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Highest chart position: 2
Weeks on box office: 4
2nd August 2016
This weekend saw the release of two of this summers most anticipated films, and sequels, in Finding Dory and Jason Bourne, and the forgetful little fish won the weekend.
Finding Dory debut weekend in the UK stands at &pond;8.1 million, and excellent opening by all means and not only one of Pixars highest in the UK but also one of the top animation openings.
Compared to 2003s Finding Nemo, and despite the more negative reviews, the film opens higher, but compared to ticket sales Dory (1.1 million) is half a million below Nemo (1.6 million).
Jason Bourne comes in a comfortable second place this week with £7.6 million which is the highest of the series to date.
The BFG falls from the top where it debuted last week to number 3 this week, although if you take in the whole week it is the top grossing movie (Monday - Sunday) with £9.1 million, total gross for the movie is £14 million.
Highest gross and longest run on the top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now grossed £30 million over 6 weeks.
A year ago
Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation was making its debut at the top of the box office knocking Inside Out down to number 2 after a week at number 1.
Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it 3 at the top leaving Captain America: The First Avenger to enter at number 2.
Ten years ago
Cars made its debut at the top of the chart knocking Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Jurassic Park III held on to the top of the box office leaving Swordfish to make its debut at number 2.
Twenty years ago
Twister was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while The Hunchback of Notre Dame fell to number 2.
Twenty five years ago
There was no moving Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at the top while top new film of the week was Edward Scissorhands.
This week Disney had a double dip on the UK box office with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Muppets Most Wanted hitting at one and two.
Captain America, the latest from the Marvel Avengers (Avengers Assemble as it's called in the UK) universe of films, was by far and away the better grossing film taking £6 million. The film is a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger which took £3 million on it's July debut.
Muppets Most Wanted is the follow up to 2012 The Muppets. That film took £2.6 million on it's debut, this one took a very similar £2.2 million.
New releases this week are:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Muppets Most Wanted
The Legend of Hercules
20 Feet From Stardom
Also worth a mention is that after 2 weeks off the top 15, Frozen has returned at number 15.
This time last year The Croods held onto the top spot holding off G.I. Joe: Retaliation which entered at two.
Five years ago Nicolas Cage starred in the number one films Knowing which also debuted there nocking Marley and Me to number two.
Ten years ago The Passion of Christ stayed at the top keeping Dawn of the Dead at bay debuting at number two.
Fifteen years ago The Rugrats Movie took the number one spot on it's debut knocking Waking Ned Devine down to three with Payback entering at two.