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Shrek

(2001)

Director(s)
Vicky Jenson
Stars
Peter Dennis
Clive Pearse
Jim Cummings
Bobby Block
Chris Miller
Cody Cameron
Kathleen Freeman
Michael Galasso
Christopher Knights
Simon J. Smith
Conrad Vernon
Jacquie Barnbrook
Guillaume Aretos
John Bisom
Matthew Gonder
Calvin Remsberg
Jean-Paul Vignon
Val Bettin
Andrew Adamson
Patty Cornell
Charles Dennis
Susan Fitzer
Elisa Gabrielli
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News
There became a bit of a battle for the top of the box office this week as the much loved children's classic The BFG went up agains the much loved Star Trek franchise.

In the end Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg won with The BFG as it takes the number 1 spot on its debut weekend of release with a very respectable £5.3 million

The film was considered a flop in the US but the stories are considered classics in the UK and parents have passed down books from generation to generation and this is reflected in the box office.

Almost as much loved, and celebrating 50 years this year is Star Trek, and to celebrate we have Star Trek Beyond which this week makes its debut at 2.

A weekend take of £4.7 million wasn't enough to see it debut at the top, and even more worrying is this is half as much as Star Trek Into Darkness, and lower than the original reboot.

The positive reviews may help the path ahead but this is definitely a diminishing series and with a fourth film already planned who knows what the future holds.

Also new this week are André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert which had a couple of shows this last weekend is new at 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year Pixars Inside Out made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Ant-Man into second place.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it a second week at the top while the top new film was Cars 2 at number 2.

Ten years ago
For a second weekend Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest was the top film while the highest new film was The Break UP at number 2.

Fifteen years ago

New at the top was Jurassic Park III while Shrek fell from the top into second place.

Twenty year ago

Disneys The Hunchback of Notre Dame made its debut at the top leaving Mission:Impossible to fall into second place.

Twenty five years ago
Kevin Coster was the big star of the era and debuted Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at the top of the charts after lots of hype, while Thelma and Louise fell to number 3.

There were two new big entries on the box office this week and the 2016 reboot of Ghostbusters was the highest of them.

Directed by Paul Feig and starring Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig the new take on the classic 1984 film tops the UK box office with £4.3 million.

The original movie took a total of £12 million in the UK and time will tell if this will climb to those height.

The Secret Life of Pets falls to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of £2 million gross which brings the films total gross to £25.7 million.

The Secret Life of Pets is also the highest total grossing film on this weeks box office.

Also new this week at number 2 is the 5th in the Ice Age series Ice Age Collision Course, its debut gross is £3.7 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Marvels smallest hero Ant-Man made its debut at the top of the box office with Minions falling into second place.

Five years ago
The last Harry Potter film Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made its debut at the top while Transformers: Dark of The Moon falls into second place.

Ten years ago
Holding on to the top spot was Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest leaving Superman Returns to debut at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Shrek went back to the top of the box office knocking off Lara Croft Tomb Raider while the highest new film was as low as 5 in the shape of Pokémon 3 The Movie.

Twenty years ago
Mission:Impossible held on to the top spot keeping The Cable Guy off the top and leaving it to debut at number 2.

Twenty five years ago Thelma and Louise made its debut at the top knocking off The Naked Gun 2 ˝ The Smell of Fear after a couple of weeks at the top.

A mixed bag on the UK box office this week, Monday - Friday saw The Secret Life of pets tops the charts but Absolutely Fabulous was the top film from Monday to Sunday and The legend of Tarzan is the highest new film.

The Life of Pets makes it three weeks at the top with a £3.6 million gross over the weekend, this brings the films total gross to £22.6 million.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, not on its second week takes £5.7 million over the whole week, just slightly better that Pets, clearly showing when the 2 different audiences go to the cinema.

Highest debut this week lands at number 2 this week in the shape of a new take on the Tarzan story, The Legend of Tarzan, the film grosses £3.5 million.

Also new this week: Now You See Me 2 lands at number 3, Indian film Sultan has the best debut ever for an Indian film at number 6 with just over a million pound and The Neon Demon lands at 9.

Highest total grossing movie on the box office if The Secret Life of Pets and the longest run on the chart is Me Before You now on 6 weeks.

Historical chart

A year ago
Minions stayed at the top of the box office for a second week with Ted 2 debuting at number 2.

Five years ago
No move for Transformers: Dark of The Moon at the top while the top new film was The Guard entering at 5.

Ten years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest made its debut at the top of the box office with Over The Hedge falling to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Video game adaptation Lara Croft Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie made its way to the top of the box office on its debut knocking Shrek down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Tom Cruise starred in Mission:Impossible which was new at the top with Toy Story falling down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 ˝ The Smell of Fear remained at the top for a second weekend with the Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin film Too Hot To Handle new at number 3.

Despite competition from the British beloved comedy that is Ab Fab, The Life of Pets remains at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend.

In its second weekend The Life of Pets takes a gross of £4.7 million, this brings the films total gross to an very good £16.6 million after 2 weeks, the films weekly gross is over £7 million.

Highest new entry of the week in Absolutely Fabulous The Move which makes its debut at number 2, a weekend gross of £4.02 million.

The film version of the British comedy comes nearly 25 years after the TV series started on BBC and amazingly it still has all the original cast including leads Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.

A good run should be in order for the film although as is often the case with TV to movie adaptation it will probably spend a lot of time in cinemas but out of the charts.

Also new this week is Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence which is new at 3.

Highest total grossing and longest running movie on the box office this week once again is The Jungle Book which over 12 weeks has grossed £47 million.

Historical charts

A years ago
The Minions remained at the top of the box office while highest new film was Terminator Genisys at number 2.

Five years ago
Transformers: Dark of The Moon is the highest new film at the top of the box office while falling to number 2 is Bridesmaids.

Ten years ago
New at the top of Dreamworks Over The Hedge while The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift falls down to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Shrek was the new film at the top of the box office while Evolution falls to number 2.

Twenty years ago
The Rock remains firm at the top of the box office while highest new film is Moonlight and Valentino at number 4.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 ˝ The Smell of Fear makes its box office debut at the top knocking Silence of The Lambs down to number 2.

This week At the UK box office the little yellow Minions held off the highest new film quite comfortably to gain a second week a the top.

With a £4.15 million weekend the Minions has brought its total gross to £27.6 million, which ahead of both of the Despicable Me film from the same series.

Rolling into second place is Ted 2, Ted was a massive surprise hit back in 2012 taking nearly £12 million on it's opening weekend, Ted 2 has taken £3.8 on it's debut and will struggle to get over £10 million in total.

Other new films this week are Love and Mercy at number 9 and Song of The Sea at number 10.

Historical Charts

A Year ago
Transformers: Age of Extinction took over at the top of the UK box office on its debut knocking down Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie to number 3.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse entered the chart at the top knocking Shrek Forever After down to number 2.

Ten years ago
War of The Worlds held its own at the top while the highest new film was The Descent which enters at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run continued to dominate the box office at the top while this highest new entry was at number 3 in the shape of The Patriot.

Twenty years ago
The Batman franchise was still thriving and Batman Forever entered the box office at the top, First Knight fell to number 2.

Twenty Five years ago
Back to The Future Part III was entering at the top while Dick tracy fell to number 2.

The little yellow Minions opened in the US this week and became the second highest grossing animated debut film behind Shrek The Third.

With nothing else opening big in the US market the Minions simply stole the show with it's $115 million opening.

A fantastic opening and the appeal of the characters which started with the Despicable Me films sets in in good stead to become one of the highest grossing animations and a $1 billion+ gross.

Falling into second place is Jurassic World after its 4 week run at the top of the box office, although it cant complain, it is the highest grossing film of the year in the US having grossed $590 million so far.

Other new film in America this week are: The Gallows at number 5 and Self/Less at number 8.

The threat of the terminator posed no challenge for the Minions this week as the little green beings held on to the top spot with relative ease.

A second week at the top and a weekend gross of £6.2 million brings the total gross of the animated film to £20.9 million after 10 days of release.

Highest new entry of the week is Mr Schwarzenegger's return to the franchise which made him a star, Terminator.

Terminator Genisys enters the chart at number 2 with a weekend gross of £3.7 million, a little low maybe for a highly anticipated film such as this.

In comparison Terminator Salvation made £6.9 million on its debut, Terminator 3: Rise of The Machines took £6.08 million on its debut, so Genisys is running at half those two films.

Jurassic World continues to pull in the numbers and this week brings its total to £53 million.

Other new film this week are Magic Mike XXL at 4, documentary Amy at 5, with £523,192 the highest new entry for a documentary in the UK and Guillaume Tell Royal Opera House at 8.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie retained its position at the top while the highest new film was Tammy at number 5.

Five years ago
Shrek Forever After was the highest new film of the week and the new number 1, it knocked Killers from the top spot after only a week.

Ten years ago
Stephen Spielbergs War of The Worlds was the top film on it's debut, it knocked Batman Begins from the top spot.

Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run made its debut at the top of the box office, it finally knocked Gladiator from the top.

Twenty years ago
Congo made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking Bad Boys down to number 1 after a week at the top.

This week, and there was no surprise at all, Avengers Age of Ultron takes over at the top of the UK box office with no problem at all.

Comparing Age of Ultron with its predecessor, Avengers Assemble, this has scored a higher debut weekend, with £18 million from Thursday to Sunday this is £2 million higher that the first film.

To add to the records Avengers Age of Ultron has secured it is the highest grossing debut in the month of April and the highest grossing debut for a superhero movie.

The film is also the 8th highest grossing debut film in the UK of all time, coming in between Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 from 2010 and Shrek The Third from 2007.

Fast and Furious 7 falls from the top in its fourth week of release to number 2 and has now taken an incredible £34.7 million.

Also new this week is The Falling which enters at number 10.

After 2 weeks at the top Lucy gets knocked down the chart by Sex Tape which makes it's debut in the Uk at number 1.

Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel this Jake Kasdan directed comedy about a couple trying to spice up their sex life by making a movie, which then gets shared to everyone debuts with £1.4 million.

Not a great opening gross especially for the 2 leads, Diaz has enjoyed great success with the Shrek franchise while Segel has seen big grosses with the likes of The Muppets, Gullivers Travels and Knocked Up.

Lucy has been having a great cinema run and after 3 weeks of release has taken a very respectable £10.46 million.

Also new this week is

Before I go to Sleep at 3
The Hundred Foot Journey at 4
The Guest at 8

Chart History
One year ago this week Richard Curtis's About Time made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the One Direction boys to 3rd.

Five years ago District 9 was the debut film for Neill Blomkamp and it debuted at the top knocking The Final Destination into second.

Ten years ago Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks team up agin to debut the Terminal at the top knocking Dodgeball to second place.

Fifteen years ago so a very static box office with South Park Bigger Louder and Uncut staying at the top while the top new film was Go right down at six.

Finally twenty years ago this month Speed and Forest Gump where the big film at the box office while twenty five years ago Dead Poets Society and Young Einstein were the big grossing films of September.

As expected this week there was no stopping Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as it very easily and without competition took to the top of the charts on it;s debut weekend.

Grossing £8.7 million from Thursday to Sunday it took more than the rest of the box office combined.

Dawn well and truly out preformed it predecessor Rise of the planet of the Apes which took £5.8 million on it's debut weekend in August 2011, it went on to gross £20.5 in total.

Dawn should go on to out-gross that film and could come close to £25 - 30 million in the UK.

Also worth a mention this weekend is two even movies that got themselves inside the top 5 on the box office chart, Monty Python Live (Mostly) made number 4 with £1.8 million which Andre Rieu took him Maastricht concert to number 5 with £830,000.

Other new film to debut this week are:
Pudsey The Dog The Movie at 7

This time last year Monsters University held on to the top spot which mean The Worlds End debuted at 2.

Five years ago Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the previous number 1, Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs, to number 2.

Ten years ago say Spider-Man 2 make it's cinematic debut at the top of the box office knocking Shrek 2 into the number 2 spot.

Fifteen years ago was an historical time in cinema as the much anticipated, and to an extent much hated, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace made it's UK debut at the top, 2 months after it's US debut. The Mummy fell to number 2.

This week we finally see the full release of Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2, and predictable they dominate the upper end of the box office chart.

Taking the top spot is the 4th in the Transformers series of movies from director Michael. The film had previews last weekend and takes the number 1 position with ease this week grossing £11.7 million in the process, it is the biggest grossing opening weekend of the year so far.

It's interesting to note this opening gross does include the £8 million from last weeks preview screenings, a £3 - 4 million is a closer opening weekend figure.

Opening in second place after going on general release is How to Train Your Dragon 2 which also includes money from it's previews over the last 3 or 4 weeks.

Falling to third this week is last weeks top film Mrs. Brown's Boy's D'Movie which after 3 weeks has grossed £11.8 million.

There were a number of other new film this which included
Begin Again at 5
Boyhood at 7
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania at 12

Last year at the box office Monsters University opened at the top of the chart knocking Despicable Me 2 into second place after 2 weeks at the top.

Five years ago Sasha Baron Cohen opened at the top with Bruno which knocked Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs to second place.

Ten years ago Shrek 2 held on tight at the top for another week keeping Around the World in 80 Days in second place for it's debut.

Fifteen years ago there was little change at the top with The Mummy retaining it's lead for a second week, highest new film was 10 Things I Hate About You at 5.

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie holds on for a second week on top of the UK box office, this week with little competition from the new realises.

Brendan O'Carroll transvestite creation takes a second week gross of £2.2 million which gives it a 10 day gross (2 weekends) of £9.3 million, not bad really.

With little movement on the box office worth mentioning is How To Train Your Dragon 2, still on previews it took £475,270 over the weekend, it has now taken £1.5 million before it's official release on Friday.

Another film doing this is Transformers: Age of Extinction which had previews from Saturday evening and took £s;4.7 million and would have been the top film, this will be added to the opening gross next week so the film WILL be number 1.

Highest new film of the week is Tammy which we all had high hopes for but in the end struggled to get a top 5 entry with £471,429 over the weekend.

The only other new film this week is The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared at 11.

Looking back

A Year ago Despicable Me was still a the top of the UK box office keeping Now You See Me from the top meaning it debuted at 2.

Five years ago Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs was the new top film which it did on it's debut week of release.

Ten years ago number one and highest new film was Shrek 2 which knocked Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from the top.

Fifteen years ago The Mummy was still the top film in the UK while Sean Connery was the highest new entry at 2 with Entrapment.

Twenty yeas ago the original The Flintstones movie was the top film in the country for the month of July knocking Four Weddings and a Funeral from the top.

Twenty five years ago Batman was still the top film for the month of July but Indianan Jones and the Last Crusade and Licence to Kill were doing well.

Last weekend UK cinema goers came out in big numbers for the revamp of the Spider-Man story in The Amazing Spider-man. The film which stars Britain's Andrew Garfield had an excellent opening weekend where the web slinger take was an amazing £11,091,972 and took 4-5 times more than the rest of box office combined.

The longest running film in the top 15 is Men in Black 3 with 7 weeks on the chart.

Last weeks top film, Ice Age Continental Drift, drops to number 2 taking £719,769 over the weekend, increasing its total over 2 weeks to £2,327,078.

A year ago Transformers: Dark of The Moon was still at the top having taken a total of £19,701,418 while The Guard was the top new film with £473,878 at number 5

Five years ago Shrek The Third still topped the chart taking it's total gross to £25,694,674 as Bruce Willis had a fourth outing as John McClain in Die Hard 4_0 as the highest new entry at 2 with £5,004,916

Ten years ago it was all about Tom Cruise as he shot to the top of the UK box office in the Steven Spielberg directed Minority Report taking £4,506,315 on it's debut weekend.

At the UK box office chart this week the fourth Ice Age films takes the number one spot. It was a bad week though as no film in the UK grosses over a million pound in box office takings.

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues the success of the Ice Age series, but with only £853,226 for its opening weekend it's set to be the lowest grossing. Also this week Prometheus continues it's good run and goes back up to number 2 but last weeks top film, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, falls 5 places to number 6.

This weeks top 15 films marks the lowest top 15 since 25th June 2010 when Get Him to the Greek topped the chart and the combined chart took only £ 3,460,985, although the last time no film in the UK took over a million was way back on 28th September 2007 when Run Fatboy Run was in it's 4th week at the top.

This time last year fared much better that last weekend when the 3rd Transformers film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, took the top spot with an incredible £10,728,503 and also was the top new film of the week.

Five years ago Shrek The Third topped the chart in its opening weekend with and amazing £16,671,727 and it also was the highest new film of the week. And ten year ago Spider-Man was still at the top of the chart having taken it's total gross to £20,953,100 while Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock was the highest new film at 2.

It really has been the year of the remake and this week throws a little bit of a surprise for a remake of The Karate Kid which tops the chart ahead of a film version of The A-Team.

Jaden Smith (son of Will) takes the title role with Jackie Chan playing his mentor and trainer in the remake which takes $56,000,000 in the US over the weekend.

Maybe a little disappointing is the number 2 slot for the Liam Neeson headed A-Team film which can only manage a tiny $26,000,000, I really thought it would have done better on it's opening.

Shrek falls from the top to number 3 this week, and has a total US gross of $210,052,000.

For the third week in a row Shrek Forever After hold the top spot at the US box office beating out strong competition from new comer Get Him to the Greek.

The big green ogre once again out grosses the rest of the box office, although with a really low grossing weekend all it took was $25,300,000 to manage this this, the fourth Shrek film has now taken just over $183 million in total grosses.

Our very own Russell Brand returns as the arrogant pop singer Aldous Snow in Get Him to the Greek, but it only takes $17,422,620 in a very poor debut weekend.

Rounding out the top 3 in Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl in Killers taking just over $16 million.

Despite a bank holiday weekend and a first film which took more money than anyone could have expected, Sex and the City 2 fails to beat out either Shrek or Prince to the top of the US box office.

In it's second week Shrek Forever After continues to top the US movie going chart with Prince of Persia claiming the highest debut film in the runner up spot. It was a close fought battle though with Sex and the City 2 taking $37,145,000 and Prince of Persia just pipping it with $37,779,000. Shrek Forever After took $55,725,000.

See the full US box office.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 17

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
1 / N
£4,686,210
2 / 
£3,251,307
1 / 
£2,804,798
2 / 
£1,901,113
4 / 
£932,390
5 / 
£956,852
6 / 
£800,890
5 / 
£603,590
5 / ▼▲
£365,829
6 / 
£369,938
8 / 
£227,360
10 / 
£165,340
9 / 
£144,457
10 / 
£149,641
12 / 
£120,078
12 / ▼▲
£83,745
15 / 
£91,207
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £29,004,582 and the 114th top grossing film in the UK

Total World gross $455,100,000 and the 188th top grossing film globally

UK BBFC Certificate: U

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