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‘Matilda the Musical’ Topples ‘Black Panther 2’ at U.Okay. Field Workplace – The Hollywood Reporter

An adaptation of a stage musical a few studious schoolgirl has topped Black Panther: Wakanda Without end from the highest of the U.Okay. field workplace.

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical took $5 million in its opening weekend for Sony Footage, greater than half the general field workplace. From director Matthew Warchus and based mostly on his personal vastly profitable Royal Shakespeare Firm manufacturing (which itself was based mostly on Dahl’s beloved kids’s ebook), the movie earned an estimated 50 % greater than the Clean Panther sequel, 5 occasions that of fellow new opener Unusual World. At present change charges, it’s 60 % forward of The Biggest Showman, which additionally opened through the vacation hall.

Starring Emma Thompson, Lashana Lynch and newcomer Alisha Weir (as Matilda), the movie — a Netflix and Sony/Tristar partnership from Working Title and the Roald Dahl Story Firm — has been given an unique theatrical launch within the U.Okay. and Eire by Sony, slightly below two months after it opened the BFI London Movie Pageant in early October. It lands on Netflix throughout the remainder of the world Christmas Day.

Directed by Warchus, Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical is produced by Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan for Working Title, Jon Finn (Billy Elliot), and Luke Kelly of The Roald Dahl Story Firm. Screenwriter Dennis Kelly, who wrote the stage manufacturing, tailored it for the massive display screen, with authentic music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.


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