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Race

(2008)

Director(s)
Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla
Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla
Stars
Bipasha Basu
Matt Dworzanczyk
Katrina Kaif
Anil Kapoor
Akshaye Khanna
Saif Ali Khan
Sameera Reddy
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The world is going mad for La La Land as the strong Oscar contender conquers the UK box offfice on its debut weekend of release removing Assasins Creed in the process.

Its cleaning up at the awards ceremonies and is expected to do well at both the Oscars and the BAFTA's this month, and the UK takes it to the top of the box office with a very good gross of £6.5 million.

Taking a bit of a hit is last weeks top film Assasins Creed which falls from its top slot debut down to number 4 this week, a weekend gross of £0.9 million brings the total to just shy of £10 million.

Also new this week is Machester By The Sea starring Casey Affleck at 6 and Live by Night directed by and starring Ben Affleck at number 7.

Also new at number 9 is The Bye Bye Man and perhaps a little dissapointing at number 11 is Underworld Blood Wars.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the longest running film on the chart with a 9 week run and highest total grossing film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with £62.7 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Taking over at the top was soon to be Oscar winner The Revenant on its debut, it knocked off Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to number 2 after 4 weeks on top.

Five years ago
War Horse took over at the top on its first week on release, it knocked Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol down to number 4 after 2 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
Will Smith starred in The Pursuit of Happyness which made its debut at the top while Night at The Museum fell to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring made it 4 weeks on top of the box office while the top new film was Rat Race which entered at number 3.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians went back to the top of the box office on its 5th week of release while the top new film was The Mirror Has Two Faces at number 7.

Twenty five years ago
Bill and Teds Bogus Journey stayed at the top and in a quiet week of releases there was nothing new on the box office.

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.

As we approach the end of the year all the Spring hits start to get released ready for Christmas and so this week has the release of Captain America Civil War hit the top on its debut.

The film was released into UK cinemas on 4th May 2016 where it easily hit the top of the box offie on its debut with a £14.4 million opening weekend, the 25th highest in the UK.

After an excellent 3 week run at the top the film started dropping, but it dropped hard and had a 7 week box office run in total.

During that time the film managed an excellent £36.7 million in total grosses making it the 60th top grossing film in the UK.

Globally, as is the norm with Marvel films, Civil War too £1.1 billion and is the 12th top grossing movie across the world.

The jungle Book falls after a couple of weeks at the top to number 2 this week but is still selling well.

Other new film this week are Florence Foster Jenkins at number 3, Thomas and Friends The Great Race at number 4 and further down Bruce Willis in Precious Cargo at 12.

This week saw the release of a new Star Trek movie at the global box office and as with all the others in the ‘new' universe created by JJ Abrahams it is the top film globally.

Its a softer debut than Star Trek or sci-fi is used to despite good reviews and seemingly a better film then the last one but a $89.6 million debut from 38 countries is strong enough to see it dominate.

The legend of Tarzan is at 2 this week and is getting stronger across the globe as it has a staggered release, its not performing in the US but it is globally.

The film took $51 million from 62 countries for a total global gross of $260 million to date.

Biggest news of the week is the string debut for Skiptrace, the Jackie Chan action film had a big release in Asia and from 3 countries took $44 million on its debut.

Independence Day: Resurgence is the top total grossing movie on the weeks top ten global box office with $361.2 million.

Here is the global top 5.

  1. Star Trek Beyond - $89,600,000
  2. The Legend Of Tarzan - $51,130,000
  3. Ice Age: Collision Course - $51,000,000
  4. Skiptrace - $44,000,000
  5. The Secret Life Of Pets - $39,330,275
Spider-Man will have his own stand alone movie after his appearace in Capatain America Civil War.

The film will be titled Spider-Man Homecoming.

Dropping just over 50% in weekend gross this week Deadpool remains at the top of the US box office chart for a second weekend.

A $55 million weekend takes the total gross of the Marvel superhero movie to an really excellent $235.3 million from 10 days of release.

Highest new film of the US box office is the religious drama Risen from director Kevin Reynolds.

The film enters at number 3 with $11.8 million for the weekend.

Also new this week are: The Witch at number 4 and Race at number 6.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office chart is, yet again, Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has now taken an amazing $921.6 million, by far the highest grossing movie ever in America.

American movie goers went to the cinema in droves this weekend to see two very different film, Ben Affleck in Gone Girl and horror film Annabelle.

Winning the race was the highly anticipated book adaptation Gone Girl. Directed by acclaimed director David Fincher who brought us films like Seven, Gone Girl takes an estimated $38 million over the weekend.

Very close behind is the horror film Annabelle about a satanic doll that terrorises a couple in their house. Developed by the team behind 2013 The Conjuring Annabelle took $37.2 million over the weekend.

Last weeks top film, The Equalizer falls to 3rd place this week with $19 million on it's second week of release.

See the full US top film at 25thframe.co.uk

At the UK box office this week there is a first for UK cinema, the single day screening of Billy Elliot the musical, screened live at cinemas across the country tops the box office.

Event cinema has become bigger and bigger in the UK over the last couple of years, Back to the Future this August was massive and Doctor Who has had a couple, none so far have come close to Billy Elliot's £1.9 million gross.

Surprisingly it beats into second place the much anticipated The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, it was a close race but the 80's TV show remake's gross of £1.89 million was just shy of the number 1 film.

Two other film entered the box office this week inside the top 15
What We Did On Our Holiday at 4
Maps to the Stars at number 15

Historical Charts

This time last year Prisoners took over at the top from Ron Howard's Rush which went back to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Five years ago the remake of 70's classic Fame hit the box office summit on it's debut week knocking Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs after a week at the top.

Ten years ago it was all change at the top end of the box office with Wimbledon taking the number 1 spot knocking Collateral down to 3.

Fifteen years ago The Haunting made it's debut at the top while Eyes Wide Shut fell to the 3rd positon after a couple of weeks at the top.

There is a change around at the top of the US box office this weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles falls a single place to number 2 while Guardians of the Galaxy bounces from number 2 to the top.

The Turtles fall into second place after a 2 week spell at the top during which they made a very good $145.6 million from 3 week of release.

It has now become the highest grossing film of the summer and Guardians of the Galacy goes back to the top with a $17.6 million weekend and a $251.9 million total.

It was a very slow weekend at the US box office, the highest new film being the R.J. Cutler directed If I Stay starring Chloë Grace Moretz which debuted at 3 with $16.4 million.

Other new film on the US box office this week are
When the Game Stands Tall at 5
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at (perhaps disappointingly) 8

It's doom and gloom for the human race as this viral video from 20th Century Fox, via MSN, shows.

Plotting the events that take place in the aftermath of Rise of the Planet of the Apes and what we will see at the start of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

The biggest of the weeks new releases hits the top of the box office with no current releases able to challenge it.

The 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street debuts at the top of the box office this week with a weekend take of around £4.8 million.

21 Jump Street was released in March 2012, a tougher time of year for a films release, it debuted at 2 taking £1.5 on it's debut going on to take nearly 10 million over 7 weeks. With better reviews this time around 22 should do better.

Jump Street removes last week top film Maleficent down to the runner up position although it still manages a £2 million weekend with a 10 day gross of £11 million.

Little else doing well on the box office this week, especially Grace of Monaco with enters the box office at 9 with just over £200,000 is takings, the one off D-Day concert did better from far less screens.

This time last year and despite the terrible reviews Will Smith and son debuted at the top with After Earth knocking The Hangover Part III to second place.

Five years ago the Terminator saga continued with Terminator Salvation taking over at the top on it's debut knocking Night at the Museum 2 down to second place.

Ten years ago Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took over from The Day After Tomorrow at the top which fell to second place.

Fifteen years ago Notting Hill retained it's place at the top for a second week leaving Human Traffic to debut at 3 at the highest new film.

Twenty years ago Four Weddings and a Funeral was still the top film around with Beverly Hills Cop III and Bad Girls debuting well.

Twenty Five years ago Indianan Jones and the Last Crusade was still the top film in June with the Bond film Licence to Kill and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels debuting well.

Two new releases will hit UK cinemas this week with the biggest of the two being 22 Jump Street, the follow up to 21 Jump Street from 2010.

21 Jump Street was based on the TV show of the same name and was a surprise hit of 2012, it was a tongue in cheek film and lots of fun, it grossed just shy of £10 million in the UK.

With little competition at the moment, but four big summer action film still doing well in cinemas this could struggle but it could be a hit alongside the summer epics.

There is an outside chance it could hit the top with a £6 million opening but a top 3 is more likely.

Grace of Monaco is also out this week, a recent showing at Cannes didn't go down well and the film was largely criticised despite the talent of Nicole Kidman in the lead role.

This will most likely have a quiet week, top 10 maybe with less than a million on it's debut weekend, I also expect it to disappear quite quick.

Also in cinemas this weekend
Fruitvale Station
The Sacrament
The Dirties
Cheap Thrills
Pulp: A Film About Life, Death And Supermarkets

It's got Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson so it should be fantastic right? Alarmbells ring when you realise it's the trailer for the Robocop remake due in 2014.

Why the skepticism? Fresh in our minds still is the Total recall remake which despite it modern gritty look and feel seemed to ignore the essence of the Verhoven original and left a bad taste in the mouth.

The trailer for this remake seems to do nothing to suggest it will do anything different for the other Verhoven classic. It looks grittier and more “real World” but from what I can tell seems to ignore the essence of the original, the fear that machine is taking over from man.

Maybe the human race has come a long way since the ‘90's and we no longer fear The Machine, it that's the case then maybe we should get a simple action based remake?

Check out the trailer over at apple or below.

Two new releases lead the way this week, Will Smith and his son in After Earth and Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra.

It's not the first time Will and Jaden Smith have starred in the film together but it's the first time they have both taken top billing, and like the film it very much a case of father showing son the ropes.

It's been kept quiet but M. Night Shyamalan directed this film, after a number of major flops Shyamalan's pull in the cinemas has fallen so the Smiths have done all the publicity for this film.

Unlike in the US, the bio-pic of Liberace is getting a theatrical release in the UK. Starring Michael Douglas and the flamboyant entertainer and Matt Damon as his lover the film has got good reviews.

Also this week we have The Iceman and The Last Exorcism Part II.

Go back just over a year and the biggest film in the world (by box office gross) had been established, that film was James Cameron's Avatar, a film built from the ground up to show what 3D can achieve.

This weekend in the US Cars 2 has hit the top spot with a weekend gross of $68 million of which only 40% of that take was from 3D screening, so is the public finally realisd that 3D is just a gimmick?

If you listen to Sony they would have you believe that 3D is the future, we'll be watching all out broadcast TV and home movies in 3D, Nintendo are another company who have invested a lot of money in 3D, producing the 3DS, there is certainly no shortage of temptation for us to embrace the 3D age.

Not lets look at the numbers, Cars 2 isn't a first, King Fu Panda 2 and Rio both took more money in 2D rather than 3D, and most people who saw Pixar's top grossing film last year Toy Story 3 seemed to agree that the 3D did nothing for the film. In Japan the 3DS has been struggling, being outsold by the 7 year old PSP, a device for which the successor has already been announced and is reducing in sales.

Is there a future for 3D? Who knows at the moment, but 3D is starting to show it's colours at the cinema, the surcharge on the glasses certainly cant be helping, Sky TV are struggling with the uptake of 3D subscribers, again there is a surcharge, and gamers seem to be rejecting the notion as well.

There are a couple of high profile catalogue 3D film that have been retrofitted with 3D, the Star Wars Saga and Titanic, this may well be a test as to how the public is embracing 3D, but on current evidence we don't want it, the novelty has warn off.

The accolades for Avatar just keep on rolling as this weeks total gross for the movie easily takes it past Mamma Mia's gross to make it the highest grossing film in the UK ever.

It took 11 years to topple Camerons previous king of the world, Titanic, and in 2008 Mamma Mia just edged past the 1997 epics gross of £69,025,646 with £69,166,087 but now Avatar, a mere 18 months later, passes the £70 million mark to become the UK's top grossing movie.

Now Avatar is the first film to go past the 70 million mark in the UK the race is on the become the first film to get past £100 million, although Avatar is still going well with a weekly gross in the region of about £6 million surely it cant get to the magic figure, but I wouldn't bet against it at the moment.

With half term coming and the possibilities of BAFTA and Oscar awards who knows it could just edge it's way past the milestone.

Of course the thing we need to look at for a full picture is cinema attendance and I'm afraid that's one are where Avatar lacks, about 13 million people in the UK have seen the film, Mamma Mia is just ahead with just over 13.5 million tickets sold, whereas Titanic is way ahead with over 18 million people seeing the film at the cinema, of course none come close to the champion on this list, Gone with the Wind, with around 35 million tickets sold.

No one can deny Camerons achievement with Avatar and it still has a way to go.

Today (Thursday 21st January) BAFTA, the British Film Association awards, has announced it's nominations for the awards ceremony taking place in London on 21st February.

The all important best film of the year award is a race between Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious and Up In The Air and An Education also appears in the nomination for best British film along with Fish Tank, In The loop, Moon and Nowhere Boy.

Like the Golden Globe Awards the BAFTA's are seen as a pre-curser to the Oscars and in the directing category I can see the list being very similar as James Cameron (Avatar), Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Lone Scherfig (An Education), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) all get nods, it's good to see Neill Blomkamp in there.

The best actor and actress categories are similar to the expectation for the Oscars as well with Jeff bridges who just won the Golden Globe leading the field for the men with George Clooney, Colin Firth, Jeremy Renner and Any Sirkis all getting a mention. The actress category is led by Carey Mulligan along with Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe and of course Meryl Streep.

We'll find out in a months time who walks away with the awards in a ceremony hosted by TV favourite Jonathan Ross.

For a full list of nomination check out the BAFTA website.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 9

Weeks on box office: 2

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
9 / N
£365,781
14 / 
£121,961
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £687,415 and the 3085th top grossing film in the UK

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