UK Box Office February 5-7: GOOSEBUMPS Takes Top Spot, DAD'S ARMY in Close Second

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Goosebumps debuted at the top of the UK box office, taking advantage of the lack of family films out right now - the film opened with $3.89 million which does include previews. Dad's Army wasn't too far behind with $3.01 million, taking second place.  

The only other film to debut in the top 10 was Point Break which opened in 9th with just over $610,000. 

Here are the top 10 films this week:

1. Goosebumps - $3.89 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $3.89 million
2. Dad's Army - $3.01 million - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $3.01 million
3. The Revenant - $1.76 million - Week 4 - Down 46% - Total: $26.59 million
4. Dirty Grandpa - $1.37 million - Week 2 - Down 54% - Total: $5.30 million
5. Spotlight - $1.25 million - Week 2 - Down 18% - Total: $3.83 million
6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $1.10 million - Week 8 - Down 43% - Total: $174.86 million
7. The Big Short - $806,939 - Week 3 - Down 42% - Total: $5.95 million
8. Ride Along 2 - $776,072 - Week 3 - Down 59% - Total: $7.44 million
9. Point Break - $611,151 - Week 1 - NEW - Total: $611,151
10. Daddy's Home - $364,763 - Week 7 - Down 58% - Total: $24.25 million

The top 10 made approximately $14.94 million million this weekend which is down 8.4% on last weekend and is down 14.9% on the same time frame last year which saw strong holds from Big Hero 6 and Kingsman: The Secret Service. It also saw $2 million+ openings from Shaun the Sheep Movie and Jupiter Ascending. However, this weekend is the calm before the storm, as Deadpool opens next weekend and half term begins which should help out family films. 

Goosebumps was able to top the UK box office with a pretty strong $3.89 million opening. This number does include a previous weekend of previews. Goosebumps will have benefited a lot from the fact that there is hardly any family films at the moment and it will likely continue to see benefits during half term. The film has also received generally strong reviews - 76% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I think Goosebumps will easily be able to crack $10 million. This film just proves that Jack Black is in his element in family films and it is what audiences prefer to see him in. Goosebumps has done pretty solid business internationally so maybe a sequel could be on the cards?

Dad's Army took second place with a strong $3.01 million. The film is based off of a popular existing property so this solid start isn't surprising. The film has received mixed reviews and audience feedback so it will be interesting to see how the film performs. However, it does kind of fit the 'nostalgia' theme which is helping films out at the moment so I could actually see the film hitting $10 million or just below by the end of its UK run.

The Revenant was finally dethroned this week, slipping to number 3. The film dropped a solid 46% which is another strong hold for a film in its 4th weekend, taking in $1.76 million. The BAFTAS will take place this upcoming weekend and if this film wins big, it should see a very strong hold next weekend. The film has done really well in the UK and has crossed $300 million internationally. The Revenant has so far made $26.59 million in the UK and should be able to hit $30 million quite easily before the end of its run.

This week wasn't great for comedy films - all seeing at least a 50% drop or more. The film that did the best out of the three was Dirty Grandpa which slipped to number 4. This is still a pretty strong hold though as last weekends number was a Monday-Sunday total and this is just a Friday-Sunday number. The film took in $1.37 million and has now made $5.3 million in the UK after 2 weeks in release. Dirty Grandpa may also likely benefit from half term and the film could end up making $7-10 million by the end of its UK run which would be a pretty strong run. 

Spotlight managed to stay in the top 5 for the second week, dropping just 18% in its second weekend - the strongest hold in the top 10. Spotlight has some of the biggest awards buzz this year so this strong hold isn't too surprising. The film took in $1.25 million and has now made $3.83 million in the UK. The film will probably continue to do solid business up until awards season is over - Spotlight should easily be able to surpass $5 million and may even be able to reach $7 million.

6. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - After 8 weeks, the film finally leaves the top 5 and still sees a generally solid hold. Prediction: $180 million.

7. The Big Short - This film is surprisingly sticking around - the 3 big contenders for Best Picture are all in the top 10 at once. Prediction; $7-9 million.

8. Ride Along 2 - Suffering the worst out of the comedies, seeing a 59% drop - it should benefit from half term though. Prediction: $8.5-9 million.

9. Point Break - This film really could have done with not flopping. Prediction: $1.2-1.8 million.

10. Daddy's Home - The comedy hit sees a steep drop in its 7th weekend. Prediction: $25.5-27 million.

Source: Rentrak

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Reviews for Deadpool, Ride Along 2, The Big Short, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Dirty Granpda and The Revenant are all live on this site. 

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