Disney’s “See How They Run” topped the UK and Ireland box office for the second weekend in a row, with £984,779 ($1.1 million), per track released by Comscore. The film now has a total of £2.8 million.
On the seventh weekend of Sony’s “Bullet Train”, starring Brad Pitt, second place raised £325,252 for a total of £10.3 million.
In third place with £321,746 was Universal’s “Minions: The Rise Of Gru”, which now has a total of £45.1 million after 12 weekends.
Paramount’s Tom Cruise vehicle “Top Gun: Maverick” stormed back into the top five with £320,963 in fourth. With a total of £82.6 million after 17 weekends, the film is the top grossing film of 2022 in the area and eighth on the all time chart behind “Avengers: Endgame” (£88.7 million).
The top five was rounded out with Warner Bros.’ “DC League Of Super-Pets”, which raised £307,920 in its eighth weekend for a total of £14.8 million.
The only hit debut of the week was Universal’s David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream”, which bowed at number 10 with £181,467.
Universal’s “Ticket to Paradise”, starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts, released on Tuesday, September 20, after being postponed as a mark of respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s mourning period, with UK cinemas remaining closed on Mondays, except for the ones who screen her funeral for free.
This weekend’s big release is Olivia Wilde’s “Don’t Worry Darling,” starring Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine, which sparked controversy when it premiered at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. Warner Bros. distributes it widely in more than 300 locations.
Sony releases the highly anticipated anime movie “Mobile Suit Gundam: Cucuruz Doan’s Island”, while Republic Film opens Lena Dunham’s Toronto title “Catherine Called Birdy”.
New Wave opens Korean author Hong Sang-soo’s critically acclaimed “In Front of Your Face” and Blue Finch Film Releasing releases Antonia Campbell-Hughes’ SXSW winner “It Is in Us All.”
The Bollywood release of the week is “Chup”, featuring Sunny Deol, Dulquer Salman, Shreya Dhanwanthary and Pooja Bhatt from Moviegoers Entertainment.
Disney is releasing James Cameron’s “Avatar” ahead of the December arc for the “Avatar: The Way of Water” sequel.