Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.29
|Rank||Film / Distributor||Three-day gross (Aug 3-5)||Running gross||Week|
|1||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Universal)||£4.1m||£39.3m||3|
|2||Ant-Man And The Wasp (Disney)||£3.8m||£5m||1|
|3||Mission: Impossible – Fallout (Paramount)||£2.5m||£13.3m||2|
|4||Incredibles 2 (Disney)||£2.4m||£40m||4|
|5||Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation (Sony)||£1.5m||£7.8m||2|
In its third week on release, musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again triumphed over the competition again, dropping 43% with £4.1m. The film now sits on a hugely impressive £39.3m, though still some way shy of Mamma Mia!’s £68.6m.
Overall, the majority of the box ofice chart recorded substantial drops this week as the renewed good weather took its toll on cinemas.
Elsewhere for Universal, The First Purge added £172,871 for £5.5m to date, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom posted £166,187 for £41m, and Skyscraper is up to £5.1m after adding £118,809.
Ant-Man And The Wasp rolled out into 586 sites this weekend, taking £3.8m. Including previews of £1.2m, the film’s official opening is a soft-looking £5m.
That’s not a vintage return for a Marvel film, which often open north of £10m. The total falls short of titles such as Thor (£5.4m) and Iron Man (£5.5m), only topping The Incredible Hulk (£3.3m) and Captain America (£3m) in that superhero canon.
Incredibles 2 dropped one place to fourth in the chart in its fourth week, falling 54% with £2.4m taking it to £40m so far. The film is now closing in on the total takings of Finding Dory (£43m) and Toy Story 2 (£44.3m) and should soon become Pixar’s second-highest-grossing title in the UK of all time behind Toy Story 3.
In its second week on release, Mission: Impossible – Fallout echoed the rest of the chart by dropping 55% with £2.5m. The action sequel is now up to £13.3m, still a fair way behind Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’s franchise record of £21.2m.
Sherlock Gnomes is up to £9.1m after adding £43,000 this weekend.
Hotel Transylvania 3: A Monster Vacation added £1.5m in its second weekend, taking it to £7.8m to date. The film has plenty of ground to make up to reach the second film’s £20.7m total.
Leave No Trace is up to £338,000 in the UK.
Children’s’ superhero animation Teen Titans Go! To the Movies got underway with £388,000 from 460 sites this weekend, an average of £844.
Ocean’s 8 is up to £10.9m after posting £58,000, while Hotel Artemis added £14,000 for a total of £695,000 to date.
French family animation The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales opened to £11,371 (including previews) from 41 sites.
The Producers, a one-off event cinema release of the theatre play, took £35,131 from 140 sites.
In its second week, indie drama Apostasy added £30,200. Including midweek takings, the film now sits on £145,194 to date.
The Escape, starring Gemma Arterton and Dominic Cooper, started with £21,797 from 24 sites, plus £2,479 in previews, for £24,276.
Sicilian Ghost Story, the Italian fantasy drama from directors Fabio Grassadonia and Antonio Piazza which premiered in Cannes Critics’ Week last year, opened in 19 sites this weekend, grossing £13,393. Including previews, the film sits on £22,342 so far.
First Reformed is up to £296,003 after four weeks on release. The film added £12,664 this weekend.
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The Greatest Showman, now on release for 32 weeks in the UK, was up 55% this weekend with £12,104. The film now sits on £47m.
Deadpool 2 is up to £32.7m, Sanju is up to £1.3m.
Brett Haley’s US music drama Hearts Beat Loud, starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, took £10,469 from 16 sites this weekend.