UK box office report 20th February 2015: Fifty Shades hold on strong at the top, The Wedding Ringer enters highest
Robert Hyde |
25th February 2015 |
After such a strong debut from Fifty Shades of Grey last weekend the film was almost certain to retain it's lead at the top for a second weekend, which it does.
A weekend take of £4.6 million now brings the total gross of the film to £25.2 million, meaning it takes over from The Theory of Everything as the top film of 2015 so far.
It is also not the highest grossing 18 rated film in the UK, and the highest grossing R rated movie in America.
Half term week meant that the family and children's films on the chart had strong weeks, Big hero 6 and Shaun the Sheep Movie both had increases in takings from the previous weekend and hold the number 2 and 3 positions.
Highest new film of the week is The Wedding Ringer starring Kevin Hart and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, it enters at 4 with a debut gross of £990,000.
One other new film on the top 10 this week in the shape of time travel film Project Almanac.
A year ago
A year ago saw a very static chart with The Logo Movie staying at the top and Mr. Peabody and Sherman staying at number 2.
Five years ago
Avatar went back again to the top of the box office on it's 10th week of release which the highest new film was Peter Jacksons The Lovely Bones.
Ten years ago
Meet the Fockers was still the number 1 film in the UK while the highest debut was at number 5 from Shall We Dance.
Fifteen years ago
Toy Story 2 stayed at the top of the box office for another week with the highest new film, The Bachelor, enter the chart right down at number 6.