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‘Mean Girls’ knocks ‘Wonka’ off top spot at UK-Ireland box office with £2.5m opening weekend

Rank Movie (distributor) Three-day gross (Jan 19-21) Complete gross so far Week
 1. Imply Ladies  (Paramount) £2.5m £3.2m 1
 2. Wonka  (Warner Bros) £1.7m £58.4m 7
 3. Poor Issues  (Disney) £1.1m £3.7m 2
 4. Anybody However You  (Sony) £1.1m £7m 4
 5. One Life  (Warner Bros) £857,500 £7.5m

GBP to USD conversion charge: 1.27

Paramount’s musical comedy Imply Ladies has grossed £2.5m on its opening session, ending the six-week run of Wonka atop the UK-Eire field workplace.

Enjoying in 647 websites, Imply Ladies took a £3,864 location common. That is up on the £1.4m opening of the unique Imply Ladies from 2004, at a £3,829 common.

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Directed by Samantha Jayne and Arturo Perez Jr., the movie took £3.2m in complete, having opened on Wednesday, January 17.

This lastly moved Paul King’s Wonka all the way down to second spot after six weeks on prime of the chart. It held second place – which means a uncommon musical one-two – with a 24% drop to £1.7m.

Warner Bros’ Wonka now has an enormous £58.4m complete. It ought to go the £58.5m of Oppenheimer throughout the subsequent few days to change into the second-highest grossing 2023 launch, behind solely Barbie (£95.5m).

It is usually the 27th -highest-grossing movie of all time within the UK and Eire, with Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King  (£61.1m) and The Fellowship Of The Ring (£63m) subsequent on that record after Oppenheimer.

Poor Issues posted a robust maintain for Disney, falling simply 29% with £1.1m bringing it to £3.7m. Whereas the £17m of Lanthimos’ 2019 award-winner The Favorite might be past it, additional awards approval for Poor Issues might push it to the £7m vary.

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Sony romantic comedy Anybody However You continues to be a breakout hit within the UK and Eire, matching its sturdy worldwide efficiency. The movie, starring Glen Powell and Sydney Sweeney, recorded a 3rd successive £1m+ weekend, dropping simply 13.4% with £1.1m bringing it to a £7m complete.

One Life starring Anthony Hopkins added an extra £857,500 – a 31.2% drop – on its third weekend in cinemas to succeed in £7.5m, mounting a good efficiency for Warner Bros.

The arrival of Imply Ladies plus respectable holdovers from Poor Issues and Anybody However You introduced a minor rise of 0.2% for the highest 5 takings. Takings are additionally up 3.9% on the equal weekend from final yr; the Nationwide Theatre launch of Rupert Goold’s play Pricey England might be tasked with persevering with that rise subsequent weekend.

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Holdovers begins effectively

Sky Cinema’s The Beekeeper, distributed theatrically by Studiocanal, added £682,307 on its second weekend – a 25.9% drop. The Jason Statham motion title has £2.1m in complete.


Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers opened to £599,242 on the weekend – a good begin for a comedy-drama with no A-list stars. From 216 polled websites, it took a decent £2,761 location common; and has £682,459 together with previews for Common.

Want is proving a sleeper success for Disney, dropping simply 3% on its ninth session in cinemas. The animation added £362,026 to succeed in a £12.2m cume.

Elysian Movie Distribution’s The Boy And The Heron added an extra £266,130 on its fourth weekend – a drop of 45.4%. The Studio Ghibli movie is now as much as £4.4m – by a big distance the highest-grossing title within the territory for each manufacturing home Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki, forward of 2003’s Spirited Away (£1.1m).

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Mubi’s Priscilla continues to play effectively, including £258,246 on its third weekend, a drop of 47.7%. The movie is as much as £2.7m in complete, behind solely Misplaced In Translation  (£10.1m) amongst Sofia Coppola movies.

The ultimate DC Prolonged Universe title Aquaman And The Misplaced Kingdom dropped 44.4% on its fifth weekend, with £252,860 bringing it to £9.4m. It should possible finish as the tenth -highest-grossing of 15 DCEU movies, behind 2018’s Shazam! (£13.4m).

The Finish We Begin From, the debut function of Display screen Star of Tomorrow 2012 Mahalia Belo, opened to £155,362 from 452 websites at a £344 web site common. The movie, starring 2016 Star Jodie Comer, has £170,993 together with previews.

The Boys In The Boat dropped 55.3% on its second weekend, with £112,234 taking it to £550,275 for Warner Bros.

Common’s Blumhouse horror Night time Swim dropped 56% on its third weekend, with £108,826 taking it to a £1.3m complete.

Michael Mann’s Ferrari starring Adam Driver placed on £76,000 on its fourth weekend, dropping 68.6%; the racing drama has simply over £4m in complete.

Anime Ltd’s Godzilla Minus One, a 2023 launch, continues to be in cinemas after six weekends, with £38,584 taking it to £2.6m complete.

The occasion cinema launch of Giselle, a efficiency by the Dutch Nationwide Ballet, took £38,073 from 120 cinemas on Sunday, January 21 for Piece Of Magic.

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Saltburn continues to be in cinemas after 10 weekends, and added £28,669 this time round to succeed in a £5.6m complete.

Russian animation Cats In The Museum scratched up an extra £26,472 for Miracle/Dazzler, for a £262,735 complete from 4 weekends.

Lionsgate has two movies at present in cinemas: The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes, which added £20,513 on its ninth weekend to succeed in £18.1m; and Justine Triet’s Anatomy Of A Fall, which placed on £20,177 to hit £1.7m, after a robust exhibiting in final week’s Bafta nominations.

Disney’s Searchlight Footage title Subsequent Objective Wins is ending its match with £18,757 on its fourth weekend – a 43% drop that brings it to £1.5m complete.

Napoleon’s reign is coming to an finish for Sony, with the Ridley Scott epic including £16,413 on its ninth session to hit £14.2m.

Yash Raj Movies’ Dunki is closing out its spectacular run, with £15,346 on its fifth weekend bringing the Indian comedy to a £1.7m complete.

Having returned to cinemas for an extra Imax run, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is receding once more, with £15,089 on its 27th weekend taking it to nearly £58.5m. Its anticipated success in awards season might see it again on the large display screen over the approaching months.

Central Metropolis Media’s Hong Kong drama In Broad Daylight opened to £14,156, and has £15,725 together with previews.

BFI Distribution opened two titles in UK-Eire cinemas this weekend: documentary Werner Herzog: Radical Dreamer, to £7,491; and the German director’s personal The Engima of Kaspar Hauser, to £5,178.

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