Magazine article Screen International

'Finding Dory' Retains UK Lead as 'Suicide Squad' Rumbles

Magazine article Screen International

'Finding Dory' Retains UK Lead as 'Suicide Squad' Rumbles

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Finding Dory just kept on swimming as the UK's number one film over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Disney's latest Pixar offering fell 48% with a $1.96m (£1.5m) fifth weekend seeing it remain at the top of the UK box office, after reclaiming the top spot last weekend. It is now up to a strong $47.5m (£36.3m) following a Monday [Aug 29] haul of $615,000 (£470,000).

As expected, it became the biggest animation of the year to date before the weekend, and currently ranks as the sixth biggest Pixar outing with it soon to overtake Finding Nemo ($49m/£37.5m) and Monsters Inc ($49.6m/£37.9m).

Also for Disney, Pete's Dragon fell 50% on its way to a $523,000 (£400,000) third weekend for a low-key $4.6m (£3.5m) to date, including Monday.


The week's highest new entry came in the form of Bad Moms as it charted second.

Entertainment's comedy enjoyed a healthy $1.93m (£1.48m) debut, including previews, from its 463 sites, marking a decent site average of $4,170 (£3,189). Including Monday, it's up to $2.36m (£1.8m).

Bad Moms will soon overtake the lifetime result of directing duo Jon Lucas and Scott Moore's debut feature, 21 & Over.


Suicide Squad has become the seventh film of 2016 to hit the £30m mark at the UK box office.

Warner Bros' latest DC Entertainment adaptation dropped 50% as it added $1.66m (£1.27m) for a healthy $40.5m (£30.97m) after four weeks in play. It's also now cracked the top ten superhero results of all time, overtaking Man Of Steel.

Also for Warner Bros, War Dogs journeyed to a $1.3m (£1m) UK debut from its 483 sites. Comparisons are tricky as it's less of an out-and-out comedy than expected from director Todd Phillips, but it's a solid start.

Lights Out scared up a $730,000 (£558,000) second weekend for $3.5m (£2.64m) after ten days in play.


Having been pushed back in the UK, Universal's The Purge: Election Year posted a slightly disappointing $1.05m (£806,129) from its 444 sites.

That's down on the openings of both previous instalments in the series which enjoyed £1m+ debuts. Election Year stands at $1.32m (£1.01m) as of Monday and faces a challenge to overtake The Purge's $4.6m (£3.5m) result, the current lowest of the series.

Also for Universal, Jason Bourne shot to a $956,000 (£730,670) fifth weekend for $28m (£21.38m) so far. It will likely fall just short of The Bourne Ultimatum's $31.4m (£24m).

The Secret Life Of Pets has now amassed an excellent $44.8m (£34.26m), while Popstar: Never Stop, Never Stopping unsurprisingly struggled to a soft$41,000 (£31,128) UK bow from its 103 sites.


The BFG marched to a further $860,000 (£657,460) from its 551 sites in its sixth weekend. …

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