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Alien

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Alien
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Tom Skerritt
Veronica Cartwright
Harry Dean Stanton
Ian Holm
Yaphet Kotto
Bolaji Badejo
Helen Horton
Eddie Powell
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29th October 2018

With the fright season upon us now the world wanted to be scared and took in Halloween to keep it at the top for a second week with Bohemian Rhapsody the top new film

Bohemiam Rhapsody

Halloween

For the second week running the Jamie Lee Curtis starring film tops the global box office, released in 63 countries the film takes $57.6 million this week.

This boosts the films total global gross to $172.3 million and it is by far the most successful film in the series.

A Star Is Born

Still hanging in there is the Bradly Cooper directed and starring film which this week takes $31.7 million from 76 countries, this boosts the film global gross to $253.3 million.

Venom

The Sony villain film is still at number 3 this week and takes $28.1 million from 66 countries to boost its total cume to $508 million, taking another Marvel film past the half billion mark.

Smallfoot

The animated family comedy is still holding onto a top 5 spot and this week takes $22 million from 79 countries for a $167 million global gross.

The film has the biggest country count on this week global box office.

The Predator

The alien hunter movie moves back to number 5 this week with a global gross of $20.7 million from just 21 countries, the films total gross is now $62.5 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Highest new film of the week is the Queen/Freddy Mercury bio-pic which has been released in just 2 countries and takes $12.2 million.

The Bryan Singer directed movie expands this weekend in the US market where Queen had a big following.

18th September 2018

Despite the less than favourable reviews The Predator takes the top spot on its debut weekend in the UK knocking horror film The Nun down to number 2.

Crazy Rich Asians

The sixth film in the Predator franchise (including the 2 cross over films with the Alien franchise) takes £2.3 million on its opening weekend which is in the same ball park of the previous film Predators from 2010.

The film will most likely have most of its business in this first weekend so expect the film to drop considerably on its second weekend.

Falling to number 2 this week is The Nun which takes £1.8 million on its second weekend of release which brings the films total gross to £7.7 million.

New at number 3 is the US smash hit Crazy Rich Asians, although the film doesn't seem to be repeating the same success in the UK.

There was an expectation that the film would top the box office but with a £1.6 million opening this is only good enough for a top 3 debut.

Michael Cains new film King Of Thieves enters the chart at number 4 with a £1.5 million debut.

The star has been in some big movies over the last 20 years which have had massive debuts but for a lesser known film this is a good debut, no doubt increased by his star power.

Finishing off the top 5 is former number 1 film Christopher Robin which takes £521,842 this week, this brings the films total gross after 5 weeks to £13 million.

11th May 2018

There have been a number of takes on the Predator story from the original John McTiernan directed classic and its sequel to the not that terrible team up with the Alien franchise and then the last effort was the Nimród Antal directed Predators

Now we get the Shane Black directed The Predator which today gets its first teaser trailer, and it looks like were going back to basics.

Its not clear from the trailer any elements of the story but we get a young boy opening a box and we get a soldier being interrogated, how do the two get connected?

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

13th September 2017

After a couple of weeks of very little excitement at the Uk box office this week explodes with the release of Warner Bros. IT which dominates the chart and easily enters at the top.

IT enters the Uk box office with just over £10 million which puts in in the top 100 for UK best opening films and it is the only film on the top 10 to gross over a million.

The hype that has been put into the marketing of the film has been huge and it has paid off, and with favourable reviews, and Stephen King being a favourite in the UK the film was bound to do well.

With nothing of note coming out this weekend coming IT is bound to continue at the top at least for the next week.

American Made falls from the top to number 2 this week with a gross of just over half a million, this brings the films total gross to £4.3 million after 3 weeks of play.

Once again Despicable Me 3 is the longest running film of the chart with 11 weeks and once again Dunkirk os the highest total grossing film with an excellent £55 million, it is now the 19th highest grossing film ever in the UK.

Historical charts
A year ago
Sausage Party spent a second weekend at the top with the Ben Hur remake the highest new film at number 2.

Five years ago
Dredd was the top film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Total recall fell from the top to number 4.

Ten years ago
Comedy Run Fatboy Run found itself at the top of the UK box office on its debut while The Bourne Ultimatum fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
The Bourne Identity was the top new film of the week at number one while Insomnia fell from the top to number 2 after a week.

Twenty years ago
The Full Monty stayed at the top for a second weekend while the highest new film of the week was Austin Powers International Man of Mystery which made its debut at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Alien 3 remained at the top of the UK box office while the top new film was Knight Moves starring Christopher Lambert at number 3.

30th August 2017

It was a quiet weekend at the UK box office as top 15 total gross reaches a level not seen since December 2015 with Tom Cruises new film American Made takes the crown.

Grossing a little over 1 million pound the film had little to no competition for the top spot and takes nearly £900,000 less than last week number 1 film.

Ironically what American Made has done that Cruises last film didn't do is go to number 1, The Mummy released in early June could only manage a number 2 debut, although it did it with £3.3 million.

Of interest is this weeks full weekly breakdown, if the chart was based on Monday - Sunday figures this week chart would have been as follows: Dunkirk, The Hitmans Bodyguard, The Emoji Movie, Annabelle Creation, Despicable Me 3.

American Made is the only film this week to take over a million is takings, Dunkirk which is at number 2 this week is just shy and yet again nearly took the top spot.

The Hitmans Bodyguard fell from the top to number 3 this week with a weekend gross of just over £800,000 which is 4% drop from last week.

The films total gross after 2 weekend of play is now £4 million.

Also new this week are Logan Lucky directed by Steven Soderbergh at number 4 and Detroit starring John Boyega and directed by Kathryn Bigelow at number 7.

Dunkirk is this weeks top total grossing film with a total that is now over £50 million while Despicable Me 3 has now been on the chart for a run of 9 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Finding Dory stayed at the top of the box office while the top new film was Bad Moms at number 2.

Five years ago
Brave stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film of the week was Keith Lemon The Film at number 5.

Ten years ago
The Bourne Ultimatum spent a second weekend at the top while Knocked Up was the top new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Hitting the top spot on its debut was The Guru, it knocked Men In Black II down to number 2 after 3 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
Men In Black spent its fourth week on top while the top new film was the excellent horror movie Event Horizons at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Alien 3 was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Lethal Weapon 3 fell down to number 2 after a single week at the top.

22nd May 2017

In a closely fought battle for the week number one film new comer Alien: Covenant takes over from the top ending Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 at the top after 2 weeks.

Ridley Scott brings his second Alien prequel to the big screen this week and despite reviews being a bit lacklustre the film still makes a number one debut.

A weekend take of $36 million just about managed to take over at the top, it was a closely fought battle with Guardians.

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 move to one side after 2 weeks at the top and on its third week of release goes to number 2 with $35.062 million.

This brings the films total to $301.7 million and with a unconvincing debut of the Alien movie it still doesn’t have much competition and could go back to the top next week.

Also new this week is Everything, Everything at number 3 with a $12 million debut and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul at number 5 with $7.2 million.

Longest running and highest total grossing movie on the US chart this week is once again Beauty and The Beast, 10 weeks and $497.7 million.

17th May 2017

This weekend with the release of the highly anticipated Ridley Scott film Alien: Covenant we were always going to see a new film at the top, and Guardians gets push off by the Alien movie.

Despite the mediocre reviews the films launch has it enter the top with a weekend gross of &5.1 million, compared to its predecessor Prometheus this is a million lower.

Falling from the top is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 after a couple of weeks at the top, a £3,2 million weekend brings the films total to £33 million after 3 weeks of play.

Studios were a bit nervous to release new films against the Alien movie but Miss Sloan starring hot property Jessica Chastain entered the chart at 8 with just over £190,000.

Also new was the Cinema event feature Der Rosenkavalier: Met Opera 2017 which took a little over £313,000 and is at 6.

Beaty and The Beast is the longest running film on the box office with 9 weeks of release and has taken an amazing £71 million, its the 8th top grossing film ever in the UK.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Captain America Civil War remained at the top for a third week despite heavy competition from The Angry Birds Movie which entered at number 2.

Five years ago
Making it three weeks at the top was Avengers Assemble while Dark Shadows entered highest at number 3.

Ten years ago
Spider-Man 3 stayed at the top for a second weekend while 28 Weeks Later entered highest at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
About a Boy was the top film of the week for a third time while Dog Soldiers was the top new film at 3.

Twenty years ago
Staying at the top was Liar Liar while the top new film was at number 4 int the shape of Anaconda.

Twenty five years ago
Basic Instinct entered the chart at the top under a blanket of controversy while The Hand That Rocks The Cradle fell to number 2 on its 4th week of release.

15th May 2017

Marvel are a power house not to be messed with, although this weekend Warner Bros. though it would have a go and failed miserably and King Arthur Legend of The Sword couldn’t tough Guardians of The Galaxy at the global box office.

With $115.2 million from 57 countries this week Guardians easily retains its position as top film, this gross means that the film has gone past the half billion mark and has now taken $630.5 million after 3 weeks.

King Arthur did manage second place, although only just, with $43.8 million from 52 countries, but considering the amount of hype the film has had Warner would have been hoping for far more.

Released in 34 countries Alien Covenant marks its debut at number 3, the hotly anticipated film from Ridley Scott didn't get a US release but did make a show in much of Europe.

Nearly beating King Arthur the film takes $42 million for the week despite getting for less than favourable reviews from critics, its US release is this coming weekend which will be a big test.

There is a bit of a battle going on between Fast and Furious 8 and Beauty and The Beast for top film of the spring season and at the moment Beast is winning with $1.2 Billion total gross.

1st March 2017

New trailer for Ridley Scotts Alien Covenant, does this film look good or what?

23rd February 2017

Alien Covenant gets a prologue from director Ridley Scott.

Look out for the James Franco cameo and look out for the nod to Alien.

The film is out on May 19th.

31st December 2016

We've looked at the films to be released in 2017 and found it a tough year to narrow down to 10 films, hence there are many potentially excellent films missed off this list.

After much debate and arguing, and some falling out and fist fighting, here is our list of films the 25thFrame staff are hoping will be the best of the bunch in 2017.

Blade Runner 2049
Its 35 years later, 35 years where a sequel has been promised many time, but here we are, the trailer released only a few weeks ago was a tantalising sample of what is to come.

No Ridley Scott this time but director Denis Villeneuve looks like he can deliver the good, and with Harrison Ford back and Ryan Gosling starring we could be in for a treat.

Star Wars Episode VIII
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delivered but didn't wow but the follow up to 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens should deliver in spades and its possibly our most anticipated film of the year, and we have to wait until December!

Rian Johnson has directed this instalment which is no bad thing, and as with all Star Wars films the ensemble cast all return, with the recent passing of Carrie Fisher it will be a sad moment if they complete the story arc of Princess Leah, but one which is necessary.

T2 Trainspotting
20 years after Trainspotting the guys are back for another dose of hard hitting, drug taking antics that will have us transfixed again.

Danny Boyle returns to direct with original stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner all returning.

Ghost In The Shell
Scarlett Johansson controversially stars in this live action version of the acclaimed manga animation, but judging from the trailer they have hit the right note.

Rupert Sanders directs what promises to be one hell of a ride in the special effects heavy take that potentially no one will understand.

War For The Planet of The Apes
The third in the excellent prequel films which tells the story of how earth became The Planet of The Apes.

Special effects and motion capture are now at a point where we can truly believe that these apes have personalities and intelligence.

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2
Just from the trailer alone you know you want to see this and Baby Groot will be the highlight of the cinema year, and the film actually looks really good.

James Gunn returns to direct Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper in this Marvel franchise film.

Alien Covenant
Sequel to Prometheus and prequel to Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, not too much riding on this then.

Prometheus was Alien enough to be part of the series but individual enough to be a film in its own right, looking at the fist trailer for Alien Covenant this could bridge the gap really well, we hope so.

Fifty Shades Darker
The original film delivered far more than the source material dictated, and it was actually a good film, worryingly this time Sam Taylor-Johnson is not returning to direct.

James Foley is directing this instalment but Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning so the chemistry should still be there in this much darker tale.

The Mummy
A reboot of the 1999 franchise which spawned 3 movies, but got worse with each film, this time Tom Cruise stars and the first trailer looks like we could have a winner on our hands.

Pitch Perfect 3
Our guilty pleasure, the first film was one of the highlights of 2012 and although not nearly as good part 2 was still a lot of fun, time will tell if the idea is getting a little thin now.

25th December 2016

Alien Covenant get its first trailer, delivered to you on Christmas Day.

Its not really in the Christmas spirit but its definitely an Alien film, and has director Ridley Scott trademark all over it.

Film gets a release date in May.

17th November 2015

Prometheus sequel to be called Alien Covenant

29th October 2014

This week war film Fury starring Brad Pitt takes over at the top of the UK box office on it's debut week of release.

A reasonably good weekend gross of £2.7 million sees then over take Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after they spend just a single week at number 1.

Fury is already director David Ayer highest grossing film in the UK although for Brad Pitt it has a long way to go to beat the £25 million of Ocean's Eleven.

Fallling into second place after it's top spot debut last week, the Turtles manage to add £2 million to their gross bringing it to £7.9 after a second weekend of play.

Other new film on the top 15 this week are: The Book of Life at 4, Happy New Year at 8, Love Rosie at 9 and The Babadook at 10.

Historical Charts

One year ago
This time last year Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking Captain Phillips down just a single place to 2.

Five years ago
Up retained it's lead on the box office for a second week leaving the top new film to be Saw VI at two trying the capture the Halloween market.

Ten years ago
Sharks Tale spent another week at the top of the box office, AVP Alien Vs Predator was the highest new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Disney's Tarzan spent another week at the top and with a fairly static top 3 the highest new film was Steve martin and Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger at 4.

1st September 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier makes it two weeks at the top with strong sales to keep Johnny Depp in Transcendence at number 2.

Transcendence was released in cinemas on 25th April this year, entering the box office chart at number 3 with a £1.2 million debut weekend.

After only 3 weeks on the charts it disappeared taking a UK gross of £1.9 million and became one of Depp's lowest grossing movies in recent years, world wide it took $56 million. Frozen is still inside the top 5 best selling videos, since it's release it has not left the top 5, never actually going lower than 4, that 5 months of release.

Other new video entries this week are
Tarzan (not the Disney film) at 6
Locke (starring Tom Hardy) at 8
Alien Abduction at 12

25th July 2014

The ever busy Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is back on the big screen this weekend with the action film Hercules, based on the story of the Greek God and son of Zeus.

Probably not sticking to the legend too closely this is an all out action film that should do well at the UK box office, probably wont have the power to interrupt Apes or Transformers but a healthy top 3 might be in order.

Earth to Echo is the story of a small alien robot that comes to earth and is found by a trio of boys, the rest is predicable and their lives will change forever.

This is aimed squarely at the kids, but with the fantastic weather currently being experienced in the UK this could just get a top 5 entry.

Other new films this week
The Purge: Anarchy
Joe
The House of Magic
Believe

6th June 2013

The top 5 on the UK box office this week was almost static with The Wolf Pack leading the way in their 3rd Hangover outing.

The Hangover Part III stayed at the top for a second weekend in a row this week with no competition from any new releases meaning the only movement in the top 5 was Star Trek into Darkness climbing 1 place and The Great Gatsby dropping a place.

Longest stay in the chart this week is The Croods which is now on an 11 week run and the highest grossing film is Iron Man 3 which has to date grossed £ 36,358,709 A year ago Ridley Scott brought his new Alien film to cinemas in the shape of Prometheus which debut at the top and was hence the highest new film knocking Men in Black 3 from the top.

Five years ago the first Sex and the City movie made it's debut at the top of the UK box office knocking the fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, The Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull from the top.

Ten years ago The Matrix Reloaded was still riding the wave of expectation at the top keeping Steve Martin at bay in the runner up spot in Bringing Down the House which debuted at 2.

Fifteen year ago meteor disaster movies were all the rage and Deep Impact was still at the top while horror film Wishmaster was the highest new film at 3.

Twenty years ago Indecent Proposal was proving to be the top grossing film of May.

Check out this weeks UK box office.

14th June 2012

This week Ridley Scotts Prometheus stays at the top of the Uk box office chart. It was a week with not much in the way of new releases so movie goers who didn't catch the Alien universe film last week took their chance this week to the tune of £3,135,504. The total gross for the film is now £15,471,936 after 2 weeks of release.

The highest new release of the week is right down at number 4, The Pact enters with a weekend gross of £932,325. In a rare move Men in Black 3 goes back up one place to number 2.

Avengers Assemble keeps is chart run in tact and with a 7 week run is not only the longest runner on the chart but the highest grossing film with a total so far of £50,338,151.

This time last year Kung Fu Panda 2 was the highest new film of the week and also the number 1 film, taking £6,188,897 on it's debut.

Similarly five years ago Oceans Thirteen was the highest new film and also the top film with a debut of £3,021,302.

Ten years ago there was no stopping Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones as it spent it's 4th week at the top leaving Unfaithful as the highest new film at 2.

22nd December 2011

The week of amazing trailers ends with the launch of Ridley Scotts first for Prometheus, and anyone who was worrying that the connection to Alien would be loose to non-existent then worry no more; this could be a trailer for an Alien film.

I won't go into detail as to what's in the trailer but everything from the title appearing to the look to the feel to the design of the sets, ''ll say it again, it's Alien.

I loved Alien when I was a kid and this sent goose bumps down my spine, there is enough in this trailer to suggest that the suspense is in there, the gore is in there and there might just be some answers in there as well.

As if I've not said it enough already it's Alien and I simply can't wait for this prequel to hit our screen next year on June 1st. 2012 sure as hell is going to be a good year if only the 3 films trailered this week live up to expectation.

10th March 2011

There was little buzz about this film other than the voice talent of Johnny Depp in the lead character role, Rango thus takes the top of the UK box office this week from another CG animated film.

Rango is the story of a lizard who winds up in the Wild West of America and you can guess what happens from there, queue many jokes based on the western genre! The film had a mediocre opening weekend in what has been a quiet week compared to recent weeks with a £1,638,613 weekend.

Runner up this week is another new entry in the shape of Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau, the George Nolfi directed film took £1,395,715 over the weekend.

Finishing a trio of new released at the top of the box office this week is the Liam Neeson starring Unknown. The thriller for which Neeson is starting to pigeon hole himself into is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and took £1,356,345.

For the top 3 it was a fairly close call all-round.

Frost and Pegg are at number 4 with their Alien film Paul which has a weekend take of £1,109,766 with a total gross of £12,207,049, and getting over the hangover of the award season if The Kings Speech which is now at 3 with a weekend of £1,076,381 which brings its total now to £41,930,117. Last weeks top film, Gnomeo and Juliet, falls all the way to 6 this week, quite a drop post school holiday, but Rango is direct competition and took much of its potential this week.

Compared to last year this weeks box office is way lower, last year Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland (3D) opened at the top of the chart with an excellent £10 million plus opening which is more than the combined top 15 this week, the rest of the top 5 last year was almost insignificant but Avatar was knocked off the top and The Crazies, The Lovely Bones and The Princess and the Frog all hang around but with diminishing returns.

9th December 2010

The third Transformers movie now has a teaser trailer up at Apple.com. It's an interesting trailer which shows that clearly Michael Bay is a big Alien fan as the trailer has a definite feel of the beginning of the first Alien movie.

The movie has a sub title of The Dark of the Moon (not to be confused with the Pink Floyd album) and has a release date July 1st 2011. Shia LaBeouf stars once again although there is no Megan Fox this time around.

Is it just me or does the re-constructed footage of the first men on the moon just look wrong, the way the astronaut's move just doesn't look right. The story seems predictable and as I said earlier, there is a big lean to Alien in the footage shown. Oh did I mention the film is in 3D?

Check out the footage at the Apple site or if the YouTube video is still up press play below.

Movie details

The film has a UK gross of £5,681,564 and is the 1074th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: X

Genres:Popular in: United Kingdom and Brazil
Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 8

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£3,220,413
£3,220,413
1▲▼
£1,183,677
£4,404,090
1▲▼
£715,222
£5,119,312
1▲▼
£331,126
£5,450,438
2
£189,034
£5,639,472
2▲▼
£42,092
£5,681,564
10
£208,081
£208,081
13
£77,920
£379,140
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