Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.30
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Apr 19-21)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Shazam! (Warner Bros)||£976,000||£12m||3|
|3||Captain Marvel (Disney)||£641,000||£38.1m||7|
|4||Red Joan (Lionsgate)||£430,060||£566,872||1|
|5||Wonder Park (Paramount)||£298,000||£3.1m||2|
The vibrant weather in the UK over the Easter bank holiday weekend spelled bad news for cinemas, with no film taking more than £1m over the Friday-Sunday session and 50%+ drops registered by most of the key holdovers.
For Warner Bros, superhero feature Shazam! dropped 54% this weekend, taking £976,000 for a cume of £12m to date.
A 4k restoration of The Goonies was released in UK cinemas this weekend, taking £58,000 from 370 sites.
The Lego Movie 2 grossed £10,000 and is up to £18.5m in the UK.
Head Full Of Honey, Til Schweiger’s comedy drama starring Nick Nolte as a man suffering from Alzheimer’s, posted an £8,000 opening from 134 sites, a remarkably low site average of just £60 per venue.
Dumbo took £926,000 Fri-Sun, down 60% on last weekend. The film is up to £21.6m in the UK.
Captain Marvel continues to tick over, with £641,000 taking it to £38.1m to date.
Red Joan, starring Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson as a former Russian spy, opened to £430,060 from 487 sites, an average of £883. Including the bank holiday Monday, the film is up to £566,872.
After opening in a disappointing fifth place last weekend, Hellboy added £254,154 in its second session, a drop of 66%. The film is now on £1.8m in the UK.
Missing Link added £165,792 for £2.7m to date, while Fighting With My Family is up to £5.8m cume.
Wonder Park grossed £298,000 this weekend, down 63% on last week. The film is up to £3.1m including the bank holiday.
Pet Sematary added £256,000 for £3.8m so far, while What Men Want added £25,000 for £3m cume.
In its second weekend, Wild Rose added £267,857, a drop of 59% on its opening session. Including the bank holiday Monday, the film is up to £1.8m to date.
Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun added £119,405 in its third weekend, down 66% on last week. Its up to £2.4m in the UK.
Green Book added £4,669 for £10m so far.
Greta, Neil Jordan’s mystery thriller starring Chloë Grace Moretz as a young woman who befriends a lonely widow (Isabelle Huppert) who harbours a dark agenda, opened with a £202,665 Fri-Sun from 385 locations, an average of £526. Including previews and the bank holiday Monday, the film is up to £405,309 in the UK.
That figure already surpasses Jordan’s previous release, Byzantium, which took £257,652 in the UK back in 2012. His best-performing title remaining Interview With The Vampire which took £10.7m in 1995.
Little added £253,601 for £1.4m to date. Us is up to £9.7m in the UK after adding £212,935. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is up to £19.6m after adding £48,183, while The Sisters Brothers is up to £666,941 after posting £44,153 this time out.
A re-release of Monty Python’s Life Of Brian took £187,847 this weekend. The event cinema release of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s staging of As You Like It took £232,860.
Entertainment Film Distributors
Fisherman’s Friends added £89,009 this weekend and is now up to £6.8m in the UK.
Dragged Across Concrete, the cop drama starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, opened to £58,199 this weekend from 122 sites, an average of £477, though the film primarily only played one evening screening per venue per day. Including previews its cume so far is £69,249.
The film is directed by S. Craig Zahler, whose previous features include 2017’s Brawl In Cell Block 99 (which opened with £5,421 in the UK and ended on £11,223) and 2016’s Bone Tomahawk (started on £30,282, ended on £95,166)
The White Crow is up to £1.1m in the UK and added £20,817 this weekend.
Loro, Paolo Sorrentino’s biopic of controversial figure Silvio Berlusconi, opened with £32,516. Including previews and the bank holiday Monday, the film is up to £47,441.
At Eternity’s Gate is up to £289,208 in the UK.
Mid90s added £22,991 and is up to £197,529 cume.
The Keeper is up to £243,693 in the UK.
Bulldog Film Distribution
Steel Country, Simon Fellows’ mystery thriller starring Andrew Scott, took £4,889 including previews this weekend.