Box Office: Tenet in seventh heaven

    Author Tom Linay

The Weekend Round-up

Tenet topped the box office for the seventh successive weekend. Christopher Nolan’s brain-teasing spectacular added £296k, a drop of 51% from last weekend. That takes its total to £16.6m and it has now overtaken Bad Boys For Life (£16.2m) to become the third biggest film released in 2020. It also holds the record for the longest run in the top spot in the last decade, having overtaken Joker’s six weeks at the top.

Terrifying British horror Saint Maud opened in second with £263k, which includes £80k from previews. Comscore are reporting via their PostTrak service that the audience was 51% male and 75% of audiences revealed that the film met or exceeded expectations. The re-release of the classic post-apocalyptic animation Akira came in third, opening with £201k, which includes £153k from previews after opening on Wednesday.

After We Collided looks like being the perennial Jimmy White, never quite hitting the top spot after a long run in second and then dropping down the rankings. The romantic drama came in fourth, falling 51% to £194k for a new total of £3.6m. Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite fell to fifth, adding £184k for a new total of £715k. It will be looking to October half term in a couple of weeks for its most fruitful period.

Outside of the top five, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire opened in 10th with £44k. July’s last film, The Future, opened with £24k in 2011.

The top 15 totalled £1.5m, which is down 37% from last weekend.

Next Weekend

I Am Greta is a documentary that follows Greta Thunberg on her international crusade to get people to listen to scientists about the world's environmental problems. It’s in cinemas for one night only on Sunday.

Rebecca is Ben Wheatley's adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's novel. Lily James play a young newlywed who arrives at her husband's imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and finds herself battling the shadow of his first wife, Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.