Box Office: The Conjuring scares off the competition

    Author Zoe Aresti

The Weekend Round-Up

The Conjuring 2 opened in the top spot with an impressive £4.6m, which included £1.9m from previews, after opening last Thursday. This puts it on course to match the first film's final total of £10.5m.

Me Before You continued it's strong run, falling just 33% to £979k for a brand new cume of £6.5m

God's Of Egypt opened in third with £484k. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows added £438k in fourth, bringing its total to £5.5m.

Alice Through The Looking Glass completed the top five, adding £418k for a brand new total of just shy of £9m.

Overall, the box office was up 18% from last weekend but down 44% from the same weekend last year, which was the second weekend of the box office juggernaut Jurassic World.


Next Weekend

The Secret Life of Pets opens nationwide on Friday after previewing to great success this past weekend. It grossed £3.6m from just Saturday and Sunday, which suggests a long and fruitful run lies ahead. Independence Day: Resurgence is the sequel to the biggest film of 1996. It's in cinemas on Thursday.


The Buzz

Central Intelligence opens in the UK on 29 June and it had a strong opening in the US this past weekend (see below). While it received mixed reviews, some influential publications were very positive, with the L.A. Times saying 'Central Intelligence is dumb in all the right ways, and also a bit smarter than you might expect.' and Roger said 'The best thing about this movie is that you believe in the relationship. Hart and Johnson are a classic comedy duo in the tradition of Abbott & Costello, Bob Hope & Bing Crosby and Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor.' High praise indeed.


Across The Pond

Finding Dory opened in the top spot with a gargantuan $136.1m, the biggest opening ever for an animated film, smashing the previous record holder, Shrek The Third ($121.6m). Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart comedy Central Intelligence opened in second with $34.5m. Last week’s top film, The Conjuring 2 fell 62% to $15.5m in third and after ten days in cinemas has now banked $71.7m. Now You See Me 2 fell 57% to $9.7m in fourth for a new cume of $41.4m and Warcraft completed the top five, adding $6.5m bringing its total to $37.7m.