UK Box Office May 29-31: SAN ANDREAS Shakes Off Competition, HOME, TWO BY TWO have Huge Increases

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Another chart champion was crowned this weekend - San Andreas. The disaster movie over performed and took in just over $7 million.

Also opening within the top 10 was comedy Man Up which took the number 7 spot. Danny Collins also cracked the top 10 taking 10th place.


Here is the top 10:
1. San Andreas - $7.05 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $7.05 million
2. Pitch Perfect 2 - $2.85 million - Week 3 - Down 30% - Total: $22.13 million
3. Mad Max: Fury Road - $2.66 million - Week 3 - Down 35% - Total: $20.90 million
4. Tomorrowland - $1.59 million - Week 2 - Down 30% - Total: $6.25 million
5. Avengers: Age of Ultron - $1.35 million - Week 6 - Down 18% - Total: $71.80 million
6. Poltergeist - $1.12 million - Week 2 - Down 50% - Total: $5.12 million
7. Man Up - $805,318 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $805,318
8. Home - $695,727 - Week 11 - Up 119% - Total: $36.65 million
9. Two by Two - $402,926 - Week 5 - Up 103% - Total: $3.14 million
10. Danny Collins - $343,161 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $343,161

The top 10 made $18.86 million this weekend which is up 18.4% on last weekend but is down 29% on the same time frame last year which had an opening from blockbuster 'Maleficent'.

Opening in first place is San Andreas. Dwayne Johnson has clearly really benefited from Furious 7 which is currently the 4th biggest film of all time and could move up to 3rd! San Andreas took in $7.05 million which is way above Hercules' $2.5 million opening but is $3.5 million below fellow disaster flick 2012's $10.8 million - this isn't surprising as the idea behind 2012 was a big speculation before the film was even released which was indirect marketing. It is unclear how Johnson's flick will prefer onwards - Hercules dropped 40% which is quite strong - if San Andreas was to perform like this (even though it has slightly weaker reviews), it could go on to make north of $20 million.

Slipping a light 30% this week is Pitch Perfect 2. The acapella sequel took in $2.85 million which brings its new total to $22.13 million. This has already surpassed my initial expectations and could go on to close with or just below $30 million - aca-awesome business!

Dropping 35% this weekend is Mad Max: Fury Road. The critically acclaimed action flick took in $2.66 million this weekend which brings its new total to $20.9 million. With strong word of mouth, Fury Road could follow the Barden Bella's footsteps towards $30 million.

In 4th place and dropping a lighter than expected 30% is Tomorrowland. The sci-fi flick disappointed on opening weekend but looks to have legs. The film took in $1.59 million this weekend which brings its new total to $6.25 million - the flick will definitely surpass Jupiter Ascending's UK total and could go on to hit $10 million.

Sticking at number 5 this weekend is Avengers: Age of Ultron. In its 6th weekend, the film took in $1.35 million which is down just 18% - the films strongest hold to date. This brings its new total to $71.8 million. Even though it is extremely unlikely for the film to hit the firsts $80 million, $75 million seems like a realistic closing point.

6. Poltergeist - another horror film survives its second week without a 60% drop. Prediction: $7-8 million.

7. Man Up - the Simon Pegg comedy couldn't compete with its US rivals. Prediction: $2.5-3.2 million.

8. Home - in its 11th week of release, the hit benefited from half term and increased 119%. Prediction: $36.9-37.5 million.

9. Two by Two - the strange animated flick rises 103%. Prediction: $3.9-4.6 million.

10. Danny Collins - the critics couldn't save this. Prediction: $1.2-1.5 million.

Source: Rentrak

As you may remember from my last post, I made a list of my predictions for this weeks list. Here are the results: 2/10
1. Mad Max: Fury Road - WRONG
2. Pitch Perfect 2 - CORRECT
3. San Andreas - WRONG
4. Tomorrowland - CORRECT
5. Man Up - WRONG
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron - WRONG
7. Poltergeist - WRONG
8. Danny Collins - WRONG
9. Spooks: The Greater Good - WRONG
10. Far From the Madding Crowd - WRONG

Look out for SPY next weekend!

Next week's predictions:
1. Spy
2. San Andreas
3. Insidious - Chapter 3
4. Pitch Perfect 2
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
6. Tomorrowland
7. Avengers: Age of Ultron
8. Man Up
9. Poltergeist
10. Home 

What do you think next week's chart will look like? - COMMENT BELOW

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