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Onward is number 5 on the UK box office this week.
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 14
15th September 2020
Tenet remains at the top of the UK box office for a third weekend while After We Collided get an increase in cinema count and get an impressive leap to number 2.
Highest new 'movie' of the weekend is the Event Cinema release of the K-Pop band BTS in concert while the top new film is The Broken Hearts Gallery which misses out on a place on the top 5.
In a downward spiral for the second weekend running the top 15 movies grossed less than the previous weekend, this could be down to no new film being released or people not willing to venture to the cinema in the current climate, the rela test will be when the next big movie comes out, although release dates are starting to shift again.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the UK 11th - 13th September 2020.
No surprise that the Christopher Nolan movie is the top film in the UK for the third weekend in a row, and with a weekend gross of £1.2 Million the movie is slowing fast.
The movie has now taken £12.4 Million in the UK, the good news is its now the 8th top movie of 2020, to date.
After a good debut last weekend the movie got a significant increase in screen count this week giving the Roger Kumble directed movie a good boost and the movie climbs to number 2 with £422.6K.
This puts the movies total UK gross at £763.6K after 2 weeks of release.
The many fans for K-Pop band rushed out this weekend to see the bands latest live movie event to the tune of £374K making the top new entry of the week.
Disney's troubles mutant movie from the X-Men universe fall to number 4 this weekend with £200.6K in takings.
This puts the movies total gross at £1.1 Million after 2 weeks of release, ironically I'm not sure if the film would have done any better in a fully functioning market!
It not all bad news for Disney as their Pixar movie Onward spends a 14th weekend the top 5, at 5, with £97.2K taking its total gross to £7.06 Million.
10th September 2020
With cinemas in the UK still not operating anywhere near capacity and couple that with many people still not willing to spend a couple of hours in close proximity to other people tenet spends a second weekend at the top in a weaker box office than last week.
The top film of the weekend is 20th Century Fox's (and hence Disney's) much delayed mutant movie The New Mutants which makes its debut this week and has perhaps been a bit disappointing for many.
With the weakened weekend box office and the potential new spike in the COVID-19 cases the box office is not looking good, and if the likes of Wonder Woman 1984 and No Time To Die get delayed we may not see a full recovery until well into next year.
Here is a breakdown of this week top 5 movies in the UK 4th - 6th September 2020.
Christopher Nolans head scratching new movie which has split opinion among movie goers remains at the top in the UK box office for a second weekend with £2.1 Million.
This puts the movies total UK gross at £10 Million, it is the top movie of the summer period and could well be the top title for weeks to come.
Peerhaps coming in lower than expected the new Disney movie from the X-Men univers makes its debut at number 2 with £686.4K.
It's hard to know where this movie will go from here, it could be a long running movie as Unhinged has been, but if we get the new big blockbusters that are expected in the next couple of months it could sink without trace and end up on Disney+ sooner rather than later.
Directed by Roger Kumble this movie at first was not a top 5 movie but then when figures came in from the distributer it was a top 3 movie!
The film takes £256K on its debut with little in the way of hype or word of mouth.
Pixars computer generated animation falls to it lowest position since it launched on March with a weekend gross of £135.6K.
This puts the movies total gross as £6.9 Million after 13 weeks on the box office.
The Russell Crowe starring thriller drops to number 5 this week with £96.9K for a £1 Million total after 6 weeks of play.
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.
1st September 2020
The saviour of cinema has finally ben released after a couple of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic closure, and its the first movie since mid-March to gross over a million pound in a weekend.
There is much debate as to weather the movie is the saviour of cinema, and a single big release wont stop many of the cinemas around the UK from sadly closing down, especially as movie theatres can only hace about 25% capacity at the moment.
But it is a start, and it seems despite the social distancing and mask wearing being mandatory until you sit down it good to see a start to the recovery, and with more big movies coming in the following weeks, save from a spike in the pandemic cinema is back.
Its nice to see that in the 9 weeks since cinemas re-opened the total top 15 movies have gone up almost every weekend with last week hitting just under a million pound, this weeks total is £6.1 Million.
Here is the top 5 movies at the UK box office weekend 28th - 31st August 2020.
We waited a long time for this and its finally here, Christopher Nolans mind bending movie makes its debut at the top of the box office with £5.3 Million (including previews).
The movie should hang around on the box office for a while, altohugh a move to VOD quite quick could be on the charts, competition in the coming weeks are Mulan, which is getting a Disney+ release simultaneously, The New Mutants this weekend Bill & Ted Face The Music which has just been brought forward to 16th September and No Time To Die in mid November.
The movie takes an incredible 87% of this weeks total box office taking.
Pixar's movie which just wont go away is again at number 2 this weekend with a gross of £185K which gives the movie a total UK box office gross of £6.6 Million after 12 weeks on the chart.
Alexs Stadermann's animated tale of werewolves goes back up a place this week to number 3 with £140K giving the movie a £828.6K after 5 weeks of release.
Is this Russell Crowe movie the real saviour of cinema, it was the first 'major' release after the closures!
This week the movie takes £112.4K as it fall from the top to number 4, this gives the film a £1.2 Million total gross after 5 weeks of release.
Director Matteo Garrone's adaptation of the classic story is at number 5 this week with £94.8K taking its total gross to £556.7K after 3 weeks on the chart.
31st August 2020
The film billed as the saviour of cinema for many weeks and months has finally been released as Christopher Nolan's much anticipated Tenet is seen across much of the world with a debut inside the global top 5.
The movies release is the first sign that cinemas are starting to open across the globe albeit with social distancing and mandatory mask wearing in many territories.
The top movie of the week is still The Eight Hundred but there are also new releases from The New Mutants, and missing out on a debut on the top 5 Bill And Ted Face The Music, although there is a good reason for that!
Here is the top 5 global movies for weekend 28th - 30th August 2020.
The Chinese movie has done massive numbers in its native territory and this weekend remains at the top of the global box office with a take of $161 Million.
This brings the movies total global gross to $277 Million after 3 weeks of release and may soon to become the top movie globally of 2020.
The world has waited a long time, not only for this new movie from Christopher Nolan which has been delayed a couple of time but for a movie which audiences can get excited about since cinemas closed in the middle of March die to the coronavirus pandemic.
With many countries, especially America, still not opening cinema doors, and with many countries having limited capacity the movies total box office gross is lower than could have been, the movie took $53.6 Million and there is no way of telling at the moment if thats good or bad!
As more countries open and cinemas relax their limited capacity even more this movie could hang around for a while, even if Warner Bros. decide to release it onto streaming quite quick.
With the Chinese cinema open more than most other countries its no surprise that films from their box office are doing well.
Moving to number 3 this week is this love story which takes $9.9 Million over the weekend taking its total gross to $60.5 Million.
The X-Men universe movie has had a troubles time with release dates, originally scheduled for a 2018 release then delayed, then hit with more delays due to the COVID-19 closures, but its finally made it to cinemas and enters the global box office at number 4 with just under $10 Million.
Like fellow new entry Tenet the movie got released in a handful of cinemas and is still yet to be released in much of the world, so expect a growing gross over the coming weeks, although a Disney+ release can be expected soon.
Pixars latest movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $6 Million giving the movie a global gross of $141 Million over 25 weeks of release.