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Marvel unleash their first blockbuster of the year to the delight of fans and like every year for the last few years it smashed into the top of the UK box office.
Captain American Civil War is the biggest assemble of Marvel superhero characters outside of an Avengers movie and takes over at the top with a weekend take just shy of £20 million.
Compared to the previous Marvel films this is fairly normal but the is by far the highest grossing Captain America movie.
Projection for the movie should be high, but Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice gave a wake up call last month as to how a superhero movie can perform below average.
The Jungle Book falls down to number 2 this week on its 3rd week of release with £5.7 million, its total is £33.2 million to date.
Highest total grossing movie on the box office is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice which has taken £36.5 million to date.
A year ago
The Avengers Age of Ultron remained at the top while Far From The Madding Crowd was the highest new film at number 2.
Five years ago
Thor was the top new film of the week entering at number 1 knocking Fast Five down to number 2.
Ten years ago
Ice Age: The Meltdown stayed put at the top of the box office leaving highest new film 16 Block to enter at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Bridget Jones's Diary stayed for another week at the top while The Mexican made its debut at number 2.
Twenty years ago
Comedy The Birdcage was the top new film across the country at number 1, finally shifting Top Story from the top, it slid to number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Biopic The Doors made its debut at the top of the box office while Highlander II The Quickening fell into the runner up spot.
It had all the cast reunited from the first Fast and Furious movie and this excited movie goers so much that not only did the film make over $600 million dollars worldwide and become a DVD/Blu-ray smash hit but it was the most pirated film in 2011 according to torrentfreak.com
Fast Five starring Vin Diesel was downloaded more than 9 million times, in second place was The Hangover Part II and in third place was Thor. The argument for Pirated movies has been a long and intense once, but all 3 of these films were big hits at the cinema with each one taking over or close to half a billion dollars in box office takings.
I'm not sure what this list tells us, I'll let you make up your own minds, cinema attendances were down this year but were in the middle of a world wide financial crisis, personally I think that on the whole people who will see the film in cinemas will do and then maybe down load the movie, people who download the movie and don't see it in cinemas would never anyway. This is an interesting list so for your pleasure take a look at the top 10 most downloaded films of 2011 and by all means let me know your thoughts.
|2||The Hangover Part II||8,840,000||$581,464,305|
|5||I Am Number Four||7,670,000||$144,500,437|
|9||The King's Speech||6,250,000||$414,211,549|
|10||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||6,030,000||$1,328,111,219|
UK release date: 22nd April 2011
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 8
Total UK gross £18,481,014 and the 257th top grossing film in the UK
Total World gross $604,505,005 and the 126th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 12Genres: