UK box office preview: ‘David Copperfield’ takes on horror titles, strong holdovers

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UK box office preview: ‘David Copperfield’ takes on horror titles, strong holdovers
The Turning’, ‘The Grudge’ among other new openers.

Armando Iannucci’s The Personal History Of David Copperfield is the prominent new title this weekend, as the latest Charles Dickens adaptation looking to make a mark with UK audiences.

Dickens’ oeuvre has inspired over one hundred film adaptations across theatrical, TV and streaming releases. His most frequently adapted book is his 1843 novel A Christmas Carol, which has formed the basis of almost 50 screen works.

Iannucci’s film, which launched at Toronto 2019, marks the ninth time Dickens’ 1849 book David Copperfield has been reproduced on screen. It takes its name from the novel’s full title,
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