UK Box Office Predictions: Is It Doctor Sleep’s Time To Shine?

UK box office predictions w/c 21st October: How did we do?

Against our expectations, Joker stayed top of the UK cinema charts. Terminator: Dark Fate failed to make an impact on the UK Box Office appearing second with a modest £2.8m debut, which must surely be a terminal blow for the ageing and now overly-complicated franchise.

Otherwise, Countdown did slightly better than our predictions (but not by much, debuting in eight instead of ninth) and Zombieland: Double Tap and Gemini Man did worse slipping to seventh and tenth respectively.

Check out our past UK box office predictions.

What’s happening at the UK Box Office this week?

It’s Halloween weekend, which could give films with spooky, horrific or fantastical themes a boost, including Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, the Addams Family, Zombieland: Double Tap, Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon and Countdown.

Joining the fray is Shining-sequel Doctor Sleep, which is the only major film to be released this weekend. Reviews have been reasonably positive for the Kubrick follow-up with NME saying that the “trauma-fuelled sequel brings fresh scares to ‘The Shining’ story’.

Regardless, there’s a chance that Ken Loach’s new drama Sorry We Missed You has every chance of entering the top ten, being released on over 100 screens to strong reviews. Empire described the film as an ‘important and timely watch’.

Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, November 1st – 3rd

1. Doctor Sleep
2. Joker
3. Terminator: Dark Fate
4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
5. The Addams Family
6. Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
7. Abominable
8. Zombieland: Double Tap
9. Sorry We Missed You
10. Gemini Man

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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