1= The Handmaiden, Curzon, £150,000


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The Handmaiden

Curzon’s charge is the only non-Bollywood and non-Polish foreign-language title to cross £1m this year. Park Chan-wook’s Cannes 2016 competition drama found its way to an impressive £1.35m.

1= Elle, Picturehouse, £150,000


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The Picturehouse-Trafalgar-Lionsgate release was the second-biggest foreign-language film of the year with £863,000. 

1= Lady Macbeth, Altitude, £150,000

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Lady Macbeth

UK indie darling Lady Macbeth reached 104 cinemas in the first week of release and made it past £800,000.

2 Personal Shopper, Icon, £125,000

Personal Shopper

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Personal Shopper

The Kristen Stewart ghost story, a Cannes 2016 title, scared up £283,000.

3= My Life As A Courgette, Thunderbird, £100,000

My Life As A Courgette

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My Life As A Courgette

My Life As a Courgette, which played in dubbed and subtitled versions, opened with £38,500 from 58 cinemas (£56,000 including previews) but failed to take off despite acclaim.

3= City Of Tiny Lights, Icon, £100,000

City of Tiny Lights

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City Of Tiny Lights

Pete Travis’s crime-thriller posted a painful £42,590.

3= Blade Of The Immortal, Arrow, £100,000

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Blade Of The Immortal

Despite getting the widest opening for an arthouse foreign language title in 2017 (111 screens) Takashi Miike’s well-reviewed epic had only managed £81,592 after two weeks.