No Change at the Top | Box Office Report 7-9th Dec 2018

In a chart full of change ahead of the Christmas period, the top 5 remain unchanged, with The Grinch being the only film to make major plays at the very top this past weekend (7-9th Dec 2018). Here are the top 5 films at the UK box office this week:

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– Ralph Breaks the Internet took a drop of only 39% in its 2nd weekend to retain the top spot. Its success means that Disney have now spent 17 weeks at no.1 in the UK box office chart in 2018.

– The Grinch declined just 14% between weekends to shoot up to 2nd place this week and could continue to be a big player right through until Christmas. At £19.5million overall and earning £2million this past weekend alone, it may end up out-grossing Ralph Breaks the Internet (£7.4million overall) when all is said and done.

Here’s this week’s UK Box Office Chart Top 15:

  1. Ralph Breaks the Internet (2) – £2.5million (£7.4m)
  2. The Grinch (5) – £2million (£19.5m)
  3. Creed II (2) – £1.7million (£6m)
  4. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (4) – £1.5million (£29.3m)
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody (7) – £978k (£44m)
  6. Nativity Rocks! (3) – £331k (£1.9m)
  7. The Old Man and the Gun (1) – £318k (£318k)
  8. Sorry to Bother You (1) – £250k (£250k)
  9. Nutcracker – Ballet (Event Cinema) – £192k (£192k)
  10. Robin Hood (3) – £147k (£2.6m)
  11. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (6) – £140k (£5.3m)
  12. A Star Is Born (10) – £115k (£28.9m)
  13. Widows (5) – £114k (£6m)
  14. 2.0 (2) – £89k (£692k)
  15. Die Hard – 30th Anniversary (1) – £87k (£87k)

Notes of Interest

– The market was up 75% this weekend compared to 2017 despite there being no major new releases.

– The month of November was up 8% in 2018 compared to 2017.

– 2018 is so far tracking at 3% higher than 2017 overall.

This coming weekend sees the debuts of DC Comics action-adventure Aquaman and Sony Animation’s Marvel film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Peter Jackson’s Mortal Engines is also making its debut.

For less studio-driven fare, documentary alternatives Free Solo and Three Identical Strangers are also debuting this coming weekend.