Spider-Man: No Way Home beats Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast to reach its sixth weekend at the top of the UK box office. 

Kenneth Branagh’s awards favourite Belfast has grossed £2.31 million in its debut weekend at the UK box office. However, Variety reports that this was not enough to knock Spider-Man: No Way Home off the top spot. It just beat the semi-autobiographical drama with £2.33 million in sales in its sixth consecutive week at the top of the box office in the UK.

The superhero film has proven so popular with cinema audiences that it is now the sixth-highest grossing film of all time. Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel Avengers: Endgame are still ahead of it, but James Cameron’s Avatar holds the top spot, seemingly immovable after grossing $2.8 billion worldwide.

Other higher earners in this weeks’ UK box office include Scream, in third place with £1.2 million in ticket sales. Guillermo del Toro’s Film Noir remake Nightmare Alley lags slightly behind with £549,560, despite it also being in its debut weekend. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, and Willem Dafoe. It is a lovingly-crafted tale that provides a glimpse into the dark heart of the American Dream.

New releases making their box office debut this week include Universal’s animated musical Sing 2, as well as Pedro Almodóvar’s Parallel Mothers, starring Penélope Cruz. Republic Film is releasing horror film Amulet, which is finally getting a UK release after debuting at Sundance Film Festival in January 2020. All of these films will be in cinemas this Friday, 28th January.

With superhero films currently dominating the UK box office and smaller productions struggling in their shadow, we can only hope that six weeks after Spider-Man: No Way Home’s release these upcoming films may stand a better chance.

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