18 May 2024

Arthur Christmas Topple’s Twilight From UK No 1 Box Office Slot

The UK Box Office has new number film in the shape of Aardman Animation’s Arthur Christmas.

After 4 weeks in the box office Twihard’s worldwide shed a tear in pain as there beloved Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One only last a couple weeks.A fantastic week at the box office of £1.9million saw Aardman’s fantastic  Christmas family film become UK’s number one film taking £11.48m overall since its release.

In the family side of big films this week saw 2 massive releases with Happy Feet 2 which went straight into the number two slot ahead Twilight Saga into Number three slot with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo behind in fourth. The other new release of this week was the prequel to the John Carpenter’s The Thing which makes up the fifth spot.

Peter Taylor, Managing Director, Sony Pictures Releasing UK, said today “Opening a movie at No. 1 in such a competitive market as the UK is difficult enough, but to reach the top of the chart in the fourth week of release is almost unprecedented.  We are all delighted.”

The UK box office top ten :

1. (2) Arthur Christmas – £1,896,595
2. (-) Happy Feet Two -£1,686,197
3. (1) The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – £1,671,495
4. (-) Hugo – £1,225,987
5. (-) The Thing – £485,534
6. (3) My Week with Marilyn – £749,819
7. (4) The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn – £301,943
8. (6) 50/50 – £231,737
9. (5) Immortals – £226,603
10. (7) Dream House – £131,303

Read our Arthur Christmas film review before then checkout the trailer below…

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