Source: Sony

‘Jumanji: The Next Level’

RankFilm  (Distributor)Three-day gross (Dec 13-Dec 15)Total gross to date Week
1 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) £5.2m £9.4m 1
Frozen II (Disney) £3.17m £38.27m 4
3 Last Christmas (Universal) £1.28m £14.9m 5
Knives Out (Lionsgate) £1.25m £8.4m 3
5 Black Christmas (Universal) £282,536 £282,536 1


Action sequel Jumanji: The Next Level has replaced Disney’s Frozen II at the top of the UK box office by taking £5.2m over its opening weekend.

The Sony title scored an £8,000 location average from 641 sites and reported a declared opening of £9.4m. Adding to the £3m from last week’s previews, further previews on Wednesday and Thursday grossed £1.2m for a total of £4.25m.

In December 2017, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle opened with £8.15m (including £4.11m in previews) and went on to gross £38.5m.

This means the sequel has opened 15% higher than its predecessor and brings Sony’s gross for the year to £99.5m.

Charlie’s Angels took £45,000 on its third weekend, tipping the reboot over the million mark with £1.1m to date.

Alma Har’el’s Honey Boy added £16,000, taking it up to £80,000.


Frozen II finally fell from the top spot on its fourth weekend, dipping just 28% with £3.17m. This takes the animated sequel to £38.27m, making it the sixth highest-grossing title of 2019 so far.

Going into the festive break, it is edging toward the £43.1m grossed by the first film in 2013.

Le Mans ’66 dropped 35% with £125,000, taking it to £5.9m after five weekends.


Horror remake Black Christmas struggled on its opening weekend, taking just £282,536 from 401 sites – a location average of £705. The previous remake of the 1974 original opened with £368,000 in December 2006.

Last Christmas added £1.28m on its fifth weekend. Thanks to a decent tail, the film is now up to £14.9m.

Abominable added £56,792 for £8.13m after 10 weekends; while The Addams Family added £24,157 for £9.6m after eight.

Romantic drama Ordinary Love, starring Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville, added £13,599 on its second weekend for a total of £161,874.


Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunnit Knives Out held well on its third weekend, falling just 24% with £1.25m. It is now up to £8.4m, proving a good result for Lionsgate.


Rapman’s Blue Story fell 39% on its fourth weekend, with £232,000 taking it to £4.13m total. The film has passed the £3.3m of 2008 genre companion Adulthood as well as the £3.7m of 2016’s Brotherhood.

Warner Bros

The 25th-anniversary screenings of select Friends episodes brought in £87,000 – the highest grosser for Warner Bros over the weekend – and is up to £302,000 after two weeks.

Edward Norton’s Motherless Brooklyn took £50,000 for a total of £343,000 on its second week.

Joker added £43,000 on its eleventh session and has £57.83m. It is the fourth high-grossing of 2019 to date, behind Disney’s Toy Story 4, The Lion King and Avengers: Endgame.

A 4k re-release of comedy-horror Gremlins put on £23,000 for a total of £233,000.

The Good Liar added £21,000 for £3.79m total.

Park Circus

A re-release of 2004 festive film Elf added £81,516 from 280 locations and is up to £269,000 while documentary Aquarela took £4,555 from nine sites.

Eros International

Mystery thriller The Body opened to £16,512 in 26 locations while romantic comedy Pati Patni Aur Who added £14,882 and is up to £96,367 after two weekends.


Imelda Marcos documentary The Kingmaker took £13,940 from 24 locations, taking its total including previews to £19,526.

Pinpoint Films

Pink Wall, the feature directorial debut of Weekend and Downton Abbey actor Tom Cullen, took just £2,225 on its opening – a screen average of £106 from 21 screens.

More distributors to follow.