'Glass' tops 'Mary Queen Of Scots' at UK box office

Screen | 1/21/2019 | Tom Grater
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Glass comfortably opened number one in the UK this weekend with a £3.4m debut, including previews of roughly £100,000.

The film is a sequel to two of director M. Night Shyamalan’s previous works – Unbreakable (£11.6m gross in the UK) and Split (£11.4m) – starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson from the former, and James McAvoy from the latter in an unusual take on the superhero genre.

Film - % - Split - £2 - Director

The film opened an impressive 34% up on Split, which opened with £2.6m in 2017. Director Shyamalan’s top performing film in the UK remains The Sixth Sense, which built to £25.8m back in 1999.

Mary Poppins Returns was fourth this weekend, adding £1.7m with a slim drop of 26% on last weekend. The film is up to £40.7m in the UK, surpassing the lifetime gross of musical Les Miserables.

Ralph - Breaks - Internet - Drop - Weekend

Ralph Breaks The Internet also registered a slim drop this weekend, adding a further £525,000 for £17.3m to date.

Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen Of Scots opened with a solid £2.1m UK bow from 503 screens this weekend, a location average of £3,733. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as Mary Stuart and Margot Robbie as Queen Elizabeth I as two feuding cousins in 16th Century Britain.

Grinch - UK

The Grinch is up to £27.8m in the UK.

Stan & Ollie held well in its second weekend, dropping just 26% with £1.8m from 680 sites. The film is now up to £6.1m in the UK.

Nativity - Rocks - £3 - £21

Nativity Rocks! is up to £3.1m after adding a further £21,965.

The Favourite dropped 44% this weekend, adding £1.3m for £11.1m to date.

Weekend - Rhapsody - % - £630

In its 13th weekend, Bohemian Rhapsody dropped 39%, with £630,000...
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