|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Dec 13-Dec 15)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony)||£5.2m||£9.4m||1|
|2||Frozen II (Disney)||£3.17m||£38.27m||4|
|3||Last Christmas (Universal)||£1.28m||£14.9m||5|
|4||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.
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.
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.
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.
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.