Box Office - House Of Gucci still open for business

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Box Office Round-up

House Of Gucci topped the box office for the second successive weekend, adding £1.5m, which is a very respectable drop of 38% from last weekend. That takes its total after 10 days in cinemas to £5.6m and while it overtook Ridley Scott’s last film, The Last Duel after its first weekend, House Of Gucci has now overtaken 2018’s All The Money In The World, Scott’s last drama film prior to The Last Duel.

After opening in third spot last weekend, Encanto posted the best hold of any film in the top 10, falling just 16% to £1.3m, which was enough for second spot this weekend. That takes its total to £3.3m and hopefully it will continue to hold up well in the run up to Christmas. Ghostbusters: Afterlife fell to third, adding £1.1m, which is a drop off of 49% from last weekend. That takes its total to £9.2m and it is closing in on the 2016 version’s final total of £10.8m.

Event cinema returns to the top five with its biggest name, Andre Rieu. Rieu’s Christmas concert, Christmas With Andre, landed in fourth with £694k. Rieu’s other big release this year, his 2021 Summer Concert: Together Again, finished its run with £499k, so this new special has already surpassed that. Marvel’s Eternals rounded out the top five, adding £319k a drop of 46% from last weekend. That takes its total to £14.5m and it still needs another £1.8m to match the final total of 2015’s Ant-Man, Marvel’s lowest grossing film of recent years.

Outside of the top five, No Time To Die is only the third film in history to reach £96m at the UK & Ireland box office. Boxing Day is a seasonal new release in sixth with £265k. That’s a very quiet opening, so hopefully it will hold up well as we get closer to Christmas. Resident Evil: Welcome To Raccoon City is a decidedly unseasonal new released in eighth with £253k. The last Resident Evil film was Resident Evil 6 in 2017 and that opened with £464k, so this new film was not far off that.

Dune is now up to £21.4m, which means it has overtaken Shang Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings to become the second highest grossing film of 2021. I expect Spider-Man: No Way Home and maybe one or two other films will have a say in this race before the end of the year. Finally Dziewczyny Z Dubaju was a Polish new entry in 10th with £204k.

Overall the box office is down 26% from last weekend.  

Next Weekend

West Side Story is Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of the 1957 musical, exploring forbidden love and the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds.

Clifford The Big Red Dog is a family film about a dog that is big and an unusual colour.

Across The Pond

Encanto topped the box office again, falling 53% to $12.7m and a new total of $58m. Ghostbusters: Afterlife came in second, adding $10.4m for a new total of $102.2m. House of Gucci fell to third, adding $6.8m on its second weekend, for a new total of $33.6m. Fourth place went to Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers, which opened with $4.1m. Eternals rounded out the top five, adding $3.9m for a new total of $156.5m.