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Onward A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.

U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the ratings info.


 102 minutes (1 hours 42 minutes)
UK release date Released: 6th March 2020  |  BBFC Age Rating:  U
US release date Released: 6th March 2020  |  MPAA Age Rating:  Onward PG age rating

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Ian Lightfoot
Barley Lightfoot
Laurel Lightfoot
Octavia Spencer
The Manticore
Mel Rodriguez
Colt Bronco
Kyle Bornheimer
Wilden Lightfoot (Dad)
Lena Waithe
Officer Spector
Ali Wong
Officer Gore
Grey Griffin
Dewdrop (Pixie Dusters Leader)
Tracey Ullman
Grecklin (Pawn Shop Owner)
Wilmer Valderrama
Gaxton (College Friend)
George Psarras
Officer Avel
John Ratzenberger
Construction Worker Fenwick
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About 'Onward'
Two teenage elf brothers, Ian and Barley Lightfoot, go on a journey to discover if there is still a little magic left out there in order to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him.
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UK BBFC Certificate: U
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Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 3

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6th Mar

13th Mar

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With people still stuck indoors across the UK due to the pandemic enforced lockdown the smash hit movie Bad Boys For Life makes its home entertainment debut at the top.

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 home entertainment titles 20th - 26th May.

Bad Boys For Life

Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence the third film in the Bad Boys series that started back in 1995 was a big hit at the box office in January of 2020.

THe movie never made it to number 1 on the chart because of 1917 dominating at the time but it did spend its first 3 weeks at number 2.

The movie was on the box office until early March and spent 8 weeks taking nearly £18 Million.


Last weeks top film, which made its debut there, falls to number 2 this week.


After having a shortened box office run due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Pixar movie spends a fourth week on the chart and is at number 3 this week.

Little Women

Little Women

Bouncing back into the chart after going from a theatre at home release to a regular rental is Greta Gerwigs adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott novel.

Jojo Rabbit

Falling to number 5 this week is director Taika Waititi oscar winning World War II satire.

Here is the top 10 home entertainment movies for 20th - 26th May 2020.

  1. Bad Boys For Life
  2. 1917
  3. Onward
  4. Little Women
  5. Jojo Rabbit
  6. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
  7. Frozen II
  8. Bombshell
  9. Jumanji: The Next Level
  10. The Gentlemen

This week we have a couple of new entries at the top two positions on the home entertainment chart in the shape of 1917 and Onward which pushes Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker down to number 3.


Top new film of the week is Sam Mendes World War 2 drama which also takes over at number 1 from the last Star Wars Movie.

The film was a smash hit at the UK box office at the beginning of the year where it entered the chart at number 1 and stayed for 4 weeks.

the film has currently taken £43.7 Million in the UK and is the top grossing movie so far in 2020, it also took $159.2 Million in the US and $368.2 Million globally.



Pixars last movie had a tough time at the box office, it was a new franchise for the animation studio so had to prove itself then 2 weeks after release all cinemas closed due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Pixar tried to make the best of things by offering the movie for rent for £20, we dont know how successful this was but the movie is not available to buy and with schools closed the movie makes a number 2 debut.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

After 3 weeks at the top that last of the Star Wars sage movies falls to number 3 this week.

Jojo Rabbit

Second week on the chart for Taika Waititi's satirical World War 2 movie as it falls to number 4.

Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)

It may not have been the bog hit at the cinemas Warner Bros. was hoping for but the Margot Robbie movie spends its 3rd week on the home entertainment chart and is at number 5 this week.

Here is the full home entertainment chart for week 13th May 2020.

  1. 1917
  2. Onward
  3. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
  4. Jojo Rabbit
  5. Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
  6. Frozen II
  7. Jumani: The Next Level
  8. The Gentlemen
  9. Spies In Disguise
  10. Sonic The Hedgehog

With the stay at home order issued by the UK government, and the closing of non essential businesses, cinemas are still closed and the public are not leaving home, hence there are no new releases at the box office this weekend.

The Invisible Man

This is going to continue for the coming weeks and it could be late April, early May before things resume to normal.

Its been an interesting week with more films being delayed, most notably Wonder Woman 1984 which was due for release next month has now been moved to August 14th.

Although there was no official box office chart this weekend, the first time since the regular box office was reported, with cinemas not closing down until the middle of the week some figures were reported and The Invisible Man would have been the top film in the UK.

Also across the globe there was some countries reporting box office figures, and Trolls World Tour would have been the top movie of the week.


Many studios released their most recent blockbuster movies on streaming this past week with the likes of The Invisible Man, Bloodshot and the last reported number one box office film Onward all doing well on the streaming services.

**UPDATE** It is being reported that cinemas in China are in fact closing down again as a precaution, and to help the global fight against the coronavirus.**UPDATE** In China where the coronavirus has subsided enough for cinemas to reopen, a number of older blockbusters have been re-released in a hope to get people back in the habit of going out to their multiplexes, these include Avatar, some Harry Potter films and a number of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as well as The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.

In what is still an unprecedented move Disney and Pixar will release their newest movie Onward on Digital video tonight, only 3 weeks after its initial release, then Disney+ streaming on April 3rd.

The coronavirus pandemic has caused most cinemas in many countries to close, and Disney is one company who will not release box office figures this coming weekend.

This has caused many studios including Disney, Universal and Warner Bros. to release their movies on streaming or digital far sooner than would normally have done.


Film so far getting the early release treatment are The Invisible man, Bloodshot, Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn) and now Onward.

There is a flip side to this, and one which we hope does not stick, the studios are being given the chance to see how releasing films simultaneously on digital and cinema adds up.

Time will tell but these are difficult time for most people, and an unprecedented time, our hope is that all this time indoors will make people realise how important it is to get out of the house, even if it is for a trip to their local multiplex.

Cinemas and hence box office takings have been hit hard with the coronavirus outbreak and with many people choosing not to leave their homes Onward remained at the top although with a big drop from the previous weekend, The Hunt defied expectations and was the top new film at number 3.


Pixars latest movie remained at the top of the UK box office over the weekend altohugh the gross for the movie was 62% down from the previous weekend as the film took £1.2 Million.

This brings the films total UK gross to £5.2 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Onward is the only film on the UK box office this weekend which has taken over a Million pound.

The Invisible Man

Remaining at number 2 this week is the Universal monster movie which takes £827,746.

This pushes the movies total gross to £6.5 Million after 3 weeks of release.

The movie is being released on home streaming platforms next week for $19.99 and a similar situation can be expected in the UK in the coming weeks.

The Hunt

The Hunt

Highest new film of the week is the latest film from director Craig Zobel which makes its debut at number 3 with £542,475.


After bad reviews from critics and audiences alike the new superhero movie starring Vin Diesel can only manage a number 4 debut with £444,917.

This can be seen as the first movie to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic as despite this the movie would have scored a much higher debut, many film set for release in the coming weeks have been delayed including Diesel's own Fast and Furious 9.

In a surprising, but expected move the studio has announced the movie will be released on streaming services in the US from next Tuesday, March 24th which may well kill the film box office run.

Interestingly over the Monday - Sunday week the film would not have hit the top 5 making its debut at number 8!

Military Wives

The film about a women singing group comprising wives of men in active service drops to number 5 this weekend with £407,409 giving the film a £2.3 Million total after 2 weeks.

Over the Monday - Sunday week the film would have been number 3 with a weekend gross of £1.4 Million.


The much praised and awarded war movie is the highest total grossing move this week with £43.7 Million and the movie with the longest chart run with 10 weeks.