Magazine article Screen International

'Jumanji' Dethrones 'Star Wars' at UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Jumanji' Dethrones 'Star Wars' at UK Box Office

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All the Money in the World debuts fifth.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle

UK top five

Rank Film / Distributor Weekend gross (Fri-Sun) Running total Week

1 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Sony) $5.28m (£3.9m) $35.6m (£26.3m) 3

2 Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Disney) $4.9m (£3.6m) $103.9m (£76.7m) 4

3 The Greatest Showman (Fox) $3.3m (£2.4m) $13.54m (£10m) 2

4 Pitch Perfect 3 (Universal) $2.2m (£1.63m) $17.2m (£12.67m) 3

5 All the Money in the World (Sony) $1.6m (£1.2m) $1.6m (£1.2m) 1

Sony

In its third week of release, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle moved into top spot at the UK box office, dropping 26% on its way to $5.28m (£3.9m). The film now sits on an impressive $35.6m (£26.3m), passing the total takings of Sony’s The Amazing Spiderman to become the company’s 11th highest grossing UK release of all time.

Christopher Plummer being parachuted in to replace Kevin Spacey in Ridley Scott’s All the Money in the World didn’t derail the film’s UK opening, which saw it take $1.6m (£1.2m) from 486 screens for a respectable site average of £3,344 (£2,469). However, that number doesn’t compare well with Scott’s batting average - it’s his fifth worst opening in the territory.

Disney

After holding impressively last week, dropping just 22% over the bank holiday, Star Wars: The Last Jedisuffered a much larger dip in week four - posting $4.9m (£3.6m) for a fall of 55%. …

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