The Super Heroes of Avengers Infinity War and the all singing all dancing spectacular of Mamma Mia! Here we go again fought it out for the top film of 2018 at the UK box office.
The latest Avengers movie from the Disney Marvel Studios topped the yearly box offie chart on its release in April and never let go.
The film took an amazing £70 million in the UK over a 10 week stretch on the box office and is the 10th top film in the UK ever.
The Sequel to 2008's top film could only manage 2nd place 10 years later although it gave the Avengers movie a run for its money.
The Super Trooper movie took £65.6 million over its 11 week run on the box office and its the 11th top film ever in the UK.
Still in sequel territory as Pixar released a follow up to their 2004 original which took £55.9 million at the UK box office over its 14 week run.
Released at the beginning of the year before Avengers Infinity War this Marvel movie set the tone and if the 4th top film of 2018.
The film took £50 million at the UK box office over its 12 week run.
Maybe a bit of a suprise this one, the Bryan Singer directed Queen/Freddy Mercury bio-pic is the fifth top grossing film of the year.
With a UK gross of £46 million over its 9 week (and counting) box office run it is also the directors top grossing UK film.
The story of 2018 in the UK is that it bucked the trend a little from the rest of the world and we didn't just go mad for super hero movies, we like our musicals, The Greatest Showman despite being a 2017 took £41 million in 2018 and Bohemian Rhapsody has plenty of music in it.
Here is the full UK top 10 grossing films in 2018.
Disney dominate the global box office of 2018 but the Dinosaurs make a good challenge and Sonys Super Villain experiment pays off with Venom showing its legs.
Disneys Superhero powerhouse ran away with the global box office in 2018 with the first part of their Avengers story which will conclude in 2019.
Avengers: infinity War took just over $2 billion at the global box office, the first film to reach the milestone since The Force Awakens in 2015, also from Disney.
As if to rub salt in the wound Disney and Marvel also had the second highest grossing film of 2018 with Black Panther with took $1.34 billion in 2018.
A strong international showing for the Dinosaur film stopped Disney from totally dominating the global box office as the Jurassic World sequel is the third top film of 2018 with $1.30 billion.
Your never far from a Disney movie and here is another as the mouse house's Pixar studios provides the 4th top film of 2018 with a gross of $1.2 billion.
Sony scored their biggest hit of the year at number 5 with their Super Villain movie from the Spider-Man Universe which took $855 million, the only film on the top 5 not to take over a billion.
Here is the top 10 movies globally of 2018
2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.
The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.
As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.
And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.
Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.
Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.
Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.
Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.
Following suit with the rest of the globe The Nun tops the Uk box office this weekend and as part of the Conjuring series of films this is the second highest debut of the series.
The Nun doesn't quite reach debut of The Conjuring 2: The Enfield Case which took £4.6 on its debut but the £4 million opening isn't that far away.
With Halloween 6 weeks away the film could stick around for a few weeks but horror films like this do have a habit of upfront box office success, the bad reviews wont help much either!
Christopher Robin surrenders the top spot after 3 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of nearly £900,000 which brings the films total gross to £12 million after 4 weeks.
After a slow start to its box office run BlackKKlansman stays at number 3 this week with just under £800,000, this brings the films total gross after 3 weeks to £4.5 million making one of director Spike Lee's top films in the UK.
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again has started to slow down now and this week falls to 4 with just over £700,000.
This brings the films total gross to £63.2 million and although a fantastic total gross for a sequel film is will now struggle to beat the total gross of the original Mamma Mia! and will likely not beat Avengers Infinity War as the top film of the year (so far).
Finally in the top 5 is The Meg which has far outstripped expectation and this weeks take just over £600,00 for a total of £15 million.
For perhaps the last weekend Avengers Infinity War continues its reign at the top of the US box office now on its 3rd weekend of release.
With a $61.8 million weekend take this brings the film total US gross to a staggering $547 million in less than 21 days.
Highest new film of the week is the Mellisa McCarthy comedy Life Of The Party which enters the box office at number 2 with a gross of $18.5 million.
Also new at number 3 is Breaking In which takes $16.5 million over the weekend.
To finish off the weekend we have Overboard with $10.1 million at number 4 and A Quiet Place at number 5 with $6.4 million, this brings the films total US gross to $169.5 million.
With Avengers Infinity War proving too strong to be removed from the top of the UK box office, comedy I Feel Pretty makes its debut at number 2 this week.
After its 3rd top grossing debut of all time last week the film drops by 57% this week with a weekend gross of just over £10 million.
This brings the films total gross in the UK to nearly £52 million and its now the top grossing film of 2018 overtaking the other Marvel film Black Panther.
Amy Schumer stars in I Feel Pretty which makes its debut at number 2 this week.
Maybe its a brave move to open the week after a Marvel film but the love yourself comedy takes £1.2 million for the weekend.
A Quiet Place is still doing really well for itself and this week is at number 3 with a weekend gross of £395,335 which brings the total gross to over £10 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society at 4 with has now taken £4 million and Rampage which has now taken £8 million.
With the biggest opening in the US of all time its no surprise that Avengers Infinity War hangs on for a second weekend with the remake of Overboard coming in at number 2 as the highest new film.
Avengers manages a second weekend on the box office grossing $112 million, a 50%+ drop from its debut, but this does bring the film total gross to $450 million after just 10 days of release.
Coming in at number 2 is the unwanted remake of the 1987 Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn movie of the same name.
This remake stars Eugenio Derbez and nna Faris and takes $14.7 million on its debut.
The rest of the top 5 is filled with holdovers that are still doing well, A Quiet Place is at 3 which has now grossed $160 million in the US and at number 4 is I Feel Pretty which has now grossed $38 million.
Finally at number 5 is Rampage which has now taken $84 million in the US and could be the first Dwayne Johnson film not to take over $100 million in many years.
The UK like the rest of the world embraced the new Avengers movie this weekend and took it to a dizzying height on its debut weekend.
It wasn't quite a record breaking weekend in the UK and Avengers Infinity War has a gross or £23.1 million making it the 6th top grossing debut weekend ever.
This amazing weekend gross also means that on its debut it is already the 5 highest grossing movie of 2018, stable mate Black Panther is the top grossing film of the year with £50 million and Avengers should overtake it in a couple of weeks.
At 2 this week is The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society with a weekend gross of just shy of a million which brings the films gross to £3 million.
At 3 is A Quite Place, the sleeper film takes £920,000 for the weekend which brings its total gross to just shy of £10 million.
Hanging on at 4 and 5 is Rampage and Peter Rabbit which have not got a total gross of £8 million and £39 million respectively.
It is with absolutely no suprise at all the Avengers Infinity War is the top film in the US (and just about everywhere) this weekend, but with the high expectation given to the film it actually outperformed.
Early estimation are coming in with a weekend gross of $250 million, which would beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening weekend of $248 million making it the highest grossing opening ever.
These figures are with a Sunday estimate and Disney are thinking they may have this about $5 million lower than the true figure so we could see an opening weekend of $255 million - either way it is a massive record breaking figure for the film.
Avengers aside A Quite Place drops down to number 2 this weekend, the film has done incredibly well for a low budget horror, it has grossed $10.6 million this weekend bringing the total to $148 million.
At third is the Amy Schumer comedy I Feel Pretty which grosses $8.1 million over the weekend for a $30 million total.
Rampage sits at 4 this weekend with a $7 million weekend and an $80 million total and Black Panther shoots back up to number 5 with the release of Avengers Infinity War, the film this weeks takes $4.3 million which brings the total to an incredible $688 million.
Dwayne Johnson in his monster flick Rampage managed to stay top of the UK box office this weekend in what was a very quiet window.
3 things happened this weekend in the UK which led to a very quiet time at the box office, the weather was very good, there were major sporting events on TV and nothing new really came out in anticipation for Avengers Infinity War next weekend.
This led to Rampage remaining the top film with £1.4 million which brings the film total in the UK to £6.4 million.
Climbing back to number 2 is A Quiet Place with just over a million pounds which brings the films total UK gross to £8.2 million.
Highest new film of the week is the Mike Newell directed The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society which enters at 3 with £825,777.
This mean that for the first time in a while only the top 2 films took over a million over the weekend.
Holdovers finish off the top 5 with Ready Player One at number 4 and Peter Rabbit at number 5, they have a total UK gross of £15.4 and £30.8 respectively.
With the release of a new Steven Spielberg film your expect a new number 1 film, but Peter Rabbit kept the film at bay for a second weekend at the top.
It was a tight race with only half a million in it but Peter Rabbit raking £5.6 million for the weekend to boost its total UK gross to £21.6 million.
Director Steven Spielberg gave us Ready Player One this week which was released to great reviews and public demand but it failed to reach the top on its debut hitting number 2 with £5.1 million.
Also new this week at number 3 is the Wes Anderson directed animation Isle Of Dogs which takes a better than expected £1.6 million over the weekend.
Another new entry in the top 5 has Blockers hitting number 4 with £1.3 million.
Finishing off the top 5 is Black Panther with takes just over a million for the weekend, this brings the film total UK gross to £46 million and it is by far the top film of 2018 so far.
There are still some big film to be released this year but it will take potentially the other Marvel movie Avengers Infinity War to beat this total as I think the likes of Solo A Star Wars Story wont have the legs to beat it.
Just over a month to go before the release of Avengers Infinity War and Marvel drops a new trailer.
This one is action packed and starts to give clues to the story of what is being billed as the last Marvel movie for some of the heroes.
Regardless if this is a final outing for some it looks action packed with plenty of humour and enough Marvel characters to pack in a 4 hour movie.
Check out the trailer below.
The American Superbowl always has some of the most anticipated films of the year debut new trailers and this year was no exception.
Avengers Infinity War was one of the top film to have the treatment this year, and in the tradition of Avengers trailers we get to see all our heroes doing their thing.
Spider-Man in particular gets some good screen time in this trailer, as does Iron Man, naturally, and Thor.Check out the trailer below.
Its the third film in the MCU Avengers series, titled Avengers Infinity War, and the first trailer is a check sheet of who is present.
You can count them all except Hawkeye! Is he not in the movie? Time will tell. You can see Spider-Man in his new outfit and see how the Guardians get introduced into the greater universe.
Check out the trailer below, Avengers Infinity War is released May 2018.
Lots of release date juggling for Disney today as they update the next 4 years of released from the Mouse House.
Despite many untitled reelase there were still some highlights.
Wrinkle in Time is set for 9th March 2018, Avengers Infinity War is on for 5th April 2018.
The Han Solo movie is set for 25th May next year, expect to movie but I sure as hell hope not.
Star Wars Episode IX broke as 24th May 2019 and Toy Story 4 is coming on 21st June 2019(US date so expect late summer in the UK).
Frozen 2 is coming on (WED) 27th November 2019 and Indianan Jones 5 will hit cinemas on 10th July 2020.
These are all US release date so expect some UK juggling, check out the full list below.
The film has a UK gross of £70,804,892 and is the 10th top grossing film in the UK
The film has a US gross of $678,681,680 and is the 4th top US domestic film.
The film has a World gross of $2,048,709,917 and is the 4th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 12AGenres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 10