The film “Oasis” sets a documentary record in 2021 at the UK and Irish box office; ‘Shang-Chi’ in the lead for the fourth time | New


Rank Film (Distributor) Three rough days (Sept. 24-26) Gross total to date The week
1 Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings (Disney) £ 1.6 million £ 18.3million 4
2 The Many Saints of Newark (Warner Bros) £ 674,645 £ 945,063 1
3 free guy (Disney) £ 550,931 £ 16.1 million 7
4 Oasis Knebworth 1996 (Liberation of Trafalgar) £ 344,833 £ 634,278 1
5 The respect (Universal) £ 249,872 £ 1.7 million 3

GBP to USD conversion rate: 1.37

Documentary concert Oasis Knebworth 1996 became the highest-grossing 2021 UK-Ireland box office documentary to date, and placed in the top five in its opening weekend.

Distributed by event cinema specialists Trafalgar Releasing, the film was screened in 450 venues on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 September, for a price of £ 289,446 and £ 314,610 on two days respectively.

It worked out at an average of £ 643 on Thursday, rising to £ 699 for Friday.

Those £ 604,056 of its first two days topped Disney’s total gross £ 454,602 Summer Of Soul (… Or, when the revolution couldn’t be televised).

With recall screenings on Saturday and Sunday, the film’s £ 344,833 figure from Friday to Sunday was enough to propel it to fourth place for the weekend.

Directed by British filmmaker Jake Scott, who has previously directed music videos for the band themselves as well as for Radiohead, REM and U2, Oasis Knebworth 1996 uses concert footage from two landmark concerts that Oasis performed at Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, as well as interviews with the band and members of the public.

from disney Shang-Chi and the legend of the ten rings took first place for a fourth consecutive week, adding £ 1.6million – a 33% drop. Still raking in well over £ 2,000 per location, the film now totals £ 18.3million and is coming to Black Widow with £ 18.8million as the second highest grossing film of the year.

It also became the 19e over 25 Marvel Cinematic Universe titles per total gross, with Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s £ 19.4million well in his sights.

The highest new opener this weekend was The Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark for Warner Bros., taking £ 615,850 Friday through Sunday at an average of £ 981, with £ 945,063 since opening on Wednesday 22 September.

free guy moved up to third place but held up well with £ 550,931 for Disney – a drop of just 19%. It now has £ 16.1million after seven weekends in the top three spots, and is the fifth highest grossing film of 2021 so far.

Universal’s Aretha Franklin biopic The respect fell 28%, to £ 249,872, taking it to £ 1.7million in three weekends.

The studio also has horror Candy, which fell 26% in its fifth weekend, to £ 232,599 for a total of £ 4.7million.

Paramount The Paw Patrol movie held up well again, losing just 18% to £ 213,000, bringing it to £ 7.86million in seven weekends.

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One of the best performances of the weekend came from David Lowery The green knight, taking £ 166,021 out of just 73 locations for entertainment film distributors. This brought in a location average of £ 2,274 – barely surpassed the highest in the top 10 by Shang-Chi.

A third Universal title in the top 10, The Croods 2: a new age, was up three percent from the previous weekend – the third time he has increased his week-to-week earnings in his race. £ 152,401 took it to £ 9.6million after 11 long weekends.

Warner bros’ Smart added £ 145,911 – a drop of 37% – and now has £ 1.26million in three sessions. The workshop also has Space Jam: a new legacy, continuing to bank in its 11e session with £ 112,920 for a total of £ 12.7million; and The suicide squad, adding £ 34,265 at its ninth session for £ 14.2million.

Jungle cruise is another with a long tail, adding £ 130,920 in its ninth session to bring Disney to a total of £ 12.4million. Of the nine titles to have crossed the £ 10million mark so far in 2021, four have been released by Disney.

Qismat 2 recorded the biggest opening ever for a Punjabi film in the UK, grossing £ 138,540, including premieres from 76 locations, averaging £ 1,611 for Friday-Sunday locations .

Another new track released this weekend was Dogwoof’s The mountaineer, which started with £ 58,558 from 108 locations. Including previews, the documentary has £ 77,870 making it the biggest non-concert film documentary opening of the year to date

Universal Untamed spirit increased revenue for a second consecutive session, increasing 5% to £ 53,758, taking it to £ 3.3million in nine sessions. The workshop also has People do nothing: big in Japan, which added £ 31,516 in its sixth session to reach £ 2.3million.

David Lynch’s 1984 Sci-Fi Reissue Dune took £ 39,582 from 255 locations, making it the longest-running catalog title of the weekend and showing interest in the story ahead of the new Warner Bros. release on October 22.

Copshop put in £ 31,000 in his third weekend for STX and hit £ 513,000.

Picturehouse Entertainment has two independent titles in theaters. Phyllida Lloyd’s Se added £ 19,496 in its third weekend and is at £ 243,529, on the verge of breaking the £ 250,000 mark; while The nest with Jude Law and Carrie Coon is betting £ 10,691 for £ 444,987 and is set to hit an excellent total of £ 450,000.

Somewhere else, Small world fell 69% on its strong open, with £ 15,250 taking it to £ 130,411 in total.

Parkland Entertainment’s The last bus entered a fifth weekend in theaters, adding £ 12,367 to a total of £ 359,698, marking an excellent result for a limited independent release.

Cannes 2020 label title Gagarin open for £ 10,163 across 30 sites and £ 10,677, including previews.

Oscar nominated by Studio Soho Distribution The man who sold his skin open for £ 3,285 from 18 locations and £ 4,022 including previews.

Studiocanal’sMilkshakes with powder ends after just two weekends in theaters, with £ 2,864 for a total of £ 59,573.

An exit of 17 locations of Billy McCrae’s Ballad by Munro Films grossed £ 1,069.

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