UK box office preview: 'The House With A Clock In Its Walls', 'The Little Stranger' among openers

Screen | 9/21/2018 | Tom Grater
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This week’s new openers in the UK include several titles that will be jostling for a space in the top five.

Entertainment One has The House With A Clock In Its Walls, the family feature starring Jack Black and Cate Blanchett in the story of a young orphan who has a magical uncle. Eli Roth directed the feature, a change of pace for a filmmaker whose credits include Death Wish and Hostel. The film previewed in more than 500 sites last weekend, grossing £1.1m ahead of its official launch.

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Also out this week is Lenny Abrahamson’s The Little Stranger, the director’s first feature since his Oscar-winning drama Room. The film – which stars Domhnall Gleeson as a doctor who visits a crumbling manor where eerie things are beginning to occur - was notably absent from the autumn festival circuit, despite Abrahamson’s awards success. Room started with £674,033 in the UK and eventually grossed £4.1m, and Pathe will be looking to top those numbers by releasing into 300+ sites this weekend.

Vertigo has The Intent 2: The Come Up, the follow-up to Femi Oyeniran and Kalvadour Peterson’s The Intent, which attracted a cult following after being released in 2016. The second film, which is directed by Oyeniran with Nicky Slimting Walker, is a prequel, following a man whose allegiance to his crew and crime boss cripples his dreams and ambitions.

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Dogwoof has Matangi/Maya/M.I.A., Stephen Loveridge’s feature documentary about the Sri Lankan artist and musician’s...
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