Box Office: Eternals is just a step from eleven (million pounds)

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Box Office Round-up

Eternals stayed in the top spot, adding £2.9m on its second weekend, a drop of 47% from last weekend. That takes its total after 10 days in cinemas to £10.6m and it still has some way to go to reach Black Widow’s final total of £18.8m. It looks like Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings is going to finish 2021 as the biggest Disney Marvel film of the year with £21.3m.

No Time To Die continues its remarkable run, falling just 21% to £1.6m. That takes its total after seven weekends in cinemas to £92.7m. and it now looks nailed on to  overtake Avatar in fourth with £94m and SPECTRE in third with £95m to become the third highest grossing film in UK history! After it took a bit of a tumble last weekend, Dune posted a great hold this weekend, falling 25% to £1.2m. That takes its total to £18.9m and this week it will overtake Blade Runner 2049 (£19.1m) to become Denis Villeneuve’s biggest ever hit.

As mentioned in last week’s round-up, Spencer expanded to more screens this weekend and consequently saw its weekend take increase by 67% to 698k. That takes its total to £1.5m and its target is £3.8m, which is what director, Pablo Larrain’s last high-profile biopic, Jackie finished on. Completing the top five is The Boss Baby: Family Business which fell just 6% from last weekend to £574k and a new total of £6.5m. Just a reminder that the first film finished on £29.1m.

Outside of the top 10, there were some new entries in 11th, 12th, 14th and 15th, as Mothering Sunday commenced with £157k (including £35k from previews), Bollywood title Kurup opened with 132k, Polish title Wesele opened with £74k, and Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho opened with a disappointing £72k.

Overall the box office was down 29% from last weekend.  

Next Weekend

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is a continuation of the Ghostbusters story, starring Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and Finn Wolfhard. When a single mom and her two kids arrive in a small town, they begin to discover their connection to the original Ghostbusters and the secret legacy their grandfather left behind. It’s in cinemas on Thursday.

King Richard stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, Venus and Serena Williams’ dad. The film looks at how Venus and Serena became two of the greatest tennis players of all time after the coaching from their father.

Across The Pond

Marvel’s Eternals held on to the top spot in North America, falling 61% to $27.5m, which takes its total to $118.8m. Coming in second is Clifford the Big Red Dog, which opened with a healthy $16.4m over the weekend and a total of $22m, since launching on Wednesday. It’s also available to watch at home on the Paramount+ streaming platform. Dune added $5.5m in third, which is down 29% from last weekend, and that takes its total to $93.1m. No Time to Die came in fourth, adding $4.6m for a new total of $150.5m. Venom: Let There Be Carnage completed the top five, adding $4m for a new total of $202.7m.