Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.32
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Mar 22-25)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Captain Marvel (Disney)||£3.4m||£29.5m||3|
|3||Fisherman’s Friends (Entertainment)||£972,836||£3.4m||2|
|4||What Men Want (Paramount)||£513,000||£1.9m||2|
|5||Fighting With My Family (Lionsgate)||£387,779||£5.5m||4|
Captain Marvel stayed top of the tree this weekend. The film dropped 49% in its third outing, adding £3.4m for £29.5m cume.
The film is now set to pass the lifetime gross of Thor: Ragnarok (£29.6m) and has its sights set on Spider-Man 3 (£33.6m) and Iron Man 3 (£37m).
Elsewhere for Disney, Mary Poppins Returns added £18,500 for £44.2m to date; Ralph Breaks The Internet is up to £18.6m after adding £8,100; and Glass added £10,000 for £10.9m so far.
Jordan Peele’s Get Out follow up Us, the horror film starring Lupita Nyong’o, posted a £2.8m opening in the UK this weekend, placing it second in the chart. The film played in 580 sites for an average of £4,828.
The Universal title opened in 47 markets this weekend, with the UK delivering the second-highest number behind the huge £53.3m ($70.3m) debut in North America.
In the UK, the film eclipsed the debut of Peele’s debut feature Get Out by some 32%, with that film having opened with £2.2m before climbing its way to £10.4m.
Elsewhere, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World added £320,998 this weekend and is up to £19.1m, while Everybody Knows added £42,279 for £385,371 cume.
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UK comedy Fisherman’s Friends posted a strong hold in its second weekend, falling just 16% with £972,836. That’s comfortably the smallest drop in the UK top ten. Including solid mid-week takings, which saw Mon-Thurs match its opening three-day of £1.2m, the film is now up to £3.4m. That’s now more than half of the lifetime of fellow UK comedy Finding Your Feet (£5.8m).
What Men Want added £513,000 and is up to £1.9m; Instant Family took £295,000 and is at £10.2m.
Fighting My Family posted £387,779 for £5.5m so far.
The Lego Movie 2 added £373,000 and has now passed £18m in the UK.
Five Feet Apart, the US romantic drama that has been performing well stateside (grossing more than £20m ($26.5m) to date) opened to £253,341 from 204 sites, with no previews.
Horror film The Prodigy added £7,151 and is up to £185,774.
The White Crow, Ralph Fiennes’ drama about ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev’s dramatic defection to the West in the 1960s, posted a soft debut of £221,785 from 90 locations, an average of £2,520. Including previews, the film has taken £326,497.
Fiennes has directed two previous films, the Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus in 2011 and the period drama The Invisible Woman in 2013, which totalled £1m and £900,000 in the UK respectively.
Green Book added £203,627 this weekend and is up to £9.5m; On The Basis Of Sex added £22,544 for £1.5m to date; Vice is up to £4.1m after posting £13,786; If Beale Street Could Talk added £5,738 for 1.5m so far; Stan & Ollie added £3,773 for £10.1m.
A 75th anniversary event re-release of The Great Escape, presented by historian Dan Snow, grossed £171,402 this weekend.
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The Kid Who Would Be King added £67,050 and is up to £3.5m in the UK; The Aftermath is up to £1.8m after posting £36,451; Bohemian Rhapsody is on £54.8m and added £36,300 this weekend; Alita: Battle Angel is on £9.2m and added £31,485; The Favourite is on £16.8m and added £22,682; Can You Ever Forgive Me? is up to £2.1m and posted £16,047.
Event cinema release The Media Centre Presents Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration took £128,691 from 116 sites on Thursday (March 22), with 10 venues to report.
A Dogs Way Home added £25,600 for £2.1m; Escape Room added £11,300 for £2.5m; Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse added £10,300 for £10.7m; All Is True added £8,500 for £974,000.
Ben Is Back posted £17,871 and is up to £164,118.
Border added £15,258 this weekend and is up to £184,198; Under The Silver Lake is up to £25,579.
The Crossing, director Bai Xue’s Chinese drama that premiered at Toronto last year, opened with £6,501 from 12 sites.
Girl played in 13 locations, adding £4,115. It’s now up to a very soft £41,146.