UK & Ireland box office down nearly a third on 2019

Box office down nearly a third on 2019

The total box office takings for August for the UK & Ireland were £62.80m as cinema takings fail to reach pre-pandemic levels.

Year-to-date, the box office registered more than £682m, which is down nearly a third (29%) compared to the first eight months of 2019.

David Leitch’s action film Bullet Train starring Brad Pitt, Joey King and Aaron Taylor-Johnson was the top film in August, grossing £8.6m since its opening on 3 August 2022.

It is the second-highest grossing 15+ rated film so far this year behind DC’s The Batman starring Robert Pattinson.

Family movies DC League of Super-Pets and Minions: The Rise Of Gru came second and third in the August box office table grossing £8.0m and £5.7m this month.

Jordan Peele’s latest horror film Nope took home £1.8m in its opening weekend in mid-August, the second largest take in the genre this year behind Scream with £2.4m.

Nope grossed a total of £6.4m over the rest of the month.

UK & Ireland – Top 10 Titles of August 2022: 5 August 2022- 1 September 2022

Credit: Comscore

Top Gun: Maverick remained the highest rated film of the year so far and was still in the top 10 most popular films in August at the UK & Ireland box office taking home $4.0m. This brings its UK & Ireland box office total to £81.0m, making it the ninth-highest grossing film of all time, 1% above Titanic and 2% behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

This month, upcoming releases include:

  • George Miller’s Three Thousand Years Of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton. Release date: today.
  • Disney’s See How They Run. Release date: 9 September 2022.
  • Paramount’s Tad The Lost Explorer And The Curse Of The Mummy. Release date: 9 September 2022.
  • Universal’s rom-com Ticket To Paradise starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. Release date: 16 September.
  • Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. Release date: 23 September.
  • Re-release of 2009 Avatar ahead of sequel Avatar: The Way of Water in December. Release date: 23 September.
  • Universal’s British drama Mrs Harris Goes to Paris. Release date: 30 September.
  • Paramount’s horror Smile. Release date: 30 September.


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