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Yeah, I don't know why Quigley is so surprised by the fact that a movie "based" on a British book and played by a famous Scottish actor is doing average numbers instead of the disaster it's doing elsewhere.

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8 hours ago, Omni said:

Yeah, I don't know why Quigley is so surprised by the fact that a movie "based" on a British book and played by a famous Scottish actor is doing average numbers instead of the disaster it's doing elsewhere.

Just because it is a British film with British actors doesn't guarantee its success. Plus it's a live-action version of animated characters that has clearly received no interest in the rest of the world (not even in other English-speaking countries). So topping the charts for 3 weekends in the UK does sound like a joke to me.

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You've got to look at the numbers instead of the weekend ranking. Had it opened one month earlier it wouldn't have made one single weekend at #1, or even at #2.

It's going to make like 15M pounds if it has nice late legs, a total that was completely expected and reasonable and certainly not a big deal.

CR was just released weeks after the bigger blockbusters - just like the Hitman's Bodyguard, which was #1 for 3 weekends in a row last year despite grossing a non-exciting 75M.

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2 hours ago, Omni said:

You've got to look at the numbers instead of the weekend ranking. Had it opened one month earlier it wouldn't have made one single weekend at #1, or even at #2.

It's going to make like 15M pounds if it has nice late legs, a total that was completely expected and reasonable and certainly not a big deal.

CR was just released weeks after the bigger blockbusters - just like the Hitman's Bodyguard, which was #1 for 3 weekends in a row last year despite grossing a non-exciting 75M.

I know rankings are not proportional to commercial success. All I'm saying is that it's funny.

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August 31-Sep.2

1 Disney's Christopher Robin 2018/8/17 £ 1,173,235 £ 10,613,641 Walt Disney Int'l
2 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018/7/20 £ 976,039 £ 61,635,829 Universal Int'l
3 BlacKkKlansman 2018/8/24 £ 922,806 £ 3,105,043 Universal Int'l
4 Meg, The 2018/8/10 £ 881,145 £ 13,967,081 Warner Bros Int'l
5 Searching 2018/8/31 £ 765,050 £ 765,050 Sony Int'l
6 Incredibles 2 2018/7/13 £ 762,307 £ 53,279,019 Walt Disney Int'l
7 Happytime Murders, The 2018/8/31 £ 694,044 £ 694,044 STX Entertainment
8 Equalizer 2, The 2018/8/17 £ 625,218 £ 6,090,669 Sony Int'l
9 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 2018/7/27 £ 555,404 £ 17,532,336 Sony Int'l
10 Mission: Impossible - Fallout 2018/7/27 £ 521,610 £ 23,055,717 Paramount Int'l
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On 9/3/2018 at 11:11 AM, Quigley said:

Just because it is a British film with British actors doesn't guarantee its success. Plus it's a live-action version of animated characters that has clearly received no interest in the rest of the world (not even in other English-speaking countries). So topping the charts for 3 weekends in the UK does sound like a joke to me.

:thinking:   The only English speaking countries it's released in so far are The US and UK 

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I think Disney will be kinda disappointed by the UK performance so far. Pooh has always been more prevalent in UK culture than Paddington, and on par with Peter Rabbit, but has fallen well behind those two. There's going to be some sentiment of missed opportunity for sure. 

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21 hours ago, SchumacherFTW said:

I think Disney will be kinda disappointed by the UK performance so far. Pooh has always been more prevalent in UK culture than Paddington, and on par with Peter Rabbit, but has fallen well behind those two. There's going to be some sentiment of missed opportunity for sure. 

Releasing in August likely didn't help because it's the dog days of summers. 

 

 

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Yep, a movie like this should have been released in January/February, so it's not overshadowed by a bunch of blockbusters. Kids have already had Incredibles 2 and HT3, which is like 70M £ combined.

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1 Nun, The 2018/9/7 £ 4,098,198 £ 4,098,198 Warner Bros Int'l
2 Disney's Christopher Robin 2018/8/17 £ 883,916 £ 12,369,115 Walt Disney Int'l
3 BlacKkKlansman 2018/8/24 £ 792,646 £ 4,532,092 Universal Int'l
4 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018/7/20 £ 726,771 £ 63,232,313 Universal Int'l
5 Meg, The 2018/8/10 £ 612,133 £ 15,075,792 Warner Bros Int'l
6 Incredibles 2 2018/7/13 £ 608,434 £ 54,392,749 Walt Disney Int'l
7 Searching 2018/8/31 £ 435,094 £ 1,666,203 Sony Int'l
8 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 2018/7/27 £ 427,742 £ 18,264,046 Sony Int'l
9 Equalizer 2, The 2018/8/17 £ 403,012 £ 6,883,886 Sony Int'l
10 Black 47 (Ireland) 2018/9/7 £ 398,814 £ 398,814 Wildcard Distribution
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On 9/12/2018 at 2:16 AM, The Dark Alfred said:

Crazy rich previews did really well. It will do very well over the weekend.

Seems to be selling well, I reckon The Predator will be number 1 but I think CRA will be a close second

 

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1 Predator, The 2018/9/14 £ 2,394,163 £ 2,394,163 Fox Int'l
2 Nun, The 2018/9/7 £ 1,832,874 £ 7,663,574 Warner Bros Int'l
3 Crazy Rich Asians 2018/9/14 £ 1,599,858 £ 1,599,858 Warner Bros Int'l
4 King Of Thieves 2018/9/14 £ 1,535,876 £ 1,535,876 Studiocanal
5 Disney's Christopher Robin 2018/8/17 £ 521,842 £ 13,178,608 Walt Disney Int'l
6 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018/7/20 £ 487,441 £ 64,217,503 Universal Int'l
7 BlacKkKlansman 2018/8/24 £ 420,883 £ 5,414,304 Universal Int'l
8 Incredibles 2 2018/7/13 £ 345,907 £ 54,850,305 Walt Disney Int'l
9 Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation 2018/7/27 £ 258,143 £ 18,559,767 Sony Int'l
10 Meg, The 2018/8/10 £ 250,160 £ 15,530,578 Warner Bros Int'l
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1 House With A Clock In Its Walls, The 2018/9/21 £ 3,370,591 £ 3,370,591 eOne Films
2 Simple Favor, A 2018/9/21 £ 1,621,900 £ 1,621,900 Lionsgate
3 Crazy Rich Asians 2018/9/14 £ 1,142,208 £ 3,575,569 Warner Bros Int'l
4 King Of Thieves 2018/9/14 £ 1,121,883 £ 3,737,376 Studiocanal
5 Nun, The 2018/9/7 £ 1,021,628 £ 9,497,601 Warner Bros Int'l
6 Mile 22 2018/9/21 £ 795,888 £ 795,888 STX Entertainment
7 Predator, The 2018/9/14 £ 677,078 £ 3,886,572 Fox Int'l
8 Disney's Christopher Robin 2018/8/17 £ 486,411 £ 13,837,384 Walt Disney Int'l
9 Incredibles 2 2018/7/13 £ 348,660 £ 55,254,076 Walt Disney Int'l
10 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018/7/20 £ 326,986 £ 64,872,422 Universal Int'l
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1 hour ago, Olive said:
1 House With A Clock In Its Walls, The 2018/9/21 £ 3,370,591 £ 3,370,591 eOne Films
2 Simple Favor, A 2018/9/21 £ 1,621,900 £ 1,621,900 Lionsgate
3 Crazy Rich Asians 2018/9/14 £ 1,142,208 £ 3,575,569 Warner Bros Int'l
4 King Of Thieves 2018/9/14 £ 1,121,883 £ 3,737,376 Studiocanal
5 Nun, The 2018/9/7 £ 1,021,628 £ 9,497,601 Warner Bros Int'l
6 Mile 22 2018/9/21 £ 795,888 £ 795,888 STX Entertainment
7 Predator, The 2018/9/14 £ 677,078 £ 3,886,572 Fox Int'l
8 Disney's Christopher Robin 2018/8/17 £ 486,411 £ 13,837,384 Walt Disney Int'l
9 Incredibles 2 2018/7/13 £ 348,660 £ 55,254,076 Walt Disney Int'l
10 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again 2018/7/20 £ 326,986 £ 64,872,422 Universal Int'l

"King of Thieves" expectedly good hold like for  movie with older (than average) audience.

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That drop for Predator!!! o.O

 

And I2 flat from last weekend! Was there some sort of holiday?

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Next weekend looks like it'll be big with Venom, A Star is Born and Johnny English Strikes Again, I reckon Venom will come out on top but ASIB could be a close second

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