Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: July 31-August 2 2020

By robin askew, Wednesday Aug 5, 2020

1. Unhinged £175,263 (new release)

2. Onward £58,951 (£5,663,247, 22 weeks)

3. 100% Wolf £33,130 (new release)

4. Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary £31,137 (£7,398,535, 1217 weeks)

5. The Vigil £30,302 (new release)

6. Proxima £30,051 (new release)

7. Dreambuilders £24,576 (£97,950, 3 weeks)

8. The Dark Knight £24,075 (£48,975,798, 628 weeks)

9. Jurassic Park Reissue £22,987 (£61,842, 5 weeks)

10. Trolls World Tour £21,071 (£239,239, 17 weeks)

Chart copyright Comscore

It’s the first post-lockdown hit! Yep, Russell Crowe thriller Unhinged has become the first film since March to take more than £100,000 over its opening weekend as the slow, tentative return to cinemas continues. The number crunchers calculate that this represents a 263% increase on takings for last weekend’s number one title (Pixar’s Onward). Sure, under normal circumstances Unhinged might have been expected to take at least 10 times its haul of £175,263. But many cinemas remain closed and at least the trend is now decisively upwards. There were three other new releases in this week’s top ten, with kiddie animation 100% Wolf just beating space drama Proxima and demonic possession horror The Vigil.

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