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Billie No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

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2020
 96 minutes (1 hours 36 minutes)
UK release date Released: 13th November 2020  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
  |  MPAA Age Rating: Not Rated
Billie

Directed by

James Erskine

Starring

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Billie Holiday
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This weeks box office

Billie is number 41 on the UK box office this week.

Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£5,326
8994
Billie
8995

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 1

UK Box Office Chart History
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Place
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£5,074
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Other Box Office History
27 November 2020
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The UK box office did better this week than last but its still relying on a handful of cinemas open in Scotland and Wales during the English lockdown, and The Secret Garden makes an incredible leap to the top.

Highest new movie of the week is the documentary Billie at number 2 while there is also a re-entry from War Horse Nation Theatre Live from 2014.

The only other top new movie of the week is director Andrew Cohn's The Last Shift which enters at number 14 with £501, Mogul Mowgli climbs up the chart to number 13 this week with £505 which is a 94% increase from last weekend.

Here is the top 15 Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Secret Garden (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Billie (@2)
  • Longest run - 100% Wolf (15 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,416,648)*
  • * Not including re-releases

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 UK box office films 13th - 15th November 2020.

The Secret Garden~2020

Released 4 weeks ago and making its debut at number 3 on the box office with £154,087 the movie makes a jump to the top of the box office this week with £5,147, a 67% increase from last weekend.

The movie which stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth has now taken £607,509 at the UK box office.

Billie

<span class='red'><u><i><b>Billie</b></i></u></span>

Highest new movie of the week comes in at number 2 with a debut gross of £5,074 making one of the lowest highest grossing movies ever in the UK!

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring drama falls to number 3 this weekend with £3.164, up 8% from last week giving the movie a total gross of £655,650 after 4 weeks of release.

War Horse: NT Live 2014

Coming out of nowhere and making a re-entry at number 4 is the cinema version of the original stage show of War Horse from 2014, Steven Spielberg directed the actual movie version of the book in 2012.

The event movie takes £2,918 over the weekend pushing its total gross since release to £2.72 Million.

Its worth noting that this is by far the highest position on the chart the movie has been.

Two By Two: Overboard!

Finally falling to number 5 this weekend is the surprise hit animated tale which this week takes £2,724, up 13% from last weekend, for a total gross of £990,229 after 4 weeks of release.

It's Friday 13th November 2020 and there are a couple of new film released in the UK and where available looking to hit the box office.

After last weekends top movie, The Three Kings got to number 1 in an odd roundabout sort of way can it be replaced this weekend?

The Last Shift

  • The movie is directed by Andrew Cohn
  • Andrew Cohn also directed Danny Brown Live At The Majestic in 2018.
  • It stars Richard Jenkins who last starred in Kajillionaire (2020).
  • The film also stars Shane Paul McGhie who last appeared in After We Collided (2020).

Hillbilly Elegy

Hillbilly Elegy
  • This new release stars Amy Adams who's last film was The Woman In The Window (2020)
  • It also stars Glenn Close who appeared in The Wife (2018).
  • The film is brought to us by veteran director Ron Howard.

Love Spreads

  • The movie is directed by Jamie Adams who directed A Wonderful Christmas Time in 2014.
  • It stars Alia Shawkat and Eiza Gonz├ílez.

Billie

  • Also this week there is Billie from director James Erskine who also directed Pantani The Accidental Death Of A Cyclist in 2014.
  • The film features Billie Holiday in starring roles.

A Place Among The Dead

  • The long list of new releases continues with A Place Among The Dead which is directed by Juliet Landau which is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Juliet Landau and Gary Oldman.

Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there are 3 new movies

  • Ashens And The Polybius Heist, Thursday, 19th November
  • The Kid Detective, Friday, 20th November
  • Another Round, Friday, 20th November

The new Bond movie No Time To Die has been hanging on to its November release date since it originally got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic but today it gives in and the release date moves to April 2nd 2021.

Universal, the distribution company for the Bond series released this statement:
"MGM, Universal and Bond producers, Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, today announced the release of No Time To Die, the 25th film in the James Bond series, will be delayed until 2nd April in order to be seen by a worldwide theatrical audience, we understand the delay will be disappointing to our fans but we now look forward to sharing No Time To Die next year."

This is the latest of the big end of year movies to get moved to 2021 and with only a few left including Wonder Woman 1984 and Death On The Nile this is leaving 2020 very empty.

With cinemas struggling to reopen safely and attendance in those that have opened struggling even with only 25 - 50% capacity as evident with Tenet's poor box office figures it is no wonder the movie has been delayed.

Film distributers are starting to realise that 2020 is now basically a write off, but this is clearly having an effect on cinema chains that are struggling to stay in business.

<span class='red'><u><i><b>Billie</b></i></u></span> Eillish: No Time To To Die Song

The music video for the theme song by Billie Eillish was only released yesterday so this is perhaps strange timing, although the press for this movie is all over the place as the song hit number 1 on the music chart back in February, a couple of months before the original release date!

This is Daniel Craigs reported last outing as Bond but he's perhaps going to have to hang on a little longer for all the press junkets that will happen in March/April next year.

With cinemas in the UK currently closed here is a weekly rundown of the UK box office chart headlines from the past 30 years.

A year ago (2019)

This weekend a year ago was quite momentous with Avengers: Endgame hitting the top on its debut weekend to take the crown from Spectre (2015) as the highest grossing debut in the UK.

With a total gross of £43.4 Million it was also the top total grossing film of the week.

The movie was directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo and stars Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans.

The film with the longest run was Captain Marvel which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Avengers: Age Of Ultron starring Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Hemsworth and directed by Joss Whedon

The film with the longest run was Home which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Fast & Furious 7 which had taken £34.8 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Date Night starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey and directed by Shawn Levy

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Alice In Wonderland which had taken £41.9 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

The number one film was The Interpreter which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Wedding Date directed by Clare Kilner and starring Debra Messing and Dermot Mulroney which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Hitch which had taken £16.8 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Kevin And Perry Go Large starring Harry Enfield and Kathy Burke and directed by Ed Bye

The film with the longest run was American Beauty which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 2 which had taken £43 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was Muriels Wedding which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Before Sunrise directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy which entered the box office at number 13.

The film with the longest run was The Shawshank Redemption which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Rudyard Kiplings The Jungle Book which had taken £7.4 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Look Who's Talking which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £9.4 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

The top new film of the week was The Krays directed by Peter Medak and starring Billie Whitelaw and Tom Bell which entered the box office at number 3.

It has been announced that American singer/songwriter Billie Eilish will write and perform the title to No Time To Die.

<span class='red'><u><i><b>Billie</b></i></u></span> Eilish - No Time To Die Song

This is an interesting choice as the artist is fairly unknown, especially in the UK, and she is the youngest ever performer of a Bond title track.

The artists who full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O'Connell was born in 2001 making her 18 (at time of writing).

Her brother Finneas, who is also a recording artist, has co-written the song which so far has no title.

Fan reaction has so far been a little unfavourable with many people wondering why the Bond producers didn't pick someone more famous? Kasabian was a popular choice.

It would seem though that Adele's Skyfall was one of the more popular of recent songs and a return for her would have been favourable.