Les Miserables continues its triumphant run in both the UK music charts and box office:
Universal’s Les Misérables has recorded a third straight week at number one in the UK after an excellent hold in its third weekend.
Tom Hooper’s ambitious take on the much-loved musical sung its way to a further $6.3m (£4m) for a formidable tally of $38.7m (£24.6m) after 17 days in play. It is now the second biggest musical in UK box office history, behind Universal’s own Mamma Mia!’s mighty $107.9m (£68.5m) haul.
While it might seem unlikely that Les Misérables can match that feat, it’s interesting to note that its third weekend running total is on par with that of Mamma Mia! which stood at $38.7m (£24.6m) at the same stage, and Les Misérables has achieved a higher third weekend than Mamma Mia! (£3.9m to £2.8m). Source: Screen Daily
The original motion picture cast recording of “Les Miserables” (Polydor/Universal) started a second week at No. 1 on the new U.K. album chart yesterday (Sunday). Source: Billboard