Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.25
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (July 12-14)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)||£4.4m||£22.6m||2|
|2||Toy Story 4 (Disney)||£3.8m||£42.6m||4|
|3||Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros)||£1.5m||£2.2m||1|
Spider-Man: Far From Home held onto its position at the top of the UK box office chart in its second weekend, dropping 48% on its opening weekend with £4.4m taking it to £22.6m so far.
Drops of 40-50% were consistent across the chart as UK audiences were spoilt for entertainment choices this weekend, with a trio of major sports events on these shores, in the form of the Cricket World Cup final (featuring and won by England), the Wimbledon tennis finals, and the British GP.
Far From Home is already well on its way to challenging the previous best-performing titles in the Spider-Man franchise, which are Spider-Man 3 (£33.6m) and Spider-Man: Homecoming (£30.7m).
Men In Black: International is up to £6.5m from its UK run.
The UK box office 1-2 was a repeat of last weekend, with Toy Story 4 also holding its position in the chart. The film fell 32% on its last session with £3.8m taking it to £42.6m to date. The release is now less than £2m shy of Toy Story 2 (£44.3m), though it won’t catch up with Toy Story 3 (£74.1m).
Aladdin was down just 19% this weekend, adding £360,000 for £35.2m. Avengers: Endgame took a further £21,000 and is on £88.6m.
Horror threequel Annabelle Comes Home opened with a £1.5m weekend, placing it third in the chart. That result came from 528 sites for an average of £2,841. Including previews, the film is on £2.2m.
That’s a low for the franchise (which is a spin-off from The Conjuring series), behind Annabelle, which opened with £1.9m in October 2014, ending on £7.5m. and 2017’s Annabelle: Creation, which opened on £2m and ended on £8.3m.
Back in cinemas this weekend to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary, The Matrix took £163,000 from 360 sites.
Godzilla: King Of The Monsters is on £6.9m, while Pokemon: Detective Pikachu is on £13.5m.
Yesterday added £1.1m in its third week, a 34% drop, which takes it to £8.1m to date.
The Dead Don’t Die, Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy with Adam Driver and Bill Murray which opened Cannes this year, opened 11th in the chart this weekend, taking £192,882. Despite the soft total, this tops the directors’ recent efforts Only Lovers Left Alive (£123,989) and Paterson (£173,790).
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 added £117,003 and is up to £18.5m.
Secret Cinema’s staging of Casino Royale earned a place on the UK box office chart this weekend, taking £340,472. It has grossed £3m in the UK so far.
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Ari Aster’s horror Midsommar dropped 48% in its second weekend, adding £331,383 for £1.7m so far.
Ron Howard’s documentary Pavarotti, about the famed opera singer, played in 425 cinemas on Saturday (July 13), with encore screenings on Sunday, grossing £303,540 for a site average of £714.
Late Night is on £1.3m, while Booksmart is on £1.5m.
Family animation The Queen’s Corgi was down a slim 29% in its second weekend, adding £290,080 for £1m to date.
Luc Besson’s Anna added £56,491 for £425,879.
John Wick 3: Parabellum is on £10.3m.
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Stuber, the action comedy starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, opened with a £211,219 weekend from 394 sites, an average of £536 per venue.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix is on £7.3m from its UK run.
The event cinema release of The Cure - Anniversary 1978-2018 Live in Hyde Park on Thursday, July 11), grossed £91,682 from 135 reported sites for an average of £679.
Fellow event cinema title Glyndebourne - The Barber Of Seville, released on Sunday (July 14), took £47,150 from 112 reported sites for an average of £421.
Never Look Away added £11,728 in its second weekend and is now on £54,631.
Vita And Virginia added £11,247 in its second weekend, playing in 27 cinemas, and will add more sites this week. It has ticked up to £97,608.
UK filmmaker Harry Wootliff’s debut feature Only You opened in 15 sites and took £9,307. With previews the film stands at £19,498.
In Fabric added a further £3,586 for a total of £95,569 so far.
Knife + Heart added £764 from five sites in its second weekend for a cume of £19,362.