UK box office predictions w/c 10th Mar: How did we do?
We’ll be honest, trying to predict last week’s top ten was a nightmare as screenings for all other films were seriously reduced to favour the huge appetite for Captain Marvel. That said, we nailed our predictions last week by correctly calling the top seven films at the UK box office. Excelsior!
Mark Kermode may have said that Captain Marvel wasn’t much more than “fine” and that some jokes were “over laboured”, but it seems that UK audiences have disagreed and have been lapping up the Marvel magic in droves (for the record, we loved it!). The Guardian has gone as far to say that Captain Marvel’s huge success “comes to the rescue of the UK box office”.
Outside of the top seven, we went slightly wrong as it’s looking like The Kid Who Would Be King has longer legs than we originally thought. Despite a poor start, it’s held its position in the top ten better than Alita: Battle Angel (which may now be on its way out of UK cinemas as it suffered quite a big drop in punters!).
You can read our full UK box office predictions for last week here.
What’s happening at the UK Box Office this week?
The biggest two releases at the UK box office this weekend are What Men Want What Men Want and Fisherman’s Friends. For our predictions, we’re giving both the benefit of the doubt and assuming that they’ll be relative successes, but there’s a real chance that both could underperform as they’re surrounded by unusually strong competition.
Regardless, there’s no doubt that Captain Marvel will continue to fill cinema screens across the UK. It made nearly £13 million over the weekend, which isn’t quite as high as 2018’s Black Panther’s £17.7 million debut but it’s still excellent when you bear in mind that there wasn’t advanced previews for Captain Marvel as it opened on a Friday to coincide with International Women’s Day (Black Panther previewed from a Tuesday).
Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, 15-17 March
1. Captain Marvel
2. What Men Want
3. Fighting with My Family
4. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
5. Fisherman’s Friends
6. Instant Family
7. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
8. Green Book
9. The Aftermath
10. The Kid Who Would Be King
A Quick Note On Our UK Box Office Predictions…
These UK box office predictions are complete guesses from the Fantasy Film League team! We have no insider studio connections and we base our predictions on cinema screening estimates and data from past film performances.
Don’t forget these are the UK predictions and we use the US Top Ten as well for our Fantasy Film League game. While they can be similar there are always differences!
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