UK-Ireland Box Office Preview: ‘Death On The Nile’ Heads To ‘Uncharted’ Waters | News
All-Star Murder Mystery Death on the Nile leads new openers at the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, which will also see a wide release for the action-thriller Unexploredwith Tom Holland.
Released by Walt Disney Studios, Death on the Nile opens with a big 718 sites – the widest release since October 2020, when the James Bond blockbuster no time to die opened in a record 772 theaters.
Agatha Christie’s adaptation follows Murder on the Orient Expresswhich opened at 624 venues and cost £4.98million in its opening weekend of November 5, 2017.
In this sequel, Kenneth Branagh returns as both director and star, playing detective Hercule Poirot as he investigates the murder of a young heiress on a Nile cruise. The cast includes Gal Gadot, Annette Bening, Letitia Wright and Armie Hammer. Filmed in late 2019, its original October 2020 release date was delayed by the pandemic.
Also opening this weekend is the action adventure Unexplored, led by Spider-Man star Tom Holland. Sony Pictures Releasing will open the film in 580 locations. Directed by Ruben Fleischer and based on a hit video game series, Holland plays Nathan Drake, who is recruited by a seasoned treasure hunter – played by Mark Wahlberg – as they go in search of Magellen’s lost gold .
Universal will offer an alternative with the romantic comedy Marry me, starring Jennifer Lopez and Owen Wilson, directed by Kat Coiro. The studio will open US functionality in 502 locations.
Disney will also open Get Back – The Rooftop Concert hitting Imax screens this weekend, showing the Beatles’ latest live performance in full. It follows the success of the Disney+ documentary series, The Beatles: Come Back, directed by Peter Jackson. It will extend to non-Imax screens from February 18.
After receiving three historic Oscar nominations, an animated documentary To flee will be published on 43 sites by Curzon. Directed by Denmark’s Jonas Poher Rasmussen, the film debuted at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and was the first documentary to be nominated in the Animated Feature category of the Oscars, and the first animation to be nominated for the best documentary.
Modern Films will open a Japanese romantic drama wheel of fortune and fantasy in 28 locations. It’s directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, who picked up four Oscar nominations this week for another one of his films, drive my car. wheel of fortune and fantasy premiered at the industry-only Berlinale in 2021, where it received the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.
Another favorite opening of the festival this weekend is that of Kirill Serebrennikov Petrov flu. After premiering in Competition at Cannes in 2021, Sovereign Film Distribution will open the Russian crime comedy-drama in eight theaters. Sovereign plans to expand in week two, with a one-night screening and recorded Q&A with Serebrennikov set to play simultaneously at 37 Odeon venues.
Kinostar will release Patryk Vega’s Polish romantic drama Love, Sex and the Pandemic in 167 locations while Zee Studios International will open Indian feature film Badhaai in 41 locations.
Magic Light Pictures will open two half-hour family movies, Supervise and The Gruffaloin 107 Odéon cinemas. Supervise will be screened with animation Zog to Vue and Showcase, but those numbers have yet to be released.
Key retainers include Sing 2, Jackass Forever, Belfast, Spider-Man: No Way Home and moon fall.