Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Stays Top as 'The Greatest Showman' Rises 26% at UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Black Panther' Stays Top as 'The Greatest Showman' Rises 26% at UK Box Office

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Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel struggles on debut.

‘Black Panther’ / ‘The Greatest Showman’

Rank Film / Distributor Weekend Gross (Fri-Sun) Running Total Week

1 Black Panther (Disney) £2.94m £39.83m 4

2 The Greatest Showman (Fox) £1.56m £37.33m 11

3 Red Sparrow (Fox) £1.17m £4.02m 2

4 Game Night (Warner) £886,000 £2.64m 2

5 Lady Bird (Universal) £697,130 £3.97m 3

Today’s GBP to USD conversion rate - 1.39

Disney

Black Panther recorded a fourth straight week top of the UK box office, posting a strong hold by falling a slim 22% to £2.94m this weekend.

The film is up to £39.83m, surpassing the UK total of Iron Man 3 (£36.97m) and Captain America: Civil War (£37m). By next weekend, the film will have passed Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (£41m) to become the country’s biggest Marvel Cinema Universe film outside of Marvel Avengers Assemble (£51.87m) and its sequel The Age Of Ultron (£48.34m).

Coco again fell a slender 17% and is up to £17.8m after adding £470,000 this weekend, with Easter on the horizon the film isn’t done in the UK yet.

20th Century Fox

Will The Greatest Showman ever leave UK cinemas? Following a remarkably prosperous opening ten weeks, the musical posted a huge 26% uptake this weekend with £1.56m.

Its total of £37.33m to-date is now only a few million shy of fellow Hugh Jackman-starring musical Les Miserables (£40.82m) and it looks set to surpass it in the coming weeks.

Red Sparrowfell a reasonable 31% in its second week, adding £1.17m. The Jennifer Lawrence-strarrer is now up to £4.02m.

The Shape Of Water recorded a 31% uptick this weekend following its Oscar win with grosses of £550,826. The film is now on £6.35m after its fourth week on release. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri added £359,446 and is on £13.9m.

Warner Bros

Game Night fell a steady 16% in its second week, adding £886,000 for grosses of £2.64m to-date.

Woody Allen’s latest, Wonder Wheel, suffered a disappointing opening of £42,700 from 135 sites for a site average of just £316. For Allen, that’s comfortably his poorest start in recent memory, with To Rome With Love (£141,000) and Irrational Man (£197,188) posting the closest figures.

Universal

Lady Bird held well this weekend, dropping 25% with £697,130 for £3.97m to-date.

Fifty ShadesFreed is up to £17. …

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