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.
25th March 2020
After the movies director release a tweet about moving the release date of the movie a new poster has been released today for the upcoming movie Wonder Woman 1984 which you can see to the right.
The poster isnt that different from the ones we have already seen and retains the 1980s look and feel.
The movies release date is 14th August 2020 and it stars among others Gal Gadot and Chris Pine and is directed by Patty Jenkins.
The year is 1984 and Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) must battle against the deadly foe the Cheetah, a villainess who possesses superhuman strength and agility. Meanwhile she is also reunited with her past love Steve Trevor.
Check out the movie page for more information on this film.
Director Patty Jenkins has moved the release date of Wonder Woman 1984 to August 14th 2020 because the best way to see the film is on the big screen.
Movie theatres across the world are currently closed because the the COVID-19 pandemic which means that many of the smaller establishments are suffering though no income.
In a heart felt tweet she reiterates how important movie theatres are and the move of release date is so it can help the movie theatre industry once the pandemic os over.
We made Wonder Woman 1984 for the big screen and I believe in the power of cinema. In these terrible times, when theater owners are struggling as so many are, we are excited to re-date our film to August 14th 2020 in a theater near you, and pray for better times for all by then pic.twitter.com/85ykQ8x6NE— Patty Jenkins (@PattyJenks) March 24, 2020
Many of the released for MArch and April have been put on hold or to a later date including A Quiet Place Part II, No Time To Die, Black Widow and Mulan to name a few.
There is no time line of when the social restrictions set by global governments will be lifted and when cinemas will be able to open again.
As a result of this the weekend box office results have also been suspended.
The next film on the DC Universe schedule from Warner Bros. is Wonder Woman 1984 and today we get the first trailer for the movie.
The sequel movie is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine who are this time joined by Kristen Wiig.
The new trailer is true in the Wonder Woman style and shows plenty of the super hero in action, it also gives us a good look at Chris Pine although doesn't give away how he is being brought back considering his fate in the original movie and the fact its based 40 years later.
The original film did fantastic business and took over $820 Million globally so this will be looking to cross the $1 Billion mark, especially given the recent success of Joker.
The film is released in the UK on 5th June 2020.