UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 5th June to Sunday 7th June 2015…
Melissa McCarthy’s latest collaboration with director Paul Feig, the action comedy Spy, has topped the UK box office chart in its opening weekend, with the film earning £2,557,824, including £198k in previews. That’s pretty much on par with 2013’s The Heat, which debuted with £2.5 million, but less than the £3.44 million opening for Bridesmaids back in 2001.
Elsewhere in the chart, horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3 pulled in £1,440,299 to take third place (matching the opening of the first movie but half that of Chapter 2’s £2.88 million debut), while Secret Cinema’s screenings of The Empire Strikes Back earned £304,115 to claim eighth, followed by Bollywood comedy-drama Dil Dhadakne Do with £212,719 in ninth.
Number one this time last year: 22 Jump Street
1. Spy, £2,557,824 weekend (New)
2. San Andreas, £1,794,747 weekend; £8,334,562 total (2 weeks)
3. Insidious: Chapter 3, £1,440,299 weekend (New)
4. Mad Max: Fury Road, £804,148 weekend; £15,573,726 total (4 weeks)
5. Pitch Perfect 2, £749,903 weekend; £16,084,082 total (4 weeks)
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron, £341,491 weekend; £47,795,614 total (7 weeks)
7. Tomorrowland, £310,941 weekend; £4,758,221 total (3 weeks)
8. Secret Cinema – Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, £304,115 weekend (New)
9. Dil Dhadakne Do, £212,719 weekend (New)
10. Man Up, £141,170 weekend; £1,017,461 total (2 weeks)
This Thursday sees the release of Universal’s hotly-anticipated Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World, while other newcomers on Friday include London Road starring Olivia Colman and Tom Hardy and British crime thriller Age of Kill, as well as reissues for Tod Browning’s Freaks and John Huston’s The Misfits, starring Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable and Montgomery Clift.