‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ holds UK-Ireland box office lead; ‘Lightyear’ opens third | News

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Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (June 17 – 19) Total gross to date Week
1. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal) £ 5.7m £ 21.8m 2
2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) £ 4.2m £ 57.4m 4
3. Lightyear (Disney) £ 3.7m £ 3.7m 1
4. Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (Lionsgate) £ 189,597 £ 239,000 1
5. Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness (Disney) £ 169,578 £ 41.9m 7

Universal blockbuster Jurassic World: Dominion held the top spot at the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, as Disney’s franchise title Lightyear opened in third place below Top Gun: Maverick.

With large parts of the territory recording annual high temperatures on Friday and Saturday, Jurassic World: Dominion added £ 5.7m on its second weekend, a drop of 52.7%. It now has £ 21.8m in total.

While a significant figure from just two weekends, it is down on the £ 11.1m second weekend of 2015’s Jurassic World, which had £ 38.5m total by this point; and on the £ 7.2m second session of 2018 sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdomwhich was up to £ 25.6m.

For 2022 comparisons, Top Gun: Maverick scored £ 10.3m on its second weekend to take it to £ 30.6m; while Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness also added £ 5.7m, to reach £ 30.4m.

Paramount’s Tom Cruise title held second spot on what is now its fourth weekend; its drop of just 24% saw it outperform now competitors, with £ 4.2m bringing it to a huge £ 57.4m to date.

It has now entered the top 30 highest-grossing films of all time in the UK and Ireland, with the £ 57.6m of Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers next in its sights. It was already Paramount’s highest-grossing release in the territory as of last weekend, topping the £ 40.3m of 2008’s Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

Disney’s Lightyear opened to just over £ 3.7m from 654 sites, for an average of £ 5,685. While more than now films make across their full runs, this is still a moderate result for the studio, in comparison to the £ 11.5m and £ 13.3m starts of franchise companions Toy Story 3 and 4 in 2010 and 2019.

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Lionsgate’s comedy-drama Good Luck To You, Leo Grande scored over £ 1,000 per location on opening, taking £ 189,597 from 172 locations across the weekend for a £ 1,102 average. Sophie Hyde’s film, starring Emma Thompson and Screen Star of Tomorrow Daryl McCormack, is up to £ 239,000 including previews.

Disney’s Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness added £ 169,578 on its seventh weekend, falling 57% on its previous session to reach £ 41.9m total. It will finish as the seventh-highest-grossing Marvel Cinematic Universe title to date, from 28 releases.

Everything replicates US success

Having proved a box office hit in the US, the A24’s Everything Everywhere All At Once is replicating that success in the UK and Ireland, adding £ 123,817 on its sixth weekend with a 39.7% drop. It is now up to £ 4.7m – a strong result for an independent title, even one from a larger company.

Sonic The Hedgehog 2 dropped 51% for Paramount on the 12th weekend of a lengthy run, adding £ 89,000 to reach £ 26.6m – now an impressive 37.5% up on the £ 19.3m of the first film.

Animation The Bad Guys The put is £ 52,964 for Universal, and is up to £ 13.3m from 12 weeksends – a strong result for a non-franchise animation title.

Fellow Universal release Downton Abbey: A New Era added £ 40,503 on its eighth weekend, and has £ 14.8m total – just over half of the £ 28.3m of the 2018 first film.

Entertainment Film Distributors has Alex Garland’s Cannes 2022 title Men still playing, adding £ 24,852 in a third session to reach £ 941,187.

Paramount’s The Lost City is closing out, with £ 13,000 bringing it to £ 10.6m from 10 weekends.

The Bob’s Burgers Movie dropped 75% for Disney, adding £ 10,767 from its fourth session to reach £ 1.1m.

BFI Distribution’s indie title All My Friends Hate Me added £ 9,955 in a second session in cinemas to reach £ 79,765.

Curzon opened Francois Ozon’s Everything Went Fine starring Sophie Marceau to £ 6,118, with £ 8,852 including previews.

Nina Thyberg’s Sundance 2021 title Pleasure took £ 7,710 including previews on a limited release through Mubi.

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