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Onward is number 2 on the UK box office this week.
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 8
4th August 2020
As the UK box office starts to show signs of recovering fro the 3 month closure the Russel Crowe starrring Unhinged is the top new film at number 1.
It was a busy weekend for the box office as alongside the 'catalogue' re-releases there were 5 new released and the ususal spattering of older hang over movies.
Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK 31st July - 2nd August 2020.
Russel Crowe stars in this dramatic thriller about a man who terrorises a woman after a seemingly innocent altercation, the movie takes £175.2K on its debut weekend.
Pixars latest animated movie drops to number 2 this week after 8 weeks on the box office with £58.9K which gives the film a total UK gross of £5.6 Million.
A new animated tale from Australia about a young boy from a werewolf family who wants to become a most fearsome creature ever.
The Alexs Stadermann directed movie takes £33.1K on its debut weekend.
Still holding its head high on its 40th anniversary re-release the Star Wars sequel takes £31.1K this weekend pushing its total to £22.9 Million in the UK.
Finally in the top 5 is this horror film directed by Keith Thomas which makes its debut on the UK box office with £30.3K.
27th July 2020
As Disney continue to top the UK box office with their Pixar release Onward a rerelease of The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring in its extended version enters as the top film wile Stage Mother is the top new film.
Here is a rundown of the top 5(+1) movies for weekend 24th - 26th July 2020.
Continuing its very impressive run at the top of the box office is Pixars movie which was also at the top when cinemas closed due to the virus, the movie has now spent 5 (non-consecutive) weeks at the top.
The movie takes £60K over the weekend which pushes its total to £5.52 Million.
Considering this movie was available on VOD during the cinema closures and has only hit cinemas in the last few week its done well and sits at number 2 this week with £35K.
The movie has now taken £177K during its 4 week(ish) box office run.
Highest new film last week and goes up the chart this week to number 3 this week with £25K for a total of £46K after 2 weeks.
Climbing up a place to number 4 this week is the Patrick Swayze dance classic with takes £24.8K which pushed its total to just shy of £4 Million, the movie has spent 16 weeks on the chart.
Re-released in its extended version the Peter Jackson classic movie which was first release in 2001 takes £24.1K.
This is the movies 16th weekend on the box office and has taken £61.6 Million in the UK.
Highest new film of the week enters the box office at number 6, the movie is directed by Thom Fitzgerald and stars Lucy Liu and takes £19.3K on its debut.
20th July 2020
With cinemas in the UK opening very slowly, and with little in the shape of new releases Pixar's Onward goes back to the top of the box office replacing the 40 year old The Empire Strikes Back.
Here is a rundown of the top 6 movies 17th - 19th July 2020
It gave up the number 1 spot last weekend to allow the Star Wars sequel a week of glory but the Pixar movie goes back to the top this week with £49.2K.
The movie has seen 6 weeks on the box office now and has a total UK gross of £5.4 Million.
After making a glorious return to the top of the box office (I wonder if it would have done it under normal circumstances?) and the Star Wars sequel falls to number 2 this week with £33.3K.
The movie has now spent 41 weeks on the box office and taken £22.9 Million.
The animated sequel is at number 3 this week with £23.4K for a £115.3K over 3 weeks.
Highest new film last week falls to number 4 this week with £16K and a £60K total.
30 years on and the popular dance movie is at number 5 this week with £14.3K, with 15 weeks on the chart over that time the movie has taken a total of £3.9 Million.
Highest new film of the week is an animated feature at number 6, directed by Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck the movie takes £12.4K on its debut weekend.
14th July 2020
With cinemas slowly going back to normal in the UK 20th Century Fox (Disney) re-release The Empire Strikes Back on its 40th anniversary and it goes to the top of the chart.
There is a single new release in the shape of Black Water: Abyss at number 3.
Here is a rundown of this weeks top 5 movies in the UK.
Celebrating its 40th year of release the Star Wars sequel hits the top of the box office with a weekend £50.4K.
After this many years, multiple re-releases including the special edition in 1997 and the Secret Cinema in 2015 the movie has spent 40 weeks on the chart and taken £22.8 Million.
Falling to number 2 this week after being the first number one of the re-opening, Pixars latest movie takes £35K pushing its total to £5.3 Million after 5 weeks on the chart.
First new release in some months is this horror movie directed by Andrew Traucki which land at number 3 with a weekend take of £28k.
Falling to number 4 this week is the controversial sequel with takes £19K on its second weekend, the movies total box office gross is £64.8K.
The 33 year old favourite starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze is on re-release to encourage people back to cinemas and this week is at 5 with £15K for a total of £3.9 Million after 14 weeks on the chart, not consecutively!
10th July 2020
In the UK cinemas have started to re-open, they are not back to full capacity but they are letting people in a taking money, so what is happeneing on the first weekend back?
Things are actually re-starting right where they left off and Onward is the top film in the county, again, but there are no new releases and a bunch of 'classic' film on the chart.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 UK movies last weekend.
Pixars latest animated fantasy was the top film over the weekend 13th - 15th March, the last weekend before cinemas had to close because of COVID-19, and the first weekend back, some 3 months+ later its still at the top!
To show how slow things are and that cinemas are not filling to capacity the movie has taken £21,626 over the weekend.
This puts the films total gross to £5.2 Million 4 weeks (sort of) after release.
The most controversial film over the COVID-19 close down, the Universal movie was to get a full theatrical release at the end of March, but because of the close down was released onto streaming.
Universal saw this as a good move and announced that they would be releasing many of their films to streaming at the same time as its theatrical release in the future which angered many cinema chains including AMC which owns the UK chain ODEON who vowed not to carry any future Universal releases, although with AMC now struggling to stay open who knows what will happen?
The movie is showing in cinemas and this week is sort of the highest new film with a weekend gross of £17K putting the total gross in cinemas to £25.7K.
The buddy cop movie starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence is at 3 this week with £16K and a total of £16 Million after 10 weeks on the chart.
The first 'classic' movie on the box office is at 4 this week with the Hugh Jackman 2017 smash hit which made the top of the chart in early 2018.
The movie takes £15K over the weekend and has taken £49 Million after 22 weeks on the chart.
The years top grossing film is at number 5 this week with £12.7K putting the films total gross to £43.7 Million after 2 weeks on the chart.