UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December 2014…
Paddington made it two weeks in a row at the top of the UK box office, with the live-action / CG hybrid pulling in £3.84 million in its second weekend.
The highest new entry of the weekend was DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar spin-off Penguins of Madagascar, which debuted with £1,575,949.
British festive comedy Get Santa opened in seventh place with £576,722, followed by St. Vincent in ninth with £389,136, and the Jude Law-headlined submarine thriller Black Sea in tenth with £246,309.
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Number one this time last year: Frozen
1. Paddington – £3,837,885 weekend (2 weeks)
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – £2,249,045 weekend (3 weeks)
3. Penguins of Madagascar – £1,575,949 weekend (New)
4. The Imitation Game – £874,620 weekend (4 weeks)
5. Horrible Bosses 2 – £642,627 weekend (2 weeks)
6. Interstellar – £610,289 weekend (5 weeks)
7. Get Santa – £576,722 weekend (New)
8. Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?! – £453,261 weekend (4 weeks)
9. St. Vincent – £389,136 weekend (New)
10. Black Sea – £246,309 weekend (New)
Peter Jackson takes us back to Middle-earth for the final time this Friday with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (cert. 12A), while other newcomers include Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (cert. U), Face of Love (cert. 12A), The Snow Queen: Magic of the Mirror (cert. U) and We Still Kill The Old Way (cert. 18).