UK Box Office November 13-15: SPECTRE Still Strong, THE LADY IN THE VAN Races Into Second Place

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Spectre enjoyed one last week at number one with a strong hold, taking in over $11 million. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 will likely take the top spot next weekend so it will be interesting to see how Spectre holds. The Lady in the Van opened with a very strong $3.4 million+ in second place. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo also surprised at the UK box office, marginally missing out on the top 3, taking 4th place. Steve Jobs also cracked the top 5 (5th) with just under $1.4 million.

No other films were able to debut within the top 10 this week.

Here are the top 10 films this week:

1. Spectre - $11.93 million - Week 3 - Down 40% - Total: $118.14 million
2. The Lady in the Van - $3.44 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $3.44 million
3. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $1.39 million - Week 5 - Down 17% - Total: $28.26 million
4. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo - $1.39 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $1.39 million
5. Steve Jobs - $1.38 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $1.38 million
6. Brooklyn - $1.19 million - Week 2 - Down 24% - Total: $4.24 million
7. Pan - $739,676 - Week 5 - Down 6% - Total: $12.82 million
8. The Martian - $450,156 - Week 7 - Down 32% - Total: $35.19 million
9. Suffragette - $389,199 - Week 5 - Down 37% - Total: $14.08 million
10. Burnt - $266,197 - Week 2 - Down 61% - Total: $1.44 million

The top 10 made approximately $22.56 million million this weekend (53% being Spectre) which is down 16.5% on last weekend but is also up 22.9% on the same time frame last year.

Spectre continued to dominate the UK Box Office this weekend and saw a solid drop in its 3rd weekend. The film took in $11.93 million this weekend which is down just 40% in its 3rd weekend - a much better hold than last weeks 70% drop! Spectre has so far made $118.14 million in the UK which makes it the highest grossing film of the year so far. The only likely competitor for that title is The Force Awakens which opens in mid-December. It will be interesting to see how Spectre holds next weekend which sees another big release - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2. Spectre is also nearing $550 million worldwide. The middling reviews for Spectre have obviously not had a huge impact on the films performance - however, Spectres 67% audience approval score is not promising for the coming weeks when it sees a lot of competition. Expect Spectre to close with around $135-150 million.

The Lady in the Van also did extremely solid business in the UK - the Maggie Smith flick took in $3.44 million in the UK which is a really strong debut for this type of film. The Lady in the Van had a strategic release targeting itself at an audience which doesn't really have any films aimed at it right now. The Lady in the Van also holds an exceptional 100% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes which does suggest that the film will see strong holds. If the film gets awards buzz then it could do even better! If strong holds do occur, The Lady in the Van should easily reach $9 million in the UK.

Dropping down to third place this weekend is Hotel Transylvania 2. The animated flick took in $1.39 million this weekend which is down just 17% on last weekend. Hotel Transylvania 2 has done exceptional business in the UK and has so far made $28.26 million which is around $2 million below than Disney's Big Hero 6 - Sony Animation are likely to pass Disney's hit which really puts this franchise and the studio in a really good position. Hotel Transylvania 2 could go on to earn around $35 million. However, The Good Dinosaur does open in a couple of weeks so it will be interesting to see how the film holds from then.

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo also did exceptional business in the UK, marginally finishing behind Hotel Transylvania 2. The film made $1.39 million in the UK. However, the future is not looking great for this film as it only has a 59% approval rating from audiences. If the film has at least average holds then it should close with around $3.5-4.5 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is Steve Jobs. The film took in $1.38 million - this isn't too impressive considering that around a month ago, people were expecting this film to be huge. Nevertheless, Steve Jobs has positive reviews - 84% approval from critics and strong audience feedback - 78% approval which suggests that the future for the film could be bright. Steve Jobs should definitely hit $3 million by the end of its run and if word of mouth is strong, $5 million could be a possibility.

6. Brooklyn - A superb hold for the critically acclaimed film. Prediction: $6-8 million.

7. Pan - What started as a disappointing run is turning into an almost stellar run with a 6% drop in its 5th weekend. Prediction: $13.5-15 million.

8. The Martian - Talking about stellar runs, The Martian sees yet another strong hold. Prediction: $36-38 million.

9. Suffragette - Yet another strong hold for this film with a strong message. Prediction: $14.7-16 million.

10. Burnt - Looks like the film is officially BURNT with that 61% drop. Prediction: $1.8-2.5 million.

Source: Rentrak

Look out for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - PART 2 This weekend!

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