André Rieu’s latest gig tops UK and Irish box office but no release hits £1m | New

Rank Movie (distributor) Brut over three days (August 26-28) Total gross to date The week
1. André Rieu summer concert in Maastricht 2022 (piece of magic) £798,706 £816,375 1
2. The beast (Universal) £600,259 £781,947 1
3. DC League of Super Pets (Warner Bros.) £598,941 £12.5m 5
4. High-speed train (Sony) £593,000 £8.2 million 4
5. Nope (Universal) £576,643 £6.2 million 3

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.17

Dutch violinist and event cinema favorite Andre Rieu topped the UK and Irish box office this weekend with his latest concert film, André Rieu summer concert in Maastricht 2022; as no film has hit the £1million mark for the first time since December 2020.

André Rieu took £415,319 on Saturday and £383,387 on Sunday for a £798,706 weekend, averaging £1,316. Including Monday encores, the show has £816,375. Distributor Piece of Magic expects it to end around the £900,000 mark – below nine of Rieu’s previous gigs, but well above the £499,030 of the edition of the last summer.

It was well ahead of the highest-grossing new feature – Universal’s The beast with Idris Elba. Baltasar Kormakur’s thriller opened in second place, grossing £600,259 over the weekend from 601 locations at an average of £999. Including Monday screenings, the film has £781,947.

DC League of Super Pets fell 26.2% in its fifth weekend, with £598,941 taking it to £12.5m for Warner Bros.

former number one High-speed train fell to fourth place for Sony, with £593,000, down 29.1%. It now stands at £8.2m over four weekends.

Universal Nope fell 47.8% in its third weekend, dropping £576,643 from Friday to Sunday and a total of £6.2million including Monday. It will most likely end below the £10.5m and £10.1m of previous films by filmmaker Jordan Peele get out and We; even though Nope has consistently performed well for a title not based on previous hardware.

In a worrying sign for the exhibition industry, receipts from the top five fell a further 24.7% to less than £3.2m; the top five total is now down more than 80% from the second weekend of July. No title reached £1million over the weekend – the first time since December 2020, when many cinemas were closed during the second wave of the pandemic. The dry spell could continue for several more weeks, with the studio’s next major title not before Universal’s. Halloween ends October 14.

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Nope just had enough to delay Universal stablemate’s ninth weekend Minions: The Rise of Gru, which added £573,512 – a drop of 23.8% – to an impressive £42.6 million. Having appeared to be well below £47.8m in 2015 Minionsit has always resisted well and will now finish in the same stage, even slightly down.

It may be 14 weeks into its movie run, but Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick shows no signs of running out of fuel. It was the only top 10 film to increase its takings this time around, rising by 5% with £550,000 sufficient for seventh place.

He’s now £80.7m so he’s topped £80.3m from Titanic to become the territory’s ninth-highest-grossing film of all time. This all happened as the film was available on streaming platforms since last Wednesday (August 24). If he continues to balance the two audiences, he could nab 2017’s £82.7million Star Wars: The Last Jedi seventh on the all-time chart.

Elvis fell 22.7% for Warner Bros, adding £381,965 on a stellar 10e weekend in cinemas to reach just under £26m. It is now among the 200 highest-grossing films of all time in the territory.

Thor: Love and Thunder added £332,000 in its eighth weekend, down 32.5%. It’s now up to £36.7m for Disney – still on the 12the -highest-grossing of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s 28 titles to date, but likely to nab 2013’s £37m iron man 3 and 2016 Captain America: Civil War in next week.


The Entertainment Movie Distributor Suite Friends of the fisherman: one and all fell 51.8% in its opening weekend, with £316,523 contributing to a total of £1.9m at the close on Monday. It will struggle to reach the £7.4m of the first film of 2019.

horror sequel Orphan: first murder posted a decent take for Signature Entertainment, down 27.8% to £313,770, taking it to over £1.2m over two weekends, including Monday’s figures. This makes it Signature’s highest-grossing release of all time in the UK and Ireland, topping £769,699 in the 2020s. honest thief.

Sony opened the horror The invite at £262,000 from 428 sites at a fixed average of £612.

Where the Crawdads singalso for Sony, added £167,000 in its sixth session – down 38.4% – to £3.4m.

A third Sony title, Dragon Ball Super: Super heroes fell 69% when it opened at £124,000, but it was still enough to break the £1m barrier.

On the eve of this year’s festival, the title Venice 2021 by Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn Official competition opened at £72,386 via Curzon, at an average of £952, and has £101,916.

Studiocanal’s The Return of the Railway Children continues to find an engaged following, dropping just 10.7% in its seventh weekend with £63,045, taking it to £2.9m in total.

Jurassic World: Dominion added £44,814 for Universal – down 44.4% – on its 12e session, and can reach £34.9 million. The £64.5m and £41.6m drop from the first two films suggests the franchise’s current ending has come at the right time.

Vertigo Releasing Opened Emma Holly Jones’ Period Romantic Comedy Mr. Malcolm’s List at £43,467 from 233 to an average of £187 per cinema. Including Monday screenings, the film has £60,093.

On its third weekend, Paramount’s Forrest Gump remake Laal Singh Chaddha added £35,000 and up to £816,000.

Trinity Film added £22,327 in total for Mom’s business over the weekend, and hit a decent total of £112,966 over two weekends.

universal horror The black phone added £20,723 over the weekend and is now at £4.6m from 10 weekends.

At Nana Mensah queen of glory opened at £9,842, including £14,204 including previews for Bohemia Media.

first French feature film His path by Cécile Ducrocq open at £3,311 weekends from 10 locations; with £5,589 in total to date via Blue Finch Films.

The 4k version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture – The Director’s Edition by Paramount added another £1,500 to reach a cumulative £96,000.

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