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Fever

(2016)

Director(s)
Rajeev Jhaveri
Stars
Caterina Murino
Gemma Atkinson
Rajeev Khandelwal
Gauhar Khan
Victor Banerjee
Ankita Makwana
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It was a relatively close race at the UK box office this week, and one with low figures, but in the end Sausage Party remained at the top for a second week.

The Seth Rogan written film took £1.2 million on its second weekend of release which brings its total gross in the UK to £5.3 million.

Highest new film of the week is the remake of Ben-Hur which lands at number 2 this week with a debut gross on £1.05 million.

It hard to judge how this compares to the 1959 classic as attendance figures are hard to come by but it is considered a classic and it would have grossed nearly £100 million in todays money.

Also new this week is the US smash hit Don't Breathe at number 4 and Kubo and The Two Strings at number 5, Hell or High Water at number 7.

The BFG is the longest stay on the box office this week having been around for 8 weeks while Finding Dory is the highest total grossing movie with £40.8 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year Legend made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Straight Outta Compton down to number 4.

Five years ago
The Inbetweeners Movie made it 4 weeks at the top while the top new film entered at number 2 in the shape of Friends With Benefits.

Ten years ago
You Me and Dupree made it 3 at the top while top new film was Right At Your Door at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Moulin Rouge made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked A Knights Tale down to number 3 after only a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
There was no stopping mega blockbuster Independence Day which stayed at the top on its 5th week of release while top new film was Chain Reaction at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Terminator 2 Judgement Day was still at the top of the box office while top new film was Jungle Fever at number 3.

No surprise to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens remain at the top of the video sales chart this week.

Destined to be one of the top selling films of the year, the home video release of the top film ever in the UK is still selling is large quantities.

Highest new film of the week is the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co starring film Sisters.

Sisters was released at the UK box office the same weekend as The Force Awakens, and did quite well considering with an opening weekend of £1.2 million.

The film did only hang around for 4 weeks in total and during that time took a small £2.6 million.

Despite the good reviews the film did do that well, but it was in a time when the world was gripped in Star Wars fever and nothing else really mattered.

Also new this week are 2 other new releases: Joy is new at 3, Exposed is new at number 7, IP Man 3 enters at number 10 and Krampus is new at number 12.

Never one to milk a franchise, Disney are to release a short film based on Frozen, their smash hit film from 2013, called Frozen Fever.

To be fair after making over a billion dollars at the box office, and having every girl under 12 watching, and singing, on a daily bases the fan need for this is far too great and Disney are just answering their needs.

Due for release in spring 2015 read more about Frozen Fever at the Disney Blog.

No suprise this week, The Twilight: Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 knocks Skyfall from its perch at the top of the UK box office to become the highest grosing fim of the weekend.

Breaking Dawn 2 took a very good £15,850,825 over the weekend which is by far the best of the series, the others taking in the £13 million area except for the first film, Twilight, which amazingly only took £2,508,422 during its openeing back in December 2008.

Skyfall may have fallen to 2 this week but the film had another good weekend and raises its gross to £82,836,559 in the UK. It is now the second highest grossing film ever in the UK beating Titanic, and now only has Avatar to beat. Skyfall is now by far the most sucessful Bond movie ever in the UK, beating the previous best Casino Royale from 2006 which took a total of £55,287,027.

Interestingly Daniel Craigs Bond now has a UK box office gross of nearly £190 million, far more that any other actors reign as bond, not adjusted for inflation.

This time last year The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was eating up the box office on its first week of release £13,910,877.

Five years ago American Gangster was the top new film at number 1 with £2,564,853

Ten years ago we were in the midst of Harry Potter fever with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets debuting at the top with £18,871,829.

And twenty years ago Whoopy Goldberg was getting hit film after hit film and was smashing the box office in the UK with Sister Act.

It's good to see that filming of The Hobbit has started after what seems like an endless stream of delays from copyright issues to ill health from the director.

The journey so far has been well documented and includes scripting issues, rights issues, director issues but the film is in the right hands and come Christmas 2012 we should be enjoying the first of the 2 movies.

The original films were an unknown quantity at this stage of production, and little known director Peter Jackson was spreading the word as much as he could that he was making the Lord of the Rings trilogy, no one could have anticipated how the film would re-write cinema history.

Hype for the two new films will reach fever pitch, anticipation will be higher than Star Wars Episode 1, but Jackson is a better director than Lucas and the feeling that these films will be nothing short of amazing is strong.

There is still a year and nine months until we get to see the films but expect the first production still soon and no doubt video vignettes and diary's to keep us interested. The original films had a web cam on set at the Hobbiton village; I'd like to see that return.

The American Library of congress has added Airplane! and what is arguably the best of the Star Wars movies, The Empire Strikes Back, to the National Film Registry in a year where both films lost key legendary figures

The great Lesley Nielsen turned from a serious actor into a legendary comic actor in Airplane! who died at the end of November and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was directed Irvin Kershner who died just one day before.

These 2 additions are joined by 23 other film which includes classics such as The Exorcist, The Pink Panther, which also lost its director, Blake Edwards, this year and Saturday Night Fever.

The creator of Star Wars, George Lucas, has two connection with the list, The Empire Strikes Back which he wrote and produced and THX1138 which was his feature film debut.

The full list of additions is as follows:
Airplane! (1980)
All the President's Men (1976)
The Bargain (1914)
Cry of Jazz (1959)
Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1967)
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
The Exorcist (1973)
The Front Page (1931)
Grey Gardens (1976)
I Am Joaquin (1969)
It's a Gift (1934)
Let There Be Light (1946)
Lonesome (1928)
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
Malcolm X (1992)
McCabe and Mrs. Miller (1971)
Newark Athlete (1891)
Our Lady of the Sphere (1969)
The Pink Panther (1964)
Preservation of the Sign Language (1913)
Saturday Night Fever (1977)
Study of a River (1996)
Tarantella (1940)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
A Trip Down Market Street (1906)

Chart info

UK release date:

Non-chart history
5 August 2016
£1,245
Finer details

Total UK gross £1,245 and the 7649th top grossing film in the UK

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