Source: Universal Studios


After a lively weekend for new releases at the UK-Ireland box office over the Easter bank holiday, this session is looking a little calmer, with Universal’s Super Mario Bros: The Movie likely to keep its spot at the top.

The widest new release to take the plunge this weekend is Universal’s Renfield, playing at 605 sites. Chris McKay’s action-comedy take on Bram Stoker’s Dracula is set in modern day New Orleans, with Nicolas Cage as the famous bloodsucker, and Nicholas Hault as his long-suffering familiar, Renfield.

Sony has anime fantasy Suzume in 404 locations. It received its international premiere in competition at the Berlinale, and is directed by Weathering With You’s Makoto Shinkai.

Paramount has action thriller Assassin Club at 219 sites. Henry Golding stars as an elite assassin whose final contract draws him into a high stakes plot. Sam Neill also stars, while French filmmaker Camille Delamarre directs.

Park Circus is re-releasing Martin Scorsese’s 1980 Oscar winner Raging Bull at 163 sites, starring Robert De Niro.

In event cinema, Trafalgar Releasing is playing ‘as live’ from New York’s Met Opera Der Rosenkavalier on Saturday (April 15) at 153 venues; plus the Royal Opera House has encore screenings of Wednesday (April 12) night’s showing of ballet Cinderella at 91 cinemas.

Mubi has One Fine Morning opening at 61 locations. French filmmaker Mia Hansen-Løve’s intimate drama premiered at Cannes last year, with Léa Seydoux leading the cast.

Another Cannes premiere out this weekend is Picturehouse’s Cairo Conspiracy, at 41 sites – a murder mystery directed by Swedish filmmaker Tarik Saleh.

A further Cannes premiere – but from 1994 – out this weekend is the final film in Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Three Colours trilogy. Following Blue and White, Curzon is releasing Red at 35 sites.

Eva Vitija’s Loving Highsmith, about The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers On A Train and Carol novelist Patricia Highsmith, is out at 17 sites for MetFilm Distribution. The feature documentary tells Highsmith’s life story using material from family, friends and her recently published private diaries.

Also out this weekend with a limited theatrical release is horror Will Klipstine’s The Curse Of Rosalie for Icon.