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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 10
31st March 2020
With the first quarter of the year over and most of the cinemas closed across the US it a good time to pause for a moment and take a look at the top film during the first 3 months of 2020.
Twenty five years after the first teaming of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence first hit cinemas the third film in the buddy cop movie beats all expectations.
The movie was a mega smash at US box office with a total gross of $204 Million, and it was still at cinemas before the close down.
The movie was the hot tip to sweep the Oscars this year before everyone decided Parasite was the better film, but it didn't hurt Sam Mandes War Drama at the box office.
The movie was still a hit and pulled in a very good $158 Million at the US box office.
Despite getting a very mixed reaction from the Star Wars hard core, the much hailed end of the saga movie still pulled in the audiences with over $500 Million in the US box office in total.
In 2020 the movie took and impressive $153 Million.
Despite the early signs suggest this would be a flop the redesign of the main character Sonic pushed it to a $145 Million US gross.
Dwayne Johnsons sequel to the smash hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle didn't quite hit the same note but it was still a smash hit taking $141 Million in 2020, it has taken $316 Million in total.
Warner Bros. were maybe expecting a bit more from the Harley Quinn movie but it still managed a quite respectable $84 Million, no flop but no smash hit.
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the classic novel was praised by critics and audiences alike and took $78 Million in the first quarter of 2020 in the US, it has taken $108 Million in total.
This Robert Downey Jr. vehicle was never going to reach the heights of anything with Iron Man in but the film still did better than expected considering the bad reviews, it took $77 Million.
Just creeping in before the American coronavirus shutdown the Universal monster movie took a very respectable $64 Million, its box office run was cut short and the movie is now available on streaming services.
Harrison Ford went back to nature for this down to earth movie which held its own at the box office with a $62 Million total gross, again the movie was still doing well when cinemas closed their doors.
30th March 2020
It's the end of the first quarter of 2020, and with cinemas closed in the UK until further notice it seems like a good time to look at the top 10 films of 2020 so far.
Sam Mandes film is by far the top grossing film of 2020 so far, with a total gross of £43 Million it has taken more than double that of the number film.
This is no surprise from the British director, the movie saw tipped for glory at the Oscar but ended up loosing out ot Parasite, still the British public took to the World War II film.
Despite the difficult production and fan feedback for the design of Sonic when the first trailer came out, director Jeff Fowler went back to the drawing board and re-did the central character and it seems to have worked.
The movie ended up grossing a very good £19 Million, far than than was expected.
Despite an amount of disappointment from a section of the Star Wars fan base the last episode of the "Skywalker Saga" did very well over the holiday period, altohugh it is the lowest grossing of the sequel trilogy.
A gross of £18 Million in 2020 adds to the £39 Million taken in December of 2019.
Greta Gerwig's adaptation of the Louisa May Alcott classic novel was a fan favourite which took £17.7 Million at the ox office.
Many people had written this film off before release but the repairing of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence worked and the movie grossed nearly £16 Million at the UK box office.
Another surprise hit as the Robert Downey Jr. movie took £15.8 Million at the box office.
Dwayne Johnson's sequel may not have been the smash Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was but it still manages a respectable £14.7 Million.
Winning the best film Oscar did this South Korean movie wonders as it became the highest grossing foreign language film ever in the UK with a total of £12 Million.
Guy Ritchie returns to his directiorial roots with this London based gangster movie which took £11.5 Million.
More was expected from this Harley Quinn movie starring Margot Robbie but the film under performed, it still managed a £8.8 Million total gross.
19th March 2020
Cinemas and hence box office takings have been hit hard with the coronavirus outbreak and with many people choosing not to leave their homes Onward remained at the top although with a big drop from the previous weekend, The Hunt defied expectations and was the top new film at number 3.
Pixars latest movie remained at the top of the UK box office over the weekend altohugh the gross for the movie was 62% down from the previous weekend as the film took £1.2 Million.
This brings the films total UK gross to £5.2 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Onward is the only film on the UK box office this weekend which has taken over a Million pound.
Remaining at number 2 this week is the Universal monster movie which takes £827,746.
This pushes the movies total gross to £6.5 Million after 3 weeks of release.
The movie is being released on home streaming platforms next week for $19.99 and a similar situation can be expected in the UK in the coming weeks.
Highest new film of the week is the latest film from director Craig Zobel which makes its debut at number 3 with £542,475.
After bad reviews from critics and audiences alike the new superhero movie starring Vin Diesel can only manage a number 4 debut with £444,917.
This can be seen as the first movie to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic as despite this the movie would have scored a much higher debut, many film set for release in the coming weeks have been delayed including Diesel's own Fast and Furious 9.
In a surprising, but expected move the studio has announced the movie will be released on streaming services in the US from next Tuesday, March 24th which may well kill the film box office run.
Interestingly over the Monday - Sunday week the film would not have hit the top 5 making its debut at number 8!
The film about a women singing group comprising wives of men in active service drops to number 5 this weekend with £407,409 giving the film a £2.3 Million total after 2 weeks.
Over the Monday - Sunday week the film would have been number 3 with a weekend gross of £1.4 Million.
The much praised and awarded war movie is the highest total grossing move this week with £43.7 Million and the movie with the longest chart run with 10 weeks.
10th March 2020
With the release of a new Disney Pixar movie we get a new number film film as Onward makes its debut at the top knocking off The Invisible Man while British movie Military Wives makes its debut at number 3.
Disney and Pixar release their latest movie and first film in a while that is not a sequel which makes its debut at the top of the box office with £3.4 Million.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus has had an impact on the box office and this films debut gross is lower than expected.
Depending on how things pan out this could have a major effect on the current releases, but Disney have the power to keep this in cinemas as we could see a boost over the upcoming Easter holidays.
Falling to number 2 after a single week at the top Universals alternative monster movie takes £1.5 Million over the weekend to give it a £5 Million total gross after 2 weeks of release.
Following the fortunes of a group of British women who husbands are on active duty who come together to form a quire the movie makes its debut at number 3 with just under a million.
Movies like this have always done well in the UK and although this doesn't have the same pull as the likes of Calendar Girls the film could see a long run at the box office.
The former number 1 Jim Carrey starring video game adaptation falls to number 4 this week with £951,103 which give it a £18 Million total after 4 weeks of release.
Finally on the top 5 is the Oscar winning movie which this week becomes the highest grossing foreign language film in the UK as its gross goes to £11 Million after 5 weeks.
The movies weekend gross is £529,550, the whole of the top 5 having clearly been hit by the public not going to their local multiplexes.
The highest total grossing movie and the longest run on this weeks box office with £43 Million after 9 weeks of release.
4th March 2020
The UK box office has a change at the top as director Leigh Whannell's take on The Invisible Man knocks Sonic The Hedgehog from the top while true life thriller Dark Waters makes its debut at number 4.
Starring Elisabeth Moss this monster movie makes its debut at the top of the UK box office with a weekend gross of £2.1 Million.
Contributing to the surprise success is the very positive reviews from both critics and public alike.
We can expect this movie to continue to do well over the coming weeks especially as the only competition coming up is the Pixar movie Onward which is aimed at a totally different demographic.
The Jim Carrey starring film falls from the top to number 2 this week with a weekend gross of £1.9 Million.
This takes the movies total UK gross to £17.2 Million making it not only one of the most successful video game adaptation but by far the top Jim Carrey film in 10 years.
The South Korean Oscar darling remains at number 3 this week with a take of £1 Million taking its total gross in the UK to £10.3 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Making its debut at number 4 this week of this Todd Haynes directed drama starring Mark Ruffalo which takes £860,942 over its first weekend.
Robert Downey Jr. take on the man who walks and talks with animals falls to number 5 this week with £837,444 taking the films total gross to £15.1 Million after 4 weeks.
The World War drama is the top total grossing film this week with £42.8 Million and the longerst running film on the chart this week with 8 weeks.