Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: October 2-4 2020

By robin askew, Wednesday Oct 7, 2020

1. Tenet £628,247 (£15,948,191, 6 weeks)

2. Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! £456,532 (new release)

3. After We Collided £390,298 (£3,198,469, 5 weeks)

4. Bill & Ted Face the Music £146,594 (£1,067997, 3 weeks)

5. The Elfkins £131,374 (new release)

6. Onward £127,122 (£7,456,771, 31 weeks)

7. On the Rocks £93,821 (new release)

8. David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet £92,052 (431,913, 2 weeks)

9. 100% Wolf £79,829 (£1,370,745, 10 weeks)

10. The New Mutants £60,797 (£1,585,689, 5 weeks)

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In what’s been a pretty shitty week for cinema, takings for the top five films rose by more than 11% over the rainy weekend. Now admittedly that’s from a pretty low base, but Christopher Nolan’s Tenet continues to do well in its sixth week at the top. It’s also now taken more than $300m globally. Trouble is, distributors are running scared, pulling all their other ‘tentpole’ releases and leaving a void that could make the over-hyped ‘death of cinema’ a self-fulfilling prophecy. Locally, this week’s industry announcements will have zero impact as neither the Broadmead Odeon nor the Cineworld in Hengrove Park reopened after lockdown. Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite! was the highest new entry, while Sofia Coppola’s streaming-bound On the Rocks became the clear winner among cinemagoing grown-ups who’ve already seen Tenet. Meanwhile, Covid-19 couldn’t defeat the UK’s oldest box office draw. The event cinema outing of Sir David Attenborough’s A Life on Our Planet is closing on half-a-million quid, with further encore screenings booked for this week. See our comprehensive film listings for details.


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