|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Feb 28-Mar 1)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||The Invisible Man (Universal)||£2.2m||£2.2m||1|
|2||Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount)||£1.9m||£14.7m||3|
|4||Dark Waters (eOne)||£860,493||£860,493||1|
GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.28
The Invisible Man took top spot with a strong opening for Universal, grossing £2.2m on its opening weekend. Playing in 582 locations, it brought in a decent £3,714 location average.
Dolittle took £836,229 on its fourth weekend and has £15.2m to date, leaving it with a chance of catching the £19.9m of Fox International’s 1998 Doctor Dolittle starring Eddie Murphy.
Sonic The Hedgehog dropped 53.5% on its third session, with £1.9m taking it to £14.7m overall. It has now passed the £13.6m of fellow videogame adaptation Pokémon Detective Pikachu.
Like A Boss dropped 66.4% on its second weekend, with £125,000 taking it to £868,000.
Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue added £63,000 and has £1.9m total; while Playing With Fire is still in cinemas after 10 weekends, with £31,000 bringing it to £3.2m overall.
Oscar winner Parasite dropped 39.2% on its fourth session, still taking slightly over £1m this weekend with a location average of £1,807.
It is now up to £10.4m and could pass the £11.1m of 2004’s The Passion Of The Christ to become the highest-grossing non-English language film of all time in the UK as soon as this week.
True story thriller Dark Waters opened to £860,493 from 428 locations for a decent £2,010 average.
Bafta winner 1917 dropped 43.9% on its eighth session with £608,131 and is up to an impressive £42.8m.
Queen & Slim added £35,704 on its fifth session, bringing it to £1.3m overall.
Harrison Ford-led canine adventure The Call Of The Wild dropped 49% on its second session, adding £510,000 for £2.3m, while Downhill, an English-language remake of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, opened to £190,000.
Birds Of Prey dropped 50.6% on its fourth session with £358,000 and is up to £8.4m, the lowest of any title in the DC Extended Universe.
Action pic Bad Boys For Life led Sony’s slate this weekend, taking £250,000 on its seventh session for a £15.7m cume – more than the first two Bad Boys films combined.
Jumanji: The Next Level took £123,000 on its twelfth weekend, and is up to £36.7m – an excellent result for Sony.
Greed has fared less well, dropping 73% on its second session with £92,000 taking it to £697,000 overall. It will now struggle to break the £1m barrier and become Michael Winterbottom’s highest-grossing title.
An event cinema release of Agrippina – Met Opera 2020 outstripped Trafalgar’s projections to take £196,292 on Saturday, February 29 in the UK, with a £1,168 location average. Including encore screenings and results in Ireland, it has £216,109 in total.
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Horror Brahms: The Boy II took £167,338 on its second weekend and has £907,086, while The Gentlemen added £76,441 and is up to £11.9m.
Céline Sciamma’s Cannes 2019 Competition title Portrait Of A Lady On Fire opened to £132,802 from just 52 locations for an average of £2,604 – a decent figure for a non-English language, non-franchise title. Including previews it is up to £229,678.
Justin Kurzel’s True History Of The Kelly Gang opened in 94 locations to a £79,187 total and £842 average. With previews the film has £85,847.
An event cinema release of anime title My Hero Academia The Movie – Heroes: Rising grossed £133,036 on Wednesday, February 26, and has taken £350,850 to date.
The Personal History Of David Copperfield added £58,973 on its sixth weekend and is up to £6.2m.
Nicolas Cage title Color Out Of Space opened to £34,857 and a £1,124 location average, and has £46,939 including previews.
Jessica Hausner’s Cannes 2019 Competition title Little Joe took £7,325 on its second weekend and has £57,657 in total.
Crime thriller Villain took £2,487 in 11 locations as a day and date release on Friday, February 28.
From the four locations to report, Fredrik Gertten’s Push took £2,221.