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Adaptation

2003
Adaptation
Directed by
Starring
Tilda Swinton
Chris Cooper
Jay Tavare
Litefoot
Roger Willie
Jim Beaver
Cara Seymour
Doug Jones
Stephen Tobolowsky
Gary Farmer
Peter Jason
Gregory Itzin
Curtis Hanson
Agnes NaDene Baddoo
Paul Fortune
Paul Jasmin
Lisa Love
Wendy Mogel
David O. Russell
Judy Greer
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Bob Stephenson
Bob Yerkes
Lynn Court
Roger E. Fanter
Sandra Lee Gimpel
Caron Colvett
Larry Krask
Ron Livingston
Brian Cox
John Etter
Ray Berrios
Nancy Lenehan
Susan Orlean
Lance Acord
Ryan Bosch
Curt Clendenin
Tony Collucci
Lathan Crowe
Spike Jonze
Catherine Keener
Jake Magnuson
Rheagan Wallace
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14th December 2018

Aquaman gets a release in China this week an manages to top the global box office with its debut from that single terretory leaving a fairly predictable rest of the chart.

Mortal Engines

Aquaman

China gets the next superhero movie before the rest of the world and from this single terretory beats all other film with ease.

A China (and global) debut of $91 million gives the film a global gross of $93.6 million including previews, the film releases in many more territories this coming weekend.

The Grinch

The Dr. Suess adaptation goes back to number 2 as we get closer to Christmas as the animation takes $41 million from 63 countries for a total gross of $322 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Still bringing in the audience at 3 is the Bryan Singer directed movie takes $35.2 million from 73 countries to push its total gross to an incredible $596.5 million.

The film is now Bryan Singers top grossing film in the UK and second top grossing film globally beating out nearly all the X-Men movies.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Still doing well but loosing steam the Disney film drops to number 4 this week with a global gross of $34 million from 31 countries, total global gross is now $258 million.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

The JK Rowling penned film drops to number 5 this week with $28 million from a massive 81 countries to boost its total gross to a respectable $568.5 million.

13th December 2018

With little in the way of new releases the top spot remains the same as Ralph Break The Internet stays at the top, highest new film of the week is The Old Man And The Gun at number 7.

The Old Man And The Gun

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Spending a second weekend at the top Disneys Internet inspired sequel movie takes £2.4 million to boost its total gross to £7.4 million.

The Grinch

As we get deeper into the Christmas season audiences have started to take notice of the animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book.

This weekend, its 5th, the film goes up to number 2 with a £2 million weekend boosting its total to £19.4 million.

Creed II

The boxing sequel drops to number 3 on its second weekend with a £1.7 million weekend to increase its total UK gross to £5.9 million.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Hanging onto a place on the top 5 at number 4 this week the Wizarding World film takes £1.4 million over its 4th weekend, the film has now taken £29.2 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Finishing off the top 5 the Queen film which has enchanted audiences and on its seventh week tales just under a million pound for a £43.9 million total.

27th November 2018

On 9th August next year Disney bring their adaptation of author Eoin Colfer for Artemis Fowl book to the big screen and here they deliver the first trailer.

The film is in good hands being directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring the likes of Judi Dench so we should get a faithful adaptation of the books.

There are 8 books in the series and Disney will be hoping to get a franchise going to rival the likes of Harry Potter and join Disney's Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

Check out the first trailer and poster below.

Artemis Fowl

13th November 2018

As the run-up Christmas starts the Dr Seuss classic about the season The Grinch takes over from Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of the US box office.

Overlord

The Grinch

The animated film from Illumination who also brought us Horton Hears A Who makes its debut with a vert impressive $66 million opening weekend.

The most recent version of the film starring Jim Carey and directed by Ron Howard opened to $55 million back in 2000.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Queen film drops to number 2 on its second weekend of release with $30 million which brings its total to just over $100 million.

Overlord

Famed director JJ Abrahams has his name all over this film and with good reason as it has had a good responce from critics and public alike.

Directed by Julius Avery the film takes $10 million on its debut weekend to see it land at number 3.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Dropping considerably in its second weekend of release the Disney film takes $9.5 million to boost its total to $35.2 million and is at number 4 this week.

The Girl In The Spider's Web

Last of three new releases on the top 5 this week is a sequel of sorts as the book its based on is from the universe of The Girl With The Dragon tattoo.

Taking $8 million from the weekend this is lower than the US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo from 2011 with took $12.7 million on its debut.

5th November 2018

Freddie Mercury and the band Queen dominated the global box offie this week as they take their bio-pic Bohemian Rhapsody to the top of the world box office with Halloween falling to number 3.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Bohemian Rhapsody

The film expanded wide this week with a terretory count of 65 and took an incredible $122.5 million in global grosses.

This takes the Bryan Singer directed films total world gross to a very respectable $141.7 million after 2 weeks of release.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Disney get the Christmas season off to an early start with their film adaptation The Nutcracker And The Four Realms which lands this week at number 2.

Released in 46 countries the film took a very respectable $58.5 million on its debut week of release.

Halloween

After a very successful Halloween season for the horror film it drops to number 3 this week with $230 million from 67 countries.

This brings the films total global gross to $294 million.

A Star Is Born

The slow burning romantic drama directed by and starring Bradley Cooper is at number 4 this week with a $25 million gross from 74 countries to boosts its global cume to $294 million.

Venom

Closing out this weeks global box office the Sony movie takes $23.4 million from 66 countries to boost its total world gross to an excellent $541.5 million.

10th October 2018

The world of cinema is no stranger to adaptation of Stephen King books and today we get the trailer for Pet Sematary based on his 1983 novel of the same name.

The book got the cinema treatment back in 1989 but by all accounts the film wasn't that great, and with horror films all the rage maybe now is the right time for a remake/re-image.

The film stars Jason Clarke and John Lithgow and is released in the UK on April 5th 2019, check out the trailer below.

24th September 2018

There have been many cinematic tellings of the Robin Hood story and this we we get another one courtesy of director Otto Bathurst.

Robin Hood

Starring Jamie Dornan and Taron Egerton this new adaptation has been given a 12A rating in the UK for moderate violence, threat.

The film is release on 21st November and has a running time of 116 minutes.

16th April 2018

After an incredible 4 weeks at the top of the UK box office Rampage come knocks Peter Rabbit down to number 2.

Starring Dwayne Johnson the video game adaptation lands at the top with a weekend gross of £4 million.

After the success of Johnson last film Jumanji he is a box office pull at the moment and this could have good legs and go on to gross over £20 million in the UK.

Peter Rabbit falls to number 2 this week with £2 million which after 5 weeks brings the films total gross to and excellent £38 million.

After entering the chart at 2 last week A Quiet Place falls to number 3 this week with £2 million bringing the film UK gross to £6 million.

Ready Player One falls to 4 this week with just over a million bringing the total gross to £14 million while new at 5 is Truth or Dare which lands with just shy of a million.

15th February 2018

Based on the futuristic novel by Ernest Cline Steven Spielberg's adaptation comes out on 30th March 2018.

Set in a dystopian world where everyone is sucked into virtual reality like we are with Facebook at the moment.

The novel was highly acclaimed on release with its pop culture references and the film takes full advantage of Spielberg's back catalogue of film connections.

Check out the new trailer below.

18th September 2017

For the second week there was no stopping blockbuster IT as its makes a global gross of $120.3 million from 57 countries to remain on top.

The Stephen King adaptation from Warner Bros. is doing great business at the world box office and has now taken $371.3 million in total and should get to $500 million easily.

War For the Planet of The Apes opened in China this last week and did great business pushing the film back to number 2 with a weekly global gross of $63.2 million from 22 countries.

The film has been around a while now and is just shy of the half billion mark in global grosses with $433.7 million.

Highest new film of the week is American Assassin which makes its debut at number 3 this week with $21 million from 42 countries.

top total grossing movie on the top 10 this week is Spider-Man Homecoming which this week takes its total global gross to $861.2 million after a $16 million week from 44 countries.

3rd May 2017

New trailer for the hotly anticipated Stephen King adaptation The Dark Tower.

Starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey the trailer shows plenty of what the film promises but doesn't give too much away.

Set for release on 18th August this will be one to watch.

4th April 2017

There is still no stopping the live action Beaty and The Beast as it holds off Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in The Shell as the manga adaptation debuts at number 2.

On its third weekend at the top of the UK box office Beauty and The Beast takes £6.7 million, yet again another excellent weekend gross.

This brings the films total gross to a fantastic £51 million over its 3 week UK release and by far makes it the top film of the year.

Making its debut in second place this week is the live action adaptation of the 1996 Manga film Ghost in The Shell.

Taking a relatively good £2.3 million the film has done well, but with the hype and mainly positive reviews we could have been looking at higher.

Maybe the film will be a slow burner and with many teens on Easter holidays this could do well over the coming weeks.

I'm sure its not escaped your attention that the top 2 films this week are live action versions of classic animations.

Also new this week is Smurfs The Lost Village at number 3 with £1.3 million, this film will do well in the next couple of weeks and could challenge Beauty and The Beast for the top spot.

Free Fire is at number 7 and the special cinema event in aid of Comic Relief Peter Kays Car Share A Second Series Celebration lands at number 10, and it was only shown in one cinema chain.

Many long running films are not around anymore hence the longest running film this week is Logan which has been around 5 weeks while Beauty and The Beast is the top grossing movie.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice stays at the top for a second weekend while top new film is Eddie the Eagle at number 2.

Five years ago
The Hunger Games spent its second weekend at the top while he top new film was Wrath of The Titans at number 2.

Ten years ago
Mr. Beans Holiday made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked 300 down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Guillermo del Toro's franchise film Blade II was new at the top, its knocked Ali G Indahouse down to number 3 after just a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
The Star Wars special edition remained at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Dantes Peak at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent its fourth weekend at the top, it kept Freejack from making its debut at number 1, it entered at number 2.

14th February 2017

Directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson the American film adaptation of the much loved Japanese Manga Animation is due for release on 31st March 2017.

Watch the new trailer below.

10th January 2017

The debut of video game adaptation Assasins Creed produces the first new number one film of 2017 knocking off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after 3 weeks at the top.

Starring Michael Fassbender as the time travelling assassin the film based on a video game debuts at the top with £5.2 million including previews.

As a star one one of the biggest movie franchises around this is by no means the highest debut gross for Fassbender, but it is good for a non franchise debut, for director Justin Kurzel it is his best grossing film to date.

Its unclear if Assassins Creed will continue to do well, it got bad reviews from the press and the audience for these films is usually front loaded so it could drop sharp in the coming weeks.

Falling from the top after 3 weeks is Rogue One although the film enjoyed a decent fourth week gross of £3.2 million which brings its total gross in the UK to £59.6.

The film wont reach the heights of The Force Awakens but this is still a great total gross, also worth a note is that the Monday - Sunday gross of £7.6 million would have put it at number 1.

Also making its debut this week is A Monster Calls at 3 with £2 million and Silence at number 4 with £1.5 million.

Rogue One is the highest total grossing film around at the moment and the longest running film this week is Storks at number 15 which has been around now for 10 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens made it four weeks at the top and by this point was the top grossing film in the UK ever while The Hateful Eight was the top new film at 2.

Five years ago
Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol stayed at the top for a second weekend while Oscar winning film The Iron Lady was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top for a second weekend was Night At The Museum while Miss Potter was the top new film at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring stayed at the top for the new year while top new film was Behind Enemy Lines at number 3.

Twenty years ago
Evita made its debut at the top of the box office knocking 101 Dalmatians down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Bill and Teds Bogus Journey entered the box office at the top while Curly Sue fell to number 3 after debuting at the top.

30th November 2016

The week director Steven Spielberg is at the top with him adaptation of the much loved Roald Dahl book The BFG.

Hitting the heights of number one on its debut week of release the film was a big hit in UK cinemas when it was released on 22nd July 2016 where it hit number 1.

The film didn't last more than a week at the top, but it turned into a massive hit and had a slow fall down the box office.

In total the film spent 14 weeks on the official top 15 and then spent 4 weeks still pulling in audiences at cinemas, it was still in some cinemas on its week of release on home video.

The film made £30.5 million at the UK box office and it is currently number 99 on the list of all time UK box office hits.

It didn't do that well across the globe, its clearly a very British story, it only made $178 million which is very low for a Spielberg film.

Last weeks top film, The Secret Life of Pets, falls from the top to number 3 this weeks after only a single week at number 1.

Other new film this week are Star Trek Beyond at number 2, a number 2 hit released on 22nd July 2016 and Ghostbuster (the remake) a number 1 film from 15th July 2016.

13th November 2016

Film adaptation of Ghost in The Shell gets a trailer and a poster.

7th November 2016

There have been many film adaptation of Edgar Rice Burroughs creation Tarzan and this week the latest version enters at the top of the home video chart in the UK.

This version was released in cinemas on 8th July 2016 where it entered at number 2, beaten by The Secret Life of Pets on its 3rd week at the top.

The Legend of Tarzan took £3.5 million on its opening weekend and spent 5 weeks on the UK top 15, it then spent another 7 weeks in Uk cinemas before disappearing.

During that time it took a non too shabby £9.2 million, also the film didn't do too bad on the global stage taking £356.6 million.

Last weeks top film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of The Shadows, falls quite hard down to number 5 this week after a single week at the top.

Also making its debut on the chart this week is: Supersonic at number 2 and Central Intelligence at number 3.

Also making a re-entry at number 4 thanks to a new version of the Blu-ray is Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

18th October 2016

With a new Tom Hanks film in cinemas and a Dan Brown adaptation at that it was assumed that The Girl on The Train would be a one week wonder, but Inferno was not strong enough.

Emily Blunt thus makes it 2 weeks at the top with The Girl on The Train with a second weekend gross of £3.4 million.

This brings the total gross of the film in the UK to £13.6 million, if you compare this to last years Gone Girl it is actually head of that films £9 million after 2 weeks.

Highest new entry of the week comes in at number 2 in the shape of Inferno from the book by Dan Brown and a sequel to The De Vinci Code and Angela and Demons.

Inferno makes in debut with £2.9 million which is the lowest of the series so far, The De Vinci Code and Angela and Demons made £9 million and £6 million respectively on their debuts.

Also new this week is Storks at number 3 and event movie Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Performance which was a one off performance in Saturday night.

Longest running film this week is Finding Dory with 12 weeks, it is also the highest total grossing movie with £42 million, this is far higher that Finding Nemo even if you take inflated ticket prices into account.

Historical charts

A year ago
Hotel Transylvania 2 was the film making its debut at the top, it knocked The Martian down to number 2.

Five years ago
Johnny English Reborn stayed at the top for a second weekend while top new film was The Three Musketeers at number 3.

Ten years ago
The Departed went to the top of the box office after making its debut at number 2 the previous week think Open Season was the top new film.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 was new at the top while Moulin Rouge slipped down to number 2 after going back to the top.

Twenty years ago
The Nutty Professor stayed at the top for a second week while top new film was Robin Williams in Jack.

Twenty five years ago
Drop Dead Fred was the new film at the top while Out For Justice fell from the top to number 6.

18th October 2016

This weeks home video charts has a new number one film enter in the shape of the Duncan Jones directed video game adaptation Warcraft.

Warcraft was released into cinemas in the UK on 3rd June 2016 to tepid reviews, but despite this it still managed a debut at the top with a £3.6 million opening.

The audience was very front loaded and in its second weekend the film fell to number 4 and over the next couple of weeks fell from the box office altogether.

In the Uk the films total gross was £5.9 million, looking at the global box office the film did quite well and, largely led by China, it grossed £413 million and is the 210th top grossing movie.

Alice Through The Looking Glass made its debut at the top last week and this week falls down to number 4.

Also making its debut on the home video chart is Me Before You which comes in strong at number 2 and DTV film The Guv'nor which is new at number 10.

13th July 2016

A mixed bag on the UK box office this week, Monday - Friday saw The Secret Life of pets tops the charts but Absolutely Fabulous was the top film from Monday to Sunday and The legend of Tarzan is the highest new film.

The Life of Pets makes it three weeks at the top with a £3.6 million gross over the weekend, this brings the films total gross to £22.6 million.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, not on its second week takes £5.7 million over the whole week, just slightly better that Pets, clearly showing when the 2 different audiences go to the cinema.

Highest debut this week lands at number 2 this week in the shape of a new take on the Tarzan story, The Legend of Tarzan, the film grosses £3.5 million.

Also new this week: Now You See Me 2 lands at number 3, Indian film Sultan has the best debut ever for an Indian film at number 6 with just over a million pound and The Neon Demon lands at 9.

Highest total grossing movie on the box office if The Secret Life of Pets and the longest run on the chart is Me Before You now on 6 weeks.

Historical chart

A year ago
Minions stayed at the top of the box office for a second week with Ted 2 debuting at number 2.

Five years ago
No move for Transformers: Dark of The Moon at the top while the top new film was The Guard entering at 5.

Ten years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest made its debut at the top of the box office with Over The Hedge falling to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Video game adaptation Lara Croft Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie made its way to the top of the box office on its debut knocking Shrek down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Tom Cruise starred in Mission:Impossible which was new at the top with Toy Story falling down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 ½ The Smell of Fear remained at the top for a second weekend with the Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin film Too Hot To Handle new at number 3.

5th July 2016

Despite competition from the British beloved comedy that is Ab Fab, The Life of Pets remains at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend.

In its second weekend The Life of Pets takes a gross of £4.7 million, this brings the films total gross to an very good £16.6 million after 2 weeks, the films weekly gross is over £7 million.

Highest new entry of the week in Absolutely Fabulous The Move which makes its debut at number 2, a weekend gross of £4.02 million.

The film version of the British comedy comes nearly 25 years after the TV series started on BBC and amazingly it still has all the original cast including leads Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.

A good run should be in order for the film although as is often the case with TV to movie adaptation it will probably spend a lot of time in cinemas but out of the charts.

Also new this week is Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence which is new at 3.

Highest total grossing and longest running movie on the box office this week once again is The Jungle Book which over 12 weeks has grossed £47 million.

Historical charts

A years ago
The Minions remained at the top of the box office while highest new film was Terminator Genisys at number 2.

Five years ago
Transformers: Dark of The Moon is the highest new film at the top of the box office while falling to number 2 is Bridesmaids.

Ten years ago
New at the top of Dreamworks Over The Hedge while The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift falls down to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Shrek was the new film at the top of the box office while Evolution falls to number 2.

Twenty years ago
The Rock remains firm at the top of the box office while highest new film is Moonlight and Valentino at number 4.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 ½ The Smell of Fear makes its box office debut at the top knocking Silence of The Lambs down to number 2.

23rd June 2016

Trailer for adaptation Inferno - Directed by Ron Howard and starring Tom Hanks.

13th June 2016

Video game adaptation Warcraft once again wins the global box office with out much of an issue, mainly from China when the film has become the biggest opening movie of all time.

The Duncan Jones film is released in 53 countries and this weekend takes $210.1 million of which $185.8 of that was outside North America.

The total gross of the film now sits at a not too bad $286 million, it will pass £300 this week but might struggle after that.

Highest new film of the week lands at number 2 in the shape of horror sequel The Conjuring 2.

Released in 45 countries the film takes $90.3 million led by its number 1 debut in North America.

Highest total grossing film across the globe this week is Captain America: Civil war at number 11 which has to date grossed $1.15 billion.

Here is the global top 5

  1. Warcraft - $210,155,975
  2. The Conjuring 2 - $90,350,000
  3. Now You See Me 2 - $43,125,000
  4. X-Men: Apocalypse - $35,000,000
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows - $28,100,000

7th June 2016

This weekend the video game adaptation Warcraft is the top film for the weekend, but Alice Through The Looking Glass is the top film over the week.

Opening on Friday Warcraft took £3.6 million from the 3 days making it the top film over that period.

The Duncan Jones directed film in fact only just made it to the top as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of The Shadows was a very close debut at number 2 with £3.4 million.

Alice Through The Looking Glass which debuted at number 2 last week falls to number 4 this week with £1.3 million but over the week Monday - Sunday it grossed £4.7 million, higher than any other film.

Last weeks top film X-Men Apocalypse falls to number 5 this week with £1.2 million for the weekend and £15.8 million in total after 3 weeks.

Longest stay on this weeks chart is Zootopia which has been around for 10 week while the highest total grossing film on the chart is The Jungle Book which has taken £44.5 million over 8 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spy was the top new film of the week entering at number 1 knocking San Andreas down to number 2.

Five years ago
X-Men First Class was the top new film of the week at number 1 while The Hangover Part II fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
X-Men The Last Stand was still at the top for a second week while the top new film was Poseidon at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Pearl Harbour entered the box office at the top knocking The mummy Returns into the runner up spot.

Twenty years ago
Toy Story went back to the top of the box office leaving From Dusk Till Dawn to enter the chart in the runner up spot.

Twenty five years ago
Problem Child remained at the top of the box office with Sibling Rivalry to enter highest at number 2.

24th May 2016

On the Uk box office this week we have the latest X-Men film taking over at the top on its debut week of release ending Captain America's 3 week run.

£7.3 million was enough to see X-Men Apocalypse reach the top of the chart, this is fairly average for an X-Men movie although it is lower than the previous entry X-Men Days of Future Past.

Interesingly the Wolverine movies have fared the same for debut grosses meaning that the average gross of a X-Men universe movie is in the £6 million region.

Last weeks top film Captain America: Civil War falls from the top quite hard to number 4 with a weekend take of £1.3 million bringing its total to £34 million.

Highest total Grossing movie on the box office this week is The Jungle Book at number 3 with £41 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Pitch Perfect 2 was still at the top of the list while the highest new film was at number 3, Tomorrowland.

Five years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, the fourth in the series, made its debut at the top while the previous weeks top film, Thor, fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Tom Hanks starred in the adaptation of The Da Vinci Code which made its debut at number 1 knocking Mission:Impossible III to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Mummy Returns was the new film at the top knocking Bridget Jones's Diary down to the number 2 spot.

Twenty years ago
Toy Story made its way back to the top of the charts while Money Train was the highest new film of the week.

Twenty five years ago
Misery stayed at the top of the box office for a second week while L.A. Story starring Steve Martin was the highest new film.

2nd March 2016

Making it a cool 3 weeks in a row if Fox's Marvel superhero adaptation Deadpool, while the highest new film of the week enters at 2 in the shape of Grimsby.

A £2.9 million weekend is good enough to keep Deadpool at the top of the UK box office making it 3 weeks in a row now.

The big Marvel hit has now taken an incredible £31.1 million in the UK and is set to become one of Fox's biggest entries in their Marvel superhero cannon.

Highest new film of the week is Grimsby which enters the chart at number 2, maybe a little disappointing with all the press but the Sasha Baron Cohen film takes £1.9 million for the weekend.

For Cohen this is the lowest of all his film, Borat (or to give it a full title - Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) is his highest with over £6 million on its debut.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still holding on in their and is one again the highest total grossing film of the week, not with £122.6 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Fifty Shades of Grey to second after a couple of weeks at the top.

Five years ago
Gnomeo and Juliet remained at the top for another week with I Am Number Four entering the highest at number 3.

Ten years ago
Date Movie was the highest new film knocking Disney's Chicken Little into the runner up spot.

Fifteen years ago
Hannibal remain at the top of the box office, and in an unusual move the highest new film of the week was at number 6 with Finding Forrester.

Twenty years ago
There was an all new top 3 headed by Sense and Sensibility, Jumanji fell to number 4.

Twenty five years ago
Dances With Wolves remained at the top for another week after its Oscar glory with Pacific Heights the highest new film at number 2.

15th February 2016

Taking over at the top of the UK video chart is the Ridley Scott directed book adaptation The Martian starring Matt Damon.

The Martian was released to great reviews on 2nd October 2015 where it entered the UK box office at number 1 where it stayed for a couple of weeks.

It spent a respectable 8 weeks on the box office top 15 an slipped out of the charts at the very beginning of this year where is spent a couple of extra weeks.

The film is the 136th highest grossing film in the UK having make a total gross of £23.5 million and it is the 104th highest grossing film in the world with a total gross of $598.8 million.

It is Ridley Scotts 3rd best film and Matt Damon's second best film in the UK.

Legend falls from the top of the chart into second position this week.

Also new on the chart is: Pan at number 3 and The Lobster at number 16.

1st October 2015

This weeks top 3 is unchanged from last week meaning that the true story of an expedition to the summit of Everest is still the number one film.

It was a quiet weekend with Everest only taking £1.9 million during it's second weekend of release, this brings it's total gross after 10 days to £6.8 million.

The static top 3 means the highest new film of the week comes in at 4, Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette star the the romantic comedy Miss You Already.

Surprisingly positive reviews haven't helped the film that much and the film debuts with only £487,247.

By far the biggest total grossing film on the box office this week is Minions which just about hangs onto the top 15 and has grossed to date £46.3 million, its still not reached Despicable Me's total gross of £47 million but its not far behind.

There should be a big change in next weeks chart with Ridley Scotts The Martian opening, Robert De Niro in The Intern and a new adaptation of Macbeth with Michael Fassbender.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Billy Elliot The Musical Live became the first event movie to go to the top of the box office, it knocked off The Boxtrolls from the top.

Five years ago
The Other Guys held onto the top of the box office with Julia Roberts vehicle Eat Pray love the top new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Pride and Prejudice retained its hold at the top while Guy Ritchies Revolver was the top new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Jim Carey was still a big box office star and his latest film Me Myself and Irene made its debut a the top knocking Scary Movie into second.

Twenty years ago
Apollo 13 was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, Braveheart fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Another 48 Hrs took over at the top film while Memphis Belle felling into number 2.

24th August 2015

No change at the top for Straight Outta Compton which claims its second week as the top film in America with $26.7 million.

This brings the total gross for the Hip Hip film to $111 million over the 2 weeks of release, not bad for a film costing $29 million to produce.

Highest new film of the week was horror film Sinister 2 getting the jump on the Halloween season early.

Sinister 2 takes $10.6 million on it's debut. Also new this week is video game adaptation Hitman Agent 47 at number 4 and American Ultra at number 6.

29th June 2015

This week in the UK video sales chart best selling novel adaptation film Fifty Shades of Grey makes its debut at the top.

Fifty Shades was released in UK cinemas on Valentine weekend of this year, trying to make it as the ultimate date movie.

The film debuted at the top of the box office and quickly became the top grossing movie of 2015, at least for the early part of the year.

The film had a 7 week run on the UK box office during which time it grossed a very respectable £34.6 million making it the 62nd highest grossing film in the UK ever.

Across the globe it bake $566.7 million making it the 112th highest grossing movie ever, and of course it guarantees the sequels to be made.

Last weeks top film, Tak3n, falls down to the number 2 slot this week after a single week at the top.

Also new on the video chart are: Blackhat which makes it's debut at 11, Stonehearst Asylum which is new at 17 and Pound of Flesh which is new at 19.

17th March 2015

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel makes it 3 weeks at the top in a very quiet weekend at the UK box office.

A third weekend take of £1.4 million sees The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel bring it's total up to 1£1.7 million which is keeping it in-line (a little ahead in fact) to it's predecessor.

Highest new film of the week is Run All Night starring Liam Neeson and Ed harris which enters the box office at number 2.

A relatively low opening gross of just over £800,00 will probably see the film disappear quite quickly from the box office chart.

The only other new film opening on the top 10 this week is Suite Francaise at number 4 with a half a million debut.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year a video game adaptation of Need For Speed hit the top of the box office on it's debut knocking 300 Rise of an Empire down to 3rd.

Five years ago
Alice in Wonderland was still riding the top of the box office with the highest new film at 2 in the shape of Shutter Island.

Ten years ago
Hitch made it's way to the top on it's debut weekend knocking Boogeyman from the top to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Toy Story 2 retained it's lead at the top of the box office and in a very quiet week for new releases the highest new film was The insider at number 7.

6th October 2014

American movie goers went to the cinema in droves this weekend to see two very different film, Ben Affleck in Gone Girl and horror film Annabelle.

Winning the race was the highly anticipated book adaptation Gone Girl. Directed by acclaimed director David Fincher who brought us films like Seven, Gone Girl takes an estimated $38 million over the weekend.

Very close behind is the horror film Annabelle about a satanic doll that terrorises a couple in their house. Developed by the team behind 2013 The Conjuring Annabelle took $37.2 million over the weekend.

Last weeks top film, The Equalizer falls to 3rd place this week with $19 million on it's second week of release.

See the full US top film at 25thframe.co.uk

23rd May 2014

After the success of his latest movie Godzilla Gareth Edwards has been offered, and taken up the challenge of directing one of the many Star Wars universe spin off films.

Gary Whitta will write the screenplay, Who is Garry Whitta? He used to be a PC magazine journalist who turned screen writer with The book of Eli.

Here is the press release

"GARETH EDWARDS AND GARY WHITTA ONBOARD FOR STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM
May 22, 2014
In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016. Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla. "Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life -- join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm," said Edwards. Gary Whitta's screenwriting credits include 2010's The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games adaptation of The Walking Dead. Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."
StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time."

19th March 2014

All change again this week as the Aaron Paul racing film Need for Speed takes over at the top of the UK box office.

An adaptation of a popular video game, Need for Speed enters the chart at the top with a £2 million Friday - Sunday gross.

In an unusual move the Wes Anderson directed The Grand Budapest Hotel moves up one place to 2 this week taking £1.3 million over the weekend.

Last weeks top film, 300 Rise of an Empire, falls to three this week.

This weeks new films:

  • Need For Speed
  • Under the Skin
  • Werther Met Opera 2014
This time last year Oz The Great and Powerful stayed at the top of the box office while the highest new film was Welcome to the Punch.

Five years ago Wilson and Aniston starred in Marley and Me and was the highest new film entering at the top of the box office knocking Watchmen into second place.

Ten years ago Julia Roberts starred in Mona Lisa Smile entering the box office at the top knocking Along Came Polly right down to third place.

Fifteen years ago Robin Williams was starring in Patch Adams which took the top spot knocking A Bugs Life down to two.

9th February 2012

Today looks to be a day that should be celebrated as it mark the time that casting on The Hobbit is finally complete, Billy Connolly will be taking on the role of Dain Ironfoot who is a great drawf warrior in the story. Here we are 6 months into production, the first trailer released 6 weeks ago and casting is complete!

The anticipation for The Hobbit is building up to such an extent that I for one am starting to feel like this year can't be over with quick enough, and in the mean time we have a number of great films to enjoy.

In case you haven't been keeping up The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again is the 2 part screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit, a prequel to The Lord of the Ring Trilogy the Peter Jackson brought to life in 3 spectacular films starting back in 2001.

Normally with a film getting this much hype and anticipation I'd be nervous that it could never live up to the hype, but watching the rings trilogy today is still as enjoyable and judging from the trailer for The Hobbit this will absolutely great.

Roll on December 14th when we'll finally be able to judge for ourselves whether Peter Jackson still have that gift or not.

16th February 2010

Disney are causing a bit of a storm with cinema distributors because they want to release the forthcoming Tim Burton adaptation of Alice in Wonderland on DVD/Blu-ray only 13 weeks (about 3 months) after it hits the cinemas in the UK and Netherlands.

The usual window is between 4 and 6 months depending on the film, and as Alice in Wonderland is expected to be a big hit it will most likely be 6 months which would give the multiplexes more time to make money, so chains like Vue Entertainment Ltd are threatening to pull the film altogether.

Is this window too short? The cinema's argument is that this will reduce the number of bums on seats in theatres as the cinema goes will be aware they can buy the film soon and hence reduce the money taken for a film at the box office, which also could have a knock on effect on cinema ticket prices for all.

10 years ago the window was 6 months or more, and there was a time when the window was even up to a year, although the market back then was more leaned towards the rental market and the internet was not about, hence no digital downloads, and piracy although an issue wasn't by any means as big as it is now.

Why then does the likes of Disney want such a short window? Is it to tackle piracy? Is it to cash in on the hype of a film in such a fickle here today gone tomorrow market? Or is it simply that home cinema can fulfill the movie goers as readily as an expensive visit to the cinema these days?

Just think if Avatar has a 13 week window it would be scheduled for release around 15th March during a time which it will surely be still riding high at the cinema, or maybe that would be the best time to release it?

I can see the argument for and against this, but I must admit that I did prefer it in the days when you were unable to watch a film for a period of months after leaving the cinema and then enjoy it even more when the VHS of the film was available for rent.

11th December 2009

One of the more interesting books to be released in 2009 is a retelling of the Jane Austin novel from the 1800's Pride and Prejudice, given a different slant by inject a good dose of zombies into the mix.

I suppose it was only going to be a matter of time before we had a movie adaptation and Star Wars actress Natalie Portman has taken the challenge and will star in and produce the said movie.

As long as the script sticks to the vein of the book then this should be a rollercoaster of a ride that may well appeal to a wider audience than you'd normally think, maybe Portman should get Emma Thompson and George A. Romero on board and script writers!

If the film is a success than next we will be having the great works or Shakespeare injected with a light touch of Zombieland, do you think it will work?

7th June 2009

Not sure if sleeper hits exist these days, but if they are then this sure as hell is one, Mamma Mia! is a film adaptation of a stage show and it has becomes the biggest film of the year in the UK.

With a gross of £69,130,014 it out grossed the number 2 film by nearly £20 million. Even more remarkable is that Mamma Mia! has now become the biggest film in the UK, topping Titanic's 10 year reign.

Sliding nicely into the runner up spot for the year is the Bond film Quantum of Solace with a UK gross of £50,405,045. Although a good gross the studio may see this as a little disappointing as the last Bond film, Casino Royale, tool £5 million more.

Third on the list is The Dark Knight with £48,685,166, many thought this might have come out on top, but clearly few realised the power of the chick flick during the year.

All three of the top films of the year are in fact still showing in cinemas across the country, despite 2 of them being available on DVD/Blu-ray already.

The rest of the top films of the year are filled by the like of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull at 4, Sex and the City: The Movie at 5, High School Musical 3 at 7 and Wall-E at 8.

Check out the full list here.

Movie details

The film has a UK gross of £585,930 and is the 3596th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 15

Genres:
Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 14

Weeks on box office: 2

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
14N
£238,958
£238,958
15
£188,607
£585,930