‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Retakes UK and Irish Box Office Lead From ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ | News
|Rank||Movie (distributor)||Brut over three days (April 22-24)||Total gross to date||The week|
|1.||sonic the hedgehog 2 (primordial)||£1.64m||£20.2 million||4|
|2.||Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets (Warner Bros.)||£1.59m||£16.5m||3|
|3.||The lost city (primordial)||£1.4m||£5.6 million||2|
|4.||Ground Meat Operation (Warner Bros.)||£758,285||£2.6 million||2|
|5.||The villains (Universal)||£737,853||£9.4m||4|
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from Paramount sonic the hedgehog 2 took over the UK-Ireland box office lead from Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secretsa weekend where no new titles managed to break into the top five.
sonic the hedgehog 2 added £1.64million in his fourth session – a drop of just 20%. That was enough to reclaim the top spot he had taken over the weekend of April 1-3.
The film has a total of £20.2m and surpassed the £19.3m of the first film of 2020, marking an excellent result for Paramount.
Fantastic Beasts 3 dropped 40% in his third term for Warner Bros, dropping £1.59m, bringing the total to £16.5m. It will end well on the £54.7m and £34m of the top two fantastic beasts movies.
Paramount secured two of the top three spots for the second weekend in a row, with The lost city holding third place with a second session of £1.4m, down 21%. It now stands at £5.6m in total.
Warner Bros also took fourth place, with John Madden’s war drama Ground Meat Operation down 19% in its second weekend with £758,285, taking it to £2.6million.
Universal The villains re-entered the top five in its fourth weekend, with £737,853 (a decent drop of just 6%), taking it to £9.4m in total.
Revenue from the top five came in at £6.1m – down 24.2% from last time and 41.9% since the start of the month. Exhibitors will be looking for Universal’s Downton Abbey: A New Era to give a spring boost next weekend.
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Universal’s Viking Drama The man from the north gave a decent performance in its second weekend, dropping 29% with £696,693 taking it to £2.4m. It’s already a gross record for director Robert Eggers, surpassing that of 2016 The witch (£1.2m) and the 2020s Lighthouse (£1.4m).
The highest ranked opening title this weekend was Lionsgate The unbearable weight of massive talent with Nicolas Cage, which opened for £469,339 across 563 venues at an average of £844. Including previews, the film has £516,697.
former number one The Batman fell 43% in its eighth weekend, dropping £155,461, bringing the total to £40.5million. Compared to other superhero titles, it’s just ahead of 2019’s Captain Marvel (£39.5m), and can still catch 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (£41m).
Another superhero title, this one from Sony Morbiusfell 45% in its fourth weekend, with £120,000 taking the total to £6.2million.
Sing 2 added £43,902 for Universal, and has £32.7m from a never-ending 13-weekend run in cinemas – over and above the £29.5m from the first film of 2017.
In an impressive fifth weekend at the cinema, Mubi’s The worst person in the world recorded an excellent 6% increase, with £33,796 taking it to £887,425 and now hopes it will break the £1m barrier before its run is over.
Audrey Diwan’s Golden Lion of Venice 2021 Event opened to £17,042 at 37 sites for Picturehouse Entertainment, and has £27,701 including previews.
Estonian Cold War Love Story Bird of Fire opened to £15,801 at 42 locations for Jade Films, and has £28,582 including previews.
Bespoke crime thriller The clothe added £11,126 for Universal and has £227,370 over three weekends.
Michael Bay’s Ambulance led to £8,873 for Universal and has just under £1.6million over five weekends – a low figure compared to Bay’s previous work.
The title Un Certain Regard by Laura Wandel at Cannes 2021 Playground opened to £6,611 across 18 screens, including previews for New Wave Films.
Nan movie ends after six weekends for Warner Bros, adding £3,220 to reach £1.7m.
In theaters Thursday, April 21, event cinema release Henry V took £202,601 at an average of £373 for National Theater Live, and has £209,453 including encores. 125 additional screenings are reserved for the coming weeks.