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Absolute Power

(1997)

Director(s)
Stars
Gene Hackman
Ed Harris
Laura Linney
Scott Glenn
Dennis Haysbert
Judy Davis
E.G. Marshall
Melora Hardin
Kenneth Welsh
Penny Johnson Jerald
Richard Jenkins
Mark Margolis
Elaine Kagan
Alison Eastwood
Yau-Gene Chan
George Orrison
Charles McDaniel
John Lyle Campbell
Kimber Eastwood
Eric Dahlquist Jr.
Jack Stewart Taylor
Joy Ehrlich
Robert Harvey
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News
6th June 2017

This week the flagging DC Cinematic Universe owned by Warner Bros. got a well needed kick start with Wonder Woman that not only got a fantastic opening weekend but also got good reviews.

For a new IP starring the little known Gal Gadot a £6.1 million opening is fantastic, although Chris Pine does brings some star power and the film easily takes over at the top of the UK box office.

Compared to the previous 2 films in the series, Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel it is far lower but the reviews have been far better and this film could have a good run ahead of it.

With Justice League coming on November this year it could be a good year for Warner and the DC property it so wants to be a rival to Marvel Cinematic Universe but is lacking to date.

Falling from the top to number 3 this week is Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge, a weekend take of £2 million brings the films total to £13 million.

Worth noting is for the week Monday - Sunday Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge would have still been number 1 with a weekly take of £7.7 million.

Also making its debut this week is Baywatch, a slapstick retelling of the 90s TV show, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zak Efron the film takes £4.6 million, not bad really but not good up against a superhero movie.

This week has Smurfs The Lost Village as the longest running film with 9 weeks while Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 is the top total grossing movie with £39.6 million after 6 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Warcraft made its debut at the top of the box office on its debut, and with a whole new top 3 X-Men Apocalypse fell to number 5.

Five years ago
Prometheus made its debut at the top of the UK box office while Men in Black 3 fell to number 3 on its second weekend of release.

Ten years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: At Worlds End spent a second weekend at the top while making its debut at 2 was Wedding Daze.

Fifteen years ago
Staring at the top was Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones for a third weekend while top new film was 40 Days and 40 Nights.

Twenty years ago
On its 5th weekend of release Liar Liar Went back to the top while the top new film was Absolute Power which entered at number 2, the previous weeks top film, Jungle 2 Jungle fell to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Waynes World stayed at the top for a second weekend with the top new film being Medicine Man at number 3.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 4

Chart history
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£525,000
£525,000
4
£450,000
£975,000
5
£225,000
£1,200,000
8
£100,000
£1,300,000
Finer details

Total UK gross £1,300,000 and the 2530th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 15

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