UK Box Office Predictions: The War To End Star Wars

UK box office predictions January 3rd – 5th: How did we do?

It wasn’t a great start to the year for our predictions! We called the top two spots correct, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Jumanji: The Next Level, but basically got nothing else right (except for Spies in Disguise in eighth).

Where did we go wrong? Blame Guy Ritchie. The Gentlemen has got off to a brilliant start, so good that it almost stole the second spot from Jumanji: The Next Level. This pushed our predictions slightly out for both Little Women and JoJo Rabbit.

Under-performers include Playing With Fire, which dropped to ninth and Knives Out, which slipped out of the top ten charts altogether to eleventh.

Check out our past UK box office predictions.

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

The biggest release, which we expect to take the top spot after it’s Golden Globes win, is 1917. It’s had some absolutely stellar reviews. One of which came from Empire, which said: “Although 1917’s filmmaking very much brings attention to itself, it’s an astonishing piece of filmmaking, portraying war with enormous panache.”

The only other release to keep an eye on is Seberg, but as it’s opening on only 100ish screens we can’t see this breaking into the top five. Especially not when you read the reviews! The Metro said: that “Stewart’s magnetism can’t compensate for the script’s sketchiness.”

One final thing, The Gentlemen actually made less money than Little Women over the weekend; The Gentlemen only took a higher slot in the charts because of the pre-weekend previews. As a result we expect Little Women to switch back in front.

Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, January 10th – 12th

1. 1917
2. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
3. Jumanji: The Next Level
4. Little Women
5. The Gentlemen
6. JoJo Rabbit
7. Frozen II
8. Spies In Disguise
9. Seberg
10. Cats

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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