|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Sept 6-8)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||It: Chapter Two (Warner Bros)||£6.9m||£7.3m||1|
|2||Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood (Sony)||£1.1m||£18.6m||4|
|3||Angel Has Fallen (Lionsgate)||£693,588||£5.9m||3|
|4||The Lion King (Disney)||£690,000||£73.1m||8|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.24
It: Chapter Two got underway in the UK with a £6.9m weekend. Including previews on the Thursday, the film had a four-day £7.3m.
That’s quite far below the previous It film, which opened with a hefty £10m in September 2017. That film built all the way to £32.3m, which suggests Chapter Two could have plenty of distance to go yet.
The Informer added £89,000 for a cume total of £609,000.
Annabelle Comes Home took a further £3,000 for £6.6m.
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood dropped to second place this weekend, adding £1.1m, a drop of 41% on last time out, for £18.6m to date.
Angry Birds 2 added £144,000 for £4.9m
Spider-Man: Far From Home took £114,000 for £36.8m.
Angel Has Fallen added £693,588 and is now up to £5.9m in the UK.
The Queen’s Corgi is on £2.5m after adding £3,574.
The Lion King was down 45% this weekend, grossing £690,000, which takes it to £73.1m. That makes it the eighth biggest film of all time in the UK, surpassing Beauty & The Beast and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows - Part Two.
Toy Story 4 was down 38%, taking £370,000 for £64.6m.
Aladdin benefited from UK kids’ club screenings this weekend, rising 153% with £90,000 taking it to £37m cume.
Phoenix, the specialist distributor of Polish-language features, posted another superb result with Polityka, the drama from director-writer-producer Patryk Vega. The film took a provisional £452,675 from 236 sites, an average of £1,918. With previews, the movie has already taken £519,148.
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold dropped 37% this weekend with £395,000, the best percentage hold n the top ten. The film is now up to £4.8m after four weeks.
Crawl fell 75%, adding £60,000 for £1.3m.
Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw added £346,881 in its fifth weekend, down 43% on its previous session. The film is now on £19.8m in the UK.
Good Boys added £149,746 and is up to £2.9m in the UK.
Yesterday is up to £13.7m; The Secret Life Of Pets 2 is on £19.5m; Mustang is on £84,098.
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Pain & Glory added £146,268, a drop of 40%, and has now crossed the rare £1m mark for a foreign language feature, rising to £1.1m.
Mrs Lowry & Son added £135,657 for a cume of £606,889.
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark added £128,786 for a cume of £2.1m.
Blinded By The Light took £57,604 for £3m so far.
A Million Little Pieces added £4,678 for £47,659 cume.
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Chhichhore, the Bollywood drama, opened with £101,274 from 72 sites, an average of £1,407.
The Souvenir held superbly into its second weekend, dropping just 3% with £95,815. The film is now on £289,003 and will pass Archipelago’s gross (£306,656) to become director Joanna Hogg’s best UK result.
Bait added £44,265, an impressive rise of 37% on its opening the session. The film now has £139,036 in the UK, a good return for the well-reviewed indie feature.
Playmobil added £12,843 and is on £1.1m.
Inna De Yard added £12,446 for a £77,382 cume, Animals is up to £327,626 after adding £2,158.