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Weeks on box office: 6
31st March 2020
With the first quarter of the year over and most of the cinemas closed across the US it a good time to pause for a moment and take a look at the top film during the first 3 months of 2020.
Twenty five years after the first teaming of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence first hit cinemas the third film in the buddy cop movie beats all expectations.
The movie was a mega smash at US box office with a total gross of $204 Million, and it was still at cinemas before the close down.
The movie was the hot tip to sweep the Oscars this year before everyone decided Parasite was the better film, but it didn't hurt Sam Mandes War Drama at the box office.
The movie was still a hit and pulled in a very good $158 Million at the US box office.
Despite getting a very mixed reaction from the Star Wars hard core, the much hailed end of the saga movie still pulled in the audiences with over $500 Million in the US box office in total.
In 2020 the movie took and impressive $153 Million.
Despite the early signs suggest this would be a flop the redesign of the main character Sonic pushed it to a $145 Million US gross.
Dwayne Johnsons sequel to the smash hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle didn't quite hit the same note but it was still a smash hit taking $141 Million in 2020, it has taken $316 Million in total.
Warner Bros. were maybe expecting a bit more from the Harley Quinn movie but it still managed a quite respectable $84 Million, no flop but no smash hit.
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the classic novel was praised by critics and audiences alike and took $78 Million in the first quarter of 2020 in the US, it has taken $108 Million in total.
This Robert Downey Jr. vehicle was never going to reach the heights of anything with Iron Man in but the film still did better than expected considering the bad reviews, it took $77 Million.
Just creeping in before the American coronavirus shutdown the Universal monster movie took a very respectable $64 Million, its box office run was cut short and the movie is now available on streaming services.
Harrison Ford went back to nature for this down to earth movie which held its own at the box office with a $62 Million total gross, again the movie was still doing well when cinemas closed their doors.
30th March 2020
It's the end of the first quarter of 2020, and with cinemas closed in the UK until further notice it seems like a good time to look at the top 10 films of 2020 so far.
Sam Mandes film is by far the top grossing film of 2020 so far, with a total gross of £43 Million it has taken more than double that of the number film.
This is no surprise from the British director, the movie saw tipped for glory at the Oscar but ended up loosing out ot Parasite, still the British public took to the World War II film.
Despite the difficult production and fan feedback for the design of Sonic when the first trailer came out, director Jeff Fowler went back to the drawing board and re-did the central character and it seems to have worked.
The movie ended up grossing a very good £19 Million, far than than was expected.
Despite an amount of disappointment from a section of the Star Wars fan base the last episode of the "Skywalker Saga" did very well over the holiday period, altohugh it is the lowest grossing of the sequel trilogy.
A gross of £18 Million in 2020 adds to the £39 Million taken in December of 2019.
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic novel was a fan favourite which took £17.7 Million at the ox office.
Many people had written this film off before release but the repairing of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence worked and the movie grossed nearly £16 Million at the UK box office.
Another surprise hit as the Robert Downey Jr. movie took £15.8 Million at the box office.
Dwayne Johnson's sequel may not have been the smash Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was but it still manages a respectable £14.7 Million.
Winning the best film Oscar did this South Korean movie wonders as it became the highest grossing foreign language film ever in the UK with a total of £12 Million.
Guy Ritchie returns to his directiorial roots with this London based gangster movie which took £11.5 Million.
More was expected from this Harley Quinn movie starring Margot Robbie but the film under performed, it still managed a £8.8 Million total gross.
13th March 2020
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 13th March 2020, there are 5 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Onward from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Bloodshot, directed by Dave Wilson who also directed Energy Crisis in 1974.
It stars Vin Diesel who last starred in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
The film also stars Eiza Gonzalez who last appeared in Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Misbehaviour.
This new movie stars Keira Knightley who's last film was Official Secrets (2019)
It also stars Jessie Buckley who appeared in Dolittle (2020).
The film is brought to us by 2 time director Philippa Lowthorpe.
Next up this week is My Spy which is directed by Peter Segal who directed Naked Gun 33 ⅓: The Final Insult in 1994.
It stars Dave Bautista and Chloë Coleman.
Also this week there is And Then We Danced from director Levan Akin marking a directorial debut.
The film features Levan Gelbakhiani and Bachi Valishvili in starring roles.
The long list of new releases continues with The Hunt which is directed by Craig Zobel who directed Compliance in 2013.
It stars Hilary Swank and Ike Barinholtz.
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.
Next week there is 1 new release in the shape of The Jesus Rolls which is in cinemas on Friday, 20th March.
6th March 2020
This weekend, Friday 6th March 2020, there are 5 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge The Invisible Man for the top spot?
First up at cinemas this week is Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon who also directed Monsters University in 2013 which grossed £30.6 Million in the UK and grossed $744.9 Million globally.
It stars Tom Holland who last starred in Dolittle (2020).
The film also stars Chris Pratt who last appeared in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Military Wives.
This new movie stars Kristin Scott Thomas who's last film was Tomb Raider (2018)
It also stars Sharon Horgan who appeared in Game Night (2018).
The film is brought to us by Peter Cattaneo.
Next up this week is Escape From Pretoria which is directed by Francis Annan and is a directorial debut.
It stars Daniel Radcliffe and Ian Hart who were last seen together in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which grossed £73,094,187.
Also this week there is The Photograph from director Stella Meghie who also directed Everything, Everything in 2017.
The film features LaKeith Stanfield and Chelsea Peretti in starring roles.
The long list of new releases continues with Fantasy Island which is directed by Jeff Wadlow who directed Never Back Down in 2008.
It stars Michael Peña and Maggie Q.
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.
4th March 2020
The UK box office has a change at the top as director Leigh Whannell's take on The Invisible Man knocks Sonic The Hedgehog from the top while true life thriller Dark Waters makes its debut at number 4.
Starring Elisabeth Moss this monster movie makes its debut at the top of the UK box office with a weekend gross of £2.1 Million.
Contributing to the surprise success is the very positive reviews from both critics and public alike.
We can expect this movie to continue to do well over the coming weeks especially as the only competition coming up is the Pixar movie Onward which is aimed at a totally different demographic.
The Jim Carrey starring film falls from the top to number 2 this week with a weekend gross of £1.9 Million.
This takes the movies total UK gross to £17.2 Million making it not only one of the most successful video game adaptation but by far the top Jim Carrey film in 10 years.
The South Korean Oscar darling remains at number 3 this week with a take of £1 Million taking its total gross in the UK to £10.3 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Making its debut at number 4 this week of this Todd Haynes directed drama starring Mark Ruffalo which takes £860,942 over its first weekend.
Robert Downey Jr. take on the man who walks and talks with animals falls to number 5 this week with £837,444 taking the films total gross to £15.1 Million after 4 weeks.
The World War drama is the top total grossing film this week with £42.8 Million and the longerst running film on the chart this week with 8 weeks.