‘Unhinged’ Holds Top Spot as U.K. Box Office Declines

As the mercury soared, collections plummeted as the heatwave across England took its toll on the U.K.

and Ireland box office over the weekend.Russell Crowe’s “Unhinged,” released by Altitude Film Distribution, retained the box office crown with a weekend gross of £117,633, a decline of 34% from last week, despite increasing screen count from 243 to 270, according to final numbers from Comscore.Meanwhile, Disney holdover “Onward” dropped 21%, earning £46,576 from 245 sites.

In third place, Vertigo’s Australian animation “100% Wolf” surged 28% to collect £42,500 from 259 sites.Seth Rogen’s “An American Pickle,” released by Warner Bros, debuted in fourth position with £27,732 from 162 sites.Vertigo’s supernatural title “The Vigil” dropped from fifth to ninth place with £16,012 from 177 sites.

The rest of the chart was dominated by re-releases, including “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back,” “The Greatest Showman,” “Jurassic Park” and the extended version of “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

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