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UK Box Office Figures 30th July - 1st August 2021: The Suicide Squad beats Jungle Cruise to the top of the UK box Office

Robert Hyde

The Suicide Squad
Two big movies fought it out this weekend to win the UK box office with The Suicide Squad and Jungle Cruise both new this week, it was the DC universe villans who won in the end quite easily.

Jungle Cruise ended up coming in second by nearly a million pound while outside the top 5 Spirit Untamed entered at number 6 with £592,154, The Sparks Brothers came in at 11 with £123,005 and Limbo was new at 13 with £50,600.

Good news on this weeks box office, it is the highest total gross since the pandemic began with a total top 15 taking ove £10.5 Million.

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The Suicide Squad
  • Number 1 - The Suicide Squad (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - The Suicide Squad (@1)
  • Longest run - Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (11 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (£19.3 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 30th July - 1st August

The Suicide Squad

Director James Gunn who brought us the MCU movie Guardians of the Galaxy brings us his spin on the super villain movie and judging from the reviews its a grittier more violent take than the 2016 movie from director David Ayer.

This new spin on the comic book story takes £3.2 Million on its debut, and although its unfair to compare the 2016 movie took £11.2 Million on its debut.

Jungle Cruise

Jungle Cruise

Disney bring us their latest Disneyland ride turned into a movie as Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt star in this lighthearted adventure comedy.

The movie makes its debut at number 2 with £2.2 Million and again its unfair to compare, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl which was also based on a Disneyland ride took £3.7 Million on its debut, so this is actually quite close!

Space Jam: A New Legacy

It's the summer holidays in the UK and after a very difficult year at school it seems the cinema is a popular choice of entertainment as the LeBron James starring toon flick takes £1.2 Million, a slim 8% drop over last weekend.

This gives the movie a total UK gross of £6.5 Million after 3 weeks of release and the seventh top movie of 2021.

The Croods: A New Age

The school holidays are turning this animated sequel into a sleeper hit as it falls to number 4 this weekend but takes £893,054, a 2% increase over last week.

The movie has been on the box office now for 3 weeks and has a UK gross of £4.2 Million, its the ninth top movie of 2021.

Black Widow

The latest Marvel movie is on its decline now but still hands onto a top 5 position as it falls from the top to number 5, quite a drop!

The movie takes £788,028 over the weekend which is a fairly good 44% drop consider its on its fourth weekend of release.

The movie has taken a total of £16 Million in the UK which makes it the second top grossing movie of 2021.

This weeks top 10 UK Box Office films

  1. The Suicide Squad - £3,252,028
  2. Jungle Cruise - £2,241,651
  3. Space Jam: A New Legacy - £1,286,798
  4. The Croods: A New Age - £893,054
  5. Black Widow - £788,028
  6. Spirit Untamed - £592,154
  7. Old - £512,071
  8. The Forever Purge - £340,060
  9. Fast & Furious 9 - £233,211
  10. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway - £135,446
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