Disney’s “The Marvels” debuted atop the U.K. and Ireland box office with £3.4 million ($4.2 million), according to numbers released by Comscore.
However, in keeping with its global bow, the opening was soft as the latest installment in the MCU scored just above its stablemates “The Incredible Hulk” (2008) and “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011), both of which debuted with £3.3 million.
In its fourth weekend, Universal’s “Trolls Band Together” moved down a place to second with £959,193 for a total of £13.9 million.
In third place, also in its fourth weekend, Paramount’s Scorsese epic “Killers of the Flower Moon” collected £663,115 for a total of £9 million. In fourth position, in its third weekend, Universal’s “Five Nights at Freddy’s” earned £637,969 for a total of £9.8 million.
Rounding off the top five was the latest installment in Bollywood studio Yash Raj Films’ spy universe, “Tiger 3,” starring Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif. The film released unusually on Sunday, Nov. 12, to coincide with India’s biggest festival Diwali. On its first day of release, the film grossed £425,668, bowing in fifth place.
The other debuts over the weekend were Picturehouse Entertainment’s Cannes winner “Anatomy of a Fall” and Entertainment Film Distributors’ Nicolas Cage vehicle “Dream Scenario,” which bowed with £412,751 and £384,560 in sixth and seventh place respectively.
There are a spate of high-profile releases set for the upcoming weekend. Lionsgate is bowing “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” and Warner Bros. is debuting Emerald Fennell’s BFI London Film Festival opener “Saltburn.” Sony is opening Eli Roth’s “Thanksgiving” and Studiocanal is premiering Todd Haynes’ Cannes title “May December,” starring Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman.
Netflix is providing a limited release to “Stamped From the Beginning” where Roger Ross Williams tackles U.S. racism, and Modern Films is opening Sheffield documentary “Tish,” a portrait of social documentary photographer and trailblazer Tish Murtha, who dedicated her life to documenting the lives of working-class communities in Northeast England.