‘The Batman’ leads UK-Ireland box office with £7.4m as BTS concert film enters top five | News

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Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (Mar 11-13) Total gross to date       Week
 1. The Batman (Warner Bros) £7.4m £26.5m 2
 2. Uncharted (Sony) £1.1m £21.8m 5
 3. BTS Permission to Dance On Stage (Trafalgar Releasing) £899,127 £899,127 1
 4. Sing 2 (Universal)  £818,617 £31.3m 7
 5. The Duke (Pathé) £283,213 £7.2m 3

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.31

Warner Bros’ The Batman dominated the UK-Ireland box office for a second weekend, adding £7.4m to its total to reach £26.5m from 10 days in play.

The Batman dropped 44.5% – a relatively steep fall with little competition in the market, although it was coming from a strong start. It has broken into the top 200 highest-grossing films of all time, and will broach the top 100 within the next week.

For comparison, fellow blockbuster second weekends include No Time To Die’s £15.2m – a 27.6% drop – and Uncharted’s £3.8m – a 19.9% drop.

That latter title is still playing well for Sony, falling just 18% on its fifth session with £1.1m. It has now reached a £21.75m cume, after becoming only the seventh film to cross £20m in the last two years.

Trafalgar Releasing’s event cinema release BTS Permission to Dance On Stage: Seoul – Live Viewing scored excellent UK-Ireland numbers as part of a record-breaking global release. 

The film took £899,127 on its Saturday screenings – the second-highest total on that day after The Batman, and enough for third across the whole weekend, with a strong location average of £2,568.

The film is the latest concert release from South Korean pop group BTS, and has become the highest-grossing event cinema release of all time with £24.9m ($32.6m) at the global box office.

Universal’s Sing 2 continues its song, adding £818,617 on its seventh weekend (a 21% drop) to take it to £31.3m total.

Roger Michell’s final film The Duke dropped 27% on its third session, with £496,681 taking it to £3.9m total for Pathé.

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Entertainment Film Distributors’ Channing Tatum vehicle Dog went up 1% on its previous session, adding £278,652 to hit the £3m mark.

Death On The Nile stands as Disney’s only major theatrical release, dropping 19% on a fifth session with £231,166 taking it to £7.6m total. The studio debuted animation Turning Red this weekend, but only on its Disney+ streaming platform.

Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is still refusing to slow down, dropping just 5% on its 13th weekend in cinemas. The film added £203,000 and is just below £96m as the fourth-highest-grossing of all time, with the £96.7m of No Time To Die very much within its sights.

Universal’s Belfast, which won the Bafta for outstanding British film last night, added £141,654 this weekend (an 18.8% drop), to cement its position as the highest-grossing black-and-white film of the modern era with £14.8m.

Universal’s Red Rocket was the highest non-event opener of the weekend, with £72,084 from 171 locations at an average of £422. The film has £74,709 including previews.

Jackass Forever takes the lead again on Paramount’s slate, with £64,000 bringing it to £6.22m and ever closer to Jackass: Bad Grandpa’s £6.5m.

It was just ahead of Bollywood title Gangubai Kathiawadi, which added £62,000 for £583,000 from three weekends.

Clio Barnard’s romantic drama Ali & Ava added £43,947 on a second weekend; a drop of 31%, which takes it to £217,462.

Mubi opened Sebastian Meise’s post-war LGBTQ drama Great Freedom to £29,282 including previews from 30 locations, at an average of £976.

Paramount released the final of its Godfather re-releases this weekend, with the third title making £22,000. The Godfather is up to £418,000 while The Godfather Part II is at £106,000.

Cyrano is closing out after just three weekends, with £18,117 bringing it to £686,427 for Universal.

Pathé’s Parallel Mothers added £14,642 on its seventh weekend, and stands at an impressive £1.3m.

Trinity Film opened Taiwanese romance Till We Meet Again to £7,341 from 12 sites, with some still to confirm final figures.

Parkland Entertainment’s Master Cheng opened to £8,534 including previews from 25 sites.

Ruth Paxton’s horror debut A Banquet started with £2,543 from 12 sites at an average of £212, through Signature.

New Wave Films’ The Metamorphosis of Birds took £874 from nine locations.

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