Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out reclaimed the No. 1 spot in its fourth weekend of release in the UK, thereby trumping the bow of The Man From U.N.C.L.E and holdovers Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from Paramount and Sony’s Pixels. It’s quite an unusual feat and bears noting especially since there was quite a squabble for No. 1 bragging rights in the territory over the weekend.
Specifically, the animated film directed and co-written by Pete Docter ended the three-day weekend with $3M (dropping only 2% from last week), besting Guy Ritchie’s U.N.C.L.E. which came in with $2.26M and No. 3 in its first weekend there. Ouch! No. 2 was Rogue Nation with $2.46M and then Pixels ran in with $2M. The Sony pic took the fourth spot and with previews added in had a total cume of $4.14M.
Hard to believe, but the animated wonder also surpassed the lifetime cume of Frozen with $18M and, once again, claimed the No. 1 spot there after five weekends in release. Wow.
Inside Out did the same in Hong Kong where it is also in four weekends of release. It only declined 1% from a week earlier to come back and surprisingly take hold of the No. 1 spot. The little picture that could ended up grossing a total of $11.7M this weekend to bring its international cume to $327.8M and $667.2M globally.