|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Feb 15-17)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros)||£2.5m||£7.4m||2|
|2||Instant Family (Paramount)||£2m||£2.5m||1|
|3||How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)||£1.6m||£11.5m||3|
|4||Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox)||£1.4m||£5.7m||2|
|5||Green Book (eOne)||£736,786||£5.1m||3|
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part retained its lead at the top of the UK box office chart in its second weekend, dropping 39% with takings of £2.5m. That puts the film on £7.4m so far. In comparison, the original The Lego Movie added £6m in its second weekend and was on £21.9m at this point.
However, this week is UK schools’ half term holiday, which should boost mid-week takings of the LEGO sequel, meaning it could still have good legs.
The Mule added £69,000 this weekend and is up to £1.9m. Aquaman is on £22.5m, while A Star Is Born is on £30m.
Instant Family, the Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne comedy, opened in second place in the chart with £2m from 536 sites, an average of £3,708. With previews, the film’s total UK bow is £2.5m. Wahlberg and Byrne both have had previous comedy successes in the UK: Wahlberg’s Daddy’s Home 2 grossed £14.4m after a £4.9m bow, while Byrne’s Bad Neighbours opened with £8.4m and ended on £16m.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is up to £11.5m in the UK after adding £1.6m in its third weekend. That leaves it still some way behind the £17.3m and £25.5m totals posted by the franchise’s previous two films.
Blumhouse-produced horror sequel Happy Death Day 2U opened with a £467,942 Fri-Sun this weekend. Including previews, the film’s total bow is £734,021. The figure is below the previous film’s £996,410 opening; it went on to reach £2.9m in the UK.
Mary Queen Of Scots is up to £8.4m after adding £222,166 this time out, while Boy Erased is on £227,701 after adding £27,576.
20th Century Fox
In its second weekend, Alita: Battle Angel dropped 42%, with £1.4m taking it to £5.7m to date. Despite its struggles in the US and UK, the film has been boosted by its international takings.
The King Who Would Be King, the Joe Cornish-directed family film from UK outfits Big Talk and Working Title, opened in a disappointing sixth place this weekend. The release took £625,758 Fri-Sun, with previews taking it to £665,491. It played in 494 screens, making for a poor-looking site average of £1,274. The film is also struggling globally, taking $23.1m (£17.9m) to date.
The Favourite, now in its seventh week, rose 13% with £282,656 taking it to £15.3m so far.
Bohemian Rhapsody has now been on release for 17 weeks in the UK. This weekend, it added £227,344 for £53.3m to date.
Can You Ever Forgive Me? added a further £152,598 for £1.5m so far.
Green Book dropped 31% this weekend, adding £736,786 for £5.1m to date.
If Beale Street Could Talk is up to £818,456 after adding £368,427 this weekend, an impressive rise of 117% on its previous session.
Vice is up to £3.6m in the UK after posting £177,249 this weekend, while Stan & Ollie has now reached £10.1m after adding a further £95,410.
Glass is up to £10.3m in the UK after adding £309,717 this weekend. Marry Poppins Returns has now reached £43.5m, while Ralph Breaks The Internet is up to £18.1m.
Escape Room added £169,000 this weekend and has passed £2m. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse rose 20% this weekend, adding £96,000 for a £10.3m cume.
A Dog’s Way Home is up to £1.6m after adding £82,00, while All Is True added £75,000 and is on £603,000 after strong mid-week takings.
Altitude Film Distribution
A Private War opened to £103,486 from 74 cinemas, an average of £1,398. With previews, the total was £223,438.
National Amusements / Manga Entertainment UK
Dragon Ball Super: Broly has become the second-highest-grossing anime release in the UK ever, taking a little over £1m to date to leave it only behind Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away (£1.1m). The Japanese film is the twentieth feature instalment in the Dragon Ball franchise.
Hit doc Free Solo took a further £25,470 this weekend and is up to £1.7m.
Second Act added £16,453 for £927,082 to date, while The Upside posted £22,152, for £2.1m so far.
Burning added £16,552 this weekend and is up to £130,439. Shoplfiters is still playing in the UK and should pass £700,000 this week.
Colette added £12,100 this weekend and is on £2.1m.
Republic Film Distribution
Jellyfish, the UK debut feature that was a critical success last year after launching in Tribeca, was released in the UK this weekend, taking £11,504 including some previews. The film played limited showings on seven screens and is now looking to expand.
Mektoub, My Love took £3,624 this weekend from eight sites.