Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.29
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Feb 1-3)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (Warner Bros)||£4m||£4m||1|
|2||How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)||£2.7m||£9.1m||2|
|3||Alita: Battle Angel (20th Century Fox)||£2.4m||£3.2m||1|
|4||Green Book (eOne)||£1m||£3.6m||2|
Animated sequel The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part opened top of the UK box office, with a £4m three-day weekend.
It played in 572 locations to garner a site average of £6,995.
These figures are almost half of those recorded by the first title in the series. The LEGO Movie opened to £8.1m from 547 sites in February 2014, with a £14,719 average, finishing on £34.4m.
It is also below The LEGO Batman Movie, which began with £7.9m from 602 locations on its way to £27.4m in February 2017. However, it surpassed The LEGO Ninjago Movie, which started with £3.6m and hit £9.7m in October of that year.
Clint Eastwood’s The Mule added £145,000 for a £1.8m cume.
Aquaman put on £55,000 and is up to £22.5m. It has passed the £22.1m lifetime of DC Comics stablemate Wonder Woman from 2017.
Last night’s Bafta best film music winner A Star Is Born grossed £10,000 over the weekend and is now on £29.9m.
Joel Edgerton’s gay conversion film Boy Erased began with £118,585 from 116 locations. This is down on the £584,552 from 333 locations for his first film, 2015 thriller The Gift, which ended on £1.9m.
How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World slipped to second spot in its second week, adding £2.7m (a 48% drop) and reaching £9.1m cume.
It is chasing the £17.3m total of the first film from 2010, and the £25.5m cume of the 2014 sequel.
Historical drama Mary Queen Of Scots fell 33% in its 4th week, adding £525,692 for a £7.8m cume.
20th Century Fox
Cyberpunk action title Alita: Battle Angel opened with £2.4m for third place at the box office. It has grossed £3.2m including previews.
It narrowly missed going top on Friday behind The LEGO Movie 2, taking £533,067 on February 8 alone.
Fox has three awards contenders just outside the top 10. Can You Ever Forgive Me? added £259,912 from 264 sites for £1.2m cume, a 38% drop on its first week. It had a site average of £1,036.
Seven-time Bafta winner The Favourite put on £240,264 for £14.6m after six weeks. It will look for a boost from last night’s success to take it past the £15.2m of Fox’s big awards title from last year, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Bohemian Rhapsody, for which Rami Malek won best actor (it also won for best sound), fell a slim 17% after 16 weeks, adding £235,753 for £52.9m total.
Hindi-language title How I Felt When I Saw That Girl (Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga) added £50,734 in its second week for £232,839 cume.
Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk opened to £170,000, and has £252,000 including previews, from 52 locations. This falls below the £622,077 opening of Jenkins’ 2017 best picture winner Moonlight, which finished on £4.3m. Beale Street expands to 280 locations on Thursday, and over 300 from Friday.
Green Book posted a strong £1m from 580 sites for fourth place on its second weekend - a fall of just 13%, for a £3.6m cume. It had a site average of £1,724.
Vice added £300,000 and is at £3.2m after three weeks, while Stan & Ollie put on £204,000 and stands at £9.8m after five.
M Night Shyamalan’s Glass held on to the top five, adding £560,000 for a £9.65m total to date. The previous title in the series, 2017’s Split, totalled £11.4m, while first film Unbreakable made £11.6m in 2000.
Mary Poppins Returns added £275,000 for £43.3m, while Ralph Breaks The Internet increased £85,000 for £18.1m.
Kenneth Branagh’s All Is True, about the last years of Shakespeare’s life, grossed £240,000 from 265 screens on its first weekend. Its £266,500 total includes £26,500 from a Q&A screening on Wednesday 6 with Branagh and writer Ben Elton, which was broadcast at 33 arthouse and independent venues around the country.
Escape Room dropped 34%, adding £441,000 for £1.6m total.
A Dog’s Way Home put on £191,000 and is at £1.5m.
Bafta best animation Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse added £80,000 and is up to £10.2m.
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Han Han’s Chinese comedy Pegasus grossed £73,042 on opening, including £35,596 of previews.
Opening on February 5, Phil Grabsky’s Young Picasso, looking at the artist’s early years to see how he learnt his craft, grossed £55,766 from 139 locations. It opens in a further 28 sites before next weekend, with more to come in the following weeks.
Bumblebee put on £49,000 and is at £12.5m.
Second Act put on £46,255 for £884,283 total, while The Upside added £41,330 for £2.1m.
Free Solo, which won best documentary at the Baftas, added £29,006 for a £1.7m cume.
Colette added £27,842 and is at £2m, while Destroyer put on £3,726 for £211,784.
Lee Chang-dong’s Burning added £22,820 on its second weekend and is up to £95,943.
Beautiful Boy is up £19,521 for £890,237 to date.