Celebrate by not just watching Part II but Part I and III as well.
Is Back to the Future hoverboard about to become a reality? https://t.co/kyCJQLzqAX— 25thframe.co.uk (@25thframe) October 23, 2014
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.
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.
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!)
UK release date: 27th October 1989
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 3
Total UK gross £12,699,000 and the 400th top grossing film in the UK
Total World gross $331,950,002 and the 324th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: PGGenres: