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Ranking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total
1 Alien: Covenant (Fox) $6.6m (£5.1m) $6.6m (£5.1m)
2 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (Disney) $4.2m (£3.28m) $42.7m (£33.05m)
3 The Boss Baby (Fox) $750,000 (£580,692) $34m (£26.32m)
4 Fast & Furious 8 (Universal) $647,000 (£500,715) $37.4m (£28.95m)
5 A Dog’s Purpose (eOne) $634,000 (£490,942) $2.64m (£2.04m
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Alien did very well here in comparison to most places. Pound to pound it's only down 24% on Prometheus.

 

King Arthur is probably going to flop here too, so Alien might be able to hold onto number one for another week if it has a reasonable drop. Could be a close one.

 

 

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On 13/05/2017 at 5:28 PM, SchumacherFTW said:

Saw Mindhorn earlier, and it was pretty empty. That, is a freaking weird movie. Funny, and awkward, but fun. 

 

The same one on Netflix?

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On 17/05/2017 at 2:39 AM, Heretic said:

Alien did very well here in comparison to most places. Pound to pound it's only down 24% on Prometheus.

 

King Arthur is probably going to flop here too, so Alien might be able to hold onto number one for another week if it has a reasonable drop. Could be a close one.

 

 

Did Prometheus and Covenant open the same way? 

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On 5/16/2017 at 10:09 PM, Heretic said:

Alien did very well here in comparison to most places. Pound to pound it's only down 24% on Prometheus.

 

King Arthur is probably going to flop here too, so Alien might be able to hold onto number one for another week if it has a reasonable drop. Could be a close one.

 

 

 

Which would give 44 Dom OW.

AUS gives 36.

I think AUS-UK is the legit range, 36-44 [40 avg].

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2 minutes ago, Heretic said:

Yes, both opened Friday. Prometheus made £6.2m OW.

 

 

 

 

 

Prometheus had the benefit of a five day bank holiday weekend due to the Jubilee IIRC

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10 minutes ago, Jonwo said:

 

Prometheus had the benefit of a five day bank holiday weekend due to the Jubilee IIRC

Yes it did. That makes Alien's opening even more impressive then.

 

 

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Didn't realise King Arthur opened on Wednesday. In that case it may debut at number 1. Pre-sales are looking pretty weak though, it might not win Fri-Sun.

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Fox’s Alien: Covenant leads Fri-Sun weekend; Disney’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 tops market on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Further distributor results to come…

UK TOP FIVE

Ranking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total
1 King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (WB) $3.2m (£2.5m) $3.2m (£2.5m)
2 Alien: Covenant (Fox) $2.76m (£2.12m) $12.5m (£9.6m)
3 Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 (Disney) $2.53m (£1.95m) $47.1m (£36.3m)
4 Snatched (Fox) $1.09m (£838,772) $1.09m (£838,772)
5 The Boss Baby (Fox) $538,000 (£414,806) $34.8m (£26.8m)

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

WARNER BROS

Thanks to its previews, King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword managed to debut top of the UK box office.

Warner Bros’ reboot sliced to a $3.2m (£2.5m) bow from its 565 sites, including $750,000 (£577,955) in previews. Its Fri-Sun tally of $2.49m (£1.92m) would have seen it battle with Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 for second.

The debut marks director Guy Ritchie’s fourth biggest overall UK opening, ahead of his previous film, The Man From UNCLE’s $1.88m (£1.45m) bow from 503 sites in 2015.

King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword also opened ahead of Antoine Fuqua’s take on the legend as his King Arthur landed in 2004 with $2.48m (£1.91m) from its 400 sites, going on to take $9.2m (£7.07m) in the UK.

FOX

Leading the Fri-Sun weekend, Alien: Covenant fell 56% (excluding previews) with a non-final $2.76m (£2.12m) second weekend as it dropped to second.

Fox’s sci-fi horror has now scared up $12.5m (£9.6m) and faces further blockbuster competition with the arrival of Pirates 5 this Friday, but will hope to act as counter-programming to the family-friendly market currently.

It won’t catch Prometheus’ final UK haul of $32.2m (£24.8m) though.

Also for Fox, Snatched charted fourth with a $1.09m (£838,772) bow from its 465 sites, marking a $2,341 (£1,804) site average.

That missed out on being director Jonathan Levine’s best-ever UK debut, behind Warm Bodies’ $1.16m (£895,509) opening from 315 sites, and is also behind Trainwreck’s $1.21m (£931,981) bow from 464 sites.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul banked $1m (£774,587) in weekend previews ahead of its release this Friday (May 26), while The Boss Baby took an extra $538,000 (£414,806) for $34.8m (£26.8m) to date.

Secret Cinema’s production of Moulin Rouge! has now amassed $5.1m (£3.91m).

DISNEY

In its fourth weekend, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 returned to the top of the market on Saturday and Sunday.

Disney’s latest Marvel offering fell 41% on its way to $2.53m (£1.95m) for an excellent $47.1m (£36.3m) to date. It will soon overtake Captain America: Civil War and Iron Man 3 to become the third biggest Marvel film in the UK to date.

Also for Disney, Beauty And The Beast added $208,000 (£160,000) for a magical $93.3m (£71.9m) after ten weeks in play.

EONE

Falling 47% in its third weekend, eOne’s A Dog’s Purpose grossed a further $341,000 (£263,063) for $3.2m (£2.46m) so far.

Also for eOne, Miss Sloane posted a $107,000 (£82,281) second weekend for $534,000 (£411,466), while Sleepless has taken $1.12m (£860,265) after three weeks in play.

ARROW FILMS

Expanding into 90 sites nationwide, Arrow Films’ Whisky Galore! took a non-final $41,000 (£31,895) for $252,000 (£194,024) to date.

VERTIGO RELEASING

In its first weekend of nationwide release, Vertigo Releasing’s The Secret Scripture uncovered $18,000 (£13,920) from its 38 sites for $201,000 (£155,146) to date, including its Northern Ireland release from March 24.

UPCOMING RELEASES

This week sees saturation releases for Pirates Of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge and Fox’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.

Kaleidoscope Entertainment’s Spark receives a wide release, while Studiocanal’s The Red Turtle, Thunderbird Releasing’s I Am Not Madame Bovary and Curzon Artificial Eye’s The Other Side Of Hope are among the films receiving a limited release.

 

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Awful opening for King Arthur. Nothing else to it.

 

Another great week for Guardians, looks like it will definitely hit £40m. 3rd biggest MCU film behind both Avengers is very impressive.

 

Decent second weekend for Alien, but probably won't make it to the £15m mark.

 

 

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Pirates opens on Thursday, so it essentially has a 5-day opening with bank holiday Monday included. One big thing to note however is the weather, which will almost certainly have a BIG impact on box office later this week and into the weekend for all films. The forecast is for the first proper summery spell starting this week. Temps in London are expected to get into high 20s, so everyone will be outside enjoying the good weather

 

Due to this, I'm expecting maybe £6-7m for Pirates 4-day, and near £9m 5 day. The good thing is that half term starts next week, so Pirates will hopefully be able to take advantage of that, although that's also dependent on the weather. Wonder Woman opens shortly afterwards so it's going to be very tough for Pirates to really capitalise. We can also expect a significant drop in $ for Pirates due to weaker pound. It'll likely struggle to even hit $40m. Long shot from the $98m of DMC.

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Heretic said:

Pirates opens on Thursday, so it essentially has a 5-day opening with bank holiday Monday included. One big thing to note however is the weather, which will almost certainly have a BIG impact on box office later this week and into the weekend for all films. The forecast is for the first proper summery spell starting this week. Temps in London are expected to get into high 20s, so everyone will be outside enjoying the good weather

 

Due to this, I'm expecting maybe £6-7m for Pirates 4-day, and near £9m 5 day. The good thing is that half term starts next week, so Pirates will hopefully be able to take advantage of that, although that's also dependent on the weather. Wonder Woman opens shortly afterwards so it's going to be very tough for Pirates to really capitalise. We can also expect a significant drop in $ for Pirates due to weaker pound. It'll likely struggle to even hit $40m. Long shot from the $98m of DMC.

 

 

 

 

 

how much did Pirates 4 do in pounds. Mojo is saying $54.1m which is under 33m pounds. So for Pirates 5 to gross $40m it needs to barely drop from previous film. Is that even possible?

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