Venom – Tom Hardy stars as a journalist whose body merges with the alien Venom while he’s investigating the strange experiments of Dr Carlton Drake (Riz Ahmed) – imparting superhuman strength and rage. Latest Marvel adaptation, also starring Michelle Williams and Woody Harrelson, had a huge opening in cinemas worldwide.

Johnny English Strikes Again – Third mission in the popular comedy series starring Rowan Atkinson as the inept spy, here recalled to action following a leak of agents’ identities. Also stars Ben Miller, Olga Kurylenko and Emma Thompson as the Prime Minister.

A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper directs, co-writes and stars alongside Lady Gaga in this acclaimed new version of the romantic drama in which a fading musician helps a struggling younger singer to find fame and fortune.

The House with a Clock in its Walls – Jack Black and Cate Blanchett star in this fantasy adventure in which a young orphan finds a magical clock in his warlock uncle’s house that is counting down to the end of the world!

Night School – Comedy starring Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart in which a group of misfits try to get their lives back on track by attending adult classes. Directed by comedy veteran, Malcolm D Lee.

A Simple Favour – Dark mystery from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig finds Stephanie (Anna Kendrick) searching for her new friend (Blake Lively) who has vanished. Also stars Henry Golding and Rupert Friend.

Aida – Metropolitan Opera’s 2018 production of Verdi’s much-performed, 4-act opera, set in ancient Egypt. Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko takes the title role of Aida, the Ethiopian slave.

Crazy Rich Asians – Romcom in which Chinese-American Rachel travels from New York to Singapore for the wedding of her wealthy boyfriend’s best friend. Stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding and Michelle Yeoh.

The Nun – Smash-hit follow-up to The Conjuring 2, in which a demonic nun makes her malevolent presence felt at a Romanian abbey. Directed by award-winning British filmmaker, Corin Hardy.

The Wife – Life-enhancing drama in which a loyal wife (Glenn Close) questions her life choices while accompanying her writer husband (Jonathan Pryce) to Stockholm where he’s due to be awarded a Nobel Prize. Also stars Max Irons, Christian Slater and Elizabeth McGovern.

Top 10 films in UK cinemas
Last weekend box-office / Total UK box-office

1 Venom – NEW £8,031,342 £8,031,342
2 Johnny English Strikes Again – NEW £4,117,692 £4,117,692
3 A Star is Born – NEW £4,100,196 £4,100,196
4 The House with a Clock in its Walls £902,203 £6,806,751
5 Night School £860,262 £3,122,918
6 A Simple Favour £484,975 £4,475,268
7 Aida – Met Opera £302,179 £302,179
8 Crazy Rich Asians £281,478 £5,403,572
9 The Nun £243,153 £11,099,719
10 The Wife £228,950 £924,023

comScore data up to and including Sunday 7 October 2018 – explore more at launchingfilms.com

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