Calling it the Harry Potter world is old hat now, the Wizarding World as its known is now growing beyond the boy wizard and we have a new series of films.
The Fantastic Beasts series reaches its second film this November and today Warner Bros. release the final trailer.
Were not a big fan of the Harry Potter series but we loved Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them, and judging from this trailer the mystery and wonder as well as the sheer epic spectacle are all in place.
I cant help thinking that after a great first movie in the series this film is just going to fall to type and be a good guy versus bad guy like Harry Potter.
Decide for yourself and and check out the trailer below.
There was never any doubt that the highly anticipated new Blade Runner sequel, Blade Runner 2049, was going to top the box office, but expectation were a little higher than was achieved.
Starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford the film has garnered fantastic reviews with a true sequel storyline and fantastic cinematography.
With a debut gross of just over $31 million on an expectation of $50 million maybe the sci-fi epic was a little too much for movie goers.
Falling to number 3 this week is last weeks top film IT which takes just shy of $10 million on its 6th weekend of release for a total US gross of $304 million.
Coming in at number 2 is The Mountain Between Us starring Kate Winslet and Idris Alba with a US weekend gross of $10 million.
Also new this week is animated film My Little Pony with an $8 million debut.
It is the longest longest running film and well os t he top total grossing film on the top 10 this week.
Christopher Nolan's War epic Dunkirk makes it an incredible 4 weeks at the top of the UK charts leaving Annabelle Creation to make its debut at number 2.
With a less than 50% drop in weekend grosses to £2.6 million Dunkirk has had an incredible journey so far at the box office, especially as the big money was on Annabelle taking the top spot this week.
This has brought the war dramas total gross in the UK to £ 44.7 million and it is now easily the second top grossing film of 2017, it won't get to the top as Beauty and The Beast is on £77.3 million.
The sequel and spin off series Annabelle Creation makes its debut at number 2, the film is a sequel to Annabelle but is part of the Conjuring series of films.
The aggressive marketing push has given the film a £1.9 million opening weekend, this is almost identical to the original film which went on to gross £7 million in the UK.
Also new this week is Atomic Blonde at number 3 with £8 million and The Nut Job 2 Nutty by Nature at number 10 with just over £354 thousand.
Longest run on the box office is Baby Driver which has been around for 7 weeks now while the top grossing film this week is Dunkirk.
A year ago
Suicide Squad remained at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates right down at 5.
Five years ago
Ted stayed at the top of the box office while the top new film was Step Up 4 Miami Heat which was new at 3.
Ten years ago
Rush Hour 3 was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, it knocked The Simpsons Movie down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Men in Black II remained at the top for a second weekend with the top new film Eight Legged Freaks making its debut at 3.
Twenty years ago
Men In Black was the top film again while the top new film was Grosse Point Blank at number 4.
Twenty five years ago
Far and Away remained the top film for a second, there were no new films this week twenty five years ago!
After a strong debut last weekend the Christopher Nolan war epic Dunkirk remains at the top despite a strong showing from The Emoji Movie.
A weekend gross of $26 million was enough to secure a second weekend on top for Dunkirk with a 44% drop in weekend grosses.
This brings the total gross after 10 days to $102 million, another hit for Nolan after the Batman trilogy, Interstellar and Inception.
A strong debut for The Emoji Movie has brought the film into the box office at number 2, it narrowly missed out on the top spot with a $25.6 million debut.
Animated features do well these days from the likes of Disney and Dreamworks and with kids using Emojis on a daily bases and the kids holidays coming to an end, so parents treat the kids this could have a way to go.
Also new this week is Atomic Blonde, the R rated movie makes its debut at 4 with $18.5 million.
Wonder Woman is once again the longest running film and the highest total grossing with 9 weeks on the chart and $396.4 million in grosses.
The release of a new Tom Cruise film its bound to make some waves and The Mummy makes its debut at the top of the global box office this week with a $175 million opening.
Domestically (in America) the film has not gone down that well with a $32.2 million debut, but internationally the film has and takes $141.8 million, the film is opened in 64 countries this week.
Compared to previous Cruise movies this is a low take, the reviews have not been that favourable and it must be a bit worrying to Universal as this is supposed to be the first of a new universe of movies.
Wonder Woman slips to number 2 this week, still doing good business it takes $115.2 million from 58 countries which brings the Gal Gadot film to $435.2 million in global takings.
The film is still getting good word of mouth and it has really kicked the DC Universe into gear, it will be interesting to see for Justice League performs later this year.
The rest of the top 5 has Pirates of the Caribbean 5 at number 3 with $45 million, Baywatch at number 4 with $15 million and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie at number 5 with $14 million.
As Warner Bros. unleash the next film in its expanding DC Universe hopes are high that Wonder Woman will kick it into high gear, and with a $223 million opening from 56 countries it can be considered a success.
With man of Steel and Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice not really setting the box office alight the way many had hoped we now have the DC movie the fans have been longing for as Wonder Woman pleases critics and fans alike.
After a week atop the global box office last week Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge falls to number 2 with $95.4 million from 55 countries, the films tepid reception with critics and fans has done the film no favours and it cant compete with a superhero juggernaut.
We will have to see if this means a slow down or end to the series, Disney has got used to $1 billion plus grosses for the series and this will most likely come no-where near that figure at the film reaches the half billion mark globally.
Making a decent debut at number 4 is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, $24.2 million from 9 countries isn't bad for a film with little hype.
Director Michael Bay brings us a new trailer for the next Trasnsformers movie, Transformers The Last Knight.
A long voice over from Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins brings up bang up to date with how we got here.
Autobots + Decepticons = One epic trailer. pic.twitter.com/ztDkvjcfdK— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountUK) January 29, 2017
Across the globe this week Ridley Scott's sci-fi epic The Martian is still conquering the world box office, not in its fourth week of release.
The film is loosing momentum slowly but still manages a weekly global gross of $58 million bringing its total global gross to $319 million, it is now playing in 75 countries.
Having had its release across most of the world China now gets Ant-Man and gives the film a massive boost.
Now only playing in 3 countries the film takes $43.5 million last week and sits at number 2, it has now grossed $454.6 million globally.
Ant-Man is also the highest total grossing movie across the globe this week.
Here is the full global top 10 film:
Christopher Nolan took a risk with his 3 hour space epic Interstellar starring Matthew McConaughey, but the gamble paid off and this week it hits the video top spot.
Released at cinemas on 7th November 2015 the film took £5.3 million on it's opening weekend debuting at the top of the box office in the process.
A 7 week chart run on the UK box office ended on 19th December and during that time it grossed £20.06 million making it the 178th highest grossing film ever in the UK.
The film also did well across the world, in the US it took $188 million while it's world gross stands at $665 making it the 75th highest grossing film ever.
Last weeks top film, Paddington falls just a single place to number 2 this week, despite some cinemas still showing the film!
Other new film on the Uk video chart this week are: Penguins of Madagascar at 3 and Horrible Bosses 2 at 6.
As if there was little doubt in the outcome of of this weeks US box office results and is time honoured tradition The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies takes the top spot on the box office.
The second trilogy in the Middle Earth saga has had a rough journey to cinema screens, but Peter Jackson tops off his epic saga in style, although the total box office for the second group of films will be below that of the first.
The Hobbit knocks Exodus Gods and Kings right down to fourth place with Night At The Museum Secret of The Tomb entering as a new film at two and Annie entering at three.
Also new this week at the American box office are Wild at six and indian blockbuster PK at ten.
From Disney/Marvel is the the plot synopsis for Avengers Age of Ultron which is released in the UK on 25th April 2015.
Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
Biblical re-telling, with a Hollywood edge, hits the top of the US box office this week as Russell Crowe stars in Noah.
Starring alongside Emma Watson and Ray Winston the epic hits the top with an estimated $44 million.
Last weeks top film Divergence falls a single place to number 2 this week with a box office gross of $26.5 million.
Other new film in the US this week:
Sabotage at number 7.
The Star Wars announcement at CES 2011 yesterday was that the Saga would be released on Blu-ray in September of this year , no exact date was given but the 3 box set's that will be released are available for pre-order now.
In what was considered a relatively low key event for such a huge announcement involved Darth Vader, a handful of Stormtroopers and Fox Home Entertainment president Mike Dunn coming out and making a short statement.
The 3 box sets that will be released are an Original Trilogy Box Set, a Prequels Trilogy Box Set and a 9 disk Saga Box set that will include 3 diska with over 30 hours of extra material, of which there was no mention of content.
Thankfully there was no mention of any Star Wars 3D, it's no secret that Lucas is working on a retrofit for the films but maybe that will be a separate release and this one will not be effected, it's a long time till September though. Also no mention of the Star Wars Holiday Special, we can live in hope that this will be cleaned, converted to HD and included.
The film are available on Amazon.co.uk with current prices at £33.99 for the two trilogy sets and £69.99 for the Saga set.
There was a press release to follow which gave far more information
THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE
THE MOST ANTICIPATED BLU-RAY RELEASE IN THE GALAXY
IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR WORLDWIDE PRE-ORDER STARTING TODAY
LAS VEGAS (Jan. 6, 2011) – The most anticipated Blu-ray release ever – the Star Wars™ Saga – emerges from light speed this September 2011. For the first time, all six of George Lucas' epic films (Episodes I-VI) are united in one complete set. Fans worldwide are able to pre-order now with online retailers.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment will release Star Wars in three distinct sets to meet the needs of every Star Wars fan:
- Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray (9-disc Set includes all six films)
- Star Wars: Prequel Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes I-III)
- Star Wars: Original Blu-ray Trilogy (3-disc set includes Episodes IV-VI)
STAR WARS: THE COMPLETE SAGA ON BLU-RAY will feature all six live-action Star Wars feature films utilizing the highest possible picture and audio presentation, along with three additional discs and more than 30 hours of extensive special features including never-before-seen deleted and alternate scenes, an exploration of the exclusive Star Wars archives, and much more.
Star Wars: The Complete Saga on Blu-ray will be available for $139.99 US/$179.99 CAN and the Star Wars: Trilogy Sets for $69.99 US/89.99 CAN. Pricing for each set will vary by international territory.
Flanked by a legion of his finest Imperial Stormtroopers, Darth Vader himself joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) to announce the release, vowing “The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor.''
“The Star Wars Saga is the most anticipated Blu-ray collection since the launch of the high-def format,” Dunn said. “The epic franchise pioneered sound and visual presentation in theaters and is perfectly suited to do it again in the home, with a viewing experience only possible with Blu-ray.”
“With all six episodes available for the first time in one collection, this is a great way for families and home audiences to experience the complete Saga from start to finish,” said Doug Yates, Vice President of Marketing, Online, Distribution, Lucasfilm Ltd. “And with the quality of high-definition, Blu-ray provides the most immersive home experience possible.”
“The Star Wars franchise has been one of the most anticipated Blu-ray releases by Amazon's customers,” said Bill Carr, Vice President of Music and Video at Amazon. “We think that Star Wars will be incredibly popular with our customers, and we expect pre-orders to be very strong.”
The film has a UK gross of £13,125,246 and is the 434th top grossing film in the UK
The film has a US gross of $107,518,682 and is the 577th top US domestic film.
The film has a World gross of $268,426,634 and is the 511st top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: UGenres:
Highest chart position: 3
Weeks on box office: 8