|Rank||Film (Distributor)||Three-day gross (Aug 21-23)||Total gross to date||Week|
|3||Inception (Warner Bros)||£114,530||£429,564||2|
|4||100% Wolf (Vertigo)||£105,518||£498,737||4|
GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.31
Altitude’s Russell Crowe-led thriller Unhinged topped the UK-Ireland box office for a fourth consecutive weekend, with a 29% increase bringing in £175,493.
The road rage thriller has now grossed £955,098 after four sessions, edging close to the £1m mark and making it the highest-grossing new release since UK cinemas began reopening in July. It had expanded to 370 locations as more sites across the country reopen.
The top five for August 21-23 looked much the same as the previous weekend, with the same titles shuffled around the rankings. But takings for those films were up by 18.5% from £529,763 to £627,757.
Disney’s Onward, first released prior to lockdown, rose back up to second place with £141,000, up 53% on the previous weekend. It means the Pixar animation has now grossed £6.22m in total from 11 weekends.
Warner Bros’ 10th-anniversary re-release of Christopher Nolan’s Inception ranked third, taking £114,530 across the three-day weekend to reach £429,500 after two sessions.
Warner Bros is preparing to release Nolan’s highly-anticipated Tenet on Wednesday (August 26), the first major studio release in cinemas post-lockdown.
Vertigo Releasing took the fourth and fifth spots with 100% Wolf and Pinocchio respectively.
Animation 100% Wolf added £105,518 on its fourth session and is up to £495,000, while Matteo Garrone’s adaptation of the classic Pinocchio story added £99,277 on its second weekend and is up to £324,179 (with more sites yet to report).
Outside of the top five, Universal continued to add to its takings for animated sequel Trolls World Tour, which took £66,739 over the three days for a gross to date of £468,141. In addition, its 2020 re-release of Jurassic Park took £65,649 and is up to £255,346, while The Invisible Man added £22,073 and reported a cume of £6.8m.
Warner Bros also has Seth Rogen-led An American Pickle on release, which added £20,000 from 163 locations to reach £127,000 after three sessions.
Signature Entertainment continued to add takings with its animated releases. Dreambuilders added £33,261 from 199 sites, taking the title up to £246,500 to date after six weekends. The Fairy Princess And The Unicorn took £8,390 for a cume of £50,410 and Snow Queen: Mirror Lands added £6,277 to reach £47,440
On its second weekend, Picturehouse Entertainment’s Babyteeth took £32,000 from 153 locations and is up to £110,500. The distributor also has Proxima, which added £3,200 on its fourth session for a cume of £83,745.
Curzon/Artificial Eye released French feature Perfumes exclusively into two Curzon cinemas (Mayfair and Bloomsbury) and took a combined £1,161, for a screen average of £581. It will release romantic drama Hope Gap, starring Annette Bening and Bill Nighy, on Friday in at least 35 locations and has already accumulated £56,2000 in previews.