Peter Rabbit – Huge opening for this comedy adventure adapted from Beatrix Potter’s tale of a mischievous young rabbit, voiced by James Corden. The star voices in the farmyard also include Daisy Ridley, Rose Byrne and Margot Robbie. (The Tale of Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter’s first book, was published in 1902.)
Tomb Raider – Alicia Vikander is the fiercely independent new Lara Croft, searching for her missing father in this cutting-edge action adventure also starring Dominic West and Kristin Scott Thomas.
Black Panther – Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa (Black Panther by night), who returns to the high-tech African nation of Wakanda on the death of his father, the king. Also stars Michael B Jordan, Lupita N’yongo, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis. Now one of the UK’s top 5 hits of the last 12 months.
The Greatest Showman – Roll up, roll up for Hugh Jackman’s charming incarnation of PT Barnum, who rose from nothing to invent showbusiness via his spectacular circus. Enjoying amazing staying power in its 12th week of release, it also stars Michelle Williams, Zendaya, Zac Efron and Rebecca Ferguson.
Red Sparrow – Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian ballerina turned intelligence agent, whose debut mission is to track a CIA spy (Joel Edgerton). Contemporary thriller from Hunger Games director, Francis Lawrence; also stars Charlotte Rampling, Matthias Schoenaerts and Jeremy Irons.
Game Night – US comedy with a twist, starring Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as hosts of a regular games night for their friends, who all find themselves trying to solve a real-life murder mystery!
Lady Bird – Comedy written and directed by Greta Gerwig (and recognised with 5 Oscar nominations), in which Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf share a combustious mother-daughter relationship in California.
The Shape of Water – Guillermo del Toro’s Best Film Oscar-winner stars Sally Hawkins as a mute cleaner at a US government laboratory who discovers an amphibious alien in a top-secret experiment. Also stars Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon.
Finding Your Feet – London-set contemporary comedy with a best-in-class cast including Imelda Staunton, Joanna Lumley, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie and David Hayman. From Wimbledon director, Richard Loncraine.
Mary Magdalene – Rooney Mara stars in the title role, alongside Joaquin Phoenix as Jesus and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Peter, in this drama directed by Garth Davis, who earlier directed Rooney Mara in the BAFTA-winning Lion.
Top 10 films in UK cinemas
Last weekend box-office / Total UK box-office
1 Peter Rabbit – NEW £7,273,551 £7,273,551
2 Tomb Raider – NEW £3,081,916 £3,081,916
3 Black Panther £1,881,691 £42,779,145
4 The Greatest Showman £1,059,983 £38,904,203
5 Red Sparrow £588,634 £5,278,099
6 Game Night £540,977 £3,650,285
7 Lady Bird £293,131 £4,702,917
8 The Shape of Water £289,641 £6,978,097
9 Finding Your Feet £285,202 £4,437,675
10 Mary Magdalene – NEW £238,924 £238,924
comScore data up to and including Sunday 18 March 2018 – explore more at launchingfilms.com