With Lego currently dominating the UK box office, will Liam Neeson be able to beat the little yellow men?
In a perhaps overachieving first week, Liam Neeson’s Non-Stop has managed to generate £2.6m; that’s only around £600k short of table topping The Lego Movie’s performance. Now in its third week, it’s no surprise that the long running toy based movie has continually beaten off competition. It’s drawn in audience’s young and old and with great reviews and word of mouth it’s set to keep on attracting crowds over the next month. Everything is indeed awesome.
Unexpectedly, Ride Along has managed a 3rd place ranking, with the comedy beating The Book Thief that also saw a countrywide release this weekend. They generated a combined £2.7m total, but were still enough individually to raise above last week’s 2nd place Mr Peabody and Sherman.
Only in its 4th week, the newest edition of the RoboCop film series has almost entirely slipped out of the top 10, only bringing in around £345k – StudioCanal would have been hoping for more for the robotic franchise, but it seems audiences aren’t too interested in a 2014 reboot 27 years after the original hit cinemas.
This weekend sees two major films unleashed to UK cinemas and they’re complete opposite ends of the scale in style. 300: Rise of an Empire is sure to offer a stylistic blood bath for older audiences, while the animated Escape from Planet Earth is a light-hearted children’s alien comedy. Both will likely be in or around the top five by next week, in what could prove to be an exciting race against the current top two.
With this week’s Oscars there’s expected to be a rise in people flocking to see Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave and Oscar-less DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street. Dallas Buyers Club, which didn’t make much of an impact at the box office last month, could also do well after managing to take both Lead Actor and Best Supporting Actor actor wins at this year’s ceremonies. If you’ve missed any of these, we’d definitely recommend catching them on the big screen!
What did you go see on the weekend? Is Non-Stop worth seeing or is The Lego Movie still awesome after the 16th viewing? Let us know in the comments below.Click here to view the latest Box Office Table