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Total Recall

(1990)

Director(s)
Paul Verhoeven
Stars
Rachel Ticotin
Sharon Stone
Ronny Cox
Michael Ironside
Marshall Bell
Mel Johnson Jr.
Michael Champion
Roy Brocksmith
Ray Baker
Rosemary Dunsmore
David Knell
Alexia Robinson
Dean Norris
Mark Carlton
Debbie Lee Carrington
Lycia Naff
Robert Costanzo
Michael LaGuardia
Priscilla Allen
Ken Strausbaugh
Marc Alaimo
Michael Gregory
Ken Gildin
Mickey Jones
Parker Whitman
Ellen Gollas
Gloria Dorson
Erika Carlsson
Benny Corral
Bob Tzudiker
Erik Cord
Frank Kopyc
Chuck Sloan
Dave Nicolson
Paula McClure
Rebecca Ruth
Milt Tarver
Roger Cudney
Monica Steuer
Sasha Rionda
Linda Howell
Robert Picardo
Kamala Lopez
Morgan Lofting
Patti Attar
Bob Bergen
Joe Unger
Karlyn Michelson
Andy Armstrong
Allan Graf
Peter Kent
Joel Kramer
Bennie Moore
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News
After a couple of weeks of very little excitement at the Uk box office this week explodes with the release of Warner Bros. IT which dominates the chart and easily enters at the top.

IT enters the Uk box office with just over £10 million which puts in in the top 100 for UK best opening films and it is the only film on the top 10 to gross over a million.

The hype that has been put into the marketing of the film has been huge and it has paid off, and with favourable reviews, and Stephen King being a favourite in the UK the film was bound to do well.

With nothing of note coming out this weekend coming IT is bound to continue at the top at least for the next week.

American Made falls from the top to number 2 this week with a gross of just over half a million, this brings the films total gross to £4.3 million after 3 weeks of play.

Once again Despicable Me 3 is the longest running film of the chart with 11 weeks and once again Dunkirk os the highest total grossing film with an excellent £55 million, it is now the 19th highest grossing film ever in the UK.

Historical charts
A year ago
Sausage Party spent a second weekend at the top with the Ben Hur remake the highest new film at number 2.

Five years ago
Dredd was the top film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Total recall fell from the top to number 4.

Ten years ago
Comedy Run Fatboy Run found itself at the top of the UK box office on its debut while The Bourne Ultimatum fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
The Bourne Identity was the top new film of the week at number one while Insomnia fell from the top to number 2 after a week.

Twenty years ago
The Full Monty stayed at the top for a second weekend while the highest new film of the week was Austin Powers International Man of Mystery which made its debut at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Alien 3 remained at the top of the UK box office while the top new film was Knight Moves starring Christopher Lambert at number 3.

In a mixed up week at the UK box office, using figures including 2 days of previews Adam Sandlers Pixels takes over a the top, the true winner is Inside Out.

If you take away the 2 days of previews Pixar's Inside Out is by far the biggest film of the weekend, and indeed of the week with only a 3% drop from the previous weeks takings.

But lets not take away from the given champion and Pixels duly takes over at the top of the UK box office with a weekend gross of £2.7 million.

After a slamming from critics last weeks top film, Fantastic Four, makes a dramatic fall from the top and lands at number 6 this week with a total gross after 2 weekends of £4.8 million.

The re-image of the superhero franchise simply hasn't worked and the new film will come no-where near the 2005 version which took £12.4 million or it's sequel 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer which took almost the same amount.

Other new film this week include The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at number 4 and Trainwreck, on a limited release, at number 5, Simon Pegg's new film Absolutely Anything enters at number 9.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Inbetweeners 2 continued their run at the top of the box office while The Expendables 3 was new at 3.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 continued to rule the box office at the top while the critically panned The Last Airbender was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was still the top film in the UK while new at 2 was The Island with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson

Fifteen years ago
Gone In 60 Seconds stayed at the top for another week while, no new entries inside the top 5 so Rules of Engagement entered highest at number 6.

Twenty years ago
Batman Forever gave up the top spot to the much criticised Waterworld starring Kevin Costner and directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Twenty five years ago
Tom Cruise was at the top with Days of Thunder on its debut weekend knocking Total Recall into second place.

In a very slow and quiet week at the UK box office X-Factor rejects One Direction top the box office in a behind the stage documentary.

Directed by Supersize Me's Morgan Spurlock (and American which shows where the band are most popular) One Direction: This is Us follows the band on their recent tour. The documentary takes the top spot with £3.4 million. Last weeks top film, Elysium, falls to number 2 after a week at the top.

This time last year the remake of Total Recall was at the top of the UK chart knocking Brave from the top spot to number 3, Neighborhood Watch took the number 2 spot.

Five years ago Step Brothers starring Will Farrell and John C. Reilly took the top from Hellboy II which fell to number 4, Mama Mia held onto the number 2 spot and The Strangers entered at 3.

Ten years ago Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl remained the top film with Jeepers Creepers 2 entering at 3.

Fifteen years ago The X-Files was the top film still with the highest new film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels entering at 3.

It's got Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson so it should be fantastic right? Alarmbells ring when you realise it's the trailer for the Robocop remake due in 2014.

Why the skepticism? Fresh in our minds still is the Total recall remake which despite it modern gritty look and feel seemed to ignore the essence of the Verhoven original and left a bad taste in the mouth.

The trailer for this remake seems to do nothing to suggest it will do anything different for the other Verhoven classic. It looks grittier and more “real World” but from what I can tell seems to ignore the essence of the original, the fear that machine is taking over from man.

Maybe the human race has come a long way since the ‘90's and we no longer fear The Machine, it that's the case then maybe we should get a simple action based remake?

Check out the trailer over at apple or below.

I'm not too much looking forward to the reboot of Robocop, the original is a classic of it's time, and more to the point it's of it's time.

The Total Recall remake (also a Paul Verhoeven film) was a complete dud and really missed the point, but lets judge when we see the finished product.

A OmniCorp website has been setup to start promoting the film and a short video, very similar to the original films, has also been released, check it our below, and while your there check out the new ED-209.

August 2014 is when the film will get a UK release, can we wait?

Columbia pictures have released a new trailer for the Total Recall remake due for release later this summer. I have to admit that although it's actually a very good trailer don't watch if your a fan of the original?

The reason is that there is far too many key points from the original film in the trailer, I'm hoping that there will be a few twists and turns in this new re-image, but if there is not then I've almost seen the key moments.

One other note, were the film makers actually wanting to remake Blade Runner but had to settle for Total Recall? This trailer has a look, feel and style of the Ridley Scott classic, and there is even one scene in the trailer that is very reminiscent of a classic Blade Runner scene.

Check out the trailer below

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 11

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
2 / N
£3,804,589
1 / 
£2,206,194
3 / 
£840,597
4 / 
£438,306
4 / ▼▲
£304,084
4 / ▼▲
£219,647
7 / 
£14,589
5 / 
£10,376
6 / 
£8,386
7 / 
£7,193
10 / 
£4,387
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £7,858,348 and the 719th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

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