Box Office: Inside Out 2 Makes It 3

    Author Mia Blakeney

Box Office Round-up

Inside Out 2 continues to take the top spot this weekend with £6m, dropping only 23% in its third week of release. This animated sequel has now crossed the £30m mark, joining Dune: Part II (£39.5m) as the only two releases to achieve that milestone so far this year. With a total gross of £32m, the film is tracking 40% ahead of Inside Out (£22.8m) at the same point of release. With the school summer holidays still three weeks away, we can expect it to continuously deliver strong figures over the next month or so.

A Quiet Place: Day One makes a loud impression this week, becoming the highest new opener this weekend at no.2 with a gross of £2.9m (including Thursday previews). The 3-day opening of £2.4m is 23% higher than A Quiet Place (£1.9m 3-day) and 9% more than A Quiet Place Part II (£2.2m 3-day), with both titles passing £10m lifetime. The third instalment of this franchise received 4 stars in the PostTrak exit poll with an 83% Total Positive rating, which rises to 87% among under-25s. Globally, A Quiet Place Day One sets a franchise record for biggest opening at the global box office grossing an estimated $98.5 million.

Kalki 2898 AD opens in third spot this weekend with £502k, and including previews is up to £886k. This is the highest opening for an Indian film this year, 49% ahead of Fighter (£596k), as well as the highest for a film not in the English language, 44% ahead of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba – To The Hashira Training (£614k).

Taking the fourth spot this week is Bad Boys: Ride Or Die with £652k, a 35% drop in its fourth week of release. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah’s action comedy has passed the £10m mark and is now the twelfth-biggest release of 2024 so far, overtaking Wicked Little Letters (£9.6m) and Mean Girls (£9.2m).

Dropping from second place last week, The Bikeriders is now in fifth spot with £585k, dropping 46% from its opening. It is already the director’s best-performing title to date with £2.3m, ahead of his previous releases Midnight Special (£1.1m) and Loving (£950k).

Outside of the top five, Yorgos Lanthimos’ Kinds Of Kindness takes the sixth spot this weekend, opening with £318k including previews. Lanthimos also released Poor Things earlier this year, opening with £1.7m and going on to £7.5m, whilst his highest total to date is for The Favourite (£16.9m).

Taking the seventh spot is Jatt & Juliet 3 with £283k including previews. The Indian rom-com has already beaten the lifetimes of both prior instalments, with Jatt & Juliet grossing £124k in 2012 and Jatt & Juliet 2 making £190k in 2013.

Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga Chapter One opened in ninth with £149k including previews. Costner’s western achieved 4 stars in the PostTrak poll, along with an 86% Total Positive rating.

Next Weekend

MaXXXine is the third film in Ti West’s horror series (after X and Pearl). In 1980s Hollywood, adult film star and aspiring actress Maxine Minx (Mia Goth) finally gets her big break. But as a mysterious killer stalks the starlets of Hollywood, a trail of blood threatens to reveal her sinister past.

Blue Lock The Movie – Episode Nagi is the latest anime looking to make a dent at the box office. It follows Seishiro Nagi before he enters the titular Blue Lock facility. It’s in cinemas from Wednesday.

Kill is an action film from India. During a train trip to New Delhi, a pair of commandos face an army of invading bandits.

Fly Me To The Moon previews on Saturday and Sunday of next weekend. It’s a romantic comedy starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum set around the 60s space race.

The Buzz

Smile 2 is the sequel to the breakout horror sensation about a woman who, after witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, becomes increasingly convinced she is being threatened by an uncanny entity. Smile was as an original story released in September 2022 and quickly became the biggest horror film of the year, delivering over 1.1m DCM admissions and 7 16-34 adult TVRs across the industry. This follow-up is from the same filmmaker, Parker Finn, and features a whole new cast. This time around Naomi Scott (Aladdin) plays global pop sensation Skye Riley, who is about to embark on a world tour, but begins experiencing increasingly terrifying and inexplicable events. Overwhelmed by the escalating horrors and the pressures of fame, Skye is forced to face her past. The first trailer is terrific and it could be the best film for 16-34s in Q4. It’s in cinemas from 18 October.

Across The Pond

Inside Out 2 stayed in the top spot with a terrific $57.4m and after three weekends in cinemas it’s up to a huge $469.3m. A Quiet Place: Day One opened in second with a strong $53m, the biggest opening in the series. Horizon: An American Saga opened in third with $11m and Bad Boys: Ride Or Die fell to fourth, adding $10.3m, which takes its total to $165.3m. The Bikeriders rounded out the top five, adding $3.3m for a new total of $16.2m.