The Weekend Box Office Round-up
Marvel has their third chart-topper of the year, as Eternals kicked off its run with £5.5m. That’s the fourth biggest opening weekend of the year, behind No Time To Die (£21m), Venom: Let There Be Carnage (£6.2m) and Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (£5.8m). Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings has almost completed its cinema run and is on £21.3m, but held up well on weeks two and three, so Eternals will hopefully be looking at a total a little under that.
No Time To Die continued its remarkable run, falling 44% to a shade under £2m. That takes its total after six weekends in cinemas to £89.9m. Over the weekend it overtook Avengers: Endgame (£88.7m) to place fifth on the all-time list. It now has its sights set on Avatar in fourth with £94m and SPECTRE in third with £95m, and it looks like it might have the legs to get there.
Dune took a bit of a tumble this weekend, falling 53% to £1.5m. That takes its total after 18 days in cinemas to £16.8m. Over the weekend it overtook Venom: Let There Be Carnage and Fast & Furious 9 to become the sixth biggest film of 2021 to date. Today it should overtake the currently sixth placed film, Free Guy. Just a reminder that Denis Villeneuve’s last film was the similarly epic Blade Runner 2049, which finished on £19.2m and it looks like Dune is going to get very close to that total.
Venom: Let The Be Carnage came in fourth, adding £676k, a drop of 55% from last weekend, for a new total of £16.2m. The Boss Baby: Family Business rounded out the top five, adding £606k, an identical drop to Venom: Let There Be Carnage, of 55%. That takes its total to £5.8m. Outside of the top five, Spencer opened in sixth with £493k, which includes £74k from previews. This title is expected to expand to more screens from this coming Friday.
Overall the box office was down 19% from last weekend.
Mothering Sunday is a period-drama starring Josh O’Connor, Odessa Young, and Olivia Colman. Young stars as a maid living in post-World War I England who secretly plans to meet with the man she loves before he leaves to marry another woman.
Cry Macho stars Clint Eastwood as a one-time rodeo star and washed-up horse breeder who takes a job to bring a man's young son home and away from his alcoholic mom. On their journey, the horseman finds redemption through teaching the boy what it means to be a good man.
Across The Pond
Eternals opened in the top spot in North American too, kicking off with $71m. That’s the fourth best opening of the pandemic era. Dune came in second, adding $7.6m, a drop of 51% from last weekend, and that takes its total to $83.9m. No Time to Die added $6.2m in its fifth weekend, a drop of just 20%, and that takes its total to $143.2m. It has also been announced that it will be available to watch at home in North America from this week for $19.99. Venom: Let There Be Carnage came in fourth, adding $4.5m for a new total of $197m. Ron’s Gone Wrong completed the top five, adding $3.6m, a drop of just 4% from last weekend for a new total of $17.6m.