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|Rank||Film / Distributor||Three-day gross (Sept 28-30)||Running gross||Week|
|1||Night School (Universal)||£1.6m||£1.6m||1|
|2||The House With A Clock In Its Walls (eOne)||£1.5m||£5.5m||2|
|3||A Simple Favour (Lionsgate)||£1m||£3.4m||2|
|4||Crazy Rich Asians (Warner Bros)||£729,000||£4.8m||3|
|5.||The Nun (Warner Bros)||£657,000||£10.6m||4|
Night School debuted top of a slow UK box office this weekend with a £1.6m bow from 452 locations.
The comedy stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish in the story of a group of adults who are forced to attend night school to pass an exam they need to graduate. It comes from director Malcolm D. Lee of Girls Trip (£9m box office in the UK) fame, which starred Haddish, and producer Will Packer, whose credits include Girls Trip and the Kevin Hart-starring Ride Along (£4.2m) and Ride Along 2 (£5.8m).
BlacKkKlansman is up to £6.2m after posting a further £150,522 this weekend – looks like it won’t top the £8.3m posted by Lee’s 25th Hour in 2006.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again added a further £178,578 for £65.2m so far.
The House With A Clock In Its Walls moved to second in the chart this weekend, adding £1.5m from 555 sites for £5.5m to date.
The Children Act is up to £2.7m after adding a further £34,304.
A Simple Favour held well in its second weekend, dropping a slim 25% with £1m. It’s now up to £3.4m to date.
Crazy Rich Asians added a further £729,000 this weekend and is up to £4.8m in the UK.
The Nun is now on £10.6m after posting a further £657,000. The film is a spin-off of The Conjuring franchise and that cume takes it past the first entry (£10.5m), while it should pass the second entry (£11m) after next weekend.
The Meg is up to £15.8m after adding a further £63,000.
King Of Thieves is up to £5m in the UK after adding a further £619,055 this weekend, a drop of 45%.
The Wife, Björn Runge’s drama featuring Glenn Close in a performance already attracting early Oscar buzz, opened to £335,289 from 119 sites this weekend, an average of £2,818, the second-highest in the top 10 after Night School. With previews, the film’s total opening was an impressive £391,683.
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The Predator was down 51% this weekend, adding £331,885 for £4.6m to date. The Little Stranger fell a hefty 68% in its second weekend, adding £95,975 for £582,531 so far.
Christopher Robin was down 40% this weekend, adding £300,000 for £14.2m to date. The Incredibles 2 is still rolling on, adding £240,000 this weekend to move to £55.5m, while Ant-Man And The Wasp is up to £17.8m after adding £45,000.
Irish mega-hit Black 47 expanded to the UK this weekend, adding a combined £135,180 across the UK and Ireland (including £18,329 from 23 sites in England and Scotland) for £1.3m to date.
The Rider grossed £4,791 from 16 sites this weekend and is up to £81,534.
The Intent 2: The Come Up held well in its second weekend, dropping 40% with £89,573 from 74 sites. The film is up to £317,330 to date. The Miseducation Of Cameron Post is up to £337,937 after adding £8,963.
The re-release of the Coen brothers’ The Big Lebowski took £75,741 in the UK this weekend, while The Godfather re-release is up to £36,432.
Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. took £20,420 in its second weekend, the total now stands at £89,961.
Agnes Varda’s Faces Places took a further £10,421 this weekend and is now up to £89,054.
Cold War is still just shy of becoming the first arthouse foreign language release to top £1m this year, with £38,287 taking it to £970,861.
Skate Kitchen, Crystal Moselle’s docu-drama hybrid about a group of female skateboarders in New York, set off with a soft £19,392 (non-final) from 28 sites on limited showings, including previews. The film premiered at Sundance in January this year and also played Sundance London. Modern will be hoping that strong word-of-mouth, backing up its positive reviews, leads to a long tail across theatrical and further rights.
Batti Gul Meter Chalu is up to £94,021 while Manmarziyaan is up to £98,651.
Gaspar Noe’s Climax added £8,103 from 16 sites and now stands at £57,426.