UK Box Office November 6-8: SPECTRE Continues Reign, BROOKLYN Surprises

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Spectre continued its UK domination for a second weekend in a row, taking in over $19 million. Brooklyn surprised and debuted in the top 3 (3rd) with $1.58 million. Burnt also cracked the top 5 (5th) with $675,000.

Unable to crack the top 5 this weekend was Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - even though it had a weekend of previews last week. The film opened in 8th with $450,000. No other films opened within the top 10.

Here are the top 10 films this week:

1. Spectre - $19.91 million - Week 2 - Down 69% - Total: $96.81 million
2. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $1.67 million - Week 4 - Down 55% - Total: $26.51 million
3. Brooklyn - $1.58 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $1.58 million
4. Pan - $788,003 - Week 4 - Down 35% - Total: $11.90 million
5. Burnt - $674,844 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $674,844
6. The Martian - $661,993 - Week 6 - Down 27% - Total: $34.21 million
7. Suffragette - $612,976 - Week 4 - Down 33% - Total: $12.98 million
8. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - $449,848 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $449,848
9. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension - $439,551 - Week 3 - Down 59% - Total: $5.39 million
10. The Last Witch Hunter - $236,872 - Week 3 - Down 60% - Total: $3.87 million

The top 10 made approximately $27.02 million million this weekend (74% being Spectre) which is down 63% on last weekend but is also up 53.8% on the same time frame last year which saw a strong $8 million+ opening from Interstellar.

Unsurprisingly holding on to the top spot this weekend was Spectre. The James Bond flick didn't get away lightly though - it dropped a massive 69% which is one of the biggest second week drops we have seen within the top 10 this year. The film still took in a huge $19.91 million. So far Spectre has grossed $96.8 million in the UK and will definitely become the highest grossing film in the UK so far this year - whether it stays there after Spectre will be interesting. Spectre has a chance at hitting around $150 million by the end of its UK run - it will probably not outgross Skyfall if it continues to drop in this steep way. Spectre has ended up on Rotten Tomatoes with around 64% critics approval - this isn't too great for this type of film - Quantum of Solace had similarly mixed reviews. Spectre is definitely a box office hit - only time will tell whether this has legs like your average James Bond film.

Hotel Transylvania 2 booked another week at number 2 this week. The animated flick dropped a steep 55% to $1.67 million. However, this steep drop isn't surprising considering the film is kind of 'out of season' now Halloween has passed. Hotel Transylvania 2 has so far grossed $26.5 million in the UK which is fantastic. The film will likely reach $30 million which puts it up there with your average mid-blockbuster range! Hotel Transylvania 2 has also passed $400 million worldwide which is another fantastic achievement.

The highest debut came from a film that probably had the most minimal marketing campaign - Brooklyn. The drama took in $1.58 million in the UK which is fantastic for a film which didn't have a huge release and had basically no buzz. The biggest thing going for Brooklyn was that it holds a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes which means that it is definitely an awards contender. Brooklyn actually debuted higher than Saoirse Ronan's 'The Host' which was supposed to be a lot bigger than it actually was. That film closed with north of $5 million. Brooklyn is one of those films that could easily stick around for a while - $3-6 million is a good range for the film.

Pan dropped a light 35% this weekend to number 4. The live action fairytale has actually ended up doing solid business in the UK despite flopping everywhere else. The film took in just under $790,000 this weekend and has so far made $11.9 million in the UK - with sour reviews, this is performing similarly to Pixels which closed with $12.8 million. Pan will probably close in this $12.3-14 million range too.

The second highest debut this weekend came from Bradley Cooper flick Burnt. The film took in just under $675,000 which isn't surprising considering the awful trailers. When I went to see Spectre the trailers were for Star Wars, Mockingjay and then Burnt - this made the film look even more boring! Burnt was marketed as Oscar bait but has received sour reviews so it will probably burn out soon. Look for Burnt to close with anything north of $1.2 million.

6. The Martian - Back to the light drops, the way it should be! Prediction: $36-40 million.

7. Suffragette - The strong performance for the strong film continues. Prediction: $14-17 million.

8. Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - Flopping stateside was reflected here in the UK - despite a weekend of previews. Prediction: $1.1-1.6 million.

9. Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension - Halloween is over...and so is this films UK run apparently. Prediction: $5.8-7 million.

10. The Last Witch Hunter - This film never really caught on and it's out of season also now - I'm guessing The Last Witch Hunt occurred this past weekend. Prediction: $4-4.5 million.

Source: Rentrak

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