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‘The Hunger Games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes’ scores strong £5.4m start to top UK-Ireland box office

Rank Movie (distributor) Three-day gross (Nov 17-19) Whole gross thus far                                     Week
 1. The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes  (Lionsgate) £5.4m £5.4m 1
 2. The Marvels  (Disney) £1.3m £5.7m 2
 3. Saltburn  (Warner Bros) £776,444 £840,589 1
 4. Trolls Band Collectively  (Common) £732,022 £14.8m 5
 5. Thanksgiving  (Sony) £486,148 £486,148 1

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Lionsgate franchise title The Starvation Video games: The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes recorded a powerful £5.4m to prime the UK-Eire field workplace on its opening weekend.  

Though down on the £12.2m, £12.7m and £11.3m begins of the ultimate three unique Starvation Video games movies, it did prime the £4.9m opening of first title The Starvation Video games from 2012.

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Enjoying in 576 websites, The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes took a wonderful £9,406 location common – among the many highest opening location averages of 2023. Lionsgate will now look to push the movie in direction of £20m, with the Christmas launch interval quieter than in earlier years.

The Marvels struggled on its second session, falling 63% – though not as a lot as its 78% drop throughout worldwide markets. Its £1.3m second weekend introduced it to £5.7m complete for Disney; it stays the lowest-grossing of all 33 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies thus far, and should wrestle to match the £8.3m of the present low mark, second MCU title The Unbelievable Hulk from 2008.

Emerald Fennell’s awards contender Saltburn began with a £776,444 weekend by means of Warner Bros, at a wholesome £1,391 common from 558 areas. Having began previews throughout final week, the MGM-produced title has £840,589 in complete.

Common’s Trolls Band Collectively placed on the perfect maintain of the weekend, dropping simply 24% with £732,022 on its fifth session. The household animation is now as much as £14.8m – down on the £25m of 2016’s Trolls, however nonetheless a good outcome within the present market.

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Sony’s seasonal horror Thanksgiving began with £486,148 from 460 websites at a £1,057 common.

Boosted by The Ballad’s arrival, takings for the highest 5 elevated 41% to £8.7m. Nevertheless, the highest 5 movies haven’t taken greater than £10m cumulatively since August 14; cinemas will look to Sony’s Napoleon and Disney’s Wonka to vary that over the Christmas interval.

Tiger  roars

Enjoying its first full weekend after opening on Sunday, November 12, Indian title Tiger 3 took £316,861 throughout Friday to Sunday for Yash Raj Movies. The motion thriller is at a formidable £1.2m from simply eight days in cinemas – additional proof of the growing reputation of Bollywood cinema on the UK-Eire field workplace.

Martin Scorsese’s Killers Of The Flower Moon recorded the most important drop of its five-weekend run to date, falling 52.2% with £317,000 taking it to £9.6m complete. This nonetheless represents a wonderful outcome for Paramount, with the movie Scorsese’s sixth-highest-grossing of all time within the territory, behind the £10.4m of 1992’s Cape Worry.

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An occasion cinema launch of stand-up comedy present Kevin Bridges – The Overdue Catch-Up took a formidable £260,624 on Friday, November 17 by means of Piece Of Magic Leisure. Encore screenings over the weekend boosted that determine to £329,219; closing studies plus mid-week screenings ought to see it finish round £375,000.

Former primary 5 Nights At Freddy’s dropped an additional 66% on its fourth session, with £218,733 taking it to a £10.3m complete for Common.

Justine Triet’s Palme d’Or-winning Anatomy Of A Fall registered a good maintain throughout its second weekend, falling simply 29% with £206,1230 taking it to £853,800 complete. Launched by Lionsgate, its maintain was the second-best within the prime 15 after Trolls Band Collectively; and it’s now predicted to cross the £1m mark by this time subsequent week – a powerful outcome for a movie with vital non-English language dialogue.

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Paw Patrol: The Mighty Film added an additional £193,000 on its sixth weekend for Paramount, and is as much as £7.7m.

dream scenario

Kristoffer Borgli’s Dream State of affairs starring Nicolas Cage dropped 59.2% throughout its second weekend, including £141,287 to hit a £764,318 complete for Leisure Movie Distributors.

Todd Haynes’ Could December, launched by Studiocanal on behalf of Sky Cinema, began with £57,517 from 97 websites, at a £593 common. Together with previews the awards contender has £157,816.

The Nice Escaper starring Michael Caine and the late Glenda Jackson placed on £40,877 for Warner Bros on its seventh weekend, and has handed the £5m mark – a powerful outcome from a gap weekend beneath £600,000.

Adam Anders’ Christmas musical Journey To Bethlehem opened to £29,573 by means of Kova, taking £103 on common from its 247 websites.

Adam Deacon’s Sumotherhood remains to be in cinemas after six weekends, including £27,000 to achieve £2.4m complete for Paramount.

Lionsgate’s The Miracle Membership added £25,103 and is as much as £1.8m from six weekends.

Emma Seligman’s Bottoms added an additional £20,273 on its third session for Warner Bros, and is as much as £529,399.

How To Have Intercourse – which received the British Unbiased Movie Award for finest casting for Isabella Odoffin earlier at this time – added £15,547 for Mubi, and is as much as £348,987 from three periods 

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Disney’s A Haunting In Venice is near closing its doorways after 10 weekends in cinemas, including £15,099 to achieve a good £9.8m complete.

Common’s The Exorcist: Believer can be closing out its run after seven weekends, including £14,360 this time to hit a £6.2m cume.

Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi The Creator starring John David Washington added £13,018 on its eighth session, and is as much as a £7.1m complete.

For Fashionable Movies, documentary Tish opened to £10,221 from eight websites at a powerful £1,278 common; and has £39,024 together with previews.

Celine Tune’s Previous Lives is lastly nearing the tip of its run after 11 weekends in cinemas, including £8,673 to hit £2.8m for Studiocanal. 

Enjoying in seven websites on Friday, November 17, occasion cinema launch League Of Legends World Championship Last 2023 did a good £6,598 for Piece Of Magic.

Torture horror Noticed X added £5,454 on its eighth weekend for Lionsgate, and has £6m in complete, ending because the seventh-highest-grossing of 10 Noticed movies.

Altitude’s The Mission, a documentary about US missionary John Chau who was killed attempting to achieve among the most remoted peoples on this planet, took £3,349 from 16 websites, and has £9,191 together with previews.

Driving Madeleine, a French drama a couple of taxi journey throughout Paris, opened to £1,491 from three websites, has £7,829 together with previews, earlier than rolling out throughout additional venues from this week by means of Parkland Leisure.

A Nationwide Theatre Stay occasion launch of David Hare’s play Skylight took £304,344 on Thursday, November 16, and has £335,211 thus far.

Additional occasion cinema releases final week included Dolly Parton ROCKSTAR by means of Trafalgar Releasing, which made £33,891 on Wednesday 15, and has £34,467 together with encores.

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