UK Box Office Analysis Weekend 11th - 13th January 2019: Stan And Ollie bio-pic tops the UK box office on its debut weekend
Robert Hyde |
15th January 2019 |
Stan And Ollie knocks Mary Poppins Returns off the top spot on its debut weekend of release and Oscar potential The Favourite is still riding high after initial award season glory.
Stan And Ollie
With glowing reviews coming in last week the bio-pic of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy hits the top spot on its debut weekend giving the country some relief from the Superhero movies and special effects extravaganzas of recent weeks.
The film starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly get a UK debut weekend gross of £2.5 million.
The period drama starring Olivia Coleman gets a good start to the awards season which helps boosts the film by 9% over last weekend and keeps it at 2.
A second weekend gross of £2.3 million only just keeps it from the top although it is the biggest grossing film over the Monday - Sunday frame, its total gross is now £8.3 million.
Mary Poppins Returns
The family favourite falls to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top with a gross of £2.2 million which boosts its total UK gross to £38.2 million after 4 weeks, its currently the top UK film of 2019.
As the DC Universe film says hello to the global $1 Billion club it falls to number 4 in the UK with £1.2 million for a UK gross of £20.2 million.
The transformers movie takes £1.014 million this week for a £10.7 million total UK gross.
The film is still pulling in the audiences in the UK and this week takes £1.012 million for a total of £49.9 million, it will pass £50 million in the coming days.
In a rare move the top 6 films in the UK all grossed over £1 million this weekend.
The Keira Knightley starring film is the second highest new film of the week with £788,432 on its debut weekend.