M. Night Shyamalan’s ageing thriller Old heads the new openers at the UK-Ireland box office this weekend, as new releases persist despite concerns over rising Covid-19 cases.
The UK and Ireland reported a combined 41,094 new cases on Thursday, July 22. This is up 565% from 6,180 on May 17, the day cinemas reopened in England.
The vaccine rollout should reduce the spread and potency of the virus, with all UK adults now offered a first dose. However there are still concerns that the third wave will affect box office releases; yesterday Entertainment Film Distributors