U.K. Box Office: 'Everest' Enjoys Second Week at Summit
A non-moving top three saw Working Title celebrate a 1-2 positioning for 'Everest' and 'Legend' for a second time.
Universal's disaster epic Everest extended its stay at the top of the U.K. box office by another week, dropping just 20 percent from its opening weekend with $3 million. With a total of $10.4 million in the so far, it has well beaten director Baltasar Kormakur's previous U.K. best, 2 Guns, which hit $6.5 million.
Following a non-moving top three, Working Title could celebrate a second week of having the top two positions, with Legend adding $2.7 million for a three-week total of $20.2 million, making it the highest-grossing British 18-certificate of all time. Studiocanal's crime biopic – starring Tom Hardy in two roles, as London gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray – is due to open in the U.S. Nov. 20.
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trial held third with $1.8 million for a total of $10.5 million and looks likely to pass The Maze Runner's $13.5 million.
The highest new entry in a relatively quiet week was the Drew Barrymore/Toni Collette comedy-drama Miss You Already, which took $741,000 for eOne.
Elsewhere, an additional $654,000 for Inside Out saw it surpass Finding Nemo to become the second-biggest original animation of all time in the U.K. with an impressive $57.7 million total after 10 weeks.