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The Greatest Showman lands UK box office top spot in sixth week of release

The Greatest Showman

Story by Jack Foley

HUGH Jackman’s The Greatest Showman has landed the top spot at the UK box office in its sixth week of release.

The news continues the film’s remarkable run at the UK box office, where it took a further £2.206k over the three-day weekend, bringing its cumulative total to £23,239k.

It also marks the first time a film has ever claimed the No.1 spot over the weekend this far into release.

Indeed, the sixth weekend of The Greatest Showman is bigger than the sixth weekend of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (£2,013k), the biggest film of all time in the UK (£123,054k).

By the end of the week, The Greatest Showman will be the biggest film of 2018 in the UK.

Since its Boxing Day release, the film has continued to perform consistently, capturing the hearts and voices of audiences all over the world (including Australia where the film also achieved a first place finish in the sixth week of release).

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack also continues its dominance in the Official UK Album Chart, spending a fourth consecutive week at No. 1, with the show-stopping anthem of empowerment This Is Me currently No. 8 in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart.

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along version will hit cinemas nationwide from February 23 and is available to book now.

Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox UK (Theatrical), Cameron Saunders commented: “Audiences across the country are looking for joy and happiness, and with The Greatest Showman joy and happiness has found them, shaken them by the hand and given them a great Hugh Jackman sized bear hug.

“We’d like to thank everyone for returning the embrace, making it the UK’s No. 1 during the most vibrant time for cinema going in recent history. At the beginning of the movie, Charity Barnum says: “I wish for happiness like this to last forever” – this timeless, modern day classic promises to do exactly that. Experience it in cinemas today, tomorrow and again next week!”

The Greatest Showman is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the ambition and imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman tells the story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a mesmerizing spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.