UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 7th August to Sunday 9th August 2015…
It may have failed to dethrone Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in the States, but 20th Century Fox’s Fantastic Four has had a modicum of good new here in the UK, with the reboot shaking off bad reviews to claim top spot with an opening weekend of £2,686,176.
Despite taking first place, the film failed to match its predecessors, with 2005’s Fantastic Four opening with £3.5 million, and 2007’s Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer debuting to £4.1 million.
In addition to Fantastic Four, Joel Edgerton’s directorial debut The Gift also cracked the top ten, opening in fifth place with £584,552, while documentary Amy reentered the chart in its sixth week on its way to becoming the highest-grossing British documentary of all time.
Number one this time last year: The Inbetweeners 2
1. Fantastic Four – £2,686,176 weekend (New)
2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – £2,408,562 weekend (2 weeks)
3. Inside Out – £1,957,627 weekend (3 weeks)
4. Southpaw – £793,255 weekend (3 weeks)
5. The Gift – £584,552 weekend (New)
6. Ant-Man – £565,319 weekend (4 weeks)
7. Minions – £516,174 weekend (7 weeks)
8. Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – £261,750 weekend (10 weeks)
9. Jurassic World – £178,441 weekend (9 weeks)
10. Amy – £85,725 weekend (6 weeks)
Opening on Wednesday is the Adam Sandler sci-fi comedy Pixels [read our review here], while Friday’s newcomers include Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck [read our review here], Guy Ritchie’s spy caper The Man from U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer, Terry Jones’ Absolutely Anything, and documentary Precinct Seven Five (cert. 15).