Box Office: Onward on top

    Author Phil Jones

The Weekend Round-up

  • Pixar’s latest tearjerker Onward stayed in the top spot this weekend with £1.3m. That’s a drop of 52% from last weekend and takes its total to £5.3m. Cars 3 is the lowest performing Pixar film to date with £11.7m, which is the target for Onward.
  • Super-tense thriller, The Invisible Man added £828k on its third weekend, which takes its total to £6.6m. The last film in Universal’s Dark Universe, the Tom Cruise-starring The Mummy, finished its run with £8.5m. The Invisible Man was made with a fraction of the budget of The Mummy and still has a chance of matching it. 
  • One of the most talked about films of the last year, The Hunt was this weekend’s highest new entry, opening with £542k which includes £143k from previews.
  • Bloodshot opened in fourth with £445k, which includes £76k from previews. The Vin Diesel-starring action film is the first film adaptation from a Valiant Comics property, with more on the horizon.
  • Military Wives completed the top five, adding £407k for a new total of £2.4m. It banked £989k from Monday to Thursday last week, which was more than it’s opening weekend of £896k, so hopefully it can do the same this week. 
  • Outside of the top five, there were a couple of new entries in the lower reaches of the top-10. British comedy, Misbehaviour, opened in seventh with £348k, which includes £19k from previews, while family-comedy, My Spy, opened in eighth with £346k. 

Overall the box office is down 45% from last weekend and down 53% from the same weekend last year when the top films were Captain Marvel, Fisherman’s Friends, What Men Want and The LEGO Movie 2.

Next Weekend

  • Radioactive is the story of the scientific and romantic passions of Marie and Pierre Curie, and the reverberation of their discoveries throughout the 20th century. Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley star.

The Buzz

  • Black Widow is currently still set for a 1 May release and is set to be one of the biggest of the summer blockbusters (even though May clearly isn’t summer). Following the events of Captain America: Civil War, Natasha Romanoff finds herself alone and forced to confront a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Romanoff must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Here’s the final trailer that Marvel released last week:

Across The Pond

  • Onward topped the box office in the US too, adding $10.5m, a drop of 73%, which takes its total to $60.3m. compared to opening weekend. Faith based drama I Still Believe opened in second place with $9.5m and Vin Diesel’s Bloodshot opened in third, just behind with $9.3m. The Invisible Man appeared in fourth, falling 60% - the best hold in the top 10, to $5.9m and a new total of $64.4m. The Hunt completed the top five, opening with $5.3m.