UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 28th to Sunday 30th November 2014…
After just one week atop the UK chart, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 has been pushed down into second place, with new release Paddington taking top spot with a solid £5,125,519 opening weekend.
Despite being knocked from first place, Mockingjay – Part 1 has amassed £21.25 million in just 11 days, putting it virtually on par with the previous instalment The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at the same stage of release.
Two other new released managed to crack the top ten, with comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 earning £1,257,808 in fourth place, and documentary Hockney debuting in eighth with £161,163. Meanwhile, almost a year after its original release, Frozen re-entered the chart, pulling in £177,859 from its holiday reissue.
Number one this time last year: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
1. Paddington, £5,125,519 weekend (New)
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, £4,908,192 weekend; £21,247,573 total (2 weeks)
3. The Imitation Game, £1,416,229 weekend; £9,478,313 total (3 weeks)
4. Horrible Bosses 2, £1,257,808 weekend (New)
5. Interstellar, £1,157,875 weekend; £18,001,495 total (4 weeks)
6. Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!, £795,078 weekend; £4,652,720 total (3 weeks)
7. Frozen, £177,859 weekend; £40,960,083 total (Reissue)
8. Hockney, £161,163 weekend (New)
9. Mr. Turner, £135,234 weekend; £5,981,481 total (4 weeks)
10. The Drop, £102,694 weekend; £1,518,000 total (3 weeks)
This week sees the release of animated spin-off Penguins of Madagascar (cert. U), comedy St. Vincent (cert. 15) [read our review here], submarine thriller Black Sea (cert. 15), comedy drama Men, Women & Children (cert. 15), festive family comedy Get Santa (cert. U), horror The Pyramid (cert. 15) and Brit comedy Hello Carter (cert. 15).