UK box office predictions January 17th – 19th: How did we do?
Six out of ten of our predictions were right last week with 1917, Bad Boys For Life and Little Women taking the top three spots as expected.
The biggest upset was Bombshell debuting in seventh when we’d predicted fourth. This will likely be seen as a disappointment for distributors Lionsgate but it seems that the lack of award nods and average reviews has killed interest in the biographical drama.
Check out our past UK box office predictions.
What’s happening at the UK Box Office this week?
There are four films coming out this weekend that could potentially make an impact. The Personal History of David Copperfield, The Grudge, Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue and The Turning.
We can’t see any of the new films breaking into the top two spots this weekend, and they may even struggle to knock Little Women down from third as it’s been holding so well.
So do the reviews give us any clues? Well, reviews are pretty irrelevant for Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue because the target audience probably hasn’t learned to read yet.
UK reviews for The Grudge aren’t out yet, but Firstpost said that the film “is a perfect example of why some franchises, which died a long time ago, should not be revived”. It could be a bad week for horror as there hasn’t been any preview screenings or reviews for The Turning yet (which we’re taking as a bad sign!).
The Personal History of David Copperfield has received considerably stronger reviews with Empire saying that it’s a “breezy, brilliant treat”.
Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, January 24th – 25th
2. Bad Boys For Life
3. Little Women
4. Paw Patrol: Ready Race Rescue
5. The Personal History of David Copperfield
6. The Grudge
7. The Gentlemen
8. Jumanji: The Next Level
9. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
10. JoJo Rabbit
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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