‘Paddington 2’ was a huge success at the UK box office for StudioCanal!

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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.”

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