'Christopher Robin' tops UK box office as 'The Festival' disappoints

Screen | 8/20/2018 | Tom Grater
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Christopher Robin, director Marc Forster’s film based on A. A. Milne’s classic Winnie-the-Pooh children’s novels, starring Ewan McGregor alongside a CGI Winnie (voiced by Jim Cummings) got underway in the UK with a £2.4m weekend from 658 sites, an average of £3,647. With previews, the film is on £2.5m.

It’s no Paddington, but Disney will be happy for the film to land number one in a tight marketplace.

Incredibles - % - Weekend - £1 - Animation

Incredibles 2 fell 43% this weekend, still adding £1.4m to take it to £48.6m so far. That’s now the second-biggest animation release of all time in the UK, surpassing Shrek 2, and only behind fellow Pixar title Toy Story 3 (£74m).

Ant-Man And The Wasp fell 49%, adding £1.2m for £13.6m to date.

Mamma - Mia - £54 - Weekend - £2

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is up to £54.5m after its fifth weekend, adding £2.2m this session, a drop of 39%. The film is encroaching on the total of its predecessor, £68.6m, but will need strong legs over the remainder of its run to reach that number.

The Meg fell 43% in its second weekend, adding £2.1m for a cume total of £8.5m so far.

Teen - Titans - Go - Movies - £1

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies is up to £1.4m after adding £126,000 this weekend.

Denzel Washington-starring action sequel The Equalizer 2 got underway with £1.9m in the UK from 490 sites, an average of £3,878. With previews, the film is on £2m. The Fri-Sun figure matches the opening of...
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