UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 18th September to Sunday 20th September 2015…
Director Baltasar Kormakur’s star-studded survival thriller Everest has topped the UK box office chart in its opening weekend, with the film pulling in £3,160,154 to dethrone the Tom Hardy-headlined gangster biopic Legend.
Three other newcomers managed to sneak in towards the foot of the chart, with A Walk in the Woods pulling in £252.175 in eighth, followed by the live concert The Battle of Britain at 75 in ninth with £225,942 and historical comedy adventure Bill in tenth with £221,807.
Number one this time last year: The Boxtrolls
1. Everest, £3,160,154 weekend (New)
2. Legend, £2,446,860 weekend; £9,972,511 total (2 weeks)
3. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, £1,510,494 weekend; £5,186,272 total (2 weeks)
4. The Visit, £485,117 weekend; £1,994,800 total (2 weeks)
5. Inside Out, £437,014 weekend; £37,367,368 total (9 weeks)
6. Straight Outta Compton, £298,142 weekend; £7,727,996 total (4 weeks)
7. Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, £281,600 weekend; £5,872,145 total (17 weeks)
8. A Walk in the Woods, £252,175 weekend (New)
9. The Battle of Britain at 75, £225,942 weekend (New)
10. Bill, £221,807 weekend (New)
Friday’s newcomers include the thriller Solace (cert. 15) starring Colin Farrell, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Anthony Hopkins, along with comedy drama Miss You Already (cert. 12A), indie comedy Just Jim (cert. 15), Anton Corbijn’s Life (cert. 15), sports drama McFarland (cert. PG), rom-con Lessons in Love (cert. TBC), sci-fi thriller Narcopolis (cert. 15), drama Mia Madre (cert. 15), music documentary Arcade Fire: The Reflektor Tapes (cert. U) and 99 Homes (cert. 15) starring Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon.