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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 7
1st September 2020
What were the big movies hitting the UK box office over the last 30 year?
Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.
The number one film was Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
The top new film of the week was The Informer directed by Andrea Di Stefano and starring Ana de Armas and Rosamund Pike which entered the box office at number 10.
The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 26 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £71.7 Million after 7 weeks of release.
Also making its debut at the top was Straight Outta Compton starring O'Shea Jackson Jr. and Corey Hawkins and directed by F. Gary Gray
The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 35 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £45.2 Million after 10 weeks of release.
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Avatar which had taken £92.8 Million over 17 weeks of release.
Making its debut at the top was The Dukes Of Hazzard starring Johnny Knoxville and Seann William Scott and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar
The film with the longest run was War Of The Worlds which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £33.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.
The number one film was X-Men which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
The top new film of the week was Shanghai Noon directed by Tom Dey and starring Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson which entered the box office at number 2.
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £30.3 Million over 16 weeks of release.
The number one film was Waterworld which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
The film with the longest run was Bad Boys which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £17.5 Million after 7 weeks of release.
The number one film was Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been at the top for 3 weeks.
The film with the longest run was Dick Tracy which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was Days Of Thunder which had taken £7.6 Million after 5 weeks of release.
Following the path laid down by its US box office release, Straight Outta Compton this week climbs to the top of the UK box office on its debut.
A low week overall for the box office grosses and Compton's weekend take is £2.4 million, it is higher than last weeks top film.
Last weeks top film was Paper Town which this week takes a big shove down the box office and ends up at number 8 this week.
A £452,953 second weekend gross brings the film to £3.4 in total with the prospect of a very short 3 week run.
Worth noting is the run of Inside Out which once again is at 2 and again topps the chart if we count Monday - Sunday figures.<> Also new this week is Hitman Agent 47 at number 3 and 45 Years new at number 10, Zak Efrons We Are Your Friends is considered a flop with a number 13 entry.
A year ago
Lucy retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Lets Be Cops at number 2.
Five years ago
Adam Sandler continued his box office run with Grown Ups which made its debut at the top knocking off The Expendables which fell to number 4.
Ten years ago
New at the top was of TV remake The Dukes of Hazzard which knocked of Charlie and The Chocolate Factory which was at 2.
Fifteen years ago
X-Men held film at the top of the box office stopping Shanghai Noon from topping the chart, it had to make do with a number 2 debut.
Twenty years ago
Sandra Bullock hit the top with While You Were Sleeping on its debut weekend knocking Die Hard With A Vengeance down to 2.
Twenty five years ago
Die Hard 2 Die Harder stayed at the top leaving Wild At Heart to debut at number 2.
Unsurprising this week that the comedy smash The Inbetweeners 2 stays at the top of the UK box office for another week, also no strong new releases helped it's cause.
Proving to be as popular as the original, The Inbetweeners stayed at the top of the tree with a weekend take of £3.4 million which brings its 10 day total gross to £22.3 million.
The first movie had taken £25 million by this point in it's run so this movie is a tiny bit behind but should end up at about the same figure by the end of it's cinema run.
Holding steady at 2 is Guardians of the Galaxy which means that the highest new film is The Expendables 3 at number 3.
This is the lowest grossing film in the (current) trilogy with the first film taking £3 million on it's opening and the followup taking £2 million.
Also worth mentioning this week is Disneys frozen which despite having had a few months on home video now makes a re-appearance on the box office at number 15 with a nearly £100,000 take.
Back to the Future keeps it's appearance in the top 10 due to it's Secret Cinema event showings in London.
One year ago this week Kick-Ass 2 made it's debut on the chart with an entry at number 1 knocking Grown Ups 2 to 4th.
Five years ago The Time Travelers Wife took the number 1 spot on it's debut knocking Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to number 4.
Ten years ago I, Robot surrendered the top spot to new entry The Bourne Supremacy.
Fifteen years ago Will Smith and Kevin Klein hit the top spot with Wild Wild West on it's debut week knocking Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me to number 3.