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BBFC


2015
 104 minutes (1 hours 44 minutes)
UK release date Released: 13th November 2015  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
US release date Released: 26th February 2016
The Lady In The Van

Directed by

Starring

Actor
Character
Miss Shepherd
Alex Jennings
Alan Bennett
Underwood
Frances de la Tour
Mrs Vaughan Williams
Roger Allam
Rufus
Clare Hammond
Young Margaret Fairchild
George Fenton
Conductor
Jamie Parker
Estate Agent
Deborah Findlay
Pauline
Richard Griffiths
Sam Perry
Pandora Colin
Fiona Perry
Nicholas Burns
Giles Perry
Giles Cooper
Passer by
Tom Klenerman
Tom Perry
Gwen Taylor
Mam
Claire Foy
Lois, Social Worker
Market Trader
George Taylor
Policeman
David Calder
Leo Fairchild
Eleanor Matsuura
Interviewer
Selina Cadell
Lady Wiggin
Charlie Hancock
Men Shaking Van
Dan Raza
Men Shaking Van
Dermot Crowley
Priest
Clive Merrison
Man in Confessional
Samuel Barnett
Out of Work Actor
Young Man with Earring
Samuel Anderson
Jehovah's Witnesses
Michelle Reid
Jehovah's Witnesses
Another Young Man
Rosalind Knight
Old Nun
Elliot Levey
Theatre Director
Sarah Lieberson
Stage Manager
Cecilia Noble
Miss Briscoe, Social Worker
Hannah Watson
Broadstairs Pianist
Linda Broughton
Edith Fairchild
Doctor at Old Peoples Home
Marion Bailey
Housekeeper at Convent
Sacha Dhawan
Doctor at Gloucester Crescent
Andrew Knott
Ambulance Man
Lorna Brown
Day Care Centre Worker
June Watson
Woman in Day Centre
Sam McArdle
Biker
Tony Van Silva
God
Geoffrey Streatfeild
Alan's Partner
Alan Bennett
Alan Bennett (2014)
Richard Banks
Neighbour
Jessica Bastick-Vines
Pauline and Rufus' Daughter
Bern Collaco
Concert Attendee
Tom Coulston
Smiling Pallbearer
Edward Heath
Himself
Janette Sharpe
Passerby
Tina Simmons
Nosy Neighbour
Margaret Thatcher
Herself
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£13,237,194
463
The Lady In The Van
464

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 8

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£2,256,121
£2,256,121
3
£1,609,943
£6,437,140
6
£950,961
£9,047,439
7
£470,763
£10,450,946
6
£321,592
£11,261,950
12
£75,850
£11,664,852
13
£32,183
£11,774,537
13▲▼
£85,437
£12,130,178
Other Box Office History
1 January 2016
£47,126
15 January 2016
£48,364
22 January 2016
£38,228
29 January 2016
£20,673
5 February 2016
£18,179
12 February 2016
£4,069
19 February 2016
£6,160
26 February 2016
£11,821
4 March 2016
£8,184
11 March 2016
£6,111
18 March 2016
£2,705
25 March 2016
£1,297
1 April 2016
£2,212
8 April 2016
£388
15 April 2016
£472
22 April 2016
£1,409
6 May 2016
£1,620
Box Office Gross Flow
£
2.3M
1.6M
951K
470.8K
321.6K

13th Nov
2015

20th Nov
2015

27th Nov
2015

4th Dec
2015

11th Dec
2015

With the English box office still MIA and the UK box office relying on Scotland and Wales for a life line what movies were hitting the box office over the last 30 years?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and directed by Paul Feig

Top total grossing and longest run:
Joker which had taken £56.1 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

No. 1 movie:
Spectre which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £77.6 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Lady In The Van directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
The Martian which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and directed by David Yates

Longest run:
The Social Network which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Despicable Me which had taken £19.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and directed by Mike Newell

Longest run:
Kinky Boots which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had taken £31.2 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No.1 movie:
What Lies Beneath which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

Highest debut:
Little Nicky directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Patricia Arquette which entered the box office at number 3.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £14.9 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No.1 movie:
To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
A Walk In The Clouds directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon which entered the box office at number 2.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Batman Forever which had taken £21.4 Million over 18 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Darkman starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand and directed by Sam Raimi

Longest run:
Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Ghost which had taken £22.9 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is the top selling home video in the UK during 2016 followed by the Bond film Spectre.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was a massive hit at the UK box office during the latter part of 2015 and is the highest grossing movie of 2016, despite being released in 2015! On the same note Spectre was a massive hit at the UK box office in 2015, in fact it was the highest grossing movie of 2015.

Surprise hit Deadpool is the third best selling movie of 2016 with the independent film Legend based on the story of the Krays being the fourth.

Finishing off the top 5 is The Lady in The Van, based on the life of writer Alan Bennett and starring Maggie Smith the film was a big hit at the UK box office although not across the globe.

Here is the top 10 best selling home videos of 2016 in the UK.

  1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
  2. Spectre
  3. Deadpool
  4. Legend
  5. The Lady in The Van
  6. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  7. The Martian
  8. Captain America: Civil War
  9. The Revenant
  10. The Jungle Book

This week saw Arrival make its debut at the top of the UK box office among great reviews and last weeks top film fell to number 2.

Starring Amy Adam and directed by acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve Arrival makes its UK debut at the top of the UK box office charts with just shy of £3 million pound.

This is a better opening that in many other countries like America where is could only manage a top 3 entry, although Doctor Strange is still only 10 days old over there.

Talking of Doctor Strange, in the UK it falls from the top to number 2, after 2 weeks at number 1 and a 3rd weekend of £2.3 million the films total gross is not £19.5 million.

For a second weekend the longest running film and highest total grossing film of the week is Bridget Jones's Baby, 9 weeks on the film has grossed £47.5 million, and its the second highest grossing film of the year.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spectre spent its third week at the top of the box office while top new film was The Lady In The Van at number 2.

Five years ago
Henry Cavill starred in Immortals which made its debut at the top while The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was still at the top of the UK box office with the top new film coming in at 2 in the shape of The Prestige.

Fifteen years ago
The Others stayed at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Kiss of The Dragon at number 4.

Twenty years ago
Liam Neeson starred in Michael Collins which debuted at the top knocking Dragonheart down to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
The Fisher King was the top new film of the week, it knocked Dead Again down to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top.

This week in the world of home video The Lady In The Van manages to stay on top for a second week, but it not all what it seems.

The bestselling video of the week is actually Game of Thrones Season 5, but the best selling video of the week if The Lady In The Van again as this is a film website.

Highest new film of the week, given these circumstances, is Dragon Blade, a film from earlier in the year starring John Cusack and directed by Daniel Lee.

The film spent a single week in cinemas and made just over £700.