Magazine article Screen International

'Jurassic World' Comfortably Holds off 'Hereditary' at UK Box Office

Magazine article Screen International

'Jurassic World' Comfortably Holds off 'Hereditary' at UK Box Office

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Horror film Hereditary opens with £1.9m.

Universal Pictures will release ‘Jurassic World’ this summer

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Universal

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added £7.2m in its second weekend, a drop of 32%, to move it to £25.6m to date.

By comparison, previous franchise entry Jurassic World posted a £11.1m second weekend and sat at £38.5m after 11 days (Fallen Kingdom has been on release for 12 days), meaning the latest film is tracking quite far behind.

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New releases were few and far between at the UK box office this weekend, with distributors keeping clear of the headline-dominating mania that comes with the opening of a football World Cup.

Sundance horror Hereditary, starring Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne, was one of two new entrants in the top five, kicking off its UK run with £1.9m including previews. The film’s Friday-Sunday total of £1.6m from its 525 screens gave it a decent site average of close to £3,000.

Looking at this year’s previous horror releases, Paramount hit A Quiet Place debuted with £2m ( £2.7m including previews). The film had a significantly long tail and has grossed £12.1m to date. Sony’s Insidious: The Last Key, the fourth film in the Insidious franchise, opened with £1.8m in January.

Disney

Solo: A Star Wars Story dropped just 17%, boosted by a lack of new titles on release. The film ranked third, garnering £969,628 for an £18m total gross to date.

Also aided by a lack of competition, Avengers: Infinity Wars was up 3% this weekend, adding a further £408,288 for £70.1m so far. The film needs another £1.4m to surpass Beauty And The Beast to become the ninth highest-grossing title in UK history.

20th Century Fox

In its fifth weekend, Deadpool 2 fell a slim 26% with £874,132 taking it past the £30m mark to a gross of £30. …

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