Ralph Breaks the Box Office – Box Office Report 30th Nov-2nd Dec 2018

The UK box office gave a strong performance for the first weekend of December, with every film in the top 5 reaching 7 figures. Here’s our weekly top 5 video:

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Due to 2017’s December slate being cleared by distributors ahead of the 14th Dec release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the UK box office performed dreadfully last year. The low bar has successfully been hurdled by this weekend’s entries to the chart which amassed a total that is up 54% on the equivalent weekend from 2017.

Here’s the UK box office chart top 15 (30th Nov-2nd Dec 2018): 

  1. Ralph Breaks the Internet (1) – £4million (£4m)
  2. Creed II (1) – £3million (£3m)
  3. Fanstastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (3) – £2.7million (£26.8m)
  4. The Grinch (4) – £2.3million (£17m)
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody (6) – £1.5million (£42m)
  6. 2.0 (1) – £505k (£505k)
  7. Nativity Rocks! (2) – £466k (£1.5m)
  8. Robin Hood (2) – £392k (£2.2m)
  9. Widows (4) – £221k (£5.8m)
  10. A Star Is Born (9) – £221k (£28.6m)
  11. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (5) – £202k (£5.1m)
  12. Disobedience (1) – £194k (£194k)
  13. Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us (1) – £178k (£178k)
  14. The Possession of Hannah Grace (1) – £114k (£114k)
  15. Plagi Breslau (1) – £88k (£88k)

Points of Interest

  • Wreck-It Ralph 2 opened half a million pounds below Wreck-It Ralph 1 despite topping the chart. The original also opened ahead of the school holidays and with less competition, pushing it to a total of £24million that will be tough for the sequel to match at the current rate.
  • Creed II in comparison opened £770k ahead of its predecessor, with the original film totalling at £2.22million including previews (a luxury Creed II didn’t have).
  • Bohemian Rhapsody has now earned more money at the box office in 2018 than Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdommaking it the 5th highest grossing movie of the year in the UK.
  • Disobedience debuted strongly this weekend, placing as low as 12th on the chart but amassing a strong £194k.
  • The Old Man and the GunWhite Boy Rick and Sorry to Bother You are the only films set for release this weekend, making it likely to be Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II at the top of the chart again next weekend.
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