The latest 20th Century Studios’ release debuted at Number 1 at the UK & Ireland Box Office, taking £2.19M ($2.71M) in its opening weekend.
Monday, September 18: 20th Century Studios’ ‘A Haunting in Venice’ emerged in the No.1 spot in the UK & Ireland box office in a ghoulishly good opening weekend. The latest instalment in the Poirot series, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as Poirot himself, opened in UK cinemas on September 15th.
Select UK quotes below, with the film also certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes:
“Ingenious” “The saga at its best” Mireia Mullor, Digital Spy
“A Haunting in Venice lives up to its spooky title” Charles Gant, Heat
“edge-of-your-seat viewing” Lucas Hill-Paul, Daily Express online
“A Haunting in Venice” is set in eerie, post-World War II Venice on All Hallows’ Eve and is a terrifying mystery featuring the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in the world’s most glamorous city, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo. When one of the guests is murdered, the detective is thrust into a sinister world of shadows and secrets.
Reuniting many of the filmmakers behind 2017’s “Murder on the Orient Express” and 2022’s “Death on the Nile,” the film is directed by Kenneth Branagh with a screenplay by Oscar® nominee Michael Green based upon Agatha Christie’s novel “Hallowe’en Party.” The producers are Kenneth Branagh, p.g.a., Judy Hofflund, p.g.a., Ridley Scott, and Simon Kinberg, with Louise Killin, James Prichard, and Mark Gordon serving as executive producers.
A HAUNTING IN VENICE IS IN UK CINEMAS NOW
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