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Spotlight doubles takings after Best Picture Oscar as Lady in the Van opens strongly

Spotlight, the winner of the Best Picture gong at last Monday’s Oscars saw its box office takings double on the previous weekend, while British film The Lady in the Van enjoyed a strong opening weekend.

The new release, based on a biographical play by Alan Bennett about an eccentric woman who lived in a van on his driveway for 15 years, took $2.077m on its opening weekend on 266 screens.

It still could not touch Marvel Comics’ Deadpool, which took $2.5m on 407 screens to stay at the top of the box office – with takings now topping $37m.

Oscar winner Spotlight, a hard-hitting film about a team of journalists investigating widespread child abuse in the Catholic Church, took $454,815 over the weekend on 176 screens – up from $233,963 on 159 screens the previous weekend.

Rebel Wilson’s How to Be Single slipped to third place with $1.317m on 265 screens, with a total take of $8.098m, while Coen Brothers’ film Hail, Caesar! slipped to $675,091 on 248 screens on its second week.

Another new release, Triple 9, about a group of criminals planning their biggest heist, took $454,001 on 145 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Deadpool (Fox) $2,556,624 407 $37,235,734
The Lady In The Van (Sony) $2,077,445 266 $2,208,857
How To Be Single (Wb) $1,317,245 265 $8,098,655
Hail, Caesar! (Universal) $675,091 248 $2,548,854
Gods Of Egypt (Eone) $552,301 200 $1,732,287
Spotlight (Eone) $454,815 176 $4,358,016
Triple 9 (Roadshow) $454,001 145 $466,403
Brooklyn (Transmission) $419,196 185 $4,612,817
Ride Along 2 (Universal) $319,960 173 $2,606,647
The Revenant (Fox) $316,652 147 $19,550,179
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (Paramount) $254,207 170 $1,096,046
The Finest Hours (Disney) $237,858 183 $237,858
Zoolander 2 (Paramount) $227,204 190 $6,840,510
The Lion King (Bvi) $160,220 70 $27,267,400
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Disney) $113,684 57 $93,607,048
The Big Short (Paramount) $106,573 59 $7,251,601
The Mermaid (Sony) $97,307 19 $1,133,489
The Boy And The Best (Madman) $89,001 41 $89,001
45 Years (Madman) $78,748 44 $687,669
Three Wise Cousins (Ms21 Films) $62,380 17 $672,407
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