Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: August 16-18 2019

By robin askew, Thursday Aug 22, 2019

1. Once upon a Time in Hollywood £7,544,445 (new release)

2. The Lion King £2,486,795 (£65,977,991, 5 weeks)

3. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw £1,435,377 (£16,259,367, 3 weeks)

4. Dora and the Lost City of Gold £1,165,865 (new release)

5. Toy Story 4 £1,023,453 (£61,239,938, 9 weeks)

6. Good Boys £844,169 (new release)

7. Blinded by the Light £422,799 (£2,019,537, 2 weeks)

8. The Angry Birds Movie 2 £415,614 (£3,456,735, 3 weeks)

9. Spider-Man: Far From Home £386,817 (£35,535,758, 7 weeks)

10. Secret Cinema: Casino Royale £345,761 (£5,609,175, 10 weeks)

Chart copyright Comscore

That’s a career-best opening for Quentin Tarantino – and indeed for Brad Pitt – as Once upon a Time in Hollywood blasts away all those summer kidflicks and rockets to the top of the chart. This is a hugely impressive result for a number of reasons. The film’s 161 minute length means cinemas are limited in the number of screenings they can cram into a single day. And the 18 certificate excludes unfortunate members of the spotty adolescent community who are unable to pass themselves off as adults. The Lion King is still doing a roaring trade (sorry), as is Toy Story 4. Both films sailed past the £60m mark at the weekend, with the former overtaking Mama Mia! Here We Go Again to grab 14th place in the UK all-time top 20. Dora and the Lost City of Gold was second-highest charting new release, proving a rare exception to those rival family films that have been stiffing at the box office all summer – Uglydolls being the latest example. This one opened on even less than last week’s Playmobil and failed to chart.


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