Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: October 25-27 2019

By robin askew, Wednesday Oct 30, 2019

1. Joker £3,464,683 (£46,738,368, 4 weeks)

2. Terminator: Dark Fate £2,864,941 (new release)

3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil £2,159,307 (£7,564,005, 2 weeks)

4. The Addams Family £2,117,740 (new release)

5. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon £1,052,238 (£3,346,248, 2 weeks)

6. Abominable £759,082 (£5,317,261, 3 weeks)

7. Zombieland: Double Tap £672,637 (£2,625,041, 2 weeks)

8. Countdown £390,873 (new release)

9. Bigil £375,089 (new release)

10. Gemini Man £319,452 (£3,991,316, 3 weeks)

Chart copyright Comscore

Are punters finally tiring of those leathery old warhorses? A few weeks ago, Sly Stallone’s latest Rambo movie slipped in and out of cinemas without anyone expressing much interest. This week it was the turn of Arnie’s Terminator. Despite all that PR hoopla about the return of Linda Hamilton and Dark Fate being a direct sequel to the first Terminator flick, it wound up with the lowest grossing opening weekend of any film in the franchise since the first one way back in 1985. Arnie also failed to dislodge Joker, which enjoyed a fourth week at the top and continues to defy expectations. Normally, nerds flock to comicbook adaptations in their droves on their opening weekends. These films then drop like stones over the ensuing weeks. Not Joker. This one’s been holding up remarkably well, comfortably seeing off anything that rival studios can throw at it. Further down the chart, our very own A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon grabbed another million quid over the weekend, but now seems likely to fall well short of the £13.8 total haul of the first Shaun flick. Flop of the week? That’s Black and Blue, which took a pitiful £26,000 nationwide.

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