|Rank||Film / Distributor||Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun)||Running Total||Week|
|1||Solo: A Star Wars Story (Disney)||£3.15m||£13.9m||2|
|2||Deadpool 2 (20th Century Fox)||£2.5m||£26.7m||3|
|3||Avengers: Infinity War (Disney)||£1.06m||£68.82m||6|
|4||Sherlock Gnomes (Paramount)||£936,000||£7.1m||4|
|5||Book Club (Paramount)||£705,000||£705,000||1|
Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.34
Despite failing to make up much ground on its slow start, Solo: A Star Wars Story held onto the top spot at the UK box office this weekend, dropping 35% with £3.2m.
The film is up to a UK gross to date of £13.9m and though it may have a long tail, it won’t be getting near the £66m total posted by fellow Star Wars spin-off Rogue One in 2016/17.
Avengers: Infinity War held onto third this weekend, dropping a slender 13% with £1.1m for £68.8m to date. It is now the 10th highest-grossing film in UK history, surpassing Mamma Mia!.
20th Century Fox
Deadpool 2 dropped 33% this weekend, adding £2.5m to take it to a running total of £26.7m. It now looks unlikely to match the original’s total of £38.1m.
Family animation Sherlock Gnomes made it an unchanged 1-2-3-4 in the UK chart this weekend, posting a significant uptick of 36%, adding £936,000 to take it to £7.1m to date. Previously franchise entry Gnomeo And Juliet took £16m in 2011.
US comedy Book Club – about four lifelong friends whose lives are changed after they read Fifty Shades Of Grey in their monthly book club – debuted to a fairly underwhelming £705,000 from its 519 sites, an average of £1,358. The film opened to $13.6m in the US, comparatively a much better result.
Show Dogs fell one place to sixth in the chart in its second weekend, adding £601,178 from 516 sites for £2.2m to date.
I Feel Pretty is up to a cumulative total of £5m after adding £255,350 this weekend.
In its third week, On Chesil Beach fell a slim 25% with £127,649 for £621,391 to date.
Life Of The Party has now grossed £1.7m after garnering £113,000 this weekend, while the re-release of Stanley Kubrick classic 2001: A Space Odyssey has taken £111,600 to date.
Boosted by takings over the UK school holidays last week, Peter Rabbit is now up to £40.6m in its UK run. The film placed 11th in the chart this weekend with £98,400 from 342 sites.
Breaking In has now grossed £1.1m in the UK after adding £72,916, while Tully added £8,879 this weekend and to take it to a total gross of £563,535.
The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society has now taken £5.6m and grossed £37,172 this weekend, while The Breadwinner is up to £170,852 after adding £32,066.
Curzon Artificial Eye
Francois Ozon’s L’Amant Double opened to £32,793 from its 25 UK locations this weekend, an average of £1,312. With previews, the film is up to £59,525.
Marc Meyers’ My Friend Dahmer opened to £25,898 from 33 sites, with a total cume of £37,939 including previews.
Arnaud Desplechin’s French drama Ismael’s Ghosts, starring Marion Cotillard, opened with £4,548 from 17 sites this weekend, with previews taking it to £9,048 so far.
A remastered version of GW Pabst’s silent film Pandora’s Box grossed £4,021 from four sites this weekend.
On the horizon
UK cinemas will be looking to Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom to re-energise the country’s box office when it gets released on Wednesday, June 6. In the arthouse space, Lionsgate is releasing McQueen, a feature documentary about iconic designer Alexander McQueen on Friday, June 8.