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

BBFC


1988
 91 minutes (1 hours 31 minutes)
UK release date Released: 16th September 1988  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
US release date Released: 23rd November 1988  |  MPAA Age Rating:  Buster R age rating 
Buster

Directed by

David Green

Starring

Actor
Character
Phil Collins
Buster
Larry Lamb
Bruce
Stephanie Lawrence
Franny
Ellie Beaven
Nicky
Michael Attwell
Harry
Ralph Brown
Ronny
Christopher Ellison
George
Sheila Hancock
Mrs. Rothery
Martin Jarvis
Inspector Mitchell
Clive Wood
Sergeant Chalmers
Anthony Quayle
Sir James McDowell
Michael Byrne
Poyser
Harold Innocent
Justice Parry
Rupert Vansittart
Fairclough
John Benfield
Jimmy
John Barrard
Walter
Carole Collins
Linda
Amy Shindler
Susan
David Shindler
David
Tony Collins
Taxi Driver
Jonathan McKenna
Gang Members
Vincenzo Nicoli
Gang Members
Timothy Davies
Gang Members
Roger McKern
Gang Members
David Arlen
Gang Members
Frank Ellis
Gang Members
Bill Rourke
Gang Members
Ian Lowe
Gang Members
Christopher Gray
Gang Member
Alan Cowan
Fireman
James Donnelly
Rent Man
Stewart Harwood
Chip Shop Owner
Graham Lines
Vicar
Pauline Little
Sally
Jean Ainslie
Post Office Lady
John Patrick
Seaman
Jessica Green
Mandy
Evangelina Sosa
Maria
Francisco Morales
Mexican Doctor
Martin LaSalle
Mexican Waiter
Rodolfo De Alexandre
Market Stallholder
Sergio Calderon
Fruit Seller
Yolanda Vazquez
Hospital Receptionist
Alvaro Carcano
Boat Captain
Terence Dackombe
Gang Member
Buster Edwards
Man at Airport
Derek Lyons
Solicitor
Steve McFadden
Gang Member
Jill Tavelman
Woman at Airport
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£2,849,591
1941
Buster
1942

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

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£1,270,042
£1,270,042
1▲▼
£705,579
£1,975,621
2
£391,988
£2,367,609
3
£217,771
£2,585,380
4
£120,984
£2,706,364
5
£67,213
£2,773,577
5▲▼
£37,341
£2,810,918
5▲▼
£20,745
£2,831,663
7
£11,525
£2,843,188
7▲▼
£6,403
£2,849,591
Box Office Gross Flow
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1.3M
705.6K
392K
217.8K
121K

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The US box office has just passed the $2 Billion mark, its November, for the past few years this has happened in March.

When the pandemic spread around the world, cinemas globally started closing down, in the US this is still ongoing.

This biggest movie of the year in the US is Bad Boys For Life which has taken over $204 Million in the US, and no film will overtake that total this year, the film was released in January of 2020 and had a good run at the box office.

In context of this the biggest movie in the US was Avengers: Endgame which took over $850 Million.

Cinema Closed

To start with all blockbusters started putting their release dates to later in the year or to 2021, but as it became clear that the pandemic would last far longer than originally expected movies started to appear on streaming services.

The effect of this is all those big Hollywood blockbusters that could have, and would have, grossed close a billion either took far less on basically limited release, or nothing due to a DVOD release.

Tenet

Tenet was the first movie with blockbuster potential to be release during the pandemic and although it grossed over $50 Million in the US it was a potential $800 million plus grosser.

Drive-in theatres gave a small lifeline but even a blockbuster in this arena was worth just over a Million.

With a vaccine being likely by year out to hopefully go into mass production for 2021 we can hope that 2020 will go down in history as a one off, although with companies like Disney suggesting it will release future movies on Disney+ as exclusives or day and date releases it could be bad news for the cinema industry.

With what could be the last UK box office chart in the UK for at least the next 4 weeks the animated feature Two By Two: Overboard! hangs on to the top spot for a second weekend.

Making an incredible Halloween leap up the chart is Hocus Pocus and the top new movie of the week is a remake/reboot in the shape of The Craft: Legacy.

Here is the UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Two By Two: Overboard! (2nd week)
  • Highest debut - The Craft: Legacy
  • Longest run - Tenet (10 weeks) (Not including re-releases)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,361,041)

Here is a breakdown of the UK box office top 5 30th October - 1st November 2020.

Two By Two: Overboard!

The animated feature from directors Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office with £190,761 down 42% from last weekend.

This leaves the movie with a total gross just shy of 1 million, £955,370, the movie could go over the million mark if can survive cinema closures.

Hocus Pocus

Making an incredible leap up the box office from 8 to 2 and with a 71% increase from last week with £186,063 giving the movie £3.6 Million since release in 1993.

The reason for this box office run seems to be the classic status the movie has gained in the last 25+ years and that their is a hunger for movies on the big screen and with no big blockbusters this is filling the need.

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller falls to number 2 this week with £152,555, 40% down, for a total UK gros of £573,598 after 2 weeks of release.

The Secret Garden

The classic novel adaptation starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth falls to number 4 this week with £142,101, down just 8% from last week.

The movie is actually doing quite well in the COVID-19 era and has taken £615,981 after 2 weeks of release.

The Craft: Legacy

The Craft: Legacy

The teen gothic remake makes its debut this week at number 5 with a debut gross of £119,680.

Comparing it to the original movie from 1996 is unfair mainly because of the pandemic, but out of interest it was release in 1996 at the same time of year and took £1.16 Million on its debut for a total UK gross of £2.7 Million.

Despite the favourable reviews this remake will come nowhere near those figures.

Due to restriction enforcement in England set by the Government due to large increases in COVID-19 cases cinemas in the UK will be closing their doors for the second time in 2020 from November 5th.

The restrictions, at the moment, are to be set in place until 2nd December, but there is every possibility that when it comes to public places like shops, bars and yes cinemas, it will take a bit longer to open up.

This means that there will likely be no box office to report in the coming weeks, and the reopening which could take a couple of weeks, will be slow with very few blockbuster film released.

Which films is this going to effect? It has been mainly small indie film which have enjoyed the exposure over the last couple of months, and in the coming week there were no sizeable film scheduled.

Free Guy

Ryan Reynolds next movie Free Guy is coming on 11th December, things may have re-opened by a week by then but this could be sent to 2021, also there is every possibility that it could see a digital release

On the 18th of December there is Death On The Nile from Kenneth Branagh, which may see a schedule change and just as easily it could go direct to streaming.

Coming 2 America has been sold to Amazon Prime and will make its debut on that platform around the same time frame.

Wonder Woman 1984

Wonder Woman 1984 is the next big blockbuster due for release and there is every possibility that this will be pushed to spring 2021 , altohugh if this happens then there will be another round of schedule changes as we have Raya And The Last Dragon, Morbius and the much delayed No Time To Die all set around to debut around Spring.

Its yet another blow for the cinema industry and with many major companies already struggling how many closures can cinemas handle before going down.

Streaming is not the way most people want to see big blockbusters, but we also want to feel safe when we go out to enjoy a new movie, time will tell but lets hope this closure controls the virus and cinemas make the necessary safety measures so we can enjoy what could be a blockbuster packed 2021.

Sony have announced that the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife is moving to June 11th 2021, in other schedule change news Candyman is now set for am August 27th 2021 release.

There will be a time when a movies release date wont change, other than the odd film here and there, but the world needs to control the COVID-19 pandemic first so cinemas can open safely for their customers.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The change for the next Ghostbusters film is not too bad only shifting by a couple of months unlike many recent changes which have moved anything from 12 - 19 months.

For Candyman at least when the removed it from its previous October opening they didn't set a new date so the new August 27th release is news.

There is a suspicion that there will be more changes to come, Wonder Woman 1984 currently set for 25th/26th December 2020 a likely candidate, so keep with 25thframe.co.uk for up to the minute news.

The first poster has been released for upcoming movie Raya And The Last Dragon which can seen on the right.

Raya And 
The Last Dragon

The movie is directed by Paul Briggs and Dean Wellins and has a cast including the likes of Awkwafina and Cassie Steele.

After all the recent moving around of big blockbuster release dates the movie has settled for 12th March 2021 to hit cinemas.

This poster is released ahead of the first trailer which is going to make its debut on GMA Wednesday 21st October.

Synopsis of the movie

In a fantasy land called Kumandra, split into five different regions, a warrior named Raya searches for the last dragon in the world.

Check out the movie page for more information on this film.