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‘La La Land’ in mind-blowing opening weekend at UK box-office

by Paul Heath

La La Land UK box-office: The film has taken an estimated £6 million in its opening weekend across the land.

Read more about the La La Land UK box-office below.

La La Land UK box-office

La La Land triumphed at the UK box-office this past weekend, taking a huge £6 million in its opening four days from Thursday. It is officially the biggest opener of 2017, and even though we’re just a couple of weeks in, it’s still very impressive.

The film, a modern-day musical starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was released on a huge 606 sites, and many were sold out back-to-back. This news comes after the film swept a record breaking 7 Golden Globes from 7 nominations last weekend along with 11 BAFTA nominations, including nods for Best Film, Director, Leading Actor and Leading Actress.

The film captivated UK audiences by a long stretch, taking more than three times the second place film as well as beating the opening weekend of Lionsgate’s own first Hunger Games film (£4.9 million) by a wide margin.  La La Land’s mammoth debut shows not only that love of classic cinema is thriving in the UK but that there is a tremendous audience for boldly original new content in addition to the major franchises.

Zygi Kamasa, CEO of Lionsgate’s European office commented, “La La Land has touched audiences in a way that no one could see coming. With sell-out screens country wide, 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.”

You can read our review of this film here, and see our video reaction after walking out of one of the first screenings at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

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