Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.28.
|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Nov 23-25)||Total gross to date||Week|
|1||Fantastic Beasts 2 (Warner Bros)||£5.6m||£22.0m||2|
|2||The Grinch (Universal)||£3.3m||£14,1m||3|
|3||Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)||£2.2m||£39.0m||5|
|4||Robin Hood (Lionsgate UK)||£1.0m||£1.3m||1|
|5.||Nativity Rocks! (eOne)||£811,010||£831,519||1|
It fell by 54% compared to last weekend but Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald easily held on to the top spot at the UK box office this weekend (Nov 23-25) with a three-day gross of £5.6m and a total cume to date of £22m. This compares softly to its predecessor Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them which fell by just 42% on its second weekend in 2016 and had crossed the £30m mark by now.
Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born dropped out of the top five for the first time on its stellar run with a three-day gross of £411,000 and a cumulative total of £22m to date. Family animation Smallfoot added £76,000 to take its gross to £11m to date.
The Grinch held firm at number two on its third week on release falling just 17% to gross £3,3m over the weekend and £14.1m to date. It is an impressive result for a heavily Christmas-themed film in November.
Another Universal holdover was Johnny English Strikes Again which has now taken £17.5m after a weekend gross of £88.757. Damien Chazelle's awards hopeful First Man, starring Ryan Gosling, added £27,062 at the weekend to take its gross to £7.8m after seven weeks on release, while Halloween took £12,253 over three days to gross £8.9m to date.
Sam Levinson’s US thriller Assassination Nation opened this weekend with a gross of £35,550 from 43 sites and £70,804 including previews.
20th Century Fox
Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody is proving it has real staying power with a three-day gross of £2.2m (a drop of just 27% compared to last weekend) and a gross of £39m. This propels it firmly into the UK top 10 of 2018 so far. (Fox still has The Greatest Showman in cinemas after 48 weeks with a gross of £47.2m).
Steve McQueen's Chicago-set heist thriller Widows dropped out of the UK top five to number six with a three-day gross of £453,710, down 49% compared to the previous weekend. The film starring Viola Davis has now taken £5.3m to date. George Tillman Jr's The Hate U Give added £20,597 in its fifth week on releae to take the YA novel adaptation to £1.7m to date.
Robin Hood, Otto Bathurst's reworking of the Robin Hood legend, was the biggest opener of the week with a Friday to Sunday gross of £1.0m from 468 sites. The comedy action title starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx also garnered £310,575 in previews to gross £1.3m for the week.
Nativity Rocks! the fourth installment in director Debbie Isitt's beloved Nativity franchise (all released by eOne) was the second biggest opener of the weekend and opened at number five at the UK box office with a three-day weekend gross of £831,564.
Isitt's series, all of which are set around a Coventry school and feature non-professional child actors, started with Nativity! starring Martin Freeman and Ashley Jenson. It opened with £785,887 in 2009 and built to an impressive £5.3m. The sequel Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! starring David Tennant and Joanna Page, started with £1.6m and ended on £9.3m, while Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey? in which Catherine Tate stars with Martin Clunes, began on £1.8m and ended on £7.6m.
Nativity Rocks! features features musical theatre star Simon Lipkin, Stricty Come Dancing's Craig Revel Horwood and Call The Midwife's Helen George.
Mike Leigh's historical drama Peterloo took £35,928 from 66 sites and has now grossed £1.1m to date, and The House With A Clock In Its Walls added £1,008 to take it to £8.3m.
Sony Pictures Releasing
The Girl In The Spider's Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story, was Sony's new opener this week. Directed by Uruguay's Fede Alvarez and starring The Crown's Claire Foy, the thriller grossed £385,000 at the weekend. Its cumulative total with previews is £555,0000.
Walt Disney Pictures
The Nutcracker And The Four Realms, starring Mackenzie Foy and Keira Knightley, dropped 39% to garner £375,000 from Friday to Sunday and £4.5m to date in the UK.
Shoplifters, the Palme d'Or winnng film by Japan's Hirokazu Koreeda grossed £108,012 at the weekend and £117,555 including previews. It took an impressive site average of £2,512, the fourth-highest of the weekend, behind Fantastic Beasts..., The Grinch and Bohemian Rhapsody.
Curzon Artificial Eye
Pawel Pawelikowski's awards favourite Cold War took £4,091 to take it to a total £1.1m to date, and fellow Cannes premiere, Matteo Garrone's Dogman moved up to £179,672 so far.
The weekend's further openers included Paramount's Tyler Perry comedy Nobody's Fool which took £70,703.
Vertigo's horror thriller Hell Fest garnered £27,781 (£175,698 after two weeks) and Trafalgar Releasing's concert film Burn The Stage: The Movie added another £25,442 over the weekend to take it to £672,912.
Media House Globa's Thugs Of Hindustan notched up £13,596 on its third weekend (£719,301 so far), Park Circus' award-winning documentary about US TV host Fred Rogers Won't You Be Me Neighbor?, directed by Morgan Neville, took £170 from one screen and has grossed £8,187 to date.
The one day screening of CinEvent’s Pokemon The Movie: The Power Of Us, the latest animated feature in the Pokemon franchise, grossed £136,052. It is returning to cinemas in December.