.5m cume.

Spencer took a hit on its previous session, falling 77.3% with £69,000 bringing it to £2.7m cume. It will fall short of Pablo Larrain’s highest-grossing film in the territory - Jackie with £3.8m – although is clear in second place.

Further Universal titles included The Addams Family 2, which fell 74% with £45,631 taking it to £10.2m; and Edgar Wright’s Last Night In Soho, which dropped 61% with £38,206 adding to a total that stands at £2.3m.

Picturehouse Entertainment’s widest release to date, Reggie Yates’ directorial debut Pirates, opened to £40,000 at a location average of £221 from 181 sites. It has £54,000 including previews.

Petite Maman added £34,042 on its second weekend for Mubi, and is now at £180,630.

Lionsgate’s Mothering Sunday dropped 66.8% with £18,415 taking it to £426,526 from three weekends.

Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Drive My Car is up to £69,369 from two weekends for Modern Films, having played in 25 locations on its second session, and increasing to 26 for its third. The film is looking to make further awards headway in international sections, having won best international feature at the Gotham awards on Monday, November 29.

BFI Distribution and Bohemia Media collaborated on a release of Bifa-nominated documentary Rebel Dykes, which opened to £12,162 and has £12,645 including previews.

Genre label Darkland opened Shepherd to £9,283, while the film has £14,650 including previews.

Two non-English-language titles are closing out: Trinity Film’s Chinese blockbuster The Battle At Lake Changjin added £10,914 for £75,608 total; while Polish-language drama Pitbull added £3,123 for Kinostar to reach £103,958.

Another title not in English, Radu Jude’s Berlinale Golden Bear winner Bad Luck Banging Or Loony Porn, opened to £3,314 from 12 locations at a £276 average for Sovereign Film Distribution.

Bulldog Film’s UK drama Lapwing opened to £1,666 from two locations, and has £3,361 including previews, with one site still to report.