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Back to The Future

(1985)

Director(s)
Stars
Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Thomas F. Wilson
Claudia Wells
Marc McClure
Wendie Jo Sperber
George DiCenzo
Frances Lee McCain
James Tolkan
J.J. Cohen
Casey Siemaszko
Harry Waters Jr.
Donald Fullilove
Lisa Freeman
Cristen Kauffman
Elsa Raven
Will Hare
Ivy Bethune
Jason Marin
Katherine Britton
Jason Hervey
Maia Brewton
Courtney Gains
Richard L. Duran
Jeff OHaco
Johnny Green
Jamie Abbott
Norman Alden
Read Morgan
Sachi Parker
Robert Krantz
Gary Riley
Karen Petrasek
George Buck Flower
Tommy Thomas
Granville Danny Young
David Harold Brown
Lloyd L. Tolbert
Paul Hanson
Lee Brownfield
Robert DeLapp
Charles L. Campbell
Deborah Harmon
DJanine King-Lasky
Huey Lewis
Tony Pope
Ethel Sway
Tom Tangen
Arthur Tovey
Tom Willett
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Its Back to the Future Day, the day in Back to The Future Part II when Marty, Doc Brown and Jennifer arrive from 1985.

Celebrate by not just watching Part II but Part I and III as well.

Now in its 5th variation Mission:Impossible hits the top spot on its debut weekend as the Tom Cruise franchise continues with more explosions than before.

Taking £5.3 million over the weekend Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation continues the run started way back in 1996, every Mission:Impossible film has debuted at the top.

In comparison hasn't done as well as the £8 million plus of the first and fourth film but is on a par with the others all in the £5 million range.

Falling into second place this week is Inside Out after a single week at the top, although it's not bad news for the Pixar film, it took and incredible £9 million is mid week taking and would by far have been the biggest film is it took Monday to Sunday figures into account.

Also new this week is Hot Pursuit, the American hit film limps into the UK box office at number 7.

Highest grossing film on the box office is Jurassic World which is currently at £62.7 million after 8 weeks of release.

Historical charts

A year ago
Guardians of The Galaxy was the new film entering the box office at the top, it knocked Dawn of The Planet of The Apes down to number 2.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 remained at the top for a second week while the remake of The Karate Kind was the highest new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory made its way to the top on its debut weekend of release, Madagascar fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Perfect Storm was the new film at the top, on its debut weekend Stuart Little fell to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Casper was the new film making its debut at number 1, it knocked Judge Dredd down to number 3.

Twenty Five yeas ago
Gremlins 2 The New Batch made its debut at the top knocking Back to The Future Part III down to number 3.

This week At the UK box office the little yellow Minions held off the highest new film quite comfortably to gain a second week a the top.

With a £4.15 million weekend the Minions has brought its total gross to £27.6 million, which ahead of both of the Despicable Me film from the same series.

Rolling into second place is Ted 2, Ted was a massive surprise hit back in 2012 taking nearly £12 million on it's opening weekend, Ted 2 has taken £3.8 on it's debut and will struggle to get over £10 million in total.

Other new films this week are Love and Mercy at number 9 and Song of The Sea at number 10.

Historical Charts

A Year ago
Transformers: Age of Extinction took over at the top of the UK box office on its debut knocking down Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie to number 3.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse entered the chart at the top knocking Shrek Forever After down to number 2.

Ten years ago
War of The Worlds held its own at the top while the highest new film was The Descent which enters at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run continued to dominate the box office at the top while this highest new entry was at number 3 in the shape of The Patriot.

Twenty years ago
The Batman franchise was still thriving and Batman Forever entered the box office at the top, First Knight fell to number 2.

Twenty Five years ago
Back to The Future Part III was entering at the top while Dick tracy fell to number 2.

A hot weekend meant that business at the UK box office was slow hence the top 15 in the UK took just under £10 million in total.

Paul Feig directs Melissa McCarthy is the number 1 film this week which makes it's debut on the UK box office.

The critically acclaimed comedy from the same director and star as Bridesmaids from 2011 this weekend took £2.5 million, low for this time of year.

Last weeks top film, San Andreas, falls a single place to number 2 with a weekend gross of £1.7 million, this gives the film a 10 day gross of £8.3 million and it will be the highest grossing Dwayne Johnson starring film.

Interesting note: If the chart had been based on Monday - Sunday ticket sales San Andreas would have been the top film.

Other new film to hit the chart this week are: Insidious Chapter 3 which is new at 3 and Dil Dhadakne Do which is new at number 9.

Also worth a mention is The Empire Strikes Back which is “new” at 8, the reason being, like Back To The Future last year, Secret Cinema have a couple of month of event showing for the film and this weekend took £304,115.

Historical Charts

A year ago
This time last year 22 Jump Street made it's debut in the UK at the top of the Box office knocking Maleficent down to the number 2 spot.

Five years ago
Sex and The City 2 retained it's hold at the top while the highest new film was Death At A Funeral right down at number 4.

Ten years ago
Still holding on at the top was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith, it held off Sin City which entered the box office at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Oscar winner Gladiator was still at number 1 while the highest new film of the week was at number 3 in the shape of Maybe Baby.

Twenty years ago
Jack and Sarah was the top new film across the country knocking Street Fighter from the top into second place.

Twenty five years ago
Back in 1990 the top film of the month of June was Back to The Future Part III was the top film while Pretty Woman was still doing good numbers as was Dick Tracy.

A new documentary about the film Back To The Future called Back in Time gets a trailer.

There was little doubt over what would be the top film this weekend at the UK box office, and with ease the David Fincher directed Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck debuts at the top.

It's weekend take of £4.1 million Gone Girl makes a very impressive October debut. It has a long way to go for it to be Ben Affleck's top grossing film which is currently Shakespeare in Love from 1999.

Director David Fincher also has an impressive box office record, his best film to date being 1995's Seven, his second film, and considered a classic.

Coming in quite respectably in second is Dracula Untold which debuts at number 2 with £1.7 million.

Falling a single place to number 3 this week is The Equalizer which add's £1.2 million to make a 10 day total of £4.3.

Last weeks top film was an event movie for one day only, which actually had some “encore” screenings which means it hans on and makes £114,000 this week but, as expected, tumbles down the chart this week.

Historical charts

1 year ago
Prisoners stayed at the top of the box office for a second week while the top new film was Filth at two.

5 years ago
The Fame remake stayed at the top for a second week leaving the highest new film to enter at two, The Invention of Lying.

10 years ago
Tennis film Wimbledon kept hold of the top spot leaving Layer Cake to debut in the runner up spot.

15 years ago
Adam Sandler starred in the highest new film of the week, debuting at one with Big Daddy, The Haunting fell to number two after a week at the top.

20 years ago
October 1994 saw the dominance of The Lion King keep it at the top film of the month while Pulp Fiction and Frankenstein debuted strong in the top 5.

25 years ago
The big film of October 1989 was Back to the Future Part II which was the top grossing movie, Septembers top film Shirley Valentine was still doing well.

At the UK box office this week there is a first for UK cinema, the single day screening of Billy Elliot the musical, screened live at cinemas across the country tops the box office.

Event cinema has become bigger and bigger in the UK over the last couple of years, Back to the Future this August was massive and Doctor Who has had a couple, none so far have come close to Billy Elliot's £1.9 million gross.

Surprisingly it beats into second place the much anticipated The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, it was a close race but the 80's TV show remake's gross of £1.89 million was just shy of the number 1 film.

Two other film entered the box office this week inside the top 15
What We Did On Our Holiday at 4
Maps to the Stars at number 15

Historical Charts

This time last year Prisoners took over at the top from Ron Howard's Rush which went back to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Five years ago the remake of 70's classic Fame hit the box office summit on it's debut week knocking Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs after a week at the top.

Ten years ago it was all change at the top end of the box office with Wimbledon taking the number 1 spot knocking Collateral down to 3.

Fifteen years ago The Haunting made it's debut at the top while Eyes Wide Shut fell to the 3rd positon after a couple of weeks at the top.

Unsurprising this week that the comedy smash The Inbetweeners 2 stays at the top of the UK box office for another week, also no strong new releases helped it's cause.

Proving to be as popular as the original, The Inbetweeners stayed at the top of the tree with a weekend take of £3.4 million which brings its 10 day total gross to £22.3 million.

The first movie had taken £25 million by this point in it's run so this movie is a tiny bit behind but should end up at about the same figure by the end of it's cinema run.

Holding steady at 2 is Guardians of the Galaxy which means that the highest new film is The Expendables 3 at number 3.

This is the lowest grossing film in the (current) trilogy with the first film taking £3 million on it's opening and the followup taking £2 million.

Also worth mentioning this week is Disneys frozen which despite having had a few months on home video now makes a re-appearance on the box office at number 15 with a nearly £100,000 take.

Back to the Future keeps it's appearance in the top 10 due to it's Secret Cinema event showings in London.

One year ago this week Kick-Ass 2 made it's debut on the chart with an entry at number 1 knocking Grown Ups 2 to 4th.

Five years ago The Time Travelers Wife took the number 1 spot on it's debut knocking Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to number 4.

Ten years ago I, Robot surrendered the top spot to new entry The Bourne Supremacy.

Fifteen years ago Will Smith and Kevin Klein hit the top spot with Wild Wild West on it's debut week knocking Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me to number 3.

At the UK box office over the weekend there was no doubt which film was going to be the biggest, and in the process a new franchise is born in the superhero stable.

The Marvel/Disney stable bring another franchise to the big screen in the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy, and unlike their Avengers counterparts these are a bunch of misfits.

Guardians took a very respectable £6.3 million to make number 1, comparing Guardians to Avenger (called Avengers Assemble in the UK) that film released in 2012 had a £15.7 million opening, nearly double that of Guardians.

Although Avengers was not a sequel as such it did have a number of high grossing companion films before it including Iron Man and Thor.

Last weeks top film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, falls a single place to 2 this week after 3 weeks of release, its total gross is £23.4 million.

Also worth a mention this week; Secret Cinema are showing a months worth of Back to the Future screening in surroundings based on the films Hill Valley, this took the nearly 30 year old film back to number 7 this week.

Also new is
The Nut Job at 6

This time last year The Smurfs 2 hit the top of the box office on it's debut knocking The Wolverine to number 4.

Five years ago Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was still at the top keeping the highest new entry at 2, G-Force.

Ten years ago King Arthur took the top spot on it's debut which left Spider-Man 2 to tumble to second place.

Fifteen years ago Mike Myers stared in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me which knocked Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace into second place.

Twenty years ago in the month of August Jim Carey was on a wave after Ace Ventura and The Mask was sitting as the top film of the month.

Twenty Five years ago Lethal Weapon 2 was the biggest film of August.

First night of the Secret Cinema Back to the Future screening has had to be cancelled dure to unforeseen circumstances say the organisers.

Remember the film Back to the Future Part II (I know it wasn't the best)? Then do you remember the self tying trainers that Doc Brown gave Marty Mcfly to put on when they first arrive in 2015, no? Well you will soon be able to own a pair for real.

Nike have made a limited edition set of 1500 pairs of the shoes for which they are auctioning off 150 pairs at a time over at ebay.com (the current set are at over $8,000 already) and the net proceeds are going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Fox being the star of Back to the Future and suffers from the condition himself.

There are a number of videos that have been produced to promote the shoes and the auctions which I have posted below. The auction is only available in America, but if you are lucky enough to live there, or indeed be visiting then this is a great chance to own a bit of the future, and 4 years early.

(Please note that these shoes do not actually self tie!)

It had a format war to deal with at it's conception which created a slow start for Blu-ray, but the BVA's (British Video Association) latest figure are encouraging for the format as it sees a 50% increase in sales in Q1 2010.

HD has been a hard sell to most but with players falling in price to under £100 and good sales of the Blu-ray equipped Playstation 3 sales of the disks rose to 2.7 million for the period so far in 2010.

The total Blu-ray disks sold so far is around the 15 million mark and sales are expected to rise fast this year and should see a massive boost by year-end. Launching a new format just as a recession hits cant have helped but it looks like the UK at least is becoming HD friendly.

For all us home movie enthusiasts out there this is great news, the studios which on the whole have been great releasing catalogue films should start releasing the likes of Lord of the Rings extended editions (I know it's coming, can you believe it's nearly 10 years?), The Back to the Future Trilogy (can you believe it's 25 years?) and the holy grail of films The Star Wars Trilogy before long.

One bit of news that I'm really excited about is the probability that the Back to the Future trilogy will be a Blu-ray release this year, and with some interesting new features.

This advert below was posted on a Spanish DVD site zonadvd.com, and the excellent website The Digital Bits have done the digging around to all but confirm that the poster is authentic, so it looks like we’re going to get the films this year, although the advertised dates could change.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Part 1's release in cinemas, was it that long ago? So it seems natural that it should get a re-release this year, and with the mess up of the original DVD release, this should be something special, especially is the print has been re-mastered by Robert Zemeckis himself, let's hope we get a proper widescreen this time as well.

Looking at the poster you can't help but notice the interesting special feature in the corner, Jaws 19 in 3D, what's that all about, it's an excellent in joke from the second movie, maybe Spielberg got his son to direct it as well.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 23

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
1 / N
£6,134,995
1 / ▼▲
£3,067,498
1 / ▼▲
£1,533,749
1 / ▼▲
£766,875
2 / 
£383,438
2 / ▼▲
£191,719
4 / 
£95,860
6 / 
£47,930
7 / 
£23,965
7 / ▼▲
£11,983
8 / 
£5,992
9 / 
£2,996
8 / 
£1,498
8 / ▼▲
£749
9 / 
£375
11 / 
£188
7 / 
£461,194
13 / 
£195,352
7 / 
£538,159
6 / 
£522,863
6 / ▼▲
£531,767
9 / 
£520,187
11 / 
£336,414
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £16,577,635 and the 280th top grossing film in the UK

Total World gross $350,600,000 and the 293rd top grossing film globally

UK BBFC Certificate: PG

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