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UK Box Office Thread: Endgame breaks all opening records with astonishing £43.4m ($56m)!!

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3D will do very little business here, and I feel that the franchise peaked here. But, I'd be happy to be proven wrong.

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Ian Sandwell @ian_sandwell

Fast & Furious 7 retains UK lead and is almost at £27m after just ten days in play.

 

Massive! Blazed past FF6, now biggest of the franchise. £40m ($58.5m with current exchange rates) is well within reach.

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Wonder what it did this weekend? There was no competition so £6-7m second weekend would not surprise me and it's got one more week to itself before Avengers: Age of Ultron. 

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Cant Avengers 2 expanding much either, Avengers was huge and probably a superhero peak.

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Cant Avengers 2 expanding much either, Avengers was huge and probably a superhero peak.

 

It will go over 100M $ it didn't hit it's limits.

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£50m is an awful lot of money, and a giant target for any film to reach. The last film to do it was the first hobbit film.

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It won't do over $100m because the exchange rate has dropped too much, and keeps dropping. To match The Avengers' $80m, it needs to increase to £55m, which is definitely doable. $90m is the highest I can see though.

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eOne’s The DUFF is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£891,248) from its 392 sites, including previews.

 

Further distributor results to come…

UNIVERSAL

Fast & Furious 7 is already the highest grossing entry in the franchise after just ten days in play at the UK box office.

Universal’s latest instalment retained top spot with a second weekend of $7.9m (£5.4m), meaning it has now raced to $38.3m (£26.24m) and surpassed Fast & Furious 6’s $36.9m (£25.3m) result.

Stablemate Fifty Shades of Grey is currently the highest grossing 2015 release with just under $51.1m (£35m), a target that Fast & Furious 7 is in a strong position to challenge.

It may have to do so before Avengers: Age of Ultronlands in a couple of weeks, though.

DISNEY

Falling 40% in its third weekend, Disney’s Cinderellaadded $2.6m (£1.78m) as it crossed the £15m mark to stand at $22.2m (£15.2m). It’ll shortly surpass Oz the Great and Powerful’s $22.5m (£15.4m) UK result.

FOX

Remaining in third was Fox’s Home as it recorded just a 31% drop on its way to a fourth weekend of $2.3m (£1.5m). The animation is now up to a strong $26.9m (£18.4m) and will likely hit £20m by the end of next weekend at the latest.

Also for Fox, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotelhas grossed $22.3m (£15.3m) after seven weeks in play.

EONE

Thanks to four days of previews, eOne’s The DUFF is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£891,248) from its 392 sites.

Its Fri-Sun tally of $712,000 (£487,928) would have seen it chart behind John Wick and Woman in Gold in terms of new openers.

Also for eOne, The Divergent Series: Insurgent added $339,000 (£232,512) for $11m (£7.5m), while The Water Diviner posted a second weekend of $202,000 (£138,088) for $1.5m (£1.03m) after ten days in play.

Lost River debuted with $79,000 (£54,264) from its 22 sites, with a hefty chunk of its opening coming from just under $73,000 (£50,000) in previews.

PARAMOUNT

Now in its third weekend of release, Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water surfed to an extra $949,000 (£650,000) for $9.5m (£6.5m) to date. Before the weekend, the sequel had surpassed its predecessor’s $8.2m (£5.6m) UK result.

Also for Paramount, Hot Tub Time Machine 2 flopped with just $132,000 (£90,200) from its 198 sites on its UK bow. That’s around a tenth of the first film’s $1.3m (£904,959) opening result, albeit from more sites at 396.

WARNER BROS

Well-received action thriller John Wick posted a solid, if uninspiring, UK opening of $741,000 (£508,000) from its 390 sites. Warner Bros will be hoping it can avoid the typical fast-burn nature of genre films at the box office.

Also for Warner Bros, Get Hard took a further $549,000 (£376,000) for $6.2m (£4.27m) after three weeks in play.

ENTERTAINMENT FILM DISTRIBUTORS

Woman in Gold recorded a UK bow of $722,000 (£494,336) from its 225 sites through Entertainment Film Distributors.

That’s down on the $1.1m (£749,819) debut of director Simon Curtis’ My Week With Marilyn, although that did receive a wider release at 397 sites.

SONY

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 launched with $700,000 (£480,000) from its 393 sites through Sony. That’s significantly down on its predecessor’s $1.9m (£1.3m) bow from 375 sites on its way to $7.4m (£5.1m).

ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION

Falling over 50% in its second weekend, Icon Film Distribution’s While We’re Young took $251,000 (£171,615) for $1.3m (£874,696) to date.

As expected, it has now surpassed Frances Ha as Noah Baumbach’s best-ever UK performer.

MUNRO FILMS

Cobain: Montage of Heck recorded the biggest three-day opening for a documentary this year at the UK box office.

Munro Films’ release grossed a non-final $148,000 (£101,693) from its 65 sites, around a half of which programmed the critically acclaimed documentary on all three days.

It rolls out across the UK and Ireland over the next couple of weeks.

BFI

Blade Runner: The Final Cut has surpassed 2001 as the BFI’s top grossing release of all time.

The re-release added an additional $85,000 (£58,096) from its 71 sites to stand at $726,000 (£497,385), with four sites still to report.

ARROW FILMS

Released in 123 sites on mostly split shows through Arrow Films, Good Kill posted a UK debut of just over $65,000 (£44,000), including previews from Dublin Savoy shows.

SODA PICTURES

Playing in five sites with reduced performances, Soda Pictures’ Jauja grossed $12,400 (£8,511), including $8,100 (£5,550) in previews, on its UK debut.

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees a saturation release for Lionsgate’s A Little Chaos, while eOne’s Child 44 and Metrodome’sThe Town That Dreaded Sundown both receive wide releases.

Icon Film Distribution’s The Last Five Years, Warner Bros’ The Salvation and Picturehouse’s Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance are among the films receiving limited releases.

 

F7 should hit £33m by the end of this weekend, and pass £35m right around the time AoU is released the following week. After that I'm sure it will manage another £5m or so to pass £40m.

 

Cinderella and Home will both pass £20m. April should EASILY be the highest attended in many years. 

 

For 2015 as a whole so far, the first two months were both up on 2014, and just below 2013, although 2015 should overtake 2013 with April added on. The trend should continue this summer, and definitely later on in the winter period with Bond, MJ2 and SW.

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Times have popped up for Cineworld next Thursday. 4 screens at my local for Age of Ultron, 3 of which are 3D. Looks like the 3D share will be forced higher than we were anticipating.

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1-Vue Westfield Stratford 20
2-Vue Star City Birmingham 25
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5-Odeon Greenwich 14
6-Odeom Trafford 20
7-CW the O2 11
8-CW Wnfield 15
9-CW Milton Keynes 16
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Tom Linay ‏@TomLinay  1m

March cinema admissions were 11.5m, which is up 11.4% from March 2014. Fourth month in a row where admissions are up compared tolast year.

 

Tom Linay ‏@TomLinay  27s

Q1 2015 cinema admissions totalled 42.1m, which is the fourth highest Q1 in the last 40 years. 2015 is living up to its billing.

 

Tom Linay ‏@TomLinay  36s

...and April is already tracking well ahead of last year.

 

Damn! Excellent news. Hope it continues.

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May should be close given that we Don't have a DOFP sized Blockbuster, or even a Godzilla, but we do have residual AOU and some good mid level looking performers.

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Fast & Furious 7 retains top spot in the UK and has now crossed £31m after 17 days in play.

 

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Top three remains unchanged for the third week in a row; eOne’s Child 44 is the highest new entry with $755,000 (£505,422) from its 444 sites.

 

UNIVERSAL

In the same weekend that it raced past $1bn worldwide,Fast & Furious 7 retained its lead at the UK box office with $4.5m (£3m).

Universal’s latest instalment has now amassed a superb $47.8m (£32m) after 17 days in play, and will likely become 2015’s biggest release by the end of this weekend at the latest when it overtakes Fifty Shades of Grey’s $52m (£34.8m).

Fast & Furious 7 is the second film this year to record a hat-trick of number one results, but will be prevented from making it four-in-a-row by the arrival of Disney’sAvengers: Age of Ultron this weekend.

DISNEY

Remaining in second for the third straight week was Disney’s Cinderella with a $1.6m (£1.08m) fourth weekend. It has now waltzed to $26m (£17.4m) and could still challenge Maleficent’s $30.5m (£20.4m) UK result.

FOX

Home crossed the £20m mark in its fifth weekend, becoming the highest grossing animated release of the year to date in the process.

Fox’s animation fell 42% on its way to $1.3m (£854,377) for a strong $30.2m (£20.2m) to date.

Also for Fox, Mr. X opened with $53,000 (£35,508) from its 34 sites, while The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has amassed $23m (£15.4m) after eight weeks in play.

EONE

The week’s highest new entry came in the form of eOne’sChild 44 which charted fourth with a solid, if unspectacular, $755,000 (£505,422) debut from its 444 sites.

It will hope to serve as counter-programming whenAvengers hits screens this Thursday [April 23].

Also for eOne, The DUFF fell a respectable 33% (excluding previews) on its way to a $487,000 (£326,000) second weekend for $2.3m (£1.56m), while The Divergent Series: Insurgent reached $11.7m (£7.8m) after five weeks in play.

The Water Diviner and Suite Francaise have taken $1.8m (£1.21m) and $3.1m (£2.1m), respectively.

ENTERTAINMENT

This week’s top five was rounded off by Entertainment’sWoman in Gold, which held well with $549,000 (£367,764) for a ten-day tally of $2m (£1.31m).

PARAMOUNT

In its fourth weekend of release, Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water added $544,000 (£364,000) for $10.8m (£7.24m).

Also for Paramount, Hot Tub Time Machine 2unsurprisingly dropped heavily on its soft opening, taking just $25,000 (£17,000) for a ten-day tally of $264,000 (£177,000).

LIONSGATE

Toronto 2014 closer A Little Chaos got off to a $494,000 (£330,373) start in the UK from its 426 sites through Lionsgate.

It will be looking to midweek audiences to help sustain its run, but faces audience competition from the likes ofWoman in Gold.

WARNER BROS

For Warner Bros, John Wick shot to $462,000 (£309,000) on its second weekend for $1.8m (£1.18m) to date, whileGet Hard has reached $7.1m (£4.8m) following a $421,000 (£282,000) fourth weekend.

The Salvation landed with a soft $57,000 (£38,000) from its 108 sites, as Rurouni Kenshin 3: The Legend Endsgrossed $5,000 (£3,324) from eight sites on its UK bow.

SONY

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 recorded a second weekend of $432,000 (£288,975) for $1.6m (£1.07m) to date through Sony. The sequel will struggle to match even half of its predecessor’s $7.6m (£5.1m) result.

ICON FILM DISTRIBUTION

Crossing the £1m mark in its third weekend, Icon Film Distribution’s While We’re Young added $130,000 (£86,845) to climb to $1.6m (£1.06m) to date.

Also for Icon, The Last Five Years grossed $8,000 (£5,371) from its one-site release at London’s Empire Leicester Square.

CURZON FILM WORLD

Force Majeure posted a minimal drop on its way to a $126,000 (£84,552) second weekend through Curzon Film World, and the Cannes 2014 winner has now taken $347,000 (£232,257) in the UK.

Also for Curzon Film World, Home From Home: Chronicle of a Vision posted a UK debut of $3,600 (£2,387) from its four sites.

MUNRO FILMS

After setting the best opening for a documentary this year, Munro Films’ Cobain: Montage of Heck grossed a further $93,000 (£61,211) from its 69 sites, with two still to report, for $360,000 (£240,822).

The film held particularly well in London with just a 11% week-on-week drop, with the West End falling 27%.

METRODOME

Meta horror remake The Town That Dreaded Sundownscared up $46,000 (£30,784), including previews, from its 15 sites through Metrodome on its UK debut.

PICTUREHOUSE ENTERTAINMENT

Released in 40 sites through Picturehouse Entertainment,Dark Horse: The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance recorded a UK bow of $45,000 (£30,336), including $4,000 (£2,700) in previews.

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees a saturation release for Disney’sAvengers: Age of Ultron (opens April 23), while eOne’sThe Good Lie and Metrodome’s The Falling both receive wide releases.

Lionsgate’s Stonehearst Asylum, Curzon Film World’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence and StudioCanal’s The Emperor’s New Clothes are among the films receiving a limited release.

 

Great for F7, should hit £35m by the end of this weekend, and hopefully can leg its way to £40m ($60m).

 

 

As for AoU, like its predecessor, it opens on Thursday. Pre-sales as expected are looking pretty strong. The Avengers had a huge £15.8m 4-day, so AoU should at least match that figure, but I'm guessing more like £17m. Exchange rates are weaker though than in 2012, so matching $25m, which is what TA opened to, would be good.

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DISNEY

Remaining in second for the third straight week was Disney’s Cinderella with a $1.6m (£1.08m) fourth weekend. It has now waltzed to $26m (£17.4m) and could still challenge Maleficent’s $30.5m (£20.4m) UK result.

 

But Maleficent ended it's UK run with $32,725,839 according to BOM. 

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DISNEY

Remaining in second for the third straight week was Disney’s Cinderella with a $1.6m (£1.08m) fourth weekend. It has now waltzed to $26m (£17.4m) and could still challenge Maleficent’s $30.5m (£20.4m) UK result.

 

But Maleficent ended it's UK run with $32,725,839 according to BOM. 

 

They're using current exchange rates for Maleficent.

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Waiting for the numbers.

 

@Josh_Wilding  
Midnight screenings ended not too long ago here, and "The Vision" is trending in the UK. Because he's fucking awesome.

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