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Historical U.K. Weekend Box Office *

9th November 1979 - 11th November 1979

W/E Gross
Total Gross
Weeks
     
  1. Life Of Brian

    Life Of Brian

    Directed by: Terry Jones

    Starring: Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam

    £3,769,925
    £3,769,925
    New
     
  2. No cover art for Hooper

    Hooper

    Directed by: Hal Needham

    Starring: Burt Reynolds, Jan-Michael Vincent, Sally Field

    £440,129
    £440,129
    New
     
  3. No cover art for Yanks

    Yanks

    Directed by: John Schlesinger

    Starring: Richard Gere, Lisa Eichhorn, Vanessa Redgrave

    £294,280
    £882,840
    2
     
  4. Quadrophenia

    Quadrophenia

    Directed by: Franc Roddam

    Starring: Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash, Phil Davis

    £142,057
    £1,790,508
    4
     
  5. The Frisco Kid

    The Frisco Kid

    Directed by: Robert Aldrich

    Starring: Gene Wilder, Harrison Ford, Ramon Bieri

    £40,064
    £241,988
    3
     
  6. No cover art for Escape From Alcatraz

    Escape From Alcatraz

    Directed by: Don Siegel

    Starring: Clint Eastwood, Patrick McGoohan, Roberts Blossom

    £33,821
    £144,407
    2
     
  7. No cover art for Scum

    Scum

    Directed by: Alan Clarke

    Starring: Ray Winstone, Mick Ford, Julian Firth

    £11,336
    £1,439,598
    7
     
  8. Alien

    Alien

    Directed by: Ridley Scott

    Starring: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright

    £6,525
    £6,675,041
    10
     
  9. Moonraker

    Moonraker

    Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

    Starring: Roger Moore, Lois Chiles, Michael Lonsdale

    £479
    £7,276,289
    16

* Prior to 1998 the box office numbers are difficult to find, these figures are from reputable sources and compiled accordingly.