Universal’s ‘Ticket to Paradise,’ starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney, and Warner Bros.’ “Don’t worry, Darling”, which featured Florence Pugh, Harry Styles and Chris Pine, were in a close battle at the box office in the UK and Ireland, with the former narrowly winning.
“Ticket to Paradise” collected £2.8 million ($3.03 million) to top the box office, pushing “Don’t Worry Darling”, which took £2.7 million ($2.99 million) to second place released, according to figures released by Comscore.
Disney’s “Avatar” reissue came in third with £1.2 million. After two weeks at the top of the box office, Disney’s “See How They Run” dropped to fourth place on its third weekend with £473,222 for a total of £3.6 million.
Rounding out the top five was Universal’s David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream”, which raised £375,399 for a total of £676,185 on its second weekend.
Paramount’s Tom Cruise vehicle “Top Gun: Maverick” placed 10th with £139,461 in its 18th weekend for a total of £82.8 million, comfortably the highest-grossing film of the year in the area to date.
The Halloween release is horror “Smile,” which Paramount opens mid-week on September 28, spanning some 300 locations.
On September 30, Universal will offer a 300-location wide release for “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” starring Lesley Manville, Isabelle Huppert and Lucas Bravo.
AppleTV+ has a limited theatrical release of Peter Farrelly’s “The Greatest Beer Run Ever,” starring Zac Efron, Russell Crowe and Bill Murray, while Curzon opens Peter Strickland’s Berlin star “Flux Gourmet.”
Vertigo Releasing opens Finnish coming-of-age movie “Girls Girls Girls” and Studio Soho Distribution bends lockdown drama “A Bird Flew In”. Anime Ltd releases Bucheon winning and Venice nominated anime “Inu-oh”.