Weekend Box Office News

Rush Pulls Up in First Place

Rush finally claims pole position after a second successful week, while Insidious 2 loses it’s eye on goal.

Rush Pulls Up in First Place
Chris Hemsworth & Daniel Brühl - Rush (2013)

As predicted in last week’s article, Insidious Chapter 2 couldn’t keep up the pace with Rush, which has now claimed the top spot. Despite having a higher overall income, Insidious 2 has now dropped to 2nd place, generating just over £1m over the weekend – a 63% drop-off from its opening £2.8m, last weekend. Despite Rush’s lessening weekend total, it still managed £1.3m with only a 36% decrease – enough to sit on top of the weekend table.

Impressively, White House Down is still sitting in 3rd place, despite falling to 4th in the mid-week charts. With only two films breaking the £1m barrier this weekend, it’s no wonder that White House Down is able to maintain it’s high position.

This weekend’s newcomers to the table are Diana (5th), RIPD (7th) and The Call (8th), who between them only accumulated £1.5m. Neither of these three have set the film world alight and we’re expecting them to drop down the table fairly fast.

Only in it’s third week, Riddick has now dropped to 14th, struggling to gather just over £130,000. Unfortunately for the Sci-Fi flick this isn’t likely to pick up again, casting doubts over any further additions to the franchise.

Opening Next Week

With the UK box office starting to stagnate and all films slowing down together, this could be a great opportunity for a huge blockbuster to shake up the scene. However, this weekend’s only new release of note is Prisoners (27th September), staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman.

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