UK Box Office October 16-18: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 is all Booked Up, PAN Surprises & CRIMSON PEAK Scares Few

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Hotel Transylvania 2 took the top spot this weekend with $9.8 million. Suffragette took 2nd place with $4.54 million and Pan took a close 3rd with $4.2 million. Crimson Peak also managed to crack the top 5, opening in 5th place with a disappointing $1.5 million.

The only other opener within the top 10 was The Lobster which took 9th place ($350,000).

Here is the top 10:

1. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $9.77 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $9.77 million
2. Suffragette - $4.54 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $4.54 million
3. Pan - $4.23 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $4.23 million
4. The Martian - $3.74 million - Week 3 - Down 36% - Total: $27.04 million
5. Crimson Peak - $1.50 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $1.50 million
6. Sicario - $1.36 million - Week 2 - Down 44% - Total: $5.17 million
7. Legend - $694,582 - Week 6 - Down 36% - Total: $27.18 million
8. The Intern - $417,148 - Week 3 - Down 46% - Total: $3.71 million
9. The Lobster - $354,955 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $354,955
10. Everest - $337,690 - Week 5 - Down 56% - Total: $15.87 million

The top 10 made approximately $26.94 million million this weekend which is up 93.1% on last weekend and is also up 31.4% on the same time frame last year which saw a strong opinion from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

I am pleased to announce that Hotel Transylvania 2 took the top spot at the box office this weekend which a huge $9.77 million - this number does include 6 days in total due to preview showings for the two previous weekends. However, this number is fantastic compared to the first film which took second place with $2.79 million (up 250%). This shows that home media sales definitely helped this films success - this film is only $3 million away from passing the firsts $12 million total. With strong holds and little competition, Hotel Transylvania could reach at least $25 million.

Suffragette also did solid business this weekend with $4.54 million - this number includes Monday-Sunday numbers but nevertheless, Suffragette did a fantastic job! The film has had strong reviews so far but is yet to hit the US so that could change. Suffragette has also performed well for an awards contender - even if it doesn't get Oscar nominations, it is almost guaranteed that this will get a few BAFTAs! Suffragette will see a steep drop next week due to the previews but still has a chance at closing with north of $10 million.

Pan did a nice job as well - Ok, it should have really opened with $7 million+ if it was a huge film but for a film that has underperformed in basically all areas in the world, $4 million isn't a bad job. The film has had terrible reviews and has actually performed better than the similarly unsuccessful Jupiter Ascending. Pans opening is also due to lots of previews so it should see a steep drop next week - the film should at least reach $8 million.

The reigning champ 'The Martian' was dethroned this week but managed to drop just 36% despite the crowded weekend. The film took in $3.74 million and has so far made $27 million in the UK. The film has had fantastic reviews and is seeing strong reviews as expected. The Martian could close with north of $35 million.

Crimson Peak took 5th place this weekend - this is quite a disappointing debut. However, this isn't too surprising as the film hasn't really been marketed as scary which is usually what draws audiences in. The film has a $50 million+ budget so this $1.5 million debut isn't too great. The film has had surprisingly strong reviews for a horror so holds are promising - Halloween is also approaching which could be in the films favour. However, Paranormal Activity joins the race very shortly so may appeal more to audiences than Crimson Peak.

6. Sicario - a solid hold for an exceptional film. Prediction: $7-9 million.

7. Legend - the surprisingly successful gangster film sees another strong hold as it becomes the charts oldest film (6 weeks). Prediction: $30-35 million.

8. The Intern - a solid hold for a solid film. Prediction: $4-5 million.

9. The Lobster - a limited release proves successful for The Lobster. Prediction: $0.7-1.1 million.

10. Everest - a 56% fall down the chart. Prediction: $16.5-18 million.

Source: Rentrak

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