Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: February 7-9 2020

By Robin Askew , Wednesday Feb 12, 2020

1. Dolittle £5,085520 (new release)

2. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn £2,833,297 (new release)

3. 1917 £2,271,528 (£35,888,252, 5 weeks)

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4. Parasite £1,397,387 (new release)

5. Bad Boys For Life £1,000,628 (£13,098,674, 4 weeks)

6. The Personal History of David Copperfield £530,339 (£5,089,472, 3 weeks)

7. Kinky Boots – The Musical £503,256 (new release)

8. Jumanji: The Next Level £391,310 (£34,830,746, 9 weeks)

9. The Gentlemen £351,323 (£11,057,892, 6 weeks)

10. Little Women £305,033 (£20,800,556, 7 weeks)

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It might have opened in fourth place, but Parasite is this week’s big headline-grabber – just as it was at the Oscars. Most subtitled foreign language films struggle to take £1m in total at the UK box office. Bong Joon-ho’s great social satire achieved more than this over its opening weekend, almost beating the record set by Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto back in 2007. Its whopping screen average of £7,895 means that almost every available seat was filled. Little wonder cinemas have been scrabbling to arrange additional screenings after that well-deserved Oscar win. Locally, you can now see the film at the Vue Cribbs Causeway, Showcase Cienma de Lux and the Cineworld in Hengrove from Friday. Check our comprehensive film listings for screening times. There were some other films released at the weekend too. The latest Dolittle topped the chart, thanks in part to heaps of preview screenings. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn looks like becoming a flop for DC. The dreadful Suicide Squad, which saw Margot Robbie make her debut as Harley Quinn, opened with £11.3m, which makes Birds of Prey‘s £2.8m seem comparatively pitiful.

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