UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 11th September to Sunday 13th September 2015…
It was all change at the top of the UK box office this past weekend with three newcomers occupying the top spots in the chart, led by the Tom Hardy-headlined Legend, whcih pulled in an impressive £5,189,074 (including £1.49 million in previews) to take first place.
YA sequel Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials claimed second with £2,799,428 (including £349,000) of previews – a slight improvement over its predecessor, which opened with £2.04 million back in October of last year. Meanwhile, M. Night Shyamalan’s The Visit debuted in third with £1,031,292, while Woody Allen’s Irrational Man scraped into the chart in tenth with £197,188.
Number one this time last year: The Boxtrolls
1. Legend, £5,189,074 weekend (New)
2. Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, £2,799,428 weekend (New)
3. The Visit, £1,031,292 weekend (New)
4. Straight Outta Compton, £630,325 weekend; £7,104,517 total (3 weeks)
5. Inside Out, £630,638 weekend; £36,811,931 total (8 weeks)
6. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, £302,316 weekend; £20,603,010 total (7 weeks)
7. Pixels, £272,539 weekend; £7,915,075 total (5 weeks)
8. No Escape, £254,383 weekend; £1,215,046 total (2 weeks)
9. Secret Cinema presents Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back, £254,125 weekend;£5,510,405 total (16 weeks)
10. Irrational Man, £197,188 weekend (New)
This week’s new releases include the star-studded survival thriller Everest (cert. 12A), historical comedy adventure Bill (cert. PG), sci-fi Infini (cert. 15), supernatural horror The Messenger (cert. 15), psychological thriller Dartmoor Killing (cert. 15), comedy drama The D-Train (cert. 15) and A Walk in the Woods (cert. 15) starring Nick Nolte and Robert Redford.