Film / Box Office

Box Office Chart: September 6-8 2019

By robin askew, Tuesday Sep 10, 2019

1. It: Chapter Two £7,368,586 (new release)

2. Once upon a Time in Hollywood £1,084,302 (£18,591,862, 4 weeks)

3. Angel Has Fallen £695,622 (£5,931,985, 3 weeks)

4. The Lion King £686,991 (£73,143,510, 8 weeks)

5. Polityka £517,255 (new release)

6. Dora and the Lost City of Gold £393,429 (£4,806,094, 4 weeks)

7. Toy Story 4 £364,104 (£64,591,112, 12 weeks)

8. Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw £348,246 (£19,753,144, 6 weeks)

9. Secret Cinema: Casino Royale £346,141 (£7,109,812, 14 weeks)

10. Good Boys £150,071 (£2,890,628, 4 weeks)

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So who wants to know what happens next to the adult Losers at the hands of Pennywise the dancing clown? Not as many people as Warners might have hoped. Sure, It: Chapter Two topped the chart as anticipated. But Chapter One took £10m during its opening weekend two years ago. Chapter Two could ‘only’ manage £7.3m – and that was with those Thursday night previews. Polish political drama Polityka was the second-highest charting new release, possibly because Poles living in the UK need a break from the nasty whiff of xenophobia about our own increasingly preposterous politics. In its eighth week on release, Disney’s The Lion King continues to ascend the UK all-time top ten. It has now usurped both Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part Two to claim eighth place. Outside the top ten, several well-received art house movies are doing very well indeed. Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory has notched up more than £1m, The Souvenir is on course to become Joanna Hogg’s biggest hit, and Bristol’s very own Bait recorded a remarkable 37% increase in takings during its second weekend on release to reach a total of £140,000.

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