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 137 minutes (2 hours 17 minutes)
UK release date Released: 17th January 2020  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
US release date Released: 10th January 2020
Just Mercy

Directed by

Destin Daniel Cretton


Marcus A. Griffin Jr.
Bryan Stevenson
Walter McMillian
Eva Ansley
Rob Morgan
Herbert Richardson
Tim Blake Nelson
Ralph Myers
Rafe Spall
Tommy Champan
O'Shea Jackson Jr.
Anthony Ray Hinton
Lindsay Ayliffe
Judge Foster
C.J. LeBlanc
John McMillian
Ron Clinton Smith
Woodrow Ikner
Dominic Bogart
Doug Ansley
Hayes Mercure
Karan Kendrick
Minnie McMillian
Kirk Bovill
David Walker
Terence Rosemore
Darrell Britt-Gibson
Darnell Houston
Tim Hooper
Charles Cooper, Office Manager
Elizabeth Becka
Mrs. Franklin
Jacinte Blankenship
Claire Bronson
Mrs. Chapman
Matthew Byrge
Officer Williams
Jeff Coopwood
Prison singer
Steve Coulter
Judge Buren
Olivia De Paux
Court Reporter
Matthew Del Bene
Male Lawyer #2
Ryan Dinning
Young Officer
Mark Dippolito
Sandy Givelber
Court Reporter
Rhoda Griffis
Judge Pamela Bachab
Darryl W. Handy
Sebastian Eugene Hansen
Michael Harding
Sheriff Tate
Mallory Hoff
Alice Brooks
Whitney Howard
Female Lawyer
Ted Huckabee
Bailiff Barnes
Denitra Isler
Harvey B. Jackson
Mason Sheriff Deputy
Jay DeVon Johnson
Black Guard
Sean K. Jones
Kevin Kedgley
Prison Guard Kay
Donald J. Koko
Senator Paul Simon
Mary Kraft
Professor Bartholet
John Lacy
Amahl Lipkins
David Michael-Smith
Deputy Sheriff Barnes
Al Mitchell
Uncle Leo
Deadra Moore
Leydi Morales
Female Death Row Guard
Kelly Mumme
Stella Taylor
Stephen Wyatt Nelson
Judge Robert E Lee Key
J. Alphonse Nicholson
Henry Davis
Carl Palmer
Older Officer
Tatom Pender
Desmond Phillips
State Officer
Josh Royston
Police Officer
Drew Scheid
Martell Slater
Bill Southworth
Mr. Franklin
Tonea Stewart
Mrs. Coleman
Albert L. Taylor
Death Row Inmate
Todd Layne Thompson
Police Officer
Andrene Ward-Hammond
Brandon Armstrong
Kate Ash
McDaniel Austin
Gregg Bernhard
Montgomery County Sheriff
Tony Bradley
Pete Burris
Older Man
Chris Codding
Jerome Godwin
Kickball Player
John Grimm
Community Leader
Christine Hameed
Family Member
Champ Hollins
Kickball Player
Kuntrell Jackson
Interviewee #4
Kevin Alan Johnson
Jail Prisoner
Jay D. Kacho
Prominent Monroeville Citizen
Noah Hudson Killingbeck
Prison Visitor
Deron Lillard
Police Officer
Roy Luke
Community Leader
Matt Markopoulos
Cynthia Q. Minor
Family Member
Mark Randle
News Photographer
Leonard Roll
Patti Schellhaas
Courtroom Spectator
Patrick Seda
Senator's Aide
Robert Tinsley
Prison Guard
Alex Van
Chamber Guard
Damon Vance
Prison Guard
Benjamin Weaver
Courtroom Spectator
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 9

Weeks on box office: 2

UK Box Office Chart History
Other Box Office History
31 January 2020
7 February 2020
Box Office Gross Flow

17th Jan

24th Jan

Jumanji: The Next Level moves up the chart to the top on its second week of release removing Frozen II while Sonic The Hedgehog is the top new film.

Jumanji: The Next Level

After making its debit last week at number 2 the Dwayne Johnson starring sequel movie moves to the top of the home entertainment charts.

The movie was a big hit in the UK and US at the end of 2019 where it took nearly $800 Million globally.

Frozen II

Disneys smash hit sequel movie falls to to number 2 this week after sitting at the top for three weeks since its release.

Sonic The Hedgehog

Sonic The Hedgehog

Starring Jim Carrey along with a CGI blue hedgehog the movie is a video game adaptation from Sega's long running series which started in 1991.

The movie was a surprise smash at the box office in mid February and it took £18 Million in the UK and $146 Million in the US before the COVID-19 pandemic closed all cinemas.

Knives Out

Rian Johnsons smash hit movie falls to number 4 this week after 4 weeks on the home entertainment charts.


Making a return to the top 5 this week as people reminds themselves of the movie before the sequel Trolls World Tour hits streaming this week.

The movie came out late in 2016 and was a big hit during its box office run where it took £24 Million over 14 weeks in the UK and took $344 Million globally.

Here is the full top 10 home entertainment charts 15th - 21st April 2020:

  1. Jumanji: The Next Level
  2. Frozen II
  3. Sonic The Hedgehog
  4. Knives Out
  5. Trolls
  6. Bloodshot
  7. Le Mans '66 ( Ford V Ferrari )
  8. Spider-Man Far From Home
  9. Just Mercy
  10. Charlie's Angels

This weekend, Friday 17th January 2020, there are 6 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge 1917 for the top spot?


Bad Boys For Life

First up at cinemas this week is Bad Boys For Life, a movie directed by Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah who also directed Black in 2016 which grossed £1.8 Thousand in the UK.

It stars Will Smith who last starred in Spies In Disguise (2019).

The film also stars Martin Lawrence who last appeared in The Beach Bum (2019).


Next on this weeks new release schedule is Bombshell.

This new Dramatic movie stars Charlize Theron who's last film was The Addams Family (2019)

It also stars Nicole Kidman who appeared in The Goldfinch (2019).

The film is brought to us by veteran director Jay Roach.

A Hidden Life

Next up this week is A Hidden Life which is directed by Terrence Malick who directed The New World in 2005.

It stars August Diehl and Valerie Pachner.


Also this week there is Waves from director Trey Edward Shults who also directed It Comes At Night in 2017.

The film features Taylor Russell and Kelvin Harrison Jr. in starring roles.

Just Mercy

The long list of new releases continues with Just Mercy which is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton who directed Short Term 12 in 2013.

It stars Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

Weathering With You

Finally there is Weathering With You from director Makoto Shinkai who also directed Your Name in 2016, the film stars Kotaro Daigo and Nana Mori.

Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.

  • The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Friday, 24th January
  • The Turning, Friday, 24th January
  • The Public, Friday, 24th January

Having been in American cinemas on limited release for a couple of weeks (allowing it to be considered on the awards season) 1917 goes on wide release and takes over at the top of the US box office from Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker while comedy Like A Boss is the top new film.


Sam Mendes was epic makes its way to the top of the US box office after 3 weeks on limited release to a weekend gross of $36.5 Million.

The movies total gross after 3 weeks of release of $39.2 Million, the film has been nominated for various awards like Best Feature at the Oscars and has already won Best Drama at the golden globes which can only increase its total gross.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

After 3 weeks at the top the final movie in the Skywalker saga falls from the top to number 2 with a weekend take of $15 Million.

This puts the J.J. Abrams directed movies total US gross after 4 weeks at $478.1 Million, behind both the other entries in the sequel trilogy.

The movie is the highest total grossing movie on this weeks box office.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel movie starring Dwayne Johnson and Jack Black falls to number 3 this week with $14 Million giving the movie a 5 weeks total gross of $257.1 Million.

Like A Boss

Like A Boss

Highest new film of the week enters the US box office at number 4 with this corporate comedy staring Rose Byrne and Tiffany Haddish which takes $10 Million on its debut weekend.

Just Mercy

Director Destin Daniel Cretton's movie climbs to number 5 this week as the movie is put on wide release and takes $10 Million on its 3rd weekend of release, the film has taken $10.5 Million in total.

Frozen II

Disney's smash hit animated film is at 8 this week having taken $459.3 Million over 8 weeks, the longerst on this week chart.

Last week saw Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker at the top of the UK box office, can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?



First up at cinemas this week is 1917, a movie directed by Sam Mendes who also directed Skyfall in 2012 which grossed £102.9 Million in the UK and grossed $1.1 Billion globally.

It stars Dean-Charles Chapman who last starred in Blinded By The Light (2019).

The film also stars George MacKay who last appeared in Ophelia (2019).


Next on this weeks new release schedule is Seberg.

This new movie stars Kristen Stewart who's last film was Charlie's Angels (2019)

It also stars Yvan Attal who appeared in Rock'n Roll (2017).

The film is brought to us by 2 time director Benedict Andrews.

Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Come back next week when there are 6 new releases.

  • A Hidden Life, Friday, 17th January
  • Bad Boys For Life, Friday, 17th January
  • Bombshell, Friday, 17th January
  • Weathering With You, Friday, 17th January
  • Waves, Friday, 17th January
  • Just Mercy, Friday, 17th January