UK Box Office Weekend 20th January 2016: La La Land holds the top spot from Split which makes its debut at number 2
Robert Hyde |
26th January 2017 |
The UK is still Ga Ga for La La Land and on its second weekend of release the film manages to keep hold of the number 1 spot holding off new film Split.
A fantastic second weekend gross of £4.3 million is enough to keep the film at the top which brings the films total gross to a very good £14.9 million.
Making its debut in the UK is Split which enters the UK at number 2 with a weekend gross of £2.5 million.
Its been a while since director M. Night Shyamalan had a big hit at the box office and it looks like he may have one here.
Favourable reviews will keep the film bringing in cinema goers and despite the fact that the film missed the top it will still do well.
Also new this week is xXx The Return of Xander Cage at number 3 with £1.6 million and Lion which makes its debut at number 4 with £1.2 million.
Longest running film this week is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has now been on the box office for 10 weeks and the highest grossing film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which is now on £64.3 million.
A year ago
The Revenant stayed at the top for a second weekend while Ride Along 2 made its debut at number 2.
Five years ago
War Horse remained at the top of the UK box office while Haywire was the top new film at number 2.
Ten years ago
Rocky Balboa was the top new film which debuted at number 1 while The Pursuit of Happyness dropped to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring spent its 5th week at the top of the box office, it held off Black Hawk Down which debuted at 2.
Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians stayed at the top again while The Ghost and The Darkness was the top new film at 2.
Twenty five years ago
Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare debuted at the top while Bill and Teds Bogus Journey fell to 2 after 2 weeks at the top.