UK box office predictions: What happened last week?
We took a couple of weeks off over the Christmas period, stuffing ourselves with turkey and cranberry flavoured popcorn. There wasn’t much to ‘predict’ regardless, as any scruffy looking nerf herder would have been able to tell you that Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was always going to come out on top.
Last week we also saw a strong performance from Little Women, debuting in third with £3.5m and weaker performances from both Spies in Disguise with £1,5M and Playing With Fire with £762K.
Check out our past UK box office predictions.
What’s happening at the UK Box Office this week?
There are two films opening on over 300 screens in the UK this weekend, JoJo Rabbit and The Gentlemen. Neither are likely to knock Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker from it’s place at the top of the box office. In fact, we don’t think either are likely to appear in the top three as both Jumanji: The Next Level and Little Women are performing so well.
Reviews for both films have been mixed. When reviewing The Gentleman, Empire said: “What it lacks in freshness and depth, The Gentlemen certainly makes up for in cartoon-y bluster and fun details.” The I Newspaper summed up the reactions to JoJo Rabbit by saying that “For some, his (Waititi’s) anti-hate satire will be funny, inventive and hopeful; for others, it will be too cartoonish for its subject matter.”
Of the two, we think that JoJo Rabbit will squeak above The Gentlemen as it seems to be appearing on more screens over the weekend and Taika Waititi has built a strong fan following, coming off of the successes of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok.
Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, January 3rd – 5th
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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