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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 41
UK gross: £30,500,285
US gross: $229,086,679
Global gross: $618,638,999
UK gross: £41,601,773
US gross: $416,769,345
Global gross: $1,308,469,293
8th September 2020
As is well documents the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on the world has been the story of the summer, and in fact the year, and it has had the biggest impact on the box office ever.
Cinemas across the globe started closing down in the middle of March and didn't open again in the UK until early July, so the summer box office period of May till early September has been greatly effected.
Most of the Spring and Summer potential blockbusters got their release dates moved, at least once, including Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Tenet and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and some of them got a direct to VOD release, including Mulan!
Tenet did finally get a cinema release at the tale end of August and was just about the biggest film of the summer and when the movie theatres finally opened the box office continued where it left off with the Pixar movie Onward still at the top.
What you will also see in the list of top 10 movies for the summer is evidence that movie theatres used old catalogue titles to try and entice movie goers back hence Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing showing up.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 film of the summer box office 2020.
Christopher Nolan potential big summer blockbuster had its difficulties on its way to the box office but it finally got a release on 28th August and was hailed as the saviour of the cinema.
The movie had a good start to its box office career and took £5.3 Million on its debut and took £10 Million over the Summer period.
In comparison the top film of summer 2019 was the The Lion King remake which took over £71 Million.
Disney's Pixar movie Onward was the top film on weekend of 13th March when cinemas closed and when they came back it was still the top movie, it has remained in the top 3 for every UK box office since.
Over the summer the movie took was has tuned out to be quite an impressive £1.6 Million.
After the top 2 potential blockbusters we start to get movies which would not have been big movies, but due to the lack of big blockbusters they got a lot of exposure, maybe still not taking as much as they would have done but having good box office runs.
This Russell Crowe movie was the first new movie to get released after the closures and benefitted from that, it has a big star name and got a decent amount of hype and exposure.
The movie took £1.4 Million over the summer period.
Another movie which has had a decent box office run that would not have without the lack of blockbusters is director Alexs Stadermann likeable animation which took just over a Million pound over the summer.
Perhaps the most controversial movie of the summer, the sequel movie was at the start of the summer the biggest movie to go direct to VOD that would have had a good box office run.
The cinema chains, especially the American company AMC which owns the ODEON chain in the UK objected to this move, this was at a time when the world didn't know how long the closures would last.
Despite the release onto VOD the movie still took a very respectable £745K at the UK box office, this is no where near tens of million it has taken on digital.
3rd August 2020
The US box office is still limping along with drive-in movie theatres making up most of the box office figures as cinemas continue to struggle to re-open in light of the continued threat of COVID-19
This week The Rental remains at the top and older catalogue titles still continue to dominate the top 5 movies.
Here are the top 5 movies in America 31st July - 2 August 2020.
The Dave Franco directed horror movie spends another weekend at the top of the US box office with a gross of $317K over the Friday to Sunday frame.
The movie has now taken just under a million with $916K and will most likely be the third film under the cinema closures to cross the million mark.
The 1983 classic spends a 6th weekend on rerelease on the box office, this weekend its sits at number 2 with a gross of $150K pushing the movies total to $62.7 Million since release.
Steven Spielberg's evergreen classic spends its 7th weekend on the box office under release, this weekend at number 3 it takes $117K pushing its total since release to $403.6 Million.
The ever popular time travel movie starring Michael J. Fox is at number 4 with a weekend gross of $107K wihch takes its total gross since release to $211.2 Million.
Staying at number 5 this week is director Scott Wiper's gangster movie starring Vinnie Jones which takes $105K for a $332.3K total after 2 weeks.
28th July 2020
Still no sign of the US closedown ending anytime soon so the American box office is once more relying on mainly drive-in movie theatres for its figures.
This week the Dave Franco directed The Rental tops the box office with ease and is the widest release since the pandemic closed 99% of movie theatres.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 box office films in America 24th - 26th July 2020.
Directed by Dave Franco this horror suspense movie takes the top spot with ease, last weeks Beauty And The Beast live action doesn't even feature on this week chart.
The movie takes $403.8K over its debut weekend giving the actor turned director a sizeable hit even under these strange circumstances.
Re-released movies are going to be a mainstay of the box office for the foreseeable future as studios keep on changing their release schedule and this week this 1984 classic is a 'new' entry at number 2.
The Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita starring movie takes $225K over the weekend with a total gross since release of $91 Million.
Climbing from last weeks number 5 to 3 is this old Richard Donner favourite which takes $176K over the weekend pushing its total in the US to $62.5 Million.
Steven Spielberg classic Dinosaur movie for 1993 stays put at 4 this week with $173K, the films has now taken $403.5 Million wince its release.
Highest new film of the week with this Scott Wiper directed movie which takes a modest $150K over the weekend.
The movie starrs among other Vinnie Jones and Ron Perlman.
21st July 2020
Cinemas in the US are starting to close down again rather than re-open and release dates are starting to get changed and removed altogether from schedules so its drive-in movie showings which once again shine.
Disney's live action remake of Beaty And The Beast from 2017 is this weeks top film and with nothing in the way of new release there is nothing to report on that front, in fact the whole top 5 this week are all re-released.
Here is the top 5 movies in the US 17th - 19th July 2020
Originally released in mid-March of 2017 Disney continued their live action re-make succes with this tale as old as time, it made over $500 Million on its initial run.
This week it takes $467K which pushes the movies total to $504 Million.
Released May of 2009 the movie is credited with really kicking off the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Disney and succeeded where Hulk had failed previously.
This week the movie is at number 2 with $430K which brings the movies total gross to $318.6 Million.
The 2019 Oscar winning movie is at number 3 this week with a gross of $240K which boosts its total in the US to $216.4 Million.
This movie from director Steven Spielberg never seems to lose popularity and once again appears in the top 5 27 years after first release with $210K giving it a $403.5 Million total.
An '80 classic movie is at number 5 with a weekend take of $202K for a total US gross of $62.5 Million.
16th July 2020
With the spike in COVID-19 cases in the US climbing higher than ever most states have decided to delay the opening of movie theatres so there is still no official chart and drive-ins are still a majority of the takings.
With that said the top film, for the second weekend running, is a classic re-release, this time it is the Star Wars sequel which is celebrating 40 years this year.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 film in the US 10th - 12th July 2020.
First released back in 1980 the highly praised sequel, which to this day and 11 movies is still considered the best movie in the Star Wars world, hits the top of the box office again.
The movie takes $611K from its 611 theatre count, the movie has made ove $200 Million since release.
Getting another shot at a cinema release after its successful 2018 cinema run the Marvel movie takes $367K which boosts its US gross to just over $700 Million.
Pixars 2015 movie about the inner workings of the mind is at 3 this week with $340K and a $356 Million total.
Another re-released movie hitting the movie theatre is the 1993 mega smash from Steven Spielberg which amazingly still holds up nearly 30 years later.
The movie takes $224K which pushes its total gross to $405.1 Million.
Rounding out the top 5 is another classic movie this time from 1985 which takes $215K over the weekend to push its total US gross to $66.2 Million.