The top grossing film across the globe in 2016 is Captain America: Civil War - this surprised me a bit but is testament on how well established the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now.
The third in the Captain America series - although some might say it is more an Avengers movie that Captain America Movie - took $1.5 billion at the global box office.
Compared to 2015 this is far lower than Jurassic World which took $1.6 billion but is on par with the number 2 film Fast and Furious 7 with took $1.5 billion (for the record Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens took more but much of that was in 2016). Finding Dory is the second highest grossing film of 2016 with $1.027 billion while not very far behind it is Zootopia (Zootropolis) which took $1.026 billion.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Jungle Book and The Secret Life of Pets wich both took a shade under a billion each.
The top 2 films were both sequels and 6 of the top 10 films were either sequels or part of an already established franchise, and Deadpool at 7 although not part of a franchise is certainly part of the Marvel Superhero world.
Disney did very well this year with the top 4 film all being from the studio and it wouldn't surprise me if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up in the top five film by the time it ends its run.
Four of the top 10 are superhero movies, four of the top ten have animals as their primary cast, 3 are animations (arguably 4) and 8 have sequels and further adventures in the series already announced. Thanks 2016 at the global box office, here is the full top 10.
Highest new film of the week is at number 7 with the film version of The Office, David Brent Life On The Road.
The David Brent film was released at UK cinemas on 19th August 2016 where it entered at number 3, kept from the top by Finding Dory and Suicide Squad.
It quickly fell out of the top 10 after only 2 weeks but spent another 6 weeks in cinemas, after 8 weeks it made £ 3.6 million.
Also new this week is Swallows And Amazons a number 8 film from August 2016.
Suicide Squad hit UK cinemas on 5th August 2016, it made its debut at the top and stayed there for 2 weeks, it took an excellent £11.2 million on its debut the 55th highest ever in the UK.
The film has a good 6 week run at the box office where its final UK gross was £33 million making it the 83rd highest grossing film ever.
It also did well globally, in America it took $325 million and globally it took $745.6 million making it the 74th highest grossing film ever.
Finding Dory, after a single week at the top falls to number 2 this week.
Also new on the home video chart are: Absolutely Fabulous The Movie at number 3, a number 2 box office hit from July 2016, Petes Dragon at 8, it hit number 6 on he box office in August and The Shallows at number 19, a low budget film that hit number 8 in August.
Taking $35 million over the Friday to Sunday frame the film far out grosses all if its rivals and knocks Sully off the top after 2 weeks.
Sully falls down to number 3 this week with $13 million for the weekend frame, this brings the film total gross to $92.3 million after 3 weekends of release.
Longest run on the US top ten, and also the top total grossing film is Suicide Squad which has been 8 weeks on the chart and has a US total gross of $318 million.
A second weekend gross of $22 million easily outstrips all the new film and allows the films total gross to reach $70 million after 10 days of play.
There was going to be a fight for the highest new film of the week, 2 old franchises against a true life docudrama, in the end it wasn't that close and a new film in the Blair Witch series is the top new film.
Billed as a true sequel to 1999's original The Blair Witch Project the film called simply Blair Witch lands at number 2 with $9.6 million, far lower than the origin which was a true sleeper hit.
Highest total grossing and longest run on the box offie this week is Suicide Squad which has grossed in the US $313 million over 7 weeks.
Starring Tom Hanks as the pilot the film is directed by Clint Eastwood and with good reviews sees the pair return to the top with a $35.5 million debut.
After a couple of weeks at the top Dont Breathe falls to number 3 this week with $8.2 million over the weekend, this brings the films US gross to $66.8 million.
Also making their US debuts this week are When the Bough Breaks at number 2 with $15 million and The Wild Life (or Robinson Crusoe as it will be else where) at number 5.
Highest total grossing movie on the top 10 this week is Suicide Squad which has now taken $307 million ver 6 weeks and longest run is Bad Moms which has now been a hit for 7 weeks.
We had high hopes but had few thrills, out side of the DC movie Suicide Squad Ghostbusters gave us a good laugh but didn't deliver as expected Finding Dory pulled in the audiences but left us flat.
The rest of the year has some highlights but there is caution as the 2 biggest films are both sequels outside of their parent film series.
Before we even get to them in the latter part of the year we have a number of promises, Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen looks promising and American hit Kubo and The Two String gives a refreshing animation outside Disney.
Of course we have British favourite Bridget Jones's Baby which is getting good reviews at the moment and a bit after that the recently announced Blair Witch remake/reboot/sequel.
Getting a lot of marketing hype is the remake/retelling of The Magnificent Seven and the looking promising, and a return to form for Tim Burton is Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children.
Tom Hanks returns to detective mode for a third time in Inferno, although I didn't like the previous 2 films and then another sequel emerges mid October with Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher Never Go Back.
Marvel return to their cinematic universe with a new hero in the shape of Doctor Strange and another sequel/reboot come in early November with Rings, the next in (surprise) The Ring series.
After the hotly anticipated Arrival starring Amy Adams arrives the season kicks up a gear with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first move into the Wizarding World outside Harry Potter.
The film, penned by J. K. Rowling, is being hyped to death and not surprisingly, the 8 Potter films did fantastic business at the box office and this is directed by series expert David Yates whic just seems to get the ideas Rowling writes about.
Warner Bros. will be hoping this shows there is still life in the seemingly dormant series and please fans of the original and set up a new generation, 2 more film are already planned.
After that injection things go quiet with unwanted sequel Bad Santa 2 and Tom Hanks (again) in Scully the story of the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River.
Then to finish the year off another much lover series goes off piste with Rogue One A Star Wars Story, taking place just before the events of the original Star Wars.
The trailer have looked good and after the excellence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens expectation are massive.
This is a massive risk for Lucasfilms and Disney, and it will either boost the series to height never imagined or will do to the series what Episodes I - III did and nearly kill it, fortunately it has recovered!
To round the rear off we have Michael Fassbender trying to do what many other have failed to do and bring a video game series to the screen in Assassins Creed.
As with last week last weeks chart a Chinese opening if a film does wonders and a $31 million opening has the film take $39 million from 40 countries for the weekend and a quiet market takes it back to the top.
The late summer has proved to be a difficult time for the box office and with little other movement the whole top 10 this week across the globe is the same as last week.
You actually have to go down to the 17th film on this weeks global box office to find a new film, The Light Between Oceans takes $5 million from 1 country.
Tp total grossing movie on the chart this week is The Secret Life of Pets, and incredible run sees it still at 4 and its total world gross is now $761.5 million.
Figures are low this weekend and Dont Breathe manages to remain at the top with $15.7 million which brings its total US gross to a nice but unremarkable $51.1 million.
Little else is happening this week and the highest new film limps in at number 6, The Light Between Oceans takes just shy of $5 million on its debut.
This basically means there are lots of films yo-yoing up and down the chart with Suicide Squad remaining at number 2 and Petes Dragon going back up to number 3.
Suicide Squad is the top total grossing movie this week with $297.4 and Bad Moms and Jason Bourne share the honour of longest running with 6 weeks each.
Next week sees the kick off of the Autumn season with some exciting new film coming in the next 4 months.
The Matt Damon starring film made $63 million over the week and has to date made $347 million globally.
Also benefitting from a Chinese release is Ice Age: Collision Course, still on release in 38 countries the film took $50 million over the week to bring its total gross to $367 million.
Highest new film of the week is Don't Breath, released in 8 countries and headed up by its US release the film took $28 million over the week.
Top total grossing film across the gross this week is The Secret Life of Pets, still riding high at number 4 it has grossed $724.4 million.
The global top 5 looks like this:
We are coming to the end of the School holidays in the UK and its a time when a lot of families are back from their time away so its perhaps no suprise that the box kids film of the moment returns to the top.
A fantastic 4th weekend gross of £2.8 million takes the total gross to £32.3 million, this puts the film on a level with the original Finding Nemo.
Falling into second place is 2 week champion Suicide Squad, a £2.5 million weekend brings the total gross to an fantastic £27.6 million.
This puts the DC anti-hero film ahead of the DC superhero film Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice from earlier in the year.
Highest new film of the week is a British institution making its debut, David Brent Life On The Road, and although it hasn't done nearly as well as Absolutely Fabulous The Movie from this year is debuts at 3 with £1.4 million.
The Office was such a big hit from over10 years ago, was of its time, and is still loved its a challenge to get that feeling back, and this only looks at one of the characters so it could sink fast.
The Secret Life of Pets is still the top total grossing movie of the week with £33.7 million and the longest running film with 9 weeks.
Interesting note this week, if the chart were calculated from the full weeks taking it would have been a very different picture, Suicide Squad would have retained the top, The BFG would have been 3rd and David Brent Life on the Road would have been 6th
A year ago
Paper Towns made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking Pixels off the top right down to number 6.
Five years ago
After a massive success on TV The Inbeetweeners Movie took the box office by storm making its debut at the top knocking Rise of The Planet of The Apes to number 2.
Ten years ago
After much internet hype the crowd source scripted movie Snakes On A Plane debuted at the top knocking Cars to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Tim Burtons Planet of The Apes remake debuted at the top knocking Cats and Dogs down to number 2.
Twenty years ago
Independence Day kept a strong hold of the box office and with very little in the way of new release highest debut was Nick of Time starring Johnny Depp at 7.
Twenty five years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger had his cinematic finest moment in Terminator 2: Judgment Day which made its debut at the top knocking Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves down to number 2.
With $58.7 million, from 65 countries, in global takings over the week Suicide Squad keeps itself ahead of the pack, this brings the films total gross over half a billion now to $572.6 million.
Coming in new at 3 is the 2016 remake of Ben-Hur which takes $22 million on its debut week of release from 24 countries.
The film has got very low keys reviews in America which could effect its gross in other countries when released and might sink quite fast.
Other new film this week are War Dogs at 4 and Kubo And The Two Strings at 10 from 9 countries .
Highest total grossing film on this weeks global box office is The Secret Life Of Pets, still at 2 with $674 million and still released in 54 countries.
Here is the global top 5.
In a relatively quiet week for new releases Harley Quinn and co. take another $20 million over the 3 day weekend with their total gross now pushed to $262.2 million.
Highest new film of the week if the Jonah Hill starring War Dogs which takes $14.3 million, it comes in ahead of Kubo and the Two Strings and the 2016 remake of Ben-Hur.
The quiet late summer weekend also sees little movement in the lower end of the chart with the longest stay being The Secret Life of Pets again, it is also once again the highest total gross with $346.7 million.
On its second weekend of release the DC comics anti-hero picture took £4.2 million, down just over 66% from the previous weekend.
The film has now taken £22 million during its 10 days of release and is not that far behind stable mate Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice.
With the rest of the top 4 remaining fairly static the highest new film of the week is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Zak Efron and Anna Kendrick.
The comedy film took just over a million pound on its debut weekend in the UK, but the suspicion is it will fall fast in the coming weeks ready for a home video release.
Big suprise of the week is the Disney remake of Petes Dragon landing at number 6 with £844,090, one of the Mouse Houses smallest hits in a while.
Other new films this week are Newrve at number 7, The Shallows at number 8, Mohenjo Daro at number 11, Rustom at number 12 and finally Wiener Dog at number 14.
Longest running film this week and highest total gross is The Secret Life of Pets, 8 weeks on the chart and £33 million.
A year ago
Pixels made its debut at the top of the box office smashing Fantastic Four down to number 6 after a single week at the top.
Five years ago
Rise of The Planet of The Apes took over the top spot on its debut knocking off Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which fell to number 3.
Ten years ago
Cars remained at the top of the box office for a third week while highest new entry was Monster House right down at number 4.
Fifteen years ago
Cats and Dogs remained at the top of the box office for another week with The Parole Officer entering highest at number 5.
Twenty years ago
Independence Day was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top with Twister falling to number 2 on its third week of release.
Proving to be a success for the DC Cinema Universe (and Warner Bros.) the super anti-hero film takes $43.7 million on its second weekend of release, down nearly 75% from its debut.
The film has now taken $222 million in 10 days and is on course to be one of the bigger film of the year.
Entering the chart highest, and in second place, is the Seth Rogans voiced Sausage Party, an adult animation which also starts the voices of Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill.
With a debut of $34 million its not quite Disney but for an R rated cartoon its a very good debut.
Talking of Disney they unleashed their 2016 remake/retelling of Petes Dragon this week and it perhaps hasn't quite done the numbers expected.
Landing at number 3 the film takes $21 million, considering the talent involved and the advertising a higher debut would have been expected.
Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Street is also new at 8.
Continuing the DC Cinematic Universe that was started in Man of Steel and Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice this film does something the Marvel/Disney have not yet dared, put the bad guys front and centre.
And audiences have lapped this up with Suicide Squad topping the UK box office with an excellent £11.2 million, nearly as big as the much more anticipated Batman V Superman from March.
That superhero movie sank quickly at the box office so we'll be watching things closely to see if it does similar.
Worth noting is that if the chart listing was taken over the whole week then Finding Dory would sit at the top with £12 million.
Highest total grossing on this weeks top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now grossed over £32 million, while longest stay on the box office is The Angry Birds Movie with 11 weeks.
A year ago
The Fantastic Four reboot made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation down to number 2.
Five years ago
Four weeks in and Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 was still number 1 leaving JJ Abrams Super 8 to debut at number 2.
Ten years ago
TV show turned movie Miami Vice made its debut at the top knocking Cars down to number 2.<> Fifteen years ago
Cats and Dogs made its debut a the top of the box office knocking Jurassic Park III from the top which fell to number 3.
Twenty years ago
Twister remained at the top for a second week leaving James and The Giant Peach to make its debut at number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves was at top for another week while the top new film came in at number 2 in the shape of Backdraft.
The film had a very wide release showing up in 58 countries, one of the largest of any film at the moment, and the US led the way with nearly half that gross, the UK was second.
Normally with such a large opening we would be looking at a long term run and large gross, but this year has proved that big opening weeks don't necessarily mean long cinema runs.
Jason Bourne falls from the top this week quite hard and from 51 counties has a weekly gross of $43 million, the total gross is now $195 million.
Worthy of a mention is Chinese film Time Raiders which opens in just 1 country, China, and manages to land at 3 with $64.6 million.
Finding Dory is still the top total grossing movie on the global box office having taken a total of $870.2 million to date, the billion mark is looking unlikely, but Disney now have the top 4 grossing film of 2016.
For a movie released in August Suicide Squad has now become the first film to take over $100 on its debut, its total gross for the weekend (including Thursday previews) is $135 million.
Last weeks top film, Jason Bourne, takes a tumble to number 2 this week with $22.7 million, its total over the 10 days since release is $103 million.
Putting themselves up against Suicide Squad this week was Nine Lives which enters at number 6 with $6.5 million.
Highest grossing movie and longest run on the US box office this week is The Secret Life of Pets which has now made $319 million over 5 weeks.
Looking at the films coming out in 2016 one thing for sure that I notice, although there are some big films this early in the year I'm not as excited as I was this time last year.
I've missed out some big films here, mainly because they are just another superhero movie, or just another comedy, the 10 film here are the films us here at 25thframe.co.uk are most excited about.
After 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens we were all really excited for the Star Wars universe again and although Disney are taking a big risk by producing what is essentially a prequel to the original film, and sequel to Revenge of the Sith, this should be excellent even if it has an ounce of the greatness of The Force Awakens.
We loved The Man of Steel, and this pairing, and start of The League of Justice is something to look forward to, the trailer look great so we should be in for a great film.
The original is still one of our all time favourite movies, McCarthy as a leading lady is a joy to watch and will be great with a proton pack, Paul Feig (director) just needs to do a really good job of directing, we have full faith in him!
The first trailer got us really pumped for this, if the final product is as crazy as the comic book and the promise this could be one to look out for.
Tarantino back in the Western arena, his early career promised more than his latter career has delivered but he is still one of the few directors that can make us want to see a film.
We are always up for a laugh and female led comedies are the flavour of the time, We loved both Pitch Perfect films and Rebel Wilson is always good for a laugh, Dakota Johnson won us over in Fifty Shades of Grey.
Not a massive Harry Potter fans here, but we are intrigued by the universe, the rides and areas at Universal Theme Parks in Florida are amazing and thats the feeling we had when watching the trailer.
Finding Nemo is the greatest Pixar film to date, so can this go wrong? The idea and the teaser don't do it for us so were scared!
Mixing Jane Austin with a zombie apocalypse is just a genius move, cant wait!
We don't like the TV series, but you cant argue that when the first trailer was released it just oozed with Britishness of a by gone era, the cast is also inspired, hence this just makes the list.
Let us know what you think of the list and what your looking forward to in 2016.
UK release date: 5th August 2016
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 6
Total UK gross £33,191,023 and the 86th top grossing film in the UK
Total World gross $745,600,054 and the 81st top grossing film globallyGenres: