The Weekend Round-up
- Tenet has now been in cinemas for 12 days and in that time has grossed £10m, at an average of £833k per day. This weekend, Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster added £2.2m, a drop of 35% from last weekend. Saturday was particularly strong adding £912k, a drop of just 24% from last Saturday. With box office just over the £10m mark, Tenet is now the 10th biggest film of 2020 to date and will be hoping to reach Interstellar’s final total of £20.9m
- X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants opened in second this weekend with £686k, which includes £327k from previews. It goes without saying that this is the lowest opening for a film in the X-Men universe but I think the extenuating circumstances make that understandable.
- Onward fell out of the top two once again but added £136k, a drop of 27% from last weekend. That drop is entirely attributed to Friday, presumably due to some schools re-opening. Saturday’s box office was up 11% week-on-week and Sunday’s was up 6%. Pixar’s adventure has now grossed £6.9m, with £1.7m of that post-lockdown, second only to Tenet.
- Russell Crowe’s Unhinged is now up to £1.4m, after adding £97k over the weekend, a drop of just 14%. It’s now distributor, Altitude’s, fourth biggest film of all time, behind the Oscar-winning Moonlight and Amy, and the not Oscar-winning Horrible Histories: The Movie.
- 100% Wolf completed the top five, adding £97k for a new total of just over £1m.
- Outside of the top five, romantic drama After We Collided opened in seventh with £66k (including £14k from previews) despite not appearing to play in any DCM cinemas. It looks to be a Showcase only release. Marvel’s Black Panther re-entered the top 10 in ninth after the film was widely played following the tragic death of star, Chadwick Boseman. Les Miserables opened in 10th with £49k, including £7k from previews. Please note this is not an adaptation of the musical but a highly-rated drama about police brutality in Paris.
On the second best weekend for the box office since March the top 15 totalled £3.5m
- The Broken Hearts Gallery is a teen comedy about a young woman who, after a breakup, decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from past relationships.
- The Roads Not Taken is a drama following a day in the life of Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning), as he floats through alternate lives he could have lived, leading Molly to wrestle with her own path as she considers her future.