January 31, 2023

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‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ continues to rule the UK box office

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Disney masterpiece “Avatar: The Way of Water” topped the UK and Ireland box office with £4.9 million ($6 million) in its second weekend.

James Cameron’s return to Pandora now has a total of £25.03m in the region, according to ComScore figures.

In second place, in its fifth weekend, Sony/Tristar Pictures’ Roald Dahl adaptation “Matilda the Musical” collected another £1.1 million for a total of £16.1 million.

Richard Curtis’ perennially popular romantic comedy “Love Actually,” reissued by Park Circus, was third with £408,179, while another holiday season release from the company, “Elf,” snagged £252,061 in fourth place.

Rounding out the top five in its fourth weekend was Universal’s Bad Santa hit “Violent Night” with £246,399 for a total of £3.3 million.

In sixth place, in its seventh weekend, Disney’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” collected £200,946 for a total of £32.2 million. And in ninth place, in its fifth weekend, Disney’s “Strange World” took £143,572 and now has a total of £2.5 million.

Park Circus reissues of “Home Alone”, “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Muppet Christmas Carol” ranked seventh, eighth and 10th in the chart with £187,526, £177,501 and £142,774 respectively.

This coming weekend, on Friday, Dec. 30, Curzon is releasing Francois Ozon’s gender-swapped homage to German author Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s 1972 classic “The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant,” “Peter von Kant,” which had a festival run. Berlin and San Sebastian.

On New Year’s Eve, Trafalgar is releasing live concert event “Berliner Philharmoniker Live: New Year’s Eve Concert 2022”.

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