|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Feb 15-17)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros)||£2.4m||£14m||3|
|2||Instant Family (Paramount)||£1.67m||£6.4m||2|
|3||How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)||£1.66m||£15.9m||4|
|4||Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox)||£870,704||£7.7m||3|
|5||The Kid Who Would Be King (20th Century Fox)||£651,610||£2.6m||2|
The Lego Movie 2 - The Second Part easily held the top spot at the UK box office this three-day weekend (February 22-24), leading a field of family-friendly half-term titles.
A Star Is Born added £16,000 to take its gross to the £30m mark.
The biggest opener was Hans Petter Moland’s revenge thriller Cold Pursuit, starring Liam Neeson, which grossed £630,967 from 418 sites. The film is the English-language remake of Moland’s own In Order Of Disappearance but its release has been marred by controversial racist comments made by Neeson on the film’s campaign trail.
Sean Anders’ comedy Instant Family, starring Rose Byrne and Mark Walhberg, was at number two for the second week running with a weekend gross of £1.67m from 562 sites. It has now grossed £6.4m to date.
It was only slightly ahead of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World which took £1.66m from 650 sites and has grossed £15.9m after four weeks on releases.
The horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U, produced by Blumhouse. added £198,743 from 408 sites and has now grossed £1.3m to date.
Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots played at 271 sites to garner £136,828 over the weekend to take it to £8.8m to date, while Joel Edgerton’s Boy Erased, starring Nicole Kidman and Lucas Hedges, grossed £9,486 from 47 sites. It has taken £260,901 to date.
20th Century Fox
Number four in the chart was held again by manga adaptation Alita: Battle Angel which grossed £870,704 from 478 sites. It has now taken £7.7m after four weeks on release.
Joe Cornish’s The Kid Who Would Be King harnessed the half-term audience to move into the top five in its second week on release with a three-day gross of £651,610 from 512 screens to hit a cume of £2.6m. It is produced by Big Talk and Working Title Films.
Fox opened Bollywood adventure comedy Total Dhamaal, the third title in the Dhamaal series. It notched up the biggest opening of the series so far with £250,601 from 81 sites.
Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody added £209,037 from 297 sites on its 18th week on release to take it to £53.7m to date. The Favourite, starring BAFTA and Oscar best actress winner Olivia Colman, added £169,548 from 296 screens. Yorgos Lanthimos’ period comedy has now grossed £15.7m after eight weeks on release.
Multi-Independent Spirit winner Can You Ever Forgive Me?, directed by Marielle Heller, played at 120 sites to gross £90,822 over the weekend. It has now grossed £1.7m to date.
eOne Distribution opened Mimi Leder’s Ruth Bader Ginsberg biopic On the Basis Of Sex at 453 sites where it grossed £457,560 over the weekend. It stars Felicity Jones as the young Supreme Court justice.
Oscar best picture and best supporting actor winner Green Book added £473,491 from 459 sites for a cume of £6.2m.
Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk, which won the best picture prize at the Independent Spirit awards and best supporting actress for Regina King at the Oscars, grossed £135,196 at 327 sites. It now has a cume of £1.2m
Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney profile Vice, starring Christian Bale and Amy Adams, grossed £111,859 from 229 sites for a cume of £3.9m, while Jon S Baird’s Stan & Ollie played 204 sites to gross a further £34,055 for a cume of £10.2m.
Oscar-winning feature documentary Free Solo added £23,633 from 26 sites for £1.8m to date after 11 weeks on release.
Foreign-language Bafta- and- Oscar-nominated Capernaum grossed £85,090 from 48 sites for a £1,773 site average. With previews it has now taken £140,769 to date. Capernaum is directed by Lebanon’s Nadine Labaki, the only woman feature director to be nominated for an Oscar this year. The film about a young Syrian refugee in Beirut debuted in Competition at Cannes 2018 where it won the jury prize.
Picturehouse plans to widen the release to a further 20 sites from Friday March 1 due to strong word of mouth.
Toby MacDonald’s boarding school comedy drama Old Boys, starring Alex Lawther, opened with £2,386 from four screens. It grossed £7,677 including previews.
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, which won the Oscar for best feature animation, added £65,000 from 261 sites for a gross of £10.4m to date. Escape Room took £122,000 and is on £2.3m to date, while A Dog’s Way Home received a half-term bump of £95,000 (up 17% on last week) for a cume of £1.9m.
M Night Shyamalan’s Glass garnered £175,000 from 247 sites to take it to £10.7m to date. Mary Poppins Returns is up to £44m to date, while Ralph Breaks The Internet played 179 sites to gross £56,000 for a cume of £18.3m.
Neil Burger’s The Upside, a US remake of French hit Intouchables, starring Bryan Cranston, grossed £13,610 from 50 sites for a gross of £2.2m so far.
Matthew Heineman’s Marie Colvin biopic A Private War, starring Rosamund Pike, fell 47% this weekend to £54,638 from 96 sites. It has grossed £366,944 to date.
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UK indie Jellyfish, staring rising star Liv Hill, grossed £1,828 from four sites and has taken £18,576 to date.