The Greatest Showman: Hugh Jackman starrer grabs top spot in UK box office six weeks after release

FP Staff

Feb,08 2018 12:51:06 IST

The Hugh Jackman starrer fantasy musical The Greatest Showman has notched up another surprise, by grabbing the top spot in the box office of the UK in its sixth week of release, beating Darkest Hour with another £2.2 million coming in this weekend, as reported by The Guardian.

Hugh Jackman in a still from The Greatest Showman. YouTube

Hugh Jackman in a still from The Greatest Showman. YouTube

Fox has been celebrating the unprecedented success of The Greatest Showman as it has proved to be a top earner after six weeks in the running, a rare feat which last occurred in 2011 when Arthur’s Christmas rose back to the top spot in its fourth week. The Greatest Showman debuted on the Christmas weekend of December 2017 with £2.58 million after which there was an expected decline in each week’s earnings till it showed an 8% rise in the sixth week. The film has also managed £2 million plus box office collections in every weekend since its release, as reported by The Guardian.

The movie which had received mediocre reviews and while competing with mega franchise like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and the smash hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, has managed to hold its own and rake in impressive profits for Fox Studios.

As of the 2-4 February weekend, it has beaten films like the animated feature Coco, Oscar contenders like The PostThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and the highly anticipated Paul Thomas Anderson’s period drama Phantom Thread.

Updated Date: Feb 08, 2018 12:51 PM