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Tenet is number 8 on the UK box office this week.
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 12
26th November 2020
This weekend saw Two By Two: Overboard! rebound back to the top of the Uk box office in a marketplace where only cinemas in Whales and Scotland were open with the lockdown in England still set to last another couple of weekends.
Highest new movie was the documentary Collective at number 3 while further down the box office The Kid Detective made a debut at number 7 with £1,478.
Here is the box office Quickview.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies at the UK box office 20th - 22nd November 2020
Going back to the top of the UK box office after a couple of weekends away is the animated feature directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack
On its 5th weekend of release, and its 3rd at the top the movie takes £3.422, 20% up from last weekend, for a total of £994,099, so close to a million!
Falling from the top, Marc Munden's retelling of the classic novel is at number 2 this weekend with £2,635.
The movie is down 49% from last weekend and has taken a total of £647,560 over 5 weeks of release.
Highest new movie of the weekend is this documentary by director Alexander Nanau which takes £1.926 on its debut.
The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller directed by Mark Williams falls to number 4 this week with £1,910, a 40% drop from last weekend giving the movie £659,443 over 5 weeks of release.
Three weeks on the this little feel good movie from director Charles Martin Smith makes its way into the top 5.
The movie has climbed each week its been released and this week takes £1,757, only 5% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken £6,075 after 3 weeks of release.
25th November 2020
The US box office has just passed the $2 Billion mark, its November, for the past few years this has happened in March.
When the pandemic spread around the world, cinemas globally started closing down, in the US this is still ongoing.
This biggest movie of the year in the US is Bad Boys For Life which has taken over $204 Million in the US, and no film will overtake that total this year, the film was released in January of 2020 and had a good run at the box office.
In context of this the biggest movie in the US was Avengers: Endgame which took over $850 Million.
To start with all blockbusters started putting their release dates to later in the year or to 2021, but as it became clear that the pandemic would last far longer than originally expected movies started to appear on streaming services.
The effect of this is all those big Hollywood blockbusters that could have, and would have, grossed close a billion either took far less on basically limited release, or nothing due to a DVOD release.
Tenet was the first movie with blockbuster potential to be release during the pandemic and although it grossed over $50 Million in the US it was a potential $800 million plus grosser.
Drive-in theatres gave a small lifeline but even a blockbuster in this arena was worth just over a Million.
With a vaccine being likely by year out to hopefully go into mass production for 2021 we can hope that 2020 will go down in history as a one off, although with companies like Disney suggesting it will release future movies on Disney+ as exclusives or day and date releases it could be bad news for the cinema industry.
24th November 2020
With no major releases over the last weekend the horror comedy Freaky remained at the top of the US box office for a second weekend.
The highest entry on the chart was the re-release of 1995's The Santa Clause from Disney while the highest new movie of the week was Vanguard at number 7.
Also new this week is The Last Vermeer at number 9 and Gekijouban Fate/Stay Night: Heaven's Feel - III. Spring Song at number 10, while outside the top 10 Buddy Games came in at 13 and The Forgotten Carols at number 15.
US box office Quickview
Breakdown of the top 5 movies in America weekend 20th - 22nd November 2020.
Directed by Christopher Landon and starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn the horror comedy movie spends its second weekend at the top with a weekend gross of $1.22 Million, a 66% drop from last weekend.
This gives the movie a total gross in North America of $5.59 Million after 2 weeks of play.
The surprise hit of late 2020, starring Robert De Niro, climbs back to number 3 as movie takes $733,067 over the weekend, 44% down from last weekend.
This gives the movie a total American gross of $16.18 Million after 7 weeks of release.
The Kevin Costner former number 1 movie falls to number 3 this weekend with $710,000, 59% drop from last weekend, for a 3 week total of $7.92 Million.
Another former number 1 movie remaining at number 4 this week takes $550,000 for the weekend, 49% down, for a total of $8.05 Million after 4 weeks.
Disney release another of their catalogue movies which makes its way into the top 5, at 5, as the Tim Allen Christmas movie takes $461,000 over the weekend, the movie has taken $145.29 Million since its release in 1995.
18th November 2020
The UK box office did better this week than last but its still relying on a handful of cinemas open in Scotland and Wales during the English lockdown, and The Secret Garden makes an incredible leap to the top.
Highest new movie of the week is the documentary Billie at number 2 while there is also a re-entry from War Horse Nation Theatre Live from 2014.
The only other top new movie of the week is director Andrew Cohn's The Last Shift which enters at number 14 with £501, Mogul Mowgli climbs up the chart to number 13 this week with £505 which is a 94% increase from last weekend.
Here is the top 15 Quickview.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 UK box office films 13th - 15th November 2020.
Released 4 weeks ago and making its debut at number 3 on the box office with £154,087 the movie makes a jump to the top of the box office this week with £5,147, a 67% increase from last weekend.
The movie which stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth has now taken £607,509 at the UK box office.
Highest new movie of the week comes in at number 2 with a debut gross of £5,074 making one of the lowest highest grossing movies ever in the UK!
The Liam Neeson starring drama falls to number 3 this weekend with £3.164, up 8% from last week giving the movie a total gross of £655,650 after 4 weeks of release.
Coming out of nowhere and making a re-entry at number 4 is the cinema version of the original stage show of War Horse from 2014, Steven Spielberg directed the actual movie version of the book in 2012.
The event movie takes £2,918 over the weekend pushing its total gross since release to £2.72 Million.
Its worth noting that this is by far the highest position on the chart the movie has been.
Finally falling to number 5 this weekend is the surprise hit animated tale which this week takes £2,724, up 13% from last weekend, for a total gross of £990,229 after 4 weeks of release.
16th November 2020
With no stability to cinema openings in the US yet the box office is still thin on the ground for big new releases and this week a low budget movie starring Vince Vaughn hits the top on its debut.
Freaky makes its debut at the top knocking Kevin Costner down to number 2, and that about it for this weeks US box office, there is a new re-entry for Marvels Guardians Of The Galaxy at number 7 and Christmas favourite Elf make a re-entry at number 10.
There is actually more excitement outside the top 10 as Come Away with Angelina Jolie is new at 12, Fatman with Mel Gibson is new at 13, cycling drama The Climb is new at 14 and finally Ammonite featuring Kate Winslet is new at 15.
Here is the top 15 Quickview.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies in the US 13th - 15th November 2020.
Starring Kathryn Newton and Vince Vaughn this 'playing for laughs' body swap serial killer movie lands at the top of the US box office with $3.71 Million.
During this time of COVID-19 this seems to be a fairly standard opening gross with the last few number one debuts, Let Him Go, Come Play and Honest Thief, all taking similar figures.
The Dianne Lane and Kevin Coster starring movie falls from the top to number 2 this weekend with $1.8 Million, a 55% drop from its debut last weekend.
This puts the Thomas Bezucha directed movies total gross at $6.88 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Perhaps this Tim Hill directed movie can be seen as the surprise hit of late 2020 as the movie stays firm at number 3 with $1.32 Million, only a 12% drop from last weekend.
The Robert De Niro movie has now spent 6 weeks on the box office and has grossed $15.22 Million.
The Jacob Chase directed horror movie is slipping down the chart and this week is at 4 with $1.1 Million, 39% down from last weekend.
Three weeks in and the movie has taken $7.31 Million, and perhaps its last week on the top 5.
Still hanging on to its top 5 position, at 5, the Liam Neeson starring thriller takes $800,000 this weekend down 30% from last weekend, the movies new total gross is $12.38 Million after 5 weeks.