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Yeah, expect some strong holds this weekend. Next week temps are climbing up to 30+ again. 

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20 minutes ago, JCS said:

Yes, Im back. 

I was actually wondering where you'd gone... 

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6 hours ago, Heretic said:

Yeah, expect some strong holds this weekend. Next week temps are climbing up to 30+ again. 

With that weather setup, is there even a chance that Dory and Dragon actually go up on last weekend's sunshine-shrunk numbers this weekend?

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4 minutes ago, ShinyDave said:

With that weather setup, is there even a chance that Dory and Dragon actually go up on last weekend's sunshine-shrunk numbers this weekend?

Probably. The weather is awful this weekend, so they could increase. If they don't, drops should be quite soft. Next week films will be impacted again, it's actually looking as if we could get a proper heatwave now. 

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3 minutes ago, ShinyDave said:

With that weather setup, is there even a chance that Dory and Dragon actually go up on last weekend's sunshine-shrunk numbers this weekend?

 

I don't see Pete's Dragon going up, Dory has a shot of increasing but summer weekdays means that I think a smaller drop is more likely.

 

 

 

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19 hours ago, Heretic said:

I was actually wondering where you'd gone... 

 

 

Latin America for 11 months. 

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4 minutes ago, Purple Minion said:

10% increas from last weekend

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Guess I was right about Dory regaining the top spot, wonder how David Brent did

 

Looks like SS will hit £30m by Wednesday or Thursday. With one more week of holidays, I think a £32-33m total is likely 

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Lights Out scares up estimated £1.1m from 439 sites on its UK bow.

 

 

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@iandsandwell UK top five: Finding Dory (£2.87m); Suicide Squad (£2.54m); David Brent (£1.46m); Bourne (£1.26m); BFG (£1.23m)

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Temperatures are skyrocketing this week, forecast to have a few days in the 30s here in London and the south, which will impact BO. Bank holiday weekend and it looks a bit cooler, should see some nice drops again. 

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David Brent didn't do great. I'm not sure if any of the new releases will make much of a dent but I think Bad Moms and War Dogs will do decently 

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eOne’s David Brent: Life On The Roaddisappoints with $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites.

 

UK TOP FIVE

Ranking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total
1 Finding Dory(Disney) $3.8m (£2.87m) $42.3m (£32.3m)
2 Suicide Squad(WB) $3.3m (£2.54m) $36.2m (£27.67m)
3 David Brent: Life On The Road(eOne) $1.9m (£1.46m) $1.9m (£1.46m)
4 Jason Bourne(Universal) $1.7m (£1.26m) $25.8m (£19.72m)
5 The BFG (eOne) $1.6m (£1.23m) $33.7m (£25.76m)

(Note - Dollar conversions are based on today’s rates)

DISNEY

Few things make distributors happier than rain, and Disney will be especially grateful as Finding Dory reclaimed the top spot at the UK box office in its fourth week.

The latest Pixar offering boosted 18% as it swam to $3.8m (£2.87m), achieving the rare feat of regaining top spot later in its run. A few, like Ice Age: Continental Drift, have done it in their third weekend, while back in 2012, Skyfallreclaimed number one in its sixth weekend.

Finding Dory is now up to a terrific $42.3m (£32.3m) after it added more than $2.6m (£2m) during its third Mon-Thurs session. It’s now neck-and-neck with The Incrediblesas the seventh biggest Pixar outing in the UK, and should overtake Up’s $45.3m (£34.59m) by the end of next weekend.

Also for Disney, Pete’s Dragon held well from its soft opening with a $1m (£793,688) second weekend for $3m (£2.3m) to date.

The remake enjoyed the best day of its run to date on Saturday [Aug 20] and was the third-biggest family offering this weekend, behind Finding Dory and The BFGbut ahead of all new starters.

WARNER BROS

Suicide Squad fell 40% with a $3.3m (£2.54m) third weekend as it dropped to second.

Warner Bros’ latest DC Entertainment adaptation is now up to a decent $36.2m (£27.67m). It enjoyed a better third weekend than stablemate Batman v Superman and should soon join this year’s £30m club.

Also for Warner Bros, Lights Out enjoyed a solid start as it creeped to $1.5m (£1.13m) from its 440 sites.

That marks a $3,348 (£2,559) site average for the James Wan-produced original horror. It will hope to enjoy a healthy midweek as the major horror out in the market, before it will aim to scare off The Purge: Election Year this coming weekend.

EONE

David Brent: Life On The Road might be this week’s highest new entry, but eOne will likely be disappointed with the opening.

The Office spin-off travelled to $1.9m (£1.46m) from its 506 sites, marking an average of $3,774 (£2,884). It’s Ricky Gervais’ solo directorial debut but The Invention Of Lying, co-directed with Matthew Robinson, opened with $2.3m (£1.74m) from 368 sites.

In terms of big screen outings for UK comedy characters, the film opened behind Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie($5.3m/£4.04m from 615 sites) and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa which took $2.8m (£2.18m) from 441 sites, although that included $974,000 (£744,000) in previews.

David Brent: Life On The Road will hope to buck the usual fast-burn trend for these kind of films and hold well this coming weekend, as well as enjoy decent midweek returns.

Also for eOne, The BFG boosted 11% as it marched to a $1.6m (£1.23m) fifth weekend from its 575 sites.

The Roald Dahl adaptation is now up to a superb $33.7m (£25.76m) and after adding $1.3m (£1m) over the past Mon-Thurs, will look to make the most of the final weeks of the school holiday. A £30m result is unlikely, but not yet an impossibility.

UNIVERSAL

Jason Bourne fell only 13% as it shot to a $1.7m (£1.26m) fourth weekend as it dropped one place to fourth.

Universal’s action sequel is now up to $25.8m (£19.72m) as it attempts to chase down The Bourne Ultimatum’s $31.4m (£24m) result as the current best result for the series.

Also for Universal, The Secret Life Of Pets posted an increase in its ninth weekend as it took $461,000 (£352,252) for an excellent $44.1m (£33.71m) to date.Finding Dory will however soon take its crown as the year’s biggest animation.

STUDIOCANAL

Swallows And Amazons sailed to a non-final $884,000 (£675,613) UK debut from its 452 sites through Studiocanal.

The adaptation likely suffered from the continued success of Finding Dory and The BFG, while Pete’s Dragon also offers significant family competition. With the market set to get even busier this weekend, it could struggle to make an impact.

Also for Studiocanal, acclaimed documentary Tickledruffled up $34,000 (£25,602) from its 14 sites.

LIONSGATE

Including previews of $161,000 (£122,862), Lionsgate’sNine Lives got off to an $833,000 (£636,809) start at the UK box office from its 372 sites.

Given the weak reviews, especially compared to other family offerings currently on release, it’s a solid start, but it’ll have to do most of its business over the coming week before children go back to school.

Also for Lionsgate, Nerve fell 35% on its way to a $513,000 (£392,244) second weekend for $2.3m (£1.75m) to date.

FOX

Falling more than 40% (excluding previews), Fox’s Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates took $521,000 (£397,478) for a 12-day tally of $2.7m (£2.03m).

PARAMOUNT

In its fifth weekend, Paramount’s Star Trek Beyondphased to an extra $516,000 (£394,000) for $19.6m (£14.98m), and it will cross £15m today [Aug 22].

SONY

The Shallows dived 43% on its way to a $500,000 (£382,000) second weekend.

Sony’s single-location thriller is up to $2.2m (£1.7m) and is unlikely to catch director Jaume Collet-Serra’s House Of Wax ($3.9m/£3m) as his highest-grossing film outside of his Liam Neeson collaborations.

SODA PICTURES

The Childhood Of A Leader enjoyed a healthy start to its UK run with a $69,000 (£52,885) debut from its 23 sites.

Soda Pictures released the film after its original distributor Metrodome was placed in administration last week.

CURZON ARTIFICIAL EYE

In its second weekend, Curzon Artificial Eye’s Valley Of Love grossed $7,100 (£5,454) from its ten sites for $64,000 (£48,670) to date.

Also for Curzon Artificial Eye, Almost Holy posted a one-site debut of $1,000 (£792).

VERTIGO RELEASING

From its four sites through Vertigo Releasing, Blackrecorded a UK bow of $2,300 (£1,760).

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees saturation releases for Lionsgate’sMechanic: Resurrection, Warner Bros’ War Dogs, Entertainment’s Bad Moms and Universal’s Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping.

Universal’s The Purge: Election Year receives a wide release, while Fox/Pathe’s Julieta and Signature Entertainment’s Kids In Love are among the films receiving a limited release.

 

 

 

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