Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.28.
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Jan 11-Jan 13)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Stan & Ollie (eOne)||£2.41m||£2.6m||1|
|2||The Favourite (20th Century Fox)||£2.4m||£8.3m||2|
|3||Mary Poppins Returns (Disney)||£2.3m||£38.3m||4|
|4||Aquaman (Warner Bros)||£1.2m||£20.2m||5|
|5.||Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)||£1m||£50m||12|
Stan & Ollie opened at number one in the UK this weekend, grossing £2.41m from 653 sites for an average of £3,675. The film’s overall opening is £2.6m, including preview screenings totalling £162,061,
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star in the biopic of comedians Laurel and Hardy. The film closed last year’s London Film Festival and Coogan recently picked up a Bafta nomination for his portrayal of Stan Laurel, with the release picking up three nods in total including for Outstanding British Film.
The opening figure smashes the £248,046 set by director Jon S. Baird’s previous feature Filth in September 2013. That released ended on £3.9m, which Stan & Ollie will comfortably top.
Nativity Rocks! added £21,077 this weekend and is up to £3.1m.
20th Century Fox
The Favourite posted an impressive uptick in its second weekend, with grosses up 9% for Fri-Sun with £2.4m from 618 sites. Including midweek takings, the film has moved to £8.3m in the UK. Continued awards momentum could mean this one has a long tail yet.
Bohemian Rhapsody’s takings also rose this weekend (for the second consecutive outing), with grosses up 38% to £1m. Its cume now stands at £50m.
The Old Man And The Gun stayed in 59 cinemas this weekend, adding £19,689 for a lifetime of £956,413.
Mary Poppins Returns dropped to third this weekend, adding £2.3m for £38.3m so far.
Ralph Breaks The Internet added £650,000 this weekend and is now up to £16.7m from its UK run.
Aquaman added £1.2m this weekend and is now up to £20.2m in the UK. Creed II has now grossed £9.9m after taking a further £134,000. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is up to £33.8m after adding £158,000, while A Star Is Born is on £29.3m after taking £153,000.
Transformers spin-off Bumblebee added £1m and has now garnered £10.7m from its UK run.
Colette, director Wash Westmoreland’s feature starring Keira Knightley as unheralded Parisian author Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, opened to a three-day £561,229 from 322 cinemas this weekend, an average of £1,743. With previews of £226,667, the film’s total opening is £787,896.
Director Westmoreland’s highest-grossing feature in the UK is Still Alice (co-directed with the late Richard Glatzer), which grossed £2.6m in 2015.
The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman as a US senator whose presidential campaign is derailed by the exposure of a scandalous love affair, disappointed on its UK debut with weak Fri-Sun takings of £65,000. With previews, the film’s official opening is £88,000 from 142 sites, an average of just £620 per venue.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse dropped just 32% this weekend, adding £600,000, which brings its cume total to £8.6m. Holmes And Watson is up to £2.6m in the UK after adding £91,000.
The Upside, Neil Burger’s remake of the highly successful French feature Untouchable (which took £2m in the UK in 2012), opened to £681,422 from 312 sites this weekend. Kevin Hart, Bryan Cranston and Nicole Kidman star in the story of the relationship between a wealthy quadriplegic and a man with a criminal record who is hired to care for him.
Event cinema release Met Opera Adriana Lecouvreur took £184,460 from its UK and Ireland release this weekend (New York-based ByExperience handled the Ireland and Northern Ireland component).
Free Solo added £83,000 this weekend from 52 sites, taking it to a running total of £1.2m. That’s now the highest return of any documentary released in 2018, says the distributor.
RBG added £9,200 from 14 sites and is up to £81,253, while awards contender Three Identical Strangers is now up to £407,088 in the UK.
Christmas title The Grinch is up to £27.7m after taking a further £82,027 this weekend. Welcome To Marwen added £10,469 and is up to £337,546, while Sorry To Bother You is up to £694,123 after taking a further £13,389.
Robert Guédiguian’s drama The House By The Sea took £2,935 from four screens this weekend, and is on £3,929 including previews.
Patrick McLennan’s documentary The Ponds played in one show this weekend, taking £2,022.