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Highest chart position: 2
Weeks on box office: 6
16th July 2020
The British Board Of Film Certification has released its 2019 annual report which among other many other things talks about the movies which has the most complaints about their certificates.
Here is the top 5 films which got the most complains, its interesting to see that in the UK most complaints are based around violence in movies.
The Todd Phillips directed critically praised movie starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role which also won him the best actor Oscar got 20 complaints.
The movie was given a 15 certificate and according to the BBFC most of the commnets were for the violence and tone, with a small number of people asking for the movie to be banned outright.
Another critical darling and Oscar winning movie most notably for Olivia Colman in the lead role and was given a 15 age rating.
The movie got 12 complaints mainly for the strong language and sex references and acts, although as the BBFC notes most of this is done in a comic association.
Given a 15 certificate the Keanu Reeves movie is a full on tour de force and the 9 complains were about the level of the blood violence.
Interesting the BBFC notes 'Our research shows that violence that is perceived to be 'real' registers more strongly with viewers than violence that is clearly stylised or fantastical.'
Robert Rodriguez directed this critically acclaimed comic book adaptation which was given a 12A age rating on release, the movie got 5 complaints for its strong language and violence.
The British made movie which starred Dwayne Johnsson and was directed by Stephen Merchant for 5 complaints about the movies language and sex references.
Of interest is the Transformers spin off movie Bumblebee which was submitted to the BBFC in 2 different edits, one was passed 12A and the other PG, only the PG version was shown in cinemas and the film still got 4 complaints about the violence although its purely fantastical robots that are creating the violence and no humans are ever involved.
The report is a fascinating read and can be downloaded here.
6th December 2019
Last week saw Frozen II 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 Motherless Brooklyn, a movie directed by Edward Norton who also directed Keeping The Faith in 2000 which grossed £548.3 Thousand in the UK.
It stars Edward Norton who last starred in Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
The film also stars Bruce Willis who last appeared in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Lucy In The Sky.
This new Dramatic movie stars Natalie Portman who's last film was Vox Lux (2019)
It also stars Jon Hamm who appeared in The Report (2019).
The film is brought to us by new director Noah Hawley.
Next up this week is Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary which is directed by James Burrows and Gail Mancuso directing together.
It stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.
Also this week there is Honey Boy from director Alma Har'el marking a directorial debut,
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 2 new releases.
12th March 2019
Captain Marvel was without much surprise the big film of the weekend taking the world by storm as it launched with a lot of hype and anticipation for the female led Marvel film.
The 21st Marvel Cinematic Universe film tops the global box office with ease this weekend with a global box office of $455 million including previews from 54 countries.
A fantastic start for the super hero movie which stars the ever green Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson that should see it past the $1 billion mark which would make it the 7th Marvel film to do so.
The third dragon movie falls to 2 this week with a weekend gross of $36.6 million from 66 countries to boost its total to $435 million.
The Oscar winning film starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali moves up to 3 this week with $30 million from 67 countries pushing its global gross to $242 million.
Falling to number 4 this week is the Battle Manga movie directed by Robert Rodriguez which takes $14.7 million from 75 countries, the highest on the top 5, to boost its total global cume to $385 million.
Tyler Perry's creation which he also stars and directs is at 5 this week with $12.1 million from 5 countries to bring its cume to $46.1 million.
11th March 2019
The hype around Captain Marvel has been intense and there was little doubt this weekend that the first female led Marvel stand alone movie would do massive business at the US box office.
The new marvel movie starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson trampled all in its path on the US box office with a magnificent $153 million opening from a record breaking 4,310 screens.
In America this is the third biggest March opening with only the live action Beauty and the Beast and Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice doing better.
The road ahead looks good for the Marvel superhero and the $1 billion mark looks a sure thing.
Understandably falling from the top spot in the light of major competition the threequel dragon movie took $14.6 million over the weekend.
This brings the films total US gross to a very good $119.6 million.
Tyler Perry's Madea movie falls to 3 this week with $12.05 million which pushes the films total gross after 2 weeks of release to $45.8 million.
The sequel brick movie falls to 4 this week with $3.8 million to bring its total to $97.1 million.
The animation should pass the $100 million mark but it is well below the originals $257 million US gross.
Still in the top 5 is the Battle Manga movie which this week pulls in $3.2 million for a $78.3 million total gross.
5th March 2019
How To Train Your dragon 3 holds onto the top spot for a second weekend in the US while the ever popular Tyler Perry brings his Mesea in at number 2.
After entering the box office at the top last week the Dragon sequel remains there for a second weekend taking $30 million.
This pushes the films total US gross to just under $100 million after 10 days of release.
Tyler Perry continues his series of films starring his creation Mesea in this comedy which takes $27 million on its debut at number 2.
The Manga live action movie continues to do well in the US as it sits at 3 this week taking $7 million which pushes its total gross to $72 million.
The brick movie is at 4 this week taking $6.6 million which pushes its total US gross to $91 million.
The original movie took $257 million in the US and this sequel will come in far below this with it looking at the moment like it will struggle past $100 million.
Finally in the top 5 is the Best Film Oscar winner which sees a boost in its weekend takings post ceremony and takes $4.7 million this weekend pushing its total to $75 million.
Director Stephen Merchants debut film at director lands at number 6 this week with a gross of $4.69 million.