UK Box Office April 3-5: FURIOUS 7 Races to Number 1, CINDERELLA and HOME Hold Well

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Furious 7 raced to first place this weekend whilst all other competitors were clouds of dust.  The film made a fierce $18.9 million. 

Other openers within the top 10 include The Water Diviner (7th), While We're Young (8th) and Blade Runner: The Final Cut (9th).


Here is a visual diagram of what this weeks top 10 looks like:
The top 10 made $32.7 million this weekend which is up 86.7% on last weekend and also up 60% on the same time frame last year.

Opening at number 1 this weekend is Furious 7 with a brilliant $18.9 million. This is a really impressive debut and is the second biggest opening of the year so far. This is also up $5 million on Fast and Furious 6's debut - that movie closed to around $38 million which suggests that this one will close with around $45 million. With little competition until Avengers 2 and strong reviews, Furious 7 should do very well and have legs. 

In second place is last weeks prom queen: Cinderella. The film dropped just 22% which is very strong. This is stronger than last years Maleficent. The film took in $4.4 million this weekend bringing its new total to $15.4 million - Cinderella is on track to close with around or just below $30 million. Cinderella also has very strong reviews which should help with its holds in the coming weeks. It is also half term which means that Cinderella is making a lot of money with the family market. 

Dropping just 8% this week is Home. The film took in $3.86 million which brings its new total to $21.57 million. Home is on track to close with north of $35 million - with half term in progress, Home should continue to have strong holds. 

In 4th is The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. The film dropped an ok 50%. This suggests that SpongeBob is not a very appealing film to the UK's family market. The film took in $1.66 million which brings its new total to $7.15 million. SpongeBob should close with around or just below $10 million - similarly to the first films closing number. 

5th place was given to the highly offensive Get Hard. The film took in $1.25 million which is down 41% on last weekend - this is quite a good hold which suggests that Get Hard has been the 'go to' film for teen audiences. Get Hard now has a total of $4.9 million - expect the film to close with around $6-8 million. 

Insurgent took 6th place. It dropped 55% and took in $882K. That brings the films new total to $10 million - it should pass Divergent's total by next week. Insurgent is still on track to close with $12-15 million. 

The second highest debut came from The Water Diviner. The critically acclaimed drama took in $773K which led to it taking 7th place. This is a good debut for a film that has had little promotion and has quite a niche appeal - it has performed better than 'Wild'. Expect this film to close with around $2-3 million. 

In 8th place is While We're Young. The film took in $633K. This is exceptional for a film that received little promotion. The film also has strong reviews which suggests it will hold reasonably well - however, I doubt it will be in the top 10 next week. Expect this to close with just above $1 million. 

Blade Runner: The Final Cut took 9th place. The film took in $396K. This is also very good for a film that hasn't had any promotion. Expect this to close with or just below $1 million.

Rounding out the top 10 is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. The film took in $262K. Thats down a very steep 59%. That brings the films new total to $22.3 million. The film will close with just under $10 million less than the first film - in hindsight, this isn't really that surprising due to the much weaker reviews. 

Look out for THE DUFF next weekend!



UK DVD Sales: Interstellar Opened in First Place, Penguins of Madagascar debuted at number 3. Horrible Bosses 2 opened at number 6. 

See You Soon!

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