Black Panther destroys Red Sparrow at UK box office as The Greatest Showman STILL lingers
The Marvel movie has racked up a third week atop the rankings, with another £3.7 million in the bank over the weekend.
It’s a 46% drop week-on-week but easily attributable to poor weather conditions putting the entire cinema industry in something of a weak spot.
Black Panther has still done better in three weeks in this country than Iron Man 3 or Captain America: Civil War.
Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence, had to settle for second place, and an opening gross of £1.7 million.
That’s higher than the £0.8 million that caught Lawrence’s last movie Mother! in its opening frame, The Guardian reports.
Elsewhere The Greatest Showman racks up an incredible tenth week at the top end of the chart: it’s at No3 with a gross of £1.2 million, bringing its UK total to £35 million.
The second highest new entry is Game Night, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams, which bows in fourth place with £1.1 million.
Lady Bird rounds out the Top 5 with just under £1 million.
The Oscars’ Best Picture winner The Shape of Water is at No10 currently; earning £400,000 in its third week on release.
Expect its takings to shoot up again this week in the wake of its Academy Awards glory.
There aren’t any major new releases this coming weekend to speak of, with Gringo – starring Joel Edgerton, David Owyelowo and Charlize Theron – perhaps the most notable.
Woody Allen flop Wonder Wheel is also out, although – given the huge controversy around him – is barely receiving any publicity on our shores.
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