Box Office: Trolls Band Together to top Five Nights At Freddy’s

    Author Mia Blakeney

Box Office Round-up

Trolls Band Together re-took the top spot this weekend, posting another strong hold, falling 28% to £1.8m. That takes its total after 17 days in cinemas to £12.8m, and while it’s not going to match the £25m total of the first film, it’s got plenty of time to creep up towards £20m, and there are still two and a half weeks until Wish is released on 24 November.

After a barnstorming opening last weekend, Five Nights At Freddy’s took something of a tumble this weekend as it fell 57% to £1.4m. While this is a hefty drop, it’s nothing compared to the 76% drop it took in North America (see below). After 12 days in cinemas, the Blumhouse horror title is now up to £8.7m and is already the highest grossing horror title of 2023, a title it will hold at the close of the year too. In terms of horror in 2023, the three biggest titles prior to FNAF were M3GAN (£7.3m), Scream VI (£7.8m), and Insidious: The Red Door (£8m).

Martin Scorsese’s historic crime epic Killers Of The Flower Moon stayed in third adding £1.1m, which is a drop of just 24% from last weekend. That takes its total to 7.8m and by this time next week it should have overtaken Scorsese’s 2004 Howard Hughes biopic The Aviator, which finished on £8.3m.

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour came in fourth with £970k, a drop of just 21% from last weekend. That takes its total after four weekends in cinemas to £11.7m, and it has set a new benchmark for future concert films.

Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie rounded out the top five, adding £536k, a drop of just 25% from last weekend. That takes its total to £7.2m and it’s now just £1.6m behind the last, and highest grossing, Paw Patrol film, The Paw Patrol Movie, which finished on £8.8m in 2021. 

Outside of the top five, The Great Escaper fell just 11% this weekend and is now up to £4.5m, and now £5m looks nailed on. The Creator in ninth also posted a sensational hold, falling just 12% to £163k, which takes it to £6.9m.

Next Weekend

The Marvels is the latest film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the sequel to 2019’s Captain Marvel. Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) gets her powers entangled with those of Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), forcing them to work together to save the universe.

Anatomy Of A Fall is the Palme d’Or winning film from Justine Triet. A woman is suspected of her husband's murder, and their blind son faces a moral dilemma as the sole witness.

Dream Scenario stars Nicolas Cage as a hapless family man who finds his life turned upside down when millions of strangers suddenly start seeing him in their dreams. When his nighttime appearances take a nightmarish turn, Paul is forced to navigate his newfound stardom.

Tiger 3 is a new action thriller starring Indian superstar Salman Khan. Following the events of Tiger Zinda Hai, War and Pathaan, Tiger and Zoya are framed as traitors by a revenge seeking terrorist where they go on a life-threatening crusade to clear them and their family's name.

The Buzz

The Fall Guy is one of the stand-out action films of 2024. Two of Hollywood’s most likeable lead actors, Emily Blunt and Ryan Gosling play ex-lovers who are working on a film together. Gosling is Colt Seavers, a stuntman who left the business a year earlier to focus on both his physical and mental health. He's drafted back into service when the star of a mega-budget studio movie, which is being directed by his ex (Blunt), goes missing. Directed by David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Bullet Train, Atomic Blonde) the action looks a ton of fun and the witty repartee between the two stars is as good as you’d expect. While the core audience for an action film is 16-34 men, the two leads and the romantic comedy elements suggest this might play a bit more strongly with 16-34 women too (like The Lost City). Either way, its one of the best films to reach 16-34 adults in Q1 when it hits cinemas on 1 March.

Across The Pond

Five Nights At Freddy’s stayed in the top spot in North America with $19.4m, a drop of 76% from last weekend. After two weekends in cinemas, the Blumhouse horror is up to an impressive $113.6m. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour stayed in second, adding $13.5m, a drop of just 13% from last weekend which takes its total to $166m. Killers Of The Flower Moon added $7m in third which takes its total to $52.3m. Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla expanded to over 1,000 cinemas this weekend and came in fourth with $5.1m, which takes its total to $5.3m. Mexican drama Radical opened in fifth with $2.7m.