UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 4th December to Sunday 6th December 2015…
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 made it three weeks in a row at the top of the UK box office this past week, leading an unchanged top four with a third weekend haul of £2,240,723 to push its UK gross beyond £23 million.
Three newcomers managed to crack the top ten, with the festive comedy Christmas with the Coopers debuting in fifth place with £683,217, followed by Victor Frankenstein in eighth with £431,125 and Krampus in ninth with £412,713.
Meanwhile, Spectre has become the first film since Skyfall to cross £90 million here in the UK, with the film closing in on Avatar’s haul of £94 million, which would make it the second-highest grossing movie on these shores. For a couple of weeks at least, until Star Wars: The Force Awakens overtakes it…
Number one this time last year: Paddington
1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, £2,240,723 weekend; £23,321,491 total (3 weeks)
2. The Good Dinosaur, £1,701,333 weekend; £5,124,823 total (2 weeks)
3. Spectre, £1,241,619 weekend; £90,634,770 total (6 weeks)
4. Bridge of Spies, £1,084,468 weekend; £3,891,395 total (2 weeks)
5. Christmas With the Coopers, £683,217 from 372 sites (new)
6. Black Mass, £475,400 weekend; £2,382,913 total (2 weeks)
7. The Lady in the Van, £470,763 weekend; £10,450,946 total (4 weeks)
8. Victor Frankenstein, £431,125 from 419 sites (new)
9. Krampus, £412,713 from 324 sites (new)
10. Carol, £345,950 weekend; £1,262,722 total (2 weeks)
With Star Wars: The Force Awakens just a week away, it’s pretty quiet in terms of newcomers this week, although Friday does bring the Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt romantic drama By the Sea, while other new releases include Grandma, Hector, Swung, The Forbidden Room and Rise of the Footsoldier Part II.