UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 19th to Sunday 21st December 2014…
Despite competition from comedy sequels Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb and Dumber and Dumber To, it’s an unchanged top two at the UK box office heading into Christmas, with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies retaining top spot with a second weekend haul of £5.41 million, and Paddington holding firm in second place with £2.51 million in its fourth weekend.
Turning to the new releases and Night at the Museum: The Secret of the Tomb debuted in third place with £2,513,675, followed by Dumb and Dumber To in fourth place with £807,059. Meanwhile, the only other newcomer to crack the top ten was PK, with the Bollywood comedy earning £649,812 to claim seventh.
Number one this time last year: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – £5,409,312 weekend (2 weeks)
2. Paddington – £2,513,675 weekend (4 weeks)
3. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – £1,851,424 weekend (New)
4. Dumber and Dumber To – £807,059 weekend (New)
5. Penguins of Madagascar – £723,939 weekend (3 weeks)
6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – £673,220 weekend (5 weeks)
7. PK – £649,812 weekend (New)
8. Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! – £443,173 weekend (6 weeks)
9. The Imitation Game – £370,324 weekend (6 weeks)
10. Get Santa – £366,310 weekend (3 weeks)
Boxing Day brings us several new releases in the remake of Annie (cert. PG), Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings (cert. 12A) [read our review here], Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (cert. 15) [read our review here], and Tim Burton’s Big Eyes (cert. 12A). Listen to our interview with Burton and Christoph Waltz here…