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Tenet is number 8 on the UK box office this week.
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 13
2nd December 2020
With only 30 cinemas open in the whole of the UK anything can happen, and this week the 30 year old favourite Christmas movie Home Alone is the anything that can happen.
The movie makes its debut on re-entry at the top of the UK box office on a weekend where nothing else new happened and there were no new, new entries!
With cinemas set to open in some English areas by next weekend, and some new releases hitting next weeks chart could look a lot different.
Here is the UK box office Quickview.
The UK box office top 5 breakdown 27th - 29th November 2020.
Directed by Chris Columbus and starring a young Macaulay Culkin this holiday favourite was a massive hit in December of 1990 where it was a number 1 movie for 3 weeks.
With only and handful of cinemas open in Scotland and Whales the movie took £2,705 over the weekend.
The film has taken a total of £9.6 Million since its initial release and has spent 28 weeks on the box office.
The Liam Neeson movie refuses to go away and this week jumps back up to number 2 with £1,963, a 3% increase from last weekend.
6 weeks in and the movie has taken a total of £662,012 at the box office.
Dropping to number 3 this week is the adaptation directed by Marc Munden which takes £1,657 over the weekend, a drop of 37%, this gives the movie a £677,429 total after 6 weeks of release.
Dropping from the top this week is the animated sequel which takes £1,599, dropping 55% from last weeks total, this gives the movie a total gross os £996,391 over 6 weeks.
Released at the end of October this animated tale from directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart has been bouncing around the box office for a few weeks now and had disappeared completely, but this week makes a re-entry at number 5.
This weekend it took £1,496 which boosts its total to £37,721 after 3 weeks on the box office since release.
1st December 2020
For the first time on the US box office since Tenet made its debut back in August The Croods: A New Age makes a decent weekend debut.
The release schedule outside the new animated movie is next to nothing and the only other new releases this week are a couple of catalogue movies, the excellent National Lampoons Christmas Vacation at 9 and Disney's Frozen at 12.
Here is this weeks US Quickview.
This weeks US box office top 5 breakdown 27th - 29th November 2020.
Dreamworks follow up their 2013 movie The Croods which took $187.1 Million at the US box office with this sequel which Universal has released while the pandemic is still causing cinemas to shut their doors.
The movie still manages to take a very good $9.7 Million on its debut weekend which is second only to Tenet in the months since the pandemic effected the box office.
Falling from the top after 2 weeks is the Vince Vaughn starring horror/comedy which takes $770,000, a 40% drop from last weekend.
The movie has now grossed $7.01 Million in the US over 3 weeks of release.
Surprise hit on the last few months is the Robert De Niro starring movie which takes $643,937 over the weekend, only 14% down from last week.
The movie is showing incredible staying power and has grosses $17.25 Million over its 8 weeks of release.
4 weeks on the the Dianne Lane starring movie falls to 4 with $453,000, 37% down, for a total of $8.73 Million after 4 weeks.
Falling to 5 this week is Jacob Chase's horror movie which takes $387,000, 31% down from last weekend, for a $8.83 Million 5 week total.
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.