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UK Box Office Thread: £9.7m 2nd weekend for Joker (-22%), £30m ($36.9m) total

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5 hours ago, reddevil19 said:

To be fair, it's been heavily promoted in recent weeks by BoJo the Clown and his hijinks. Clowns are all the rage...

Lol I love it.

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15 hours ago, Heretic said:

Huge. £3.8m OD, thinking £5m might happen today then and £12.5m OW. Incredible. This is doing way better than expected. 

You won't be far off, Sat won't hit 5 but close. WE should be around 12 depending how sunday goes

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So was it £11.8m or so? 
 

I had a feeling this was something special. Everyone has been talking about it. 

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1 hour ago, Krissykins said:

So was it £11.8m or so? 
 

I had a feeling this was something special. Everyone has been talking about it. 

£12.6m.

Todd Phillips’ Joker stormed the UK box office this weekend, with a £12.6m start and ranking the fifth-highest opening of 2019 to date.

Opening Friday (October 4) through Warner Bros, the film played in 668 locations for an astonishing £18,787 site average, well beyond any other title at the box office over the weekend.

 

https://www.screendaily.com/news/joker-scores-huge-126m-debut-at-uk-box-office/5143566.article

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So it was significantly underestimated. That’s an amazing opening, and only £2m less than TDKR
 

Everyone is talking about this, I expect it to have very strong business throughout the week.  

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Still not ready to call this going beyond £30m, it's very much a binary, marmite type of response. 

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9 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

Still not ready to call this going beyond £30m, it's very much a binary, marmite type of response. 

£30m would still be the biggest DC film since Suicide Squad and that had surprisingly good legs. The only real competition is Terminator Dark Fate and I don't expect that to do amazing business. 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

Still not ready to call this going beyond £30m, it's very much a binary, marmite type of response. 

I can see this being close to the £25m mark by Sunday. Can’t see it missing £30m.

 

Pre-sales today look more like a Friday night than a Monday. Vue Islington is basically sold out in its two biggest screens tonight. This must be doing ridiculous business in London from what I’ve seen. 

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7 minutes ago, Heretic said:

 

Pre-sales today look more like a Friday night than a Monday. Vue Islington is basically sold out in its two biggest screens tonight. This must be doing ridiculous business in London from what I’ve seen. 

Vue has their cheap day on Mondays which may explain why it's busier than a normal Monday. 

 

Joker probably will outgross Shazam's total by today or tomorrow which is insane, not that Shazam did badly as it had decent legs and was sandwiched between Captain Marvel and Avengers release wise.

 

Despite Joker's OW, Judy also did solid business with £2.1m including previews, 

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Happy to see Judy doing great numbers too. 
 

What a fantastic weekend! That Joker number is wild. 

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Can’t believe how busy Joker is looking during weekdays. Every night this week so far it’s selling out basically all shows around me, even earlier shows at 5/6pm when most people are still working. Weekday business must be massive, it looks busier than most films Saturday nights. I’m intrigued to see how well Joker holds this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it was a sub 50% hold. 

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48 minutes ago, Heretic said:

Can’t believe how busy Joker is looking during weekdays. Every night this week so far it’s selling out basically all shows around me, even earlier shows at 5/6pm when most people are still working. Weekday business must be massive, it looks busier than most films Saturday nights. I’m intrigued to see how well Joker holds this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it was a sub 50% hold. 

Do you predict it can reach £25m by Sunday ?

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22 minutes ago, RJ 95 said:

Do you predict it can reach £25m by Sunday ?

I think so. I expect it’ll be right around that mark. 

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I hope Joker achieves the impossible and gets BAFTA nom for Picture. I fully expect Phoenix nom in Actor. 

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For example, one cinema, Vue Islington has released its weekend schedule now, and the night time shows are looking half full already. Ridiculous 

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7 hours ago, Heretic said:

Can’t believe how busy Joker is looking during weekdays. Every night this week so far it’s selling out basically all shows around me, even earlier shows at 5/6pm when most people are still working. Weekday business must be massive, it looks busier than most films Saturday nights. I’m intrigued to see how well Joker holds this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it was a sub 50% hold. 

Just got back from watching it for a second time at Curzon Soho and it was practically sold out. Seems to be doing very well in London.

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3 hours ago, SnokesLegs said:

Just got back from watching it for a second time at Curzon Soho and it was practically sold out. Seems to be doing very well in London.

The number of show times I've seen around London for it this weekend doesn't appear to have dipped at all. Any dip from losing some IMAX shows has definitely been compensated for. 

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Would be interesting to see which cinemas are the top performing for Joker. @RthTIFF

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3 hours ago, Heretic said:

Would be interesting to see which cinemas are the top performing for Joker. @RthTIFF

Wouldn't be shocked if The O2 is up there, I went to a 10am show there on Sunday and it was half full

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"£12.6m = $15.5m" 

 

God, the pound really has taken a battering in the last few years. 

 

Anyway, seeing this at a Picturehouse on Friday. Looks like they've just added another showing today to accommodate unexpectedly high demand. 

 

 

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