Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting in Venice’ Stays Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office

Disney’s Agatha Christie adaptation “A Haunting in Venice” stayed atop the U.K. and Ireland box office for the second successive weekend with £1.4 million ($1.8 million), per numbers from Comscore.

The film, directed by Kenneth Branagh, where he plays detective Hercule Poirot, now has a total of £4.9 million after two weekends in release.

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Lionsgate’s “Expend4bles” debuted in second place with £761,444. In its third weekend, Warner Bros.’ “The Nun II” scared up £703,819 in third position for a total of £5.1 million.

Sony’s “The Equalizer 3” collected £537,327 in fourth place in its fourth weekend for a total of £7.2 million. Blackbear’s “Dumb Money” debuted in fifth position with £506,095.

Yash Raj Films’ “Jawan,” starring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, continued its golden run, taking in £207,470 in its third weekend for a total of £2.7 million.

Coming up midweek, on Sept. 27 is Trafalgar Releasing’s drama-romance “Surprised by Oxford.” Trafalgar has two more releases the following day – Korean musician IU’s concert film “IU CONCERT : The Golden Hour” and National Theatre production “A Little Life” headlined by James Norton.

Sept. 28 also sees the release of Gareth Edwards’ sci-fi epic “The Creator,” starring John David Washington, which Disney is opening across more than 300 locations.

On Sept 29, also getting a wide 300+ site release is Lionsgate’s “Saw X,” the latest addition to the horror franchise. The Friday also sees the 50th anniversary re-release of William Friedkin’s all-time horror classic “The Exorcist,” from Warner Bros. Meanwhile, Park Circus is re-releasing “Hocus Pocus,” starring Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

Studiocanal is releasing British master Ken Loach’s “The Old Oak,” which bowed at Cannes and won the audience award at Locarno.

Central City Media is opening “Where the Wind Blows,” featuring Hong Kong icons oTony Leung and Aaron Kwok.

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