'La La Land' Takes Top Spot at the U.K. Box Office
La La Land, fresh off its seven Golden Globe wins, has become the top earner in the U.K on its opening weekend, with Lionsgate UK expecting a £6 million payday following its debut in 606 theaters.
With its awards success and its rave reviews to boot, it's small wonder that the film has seen such a stirring response from filmgoers. This take puts it 22% higher than the studio's first Hunger Games film, which is truly impressive given that it's a wholly original film that calls back to the Golden age of Hollywood. What this means for what audiences crave now and in the future could amount to nothing, but it's impressive nonetheless.
"LA LA LAND has touched audiences in a way that no one could see coming. With sell-out screens countrywide, 5-star reviews across the board and unprecedented exhibitor support, our results show that this weekend everyone wanted to escape to the “city of stars” that Damien Chazelle and his filmmaking team created so superbly. We couldn’t be happier with what the film has delivered and how UK cinema-goers have responded," said CEO of Lionsgate's European office Zygi Kamasa.