‘A Haunting in Venice’ Scares Up Top Spot at U.K., Ireland Box Office

Disney’s Hercule Poirot film “A Haunting in Venice” debuted atop the U.K.

and Ireland box office with £2.1 million ($2.7 million), according to numbers released by Comscore.In its second weekend, in second place, Warner Bros.’ “The Nun II” collected £1.1 million for a total of £3.8 million.In its third weekend, in third place, Sony’s “The Equalizer 3” took in £874,709 for a total of £6.2 million.Shah Rukh Khan’s Bollywood blockbuster “Jawan,” distributed by Yash Raj Films, earned £480,243 in its second weekend for a total of £2.3 million.Rounding off the top five was Warner Bros.’ “Barbie,” which grossed £456,329 in its ninth weekend for a mighty total of £94.5 million.

The film is the highest grosser of the year and remains in seventh position on the territory’s all time chart, within nudging distance of “Spectre” (£95.2 million).

Barbie” is likely to surpass or at least come within martini-shaking distance of James Bond as for one week only,…

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