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UK Box Office Figures 22nd - 24th October 2021: Dune tops the UK box office on its debut after 3 weeks from Bond

Robert Hyde

The 2021 version of the classic sci-fi noval Dune directed by Denis Villeneuve tops the UK box office this weekend on its debut.

Also new on the top 5 this weekend is the animated movie The Boss Baby 2: Family Business which makes its debut at number 4.

Outside the top 5 there is a new release for the new movie from celebrated director Wes Anderson, The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun which enters at 6 with £867,672 while musical Dear Evan Hansen is new at 9 with £236,396.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Dune (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Dune (@1)
  • Longest run - The Paw Patrol Movie (11 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - No Time To Die (£78 Million)
  • UK box office weekend top 5 breakdown 22nd - 24th October 2021



    Director Denis Villeneuve brings his vision of the classic Frank Herbert sci-fi noval to the big screen after a delay of a year and hit the top, de-throning Bond in the process.

    The movie takes a very respectable £5.8 Million in the UK on its debut, which compared to movie this year since cinemas re-opened is good with only No Time To Die doing better, as you would expect.

    The movie has potential limited appeal altohugh David Lynches 1984 version of the movie has created a large audience over the nearly 40 years since release who will be keen to see this version, but No Time To Die could reclaim the top for a weekend before the release of Eternals on 5th November.

    No Time To Die

    The 25th Bond movie spent 3 weeks at the top before being taken by Dune and this week is at number 2 with a weekend gross of £4.6 Million, a 44% drop over last weekend.

    The movie has certainly brought people back to the cinema and has taken a massive £78 Million to date and has sold over 12.5 Million cinema tickets.

    The movie is by far the top movie of 2021 in the UK, and I doubt Eternals or Spider-Man: No Way Home will overtake it and I think The Matrix Resurrections

    is released too late in the year.

    It is also the 8th top movie of all time in the UK and will most likely enter the top 5 by next weekend.

    Venom: Let There Be Carnage

    The superhero villain movie falls to number 3 this weekend with £2.4 Million on its second weekend of release, a 60% drop over last week.

    This gives the film a total UK gross of £11.1 Million after 10 days, which puts it just behind 2018's Venom.

    The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

    The Boss Baby 2: Family Business

    The animated sequel makes its debut at number 4 this weekend with a gross of £1.2 Million, which is way behind the orinal The Boss Baby from 2017.

    That movie, which was released in the April of 2017, had a number 1 debut with £8 Million, but after some delays, and little interest in the franchise the sequel has done a fraction of that.

    The Addams Family 2

    The animated sequel to the much loved TV series falls to number 5 this weekend with £885,404, a small 36% drop over last weekend, this gives the movie a total UK gross of £5.2 Million.

    This weeks top 10 UK Box Office films

    1. Dune - £5,876,892
    2. No Time To Die - £4,672,560
    3. Venom: Let There Be Carnage - £2,470,168
    4. The Boss Baby 2: Family Business - £1,193,114
    5. The Addams Family 2 - £885,404
    6. The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun - £867,672
    7. Halloween Kills - £771,657
    8. Ron's Gone Wrong - £562,540
    9. Dear Evan Hansen - £236,396
    10. Honsla Rakh - £78,150
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