|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Nov 15-17)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Last Christmas (Universal)||£2.6m||£2.6m||1|
|2||Le Mans ’66 (Disney)||£2m||£2m||1|
|3||Joker (Warner Bros)||£1m||£56.1m||7|
|4||Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (Disney)||£700,000||£14.1m||5|
|5||The Addams Family (Universal)||£645,310||£9.1m||4|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.30
Universal’s festive feature Last Christmas became the first new number one at the UK box office for six weeks, dislodging Joker from the top spot with a £2.6m opening.
It played in 612 locations with a £4,337 location average. This is the lowest location average for a new number one since Fighting With My Family in March this year (£2,822).
The UK is the London-set film’s key territory outside of the US, where it opened on November 8 and is now up to $22.6m (£17.4m). It has £27.4m worldwide.
Last Christmas was directed by Paul Feig, stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding, was written by Emma Thompson and Bryony Kimmings, and features the music of George Michael.
For other Universal titles, The Addams Family fell 36% with £645,310 on its fourth weekend and now has £9.1m. A decent tail should see it pass the £10.4m of the 1991 live-action version.
Abominable held well on its sixth session, dropping just 14% with £348,188 taking it to £7.8m.
Downton Abbey added £21,907 and is at £28m.
Racing drama Le Mans ’66 (titled Ford v Ferrari in the US and some other territories) started with a £2m weekend; some sites are still to report, with no location average available at this stage. Christian Bale and Matt Damon star.
Despite finally losing its box office crown, Joker still performed well, falling 39.3% with £1m taking it to £56.1m. It has now stayed in seven-figure territory for seven weeks, becoming only the third title to have achieved that feat in 2019 after Disney duo Toy Story 4 and The Lion King.
It is now up to 27th position in the all-time UK box office, just behind Incredibles 2 on £56.2m, The Dark Knight Rises on £56.3m and Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace on £56.4m.
The Good Liar fell 36.4% on its second weekend with £608,000, and has £2.5m to date.
Doctor Sleep dropped 59.9% on its third session with £210,000, and has £3.1m cume.
Second World War drama Midway fell 54.2% on its second session with £345,518, and has £1.6m in total.
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon fell 28.5% on its fifth weekend with £324,000 and has £6.5m to date.
Bollywood romance action title Marjaavaan opened to £100,741 from 44 locations, an impressive £2,290 average.
Ang Lee’s Gemini Man added £40,000 on its sixth weekend and has £4.7m to date.
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Awards contender Judy took £28,500 on its seventh weekend, and has £8m cume.
Political thriller The Report starring Adam Driver opened with £28,278 from 25 locations for a decent £1,131 average, with previews taking it to £52,600 total. The Amazon Studios production will launch on the Prime Video streaming platform on November 29.
Lee Won-Tae’s Cannes 2019 title The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil opened to £6,315 from 6 locations, for a £1,052 location average.
Little Monsters starring Lupita Nyong’o opened to a low £4,653 from 68 locations – a £68 location average. Including previews, the film is up to £18,460.
Event specialists Trafalgar had two titles in cinemas over the last week. Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour took £15,763 in 100 locations on November 13; while Le Corsaire – Bolshoi Ballet 2019 brought in £88,047 from 164 sites on November 17.