Documentary specialist distributor Piece of Magic Entertainment’s “Andre Rieu’s 2022 Maastricht Summer Concert,” a concert film featuring Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu led a sluggish weekend at the U.K. and Ireland box office.
The film collected £799,474 ($932,330) in a weekend when no film crossed the £1 million mark, according to numbers provided by Comscore. It was a three-day bank holiday weekend in the U.K. Ten previous Rieu concerts have grossed more in their opening weekend, but none managed to top the charts, per Comscore.
The last event film to top the charts in the territory was “Michael Ball and Alfie Boe: Back Together” in Oct. 2020.
Universal’s “Beast,” featuring Idris Elba, debuted in the second position with £600,259. In its fifth weekend, Warner Bros.’ “DC League Of Super-Pets” collected £598,985 in third place and now has a total of £12.2 million.
In fourth place, in its fourth weekend, Sony’s Brad Pitt starrer “Bullet Train” took in £593,044 for a total of £8.1 million.
After dominating the box office for two weekends, Universal’s “Nope” fell to fifth place with £576,643 for a total of little under £6 million in its third weekend. The ninth weekend of Universal’s “Minions: The Rise Of Gru” brought in £573,512 for a total of £42.3 million, continuing the film’s successful run there.
“Top Gun: Maverick,” the Tom Cruise movie from Paramount, which has so far dominated the year’s box office with a total of £80.5 million, remained in the top 10 with £549,490 in its fourteenth weekend.
The Forgiven, starring Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain, and George Miller’s “Three Thousand Years of Longing,” starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, are this weekend’s wide releases, and Universal and Entertainment Film Distributors, respectively, are debuting at more than 300 locations each.
Signature Entertainment is releasing the thriller “Fall” at more than 100 locations.
There are a couple of 40th-anniversary rereleases as well – “Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan” from Paramount and “E.T.,” including an IMAX version, from Universal.