Box Office: Kung Fu Panda holds off Cloverfield

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Round-up 

Kung Fu Panda 3 held on to the top spot for a second week as it added £1.8m, bringing its total to £7.1m. It will need a strong Easter holiday period to overtake Kung Fu Panda 2’s final total of £17m.

10 Cloverfield Lane kicked off its run with £1.6m. It’s been described as a distant cousin to 2008’s Cloverfield, and it’s performance backs that up as that film opened with £3.5m. 

London Has Fallen dropped to third but still added another £1.1m for a cume of £8.3m. It has far outperformed Olympus Has Fallen.

The Divergent Series: Allegiant continued its disappointing run, adding £771k for a new total of £3.2m. It’s going to fall well short of Insurgent’s final total of £8m.

Spooky horror, The Boy completed the top five, opening with a solid £726k.

Outside of the top five, Deadpool continued its remarkable run. It added £520k for a huge cume of £36.8m. It is now certain to overtake Iron Man 3 (£37m) to become the fifth biggest superhero film of all time in the UK, behind just The Dark Knight Rises, Avengers Assemble, The Dark Knight and Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

Overall the box office was down 33% from last weekend and down 32% from the same weekend last year when the top four films were Home, The Divergent Series: Insurgent, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Focus.

Next Weekend

Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice is out on Friday and is all set to be one of the biggest films of the year. The Dark Knight Rises grossed £56.3m, while Man Of Steel grossed £30m. This one will probably fall somewhere in between.

Zootropolis opens on Friday and has already banked an impressive $200m in the US after just three weekends.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding is the sequel to the 2002 breakout hit, which grossed £13.6m in the UK.

The Buzz

Eddie The Eagle opens on Easter Monday and is shaping up to be one of the biggest British films of the year. 

Across The Pond

Zootopia fell just 28% to $37.1m, and has now grossed a terrific $200.9m. Allegiant opened in second with $29m, which is a big drop from the first two films in the series. Miracles from Heaven opened in third with $14.8m and after Wednesday previews has grossed $18.5m. 10 Cloverfield Lane fell 49% to $12.5m for a new cume of $45.2m, and Deadpool completed the top five with $8m for a huge cume of $340.9m.

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