UK Box Office Analysis 2nd - 4th August 2019: Hobbs and Shaw beats The Lion King over the weekend box office with over 6 million pound
Robert Hyde |
8th August 2019 |
The Lion kings reign over the UK box office came to an end the weekend with The Fast And The Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw taking over at the top on its opening weekend while The Angry Birds Movie 2 disappoints on its debut.
Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw
Universal starts to spread the wings of its very successful Fast & Furious series with a spin off using the characters of Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw.
The film opens well in the UK, although not as well as the parent movie since episode 6, but a £6.3 Million opening weekend is still good.
The film takes 40% of the grosses on this weeks top 15.
The Lion King
Disneys CGI live action movie takes £5.1 Million over the weekend to push its UK gross to an incredible £50.7 Million after 3 weeks of release.
This makes the film the third highest grossing film of the year with Toy Story 4 and Avengers: Endgame ahead of it.
Over the full week Monday - Sunday the films gross is £13 Million far outgrossing Hobbs And Shaw, and if you take away the Thursday previews then the Disney movie also outgrosses the number 1 film.
Toy Story 4
The Pixar animation falls to number 3 this week with £1.3 Million which gives the film a £55.4 Million gross after 7 weeks of release.
Spider-Man: Far From Home
Marvels team up with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU is on its 5th weekend and takes £862 Thousand at number 4 for a £32.9 Million total.
The Angry Birds Movie 2
Making its debut at number 5 this week is the follow up to 2016 movie The Angry Birds which took £2.1 Million on its debut and entered the box office at number 2.
The follow up manages a debut weekend of a little over £700 Thousand.
Guy Ritchie's live action Disney movie has been the surprise summer hit and this week is at number 13 with a total UK gross of £36.3 Million after 11 weeks of release.