Magazine article Screen International

UK Box Office: 'American Made' Holds off 'Dunkirk' in Quiet Weekend

Magazine article Screen International

UK Box Office: 'American Made' Holds off 'Dunkirk' in Quiet Weekend

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This weekend saw lowest total for number one title since 2008.

‘American Made’


Ranking Film/Distributor Weekend gross Running total

1 American Made (Universal) $1.25m (£962,000) $3.9m (£3.01m)

2 Dunkirk(WB) $1.19m (£923,000) $69.5m (£53.73m)

3 The Hitman’s Bodyguard (Lionsgate) $930,000 (£718,329) $7.3m (£5.64m)

4 The Emoji Movie(Sony) $921,000 (£712,000) $15.9m (£12.3m)

5 Logan Lucky (Studiocanal) $817,000 (£631,004) $2.74m (£2.12m)

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


Dropping only 10%, American Made retained the top spot at the UK box office for the second straight week.

Universal’s Tom Cruise outing flew to $1.25m (£962,000) for $3.9m (£3.01m) after ten days in play, making it director Doug Liman’s fifth best UK result, although The Bourne Identity’s $10.2m (£7.85m) as his fourth biggest might be out of reach.

American Made’s weekend total marks the lowest for a number one film since The House Bunny debuted top with $1.16m (£894,188) over the October 10-12, 2008 window, and the first number one below £1m since Prisoners over October 11-13, 2013.

Also for Universal, Despicable Me 3 boosted 30% in its tenth weekend with $665,000 (£514,000) for an excellent $59m (£45.55m) to date.

Girl’s Trip has grossed a decent $10.7m (£8.29m) after six weeks in play.


Dunkirk fell only 7% as it delivered a $1.19m (£923,000) seventh weekend.

Warner Bros’ war epic is now up to a terrific $69.5m (£53.73m), making it the 21st highest-grossing film of all time in the UK, with Fantastic Beasts’ $70.8m (£54.7m) next in its sights.

Also for Warner Bros, Annabelle: Creation also enjoyed a healthy hold, dropping 14% with a $738,000 (£570,000) fourth weekend for $9.8m (£7.58m) to date, surpassing Annabelle’s final UK haul of $9.7m (£7.51m).


Remaining in third, Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard dropped 18% with a $930,000 (£718,329) third weekend and has now shot to $7.3m (£5.64m) so far.

Also for Lionsgate, The Limehouse Golem uncovered $479,000 (£369,777) from its 276 sites on its UK debut, marking a site average of $1,734 (£1,340).


The Emoji Movie made the most of the final week of the summer school holidays, boosting 4% with a $921,000 (£712,000) fifth weekend.

Sony’s animation is now up to $15.9m (£12.3m) which is coming up to five times its $3.5m (£2.7m) debut, a strong run given it had to battle with negative critical reviews.

Also for Sony, The Dark Tower fell 36% with $261,000 (£202,000) for $3. …

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