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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 18
31st January 2020
Last week saw 1917 at the top of the UK box office, can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?
First up at cinemas this week is A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, a Dramatic movie directed by Marielle Heller who also directed The Diary Of A Teenage Girl in 2015 which grossed £81.2 Thousand in the UK.
It stars Tom Hanks who last starred in Toy Story 4 (2019).
The film also stars Matthew Rhys who last appeared in The Report (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
This new movie stars Adam Driver who's last film was Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker (2019)
It also stars Jonathan Pryce who appeared in The Wife (2018).
The film is brought to us by veteran director Terry Gilliam.
Next up this week is The Lighthouse which is directed by Robert Eggers who directed The Witch in 2016.
It stars Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe.
Also this week there is The Rhythm Section from director Reed Morano who also directed Meadowland in 2015.
The long list of new releases continues with Queen And Slim which is directed by Melina Matsoukas which is a directorial debut.
It stars Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 4 new releases.
26th November 2019
Disney's sequel movie Frozen II makes its UK box office debut at the top knocking last weeks top film, Last Christmas, into second place, while Blue Story makes an impressive start to its box office run at number 3.
Disney bring to the screen the follow up to 2013's Frozen which opened to £4.7 Million, the new movie opens to £15..08 million which is the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie in the UK beating Pixar's Toy Story 4 from earlier in the year.
To be fair the first movie did the hard work and built up the kind of following that meant the sequel was always going to hit big on its release.
Frozen went on to gross £43 Million during its total run and there is no reason why this movie will not match, if not exceed that films total.
The films £15 Million opening is the 28th highest ever in the UK, ahead of 2003's The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King and behind 2016's Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.
Last week number 1 debut movie falls to number 2 this week with £2.2 Million which considering the negative reviews is still good.
The total gross sits at £6.7 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Director Andrew Onwubolu marks his debut with this gritty gangland drama set in London which makes is debut at number 3 with an incredible £1.3 Million from just 310 cinemas.
The racing drama starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale falls to 4 this week with £1.1 Million pushing its total to £4.2 Million after 2 weeks.
Chadwick Boseman stars in this action film set in New York, it is directed by Brian Kirk and makes its UK box office debut at 5 with £655,213.
Warner Bros. DC villain movie continues to do well in the UK as it spends its 8th weekend on the chart with a total gross of £57 Million.
20th November 2019
Being hailed as a new Christmas classic, Last Christmas makes its box office debut at the top and knocks Joker from number 1 after 6 weeks while Le Mans'66 also debuts high on the chart.
Director Paul Feig brings to the big screen a story written by Emma Thompson and with music and influence by the late George Micheal that is set in London over Christmas and is set to be a seasonal favourite.
The movie which stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding took £2.6 Million on its debut and will no doubt continue to do well into the Christmas period.
The film known as Ford V. Ferrari in many parts of the world starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale makes its UK debut at number 2 this weekend.
THe film takes £2 Million on its debut weekend, altohugh despite the good reviews for the film I feel it will sink quite fast and move home video.
The DC villain movie falls to number 3 after an incredible 6 weeks at the top and the gross for the week is still just over the £1 Million mark.
After 7 weeks on the chart, the longest this week, the movie has taken £56.1 Million in total, the highest on this weeks chart.
The film is the 4th highest grossing of the year so far and with Toy Story 4 at number 3 and £10 Million ahead it wont climb and higher, in fact with Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker still due in 2019 there is a chance it could slip to number 5.
Disney's highly hyped sequel falls to number 4 this week with £690,871 for a total of £14 Million.
This may be far lower than the original film, but its higher than I would have expected the film to get after its opening weekend.
The animated version of the kooky family falls to number 5 this week with £646,751 for a 4 week total of £9 Million.
23rd October 2019
Todd Phillips movie Joker stays at the top of the Uk box office for another weekend despite challengers from 3 new comers to the chart inside the top 5 with Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil by far the top grossing of the new movies.
The Joaquin Phoenix starring film about the Batman villain makes it a third week in a row at the top of the UK box offie with a take of a fantastic £5.5 Million.
This pushes the film total gross to £40.3 Million, far greater than expectation and its the 5th top grossing movie of 2019, it will overtake Captain Marvel by next weekend.
The sequel movie from Disney starring Angelina Jolie makes its UK debut at number 3 with a fairly respectable weekend gross of £3.3 Million.
Compared to the original movie this is roughly half that films debut gross, but the UK bucks the trend of much of the world where the film seems to have bombed.
The film has got fairly bad reviews from critics which wont have helped, but the paying audiences have been more in favour, so in the coming weeks word of mouth might help.
The new film from Aardman Animation come in at number 3 this week with a gross of £1.3 Million.
Again this is a sequel movie which has not done at well as the previous movie, Shaun The Sheep Movie, and come in a little better than half as the film took just over £2 Million on its debut.
Another sequel comes in at number 4, this time is a followup 10 years in the making as the new Zombieland film comes in with a debut gross of £1.2 Million.
The audience for zombie movies has clearly not changes as the original movie came in with an almost identical debut gross.
Dreamworks animates tale falls to number 5 this week with a gross of a shade under £1 Million which puts the films total after 2 weeks at £3.2 Million.
Pixars animated sequel does the double this week as its the top total grossing movie with £66 Million and the longest total run at 18 weeks, its at number 15 this week so it could be the movies last weekend on the box office.
22nd October 2019
Disney's new film Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil makes its debut on the US box office at the top, but there is a cautionary take for the studio, Joker falls to number 2 and Zombieland 2 also makes a quiet entry.
Directed by Joachim Rønning the sequel to the 2014 movie Maleficent makes its debut at the top, but whereas the first movie took a very respectable $70 Million on its release this movie takes $36 Million.
This could be seen as diminishing returns on a sequel, but when the likes of Toy Story 4 and Avengers: Endgame have brought in big bucks for the studio its more that this is a sequel no-one asked for.
Also not helping is the negative reviews from the critics, although the paying audiences have been far nicer about the movie.
After a couple of weeks at the top the Todd Phillips directed DC villain movie falls to number 2 this week with $29.2 Million.
This puts the films total gross in the US at a far better than expected $247.2 Million after just 3 weeks of release, the next milestone is $300 Million but the studio must be thinking $400 Million is not impossible.
Ruben Fleischer's sequel to his 2009 zombie movie hits the box office at number 3 this week with a debut gross of $26.7 Million.
This is in the same ball park at the original movie, and taking inflation into account is more or less the same which means that the audience for zombie comedies as not changed in 10 years!
The animated version of the Kookie, Spookie family falls to number 4 this week with $16 Million pushing its total US gross to $56.8 Million after 2 weeks of release.
The Will Smith vehicle falls to number 5 on its second weekend with a disastrous $8.5 Million taking its total to $36.5 Million.
The sequel to the Stephen King book may not have been as well received as the original movie but this week its has the longest run on the box office at 7 weeks and has taken $209.6 Million so far, it could get a small boost over the coming weekends as Halloween is here.