UK Box Office Chart Weekend 10th March 2017: Kong Skull Island is a monster hit on its debut
Robert Hyde |
16th March 2017 |
It was a claws out at this weekends box office as Kong Skull Island and Logan fought it out for the top spot and the new relese of Kong won the battle.
From the same production team that brought us Godzilla in 2014 Kong Skull Island is set in the same universe and is set to start a "monsters" universe similar to that of the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.
Kong opens similar to Godzilla with just over £6 million, but the film was far better received than Godzilla with the critics with a surprise amount of praise for the monster film.
Godzilla went on to gross £17 million in the UK and there is nothing to suggest this wont do similar if not better.
Logan falls into second place this week with £3.8 million after a single week at the top, this brings the films total gross to £16 million after 10 days of release.
This means that on its second weekend the film is already the best of the solo Wolverine movies and it still has plenty of milage left.
A couple of interesting things to note this week, if the chart were taken on a Monday - Sunday then Logan would have still been the top film.
Also Moulin Rouge which is on a Secret Cinema run at the moment and is number 13 on the weekend chart would have been number 4 with £2 million for the week.
There are no other new released in the top 10 this week but Elle makes a new entry at number 11 with £0.2 million and Dancer is new at 12 also with £0.2 million.
Longest run this week is Lion with 8 weeks on the chart and highest total grossing movie is Sing with £28 million.
A year ago
Kung Fu Panda 3 was new at the top of the chart while London Has Fallen fell to number 3.
Five years ago
Despite poor reviews John Carter was the top new film of the week, it knocked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to number 2.
Ten years ago
Eddie Murphy starred, twice, in Norbit which entered at the top, it knockied Hot Fuzz down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven remained at the top for a fourth week while the top new film was We Were Soldiers at number 4.
Twenty years ago
One of Tom Cruises defining moment Jerry Maguire hit the charts at the top, it knocked Mars Attacks down to number 2
Twenty five years ago
Martin Scorsese scared us all with Cape Fear which hit the top of the box office on its debut, it knocked The Last Boy Scout down to number 2.