UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 18th December to Sunday 20th December 2015…
This won’t really come as much of a surprise, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered a host of records at the UK box office.
Debuting on Thursday, the film pulled in the biggest ever opening day with £9.68m, biggest ever midnight opening (£2.4m) biggest ever Saturday (£8.71m), biggest ever Sunday (£8.58m), biggest ever three-day weekend (£24.33m), biggest ever four-day weekend (£34.01m), biggest ever UK IMAX opening (£3.4m) and biggest ever market share with 83% of all tickets sold.
Elsewhere in the chart, the Tina Fey / Amy Poehler comedy Sisters debuted in second place with £1,215,368, although that includes £734,000 from six days of previews. A couple of Bollywood releases also cracked the top ten with Dilwale claiming fourth place with £727,512 and Bajirao Mastani taking seventh with £297,573. Meanwhile, It’s a Wonderful Life also sneaked into the chart in tenth place with its annual re-release earning £96,893.
Number one this time last year: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, £34.01m weekend (New)
2. Sisters, £1,215,368, weekend (New)
3. The Good Dinosaur, £890,350 weekend; £8,087,040 total (4 weeks)
4. Dilwale, £727,512 weekend (New)
5. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, £525,727 weekend; £26,671,519 total (5 weeks)
6. Spectre, £297,803 weekend; £92,798,732 total (8 weeks)
7. Bajirao Mastani, £297,573 weekend (New)
8. Christmas with the Coopers, £258,162 weekend; £1,953,180 total (3 weeks)
9. Bridge of Spies, £212,169 weekend; £6,144,463 total (4 weeks)
10. It’s a Wonderful Life, £96,893 weekend (New)