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Interesting. Dory can't have stayed flat, but to be fair the weather today has been clear blue sky, which is a massive contrast to yesterday. 

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37 minutes ago, efialtes76 said:

Kubo and the Two Strings opens with an estimated £900k in the UK from 520 sites, the lowest debut for a Laika film.

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That's depressing, but I can see it. When I saw it, it was practically empty. I really loved it though. 

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5 minutes ago, SchumacherFTW said:

That's depressing, but I can see it. When I saw it, it was practically empty. I really loved it though. 

 Best animation movie of the year imo.

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Big Drops...

 

'Sausage Party' holds off newcomers to retain UK lead

 

 

SONY

Sausage Party defied all newcomers as it retained top spot at the UK box office for the second straight week.

Sony’s adult animation fell 48% (excluding previews) on its way to $1.6m (£1.2m) for $7m (£5.3m) to date. As with other films in the market, Saturday was a slightly better hold compared to Sunday due to the good weather.

Sausage Party has overtaken the final UK results of most previous Seth Rogen-scripted comedies, with Superbad’s $8.6m (£6.5m) next in its sights.

Also for Sony, Don’t Breathe creeped to a UK debut of $1.3m (£1m) from its 446 sites to chart third.

Based solely on Fri-Sun takings, it would have charted second. The original horror still enjoyed the highest site average in the top 15 at $2,977 (£2,422) and it will now hope that its strong reviews will see it avoid the fast-burn nature of most genre films.

PARAMOUNT

Thanks to its previews, Ben-Hur is the week’s highest new entry charting second.

Paramount’s remake journeyed to a predictably unremarkable non-final $1.39m (£1.05m), including $352,000 (£265,000) from Weds-Thurs, from its 510 sites. Its Fri-Sun tally of $1.04m (£785,000) would have seen it chart fifth.

The opening marks the lowest for director Timur Bekmambetov’s English-language outings.

DISNEY

Finding Dory has become the second release of 2016 to hit the £40m mark at the UK box office.

Disney’s latest Pixar offering fell more than 50% on its way to a $940,000 (£707,607) seventh weekend for a terrific $53.2m (£40.08m) to date. It is now the third biggest Pixar film behind Toy Story 2’s $58.8m (£44.3m), not including its 3D re-release.

Also for Disney, Pete’s Dragon fell 57% with a $268,000 (£201,751) fifth weekend for $6.1m (£4.56m) to date.

LIONSGATE

Following its blistering opening week, Brotherhoodposted a $618,000 (£465,031) second weekend, enjoying the fourth-best site average of the top ten.

Lionsgate’s threequel is now up to $3.9m (£2.91m) and should soon overtake Adulthood’s $4.4m (£3.35m) result as the highest-grossing outing of the series.

Also for Lionsgate, Nine Lives and Mechanic: Resurrection stand at $2.5m (£1.92m) and $1.8m (£1.33m), respectively.

WARNER BROS

Falling 60% in its sixth weekend, Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad sliced to an extra $410,000 (£309,000) for $44.1m (£33.19m). It’s currently the tenth biggest superhero film of all time in the UK, behind Spider-Man 3’s $44.6m (£33.55m).

Also for Warner Bros, War Dogs added $359,000 (£270,000) for $4.3m (£3.21m) after three weeks in play, while Café Society fell almost 50% on its way to a $335,000 (£252,000) second weekend for $1.4m (£1.05m) so far.

CURZON ARTIFICIAL EYE

In its second weekend, Curzon Artificial Eye’s Things To Come grossed a non-final $42,000 (£31,472) for $186,000 (£139,723) to date.

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees saturation releases for Lionsgate’s Blair Witch (opens Sept 15), Universal’s Bridget Jones’s Baby and Warner Bros’ The Infiltrator.

Studiocanal’s The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years and Vertigo Releasing’s Hunt For The Wilderpeople both receive wide releases, while Curzon Artificial Eye’s The Clan is among the films receiving a limited release.

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Wow, Dory fell way harder than expected. The Jungle Book should hold onto number 1 of the year, Dory looks to end around the £42-43m mark. A great run, nonetheless. 

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Bridget Jones pre-sales are very strong, lots of near sell-outs for opening night. A £6m+ opening wouldn't surprise me. Absolutely Fabulous managed £4.5m, and Bridget Jones has a huge female fanbase. 

 

It's also receiving great reviews, currently sitting at 86% on RT, which is a massive improvement on the 2nd installment. Has to be a bonus.

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Pre-sales are insanely strong for Bridget Jones, easily the strongest this year from what I'm seeing. Loads of sold out shows tonight, I'm expecting an OD over £3m, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see this open over £8m, maybe near £10m. 

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6 hours ago, Heretic said:

Pre-sales are insanely strong for Bridget Jones, easily the strongest this year from what I'm seeing. Loads of sold out shows tonight, I'm expecting an OD over £3m, and it wouldn't surprise me at all to see this open over £8m, maybe near £10m. 

 

£10m is unlikely, but £6-7m would be good.

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Looks like it's heading for a £8-9m OW which for September is huge. I knew Bridget Jones would do well but not this well.

 

Itll be interesting how Magnificent Seven does next week, it won't be number 1 as I think Bridget Jones will have a good drop but I think it'll crack £2-2.5m maybe £3m. 

 

I think Legend and now Bridget Jones have proven that you can have a big hit in September. Both are from Working Title who also had a hit in September with Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy five years ago so they know it can work

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Huge for Bridget Jones! Knew it would be massive after the pre-sales yesterday. Should definitely top £8m for the weekend.

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5 hours ago, Heretic said:

Huge for Bridget Jones! Knew it would be massive after the pre-sales yesterday. Should definitely top £8m for the weekend.

Yep should be around 8, BW #2 likely be 950-1m (inclu prev)

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