UK box office preview: can ‘Angel Has Fallen’ challenge Tarantino?

Screen | 8/23/2019 | Tom Grater
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Lionsgate’s Angel Has Fallen, the action thriller starring Gerard Butler, rolls out wide in the UK this weekend to give Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood a run for its money.

The film is a sequel to 2013’s Olympus Has Fallen and 2016’s London Has Fallen, both of which posted good numbers in the UK. Olympus opened with £2.2m in April 2013 and topped out with £6.2m, London surpassed its predecessor by opening with £3.2m and closing on £11m.

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If the latest film follows that upwards trajectory, it could challenge Tarantino’s latest, which started with a £5.1m opening weekend and could be propelled to a decent hold with word-of-mouth seemingly strong on the film which stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

It’s a bank holiday in the UK this weekend, which means UK box office results will be collected on Tuesday (Aug 27). The weather forecast is positive for sunshine, which could dampen cinema attendance.

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Angel Has Fallen was released on Wednesday (Aug 21), so results will cover the Friday-Sunday opening weekend, two days of previews, and the bank holiday Monday. The film again stars Butler as bodyguard to the US president (played by Morgan Freeman) - this time, he is framed for the attempted assassination of the president and...
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