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Weeks on box office: 4
23rd June 2020
Cinemas in the US will start to open from July 4th with many announcing they will open a couple of weeks later on July 16th so we are still rely on unofficial sources for the US box office chart.
Topping this week from what is now over a thousand cinemas open we have the 1993 classic Steven Spielberg movie Jurassic Park while the top new film is follows at number 8.
Here is a breakdown of this weeks 'top 5'.
Released in 1993 this was the first movie to use CGI effects to a large degree and make it a central character, and the film was a monster hit and was for a time the highest grossing movie in the world.
The movie has had a couple of re-releases and this week it is the top grossing movie in the US with a weekend gross of $517K, its total gross is $403.8 Million over 27 years!
Director Steven Spielberg again is at number 2, this time with his timeless classic shark movie which celebrates 45 years this year.
The movie takes $516K this week which pushes the films total US gross to $260 Million over its 45 years of release.
Back to modern movies and after spending 10 weeks on the chart 15 weeks after release (it had a few weeks out of cinemas when they first closed down), the Universal movie takes $201K pushing its total to $64.9 Million.
Considering this animated sequel got a lot of press for going direct to VOD the movie is at number 4 this week having taken $160K for a $3.8 Million total after 6 weeks.
At number 5 this week is this horror movie which seems to be getting a bit of a cult following and this weekend takes $136K for a $5.8 Million total after 7 weeks.
Highest new entry of the week is at number 8, this low budget horror movie based on a serial killer not liking people following them on social media has taken $107K over the weekend.
17th June 2020
Cinemas across the globe are starting to re-open and a trickle of figures are starting to emerge, and before we get an official global box office lets take a look at what still doing well across the globe.
These figure and generated from various sources and collaborations and are the closest we can get to an global top 10 during the ongoing pandemic, these charts by their nature are fluid and change as the week goes on, we will change this report to reflect the changes.
Here is a look at this week top 5.
Led by drive-in theatres in the US the Blumhouse Productions horror movie is still doing well across the globe despite being available on VOD for a couple of months now.
The movie take $450K this week and has taken $129 Million global since first released 15 weeks ago.
The Japanese film has been around for a few weeks now on the charts from Japan and this week tops the charts in that teretory and is at number 2 on the global charts with $397k.
The film has a global total gross of $4.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.
Greta Gerwigs adaptation movie spends another week on the global box office and sits at number 3 this week with $384K pushing its global total to $214.6 Million.
Despite being made available on VOD day and date with a theatrical release the animated sequel is at number 3 this week with $348K for a total gross of $3.3 Million.
Despite being released at the tail end of December the sequel movie starring Dwayne Johnson is still doing well in theatres and this week takes $327K pushings its total gross to $805.2 Million.
No big new films are being released at the moment with the first being Mulan on 24th July (at the moment) which gives this low budget movie a change to be the top new film of the weekend with a debut gross of $160K from American drive in theatres.
17th June 2020
As more figures are released we are adjusting our box office figures for the US with the new data and this week we have The Invisible Man topping again.
Further down the chart Infamous is the top new film and there are a lot of classic movies reentering as the theatres fill their schedules.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies in the US.
Now in its 15th week of release and 9th weekend on the box office the Blumhouse Productions horror movie takes $383K pushing its total US gross to $64.9 Million.
An interesting record has hit the movie this week as it becomes the film with the longest span between first hitting the top of the box office and hitting the top again, this is without the release of the original trilogy Star Wars movies which were all in new versions!
Having been released on VOD earlier in the year the movie was show at a handful of Drive in theatres, this week the movie takes $275.7K on its 5th week.
This brings the movies total gross in the US to $3.6 Million.
An old classic getting a new run, the 1985 movie celebrates its 35th year in 2020 and this week takes $263K, this puts the film US total at $211.1 Million.
Films released before the coronavirus outbreak have had extended runs at the box office despite getting VOD releases and this horror movie this week tales $227.8K on its 6th weekend of release.
The movie has now taken $5.18 Million at the US box office.
Rounding out the top 5 is the movie from the end of 2019 with takes $212.7K on its 17th weekend which puts its total at $316.8 Million.
Highest new film of the week is this low budget movie starring Bella Thorne which makes its debut, at drive-in theatres remember, with $160.3K.
The movie would potentially have been released without even being noticed under normal circumstances!
31st March 2020
With the first quarter of the year over and most of the cinemas closed across the US it a good time to pause for a moment and take a look at the top film during the first 3 months of 2020.
Twenty five years after the first teaming of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence first hit cinemas the third film in the buddy cop movie beats all expectations.
The movie was a mega smash at US box office with a total gross of $204 Million, and it was still at cinemas before the close down.
The movie was the hot tip to sweep the Oscars this year before everyone decided Parasite was the better film, but it didn't hurt Sam Mandes War Drama at the box office.
The movie was still a hit and pulled in a very good $158 Million at the US box office.
Despite getting a very mixed reaction from the Star Wars hard core, the much hailed end of the saga movie still pulled in the audiences with over $500 Million in the US box office in total.
In 2020 the movie took and impressive $153 Million.
Despite the early signs suggest this would be a flop the redesign of the main character Sonic pushed it to a $145 Million US gross.
Dwayne Johnsons sequel to the smash hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle didn't quite hit the same note but it was still a smash hit taking $141 Million in 2020, it has taken $316 Million in total.
Warner Bros. were maybe expecting a bit more from the Harley Quinn movie but it still managed a quite respectable $84 Million, no flop but no smash hit.
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the classic novel was praised by critics and audiences alike and took $78 Million in the first quarter of 2020 in the US, it has taken $108 Million in total.
This Robert Downey Jr. vehicle was never going to reach the heights of anything with Iron Man in but the film still did better than expected considering the bad reviews, it took $77 Million.
Just creeping in before the American coronavirus shutdown the Universal monster movie took a very respectable $64 Million, its box office run was cut short and the movie is now available on streaming services.
Harrison Ford went back to nature for this down to earth movie which held its own at the box office with a $62 Million total gross, again the movie was still doing well when cinemas closed their doors.
With the stay at home order issued by the UK government, and the closing of non essential businesses, cinemas are still closed and the public are not leaving home, hence there are no new releases at the box office this weekend.
This is going to continue for the coming weeks and it could be late April, early May before things resume to normal.
Its been an interesting week with more films being delayed, most notably Wonder Woman 1984 which was due for release next month has now been moved to August 14th.
Although there was no official box office chart this weekend, the first time since the regular box office was reported, with cinemas not closing down until the middle of the week some figures were reported and The Invisible Man would have been the top film in the UK.
Also across the globe there was some countries reporting box office figures, and Trolls World Tour would have been the top movie of the week.
Many studios released their most recent blockbuster movies on streaming this past week with the likes of The Invisible Man, Bloodshot and the last reported number one box office film Onward all doing well on the streaming services.
**UPDATE** It is being reported that cinemas in China are in fact closing down again as a precaution, and to help the global fight against the coronavirus.**UPDATE** In China where the coronavirus has subsided enough for cinemas to reopen, a number of older blockbusters have been re-released in a hope to get people back in the habit of going out to their multiplexes, these include Avatar, some Harry Potter films and a number of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films as well as The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy.