UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 16th August to Sunday 18th August 2015…
Adam Sandler’s sci-fi comedy Pixels topped the UK box office chart with £2,660,772 from its opening “weekend”, which happens to include four days of previews, which accounted for £1.33 million of that figure.
If it wasn’t for previews, Pixels would have opened in fourth behind Inside Out, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and fellow new release The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which earned £1,448,298 from its own opening weekend.
Two other newcomers managed to crack the top ten, with the Judd Apatow / Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck opening in fifth with £931,981, followed by Simon Pegg comedy Absolutely Anything in ninth with £487,147.
Number one this time last year: Lucy
1. Pixels, £2,660,772 weekend (New)
2. Inside Out, £1,912,671 weekend; £27,414,119 total (4 weeks)
3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, £1,585,062 weekend; £14,773,294 total (3 weeks)
4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., £1,448,298 weekend (New)
5. Trainwreck, £931,981 weekend (New)
6. Fantastic Four, £701,406 weekend; £4,836,085 total (2 weeks)
7. Southpaw, £625,828 weekend; £7,033,990 total (4 weeks)
8. Minions, £581,573 weekend; £43,237,367 total (8 weeks)
9. Absolutely Anything, £487,147 weekend (New)
10. The Gift, £330,679 weekend; £1,449,135 total (2 weeks)
This Monday has already seen the release fo the YA romance Paper Towns (cert. 12A), while Friday’s newcomers include Vacation (cert. 15), Sinister 2 (cert. 18), Pressure (cert. TBC), Escobar: Paradise Lost (cert. TBC), Gemma Bovery (cert, 15), Strange Magic (cert. U) and The Bad Education Movie (cert. 15).