Gravity leads an unchanged top three at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 15th to Sunday 17th November 2013…

After a solid opening last weekend, Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity retained top spot at the UK box office, pulling in another £4.84 million to lead an unchanged top three of Thor: The Dark World in second and Philomena in third. The George Clooney / Sandra Bullock space-set thriller has now amassed £14.7 million in just eleven days and is enjoying spectacular 3D returns, accounting for 90% of its takings over the weekend.

Elsewhere, Ridley Scott’s The Counselor was the highest new entry of the weekend with £815,051 in fourth, followed by another new release, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which earned £794,044 to take fourth. The only other new arrival to crack the top ten was the Bollywood effort Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela in tenth with £348,574, leaving Don Jon and Dom Hemingway to settle for eleventh and twelfth respectively.

Number one this time last year: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

1. Gravity – £4,838,152 weekend (2 weeks)
2. Thor: The Dark World – £1,782,854 weekend (3 weeks)
3. Philomena – £1,006,356 weekend (3 weeks)
4. The Counselor – £815,051 weekend (New)
5. The Butler – £794,044 weekend (New)
6. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - £740,029 weekend (4 weeks)
7. Captain Phillips – £682,571 weekend (4 weeks)
8. Turbo – £429,116 weekend (5 weeks)
9. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £382,236 weekend (4 weeks)
10. Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela – £348,574 weekend (New)

Incoming…

The big release this week is of course The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (cert. 12A), which opens here in the UK tomorrow [read our review here], while Friday brings a number of newcomers including Computer Chess (cert. 15), The Family (cert. 15), Vendetta (cert. 18), Parkland (cert. 15) and Blue Is the Warmest Color (cert. 18).