UK: 'Rush' Places First, 'Diana' Settles for Mid-Table Debut
on September 25, 2013
Rush raced to the #1 spot in its second weekend in the United Kingdom, finishing its first hold with a $2.1 million take. The result gives Ron Howard's F1 drama a $7.4 million total in the United Kingdom. The first place finish was due in large part to a heavy 62% drop from Insidious: Chapter 2, which finished its second weekend with a $1.7 million take and $7.8 million cume.
Action flick White House Down and the romantic time-traveling comedy About Time both posted $1.1 million holds. White House Down has collected a total of $3.9 million from the U.K. in two weeks and will have a hard time catching up to the $9.4 million grossed by Olympus Has Fallen earlier this year. About Time has now reached ban $8.4 million totals after three weeks in release.
Diana, the Princess Diana biopic starring Naomi Watts, posted a $997k performance in a mid-table debut. It's a disappointing performance for the biopic considering it was released in 523 screens, only One Direction: This is Us played in more theaters. The One Direction concert movie reached an $11.3 million total in its fourth weekend on the market. R.I.P.D. and The Call both finished their opening weekends on the bottom half of the table, grossing $810k and $656k respectively.
Top 10 Films in the United Kingdom. September 20-22, 2013