Box Office: Free Guy stays at the top

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Box Office Round-up

Free Guy held onto the top spot this weekend, dropping only 7% to add £2.3m for a running total of £7.2m. The last original Disney release to hit the £10m mark was Coco, released in January 2018; Free Guy has a shot at that target should it continue on its current trajectory.

The Paw Patrol Movie remains in second place, adding £1.03m. The film has achieved £4.5m after 14 days on release.

The film adaptation of the popular British television series, People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan, grossed £897k (including £344k of previews) across its opening three days to come in at third, the only new title to break into the top five.

The Suicide Squad sits in fourth, grossing £654k for a lifetime total of £12.4m, overtaking A Quiet Place Part II as the fourth-highest grossing file of 2021 thus far. The 2016 film Suicide Squad, which shares some characters but holds a different story, finished on £33.6m; however The Suicide Squad has passed the gross of fellow DC Extended Universe title Birds Of Prey (£8.8m), and is coming up on Shazam! (£13.4m).

Jungle Cruise completed the top five adding £652k. The fantasy adventure is the latest title to pass the £10m milestone, surpassing The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It to become the seventh-highest grossing film of the year.  

Outside of the top five, Snake Eyes came in at sixth, opening with £542k, including £195k from previews. Space Jam: A New Legacy fell to seventh, adding £435k. The Croods 2: A New Age dropped to eighth with the smallest drop of the Top 10 (-3%), grossing £411k as the summer holidays continue into their penultimate week.

Overall the box office was down 1% from last weekend.

Next Weekend

Animated adventure Ainbo: Spirit Of The Amazon is the epic journey of a young hero and her Spirit Guides, Dillo a cute and humorous armadillo and Vaca a goofy oversized tapir, who embark on a quest to save their home in the spectacular Amazon Rainforest.

Candyman is a direct sequel to the 1992 film of the same name and the fourth film in the Candyman film series. In present day, a decade after the last of the Cabrini towers were torn down, Anthony and his partner move into a loft in the now gentrified Cabrini. A chance encounter with an old-timer exposes Anthony to the true story behind Candyman.

Our Ladies is a coming-of-age comedy/drama. It follows a group of Scottish schoolgirls on a day trip to Edinburgh to perform in a choir competition. For these teens from a small town in the Scottish Highlands, it becomes a chance to escape their daily lives and run riot in the big city.

Across The Pond

Free Guy remained in the top spot in the US, adding $18.8m with a current total run of $58.8m. Free Guy had the best hold from its first to second week of any film that opened with more than $10 million in ticket sales in the last year. PAW Patrol: The Movie opened in second place with $13m, while Jungle Cruise remained in third, adding $6.2m for a new total of $93m. Don’t Breathe 2 dropped to fourth, adding $5m for a total of $19.7m.  in second with $10.6m, which is a solid result considering the film only had a budget of $15m. Aretha Franklin biopic Respect closes the top five, adding $3.8m on its second weekend for a total of $15m.