Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.25
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (July 19-21)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||The Lion King (Disney)||£16.7m||£16.7m||1|
|2||Toy Story 4 (Disney)||£2.7m||£47.3m||5|
|3||Spider-Man: Far From Home (Sony Pictures)||£2.3m||£27.2m||3|
|5||Annabelle Comes Home (Warner Bros)||£770,640||£4m||2|
The Lion King took £16.7m in the UK this weekend, placing it top of the box office chart.
It is the second biggest opening of the year, behind fellow Disney release Avengers: Endgame, which started with a huge £31.4m in April, a UK box-office record. It’s also the second-biggest Disney live-action opening (the studio is classifying the film as live action due to its reliance on motion capture) behind Beauty And The Beast, which started with £19.7m in March 2017.
The Lion King continues Disney’s banner year at the UK box office. The studio now has the four highest opening weekends this year, and six of the top seven: Captain Marvel (£12.8m), Dumbo (£6.1m) and Aladdin (£5.7m), with Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Far From Home (£8.3m) the only non-Disney title in that list.
Toy Story 4 overtook Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home to place second this weekend, adding £2.7m, a 29% drop on its last session. The film is now on £47.3m in the UK, meaning it has surpassed the gross of Toy Story 2 (£44.3m), though it is still a long way shy of Toy Story 3 (£74.1m).
Aladdin added £200,000 for £35.6m. Avengers: Endgame took a further £12,000 for £88.6m – the film became the biggest global release of all time this weekend.
Spider-Man: Far From Home grossed £2.3m this weekend, a 47% drop on its last session. The film is now up to £27.2m in the UK, and has overtaken Spider-Man 2’s total box office (£26.7m) and is closing in on Spider-Man (£29m), Spider-Man: Homecoming (£30.7m) and Spider-Man 3 (£33.6m).
Men In Black: International added a further £28,000 and is up to £6.6m in the UK.
Yesterday added £771,568, a drop of 29% on its previous weekend. The film is now up to £9.9m from its UK run.
The Secret Life Of Pets 2 added £75,296 and is up to £18.6m, while The Dead Don’t Die is up to £417,376 after adding £75,142 in its second weekend (a 60% drop on its opening).
Annabelle Comes Home dropped -48% in it’s second weekend, grossing £770,640 from 499 locations. The film now stands on £4m from its UK run.
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Midsommar dropped 49% this weekend with £170,789, which takes it to £2.1m to date.
The Queen’s Corgi took £147,286 and is now up to £1.3m, while Anna took £9,102 and is on £494,626.
Apollo 11 increased by 37% this weekend, against the backdrop of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the famed moon landing, which is the subject of the documentary. It took £115,067 from 113 sites, taking its UK gross to £1.1m so far.
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After a soft opening, Stuber suffered a hefty 79% drop this time out with £44,698. The film has taken £441,094.
Documentary feature Varda By Agnès, the revered French director’s final film, grossed £18,694 over the weekend, including previews.
Tell It To The Bees, Annabel Jankel’s UK romance with Holliday Grainger and Anna Paquin, which premiered at Toronto last year, opened to £17,133 from 23 sites, including previews.
Diego Maradona is up to £913,378 after taking £10,250 this weekend. Armstrong is on £45,055 after taking £2,639.
Okko’s Inn, Kitarō Kōsaka’s Japanese animated feature, grossed £3,709 at 13 sites as a limited event release.