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UK Box Office Figures 1st - 3rd October 2021: No TIme To Die smashes its way onto the UK box office with a best weekend gross since 2019

Robert Hyde

No Time To Die
Anticipation was high for the much delayed 25th Bond movie, and the opening weekend gross didn't disappoint and it took most of this weekends box office and produced the highest weekend take since Avengers: Endgame in 2019.

There was one other new release on the UK box office this weekend, Indian threequel movie Chal Mera Putt 3 made its debut at number 6 with £192,957.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - No Time To Die (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - No Time To Die (@1)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age and Space Jam: A New Legacy (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - No Time To Die (£25.9 Million)

UK box office top 5 weekend breakdown 1st - 3rd October 2021

No Time to Die

No Time To Die

It was always going to be a big first weekend for the much delayed 25th James Bond movie, and the last starring Daniel Craig, but there is a suggestion that it actually beat expectation as the movie makes its UK debut with £25.9 Million.

This 3 day (Friday - Sunday) gross is bigger than both Skyfall and SPECTRE (although SPECTRE officially had a 7 day opening of over £40 Million).

The movie has instantly become the top movie of 2021 in the UK beating the £20 Million of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.

It's also worth noting that the success and pent up anticipation for this movie effected the rest of the box office quite negatively as the movie took 91% of all money spent at the box office this weekend, meaning that (less than) 1 in every 10 tickets sold was NOT for this movie.

This will certainly get people back in the habbit of going to the cinema again and unlike when Warner release Tenet this time last year, people are ready to go back to cinemas now.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

After 4 weeks at the top it is perhaps time for the Marvel superhero to give up the top spot, and as the top movie and this are attracting a similar audience this has suffered quite a bit as the movie take £779,077, a drop of 50% over last weekend.

This gives the movie a 5 week total of £19.6 Million and its the 3rd top movie of 2021 in the UK.

Free Guy

The Ryan Reynolds starring smash hit comedy action movie sits tight at number 3 this weekend with £270,266, a 51% drop, and its largest since relese.

This gives the movie a total gross of £16.5 Million after 8 weeks of release and its the 5th top movie of 2021.

The Paw Patrol Movie

The Paw Patrol Movi

The kids favourite dogs climb back up the box office from number 7 to number 4 this weekend with a gross of £251,511, an incredible 15% increase over last weekend.

The movie has now taken £8.1 Million over 8 weeks of release.

The Many Saints of Newark

Falling hard this weekend is the prequel movie to The Sopranos which takes £237,150 on its second weekend, a massive 75% drop over last weekend, this gives the movie a total UK gross of £1.5 Million.

This weeks top 10 UK Box Office films

  1. No Time To Die - £25,916,476
  2. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - £779,077
  3. Free Guy - £270,266
  4. The Paw Patrol Movie - £251,511
  5. The Many Saints of Newark - £237,150
  6. Chal Mera Putt 3 - £192,957
  7. The Croods: A New Age - £167,568
  8. Candyman - £120,228
  9. Respect - £76,918
  10. Space Jam: A New Legacy - £76,896
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