For a second week Sony Pictures Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway topped the UK’s weekend box office as half-term began for many in England.
Despite good weather, the film took an estimated £2 million in its second week just over the weekend alone. Its total run now taking just under £7.5m since May 17th.
The films’ US release date has been pushed forward back to its semi-original date of June 11th (previously June 18th) where it also opens in China on the same day.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It tops the actual weekly box office so far being released on May 28th, and through to the end of Bank Holiday Monday it raked in £2.7m according to Comscore.
Cruella from Disney has had a mixed start coming in 3rd at the box office with £1.4m and notably is also released via Disney Plus.
We’ve yet to see the effect of this, but will imagine the studio will be judging how successful this idea is when they have the full figures behind closed doors at the end of its run.
Admittedly any money from streaming is probably better than no money from streaming for Disney as well as the box office income.
Also from The House of Mouse Nomadland, continued to take ticket sales with £182k making a total of £1.4m for its limited run.
What could top the UK box office next week?
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A Quiet Place Part 2 jumps into the box office run this week and whilst American analysts are praising its success (over the memorial weekend it has taken £34m) as the biggest US box office hit since COVID began, it faces stiff competition in the UK with Conjuring 3.
As the half-term continues, we can expect another significant week for Peter Rabbit, along with a large turnout for A Quiet Place Part 2 and Conjuring 3 as people flock back to Cinemas.
The reopening for the UK hasn’t gone without its struggles as suppliers for operators have struggled for hot food items in particular along with companies struggling to fulfil popcorn orders for larger chains.
However, feedback from the box office weekend is strong in a socially distanced market and if suppliers are struggling to meet demand, perhaps the box office is returning to normality.
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