No Surprise on this weeks UK box office that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the top film, its more of a case of what numbers did it manage.
With less anticipation it didn't do as well at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it did better than last years offshoot Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
A £28 million opening is the 3rd highest in the UK evert after the previous Star Wars and Spectre, time will tell what the final gross will be but with mixed reviews it will most likely be around the £90 million mark and be a top 5 top film in the UK.
Paddington 2 falls to number 2 while Daddys Home 2 is at number 3.
Wonder is still doing well at number 4 with Justice League falling to number 5 this week.
UK top 10 box office weekend 15th - 17th December 20171 Star Wars: The Last Jedi £28,010,841
Paddington 2 wins the UK box office again, now on its 5th week of release and 3rd week in total at the top
Highest new film of the week if Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal at number 10.
Longest running film of the week is Thor: Ragnorak which is also the highest total grossing film with £30.6 million.UK box office for weekend of 8th - 10th December 2018 as follows:
1 Paddington 2 £1,690,027
2 Daddys Home 2 £1,135,646
3 Wonder £742,687
4 Justice League £552,227
5 Murder On The Orient Express £412,400
6 The Disaster Artist £331,685
7 Thor: Ragnarok £242,176
8 A Bad Moms Christmas £168,037
9 Nutcracker ROH 2017/18 £137,861
10 Stronger £102,379
Kenneth Branagh this week scores another number one film with his take on the Agatha Christie classic Murder On The Orient Express, and in turn knock an old friend from the top of the box office.
Directed by and starring Branagh along with a whole host of other big names like Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp the film makes its debut with a respectable £4.9 million.
This already makes it his 4th most successful film as a director and by the end of its run it will be most likely 3rd with just Thor and Cinderella out doing it.
As just mentioned Branagh directed the first in the Thor series of films as by coincidence his new film knocks the latest Thor from the top spot.
Thor Ragnorak this week falls only to number 2, and it gave Murder On The Orient Express a good run for its money as it comes in with £4.6 million which brings the total gross to £20 million and its now the most successful Thor film in the UK.
Thor Ragnorak is still pulling in the audience and on a Monday to Sunday bases it would have by a long distance been the top film of the week taking in £8.1 million.
Also new this week is A Bad Moms Christmas which despite trying to celebrate Christmas in November, far too early, takes in £1.7 million at number 3.
PokÚmon The Movie I Choose You and The Killing of the Sacred Deer are also new at numbers 9 and 10 respectively.
Kingsman The Golden Circle is the top total grossing movie this week with £24 million and the longest running film with 7 weeks on the chart.
A year ago
Doctor Strange kept its hold on the box office by staying at the top while top new film was the Ben Affleck starring The Accountant.
Five years ago
Skyfall was still the top film of the week while the top new film was Silent Hill Revelation (in 3D, it was Halloween!) which entered at 3.
Ten years ago
Ratatouille spent a 4th week at the top while 30 Days of Night from director David Slade was the top new film at 2.
Fifteen years ago
Sequel movie 28 Days Later was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, it knocked off XXX which fell to 2 after 2 weeks on top.
Twenty years ago
The Full Monty remained at the top on its 10th weekend, although not all of them had been at the top, highest new entry was LA Confidential at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Beauty And The Beast spent its fourth weekend at the top while the highest new film was Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy at number 2.
The BBFC gives Murder On The Orient Express a 12a rating in the UK for moderate violence, occasional bloody images.
The film directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh is released in the Uk on 3rd November 2017.
The film also stars Daisy Ridley, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad and Michelle Pfeiffer.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (12A) moderate violence, occasional bloody images https://t.co/DVX2mO4gJn— BBFC (@BBFC) October 20, 2017