'Fighting With My Family' confirmed as UK box office champion on its first weekend

Screen | 3/4/2019 | Ben Dalton
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Stephen Merchant’s solo directorial debut Fighting With My Family topped the UK box office on its first weekend, taking over £2m including previews.

Film - £1 - Friday - Sunday - £397

The film made £1.6m from Friday to Sunday, with £397,174 in prior screenings after holding the number one spot since Wednesday February 27.

It played in 568 locations – Lionsgate’s fourth widest UK release ever – for a location average of £2,822.

Story - Family - Wrestlers - Norwich - Daughter

The story follows a family of wrestlers from Norwich, with a daughter Saraya (Florence Pugh) and son Zak (Jack Lowden) who both dream of competing in the WWE.

Nick Frost, Lena Headey, Vince Vaughn and executive producer Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson round out the cast. Johnson shared his delight at the film’s number one UK ranking with his 133m Instagram followers on Sunday evening (March 3).

LEGO - Movie - Place - Session - £1

The LEGO Movie 2 moved to second place in its fourth session, taking £1.4m over the weekend for a £15.8m total to date. It has passed the £9.7m of 2017’s The LEGO Ninjago Movie, but will need a long tail to get near the £27.4m of The LEGO Batman Movie from the same year and the £34.4m of 2014’s The LEGO Movie.

Nearing the end of their runs are A Star Is Born, which added £14,753 for £30.1m; The Mule, which put on £11,343 for £2.1m; and Aquaman, which topped up £5,742 for £22.5m.

Instant - Family - Mark - Wahlberg - Rose

Instant Family starring Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne took third place in its third week, adding £1.1m for £8m to date.

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World moved to fourth spot, with a £1m weekend and £17.3m cume. It should soon overtake the £17.4m total of the 2010 first title, and will look to reign in the £25.5m of the 2014 sequel.

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