UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 30th January to Sunday 1st February 2015…
Disney’s animated Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6 finally made it to this side of the Pond this past weekend, with the film fending off the challenge of Kingsman: The Secret Service to take top spot with £4,293,286.
Matthew Vaughn’s spy caper Kingsman was forced to settle for second place despite pulling in £4,241,292, while Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice opened in ninth with £363,133, followed by the Met Opera’s latest live event Les Contes D’Hoffmann in tenth with £238,597.
Number one this time last year: The Wolf of Wall Street
1. Big Hero 6, £4,293,286 weekend (New)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service, £4,241,292 weekend (New)
3. American Sniper, £1,586,745 weekend; £9,335,482 total (3 weeks)
4. The Theory of Everything, £1,032,912 weekend; £16,643,178 total (5 weeks)
5. Taken 3, £801,562 weekend; £16,560,282 total (4 weeks)
6. Into the Woods, £734,370 weekend; £8,411,168 total (4 weeks)
7. Paddington, £442,869 weekend; £35,517,698 total (10 weeks)
8. Ex Machina, £410,327 weekend; £2,055,694 total (2 weeks)
9. Inherent Vice, £363,133 weekend (New)
10. Les Contes D’Hoffmann: Met Opera, £238,597 weekend (New)
The first weekend of February brings several new releases, including the Wachowskis’ Jupiter Ascending (cert. 12A) and controversial comedy The Interview (cert. 15) [read our review here], as well as Shaun the Sheep the Movie (cert. U), The Turning (cert. 15), Selma (cert. 12A) [read our review here], Still Life (cert. 12A), and Amour Fou (cert. 12A).