Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.27.
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Dec 7-Dec 9)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Ralph Breaks The Internet (Disney)||£2.5m||£7.4m||2|
|2||The Grinch (Universal)||£2m||£19.5m||5|
|3||Creed II (Warner Bros)||£1.7m||£6m||2|
|4||Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (Warner Bros)||£1.5m||£29.3m||4|
|5.||Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)||£973,627||£44m||7|
Ralph Breaks The Internet stayed top of the chart after a tepid weekend at the UK box office. The film dropped 38% on its previous session, adding £2.5m for £7.4m to date. The film should have a long tail over the Christmas holiday. Predecessor Wreck-It Ralph took £23.8m in the UK, leaving its sequel with some ground still to make up.
Nutcracker & The Four Realms was down 35% this weekend, adding £140,000 for £5.3m so far.
On a weekend that saw no new openers chart in the top five, The Grinch rose up two places, posting a very strong hold with £2m, a drop of just 14%, the lowest in the top 10. The film is now up to £19.5m in the UK, which is beyond the £15.2m grossed by the Jim Carrey version of The Grinch in 2000.
Mortal Engines, the big-budget tale based on Philip Reeve’s dystopian novel of the same name, from director Christian Rivers and producer Peter Jackson, took £578,861 from previews on Saturday and Sunday this weekend. The film continues to preview this week, leading into its official opening on Friday (Dec 14).
Sorry To Bother You opened to £250,453 in the UK, including £63,509 in previews, from 147 locations. The film, a satire on race and greed from writer-director Boots Riley, premiered at Sundance this year.
Creed II fell 43% in its second weekend, adding £1.7m for £6m so far – that already takes it past the lifetime gross of predecessor Creed, which ended on £5.9m.
In its fourth week, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald added £1.5m for £29.3m so far – that’s still a long way shy of the first film’s £54.7m UK gross.
A Star Is Born is up to £28.9m, posting £114,00 this weekend. Smallfoot is up to £11m.
20th Century Fox
Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody stayed in the top five after its seventh weekend, dropping 37% with £973,627. The film now sits on an impressive £44m in the UK.
The Old Man & The Gun, starring Robert Redford as a prison escapee in the 1970s who pulls off a string of heists, opened with £245,388 from 206 sites, an average of £1,191. With previews, the film’s officially opening is £313,525.
Widows is up to £6m in the UK after adding a further £110,729 this weekend.
Previewing this weekend, well-reviewed animated superhero feature Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse placed sixth in the chart with grosses of £750,000 from showings on Saturday and Sunday. That figure also includes some charity previews held to benefit MediCinema. The film has its full opening on Wednesday, December 12.
White Boy Rick, starring Matthew McConaughey and set during the ‘war on drugs’ in the US in the 1980s, opened to a soft £30,000 from 103 locations.
The Possession Of Hannah Grace added £49,000 and is up to £233,000 to date.
The Girl In The Spider’s Web has crossed the £1m mark after adding £23,000 this weekend.
Venom is now up to £20.2m, Hotel Transylvania 3 is up to £20.1m.
Nativity Rocks! Is up to £1.9m in the UK after posting a further £331,638 this weekend. The film is sitting a way behind the grosses of its predecessors – with Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! the top grosser on £9.3m – but still has the Christmas period to boost its takings.
Peterloo is up to £1.2m in the UK after adding £13,462.
Twilight was backed in cinemas this weekend, celebrating the 10th anniversary of its release. Playing in 29 Odeon locations last Monday (Dec 3), the film took £5,417.
Robin Hood added £146,407 and is up to £2.6m in the UK.
Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience added £69,986 with a few sites still to report. The film is now up to £361,051.
Awards-contending documentary Three Identical Strangers added £65,376 to take its cumulative total to £192,542.
Entertainment Film Distributors
Tulip Fever opened this weekend with £50,703 from 122 sites. The film stars Alicia Vikander, Dean DeHaan and Jack O’Connell and had been long-delayed due to the collapse of its rights holder, The Weinstein Company.
Cannes Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters is up to £404,436 in the UK after adding £43,956 this weekend, a drop of 47%.
Japanese animation My Hero Academia: Two Heroes added £18,176 and is up to £229,989.
Suspiria added £5,900 in its fourth week and is up to £329,500.
New Wave Films
The Wild Pear Tree added £6,126 for a cume of £30,016.