Box Office Report UK (19th-21st)

The Top 10:

  1. Coco (£5,209,214)-  I’m so pleased this film has shot straight to number one in the charts because it really deserves too. I think the story is great, the animation is slick and it deserves to be seen on the big screen for its immense attention to detail. I hope in the coming weeks it will still be able to compete for this Number 1 spot. However, this week alone there are four new releases that will be challenging for that top spot including: Downsizing, Maze Runner: The Death Cure, 12 Strong and Early Man.
  2. Darkest Hour (£3,295,717)- I have to say I’m not shocked by this film’s success, however, for me I just found this film quite dull and boring which I was not expecting. Gary Oldman’s performance is mesmerizing and deserves all of the credit it is getting, I think he will win the Oscar with James Franco out of the competition, but the narrative is weak and didn’t engage me for any sustained period of time.
  3. The Post (£2,152,977)- I haven’t seen this film yet, but with two of the biggest and most successful acting geniuses in film, I can’t imagine this will let me down. From most reviews I hear that it is supposed to be a fantastic film that really uses the main stars and the rest of the ensemble well. However, there have been a minority of reviews that have really taken against this film, so I look forward to watching it and gathering my own opinion on it.
  4. The Greatest Showman (£2,103,605)- I saw this film only a few days ago and I thought it was great. I really enjoyed the music, which has resulted in me re-listening to some of the songs on the soundtrack at home. I thought the acting was good- Michelle Williams is fantastic but as I said in my review “when isn’t she”, Hugh Jackman really embodies P.T Barnum and carries a lot of magic through the film and I believe special mentions should go out to: Zendaya, Zac Efron and the rest of the ensemble cast for carrying the film through so brilliantly. However despite all these positives I didn’t think it was without floors including: a confused narrative and poor ending.
  5. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (£1,840,248)- I enjoyed this film much more than I expected to. I went to watch it with my friends and we all came out having laughed much more than when we went in. I personally found even the terrible jokes forced sniggers or full on belly chuckles that varied in enthusiasm throughout the film. Some of the plot was a little bit stupid however it was an action-adventure movie set in ‘Jumanji’ so I would have been foolish to expect anything otherwise.
  6. There Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (£1,621,878)- I saw this film quite a while ago and I have to say I really enjoyed it. Anybody who goes into this film expecting a hilarious, sweaty comedy will kind of get what they want, however, underlying there are extremely dark themes that are dealt with in a way that doesn’t under play them and certainly respects them enough to discuss them in an interesting way on the screen. However I didn’t think it was a perfect film, not by a long stretch. I thought that: it didn’t focus on the build up enough and also I felt the ending came either too soon if they wanted that scene in or too late if they didn’t mind. I know others will jump in defence of this film but these were minor points that otherwise didn’t hinder my enjoyment.
  7. The Commuter (£1,602,680)- I haven’t seen this film and don’t really plan on it after terrible reviews from almost all critics and fans. It will just be another Liam Neeson film where he picks up a big cheque to act out the same film he has done time and time again.
  8. Insidious: The Last Key (£1,025,740)- Similar to The Commuter I haven’t heard great reviews about this film and for me to want to go to see a Horror I have to hear very good things about it as I’m not a big fan of the genre.
  9. Star Wars: The Last Jedi (£861,320)- I have watched this film twice. The first time I watched this film I really enjoyed it and was singing its praises to everyone. However when I saw it again all I saw was its flaws and where the 2 and a half hour running time had previously flown past I found it dragging and I was terribly bored. I know this has been a very divisive film, really splitting the majority of people’s opinion, so if you have seen it comment what you thought.
  10. Pitch Perfect 3 (£374,386)- I really want to watch this film, even though it hasn’t received great support even from the fans who loved the first two. I loved how funny the other ones were so I’m sure at some time in the future, perhaps when it comes out on DVD, I will make sure to watch it.

Other notable films:

13) All the Money in the World (£182,088)- I saw this film a couple of weeks ago and I have to say I wasn’t impressed. There are so many better films out there so if you are watching a film in the coming weeks I would say to avoid this one.

15) Molly’s Game (£130,670)- I really enjoyed this film as I knew nothing else about the story behind it before I watched it. This meant as I watched the film all of the plot points and reveals were interesting and compelling because they were true.

29) Murder on the Orient Express (£9,821)- This was an okay film that left a lot to be desired. I understand that this kind of film appeals to a large demographic of people and did the job for them, so if you are one of those kind of people I hope you enjoyed it.

65) Dunkirk (£544)- Some how this film is still making money. In some isolated corner of the United Kingdom money is still being exchanged for the tickets for this film.

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