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That is really good for Home. Didn't expect that. With Previews it should top this weekend.

 

Insurgent will probably do around £3m.

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Should definitely be a healthy weekend with SpongeBob previews too. 50 shades finishes around me on Wednesday. Hell of a run!

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There's been no kids films for ages, I imagine with Cinderella and SpongeBob coming, Home will probably top out at £15-16m max.

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That is really good for Home. Didn't expect that. With Previews it should top this weekend.

 

Insurgent will probably do around £3m.

 

That would be very weak, considering it is a YA sequel.

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The first film only did £1.4m so £3-4m would be very good, it's not hit the heights the same way Twilight and The Hunger Game did

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Officially announced meerkat movies will be replacing Orange Wednesdays, starts on April 7th

Why did I go compare last time I got bike insurance?!

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Not great, like 10x more people use EE than Compare insurance.

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Not great, like 10x more people use EE than Compare insurance.

It's better than nothing and its on both Tuesdays and Wednesdays which actually make it better than EE/Orange Wednesdays.

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Reallllly busy on Home today and Insurgent has been good as well.

 

SpongeBob did terribly though

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Reallllly busy on Home today and Insurgent has been good as well.

SpongeBob did terribly though

Noooooo! Sponge should be huge and that home turd should fail!

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Noooooo! Sponge should be huge and that home turd should fail!

Cinderella will likely hit both films when it's released next week.

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Home did £6.2m which includes last weeks previews so it actually did £3.7m which is very good. Not sure if it can hit £20m but I think £15-16m is likely.

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The Divergent Series: Insurgent posts UK bow of around £3m.

 

 

Seems rather weak about about 40% less than USA OW.

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Next week is very packed with Cinderella, Get Hard, SpongeBob and Seventh Son. I'm unsure how Cinderella will do but Maleficent numbers would be very good

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'Home' tops UK box office with $9m debut

 

eOne’s The Divergent Series: Insurgent takes strong $4.4m (£2.9m), including previews, on debut.

 

Further distributor results to come…

FOX

Home posted a superb $9m (£6m) chart-topping debut from its 531 sites, including $3.9m (£2.6m) in previews. It’s worth noting that the animation would have topped the chart solely on its Fri-Sun tally of $5.1m (£3.4m).

Excluding sequels, the debut ranks as one of the best for DreamWorks Animation in the UK ahead of the likes ofMadagascar ($8.1m/£5.43m from 505) and The Croods($8m/£5.37m from 521), and behind only Shark Tale($11.2m/£7.5m from 504) and Kung Fu Panda ($11.6m/£7.8m from 446).

Home will hope to fend off family competition this weekend with the arrival of the SpongeBob sequel, and will look to prosper over the upcoming Easter school holidays to push it towards the £20m mark in the UK.

Also for Fox, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel fell 52% on its way to a $990,000 (£664,216) fourth weekend for $20m (£13.4m) to date. It’s now tracking behind its predecessor which stood at $20.7m (£13.9m) at the same stage in its run.

Kingsman: The Secret Service shot to an extra $197,000 (£132,290) for $23.9m (£16.1m) after eight weeks in play.

EONE

It may have missed out on the top spot, but The Divergent Series: Insurgent is off to an excellent start in the UK.

eOne’s sequel posted a $4.4m (£2.9m) bow, including just under $596,000 (£400,000) in previews, from its 497 sites. That marks a 66% uptake on the $2.6m (£1.8m) bow ofDivergent from 423 sites.

Divergent went on to take $9.8m (£6.6m) in the UK, andInsurgent is well-set to challenge both that and potentially the £10m mark.

Also for eOne, Suite Francaise fell 47% on its way to a $400,000 (£268,607) second weekend for $1.9m (£1.3m) after ten days in play. The drama is likely to take more midweek given its older-skewing audience.

PARAMOUNT

Ahead of its release this Friday [March 27], Paramount’sThe SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water banked $1m (£680,000) from its 481 sites during previews on Saturday and Sunday.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie posted a $1.9m (£1.25m) opening in 2005 from 440 sites without previews, and the sequel is now all-but guaranteed to surpass that.

STUDIOCANAL

The Gunman rounded off this week’s top five with a soft non-final $605,000 (£405,934) from its 400 sites. StudioCanal’s action thriller recorded a debut of less than half the $1.7m (£1.17m) bow of Pierre Morel’s Taken from 396 sites.

Also for StudioCanal, The Tale of Princess Kaguyagrossed $103,000 (£69,234) from its 45 sites, with one site still to report on Sunday. That’s up on From Up on Poppy Hill’s $49,000 (£33,087) debut, albeit from less sites at 23, but just behind Arrietty’s $113,000 (£75,584) from 61.

Shaun the Sheep Movie has now amassed $19.2m (£12.9m).

CURZON FILM WORLD

Expanding slightly to 239 sites, Curzon Film World’s Still Alice posted a $380,000 (£255,105) third weekend for a healthy $2.5m (£1.7m) to date.

UNIVERSAL

Fifty Shades of Grey is now up to $51.3m (£34.4m) following a $349,000 (£234,089) sixth weekend through Universal. Barring a dramatic drop, the raunchy adaptation will hit £35m in the next couple of weeks.

LIONSGATE

Wild Card failed to hit the jackpot on its UK bow, taking a soft $226,000 (£152,034) from its 229 sites through Lionsgate.

That marks both the lowest UK debut for director Simon West behind Stolen’s $297,000 (£199,798) from 187, and one of the weakest openings for a Jason Statham solo outing behind the likes of War ($308,000/£207,091 from 182) and Hummingbird ($307,000/£206,731 fro 262).

DISNEY

Oscar winner Big Hero 6 added $198,000 (£133,000) for $28.8m (£19.33m) to date through Disney, who will be hoping the upcoming Easter holidays give it one last push towards £20m.

SONY

Now in its third weekend, Sony’s Chappie could only add $178,000 (£120,000) to lift its running tally to a disappointing $3.5m (£2.37m).

ARROW FILMS

Released in 117 sites through Arrow Films, The Voicesrecorded a $176,000 (£118,170) UK debut, including $4,300 (£2,903) in previews, with a couple of sites still to report Sunday figures.

The opening marks one of the biggest for the distributor, behind Love is All You Need’s $302,000 (£202,176) from 131 sites, according to figures from Rentrak.

KOCH MEDIA

Falling 45% in its second weekend, Koch Media’s X + Ygrossed a non-final $86,200 (£57,807) for $441,000 (£295,780) to date.

METRODOME

Xavier Dolan’s critically acclaimed Mommy enjoyed a $86,100 (£57,761) UK debut, including previews, from its 24 sites through Metrodome. It marks Dolan’s best-ever opening, but it’s also worth noting that it received the widest opening too.

VERTIGO FILMS

A Second Chance took just $7,500 (£5,031) from 25 sites through Vertigo Films, one of the lowest UK bows for director Susanne Bier.

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees saturation releases for Paramount’s The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, Disney’sCinderella and Warner Bros’ Get Hard.

Universal’s Seventh Son and Soda Pictures’ The Face of an Angel both receive a wide release, while Curzon Film World’s Wild Tales and Dogwoof’s Dior and I are among the films receiving a limited release.

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Next week is very packed with Cinderella, Get Hard, SpongeBob and Seventh Son. I'm unsure how Cinderella will do but Maleficent numbers would be very good

 

Seventh Son will bomb horribly, I suspect. I haven't met a single person enthused by it. 12A means it could be open to family audiences, but realistically, they're way more likely to choose Cinderella, Home or Spongebob.

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