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‘Uncharted’ tops £18m at UK-Ireland box office as ‘The Duke’ opens in third | News


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Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (Feb 25-27) Total gross to date      Week
 1. Uncharted (Sony) £3.1m £18.1m 3
 2. Sing 2 (Universal)  £2.7m £29m 5
 3. The Duke (Pathé) £941,975 £992,261 1
 4. Death On The Nile (Disney) £764,350 £6.5m 3
 5. Dog (Entertainment Film Distributors)  £650,852 £2.1m 2

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.34

Sony’s action-adventure Uncharted held the UK-Ireland box office lead for a third successive weekend, falling just 18% on its previous session with £3.1m; as Pathé’s The Duke was the highest new title in third place.

Video game adaptation Uncharted, starring Tom Holland, is now at an impressive lifetime of £18.1m, and will look to cross the £20m barrier by this time next week.

Sing 2 fell 15.4% for Universal, with £2.7m taking it to £29m from five weekends. Only two films have grossed more in the UK and Ireland since the pandemic began­: No Time To Die and Spider-Man: No Way Home.

Pathé’s comedy-drama The Duke opened to £941,975 on Friday to Sunday, playing in 659 locations at an average of £1,429. Including previews, the film has £992,261 – a strong start for a non-franchise title.

Death On The Nile continues to lead Disney’s slate, dropping 43% on its third weekend with £764,350 taking it to a £6.5m cume.

Dog held on to a top-five spot in its second weekend for Entertainment Film Distributors, falling just 21% with £650,852 taking it to a £2.1m cume.

Takings for the top five were down 17.9%, to £8.1m. However, Cineworld – the UK and Ireland’s largest cinema chain by number of locations – scored its highest-ever number of admissions on a single day. Over 650,000 tickets were sold across its Cineworld and Picturehouse sites, boosted by a £3 pricing offer for all tickets.

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Spider-Man: No Way Home is now the fourth highest-grossing title of all time in the UK and Ireland, overtaking both Avatar and Spectre in the last week. It was the best-performing holdover of the weekend, falling just nine percent with £575,000 on its 11th weekend taking it to a colossal £95.4m (Avatar has £94m, Spectre has £95.2m).

The £96.7m of the third-place title, 2021’s No Time To Die, will still be within reach should No Way Home continue at its current pace. For comparison, No Time To Die took £118,731 on its 11th weekend; while the highest-grossing title of all time, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, took £180,000.

Belfast fell 51.6% on its sixth weekend for Universal, adding £366,062 to top £14m.

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The Jackass Forever pranksters remained top of Paramount’s slate, dropping 48.9% on a fourth weekend with £299,000 bringing the film to £5.9m. It will look to become the highest-grossing film in the Jackass franchise before it closes out, chasing down the £6.5m of 2013’s Jackass: Bad Grandpa.

A 50th-anniversary re-release of Francis Ford Coppola’s legendary The Godfather brought in £266,000 from 466 locations for Paramount, for ninth place in the chart – an impressive result for a repertory title.

Awards contender Cyrano made a flat start for Universal, with £264,689 from 623 sites at an average of just £425. Including previews, the film has £398,618.

Bollywood title Gangubai Kathiawadi opened to £217,000 at the weekend, and has £244,000 including previews, also for Paramount. Playing in just 150 locations, its weekend location average of £1,447 was the third-highest of this session, behind just Uncharted and Sing 2.

Marry Me took £135,382 for Universal – a 59.8% drop – and is at £2.1m from three weekends.

Sony opened Foo Fighters horror rock comedy Studio 666  to £135,000 from 246 locations at an average of £549.

Encanto added £42,174 for Disney, and is up to £7.7m from a lengthy 14 weekends.

Paramount’s Scream added £41,000 and is at £7.5m.

Entertainment Film Distributors’ Moonfall is up to £2.1m from four weekends.

Having recently passed the £1m mark, Pathé’s Parallel Mothers added a further £34,734 this weekend and has now topped £1.2m total.

Licorice Pizza added £18,974 for Universal and is up to a £2.5m total.

Oscar- and Bafta-nominated Flee added £11,311 for Curzon, and is up to a healthy £175,635 from three weekends.

Kinostar’s Polish-language Milosc Jest Blisko opened to £4,085 from 96 sites at a £43 average.

With sites still to report, BFI Distribution’s La Mif opened to £3,646 at the weekend, and has £7,703 including previews.

Peccadillo Pictures’ transgender activist drama Rurangi has a £1,322 total after opening in four sites.





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