Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal take no Prisoners at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 27th to Sunday 29th September 2013…

The Hugh Jackman / Jake Gyllenhaal thriller Prisoners has taken top spot at the UK box office in its opening weekend, pulling in £1,365,527 to knock Ron Howard’s F1 biopic Rush from pole position in the chart. Be sure to check out our reviews of Prisoners here, here and here, along with Trevor Hogg’s interview with director Denis Villeneuve, which you can read here.

Prisoners wasn’t the only new release to crack the top ten, with Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine claiming third place behind Rush with £833,798, followed by the poker thriller Runner Runner, which took fourth thanks to an opening weekend haul of £764,886. Meanwhile, skipping to the bottom of the chart and Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University climbed five places to take tenth in its twelfth week of release here in the UK.

Number one this time last year: Looper

1. Prisoners – £1,365,527 weekend (New)
2. Rush – £987,549 weekend (3 weeks)
3. Blue Jasmine – £833,798 weekend (New)
4. Runner Runner – £764,886 weekend (New)
5. Insidious: Chapter 2 – £572,554 weekend (3 weeks)
6. About Time – £485,780 weekend (4 weeks)
7. White House Down – £441,591 weekend (3 weeks)
8. Justin and the Knights of Valour – £433,467 weekend (3 weeks)
9. Diana – £272,065 weekend (2 weeks)
10. Monsters University – £271,863 weekend (12 weeks)

Incoming…

After opening in Scotland this past weekend, the James McAvoy-headlined Filth (cert. 18) expands across the rest of the UK this Friday, while other new releases include Metallica: Through The Never (cert. 15), Sunshine On Leith (cert. PG), Thanks for Sharing (cert. 15), The To Do List (cert. 15), Emperor (cert. 12A), How I Live Now (cert. 15) and Rurouni Kenshin (cert. 15).

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