UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 11th – Sunday 13th October 2013…
Despite falling short of seven figures, Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners has made it three weeks in a row at the top of the UK chart, with the Hugh Jackman / Jake Gyllenhaal thriller taking the honour and leading a rather poor weekend for UK cinemas with a haul of £969k. Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine climbed to second and third respectively, while Filth and Rush rounded out the top five.
In sixth was the highest new entry of the week with the Benedict Cumberbatch-headlined WikiLeaks drama The Fifth Estate claiming fifth with a rather disappointing £502,495, followed by another newcomers, Le Week-End, which took sixth with £324,888. However, both performed better than two other new releases, with both Machete Kills and Romeo and Juliet failing to secure a spot in the top ten.
Number one this time last year: Taken 2
1. Prisoners – £968,990 weekend; £5,035,660 total (3 weeks)
2. Sunshine on Leith – £732,296 weekend; £2,165,216 total (2 weeks)
3. Blue Jasmine – £642,241 weekend; £3,333,633 total (3 weeks)
4. Filth – £638,856 weekend; £2,532,897 total (2 weeks)
5. Rush – £531,945 weekend; £8,892,873 total (5 weeks)
6. The Fifth Estate – £502,495 weekend (New)
7. Le Week-End – £324,888 weekend (New)
8. Runner Runner – £279,339 weekend; £2,385,186 total (3 weeks)
9. Justin and the Knights of Valour – £191,556 weekend; £2,695,856 total (5 weeks)
10. White House Down – £189,586 weekend; £4,175,310 total (5 weeks)
We’ve already had one new release this week, with the anthology horror sequel V/H/S/2 (cert. 18) opening in UK cinemas on Monday [read our review here], while Friday’s newcomers include the Paul Greengrass / Tom Hanks thriller Captain Phillips (cert. 12A) [read our review here], Sylvester Stallone / Arnold Schwarzenegger team-up Escape Plan (cert. 15), indie dramedy Prince Avalanche (cert. 15) [read our review here], comedy Enough Said (cert. 12A) [read our review here] and Japanese drama Like Father, Like Son (cert. PG) [read our review here].