Weekend Box Office News

Prisoners Holds Off Contenders for a Second Week Victory

With British drama Filth’s national release, how will Prisoners fend off the competition?

Prisoners Holds Off Contenders for a Second Week Victory
Jake Gyllenhaal - Prisoners (2013)

For a second successive weekend, Prisoners managed to hold off and maintain it’s top spot status, bringing in £1.1m. Again, as the only film to break the £1m mark, Prisoners is now sitting on a comfortable £3.3m on only its second weekend.

After it’s Scottish release last week, Filth mounted a campaign for the top spot – have a read of our review here. After generating £800k on it’s opening national weekend, Filth will surely stick around with a consistent few weeks ahead but it still has a long way to go to beat Trainspotting’s early box-office success in 1996.

In 3rd place is Sunshine on Leith, which is a new addition for the weekend. Highlighting the current lack of blockbusters, The Proclaimers filled musical managed to claim the bronze medal with just over three quarters of a million, the lowest 3rd place amount since White House Down in mid-September which also wasn’t challenged by any other weekend openers.

With this in mind, other newcomers in the top 15 are rom-com Besharam, world war three thriller How I Live Now and sex-addicted Thanks for Sharing, all in 11th-13th respectively. Between these three they managed only £669k, with the highest (Besharam) actually only showing in a quarter of the other two’s locations.

Coming Next Week

Up and coming thriller The Fifth Estate is based on WikiLeaks and it’s editor-in-chief, Julian Assange. While we’re not expecting it to dominate the box office next week, it’ll surely have a fairly decent impact from curious viewers and those who have followed the events.

Also up and coming are thriller sequels, Machete Kills and V/H/S/2 – both are likely to finish mid-to-bottom of the pack with neither of the originals making a significant dent in British film. However, with no major blockbusters and a poor recent weekend, there might be a few surprises for the newcomers.

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