Magazine article Screen International

Due Date Holds on at Top of UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Due Date Holds on at Top of UK Box Office

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Warner Bros.' comedy Due Date remained top of the UK box office over the Nov 12-14 weekend, taking $3m (£1.9m) from 452 screens for a week-high screen average of $6,745 (£4,200).

Todd Philipps' feature fell 19% from its first week performance for a total of $9.2m (£5.8m).

Momentum's sci-fi thriller Skyline debuted in second place, grossing $1.9m (£1.2m) from 381 screens. Visual effects gurus The Brothers Strause (Avatar, 2012) make their feature debut on the story of an extraterrestrial force threatening the earth.

Paramount's Jackass 3D slipped to fourth in its second week taking $1.7m (£1.1m) for a cumulative gross of $6.4m (£4m). The third in the prank-based series is now the highest grosser in the franchise, having overtaken Jackass: The Movie, which took $6.1m (£3.6m) in 2002.

Lionsgate's Saw 3D came in in fifth position, making $863,904 (£537,953) from 344 screens for a total of $12.2m (£7.6m). The last in the popular seven-film horror franchise is now the second highest grosser in the series behind Saw 3, which took $13. …

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