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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 21
28th July 2020
Still no sign of the US closedown ending anytime soon so the American box office is once more relying on mainly drive-in movie theatres for its figures.
This week the Dave Franco directed The Rental tops the box office with ease and is the widest release since the pandemic closed 99% of movie theatres.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 box office films in America 24th - 26th July 2020.
Directed by Dave Franco this horror suspense movie takes the top spot with ease, last weeks Beauty And The Beast live action doesn't even feature on this week chart.
The movie takes $403.8K over its debut weekend giving the actor turned director a sizeable hit even under these strange circumstances.
Re-released movies are going to be a mainstay of the box office for the foreseeable future as studios keep on changing their release schedule and this week this 1984 classic is a 'new' entry at number 2.
The Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita starring movie takes $225K over the weekend with a total gross since release of $91 Million.
Climbing from last weeks number 5 to 3 is this old Richard Donner favourite which takes $176K over the weekend pushing its total in the US to $62.5 Million.
Steven Spielberg classic Dinosaur movie for 1993 stays put at 4 this week with $173K, the films has now taken $403.5 Million wince its release.
Highest new film of the week with this Scott Wiper directed movie which takes a modest $150K over the weekend.
The movie starrs among other Vinnie Jones and Ron Perlman.
27th December 2019
Last week saw Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker at the top of the UK box office, can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?
First up at cinemas this week is Little Women, a Dramatic movie directed by Greta Gerwig who also directed Lady Bird in 2018 which grossed £5.1 Million in the UK.
It stars Saoirse Ronan who last starred in Mary Queen Of Scots (2019).
The film also stars Emma Watson who last appeared in Beauty And The Beast (2017).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Spies In Disguise.
This new movie stars Will Smith who's last film was Gemini Man (2019)
It also stars Tom Holland who appeared in The Current War (2019).
The film is brought to us by new director Nick Bruno and Troy Quane.
Next up this week is Playing With Fire which is directed by Andy Fickman who directed Parental Guidance in 2012.
It stars John Cena and Keegan-Michael Key.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 2 new releases.
26th August 2019
Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw finally gets a Chinese release and flies back to the top of the global box office while a quiet overall weekend has Angel Has Fallen the highest new film.
The Fast & Furious franchise movie gets a release in China, where these films have always done well, and takes $101 Million on its debut pushing the film back to the top of the global box office.
The films total weekend gross is $128 Million from 69 territories after 4 weeks of release which pushes its total gross to $588 Million, it will end its box office run as the third top grossing film of the franchise.
Disneys mammoth remake rises back to number 2 this weekend with a gross of $38 Million from 57 countries after 7 weeks of release.
The film has followed suit with other Disney remakes of animated movies and takes over a billion, this remake has gone one better than Beauty And The Beast and gone over $1.5 Billion and become the highest grossing remake to date.
Tarantino's celebrated look at late 60's Hollywood falls to 3 this week with a gross of $33 Million from 56 countries after 5 weeks of release.
The film which will be one of the highest grossing non-Disney films by the end of the year has taken $239.7 Million to date.
Highest new film of the week is the Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman starring movie which is the third in the Fallen series which takes $29.6 Million from 31 countries which is in the same ball park as the previous film London Has Fallen.
The Chinese produces animated movie takes $22.9 Million on its 5th weekend of release from 2 countries.
The Film has now taken an amazing $648.5 Million, with most of that from just a single territory.
20th August 2019
Quentin Tarantine scores his biggest opening weekend in the UK with his new film Once Upon A Time In ... Hollywood as it makes its debut on the box office with last weeks number 1 falls to number 2.
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt the fictional tale based around real life events in Hollywood in the late 1960's hits the top of the UK box office with a fantastic debut of £7.5 Million.
This is easily the best debut by a film from famed director Tarantino who's highest grossing film to date is Django Unchained from 2013.
Disneys remake falls to number 2 this week after re-taking the top spot last week with a £2.5 Million 5th weekend.
The films total UK gross is now £65.9 Million and its starting to knock on the door of Beauty And The Beast to be the top grossing Disney animated remake.
The Fast & Furious franchise picture falls another place to number 3 this week with £1.4 Million on its 3rd weekend.
The film now has a total UK gross of £16.2 Million.
Based on the Nickelodeon educational cartoon Doara The Explorer this live action version has more to do with Indianan Jones than the source material.
The films built in audience took it to number 4 for its debut with a gross of £1.1 Million.
Pixars sequel movie sits at number this week with a weekend gross of £1 Million which takes its total UK gross to £61.2 Million after 9 weeks of release.
Re-entering the box office this week is the animated sequel movie which thanks to the British summer holidays is at number 14 this week with a total gross of £19.2 Million 13 weeks on the chart.
15th August 2019
The Lion King returns to the top of the UK box office this week after letting go of it for Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw while the top new film comes it at number 4 with Blinded By The Light.
Disneys remake of their 1994 hit animation has proved to be a massive hit in the same way the remake of Beauty And The Beast was back in 2017.
This week the film goes back to the top of the UK box office with an excellent £4.3 Million gross, incredible for a film which has been on general release for 4 weeks.
In comparison Beauty And The Beast had a big fall in its fourth week and took about a third of the previous weeks taking, here the film drop about a third from the previous weekend.
The films total is also higher and to date it has taken £59 Million and is the second highest grossing film of the year behind Avengers: Endgame.
The Fast & Furious franchise move drops into second place on its 2nd weekend of release with £2.9 Million for a £12.8 Million total gross.
Another massive hit for Pixar with Woody and the gang taking £1.6 Million on its 8th weekend for a £58.7 Million Uk total.
Coming in at number 4 this weekend, and the highest new film, is the latest from acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha who brought us classics British films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging.
Not her best debut to date, but she'e contending with the Disney big hitters, but a debut of just shy of a Million is not bad for the Bruce Springsteen inspired movie.
Still hanging onto a top 5 place the Sony Spider-Man movie takes £700K on its 6th weekend of release pushing its total to £35.5 Million.
Maybe cashing in on the succes of the recent LEGO movies this animated version of the popular toys hots the chart at number 7 with just less than £400K.
Disneys other live action remake on the chart this week sits at number 15 after 12 weeks on the box office and a total UK gross of £36.5 Million.