Magazine article Screen International

La la Land' Crosses £10M, Expands to 650 Sites in UK

Magazine article Screen International

La la Land' Crosses £10M, Expands to 650 Sites in UK

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Lionsgate UK is going full throttle on awards season front-runner La La Land, following the film's record-breaking opening weekend.

The musical romance, which has delighted critics and audiences alike, made £4m between Monday-Thursday to bring its current UK tally to £10.5m.

The film is now set to expand from its 606-site opening - Lionsgate UK's widest ever release - to nearly 660 screens this weekend.

For an independent, non-franchise movie, that is an enormous number and an encouraging story for the independent sector.

At 660 sites, the film would become one of the most-widely released movies since records began in the UK.

Few releases have surpassed this figure. Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The BFG are among them, both having played at 680 sites in 2016.

La La Land was Lionsgate's fourth-largest UK debut ever, one-third bigger than the first Hunger Games - which opened at £4.9m from 511 sites in 2012 - and only behind the three Hunger Games sequels. …

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