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The Hunger

(1983)

Director(s)
Stars
Catherine Deneuve
David Bowie
Cliff De Young
Beth Ehlers
Dan Hedaya
Rufus Collins
Suzanne Bertish
James Aubrey
Ann Magnuson
John Stephen Hill
Shane Rimmer
Bauhaus
Douglas Lambert
Bessie Love
John Pankow
Willem Dafoe
Sophie Ward
Philip Sayer
Lise Hilboldt
Michael Howe
Edward Wiley
Richard Robles
George Camiller
Oke Wambu
Kent Miller
Fred Yockers
Susan Hunter
James Wassenich
Allan Richards
Hilary Six
Carole-Ann Scott
Howard Blake
Jane Leeves
Peter Murphy
James Payne
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There is still no stopping the live action Beaty and The Beast as it holds off Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in The Shell as the manga adaptation debuts at number 2.

On its third weekend at the top of the UK box office Beauty and The Beast takes £6.7 million, yet again another excellent weekend gross.

This brings the films total gross to a fantastic £51 million over its 3 week UK release and by far makes it the top film of the year.

Making its debut in second place this week is the live action adaptation of the 1996 Manga film Ghost in The Shell.

Taking a relatively good £2.3 million the film has done well, but with the hype and mainly positive reviews we could have been looking at higher.

Maybe the film will be a slow burner and with many teens on Easter holidays this could do well over the coming weeks.

I'm sure its not escaped your attention that the top 2 films this week are live action versions of classic animations.

Also new this week is Smurfs The Lost Village at number 3 with £1.3 million, this film will do well in the next couple of weeks and could challenge Beauty and The Beast for the top spot.

Free Fire is at number 7 and the special cinema event in aid of Comic Relief Peter Kays Car Share A Second Series Celebration lands at number 10, and it was only shown in one cinema chain.

Many long running films are not around anymore hence the longest running film this week is Logan which has been around 5 weeks while Beauty and The Beast is the top grossing movie.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice stays at the top for a second weekend while top new film is Eddie the Eagle at number 2.

Five years ago
The Hunger Games spent its second weekend at the top while he top new film was Wrath of The Titans at number 2.

Ten years ago
Mr. Beans Holiday made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked 300 down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Guillermo del Toro's franchise film Blade II was new at the top, its knocked Ali G Indahouse down to number 3 after just a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
The Star Wars special edition remained at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Dantes Peak at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent its fourth weekend at the top, it kept Freejack from making its debut at number 1, it entered at number 2.

Audiences across the UK can't get enough of Belle and her beast as the Disney live action films scores a fantastic second weekend, Power rangers is the top new film at number 2.

A second weekend gross of £12.3 million for Beauty and The Beast is something most films would be happy to have as their debut weekend gross and would be in the top 100 highest grossers.

This brings the films total gross over 10 days to nearly £40 million and makes it the top grossing film of the year so far, overtaking La La Land.

With this type of momentum there is a chance it could end up being the top film of the year, although there are some big hitters coming later and a massive film at the tend of the year.

Power Rangers make their debut at number 2 this week in their revamped, re-booted, big budget incarnation to the tune of £1.5 million.

There was one other Power Rangers movie, back in 1995, based on the TV show it had the full title of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie and debuted in the UK to the tune of £1.3 million.

If we take inflation into account the 1995 film did far better and would today have debuted to the tune of £3.2 million.

Worth noting is that if the chart were counted for the whole week rather than just Friday - Sunday Power Rangers would have been at number 5 this week.

Also new this week is The Lost City of Z debuting at 7 with £0.28 million and CHiPs at number 8 with £0.2 million.

Longest running film this week is The Lego Batman Movie which has been around now for 7 weeks and the top grossing movie, after just 10 days is Beauty and The Beast.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice made its long awaited debut a the top of the box office knocking King Fu Panda to number 3.

Five years ago
The first of The Hunger Games movies was unleashed on the world and hit the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The Devil Inside down to number 4.

Ten years ago
Zack Snyder brought us his big screen cinematic style in 300 which debuted at the top knocking Norbit down to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Ali G Indahouse made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked Ocean’s Eleven down to number 3 after 5 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
The speacial edition of Star Wars made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked The English Patient down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Cape fear remained at the top for a third weekend, it kept off Bugsy which debuted at number 2.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the top selling home video in the UK during 2016 followed by the Bond film Spectre.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was a massive hit at the UK box office during the latter part of 2015 and is the highest grossing movie of 2016, despite being released in 2015! On the same note Spectre was a massive hit at the UK box office in 2015, in fact it was the highest grossing movie of 2015.

Surprise hit Deadpool is the third best selling movie of 2016 with the independent film Legend based on the story of the Krays being the fourth.

Finishing off the top 5 is The Lady in The Van, based on the life of writer Alan Bennett and starring Maggie Smith the film was a big hit at the UK box office although not across the globe.

Here is the top 10 best selling home videos of 2016 in the UK.

  1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  2. Spectre
  3. Deadpool
  4. Legend
  5. The Lady in The Van
  6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  7. The Martian
  8. Captain America: Civil War
  9. The Revenant
  10. The Jungle Book
With the global release of any Star Wars films its going to feel like the world stops with baited breath watching how the film will perform, and this week is no different with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In the end Rogue One opens in the UK to £17 million, a very good opening and a shade above fellow splinter film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

When compared to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens it doesn't compare, it is about half of the opening gross from this time last year, not surprising as there is less anticipation and this is Star Wars in uncharted territory.

There can be no complaining though, like Fantastic Beasts, we are going to get more of these films and as they find their feet and get fans then the grosses will grow and grow.

Fantastic Bests falls from the top after 4 weeks at number 1 to 3 and a weekend gross of £1.4 million, it is less than £10,000 behind the number 2 film Moana.

It has now taken £45 million in the UK and is the 39th top grossing film of all time.

With the new Star Wars film there were no other new films this week hitting the chart.

Longest running film this week is Trolls which has been around for 9 weeks and highest total grossing movie is Fantastic Beasts.

Historical chart

A year ago
A theme will start to emerge in the coming years is the Star Wars film at the top on this date and this time last year Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was new at the top, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 fell hard to number 5.

Five years ago
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows made its debut at the top while Arthur Christmas fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Happy Feet made it 2 weeks at the top while the top new film was Eragon at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
There was no moving Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone as it stayed at the top for a 5th weekend while top new film was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham at number 3.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians made it to the top on its debut weekend while The Long Kiss Goodnight fell from the top to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
The Addams Family was new at the top while Point Break fell to number 4 after 3 week at number 1.

We are all taking a deep breath as this weekend approaches but until then Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them makes its fourth weekend at the top while top new film is Office Christmas Part which debuts at number 4.

Warner Bros. clearly released this new entry into the Wizarding World at the right time as the film adds another £2.7 million (£4.4 million across the week) to its total which now sits at £42.3 million.

Highest new film of the week if bromance comedy Office Christmas Party, it enters at number 4 with a debut gross of £1.2 million.

The film is a Christmas based movie and as such I suspect it will make a swift exit from the box office one the festive season is over.

Highest total grossing film on the chart this week is Fantastic beasts and the longest running film is Trolls which has now been around for 8 weeks.

It will be interesting to watch what happens over next week with the new entry in Star Wars, last years Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens had a £34 million debut weekend, with the reviews so far for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are we looking at even better? Historical box office

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 had its 4th weekend at the top and with the world waiting or the first Star Wars film in over a decade there were no new film inside the top 15, Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict was the top new film at number 25!

Five years ago
Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas was the top new film at number one, it knocked Arthur Christmas to number 2 after 4 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
George Miller directed Happy Feet which was the top new film at number 1, it knocked off Casino Royale which fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone remained at the top for a fourth weekend while the top new film was The 51st State starring Samuel L. Jackson at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger was all festive in Jingle All The Way which made its debut at the top of the UK box office, its knocked The Long Kiss Goodnight down to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 3 weeks at the top and with a quiet week for new releases there was nothing new on the top 10.

Although the anticipation for the new Disney film Moana is quite high its not enough to knock off the three time champion Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beast stays put at the top of the Uk box office for its third straight week with an amazing weekend gross of £4.4 million, this brings the films total gross to £37.8 million.

There should be one more weekend at the top for Beast before the Galaxy Far Far Away comes blasting in, but that should be enough to cement the film as one of the years top films.

The film still has a way to go before beating the lowest grossing Potter film which was 2004's Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban which made £45.6 million.

Highest new film of the week then come in at 2, Moana from Disney makes £2.2 million on its UK debut.

Compared to Frozen from Disney which came out at the same time of year in 2013 this is half its debut gross of £4.7 million hence we probably wont see this scaling those heights.

Also new this week is Sully at number 3 with £1.7 million, Pitbull. Niebezpieczne Kobiety at number 5 with £0.4 million, The Edge of Seventeen at 9 with £0.27 million and Bleed For This at number 10 with £0.25 million.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Fantastic beasts and longest run on the box office is Trolls which has been around now for 7 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stayed at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was Christmas With The Coopers at number 5.

Five years ago
Arthur Christmas went to the top of the box office for the first time on its fourth week of release while Happy Feet Two was the top new film.

Ten years ago
Bond stayed at the top for a third week in Casino Royale while the top new film was Flushed Away at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Spending a third week at the top was Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone while top new film was Zoolander at number 2.

Twenty years ago
The Long Kiss Goodnight was at the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The First Wives Club down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 2 weeks at the top while top new film was Hot Shots! at number 3.

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them stays at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend keeping off Allied which makes its debut at number 2.

With a second weekend gross of £8.8 million Fantastic Beasts has a brilliant second weekend which brings its total gross after 2 weekends of release to £30 million.

This result is actually keeping in line with the Harry Potter series, the latter films had far better first weekends but fell to roughly the same for the second weekend.

The potential for Beasts to go on and make similar to the early Potter films at least is quite high if it keeps on this trajectory.

Landing at 2 this week if the latest Brad Pitt starring film Allied, co starring Marion Cotillard and directed by Robert Zemeckis the drama takes £1.3 million on its debut.

For both Pitt and Zemeckis this is a fairly typical opening gross, although for both this is no where near their highest grossing debuts.

Also new this week is Bad Santa 2 at 4 with &poind;.7 million and very bad reviews, A United Kingdom at 6, Dear Zindagi at 9 and Paterson at 10.

Fantastic beasts this week becomes the top total grossing movie on the chart while Storks is the longest running film at 7 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 made it 2 weeks at the top of the UK box office while The Good Dinosaur was the top new film.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 stayed at the top for a second week while My Week With Marilyn was the highest new entry at 3.

Ten years ago
Casino Royale stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was The Santa Clause 3 The Escape Clause at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone was at the top for another weekend, its second, while Spy Game was the top new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
The First Wives Club stayed at the top for its second weekend of release while The Crow City of Angels was the top new film at number 5.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top while What About Bob fell to number 2 on tis second weekend.

JK Rowling unleashes her vision of the Wizarding World beyond the mega successful life of Harry Potter in the shape of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which enters the top with great but not excellent opening weekend.

A £15 million debut is nothing to be sniffed at, and it is the 20 top opening in the UK ever, but only 2005's Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire scored a lower opening of the Potter series.

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban from 2004 was the biggest Potter opening with £23.8 million on its debut and is the 3rd top opening ever in the UK.

Fantastic Beasts has some big shoes to fill and with the very favourable reviews it could be a long and slow burner, but in less than 4 weeks Star Wars does the same and expands its universe which will have a knock on effect.

Arrival entered the box office at number 1 last week and falls to number 2 this week with £1.5 million which brings its total to £5.7 million after 10 days of play, its should overtake Prisoners as director Denis Villeneuve top film.

Only one other new entry this week, Andre Rieu Christmas With Andre, and event cinema, at number 4, it took just over £1 million.

Bridget Jones's Baby was once again the longest running film on the chart at 10 weeks and the top total grossing move with £47 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The last Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, made its debut at the top knocking off Spectre after a 3 week sting at number 1.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 made its debut at the top of the box office knocking off Arthur Christmas.

Ten years ago
Casino Royale made its debut at number 1, it knocked off 2 week champ Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Fifteen years ago
The Wizarding Word started its cinematic transition with Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone making its debut at the top, its knocked The Others down to 2.

Twenty years ago
The First Wives Club took over at the top of the box office, Michael Collins fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
making its debut at the top was What About Bob, Dead Again fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

There was only ever going to be one winner on this week video chart and that is the massive phenomenon that is Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The seventh film in the Star Wars saga was a world wide smash when it was released in December of 2016, we knew it would be big but not how big.

On its release in the UK The Force Awaken became the second highest opening gross of all time in the UK, beaten by Spectre which had a 5 day opening compared to The Force Awakens 4 day.

A four week spell at the top of the box office saw the film take over £60 million in that time, a total of 11 weeks on the box office saw the film become the biggest grossing film in the UK ever with over £122 million.

The film is still on release and has to date grossed nearly £123 million.

Across the globe the film did amazingly well and was the fast film to gross $500 million, then $1 billion and even $1.5 billion.

Bets were on that is might become the top grossing film of all time and take over Avatar but it didn't have the legs and is currently the second highest grossing film ever with $2.07 million.

In its fourth week of release The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 falls from the top into second place.

One other new film this week in the shape of The Survivalist which enters the video chart at number 17.

A fairly uneventful video charts this week - probably while the world waits for The Force Awakens - sees The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stay at the top.

This is the third week, non consecutive, that the film has spent at the top of the UK video charts.

With no films moving in the top 4 the highest new film on this weeks chart is at number 5 in the shape of Victor Frankenstein.

There were high hopes for the film which was released on December 4th 2016 but despite the stars Daniel Radcliffe and James Mcavoy the film only entered the box office at number 8 with £431,125.

After 2 weeks the film was pulled from cinemas when it sunk to 11 on the box office and making less than a million pound, the film has probably already done better on home video.

Only one other new film this week, A Warriors Tale at number 15.

Roll on next week when there will be a little more to talk about with Mondays video release.

This week The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 goes back to the top of the UK video chart knocking Bridge of Spies off.

Its an unusual move to have a film go back to the top of the chart but its a unusual week.

I guess its due to distribution companies leaving a clear path for Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakes but there is no new releases this week.

Last weeks top film, Bridge of Spies, falls to number 3 this week after a single week at the top.

On the UK video chart this week the Osacar nominated film Bridge of Spies makes its debut at the top.

Bridge of Spies was released at the UK cinemas on 27th November 2015 and made its debut at number 4 of that week with a £1.6 million weekend.

The film had a rather good 8 week run on box office top 15 before dropping out the chart during its awards buzz.

The film managed to make £7.4 million at the UK box office during its run, worldwide the film managed to gross $160.9 million.

Last weeks top film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 falls in to second place after a couple of weeks at the top.

Also new this week is Fall of The Krays at number 6 and The Lion Guard Return of The Roar at number 19.

This weeks UK video chart has The Hunger hames Mockingjay Part 2 at the top on its first week of release.

Mockingjay Part 2 was released in the UK on 20th November 2015 where it entered the box office at the top with a weekend gross of £11.2 million.

The film has a good 9 week run on the box office with 4 of those week at the top before it took a steady drop down.

The film is the 102nd highest grossing movie in the UK with a total gross of £29 million and with a total world gross of $652.9 million it is the 87th highest grossing film ever.

It is the second lowest success of The Hunger Games movies after the first film.

Also new on the video charts this week are: The Good Dinosaur at number 2, Black Mass at number 5, Carol at number 6 and finally Steve Jobs at 9.

2015 is over and while Star Wars will try its hardest to dominate 2016, the film that grossed more than any other in 2015 was Jurassic World.

A total gross of $1.6 billion across the globe ensured that the continuation of the Jurassic Park series was as big a hit as the original was back in the 90s.

Second on the list is Fast and Furious 7, as well as fans of the series it seems everyone else also wanted to give Paul Walker a big $1.5 billion send off, RIP.

Avengers Age of Ultron was the 3rd top film of the year and late release The Force Awakens was 4th with the Minions finishing off the top 5.

For the first time in chart history the full top 5 made over a billion dollars each, still no film has made over $2 billion like 2009 when Avatar did this, although I wouldn't bet on The Force Awakens making over that in time.

Here is 2015's world top 10 grossing films

  1. Jurassic World = $1,668,912,312
  2. Fast and Furious 7 = $1,520,032,910
  3. Avengers Age of Ultron = $1,402,750,552
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens = $1,228,349,526
  5. Minions = $1,157,275,017
  6. Inside Out = $851,602,426
  7. Spectre = $850,604,955
  8. Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation = $682,142,377
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 = $619,444,461
  10. The Martian = $594,161,725
In 2015 Bond was back, and the resulting film starring Daniel Craig and directed by Sam Mandes was the top grossing film in the UK for 2015.

Spectre has to date taken an incredible £93.4 million but it is still on general release in the UK so this might grow, although it's declining fast so it could get to £95 million at best.

Coming in hard is Star Wars The Force Awakens which so far has taken nearly £66 million at the UK box office, although it will not beat Spectre in 2015 it will beat it by the end of its run.

I also suspect that The Force Awakens will eventually become the highest grossing film ever in the UK, but that will have to wait until 2016.

Also featuring as the top films of 2015 are Jurassic Wold, Avengers Age of Ultron and Minions who all too over £40 million in the UK.

He top five were all sequels (of sorts) and the top 2 were long awaited returns of massively successful franchises, James Bond and Star Wars.

Here is the top 10 film in the UK of 2015

  1. Spectre = £93,444,460
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens = £65,911,544
  3. Jurassic World = £63,674,773
  4. Avengers Age of Ultron = £48,334,257
  5. Minions = £47,091,449
  6. Inside Out = £39,114,257
  7. Fast and Furious 7 = £38,385,021
  8. Fifty Shades of Grey = £34,662,255
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 = £27,482,402
  10. Home = £25,092,083
You would think there isn't much to talk about this week other than the amazing debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but as it happens there were a couple of, albeit much smaller, new releases.

First of all with the dust settling on Star Wars tis time to reflect on its debut, a massive first day and first weekend takes it to the top of the UK box office with £34 million, not the highest, that still is with Spectre but that had a 7 day opening as opposed to this 4 day opening.

The Force Awakens did have a better Friday - Sunday opening though, although its not like for like as these event films are generally front loaded.

The Force Awakens should go on to challenge Skyfall as the top film ever in the UK and could still become the highest grossing film of 2015 should it continue on current track.

Coming in new at 2 is Sisters, good reviews have increased the popularity of the film and the debut of £1.2 million is non too shabby considering it came up against such a massive tour de force.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 falls from number 1 after 4 week in that position to number 5 with £0.5 million and a total UK gross of £26.6 million.

Highest total grossing film on the box office this week is Spectre, at number 6 this week, with £92.7 million, it will not overtake Skyfall as the top film in the UK now.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies stayed at the top of the box office for another week with Night At The Museum Secret of The Tomb the highest new film at 3.

Five years ago
TRON Legacy debuted on the chart at number 1 knocking The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader down to number 2 after a single week.

Ten years ago
King Kong was the top new film making its debut at the top while The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe fell to number 2.

JJ Abrams continuation of the Star Wars saga this week completely dominated the world box office in every country it was released in.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took on its opening weekend $517 million, the highest opening gross ever beating this years Jurassic World by a comfortable margin.

It took the current highest grossing movie Avatar 11 days to get to this figure, and with the massively positive reviews the Star Wars film has had its possible that it could become the higerst grossing film in time.

Last weeks top film across the world, The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2, falls to number 6 this week, although it did spend 4 weeks at the top.

A surprisingly active chart for new releases also sees Mojin The Lost Legend new at 2, Sisters new at 4 and Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip new at 5.

Highest total grossing film on the world box office this week Spectre who's world gross now stands at $836.1 million.

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $517,000,000
  2. Mojin The Lost Legend - $85,000,000
  3. Surprise: Journey To The West - $24,000,000
  4. Sisters - $15,217,860
  5. Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip - $14,400,000
  6. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $13,450,000
  7. The Good Dinosaur - $13,432,000
  8. The Himalayas - $8,500,000 $8,500,000
  9. Spectre - $7,845,000
  10. In The Heart Of The Sea - $7,365,000
Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, it is quite simply all about Star Wars this week, as if anyone of surprised by that! The highly anticipated newest instalment, called Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its debut across the world this week and simply blew everyone away with how good the film is, and how much money it took.

In America it now holds the record for the highest grossing opening day and opening weekend, first day ticket sales were $120 million, incredible.

The previous record holder for opening weekend was only achieved in the summer of this year, Jurassic World opened to $209 million, The Force Awakens opened to nearly $240 million.

The film was always going to be a big opener but the film has far outstripped expectation and the world is now looking to see if it can out perform Avatars total world gross of $2.8 million to be the biggest grossing film of all time.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 after an incredible 4 weeks at the top falls to number 4 this week having made $254.4 million to date.

As odd as it seems Star Wars The Force Awakens wasn't the only new film released this week, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip was new at 2 and Sisters was new at 3.

UK Box Office Report Weekend 11th December 2015: Four at the top for Mockingjay, Grandma highest new film at 19! Retaining its position at the top of the UK box office this week is The Hinger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which has now spent 4 weeks as the number 1 film.

Mockingjay this week grosses £1.2 million to give it a total gross of £25.4 million, the second lowest of The Hunger Games films after the first movie.

There were no new releases this week on the box office, Grandma was the closest thing to a new entry which came in at number 19 from 92 screens and a £35,000 opening gross.

By The Sea starring and Directed by Angelina Jolie was new at number 23 and took £24,000 from its debut.

Spectre was yet again the highest total grossing film on the chart this week, still at number 3 and now taken £92 million after 7 weeks.

Point to note is the top 5 this week was the same as the top 5 last week.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was the new film at the top of the box office knocking Paddington down to 2.

Five years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader made its debut at the top knocking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 down to number 2.

Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was the top film in the country knocking Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire down to number 2 - (something looks familiar there)

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas made it 2 weeks at the top while 102 Dalmatians was the highest new film at number 3.

Twenty years ago
The Santa Clause was the top new film of the week knocking Goldeneye down to number 2.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has it's last week at the top of the world box office this week before we all get engulfed in the phenominon that sill be Star Wars.

Mockingjay Part 2 took $26 million over the week from 93 countries and is still playing strong in Europe and North America, its total world gross is $564.5 million.

We have to look to China to find the highest new film of the week in the shape of Surprise - Journey To The West - it is only released in the one territory which makes the entry at 4 even more impressive.

HIghest total grossing film across the globe this week is, still, Spectre who's gross is now up to $820.5 million, it is still showing in 95 counties the highest at the moment.

Here is the full top 10 world box office this week:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $26,700,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $24,797,000
  3. In The Heart Of The Sea - $23,605,000
  4. Surprise - Journey To The West - $17,000,000
  5. Spectre - $16,900,000
  6. Point Break - $12,300,000
  7. Krampus - $11,612,655
  8. Creed - $10,120,000
  9. The Martian - $9,500,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $7,295,000
All quiet on the box office front in America this week as no studios dare release new movies near what will be one of the biggest films of the year, thus The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 stays on top for a fourth week.

Mockingjay Part 2 has not got the best record of all The Hunger Games movies at the box office in America, although it will not has a good a gross as the previous films.

To stay at the top this week Mockingjay took just $11.3 million bringing its total to $244.4 million, this will be its last week at the top.

Highest new film of the week is In the Heart of The Sea which enters the US box office at number 2 with $11 million, only $0.3 million behind the top film.

Highest total grossing film in the US at the moment is Mockingjay, will be fun to see if next weeks new film outgrosses that in a single leap.

A third week at the top for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 in the wake of little in the way of new releases in the UK.

The box office is on hold at the moment waiting for one of the biggest releases of the year which left room for Mockingly to make £2.2 million.

This brings the total UK gross for the last of The Hunger Games films to £23.3 million after 3 weeks of release.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas with the Coopers, an all American movie about family meeting up for the holiday season.

A very low debut gross of nearly £700,000 puts the film at number 5, little chance of this film having longevity at the box office though.

Highest total grossing film on the box office is Spectre which has to date grossed over £90 million and this week is at number 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
Padding retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Penguins of Madagascar at 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed put at the top with Megamind the highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still the top film, a quiet week saw the highest new film at number 4 with Keeping Mum.

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (look out for the remake in the coming years) was the top new film debuting at number 1, it knocked off Charlies Angels which fell to 2.

Twenty years ago
Goldeneye was riding the top of the box office while Murder in the First was the highest new film coming in at 2.

Twenty five years ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was still at the top with Repossessed the highest new film at number 2.

The last Hunger Games film is still ruling the world box office this week taking another $51 million, although it does have a very wide release in 93 countries.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas horror film Krampus which is released in 25 counties, the film is new at 4 with $19 million.

Also new this week is In the Heart of the Sea at number 5 which gets a release in 38 countries and the Point Break remake gets a quiet release in 4 countries and is new at 8.

Highest total grossing movie on the world stage is Spectre which has now grossed $792 million and is still on release in 95 countries.

Here is the top 10 world box office:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $51,000,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $34,912,000
  3. Spectre - $28,425,000
  4. Krampus - $19,319,040
  5. In The Heart Of The Sea - $17,100,000
  6. Creed - $16,940,000
  7. The Martian - $15,115,000
  8. Point Break - $12,000,000
  9. Fall In Love Like A Star - $11,130,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $10,715,000
With little strong competition, and none due for a week or so, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 makes it another week at the top os the US box office.

The final Hunger Games film is ticking along nicely a third weekend gross of $18, million puts the film in the frame to end up in the same ball park as the previous 2 films.

Highest new film of the week is at number 2 in the shape of scare film Krampus. The new take on a christmas theme takes $16 million over its debut.

In a quiet post Thanksgiving weekend, and dangerously close to one of the more anticipated films of the year, Krampus was the only new entry.

Highest total grossing film is the number 1 film of the week which has to date grossed $227 million.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 retains its position at the top of the UK box office this week despite some strong competition entering the chart.

The last of The Hunger Games films adds £4.5 million on its second weekend of release which brings its total to £19.3 million after 10 days of release.

The film is almost mirroring the take of the second and third film in the series and will most likely end up grossing somewhere is the region of £30 million which is the same as part 1.

Highest new film of the week is The Good Dinosaur at number 2, the new film from Pixar takes a debut gross of £2.9 million, not quite but certainly one of the lowest gross from a Pixar film.

Also new this week are: Spielberg and Hanks double header Bridge of Spies is new at 4 while the new Johnny Depp film Black Mass is new at 5. New at 7 is Carol and Tamasha is new at number 8.

Highest total grossing film on the Uk box office this week is Spectre which after 5 weeks has grossed £88.3 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Paddington was new at the top of the box office which knocked The HUnger Games Mockingjay Part 1 down to number 2.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed at the top for another week while Unstoppable was the highest new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still holsing onto the top spot while Jodie Foster was the star of Flightplan which debuted at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Charlies Angels spent its debut week at the top of the box office, it knocked off What Lies Beneath from the top spot.

Twenty years ago
The Bond film Goldeneye made its debut a the top of the box office knocking Pocahontas down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Home Alone stayed at the top while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original version) entered at number 2.

This week world box office chart has The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 staying at the top for a second week.

The last of The Hunger Games series takes $113 million from 93 countries this week which brings its total to $440 million in total world grosses.

This total is pushing the film to end its run as the lowest of the series but only a little.

None of the film on the top ten this week are new film but highest improved film is The Good Dinosaur which sits at number 2 this week with $67.9 million from 40 countries, the film has taken $84.2 million in total.

The Good Dinosaur has not had the best start to its cinematic run and will end up one of the lowest grossing Pixar movies.

The highest total grossing film on the box office this week is Spectre, $43 million this week and still released in 94 countries the film has grossed $750 million worldwide.

Here is the full top 10 -

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $113,600,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $67,892,000
  3. The Martian - $54,650,000
  4. Spectre - $43,200,000
  5. Creed - $32,380,000
  6. Our Times - $13,000,000
  7. Victor Frankenstein - $12,350,000
  8. Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie - $9,700,000
  9. Inside Men - $9,700,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $8,376,000
Mixed fortunes were had over the Thanksgiving weekend at the US box office, while The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 retained the top spot, The Good Dinosaur entered at 2.

Mockingjay retained the top spot with $51.6 million the best second week retention of any of The Hunger Games films with just 50%, the film as grossed just over $100 million now in the US.

Coming in at second place was Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, a $40 million opening weekend is one of the weakest that Disney has seen.

Despite the mostly positive reviews the film has not had the excitement and anticipation around it that a Disney or Pixar film usually has, and its the second Pixar movie of 2015.

With this opening it will most likely end up as Pixar's first film which has essentially flopped, Pixar will be betting big on next years Finding Dory to restore their faith.

Also opening this week is Creed at 3, a spin off from the Rocky film about Apollo Creeds son getting in the ring, and Victor Frankenstein at 12, a very surprisingly low opening for a major blockbuster.

This week, as predicted, the last film the in The Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, flies to the top of the box office.

Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1 both debuted with almost the same figure around £12 million, the first film in the series debuted with £4 million while this last part enters the box office with £11 million.

Although not the lowest debut this certainly shows a demising interest in the series, the luke warm reviews haven't helped the film either.

Spectre falls to number 2 this week despite still grossing good number, this weeks £3.8 million brings the total gross in the UK to £84.6 million, this places the film at number 3 on the UK all time box office grosses.

Other new films this week has The Dressmaker making its debut at number 7 and The Perfect Guy entering at number 10.

Highest total grossing film of the box office is, no surprise, Sprectre.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking Intersteller from the top to number 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 started the end of the Harry Potter series by debuting at the top, it knocked Due Date down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was the film making its debut at the top while In Her Shoes fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
What Lies Beneath remains at the top for another week leaving Little Nicky to enter at number 3.

Twenty years ago
A Walk In The Clouds was the highest new film knocking Crimson Tide down to number 2.

The last instalment in The Hunger Games series makes its debut at the top of the global box office thanks largely to big debuts from the UK and China.

A debut weekend of $247 million globally is on par with the rest of the series and the film should end the series on a strong note, despite lacklustre reviews.

Ending its run at the top after 4 weeks is Spectre which this week adds $80.3 million to its global gross.

A runaway hit for the Bond franchise Spectre has now taken $677.8 million globally, this is on par with Skyfall but that film had good legs unlike Spectre which seems to be tailoring off, $1 billion could be tough.

Spectre is also the highest grossing total gross on the chart this week.

The Night Before is also new on the global stage making its debut at number 6 with $10.1 million.

Here is the full global box office:

  1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $247,025,000
  2. Spectre - $80,300,000
  3. Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie - $14,100,000
  4. Our Times - $12,000,000
  5. Inside Men - $10,200,000
  6. The Night Before - $10,100,000
  7. The Transporter Refueled - $9,800,000
  8. The Secret In Their Eyes - $8,133,000
  9. Spanish Affair 2 - $7,400,000 $7,400,000
  10. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $6,575,000
In North America this week the final instalment of the lucrative and successful The Hunger Games series finished with a number 1 debut for The Hinger Games Mockingly part 1.

With a $101 million debut it is the lowest debuting film of the series if only by a tiny amount, the poor reviews of the films haven't helped, this all means the film may have a short chart life.

Mockingjay ends the 2 week run at the top for Spectre which this week falls into the runner up spot with $14.6 million.

The total US gross for the latest Bond film now sits at $153.7 million, its a bit drop for the film in its third week which will make the film struggle to get past the US gross of Skyfall.

Other new films on the US box office this week are: Christmas film The Night Before at number 4 and The Secret in Their Eyes at number 5.

We still have just under 3 months to go before we reach the end of the year but already the top 6 movies of 2015 have made more than 2014's top movie.

Here is the comparison of 2014's top 6 and 2015's top 6, so far:

    2014
  1. The Lego Movie £34,133,383
  2. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes £33,764,545
  3. The Inbetweeners 2 £33,387,932
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 £29,517,393
  5. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies £28,759,574
  6. Guardians of The Galaxy £28,536,999
    2015
  1. Jurassic World £63,674,773
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron £48,334,257
  3. Minions £46,735,377
  4. Fast and Furious 7 £38,385,021
  5. Inside Out £38,375,834
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey £34,662,255
With still just under 3 month of the year to go we could see the full top 10 of 2015 beating 2014's top film.

The Martian is still doing very well at the UK box office and could reach 2014's The Lego Movies figure, Spectre has just been released and will give 2015's Jurassic World a run for its money.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is released in a couple of weeks and stands a good chance of making over £35 million.

As if leaving the best to last we have of course Disney/Lucasfilms will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th.

An interesting scenario with this film, being released so late in the year much of its gross will come in 2016, but I fully expect it to break various records during its first couple of weeks and it will make over £35 million before the end of the year.

Check back each week to see how these and other new films perform at the UK box office.

This week in America Furious 7 (Fast and Furious 7) becomes the first film to register 4 weeks at number 1 for 3 years, that film being The Hunger Games from 2012.

The run of Furious 7 has been incredible across the world, and in the US the film has now grossed $320.5 million.

The run is likely to end next week when Avengers Age of Ultron is released in the America and start making box office records of it's own.

Coming in as the highest new film of the week is The Age of Adaline, starring Harrison Ford the film makes it's debut at number 3 with $11.3 million.

There is simply no stopping Furious 7 (Fast and Furious 7) at the moment with the film yet again outgrossing all other film combined in the US this weekend and taking a further $60 million.

The 10 day gross for Furious 7 now stands at $252 million, only one other film has ever taken more after 10 days, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Highest new film of the week is the romantic drama The Longest Ride starring Scott Eastwood and Britt Robertson which takes $15.5 million.

There were no other new releases on the US box office chart this week. Coming this weekend are Child 44 and Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, although they probably wont challenge Furious 7.

The old British favourite Paddington hits the top of the UK video charts on it's debut week of release.

Paddington was released at the box office on November 28th 2014 to much hype and debuted at the top of the box office in that first week.

Over a 15 week stay on the box office it did amazing business and to date has made £37 million pound, it is still on general release, and still on the top 15 box office.

Although not a major hit worldwide it is the 45th highest grossing film ever in the UK, just ahead of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones and just behind Monsters, Inc. Last weeks top film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 falls just the one place this week.

Other new film on the video chart are: The Drop at number 5 and The Horseman at number 6.

The young adult drama is big business at the moment and The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 1 this week enters the video chart at the top.

Released in UK cinemas on 21st November 2014 the film had a massive £12.6 million debut weekend, the 31 highest ever in the UK.

The film was on the box office chart for 8 weeks taking a total gross of £20.8 million during it's run.

In the UK it is the 78th highest grossing film ever while worldwide it is the 65th highest grossing movie with $807.5 million.

The Imitation Game fell from the top into the runner up spot on it's second week of release.

Other new film on the video chart this week are: Halo Nightfall at 4, Horns at 5 and Extraterrestrial at 13.

New year is time to look back and reflect on what has happened in the past, so here we present the top film lists from the past 12 months.

As you can see from the list below superhero's are still the order of the day at the box office, although in the UK British talent ruled with the Apes coming in a very close second.

UK top box office films 2014

  1. The Inbetweeners 2 - £34,608,796
  2. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes - £34,549,646
  3. The Lego Movie - £34,133,383
  4. Guardians of The Galaxy - £29,348,970
  5. X-Men Days of Future Past - £27,005,508
Top UK opening weekends
  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - £12,654,109
  2. The Inbetweeners 2 - £12,538,114
  3. Transformers: Age of Extinction - £11,751,427
  4. The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies - £9,753,642
  5. X-Men Days Of Future Past - £9,1449,71
Top films worldwide
  1. Transformers: Age of Extinction - $1,078,428,137
  2. Guardians of The Galaxy - $767,555,381
  3. X-Men Days of Future Past - $722,914,986
  4. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $713,746,958
  5. Maleficent - $710,207,328
Top US films
  1. Guardians of the Galaxy - $333M
  2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - $311M
  3. Captain America: The Winter Soldier - $260M
  4. The Lego Movie - $258M
  5. Transformers: Age of Extinction - $245M
It's that time of year when we look back at the most this and that of a year.

One of the more interesting lists is that of the most pirated movies of the year.

2014 is the year where The Wolf of Wall Street has been pirate downloaded more than any other.

With Frozen at number two, both films selling really well on home video it does beg the question about piracy ruining sales!

Here is the top 10

  1. The Wolf of Wall Street: 30.035 million downloads
  2. Frozen: 29.919 million downloads
  3. Gravity: 29.357 million downloads
  4. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 27.627 million downloads
  5. Thor: The Dark World: 25.749 million downloads
  6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 25.628 million downloads
  7. The Legend of Hercules: 25.137 million downloads
  8. X-Men: Days of Future Past: 24.380 million downloads
  9. 12 Years a Slave: 23.653 million downloads
  10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 23.543 million downloads
Directed by Ridley Scott an starring Christian Bale, Exodus Gods and Kings takes over at the top of the US box office on it's debut week.

Exodus took a weekend gross of $24.5 million, a good debut weekend, especially in a weekend which saw another weak grossing weekend.

Last weeks top film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, falls to number 2 this week.

Also new on the US box office chart this week is: Top Five at 4.

Paddington stays at the top of the UK box office for a second week leaving The Hunger Games in it's wake and leaving the highest new film to come in at three.

The children's favourite, which has had decent reviews, retains it's lead at the top with a second weekend of nearly £4 million, which brings it's 10 day gross to £10.3 million.

Staying at two is The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1 now with a £25.2 million total gross.

Highest new film of the weekend is Penguins of Madagascar, entering at three with £1.6 million, the Madagascar spinoff film should hang around for the holidays to improve on it's gross.

Other new films this week: Get Santa at 7, St Vincent at 9, Black Sea at 10, The Pyramid at 11 and Men Women and Children at 14.

Historical charts

A year ago
The biggest animated comedy of all time, Frozen, hit the top on it's opening weekend leaving The Hunger Games: Catching Fire to fall to second after a single week.

Five years ago
Paranormal Activity climbed to the top of the box office leaving The Twilight Saga: New Moon to fall to third while highest new film was Planet 51 at four.

Ten years ago
The Incredibles stayed at the top while the highest new film was at three, Christmas With The Kranks.

Fifteen years ago
The World Is Not Enough was still unmovable at the top of the box office while the highest new film was Gust House Paradiso at three.

Finally twenty years ago saw The Specialist starring Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone at the top of the box office and twenty five years ago Ghostbusters II was at the top still with When Harry Met Sally a high new entry.

At the US box office this week The Hunger Games: Mockingjay is still reigning at the top of box office charts after a very poor weekend.

This is now the third weekend the Mockingjay has spent at the top and despite a 61% drop in takings from the previous weekend not has a US total gross of $258 million.

Holding firm at two and three is Penguins of Madagascar and Horrible Bosses 2 taking $25 and $15 million respectively.

Highest new film of the week, and with the next Hobbit film out this week there was little to choose from, is The Pyramid at 9 with a weekend gross of $1.3 million.

Longest stay on the box office is Gone Girl which has now been on release for 10 weeks.

At the UK cinema box office this week we have a new top film in the shape of Paddington Bear who gets a cracking start to his cinematic career.

A £5.1 million opening weekend was enough to dislodge last weeks top film, although only just, The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 falls into second place with £4.9 million.

With Paddington making the move from TV to the big screen, and is likely to to gross somewhere in the £20 - £30 million region this is bound to be a new franchise in the making.

Also new at 4 this week is a sequel to 2011's Horrible Bosses, aptly named Horrible Bosses 2, a debut weekend of £1.2 million puts it week behind the originals opening.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire managed to hold onto the top of the box office with the highest new film entering at 3 in the shape of Free Birds.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: New Moon stayed at the top leaving Paranormal Activity to enter the chart at 2.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top was The Incredibles with the top new film The Forgotten entering the box office at 3.

Fifteen years ago
The World Is Not Enough was the big new film entering at the top of the box office, it ended The Sixth Sense's run at the top.

There was no stopping the might of The Hunger Games over the Thanksgiving weekend with no new release coming close to the second weekend of release for the film.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 took $56 million from Friday to Monday which brings it's US total to nearly $22 million.

Highest new film of the week is Dreamworks Madagascar spinoff Penguins of Madagascar which takes $25.8 million.

Horrible Bosses 2 is also new, entering at 5 with $15.7 million.

As if there was any doubt about what would be at the top of the UK box office charts this week, and without any hassle The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 1 has a terrific first week of release.

Taking over £12 million on it's debut weekend this is the third in The Hunger Games series, which has grown in strength as each film has been released.

The previous film in the series took almost exactly the same on it's opening weekend, but the first film, which was introducing a new franchise to cinema, took far less at just under £5 million.

Last weeks top film, Interstellar, falls to third place this week with The Imitation Game staying put in second place.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took over at the top of the chart knocking Gravity down to second place.

Five years ago
Another franchise, The Twilight Saga had it's second film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, enter at the top of the box office knocking 2012 down to second place.

Ten years ago
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason kept it's hold on the top of the box office with the highest new film entering at 3, After The Sunset directed by Brett Ratner and starring Pierce Brosnan.

Fifteen years ago
The Sixth Sense was still enjoying it's run at the top of the box office with Harrison Ford starring in the Sydney Pollack directed film Random Hearts being the highest new film right down at seven.

There was never going to another outcome at the US box office this week as the third in The Hunger Games series goes direct to the top of the box office.

As is usual with big blockbusters, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 out grosses the rest of the box office by quite some margin with it's $123 million opening weekend.

Despite the huge gross on it's debut weekend this is lower than the previous Huger Games outing which opened with $158 million.

last weeks top film, Dumb and Dumber To, as expected falls quite heavily to number 4 with Big Hero 6 and Interstellar still doing well at 2 and 3 respectively.

Gone Girl which has done big business in North America completes the top five.

Another change on the UK video chart this week with tearjerking drama The Fault in Our Stars taking over at the top of the chart on it's first week of release.

The Fault in Our Stars was released at UK cinemas on 20th June this year taking £3.4 million on it's opening weekend where it entered at the top of the box office.

A six week stay on the box office saw it take a total gross of £11 million most of which happened in the first 3 weeks of release.

Falling from the top position to the runner up on it's second week of release is Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie.

The HobbitL The Desolation of Smaug was released in special extended edition last week and in turn re-enters the video chart at three.

Other new film of the video chart this week are: The Snow Queen at seven, Chef at thirteen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire re-enters at fourteen.

This week at the UK box office there was no shifting for Gone Girl as the David Fincher film retains it's hold of the top spot for a second week.

Holding on with a weekend gross of £3.06 million Gone Girl has taken £9.8 million during it's 10 days of release.

Debuting in second place is the latest teen survival movie in the shape of The Maze Runner, based on the first of James Dashner series of books.

Maze Runner takes £2.04 million from the weekend, not a bad debut although in comparison The Hunger Games took £4.9 million on it's debut while Twilight took a comparable £2.5 million.

Also new this week: Horror movie Annabelle at 3, Event film showing for one weekend One Direction Where We Are at 4, romantic comedy The Rewrite is at 9 (are we getting sick of Hugh Grant?).

Historical Charts
One year ago
Prisoners spent an incredible third week at the top of the box office and with a ver static top 5 the highest new film was The Fifth State at 6.

Five years ago
Pixars Up was debuting at the top of the box office knocking off The Invention of Lying which fell to third place.

Ten years ago
Bride and Prejudice as the new film at the top of the charts with the previous weeks number 1 dropping down to third place.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie made it's debut at the top of the box office and Big Daddy fell from the top to the number three spot.

With a membership that is getting ever longer by each year the latest Transformers movie has now taken over $1 Billion in global box office takings.

Transformers Age of Extinction has performed well in Europe and America where most of the films on the list make their money, but where it has really shone is in China where it has become the biggest film ever.

There are now 18 films that have made over a billion but still only 2 that have taken over $2 Billion, the James Cameron duo of Avatar and Titanic.

Of the other 16 most notable are Frozen which is the top animated movie Batman which has 2 films on the list, Middle earth which has 2, one of the Lord of the Rings films and the first Hobbit film, Skyfall which the is top British film, unless you count Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Possibly by the end of the year we'll have a top 20 of $1 Billion grossing movies, although the films with the best possibilities, The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could miss the mark and we'll have to wait for Avengers Age of Ultron and Jurassic World next year?

Leading the way at UK cinemas this week is Russell Crowe in Noah, a retelling of the biblical story of Noah's Ark, also starring Ray Winston and Emma Watson.

Also out this week is:
Divergent, latest teen action drama in the vein of The Hunger Games saga

Rio 2, sequel to the smash hit comedy from 2011, not Disney this time but 20th Century Fox.

Th Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as a Mr Nobody who hooks on to a new colleague that is his double but has the exact opposite personality.

After just a single week at the top The Hunger Games: Catching Fire falls a single place and Philomena takes over at the top.

Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan this quirky British film was released at the box office at the beginning of November last year and spent 7 weeks on the box office.

The film entered at 4 but did climb to 3 for a couple of weeks, it was kept from the top by Thor: The Dark World and Gravity.

Other new Video releases on the chart this week:
Saving Mr Banks
Diana
Free Birds

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire tops the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart this week on its debut week on sale.

Released at cinemas at the end of November last year this film proved that The Hunger Games series had become a phenomenon.

Spending 9 weeks on the box office it grossed £33.8 million dollars and is the 58th top film ever at the UK.

It also grossed $828.3 million worldwide and is the 33rd highest grossing film ever.

Last week best selling disk, Gravity, fell to 3 this week after Escape Plan enter in the runner up position.

A change at the top of the US box office this week as a new teen actin film, Divergent, enters at number 1.

Following in the footsteps of Twilight and The Hunger Games comes Divergent which takes the weekend crown to the tune of $56 million.

Honourable mention goes to Muppets Most Wanted which enters at 2 this week.

Last weeks top film, Mr. Peabody and Sherman, falls to 3.

After a couple of weeks at the top of the UK box office for Oz we now have a full change with The Croods leading the way.

Dreamworks animated comedy The Croody debuted at the top this week with £5.4 million. Last weeks top film, Oz the Great and Powerful fell to number 3, as Jack the Giant Slayer debuted in the runner up spot.

A year ago The Hunger Games made it's chart debut with a lot of hype and £4.9 million is takings. It knocked 21 Jump Street to number 2.

Five years ago there was a huge change in the chart with the whole top 4 was new, heading the pack was Horton Hears a Who! Which debuted with £2.9 million. The previous weeks top film, 10,000 BC fell to 5.

Ten years ago just Married hit the top spot, although the takings from the weekend were very low and it didn't even make $pound;1 million. The previus weeks top film, Maid in Manhattan fell to 2.

Fifteen years ago it was still Titanic, by which point it has by far become the biggest film in the UK ever and it's total was running at £51 million. In this week Leonardo DiCaprio hit a double whammy at the top as he was also the star of the highest new film, at 2, The Man in the Iron Mask.

More fun facts for you as the year draws to a close, this time the most tweeted about films of 2012, and the winner is the Tim Story directed Think Like a Man.

The film didn't exactly set the box office alight although it did hit the top spot in America. Following on from that is the most Googled film of the year, The Hunger Games.

The full top ten most Tweeted films of 2012 is as follows

  • Think Like a Man
  • The Hunger Games
  • The Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK)
  • Red Tails
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Dark Knight Rises
  • Dark Shadows
  • The Devil Inside
  • Safe House
  • The Vow
And out of interest the most Tweeted film show was Family Guy, and most Tweeted about celebrity was Justin Bieber.
It was a sizable hit back in March of this year and people took to Google to find out more as The Hunger Games is the most searched for film if 2012.

Maybe it's because it was a little unkown when the film came out, who knows but the film beat Skyfall which is second and Prometeus which is thurd.

The full list 10 ten most searched films on google is
1. The Hunger Games
2. Skyfall
3. Prometheus
4. The Avengers
5. Magic Mike
6. John Carter
7. Ek Tha Tiger
8. Paranormal Activity 4
9. Taken 2
10. Dark Shadows

An interesting array of films with no mention of Breaking Dawn, The Dark Knight Rises, The Hobbit or Spider-Man!

Interestingly the 2 actors which got the most search queries this year were Whitney Houston and Michael Clarke Duncan who both sadly passed away this year.

What can we learn from this? Probably not a lot but it's interesting to see, what do you think? To see more go to Google's Zeitgeist site.

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