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HomeBox office‘Bob Marley: One Love’, ‘Madame Web’ lead openers at UK-Ireland box office

‘Bob Marley: One Love’, ‘Madame Web’ lead openers at UK-Ireland box office

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love leads the UK and Eire field workplace releases this weekend with 687 places whereas Sony’s Madame Net has 572.

The Jamaican musician’s biopic is amongst 2024’s largest releases within the UK and Eire thus far, eclipsing the distributor’s January launch of Imply Women which opened in 647 venues. Occasion cinema launch Pricey England nonetheless holds the general file after releasing in 716 UK venues by way of Nationwide Theatre Stay. 

Bob Marley: One Life is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Inexperienced and stars Kingsley Ben-Adir because the Reggae icon, exploring his rise to fame and eventual demise in 1981. Lashana Lynch and James Norton additionally star.

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Musician biopics have a powerful file of faring nicely on the field workplace. Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis opened to £4m in June 2022 for Warner Bros; Elton John biopic Rocketman to £5.3m in 2019 for Paramount; and Queen story Bohemian Rhapsody which opened to £9.5m in 2018 for Disney (previously Fox).

Inexperienced’s final characteristic King Richard began on £540,878 in November 2021 and ended with £1.5m.

Madame Net is Sony’s newest superhero enterprise and stars Dakota Johnson within the titular character’s origin story. The movie follows a combined historical past of superhero releases from the distributor, most lately the animated Spider-Man sequel Throughout The Spider-Verse which opened on a powerful £8.3m final yr following its predecessor’s £1.2m debut in 2018. In the meantime the Venom sequence opened to £5.6m (2018) and £6.2m (2021) whereas Morbius began with £2.5m in 2022.

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S.J. Clarkson’s directorial debut additionally stars Sydney Sweeney, Isabela Merced, Celeste O’Connor and Tahar Rahim.

Each Bob Marley: One Love and Madame Net opened on Wednesday (February 14) and have acquired combined to poor evaluations. 

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Different releases this weekend embrace Common’s re-release of the 2012 musical Les Miserables into 356 places. The movie, with an A-list forged together with Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, noticed in £8.1m on its unique opening weekend. 

Cinema Stay is placing out stay live performance My Favorite Issues – The Rodgers & Hammerstein eightieth Anniversary in 350 venues on Sunday (February 18).

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Additionally releasing is France’s worldwide Oscar entry The Style of Issues in 89 cinemas for Picturehouse. Anh Hung Tran’s Cannes premiere stars Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel as a connoisseur and prepare dinner who develop a romance.

BFI Distribution has Tim MacKenzie-Smith’s musical documentary Getting It Again: The Story Of Cymande in 11 places. The SXSW premiere tells the story of a ‘70s British funk band who have been lengthy ignored for his or her affect on the style.

Nikolaj Arcel’s Danish biopic The Promised Land can also be in cinemas for Icon Movie Distributon. Mads Mikkelsen stars as Danish officer Ludvig Kahlen who rises the ranks within the 1700s. It world premiered at Venice and was Denmark’s entry for worldwide characteristic on the Oscars.

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Different releases this weekend embrace fantasy drama Eureka starring Viggo Mortensen for Sovereign Movie Distribution and Indian romcom Premalu for Yash Raj Movies. Park Circus has the 30th anniversary launch of Interview With The Vampire in addition to Francis Ford Coppola’s musical romance One From The Coronary heart.

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