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The BFG

(2016)

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Ruby Barnhill
Jemaine Clement
Rebecca Hall
Rafe Spall
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Adam Godley
Michael Adamthwaite
Daniel Bacon
Jonathan Holmes
Chris Gibbs
Paul Moniz de Sa
Marilyn Norry
Callum Seagram Airlie
Haig Sutherland
Shauna Hansen
Denise Jones
Gabrielle Rose
Anthony Ingram
Chris Shields
Matt Frewer
Geoffrey Wade
John Emmet Tracy
William Samples
Andy Thompson
Paul Barnhill
Lucia Ryan
Julia Torrance
Cal Davis
Kyle Maloney
Michael Mcleod
David Orr
Zachary Read
David Glover
Joshua Callagan
Todd Biffard
Randy Rafuse
Gerardo Barcala
Graham Curry
Jabbz Farooqi
Simona Hughes
Jeff Kent
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News
Disney/Pixar's high profile sequel Finding Dory makes its debut at the top of the UK home video chart this week knocking off The BFG.

Finding Dory has been a massive hit for the animated coupling of Disney and Pixar this year, on its release on 29th July 2016 it hit the top of the UK box office.

It has a massive first weekend gross of £8.1 million on its first weekend, its stay at the top only lasted for a single weekend initially.

After falling to 2 it then went back to the top for 2 weeks on 19th August before finally making a slow decent down the box office.

It spent 14 weeks on the top 15 before disappearing from cinemas but in the time it took at incredible £42.6 million making it the 41st top grossing movie ever in the UK, its it currently the fourth top grossing movie of 2016.

Across the globe it is the 23rd to grossing movie of all time with a global total gross of $1.026 billion.

The BFG falls from the top of the home video chart to number 3 this week after a single week at the top.

Only one other new film this week, Jason Bourne, a number 2 film from July enters at number 2.

This week marvel proved they can add new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in style by taking the latest addition to the top of the UK box office.

With a £9.2 million opening it is very good for a new IP in the Marvel series, in comparison Ant-Man made £4 million on its opening.

With Doctor Strange hitting the top, last week top film, Trolls, falls to number 2, a second weekend take of £3.5 million sees the film get to £ 14 million after 10 days.

Bridget Jones's Baby is the top total grossing film on the chart at the moment with £46.6 million and has out grossed all the other Bridget Jones films.

The BFG is the longest running film, the Steven Spielberg film has now been on the chart for 14 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Spectre made its debut at the top of the box office and because the highest debuting film of all time while Hotel Transylvania 2 fell to number 2.

Five years ago
The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn made its debut a the top knocking off Paranormal Activity 3 which fell to 2.

Ten years ago
Saw III was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top, it knocked off The Departed which fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 remained at the top for a second weekend while Legally Blonde was the top new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Dragonheart stayed at the top and with nothing of note being released Dracula Dead and Loving It was the top new film at number 6.

Twenty five years ago
Dead Again made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked off City Slickers which fell to number 2.

This weekend Jack Reacher gave it a good go but in the end her was not good enough to stop the Trolls from hitting the top on its debut weekend.

The new IP from Dreamworks hits the top with a weekend gross of £5.4 million which is about average for an animation from the studio, Kung Fu Panda 3, the last film from them took £4.7 million on its opening.

If things go as usual Trolls could get somewhere in the £10 million mark especially with a fairly decent debut.

The Girl on The Train falls from the top this week after a couple of weekends at the top, a £2 million weekend takes the film to £17.7 million after 3 weeks of release.

Also new this week is Jack Reacher Never Go Back which lans in the runner up spot with £2.6 million, this is in the ballpark, but lower, of the first film with took £3.5 million on its debut.

Longest running film of the week is The BFG which has been around now for 13 weeks and the highest total grossing movie is Bridget Jones's Baby now on £44.5 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Hotel Transylvania 2 stayed at the top for a second week while top new film was Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension at number 3.

Five years ago
Halloween took Paranormal Activity 3 to the top of the box office on its debut while Johnny English Reborn fell to number 2 after 3 weeks.

Ten years ago
The Departed stayed at the top for a second week while highest debuting film was Barnyard at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 stayed at the top while America's Sweethearts made its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
New at the top was the fantasy film Dragonheart while The Nutty Professor fell into the runner up spot after 2 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Making its debut at the top was City Slickers while Drop Dead Fred fell to number 3.

On this weeks UK box office Bridget Jones's baby stays at the top for a second weekend and makes a big impact on its total UK gross, The Magnificent Seven is the top new film.

A second weekend of release brings in £6.2 million for Bridge Jones and with a very healthy weekly gross of nearly £13 million the films total gross is now £21 million.

This just nudges the film past the previous film in the series, Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason and its well ahead of the film film.

Highest new film of the week was no challenge for Jones as it lands at 2, The Magnificent Seven takes £2.1 million on its debut weekend.

For star Denzel Washington this is pretty much an average opening for his film and likewise for director Antoine Fuqua.

Longest running film on the top 15 this week is The BFG which is 10 week old now and highest total grossing movie is Finding Dory which now sits at over £41 million.

Historical Chart

A year ago
Last weeks top film Everest help on for a second weekend while top new film was Miss You Already at number 4.

Five years ago
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy held on to the top for a second weekend with top new film Crazy, Stupid, Love. coming in at number 2.

Ten years ago
Children and Men entered at the top of the box office while Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence entered the box office at the top knocking Moulin Rouge down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Demi Moore took it all off in Striptease which entered at the top on its debut weekend knocking Emma to the number 2 spot.

Twenty five years ago
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was still at the top of the box office for the 6th week while sequel F/X2 was the top new film at 2.

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.

Animation aimed at a more adult audience lands at the top of the box office chart this week as Sausage Party makes its UK debut at number 1.

With lead vocals from Seth Rogan the innuendoes fly fas in this 15 rated comedy as its grosses a good, but not great, £2.6 million.

Finding Dory has had a fantastic run at the box office, 2 spells at the top but this week falls down to number 3.

Its not a sad story thought and an excellent 6th week gross of £1.5 million brongs the films total gross in the UK to a fantastic £38 million, it has not out grossed Finding Nemo in the UK.

Also making their debut on the box office chart this week are Brotherhood at number 2 with £1.9 million and Cafe Society at number 9 with £0.5 million.

Highest grossing film on the box office this week is Finding Dory and longest run is The BFG which has spent 7 weeks on the top 10.

Next week sees the release of Ben-Hur (a remake) and Captain Fantastic as well as Don't Breathe the current American number 1.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Straight Outta Compton kept its grip at the top of the UK box office with No Escape the highest new film at 3.

Five years ago
The Inbetweeners Movie remained at the top and with a strong top 4 the highest new film was the Indian film Bodyguard at number 5.

Ten years ago
You, Me and Dupree remained at the top and with 3 new releases in the top 5 Little Man was the highest of them.

Fifteen years ago
Heath Ledger starred in A Knights Tale which made its debut at the top while Planet of The Apes fell to number 2 on its 3rd week.

Twenty years ago
There was no moving for Independence Day which kept its vice grip on the top while top new film Phenomenon landed at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Mega hit Terminator 2: Judgment Day was still at the top of the box office while top new film Dying Young landed at number 3.

For the second weekend Disney and Pixar hold on to the top with Finding Dory which returned to number 1 last week after a 2 week drop to number 2.

The fishy tale of the forgetful fish is having a fantastic UK box office run with a £1.5 million 5th weekend bringing its total gross to £35.8 million.

With another week to go of the School summer holidays Dory could well make another weekend at the top of the box office.

Not far behind if the highest new entry of the week, comedy Bad Moms, starring Mila Kunis of Family Guy fame.

The film takes £1.4 million from the weekend, only £400,000 behind the top film.

Also new this week is War Dogs at number 4, The Purge Election Year at number 5 and Lights Out at number 8.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Finding Dory while the longest running movie on the box office is Star Trek Beyond and The BFG with 6 weeks each.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Suprise hit Straight Outta Compton made its debut a the top knocking off Paper Town which fell right down to number 8.

Five years ago
Staying at number one was The Inbetweeners Movie on its second week while the highest new film was One Day in at number 2.

Ten years ago
You, Me and Dupree was the new film at the top of the box office while Snakes On A Plane fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Planet of The Apes didn't move off the top spot while highest new film of the week was Heartbreakers at number 3.

Twenty years ago
There was no moving Independence Day from the top of the box office, even for Arnold Schwarzenegger which took Eraser in at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger was at the top of the box office for a second weekend with Terminator 2: Judgment Day and with a static top 3 Pump Up The Volume was the highest new film at 4.

In an unusual event for the box office charts and old favourite returns to the top of the box office, Disney/Pixars Finding Dory replaces Suicide Squad after 4 weeks of release.

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

Historical charts

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.

This weekend saw the release of two of this summers most anticipated films, and sequels, in Finding Dory and Jason Bourne, and the forgetful little fish won the weekend.

Finding Dory debut weekend in the UK stands at &pond;8.1 million, and excellent opening by all means and not only one of Pixars highest in the UK but also one of the top animation openings.

Compared to 2003s Finding Nemo, and despite the more negative reviews, the film opens higher, but compared to ticket sales Dory (1.1 million) is half a million below Nemo (1.6 million).

Jason Bourne comes in a comfortable second place this week with £7.6 million which is the highest of the series to date.

The BFG falls from the top where it debuted last week to number 3 this week, although if you take in the whole week it is the top grossing movie (Monday - Sunday) with £9.1 million, total gross for the movie is £14 million.

Highest gross and longest run on the top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now grossed £30 million over 6 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation was making its debut at the top of the box office knocking Inside Out down to number 2 after a week at number 1.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it 3 at the top leaving Captain America: The First Avenger to enter at number 2.

Ten years ago
Cars made its debut at the top of the chart knocking Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Jurassic Park III held on to the top of the box office leaving Swordfish to make its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Twister was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while The Hunchback of Notre Dame fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
There was no moving Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at the top while top new film of the week was Edward Scissorhands.

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.

Despite a number of new releases this week Finding Dory still manages to dominate the global box office now after 3 weeks of release.

Dory this week grossed $76.3 million globally, now released in 41 countries, this brings its total gross now over the half billion mark to $538.2 million.

There are still many countries where the film has not had a release so the film making it to billion mark is probably at this stage a certainty.

Highest new film of the week is The Legend of Tarzan which shows up in 20 countries and has a debut gross of $56.9 million.

The week had a number of new releases but with the good weather and holidays throughout the world nothing managed to capture the market, or maybe it was the lack of summer blockbuster? The rest of the new releases are as follows: The Purge Election Years at 5, The BFG at 8, Ice Age Collision Course at 9, although it must be said that these film all had single digit country release and are no where near saturation yet.

Here is the top 5 global box office for this week.

  1. Finding Dory - $76,300,542
  2. The Legend Of Tarzan - $56,935,000
  3. Independence Day Resurgence - $56,700,000
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows - $31,265,000
  5. The Purge Election Year - $30,997,840
It's the weekend of Independence Day in America which has historically been a strong weekend o#for new releases as people often have a longer weekend, but this year seems reletively week.

Heading the chart for a third weekend is Disney and Pixars Finding Dory which adds another $41 million to its now impressive total.

That total in America is $372.2 million and the film is proving to be another runnaway hit for Pixar and Disney, Diney dont seem to be able to hit a duff note at the moment!

Hihgest new film of hte week lands at number 2, The Legend of Tarzan, which looking at all the promo material is more about monkeys than tarzan, not suprising with the success of the recent Apes movies.

Tarzan debuts with a weekend gross of $38.1 million, a sign of a weaker debut showing than would normally be expected over the long weekend.

Also new this week are The Purge: Election Year which debuts at number 3 and surisingly, and from Disney is Spielbergs The BFG which debuts at number 4 with less than $20 million.

Highest total grossing film on the US chart this week, and by a massive margin is Finding Dory, longest runners are The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Project and Now You See Me 2 both on 4 weeks.

The BFG second trailer.

The BFG trailer

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 15

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
1 / N
£5,288,529
3 / 
£3,362,699
4 / 
£1,713,088
4 / ▼▲
£1,110,536
5 / 
£1,236,002
7 / 
£658,840
6 / 
£703,375
9 / 
£332,704
12 / 
£247,682
10 / 
£244,689
12 / 
£157,699
15 / 
£69,247
15 / ▼▲
£76,541
14 / 
£72,086
12 / 
£26,386
Non-chart history
7 October 2016
£68,835
4 November 2016
£21,515
11 November 2016
£32,707
18 November 2016
£33,192
25 November 2016
£24,004
Finer details

Total UK gross £30,694,086 and the 98th top grossing film in the UK

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