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12th May 2020
Cinemas across the globe are still largely closed due to COVID-19 but some cinemas in America and globally are starting to open.
Drive-in theatres where there are 305 across America with 549 screen have opened and also Norway and South Korea are still report box office charts.
The US chart only has five film so here are the figures from those movies where distributers have reported figures and also a global chart compiled from the countries that have released data.
US Box Office
Directed by Brett Pierce and Drew T. Pierce this horror movie got well received by critics when released on VOD in other countries and is doing well in drive-in move theatres across America as it take $89,608 over the weekend.
The movie got its debut last weekend and has made $165,294 in total to date at the box office.
Starring Beanie Feldstein and Emma Thompson this comedy made its debut this weekend so in essence is the highest new film with $13,201.
The film went direct to VOD a few weeks ago and its impossible to tell how much it will make on its "box office" run.
Starring Tuppence Middleton this drama set around Niagara Falls takes $1,764 over the weekend for a $23,679 total,
Released back in late April this drama is directed by Justin Kurzel and takes $1,456 over the weekend for a $32,496 total after 2 weeks of release.
Released on 6th March this drama stars Elizabeth Debicki and Donald Sutherland and takes $45 over the weekend for a $39,633 total after 9 weeks.
Global Box Office
Directed by Woody Allen this New York based movie was release in South Korea this week where it is the top film and took $339,633 from 563 cinemas.
The film is set to be released on streaming on 5th June in the UK but has taken $344,283 to date.
Making its debut again in South Korea the Daniel Radcliffe starring movie took $136,250, globally the movie has taken $176,208 to date.
One of the most controversial movie in recent times the Trolls followup in from Universal, the controversy is not due to the content but the fact that its success on VOD has lead Universal to think about which film it releases in cinemas and which film it releases on both at the same time, a move AMC and Cinemark have not been happy with.
The film takes $126,662 (from South Korea) on its debut and has actually taken $2.6 Million globally since release on 6th April 2020.
There are no major blockbusters being released during this time so cinema chains are looking to fill their screens with older movies and so this 26 year old movie is the fourth top film this week.
The movie makes $111,157 from its single country release but the film has taken $5.6 Million globally since its initial release.
This Asian movie directed by Mengying Dai and Tong Zhou is at number 5 and takes $73,635 over the weekend, it has taken $2.6 Million since release on 21st June 2019 in China where it has grossed $2.1 Million.
The top film in Norway was Onwards which took $17,208 which places it at number 11 on the global box office this week, it has taken $104,080,103 globally.
6th March 2020
This weekend, Friday 6th March 2020, there are 5 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge The Invisible Man for the top spot?
First up at cinemas this week is Onward, directed by Dan Scanlon who also directed Monsters University in 2013 which grossed £30.6 Million in the UK and grossed $744.9 Million globally.
It stars Tom Holland who last starred in Dolittle (2020).
The film also stars Chris Pratt who last appeared in Avengers: Endgame (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Military Wives.
This new movie stars Kristin Scott Thomas who's last film was Tomb Raider (2018)
It also stars Sharon Horgan who appeared in Game Night (2018).
The film is brought to us by Peter Cattaneo.
Next up this week is Escape From Pretoria which is directed by Francis Annan and is a directorial debut.
It stars Daniel Radcliffe and Ian Hart who were last seen together in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which grossed £73,094,187.
Also this week there is The Photograph from director Stella Meghie who also directed Everything, Everything in 2017.
The film features LaKeith Stanfield and Chelsea Peretti in starring roles.
The long list of new releases continues with Fantasy Island which is directed by Jeff Wadlow who directed Never Back Down in 2008.
It stars Michael Peña and Maggie Q.
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.