U.K. Box Office: 'Ant-Man' Ends 'Minions' Reign
Elsewhere, a Dutch violinist set an event cinema record and pushed 'Terminator: Genisys' out of the top five.
Minions’ three-week yellow spell at the top of the U.K. box office finally came to an end over the weekend, with Ant-Man opening in the number one slot.
In a relatively low-earning three-day period for British cinemas, Disney’s latest Marvel outing took home $6.2 million, debuting higher than Captain America: The First Avenger ($4.6 million) and The Incredible Hulk ($5.1 million).
Minions, Ted 2 and Jurassic World, meanwhile, remained glued together but a position lower, giving Universal a 2-3-4 placing.
Elsewhere, the live performance of Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu’s 2015 Maastricht Concert broke event cinema records, becoming the first concert to bring in more than £1 million ($1.6 million) in Britain on a single day. Its total weekend gross of $1.7 million saw it top the previous records set by Take That Live and One Direction: Where We Are.
Rieu also managed to push Terminator: Genisys out of the top five in its third week, with the robotic revival stuttering with $1.3 million, pushing its total revenue so far to $14.4 million and tracking lower than its predecessor Terminator Salvation, which amassed a total of $22.2 million in 2009.
In the tenth spot, Asif Kapadia’s Amy added $490,000 to pass the $3 million mark in its third week, becoming the ninth-biggest documentary of all time in the U.K.