UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 6th February to Sunday 8th February 2015…
Despite four new entries cracking the top ten this week, Disney’s Big Hero 6 and Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service held firm in first and second place this past weekend, with Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep Movie putting up the most competition, the animated feature debuting in third with £2,095,061.
The Wachowskis’ critically-mauled sci-fi Jupiter Ascending took fourth place with an opening weekend of £1,349,938, which was up on the filmmaking siblings’ previous efforts Speed Racer (£362,000) and Cloud Atlas (£544,725), while Selma pulled in £792,365 in sixth and The Interview managed just £283,811 in tenth.
Number one this time last year: Mr. Peabody & Sherman
1. Big Hero 6, £2,540,116 from 513 sites. Total: £7,476,518 total (2 weeks)
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service, £2,190,090 weekend; £8,245,752 total (2 weeks)
3. Shaun the Sheep Movie, £2,095,061 weekend (New)
4. Jupiter Ascending, £1,349,938 weekend (New)
5. American Sniper, £980,434 weekend; £11,084,808 total (4 weeks)
6. Selma, £792,365 weekend (New)
7. The Theory of Everything, £626,335 weekend; £17,866,928 total (6 weeks)
8. Into the Woods, £326,355 weekend; £8,912,600 total (5 weeks)
9. Taken 3, £323,346 weekend; £17,180,518 total (5 weeks)
10. The Interview, £283,811 weekend (New)
This Friday sees the hotly-anticipated release of Fifty Shades of Grey (cert. 18), which is sure to top the chart when the dust settles on the weekend, while the rest of the newcomers include Love Is Strange (cert. 15), Snow In Paradise (cert. 18), Two Night Stand (cert. 15) and Coherence (cert. 15) [read our review here].