20th March 2020
This weekends box office is going to be an interesting watch. The global coronavirus will do a couple of things to cinemas attendance, it is keeping people at home as they self isolate and in many countries including the UK and US cinema owners have shut their doors to help prevent the spread of the virus.
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 20th March 2020, there are 2 new releases, originally there were more, including A Quiet Place Part II which would have made the box office look different, but many film have been put back to later this year or next year.
Can either of these two movie knock Onward from the top of the UK box office chart?
First up at cinemas this week is The Jesus Rolls, directed by John Turturro who also directed Mac in 1992.
It stars John Turturro who last starred in Gloria Bell (2019).
The film also stars Bobby Cannavale who last appeared in Motherless Brooklyn (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Radioactive.
This new movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy who's last film was Emma (2020)
It also stars Rosamund Pike who appeared in The Informer (2019).
The film is brought to us by 2 time director Marjane Satrapi.
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.
There is 1 new release in the shape of Vivarium which is in cinemas on Friday, 27th March.
12th March 2020
Director John Krasinski has announced that the release date for A Quiet Place Part II has been put back from its original March 19th date.
The sequel to the original 2018 hit movie has joined No Time To Die and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaways in changing the release because of the global pandemic.
Authorities have advised that because of the coronavirus it is best to avoid large crowds in an attempt to contain the virus.
As seen in last weeks box office across the world the public is choosing not to go the movie theatres, and for potential blockbusters this could have a large effect on their box office gross.
No new release date has been announced, but world governments seem to be suggesting things will be readdressed in early April.
Emily Blunt stars and John Krasinski directs once again in the sequel to the 2018 blockbuster, A Quiet Place Part II has been given a 15 age rating in the UK.
This time around the family must leave the house and venture into the outside world where they discover that humanity has changed and the creatures are not the only threat.
Here is a breakdown of the BBFC rating decision.
A QUIET PLACE PART II (15) sustained threat, bloody images https://t.co/4CJQePEBuK— BBFC (@BBFC) March 11, 2020