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District 9 No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

BBFC


2009
District 9 15 age rating
112 minutes (1 hours 52 minutes)
UK release date 4th September 2009
US release date 14th August 2009
District 9

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Starring

Actor
Character
Sharlto Copley
Wikus Van De Merwe
Jason Cope
Grey Bradnam - UKNR Chief Correspondent / Christopher Johnson
Nathalie Boltt
Sarah Livingstone - Sociologist
Sylvaine Strike
Dr Katrina McKenzie
Elizabeth Mkandawie
Interviewee
John Sumner
Les Feldman - MIL Engineer
William Allen Young
Dirk Michaels
Greg Melvill-Smith
Interviewer
Nick Blake
Francois Moraneu - CIV Engineer Team
Morena Busa Sesatsa
Interviewee
Themba Nkosi
Interviewee
Mzwandile Nqoba
Interviewee
Barry Strydom
Interviewee
Jed Brophy
James Hope - Police Officer
Louis Minnaar
Piet Smit
Vanessa Haywood
Tania Van De Merwe
Marian Hooman
Sandra Van De Merwe
Vittorio Leonardi
Michael Bloemstein - MNU Alien Civil Affairs
Mandla Gaduka
Fundiswa Mhlanga
Johan van Schoor
Nicolas Van De Merwe
Stella Steenkamp
Phyllis Sinderson - MNU Alien Relations
David James
Koobus Venter
Kenneth Nkosi
Thomas
Mampho Brescia
Reporter
Tim Gordon
Clive Henderson - Entomologist
Morne Erasmus
MNU Medic
Anthony Bishop
Paramedic
David Clatworthy
MNU Doctor
Mike Huff
MNU Doctor
Anthony Fridjhon
MNU Executive
Eugene Khumbanyiwa
Obesandjo
Hlengiwe Madlala
Sangoma
Siyabonga Radebe
Obesandjo's Lieutenant
Melt Sieberhagen
Anton Grobler
Andre Odendaal
Mike Van Kerland
Johnathan Taylor
MNU Doctor
John Ellis
MNU Medical Student
Louise Saint-Claire
MNU Medical Student
Alan Glauber
MNU Operating Room Doctor
Nicolas Herbstein
MNU Biolab Technician
Norman Anstey
MNU Lead Medical Technician
Nick Boraine
Craig Weldon
Robert Hobbs
Ross Pienaar
Sibulele Gcilitshana
Gunters Woman
Mahendra Raghunath
SABC Anchor Person
Phillip Mathebula
Meat Stall Seller
Claudine Bennent
MNU Office Worker
Michelle Ayden
MNU Office Worker
Antony Sarak
MNU Office Worker
Billy Somagaca
MNU Office Worker
Ryan Whittal
MNU Office Worker
John Jacob
MNU Office Worker
Yashik Maharaj
MNU Office Worker
Fernando Saraiva
MNU Office Worker
Sharon Waugh
MNU Office Worker
Brandon Auret
MNU Mercenary
Jacques Gombault
MNU Mercenary
Justin Strydom
MNU Mercenary
Simo Mogwaza
MNU Mercenary
Theunis Nel
MNU Mercenary
Sonni Chidiebere
MNU Mercenary
Matt Stern
MNU Mercenary
Danny Datnow
MNU Mercenary
David Dukas
MNU Mercenary
Daniel Hadebe
MNU Guard
Wisani Mbokota
MNU Guard
Craig Jackson
MNU Guard
Justin Duplessis
MNU Guard
Rodney Downey
MNU Guard
Den Antonakas
MNU Guard
Bongo Mbutuma
Nigerian Gangster
Johnny Selema
Nigerian Gangster
Mashabela Galane
Nigerian Gangster
Mfazwe Sekobane
Nigerian Gangster
Nicholas Ratlou
Nigerian Gangster
Saint Gregory Nwokedi
Nigerian Gangster
Donalson Rabisi
Nigerian Gangster
Zephania Sibanda
Nigerian Gangster
Gideon Thodane
Nigerian Gangster
Mdu Mthabela
Nigerian Gangster
David Mikhethi
Nigerian Gangster
Jeffries Simelane
Nigerian Gangster
Shafique Allan
Nigerian Gangster
Wendy Mbatha
Nigerian Hooker
Leigh Mashupye
Nigerian Hooker
Beauty Setai
Nigerian Hooker
Nkiyase Mondlana
Nigerian Hooker
Kuda Rusike
Soweto Resident
Morena Setatsa
Soweto Resident
Mpho Molao
Soweto Resident
Ntombi Nkuua
Soweto Resident
Absalom Dikane
Soweto Resident
Monthandazo Thomo
Soweto Resident
Norman Thabalala
Soweto Resident
Siphiwe Mbuko
Soweto Resident
Shiela Nene
Soweto Resident
Neill Blomkamp
Man with Wikus' Coordinates
Trevor Coppola
MNU Mercenary
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Total Grosses
UK total gross
£8,875,093
714
District 9
715

US total gross
$115,646,235
546
District 9

Global total gross
$210,819,611
750
District 9
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
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  •  United Kingdom
  •  South Africa
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 7

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£2,288,378
£2,288,378
1▲▼
£1,184,392
£4,783,530
2
£810,673
£6,380,720
4
£558,959
£7,488,709
6
£405,172
£8,250,242
9
£214,396
£8,695,787
14
£76,582
£8,875,093
Box Office Gross Flow
£
2.3M
1.2M
810.7K
559K
405.2K
214.4K
76.6K

4th Sep
2009

11th Sep
2009

18th Sep
2009

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2009

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2009

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2009

16th Oct
2009

News from around the web

At the US box office this week director of District 9 and Elysium Neill Blomkamp sees his latest film Chappie hit the number 1 spot.

Chappie's debut at the top is during the worst grossing weekends of the year so far in America, and the worst since late last year.

Chappie takes $13.3 million over the weekend which does't put it in good stead to have a long stay on the box office.

Falling to number 2 this week is Focus with a $10 million second weekend and $34.6 million gross after 10 days of release.

Also new on the US box office this week are: Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel entering at 3 and Unfinished Business which enters at 10.

What are the films were looking forward to the most in 2015? Here is our list of the 15 films were most excited about this year.

Do you agree? Have we missed something off? Let us know what you think of this list.

So in order of release date here it is.

Big Hero 6 - Disney always have a place in cinema and here is their latest effort, released last year in America it got great reviews.

Fifty Shades of Grey - Despite the trashy nature of the novel the trailer for this have made it look, if nothing else, intriguing.

Chappie - Neill Blomkamp delivered with District 9 and brought the interesting Elysium to the screen, the trailer looks good.

The Divergent Series Insurgent - Divergent was surprisingly good and has whetted the appetite for this sequel.

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Avengers was simply brilliant and this should deliver action and drama in ample doses, Joss Whedon can do no wrong!

Pitch Perfect 2 - The real surprise feel good movie of all time, Pitch Perfect get it's deserved sequel.

Pixels - it may have Adam Sandler in it but the concept just makes us want to see this big time.

Tomorrowland - Fascinating concept and with George Clooney, it will be either great or just terrible!

Jurassic World - 14 years later the world of dinosaurs has evolved to a fully working theme park as visualised in the original, of course things go wrong!

Terminator: Genisys - Love or hate the idea behind this it will either revive or kill the series, and how else could they have brought an ageing Arnie back?

Minions - The best of the Despicable Me series gets their own film, the trailer have the laughing out loud.

Inside Out - Pixar are back with a take on the Hermans Head idea, even Pixars worst and really great so high expectations for this.

Suffragette - Maybe its because we know someone in this film, or maybe it's because of the all star line up but were really looking forward to this.

Spectre - It's Bond, it's the follow up the the Uk's highest grossing film ever, it will be great, nothing more to say.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens - The year ends with the most anticipated film of them all and the most anticipated film since … Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, lets hope this one live up to expectations.

Last weekend The Boxtrolls managed to keep a very slender lead ahead of Liam Neeson in a tightly fought battle for the top.

The Boxtrolls makes it 2 weeks at the top, this week with no advanced screenings, but it still manages to retain a £1.33 million weekend and £3.6 million from 10 days of release.

Highest new entry for the week is A Walk Among the Tombstones starring Liam Neeson reprising a role for which he seems to have found a nice since his starring in Taken.

Tombstones narrowly missed out the the top spot by about £15 million, taking £1.31 for the weekend, with The Equaliser being released on Friday it will likely not get it's day at the top.

Also new this week are

  • The Riot Club at 5
  • 20,000 Days On Earth at 8
  • Magic In The Moonlight at 12
  • The Giver at 14
  • Khoobsurat at 15

Historical box office

This time last year Ron Howard's Rush was still topping the box office with the highest new film right down at 5 in the shape of Diana.

Five years ago Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was the new film at the top knocking District 9 down to second place.

Ten years ago Tom Cruise went serious in Collateral knocking Open Water down to second after a single week on top.

Fifteen years ago The Generals Daughter entered in second place while Eyes Wide Shut stayed at the top for a second week.

After 2 weeks at the top Lucy gets knocked down the chart by Sex Tape which makes it's debut in the Uk at number 1.

Starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel this Jake Kasdan directed comedy about a couple trying to spice up their sex life by making a movie, which then gets shared to everyone debuts with £1.4 million.

Not a great opening gross especially for the 2 leads, Diaz has enjoyed great success with the Shrek franchise while Segel has seen big grosses with the likes of The Muppets, Gullivers Travels and Knocked Up.

Lucy has been having a great cinema run and after 3 weeks of release has taken a very respectable £10.46 million.

Also new this week is

Before I go to Sleep at 3
The Hundred Foot Journey at 4
The Guest at 8

Chart History
One year ago this week Richard Curtis's About Time made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the One Direction boys to 3rd.

Five years ago District 9 was the debut film for Neill Blomkamp and it debuted at the top knocking The Final Destination into second.

Ten years ago Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks team up agin to debut the Terminal at the top knocking Dodgeball to second place.

Fifteen years ago so a very static box office with South Park Bigger Louder and Uncut staying at the top while the top new film was Go right down at six.

Finally twenty years ago this month Speed and Forest Gump where the big film at the box office while twenty five years ago Dead Poets Society and Young Einstein were the big grossing films of September.

Four main new releases should battle for attention at cinemas in the UK this weekend with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster leading the way but Jennifer Anniston not too far behind.

From the director Neill Blomkamp who brought us the critically acclaimed South African film District 9 back in 2009 comes his follow up. This time he hits Hollywood getting Damon and Foster involved.

The film has been received well by critics and Blomkamp has again used sci-fi to “hide” a political message.

I expect Elysium to debut at the top of the box office over the weekend with nothing else to challenge, expect a debut in the region of £4 million.

Were the Millers starring Jennifer Anniston will challenge Elysium for the top spot. The wacky comedy has had surprisingly good reviews especially for Aniston.

The friends actress is always a big pull in the UK but the film doesn't have the special effects spectacle that will wow on the big screen, I expect a debut in the region of £2 million and probably debut at 2.

Also out this week is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones have which will probably do better than I'm expect, becoming a teen favourite and having a cult following this will appeal to the Harry Potter and Twilight audience and could do big numbers, I'm expecting somewhere around the £1 million mark and a top 5 entry. Finally this week is Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried as fames 70's porn actress Linda Lovelace. Lovelace will debut in the top 10 but I'm expecting under a £1 million debut.