‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Tops as Reopened U.K. Box Office Roars Back to Life with $1.5 Million Collections
Some 80% of indoor cinemas across England, Scotland and Wales reopened on Monday (May 17) after months of being shuttered due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Judging by the first two days of box office collections, U.K.
audiences are eagerly quenching their thirst for cinema.Box office collections were £633,758 on Monday and £474,055 on Tuesday, totalling £1.1 million ($1.6 million).As many as 14 films opened on Monday, though it was the fuzzy-tailed children’s classic that dominated.
Sony’s family-oriented title “Peter Rabbit 2” opened across 334 sites to collect a strong £393,841 over Monday and Tuesday, according to figures released by Comscore.Disney’s Oscar champion “Nomadland,” already available to Disney Plus subscribers in the region from April 30, bowed in second place with £173,085 from 259 locations.Warner Bros.’ creature face-off epic “Godzilla vs Kong” collected £164,726 from 296 sites in third place, while Lionsgate’s horror franchise addition, “Spiral: From The Book Of Saw,” took £144,317 from 198 locations in fourth place.
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