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Highest chart position: 3
Weeks on box office: 3
The power of IT at the UK box office was far to strong this week and with ease it remains at the top of the box office while Judy Dench stars in the highest new entry.
Warner Bros. continue to market the horror film IT to great effect as the film takes £6 million which is only a 40% drop from its debut.
This brings the films total gross to an excellent £21.1 million from 10 days of release which is putting the film on for easily a £35 million total take in the UK.
Highest new film of the week is Victoria and Abdul directed by Stephen Frears and starring Judi Dench.
The film takes £1.8 million for the weekend which places it at number 2 on this weeks chart.
Also new this week is Mother! which enters at number 3, and with rave reviews and much publicity takes a quite disappointing £0.8 million.
American Assassin is also new at 4 and The Jungle Bunch makes a new entry at number 6.
For the fifth straight week the longest running film is Despicable Me 3 now with 12 weeks while Dunkirk is the highest total grossing movie with £55 million.
A year ago
Bridget Joneses baby hit the top spot on its debut while Sausage Party fell from the top to number 4 with an all new top 3.
Five years ago
The Sweeney hit the top of the chart on its debut while Dredd fell to number 5, a heavy fall in its second weekend.
Ten years ago
Run Fatboy Run remained at the top for a second weekend while Superbad was the top new film at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Signs hit the top on its debut while falling to number 2 after a week on top was The Bourne Identity.
Twenty years ago
Spending its third weekend at the top was The Full Monty while Air Force One was the top new film at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Lethal Weapon 3 was the top film for a fifth weekend while the top new film Housesitter at number 2.
For the second weekend IT reigned at the US box office, while the battle for highest new film went to American Assassin rather than Mother as some expected.
Grossing $60 million on its second weekend of release Warner Bros. have a true hit on their hands with IT, for a horror film, as it has been marketed, a 50% drop is fantastic.
This weekend gross takes the films total gross in the US to $218 million after 2 weekend of release, this should be enough to see the film go well over $300 million at the box office.
After much hype the Jennifer Lawrence starring Mother! could not beat American Assassin as the top new film, the former enters the chart at number 2 with $14.8 million.
Maybe this is a lesson for over hyped film as Assassin didn’t get nearly as much marketing dollars and yes outgrossed it 2 to 1 on their debuts.
Mother! did come in at number 3 with $7.5 million, although to put things into perspective IT at number 1 made more that the rest of the box office put together.
Once again Spider-Man Homecoming does the double whammy of longest running film with 11 weeks on the chart and highest total grossing movie with $330 million in US grosses to date.