Paddington 2 has been StudioCanal’s biggest opening weekend at the UK box office.
StudioCanal today celebrated the company’s biggest opening weekend at the UK box office with Paul King’s Paddington 2.
Paddington 2 opened across 606 sites, the company’s widest release ever, boasting a screen average of £13,606 and a weekend total of £8,258,942.
The opening gross is a 59% increase from Paddington’s opening box office in 2014.
The politest bear from Peru is number 1 at the UK box office, an incredible result for StudioCanal’s most ambitious production to date.
The film accounted for 42% of this weekend’s gross box office and scored the 12th biggest opening weekend of 2017 overall as well as the 7th best 3-day opening of the year. IMAX delivered from its 36 sites with a grand total of £102,685.
StudioCanal Chairman and CEO Didier Lupfer said: “I am so delighted to celebrate the company’s biggest and widest release to date with the opening weekend figures of PADDINGTON 2.
“The #1 opening represents a significant milestone for us and we can’t wait to spread Paddington’s contagious message of kindness worldwide as the film continues its global roll out.”