UK box Office Predictions February 7th – 9th: How Did We Do?
For yet another week we’ve nailed the top three films are the UK box office! Dolittle hit the top spot, with Birds of Prey flying in behind. 1917 continued it’s strong run in third, possibly because many people saw this as the favourite for Best Picture as the Oscars.
The biggest surprise was the exceptional performance of the actual Best Picture winner, Parasite, which debuted in fourth despite appearing on significantly fewer screens across the country.
Otherwise our predictions were fairly close to the weekend’s results.
Check out our past UK box office predictions.
What’s Happening At The UK Box Office This week?
It’s half term this weekend. We *hate* half term. Anything can happen and you often see wild fluctuations. Either everyone will go to the cinema, or no-one will! It often depends on the weather.
There are films aiming to capitalise on the school break, both Dolittle and Sonic the Hedgehog. So far, there hasn’t been any reviews for Sonic (and as you’ll have read last week, the reviews for Dolittle are diabolical). Because many parents will be familiar with Sonic, and because of the star appeal of Jim Carey, we think that Sonic will be the winner here.
So what is there to grab the attention of adults? Parasite is reaping the benefits of its Oscar win and will be showing on far more screens this weekend and Emma is hoping to capitalise on Valentines day romance by pitching itself as a perfect film for couples. Emma has also received positive reviews with the Independent saying that the film is a “decadent, fondant-swaddled delight”.
For those who haven’t noticed, there’s also been a bit of a name change. Birds Of Prey And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn has been retitled to the far simpler Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. We don’t see that change making much impact on the box office performance, however!
Weekend Box Office Predictions: Top 10 UK Films, February 14th – 16th
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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