Magazine article Screen International

Prometheus Lands Top at the UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

Prometheus Lands Top at the UK Box Office

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Fox's sci-fi beats Universal's fantasy Snow White And The Huntsman with a $10.1m (£6.6m) debut.

Ridley Scott's eagerly anticipated Prometheus has opened top in the UK, toppling Men In Black 3 after just one week.

Fox's sci-fi landed at number one after gathering $10.1m (£6.6m) from its 1,019 screens for a per-screen average of almost $10,000. 73% of the weekend tally came from 3D screens.

The result is Scott's best-ever opening in the UK, besting the likes of Hannibal ($9.8m/£6.4m) and Gladiator ($8.8m/£5.8m), and was almost double the gross of its nearest competitor.

That competitor was Universal's Snow White And The Huntsman. The second Snow White adaptation of 2012, Rupert Sanders' take on Grimm's fairy tale battled its way to $5.6m (£3.6m), including two days of previews, from its 472 sites.

By comparison, Tarsem Singh's Mirror Mirror debuted to $3.7m (£2.4m) back in April, albeit from less sites (397).

Despite dropping two places to third, Sony's Men In Black 3 rose 3% in its second week, adding $4.9m (£3.2m) for $12.9m (£8.4m) overall.

After two weeks in play, Men In Black stood at $24. …

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