|Rank||Film / Distributor||Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun)||Running Total||Week|
|1||Rampage (Warner Bros)||£1.4m||£6.5m||2|
|2||A Quiet Place (Paramount)||£1m||£8.3m||3|
|3||The Guernsey Literary And… (Studiocanal)||£824,847||£824,847||1|
|4||Ready Player One (Warner Bros)||£502,000||£15.4m||4|
|5||Peter Rabbit (Sony)||£486,000||£38.9m||6|
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The UK basked in the country’s first spell of warm weather of 2018 and it wasn’t good news for the box office this weekend.
Rampage stayed top despite falling a substantial 55%, a drop that was consistent across the majority of titles on releases this weekend. The film added £1.4m and is now up to £6.5m to date.
Ready Player One stayed fourth in the chart, falling 58% with £502,000 taking it to a cume of £15.4m.
US fantasy horror Wilding, starring Liv Tyler, opened in 136 sites with £20,000 for a disappointing site average of £147.
A Quiet Place moved up to second this weekend with a gross of £1m and a decline of 46%, the lowest drop in the top 10. Three weeks into its run, the film is now up to £8.3m.
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, directed by Mike Newell, starring Lily James and based on a best-selling novel, opened to £824,847 from 494 sites including previews, placing it third in the chart.
Newell’s last effort as a director, the 2012 version of Great Expectations, opened with a softer £544,000 and went on to gross £2.5m. Guernsey could look to eclipse that figure, particularly if it delivers good midweek results by successfully tapping into the UK’s older cinema-going audience.
UK box office sensation Peter Rabbit dropped to fifth in the chart in its six weekend. The film fell 76% this weekend, due to the weather and the end of the school holidays. It added £486,000 from Friday to Sunday and has grossed £38.9m to date.
As Screen reported on Friday, the film became Sony’s highest-grossing non-Bond UK release last week.
In its second weekend, horror film Truth Or Dare fell 57%, adding £400,198 for a cume of £1.7m.
The Leisure Seeker, starring Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland, opened to a very soft £105,057 from its 376 site, an average of just £279.
US comedy Blockers added £113,309 and is now up to £3.8m.
20th Century Fox
The Greatest Showman retained a place in the top 10 for the 17th successive weekend, falling just one spot to seventh in the chart. The film is up to a total gross £45.4m after adding £304,510 from Friday to Sunday.
One place behind in eighth this weekend was Love, Simon, which dropped 56% in its third week. The film added £274,243 and is up to £3.3m.
Isle Of Dogs fell out of the top 10, sitting 11th with a weekend gross of £159,442 for £5.5m to date.
Black Panther dropped to ninth in the chart, adding £235,000 over its tenth weekend for £49.9m. The film should cross £50m in the UK by Friday.
A Wrinkle In Time is up to £2.9m after adding £50,000.
Entertainment Film Distributors
Duck Duck Goose was down 68% this weekend, adding £115,644 for £3.4m to date.
Ghost Stories was down 69% this weekend, adding £84,479 for a cume of £1.5m.
A re-release of musical Grease grossed £300,000 on Thursday, with encore screenings over the weekend taking it to £377,001 from the four-day period.
Funny Cow, starring Maxine Peake as a stand-up comedian, opened in 62 sites with £74,143, an average of £1,196.
Every Day opened to £36,359 from 131 sites for a disappointing site average of £278. Death Wish is up to £325,450.
Let The Sunshine In, Claire Denis’ French-language romantic comedy starring Juliette Binoche, opened to £32,515 from its 22 venues. Including previews, the film is on £48,544.
120 BPM has reached £169,088 and The Square is up to £694,619.
Playing in two cinemas this weekend, A Gentle Creature is now up to £5,414.
On the horizon
Arguably the biggest blockbuster release of 2018 arrive this week on Thursday (April 26) in the form of Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War. Competition comes in the form of Michael Pearce’s Beast, via Altitude, and John Trengrove’s The Wound, via Peccadillo Pictures.