UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 17th – Sunday 19th August 2012…
Having opened in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland earlier this month, Disney-Pixar’s Brave expanded across the rest of the UK last Monday, with its subsequent haul of £5,269,402 enough to give the CG-animated film first place at the UK box office, with another Monday release – The Bourne Legacy – following close behind in second with £4,620,289. In terms of Friday to Sunday takings, Brave amassed £2.6m, while the Jeremy Renner-headlined Bourne Legacy pulled in a franchise low of £2.1m; meanwhile the epic action ensemble The Expendables 2 opened on Friday and banked £1,985,082, which was only enough to take fourth place behind last week’s number one film, the hit Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted.
Number one this time last year: The Inbetweeners Movie
1. Brave, £5,269,402 weekend; £8,270,546 total (3 weeks – 2 weeks from Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland Only) 2. The Bourne Legacy, £4,620,289 weekend (New)
3. Ted, £2,076,046 weekend; £22,186,549 total (3 weeks)
4. The Expendables 2, £1,985,082 weekend (New)
5. The Dark Knight Rises, £1,506,178 weekend; £49,776,391 total (5 weeks)
6. Ek Tha Tiger, £543,073 weekend (New)
7. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, £459,526 weekend; £5,229,266 total (3 weeks)
8. Ice Age: Continental Drift, £350,788 weekend; £27,603,587 total (8 weeks)
9. Step Up 4: Miami Heat, £340,072 weekend; £1,797,048 total (2 weeks)
10. The Wedding Video, £333,079 weekend (New)
This week sees the release of a trio of comedies in Keith Lemon: The Film (cert. 15), The Farrelly Brothers’ The Three Stooges (cert. PG) [read our review here] and The Watch (cert. 15), which stars Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade. Also opening this week is the hard-hitting IRA tale Shadow Dancer (cert. 15), along with the true crime documentary The Imposter (cert. 15).