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First

2012
25thframe.co.uk
Directed by
Caroline Rowland
Starring
John Orozco
Heena Sidhu
David Rudisha
Majlinda Kelmendi
Carolyn Buchanan
Missy Franklin
Chad le Clos
Katie Taylor
Bo Qiu
Laura Trott
Queen Underwood
James Ellington
Christophe Lemaitre
Bruno Fratus
Basheer Abdullah
Sarah Attar
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
David Boudia
Gail Buchanan
Laurence Buchanan
Pierre Carraz
Tom Daley
Jessica Ennis-Hill
Dick Franklin
Justin Gatlin
Tyson Gay
Sarah Hammer
Natasha Jonas
Dani King
Timothy Kitum
Driton Kuka
Bert le Clos
Geraldine le Clos
Jordan le Clos
Christianne Legentil
Nioun Chin Elodie Li Yuk Lo
Maziah Mahusin
Sam Mikulak
Adam Nolan
Sofya Ochigava
Lawrence Okoye
Damaris Orozco
William Orozco
Andrew Osagie
Ronak Pandit
Michael Phelps
Oscar Pistorius
Asafa Powell
Shanaze Reade
Woroud Sawalha
Todd Schmitz
Joanna Rowsell Shand
Arilson Silva
Janna Sundberg
Peter Taylor
Zara Tindall
Adrian Trott
Glenda Trott
Trisha Turton
Ivan Ukhov
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17th January 2019

The next chapter in the John Wick series is set for release on 17th May 2019 and we get the first trailer today.

As you'd expect from a trailer from this series there is plenty of action and lots of Keanu Reeves.

This time round Halle Berry and Anjelica Huston come along for the ride and the film is directed by Chad Stahelski again.

Check out the trailer below.

15th January 2019

The first major trailer of 2019 is here as Marvel/Disney release the first glimpse of Spider-Man Far From Home.

The trailer sees Peter Parker and his gang go to Europe on a school trip where things go wrong and Spider-Man is needed, thats all we get from the trailer really.

we also get to see Jon Favreau as Happy, Marisa Tomei as Aunt May and Jake Gyllenhaal Mysterio, we also get to see Samual L. Jackson as Nick Fury who actually steals the trailer.

There is also a new poster for the movie, you can check them both out below.

Spider-Man Far From Home

31st December 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.

Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War

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.

Black Panther

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.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdon

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.

Incredibles 2

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.

Venom

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

  1. Avengers Infinity War = $2.048 Billion
  2. Black Panther - $1.346 Billion
  3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingsom - $1.304 Billion
  4. Incredibles 2 - $1.242 Billion
  5. Venom - $855.1 Million
  6. Mission:Impossible Fallout - $791 Million
  7. Aquaman - $748.7 Million
  8. Deadpool 2 - $741.5 Million
  9. Bohemian Rhapsody - $702.4 Million
  10. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald - $627.5 Million

7th December 2018

The moment many film fans have been waiting for has happened and Disney/Marvel have released the first trailer for Avengers 4 now officially titled Avengers Endgame.

Avengers Endgame

As well as the trailer and title we get the first official poster for the film which is excellent and tells a story in itself.

As if that wasn't enough we also get a new release date of April 26 2019, so we can enjoy the new superhero movie a little earlier than expected.

The 2 minute 25 second trailer is quite sombre in feeling and we see the remaining Avengers all contemplating their next movie, and spoiler warning (sort of) Jeremy Renner is definitely back this time, check it out below.

4th December 2018

Due for release on March 8th 2019 today Captain Marvel gets a new trailer from Disney/Marvel.

The newest character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is played by Brie Larson and the film is directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

The film is an origins movie set in the 1990's and features Samuel L Jackson as a young Fury before becoming head of SHEILD.

The trailer also clears up the old lady hitting scene from the first trailer that caused a bit of controversy.

Check out the new trailer below.

3rd December 2018

Fantastic Beasts 2 is still doing well at the box office, especially outside the US, but Disney's Ralph Breaks The Internet was too strong this week and (just) tops the global box office.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Expanding to 28 countries this week the Disney property takes $59.4 million globally for the weekend which boosts its total global cume to $206.9 million after 2 weeks.

There are still a lot of countries to open in so expect this to hand around for much of Christmas and into the new year.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Not too far behind is the Wizarding World film which this week takes $51.4 million from a massive 81 countries to boost its total global cume to $519.6 million.

The film is behind the first movie of the series in the UK but slightly ahead in the rest of the world.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Bryan Singer directed movie has done far better than expected across the globe and this week passes a new milestone of passing the half billion mark.

The film takes an excellent $45 million over the weekend from 73 countries to push ots total global take to $539.5 million.

The Grinch

The Dr Seuss animation drops to 4 this week with $44.8 million from 55 countries, this bbosts the films global gross to $268.3 million.

Creed II

The boxing sequel expands to 30 countries this week and takes $26.8 million to boost its total gross to $92.5 million, it will pass $100 million by next weekend.

3rd December 2018

Not a lot of movement on the US box office this week as the Wreck-Ir Ralph sequel hangs onto the top spot and The Possession Of Hannah Grace is the top new film at 7.

The Possession Of Hannah Grace

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

A second weekend at the top for the Disney movie as it takes $25.7 million for the weekend which brings the film total US gross to $119.2 million.

The Grinch

Still doing well on the US box office as we officially enter the Christmas season, the Dr Seuss movie takes $17.7 million for a $203.5 million total gross.

Creed II

The Rocky universe film drops to number 3 this week with a $16.8 million weekend which takes the films total US gross $81.1 million on its second weekend.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Although not doing as well as expected the Wizarding World film hangs onto its place in the top 5 at number 4 this week with $11.2 million boosting its total gross to $134.3 million.

The film is well below the first film take at this point which was running at over $180 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Still performing well on the US box office the bio-pic add $8.1 million to its US gross which is now at $164.4 million.

The Possession Of Hannah Grace

With the top five films in the US still performing really well and no big new film the highest new entry comes in down at number 7 with a $6.5 million debut.

27th November 2018

On 9th August next year Disney bring their adaptation of author Eoin Colfer for Artemis Fowl book to the big screen and here they deliver the first trailer.

The film is in good hands being directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring the likes of Judi Dench so we should get a faithful adaptation of the books.

There are 8 books in the series and Disney will be hoping to get a franchise going to rival the likes of Harry Potter and join Disney's Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

Check out the first trailer and poster below.

Artemis Fowl

27th November 2018

There are 7 new reelases on the chart this week with Robin Hood the highest but the top 3 stay the same headed by Fantastic Beasts 2.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Doing well in the UK the Fantastic Beasts sequel remains at the top of the UK box office with a weekend take of £5.6 million.

The film isn't doing so well in the US but the figures are looking better elsewhere, in the UK the films total gross is now £22 million after 10 days of release.

The Grinch

This hanging onto to the runner spot the Dr Seuss film takes £3.2 million on its third weekend for a total gross of £14 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Still riding high at 3 after 5 weeks is the Freddy Mercury/Queen bio-pic which takes an excellent £2.2 million on its fifth week of release.

The film has now taken £39 million as is the eighth top film of 2018 but should break the top 5 by next weekend.

Robin Hood

Highest new entry of the week comes in at 4 with this Taron Egerton and Jamie Foxx starring re-telling of the classic bows and arrows film.

The film takes a relatively disappointing £1.3 million making one of the lowest debuting Robin Hood films.

Nativity Rocks!

Closing out the top 5 is a film which is the fourth entry in the long running Nativity! series directed by Debbie Isitt.

This entry takes £0.8 million over the weekend which is higher than the first entry but half that of the other 2.

The Girl In The Spider's Web

Opening outside the top 5 is the highly anticipated film starring Claire Foy which is at 6 taking £557,403.

22nd November 2018

Next summer Disney continue their current trend of live action remakes with the Jon Favreau directed The Lion King.

Judging from this first trailer we are in for a treat as the cinematography looks fantastic and the look and feel of the cartoon are there front and centre on the screen.

The trailer is well worth checking out if only for the James Earl Jones voice over and the excellent recreation of the famous animated trailer.

Coming July 19th check out the teaser below.

19th November 2018

With the release of a new film from JK Rowlings Wizarding World there was no doubt it would dominate the world on its debut, but worrying for Warner Bros. it is the lowest opening for a film from the fantasy world.

Instant Family

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Opening into a very wide 80 countries the latest film from the author and universe that brought us Harry Potter takes $253.2 million on its debut week.

Despite the strong opening across the world this was still lower that the first Fantastic Beasts film and the lowest of any film from the Harry Potter Wizarding World.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Freddy Mercury film continues to do well across the globe and this week sits at number 2 with $61 million taken from 79 countries.

Venom

The Sony villain movie is still getting a boost from its second wind since its release in China and this week falls to 3 with $57 million from 66 countries.

The Grinch

The Dr Seuss film is doing well in the US and UK which is keeping the film at number 4 this week with $47.5 million taken from just 24 countries.

Widows

The Steve McQueen directed movie gets a boost from its North American release and enters the top 5 with a weekly gross of $15 million from 20 countries.

Instant Family

Just missing out on a place in the top 5 this week is Mark Wahlberg's latest film which still manages to enter the global box office at 6 with $14.7 million from a single country.

15th November 2018

Disney continue their live action conversions next year and today they deliver the first trailer for Dumbo

The film directed Tim Burton has a CG generated Dumbo and we get a brief glimpse of the elephant flying around a big top.

The film stars Eva Green and Colin Farrell and is released in the UK on 29th March 2019.

Check out the trailer below.

13th November 2018

The Andy trilogy of Toy Story is over and were ready for a new dawn for Woody and the gang to embrace.

Toy Story 4

Today Pixar have brought us the first taste for what will be Toy Story 4 and given us the release date of June 21st 2019.

Check out the fist taste below, oh and alse check out the first teaser image/poster.

23rd October 2018

There was no stopping Michael Myers attacking Jamie Lee curtis across the globe the week and the Halloween sequel dominates the global box office on its debut week of release.

Venom

Halloween

40 years afte the events of the original Halloween Micheal Myers has come back to haunt Jamie Lee Curtis, and this time he drags her family along for the ride.

The horror film makes its global debut with $91.8 million and it was released in 24 countries making a per terretory average of $3.8 million.

Venom

Sony's Marvel connection is still proving strong and their anti-hero is still showing his teeth across the globe at number 2 where the parasite takes $50.4 million from 66 countries, the film has now taken $461 globally.

A Star Is Born

Bradly Cooper and Lady Gaga just can't get a break and fall to number 3 this week with $42.1 million from 76 countries pushing the films global gross to $201 million.

First Man

The film about Neil Armstrong takes $22 million this week from 48 countries, the film starring Ryan Gosling has now taken $55 million.

Smallfoot

Holding onto the number 5 slot for one more week the animated comedy takes $20.6 million this week from 72 countries for a total global gross of $137 million.

23rd October 2018

With the press tour and good reviews the new 2018 Halloween sequel dominates the US nox office on its debut weekend while A Star Is Born has to stay at 2 and Venom tumbles to 3.

A Star Is Born

Halloween

Its been 40 years since the first Halloween directed by John Carpenter, Jamie Lee Curtis stared in that film as a school girl terrorised by Micheal Myers, this film shows Myers coming back to terrorise her again and dragas her family along for the ride.

The film has had great reviews and makes its US debut at number 1 with $77.5 million, becoming the highest grossing debut for a horror film.

This will by far become the top grossing film in the series for which this is the 9th entry.

A Star Is Born

The film just can't make it to the top of the US box office and this week stays at number 3 for a third straight weekend.

This week it takes $19.3 million which boosts its total US gross to $126.3 million.

Venom

After 2 weeks at the top the Sony marvel movie falls to number 3 this week with 18.1 million to boosts its total to $171.1 million.

Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween

The Jack Black starring film falls to number 4 this week with $9.7 million which brings its total gross after 2 weeks to $28.8 million.

First Man

Perhaps performing not as well as expected the film falls to number 5 this week with $8.5 million, this brings the films total gross to $30 million.

15th October 2018

This week the top 2 films flip round and A Star Is Born takes over at the top from Venom on their second weekends while First man has to settle for fourth on its debut.

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A Star Is Born

The Oscar contender was unable to makes its debut at the top of the UK box office last weekend but after a tight fought battle manages to knock Venom off the top spot.

The films weekend gross is £3.08 million which takes the films total gross to £9.6 million

Venom

The Marvel film was not quite strong enough to hold on to the top spot for a second weekend as it falls to number 2 this week with £3 million.

This brings the Tom Hardy starring films total UK gross after 2 weekends of release to £13.7 million.

Its worth noting that across the week Monday - Sunday Venom is the top film with just £5.7 million compared to £5.5 million.

Johnny English Strikes Again

The British comedy starring Rowan Atkinson stays at 3 this week with a weekend gross of £2.9 million, this brings the films total gross after 2 weeks to £8.3 million.

It was in all a very tight fought battle at the box office for the top 3 places with less than £200,00 between the 3 movies.

First Man

Highest new entry of the week is First Man, set around the American space race to put the first man on the moon starring Ryan Gosling at Neil Armstring.

The film makes its debut with £2.4 million in the UK putting it this week at number 4, with Oscar buzz already in full swing for the film we could see this have a lengthy run.

Smallfoot

Finally in the top 5 is a new animated family film from Warner Bros. which makes its debut taking £2.3 million over the weekend.

Worth noting is that the top five films in the UK all take over £2 million this weekend as the bad weather sets in after a very good summer and people look for indoor things to do.

Also interesting this week is that positions 4 down to 8 are all new entries, and the weeks only new entries

Incredibles 2

The Disney Pixar film has now been arounf for 14 weeks and has taken an incredible £55.9 million.

15th October 2018

Venom makes is a second week as the top film in the world despite the release of First Man and continued attention on the Oscar potential A Star Is born.

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Venom

Another week as the top film for the Marvel bad guy movie as it takes an excellent $105.4 million from 55 countries to boost its international cume to $235.3 million after 10 days of release.

A Star Is Born

Bradly Coopers directorial film is performing well at the global box office and from 66 countries this week takes a very good $48 million to be at number 2.

This increases the films global gross to a very respectable $94.1 million and it will go over $100 million by next weekend.

First Man

Starring Ryan Gosling the film about the NASA race to have America be the first country to get a man on the moon is at number 3 and takes a fairly tepid $16.5 million from 23 countries on its debut.

There is a big Oscar buzz around the film and if it picks up some Academy Awards it could mean the film hangs around for a good few months.

Smallfoot

Warner Bros. have another animated hit on their hands as the family comedy falls to 4 and takes $23 million from 58 countries on its third week of release which boosts its global gross to $110.2 million.

Project Gutenberg

The Chinese film is still only released in 6 countries and this week is at number 5 and takes $22 million for the week which boosts its international cume to $138.6 million.

14th October 2018

Venom stays at the top of the US box office this week with A Star Is Born staying at number 2, while new entries First Man and Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween follow at 3 and 4.

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Venom

The Tom Hardy starring super villain movie manages to stay ahead of the crowd for a second weekend and remain at the top with a $35 million gross.

This brings the Reuben Fleischer directed Marvel films total gross after 10 days of release to $142.8 million.

A Star Is Born

Remaining in the runner up spot this week is the Bradley Cooper directed remake starring Lady Gaga which takes $28 million on its second weekend.

The film is just shy of the $100 million mark after 10 days with a US gross of $94.1 million.

First Man

Highest new entry of the week comes in at 3, the potential Oscar glory film starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle, the film about the first man on the moon takes $16.5 million on its debut.

Goosebumps 2 Haunted Halloween

lighthearted spooks is the order of the day at 4 with the sequel new entry starring Wendi McLendon-Covey and Jack Black.

The film from the successful series of books of the same name takes $16.2 million on its debut weekend.

Smallfoot

The lighthearted family comedy has been on the chart now for 3 weeks and takes $9.3 million to boost its total US gross to $57.6 million.

12th October 2018

Disney are adding to their live action movies next year with the release of Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Mena Massoud as the title character.

Will Smith is stepping into the shoes of the Genie, originally filled by comic genius Robin Williams, so there is a lot riding on Smith's performance.

Here is the first look at the film in a teaser trailer which gives away absolutely nothing, but it does show briefly the parallels director Ritchie has managed between this and the 1993 animated feature. Give it a watch below.

9th October 2018

Documentary film maker Micheal Moore brings his sequel of sorts to Fahrenheit 9/11 to the bog screen titled Fahrenheit 11/9.

15 certificate

Whereas the first film looked at the fallout from the terrorist attacks on New York in 2001 this looks at the reputation the US is getting while having Donald Trump in place as president.

The film hit controversy in the US for being given an R rating(one of their highest), the BBFC has given the film a 15 rating in the UK for strong language, disturbing images, racist behaviour and the film has a running time of 128 minutes.

4th October 2018

Micheal Myers is returning to haunt Jamie Lee Curtis over Halloween of 2018 40 years after she was first terrorised by the masked foe.

18 certificate

The BBFC have given the film and 18 certificate in the UK for strong bloody violence, gore and the film has a runtime of 106 minutes.

The film is released in the UK on the 19th October 2018, just in time for the scare season.

29th September 2018

Finishing off this week we have the first trailer for new comedy Holmes And Watson starring buddies Will Farrell and John C. Reilly.

The very British crime fighting duo and in fine comedic form in the film and it looks like Farrell and Reilly pull of the Britishness with ease.

Expect lots of slap stick comedy in this silly looking but funny turn, it will keep you Holmies happy until the new Sherlock Holmes starring Robert Downey Jr. comes around.

The film is due for release on Boxing day of 2018 and you can check out the first trailer below.

27th September 2018

The first X-Men film came out in 2000, now 7 movies in we get the origin story for Dark Phoenix.

Today we get the first trailer for the movie and things are certainly looking dark, and action packed.

The story centers around the X-Men's fight to find out what powerful force is attacking Jean Grey mind and how to help her, but of course Magneto is always on hand to help out any dangerous and powerfully torchered soul for the purposes of evil.

Released on 5th February 2019 check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

25th September 2018

The big film of the week is from director Eli Roth who is more known for his gore slasher and violent movies, but here delivers a family friendly tale of magic and wonder.

A Simple Favour

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

The film stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchet and makes its debut on the UK box office with £3.3 million, for Black and Blanchet who have starred in some big profile movies this is a low gross but for Roth this is a good opening weekend.

A Simple Favour

Also new this weekend is A Simple Favour from director Paul Feig, it is his first directing outing since the critically panned Ghostbusters reboot from 2016.

Opening to £1.6 million it does well for the director, the film stars Anna Kendrick and Linda Cardellini.

King Of Thieves

Doing well at number 3 is King Of Thieves which takes £1.5 million on its second weekend to bring the Michael Cain film to £3.7 million total.

Crazy Rick Asians

Crazy Rick Asians has a good second weekend at number 4 on the box office and takes £1.1 million, down only a small amount from last weeks debut, this brings the film to £3.5 million total gross.

The Nun

Finally at number 5 is horror film The Nun which takes £1 million for the weekend taking its total gross to just under the 10 million pound mark.

The Predator

Last weeks number 1 film takes a massive tumble down the chart this week to number 7, its total gross is now £3.8 million after a £0.6 million weekend.

25th September 2018

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.

25th September 2018

The transformers series of films, despite what you think of them, have been incredibly popular with each movie taking between $600 million and $1 billion at the box office.

Bumblebee is the first Transformer to get his first stand alone movie, and today we get a new trailer.

Directing duties have been passed over to Travis Knight with Hailee Steinfeld starring.

Judging by this trailer this could be a full on Transformers movie, check it out below and see what you think.

18th September 2018

Despite the less than favourable reviews The Predator takes the top spot on its debut weekend in the UK knocking horror film The Nun down to number 2.

Crazy Rich Asians

The sixth film in the Predator franchise (including the 2 cross over films with the Alien franchise) takes £2.3 million on its opening weekend which is in the same ball park of the previous film Predators from 2010.

The film will most likely have most of its business in this first weekend so expect the film to drop considerably on its second weekend.

Falling to number 2 this week is The Nun which takes £1.8 million on its second weekend of release which brings the films total gross to £7.7 million.

New at number 3 is the US smash hit Crazy Rich Asians, although the film doesn't seem to be repeating the same success in the UK.

There was an expectation that the film would top the box office but with a £1.6 million opening this is only good enough for a top 3 debut.

Michael Cains new film King Of Thieves enters the chart at number 4 with a £1.5 million debut.

The star has been in some big movies over the last 20 years which have had massive debuts but for a lesser known film this is a good debut, no doubt increased by his star power.

Finishing off the top 5 is former number 1 film Christopher Robin which takes £521,842 this week, this brings the films total gross after 5 weeks to £13 million.

18th September 2018

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has given us some top films over the years, but none seem more anticipated than Captain Marvel.

Today Marvel gives us the first trailer for the film starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson.

Based in the 1990's the film has a great establishing shot of a Blockbuster video store before giving a little background on the character.

Check out the new trailer and poster below.

Captain Marvel

18th September 2018

Stan and Ollie directed by Jon S. Baird and starring John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan is a bio-pic of comedy legends Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.

The film is released in the UK on January 11th 2019 and today gets its first railer.

You can check it out below.

17th September 2018

Its been a few years since we had a Predator film but this week The Predator storms the global box office to make its debut at the top.

A Simple Favour

The films gets a very wide release for its debut and is released in 73 countries, widest of all films this week, and takes $54.7 million.

After a good first week The Nun drops considerably this week and takes $51.3 million from 63 countries which brings the films total global box office to $85 million after 2 weeks of release.

Released in just 3 countries the Chinese film L Storm hits number 3 this week with $32.2 million which brings the films global gross to $35 million.

Landing at 4 is director Paul Feig's new film A Simple Favour, showing in 29 countries the film takes $19.5 million.

Mission:Impossible Fallout is coming to the end of its theatrical run, but still showing in 58 countries the film on its 8th week takes $18.2 million for an excellent $760.9 million global gross, the highest of the series.

17th September 2018

The story of the first man on the moon is one we all know, but new movie First Man goes behind the scenes to show how it all came together.

Starring Ryan Gosling the film is set for release in the UK on 12th October and has been given a 12A rating by the BBFC for infrequent strong language, moderate threat.

It has a running time of 141 minutes.

12a certificate

17th September 2018

At the US box office this weekend The Predator made a return to the box office in a reboot movie and despite bad reviews took the top spot.

A SImple Favour

Taking a weekend gross of $24 million the sixth movie to feature the famed hunter took over at the box office with ease, although it took less on its debut than the 2010 movie Predators which took $24.8 million.

Falling into the runner up spot this week is THe Nun which takes $18.2 million on its second weekend of release.

THis brings the films total US gross to $85 million after 10 days of release, this film took a massive tumble in its second weekend but will still be a top entry in the Conjuring series of films.

New at number 3 is A Simple Favour directed by Paul Feig in his first film since the miss he had with Ghostbuster.

The film which stars fan favourite Anna Kendrick takes a reasonable $16 million on its debut weekend on the US box office.

Also new this week is White Boy Rick which stars Matthew McConaughey, the film takes $8.8 million on its debut.

Falling to number 5 this week is Crazy Rich Asians with $8.7 million, the film has done incredibly well and has a US debut of $149.5 million to date.

5th September 2018

Not long now before the much anticipated Captain Marvel is released into our multiplexes and Entertainment Weekly today sent the internet crazy by releasing its exclusive first look.

The film stars Brie Larson and it has to be said she does look the part on the magazines cover.

The exclusive story inside the issue gives some information of the plot away, mainly that its set in the '90s so before Iron Man created his first suit.

Rumor has it there is a trailer coming in imminently so watch out for that.

5th September 2018

Its been 40 years since the first halloween film and this year we get the "final" confrontation between Jamie Lee Curtis and Micheal Myers.

Here is the second trailer for the film directed by David Gordon Green and despite being very dark there is a definite sense of 70's horror about the trailer.

The film is out on the 19th October and you can check out the new trailer below.

28th August 2018

Its been 7 years since the last Johnny English movie and 15 since the first one, but judging from this trailer Johnny English Strikes Again will still funny.

Showing lots of that typical Rowan Atkinson physical comedy the trailer has many laughs, lets hope thats not all the films funny moments.

With Ben Miller and Emma Thompson in support cast and directed by David Kerr the film is released on 5th October 2018.

3rd July 2018

At the UK box office this weekend Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom went back to the top of the chart after a week away, it took an incredible £2 million on its fourth weekend.

Highest new film Sicario 2 Soldado

The film has now taken £34 million in the UK, the first Jurassic World by this point had taken £54 million so the sequel is quite a way behind.

Falling to number 2 after a week at the top is Ocean's 8, a weekend gross of £1.2 million brings the films UK gross to £6.8 million after 2 weekends.

highest new film of the week is Sicario 2 Soldado which enters at number 3 with a weekend gross of just under £700,000.

A couple of other new films finish off the top 5 in the shape of comedy Tag at number 4 with and Indian film Ssnju at number 5.

11th May 2018

There have been a number of takes on the Predator story from the original John McTiernan directed classic and its sequel to the not that terrible team up with the Alien franchise and then the last effort was the Nimród Antal directed Predators

Now we get the Shane Black directed The Predator which today gets its first teaser trailer, and it looks like were going back to basics.

Its not clear from the trailer any elements of the story but we get a young boy opening a box and we get a soldier being interrogated, how do the two get connected?

Check out the trailer for yourself below.

8th May 2018

Is Meryl Streep in the film or not, we know the character has died and we know another actress plays her in the flash back, but we want to know.

Regardless the rest of the cast is back and the sequel for what was once the highest grossing film in the UK, imaginatively titled Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which as we all know is like the song lyric, now has its final trailer.

Come 27th July we'll all be singing the infamous ABBA songs, so lets see if it can match the first films UK gross, its got a tough job on its hands.

8th May 2018

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.

OverboardAvengers 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.

7th May 2018

Released on 15th May in the UK Deadpool 2 has been given a 15 certificate by the BBFC for strong bloody violence, sex references, very strong language.

15 certificateIf thsi film is anything like the original then it will be very violent and full of bad language, but it has a very comic book feel which probably kept it below the 18 rating.

The sequel stars Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool in this offbeat Marvel film, that Disney wanted nothing to do with, and after the success of the first film we have high hopes for this.

24th April 2018

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.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society3 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.

19th April 2018

Another trailer drops for Deadpool 2 today and as always its funny and very self aware.

Released on May 15th the film is highly anticipated after the success of the first movie.

This final trailer is more focused on Deadpool himself and is perhaps showing a more serious dark nature.

Check out the trailer below.

19th April 2018

The first Equalizer film did OK business across the world, clearly enough to warranty a sequel.

Sony Pictures today release the first trailer for The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington in the lead role.

Gritty and full of violence it looks like this film follows in the foot steps of the original - check it out come August 17th.

5th April 2018

The third outing for the anti Bond English hero gets its first trailer for the September film Johnny English Strikes Again.

Once again Rowan Atkinson is the bumbling British Secret Agent who is out to save the work, and has no idea how he does it!

Released in September 2018 check out the trailer below.

21st March 2018

After a very good 4 weeks at the top of the Uk box office Black Panther givers up this week and falls down to number 2 leaving Peter Rabbit and Tomb Raider to fight it out.

The Will Gluck directed Peter Rabbit starring the voice of James Cordon easily made it to the top in the end with a weekend gross of £7 million.

Also making its debut is Alicia Vikander in the reboot of Tomb Raider which make a decent weekend gross of £3 million.

In comparison the Angelina Jolie first outing from 2001 took £3.8 million on its debut, with inflation the reboot is a bit of a let down.

Black Panther may have fallen to number 3 this week but a £1.8 million 5th weekend takes the film total UK gross to £42 million, its global gross is now nearly $1.2 billion.

The Greatest Showman continues to do really well and a 12 weekend gross of just over £1 million brings the films total gross to nearly £39 million.

Red Sparrow finished off the top 5 this week.

14th March 2018

With the release of the first teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald we get the first teaser poster.

Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore take centre stage as they do in the trailer, with Jude law stepping into the shoes of Dumbledore fantastically.

Nothing is given away in the poster other than as we already know, who the two central characters of the film are.

Check out the poster below.

13th March 2018

Warner Bros. drop the first trailer for Fantastic beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald from the pen of J.K. Rowling who wrote the screenplay.

Set in her ever expanding Wizzarding World the film is set in the years before the Harry Potter series and this film features a fantastic looking Jude Law as Dumbledore.

The first film in the series was a great film, and in my humble opinion better than the Harry Potter films, and from this trailer this film is shaping up nicely.

Check out the trailer below.

12th March 2018

Continuing the Wizzarding World after Harry Potter is Newt Scamander in the Fantastic Beasts series and tomorrow we get the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

The follow up to Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them then film is released November 16th 2018.

Check out the teaser to the teaser below.

6th March 2018

Interesting first trailer from Disney's upcoming movie Christopher Robin based on A. A. Milne's Winnie The Pooh

The film is based on the Pooh story's Christopher Robin and his turmoil in life of forgetting imagination, until he sees all the friends he has lost from the Winnie the Pooh stories.

There is an unsettling feeling of Ted meets Hook in this trailer but lets just hope the film doesn't end up being like that, check out the trailer below.

5th March 2018

The sequel/reboot (never know what to call these things these days) of 1964's Mary Poppins gets a relase this Christmas starring Emily Blunt and called Mary Poppins Returns.

Disney have today released the first teaser trailer and on the positive they really have captured the feel and spirit of the era.

Emily Blunt certainly looks the part so things are looking up, on the negative side the last time a big budget film had returns is the title is was preceded by Superman!

There is also a new poster which is an extreme closeup of Blunt as Poppins.

28th February 2018

Its been 5 years since Disney released Ralph in his first feature Wreck-It Ralph and today the Mouse House released the first trailer for the follow up Ralph Breaks The Internet Wreck-It Ralph 2.

Not much is known about the story but we do know Ralph and Vannelope return, and were promised a whole host of cameos like the first film.

Check out the trailer below.

26th February 2018

As was widely expected the dominance of the Black Panther movie continued over the films second weekend in America with the film grossing again as much as the rest of the top 15.

With a weekend take of $108 million it brings the films total gross to $400 million in America and is challenging Marvels top grossing film, the first Avengers, it is currently ahead on the same point of its run.

Highest new film is Game Night at number 2, which takes $16.6 million for the weekend, the Jason Bateman starring film really was the runer up this weekend with all attention still on Black Panther.

Third this weekend was Peter Rabbit falling from its debut place of 2 which fifth is Annihilation from director Alex Garland and has had a troubled distribution and in the UK is getting a Netflix debut.

Finally on the top 5 is Fifty Shades Freed which has done better than expected taking $7 million on its 3 weekend but now falling fast.

19th February 2018

Marvel released their latest superhero this weekend into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the shape of Black Panther and became the studios second best debut behind Avengers Age of Ultron the second Avengers movie.

A weekend gross of £17.7 million means the film is less than a million behind the multi superhero film.

The second Avengers movie went of to make just shy of £50 million so Black Panther could well go over that mark in the coming weeks, the first Avengers movie, Avengers Assemble is the top grossing Marvel movie at £51 million.

Falling to number 2 this week is Fifty Shades Freed which takes £2.7 million in its second weekend for a £13.3 million total so far.

New at number 3 is the critically praised The Shape of Water from Guillermo del Toro, a £2.4 million debut isn't hit top debut, Hellboy II: The Golden Army did better, but its right up there.

Holding on at number 4 is The Greatest Showman which has now been around for 8 week and is the top grossing film of 2018, so far, and has taken an amazing £30 million.

Finally Coco from Disney Pixar is still in the top 5 and has now taken £15 million over 5 weeks.

5th February 2018

This week The Greatest Showman climbs the charts to number 1 for the first time after 6 weeks of release.

Released on 29th December 2017 the film has grossed a solid £2 million each week after its debut, this week with £2.2 million it reaches the top and brings its total gross to £23.2 million.

Coco stays put at number 2 with a £1.65 million gross which brings its total to £10.2 million.

Darkest Hour falls to number 3 this week after a single week at the top, a £1.63 million over the weekend and its total climbs to £18.6 million.

Early man which had a dissapointing debut last week climbs to number 4 this week with £1.5 million and Maze Runner: The Death Cure falls to number 5 with £1.5 million.

Highest new film of the week is Den of Thieves which is new at 6 with £1 million.

A couple of worthy notes this week, Darkest Hour was the top grossing film across the week Monday - Sunday, and something very rare the whole of the top 6 grossed over a million pound although the top 15 total gross was down on the previous week.

5th February 2018

We've waited so long for this and finally its here, Disney have released the full trailer to Solo: A Star Wars Story due out late May.

Its 1 minute and 43 seconds long and we get our first taste of Alden Ehrenreich as the infamous smuggler - and we get a good sense that the film will go into the characters back story.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

5th February 2018

We've waited a while for this but finally we get the first trailer for Mission:Impossible Fallout.

Tom Cruise is in full action form in this, the 6th film in the series.

We only have to wait until 27th July to find out what impossible mission they solve this time.

5th February 2018

Its been a heck of a long time coming but finally we get our first glimpse of Solo: A Star Wars Story.

There is so little in the trailer its impossible to get ay idea what the film is about, but at elast we have some footage now.

Come back tomorrow, 5th February, when the first full trailer is unveiled.

2nd February 2018

Released on the 12th February Black Panther is the latest in the long running Marvel Cinematic Universe from Disney.

Black Panther turned up in Captain America: Civil War as one of the support characters and is seen here in his first stand alone film.

The BBFC have given the film a 12A certificate for moderate violence, injury detail, rude gesture.

30th January 2018

Marvel/Disney release the first trailer for this years sequel Ant-man And The Wasp with Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly.

Also starring Michael Douglas the film is set for release in August of 2018 and will be the fourth Marvel film of the year.

Check out the trailer and the new poster below.

23rd January 2018

At this weeks UK box office Coco from Disney/Pixar tops the list on its debut weekend of release with £5.2 million.

The film has been a smash hit worldwide and continues the success that Pixar has had with the likes of the Toy Story series and Finding Nemo.

Falling to second place this week after a single week at the top is Darkest Hour, but a £3.3 million weekend boosts the total to £10.1 million.

Steven Spielberg lets loose the first of 2 film for the first half of the year with Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep starring in The Post, debuting to the tune of £2.1 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is The Greatest Showman at 4 and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle at 5.

Worth a mention is Star Wars: The Last Jedi which although falling to 9 this week boosts its total to £81.4 million, its now in the top 5 grossing UK films of all time.

21st December 2017

You may not remember but for a brief time Mamma Mia! was the highest grossing film of all time in the UK!

Times have changed and its currently the 9th highest grossing film in the UK, but a sequel is on its way.

Ten years later the cast are all back to sing more songs on a sun drenched island in the sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go again which is set for a summer release.

Check out the first trailer below.

20th December 2017

First trailer for Oceans 8 which stars Sandra Bullock as the sister of George Clooney's character from Oceans 11 12 and 13.

Its an all female cast which sees them ding a diamond heist as a part full of rich and important people, at least that what the trailer will have you think.

Relase date in the UK is 22 June 2018.

10th December 2017

Virtual Reality os the name of the game in Ready Player One and today we get the first full trailer for the new Spielberg film.

With plenty of pop culture references it is released at the end of March 2018.

Check out the new trailer below

10th December 2017

Directed by Steven Spielberg Ready Player One is about a world where everyone is addicted to VR.

Set for release on the 30th march 2018 Warner Bros. have released the first poster for the film.

Check it out below.

8th December 2017

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom gets its first trailer - and it has lots of running and dinosaurs.

Its fairly predictable stuff and has a sneaky suspicion of The Lost World: Jurassic Park in there.

Its nice to see Jeff Goldblum in the mix but they could resists making him say his immortal words from the original movie.

Check out the trailer below.

29th November 2017

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.

15th November 2017

Deadpool 2 gets its first trailer, and in true Deadpool style is just plain weird.

Nothing is normal in the world of the Ryan Reynold starring film and this trailer sure as hell falls into that category.

Released June 1st 2018 expect a full, more tailer like trailer soon.

9th November 2017

Kenneth Branagh this week scores another number one film with his take on the Agatha Christie classic Murder On The Orient Express, and in turn knock an old friend from the top of the box office.

Directed by and starring Branagh along with a whole host of other big names like Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer and Johnny Depp the film makes its debut with a respectable £4.9 million.

This already makes it his 4th most successful film as a director and by the end of its run it will be most likely 3rd with just Thor and Cinderella out doing it.

As just mentioned Branagh directed the first in the Thor series of films as by coincidence his new film knocks the latest Thor from the top spot.

Thor Ragnorak this week falls only to number 2, and it gave Murder On The Orient Express a good run for its money as it comes in with £4.6 million which brings the total gross to £20 million and its now the most successful Thor film in the UK.

Thor Ragnorak is still pulling in the audience and on a Monday to Sunday bases it would have by a long distance been the top film of the week taking in £8.1 million.

Also new this week is A Bad Moms Christmas which despite trying to celebrate Christmas in November, far too early, takes in £1.7 million at number 3.

Pokémon The Movie I Choose You and The Killing of the Sacred Deer are also new at numbers 9 and 10 respectively.

Kingsman The Golden Circle is the top total grossing movie this week with £24 million and the longest running film with 7 weeks on the chart.

Historical charts

A year ago
Doctor Strange kept its hold on the box office by staying at the top while top new film was the Ben Affleck starring The Accountant.

Five years ago
Skyfall was still the top film of the week while the top new film was Silent Hill Revelation (in 3D, it was Halloween!) which entered at 3.

Ten years ago
Ratatouille spent a 4th week at the top while 30 Days of Night from director David Slade was the top new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Sequel movie 28 Days Later was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, it knocked off XXX which fell to 2 after 2 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
The Full Monty remained at the top on its 10th weekend, although not all of them had been at the top, highest new entry was LA Confidential at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Beauty And The Beast spent its fourth weekend at the top while the highest new film was Boomerang starring Eddie Murphy at number 2.

11th October 2017

Its taken 35 years to produce a sequel to one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time and Blade Runner 2049 does what its predecessor couldn't and tops the box office.

Its hard to draw comparisons when there is such a gap between two parts but Blade Runner was considered a flop on release and only later was considered a classic, although not setting the box office alight as expected the sequel does manage a £6 million debut.

The reviews and the anticipation should have perhaps demanded a £10 million plus opening, but perhaps the long running time and stylised cinematography put people off.

Falling to number 2 after 2 weeks on top is Kingsman The Golden Circle which still manages a very respectable £2.1 million.

This brings the films total to date to £19.4 million, this means the film has in 3 weeks outgrossed the originals 9 week gross of £16 million.

Also new this week is The Mountain Between Us at number 4 with £0.7 million and the event feature Nora from the Met Opera (Norma Met Opera 2017) at number 7.

For the first time in 8 weeks there is a new highest total grossing movie, although it is Despicable Me 3 which is also the longest running film with 15 weeks, it has grossed £47 million.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Girl on the train starring Emily Blunt was the top film making its debut while Bridget Jones's Baby fell to number 2.

Five years ago
Making its debut at the top was Taken 2 starring Liam Neeson while Looper fell to number 2 after a week on top.

Ten years ago
Ben still starred in the Heartbreak Kid which debuted at number 1 while Run Fatboy Run fell from the top after 4 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Disneys Lilo and Stitch took over at the top while signs fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty years ago
The Full Monty spent its 6th week at the top while the top new film was Volcano starring Tommy Lee Jones at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Patriot Games spent its second weekend at the top while the return on the Carry On films after 14 years away was the top new film at 2.

27th September 2017

IT has a good run at the US box office, and continues to do well, but it gave up the crown to Kingsman The Golden Circle this weekend.

Not a fantastic opening weekend for the British secret agent sequel but its $39 million was enough to see it open bigger than the first film.

As we enter the winter season with a number of big film on the horizon this will effect Kingsman 2’s long term appeal, but for now its on a roll.

IT falls off the top after a couple of weeks at number 1 to number 2 with a weekend gross of around $30 million.

This pushed the films total gross after 3 weeks in the US to $266 million, and it is this week top total grossing movie on the US box office.

Also new this week are The LEGO Ninjago Movie which enters at number 3, after Batman and the Lego movie maybe a little disappointing, Friend Request at number 7 and Stronger at number 9.

Longest running film on the US chart this week is Wind River which this week notches up its 8th weekend.

20th September 2017

Out with the old, in with the new, its happened about 10 years after the game series got it but Tomb raider gets a much needed reboot.

Starring Alicia Vikander the film gets its first trailer today, check it out below.

And is it just me or does this look like a better version of the Jumanji reboot due Christmas 2017?

Tomb Raider is due march 2018.

18th September 2017

No Angelina Jolie this time as the Tomb Raider franchise reboot gets its first poster.

Where as the first two movies from 2001/2003 had an air of old Lara Croft about them, this definitely has a Square Enix feel.

To explain Core Design developed the games until 2003 when Square Enix took over development.

The games reboot had a very different look and feel with a younger looking Lara, the new film starring Alicia Vikander has that, check out the poster below.

13th September 2017

This week marks a bit of a mile stone in film global grosses, Despicable Me 3 goes over $1 billion, the first of the series to do so, this means now the top 30 top global grossing movies have all grossed over $1 Billion.

The first movie to do so was Titanic back in 1998 and was the only film to do so for a long time, that film had another bite of the cherry in 2012 and its gross is now over $2 billion.

The next film to do it was The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King in 2003, since then we have had at least one film a year do the fate.

The oldest film to go over $1 Billion is Jurassic Park from 1993, but again that had another go in 2011 which pushed it over the mark, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace similarly did the same.

To date only 3 film have gone to $2 Billion, Avatar (the top grossing movie of all time), Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The next milestone will be the top 50 all over a billion, which at the current rate will be some time in 2020/21, and then of course we look forward to the next Star Wars film going over the $2 Billion mark!.

11th September 2017

What was once the hot property that we could not wait for is now the 'do we care' as the Fifty Shades trilogy hits the third and final film.

In preparation for its release next February the first trailer and poster gets a showing, check them out below.

26th August 2017

First trailer hits for Shia LeBeouf drama Borg Vs McEnrow.

8th August 2017

Still selling enough tickets to keep it on top for a third week is Dunkirk which holds off a strong debut from The Emoji Movie.

War film Dunkirk from director Christopher Nolan keeps pulling in the punters and stays on top for an incredible third weekend with a gross of £4.6 million.

This brings the films total to £28 million with no sign of slowing down yet, and with a weak load of new releases next week we could see a fourth weekend on top.

Coming in at number 2 this week is The Emoji Movie which takes a very good £2.7 million on its debut.

With the summer holidays in full swing this is a timely release and it could mean the film stays in the upper reaches of the chart for a while to come.

Big budget movie Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets from Luc Besson should have been a massive hit but we have a bit of a flop on our hands as the film debuts at number 3 with £1.8 million.

With 6 weeks on the chart Baby Driver is this week longest running film and with nearly £40 million in total grosses Despicable Me 3 is the highest total grossing film.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year the excellent Suicide Squad debuted at the top knocking off Finding Dory after a single week at the top.

Five years ago
Ted from Seth Mcfarlane made its debut at the top knocking The Dark Knight Rises down to number 2 after a couple of weeks on top.

Ten years ago
The Simpsons Movie held on to the top of the box office while top new film Evan Almighty made its debut at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Men in Black II made its debut at the top knocking off Austin Powers in Goldmember from the top after a single week.

Twenty years ago
The first Men in Black film made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking The Lost World: Jurassic park down to number 3 after 2 weeks on top.

Twenty five years ago
Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman was the top film of the week, it knocked Universal Soldier down to 2 after a week on top.

18th July 2017

The last in the trilogy of Planet of The Apes prequel movies opens at the top of the Uk box office this week knocking Spider-Man Homecoming off after just a single week.

War For The Planet of The Apes which stars Woody Harrelson and Any Serkis hits the top with a weekend gross of £7.1 million, a very good gross for a critically praised film.

The trilogy of films has been constant on its debut and this does better than Rise but not quite at good as Dawn's £8 million debut.

With this in mind I'd expect this to end its run in the £30 million region.

Spider-Man Homecoming falls to number 3 this week leapfrogging over Despicable Me 3 by the tightest of margins with a £3.7 million weekend.

This brings the films total gross to £16 million after 10 days of release and is looking set to match the first Spider-Man film from 2002.

Despicable Me at number 2 took £3.8 million and has now grossed £26 million from 3 weekends of release.

For the Monday - Sunday week the top film would have been Spider-Man with a £7.4 million weekly gross with Apes second and Despicable Me 3 third.

For the third weekend running The Boss Baby is the longest running film with 15 weeks and the highest grossing with £28 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year expectations were high when the rebooted Ghostbusters hit the top on its debut knocking off The Secret Life of Pets after 3 weeks on top.

Five years ago
Ice Age: Continental Drift stayed on top for a third week while the top new film was Magic Mike at number 3.

Ten years ago
It was a rare summer release for Harry Potter as Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix hit the top on its debut knocking Shrek The Third down to 2.

Fifteen years ago
Scooby Doo was the top film of the week making its debut while Minority Report fell to number 2 after a week on top.

Twenty years ago
Batman and Robin stayed on top for a third weekend with the top new film Murder at 1600 landing at 3.

Twenty five years ago
Batman Returns was the top film of the week landing at number 1 on its debut while The Player fell to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.

11th July 2017

Spider-Man joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in Spider-Man Homecoming and with the help of Iron Man tops the Uk box office.

The new re-boot (the third for the franchise) stars Tom Holland and reaches the top with a £9.3 million opening weekend.

In terms of previous Spider-Man films this is fairly standard with only Spider-Man 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man doing far better.

Despicable Me 3 falls to second place but still manages a £5 million weekend which brings the films total gross to nearly £20 million.

With the school summer holidays fast approaching expect this film to hang around for a while.

Yet gain The Boss Baby is the longest running film of the week with 14 weeks on total on the chart and it is also the highest total grossing film with £28 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Secret Life of Pets held on to the top of the chart with The Legend of Tarzan coming in as the highest new film at number 2.

Five years ago
The Amazing Spider-Man starring Andrew Garfield made its debut at the top of the box office on its debit weekend knocking Ice Age: Continental Drift down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Shrek The Third remained at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Die Hard 4.0 starring Bruce Willis at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Tom Cruise starred in Minority Reports which too over at the top on its debut while Spider-Man fell to number 2 after 3 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
Batman and Robin remained on top while the top new film was George Clooney in One Fine Day at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
The Player stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Sleepwalkers at number 2.

10th July 2017

Across the globe this week Spider-Man Homecoming makes its debut at the top with a global gross of $257 million from 57 countries.

The first Spider-Man film to be released into the MCU the film also stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man which seems to have broadened the appeal of the film.

The film did well in the US taking $117 million but took $140 million on the international markets with South Korea leading the way.

Despicable Me 3 fell from the top to number 2 this week with $172.9 million from 61 countries, this brings the film total global gross to $447.5 million.

Wonder Woman is at number 4 this week and is the highest total grossing film globally, it has now grossed $745 million and is still showing in 65 countries.

Worth a mention if The House That Never Dies II, only released in 1 country it sits at number 6 this week with $14 million.

Cars 3 this week falls to number 8, with a total gross of $193 million globally it could well end up as the lowest grossing Pixar movie to date.

10th July 2017

The third re-boot of the popular Spider-Man swings onto the top of the US box office this week with one major difference from the previous series of the character.

Spider-Man Homecoming unlike the previous films is a Marvel film and part of the Disney MCU which allow it to feature Iron Man and Captain America, and it would seem audience are enjoy it.

Taking $117 million at the US box office this weekend it is the first time since the Sam Raimi Spider-Man that the series will make big money.

After making its debut at number 1 last week Despicable Me 3 falls to number 2 with a $34 million weekend, more than 50% drop from last week.

This brings the films total US gross to about $150 from its first 10 days of release, it will be the lowest grossing of the series.

Wonder Woman is the longest running film on the US box office this week with 6 weeks, it is also the highest total grossing with $368 million.

25th June 2017

First teaser trailer for the third Pitch Perfect film, Pitch Perfect 3.

The bellas are on the move are this time are off to Europe to compete in a singing contest.

Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick star in this trailer, but the whole group is present.

Film release date is December but catch the trailer below.

21st June 2017

The first Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man movie gets a 12A certificate from the BBFC.

12th June 2017

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.

10th June 2017

First look at Black panther from Marvel via a teaser trailer.

Film is due for release on 9th February 2018.

5th June 2017

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.

5th June 2017

The time of Pirates of The Caribbean is over and the dawn of the DC universe is upon us as Wonder Woman, the first female led super hero movie, blasts onto the US box office.

A massive $100 million opening ensured that the film hit the top spot on its debut, and of course it grossed more than the rest of the US box office combined.

Unlike its spiritual predecessor, Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice, this movie was met with mostly favourable reviews by critics and audiences alike.

The $100 million plus opening gives Wonder Woman the third biggest of 2017 in America following Beauty and The Beast and Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2.

Falling hard from the top spot this week is Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men tell No Tales (as its called in America) and the film fell nearly 70% from last week to end up at number 3.

With a weekend gross of only $21.6 million on its second weekend could this mean an end to the pirate saga? The film has taken $114.6 million in total.

Also new this week is Captain Underpants from Dreamworks, based on the kids books the film lands at number 2 with $23.5 million.

On probably its last weekend on the US box office Beauty and The Beast is the longest running film with 12 weeks and the highest total grossing with just over $500 million.

15th May 2017

It was a weekend when everyone thought the big budget film King Arthur Legend of The Sword was going to dominate, Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 still took the crown and comedy Snatched come in highest on Mothers Day weekend.

Its the second weekend of release for Chris Pratt and director James Gunn and Guardians easily holds on to the top spot with a massive $63 million, 57% drop from last weeks debut.

This brings the films total gross from 10 day in cinemas to $246.1 million, its inline with other big Marvel films and well ahead if the first Guardians film.

Highest new film honour goes to Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn about a mother and daughter who get kidnapped in a foreign country, good timing to release on Mothers Day.

The film makes its debut in second place with a weekend gross of $17.5 million, although with mediocre reviews we could see this slip away quickly.

Directed by Guy Ritchie and with a massive $200 million+ budget the studio were hoping for a mega hit on their hands, but King Arthur Legend of The Sword has limed into US cinema in third with $14.7 million.

Beauty and the Beast is once again the longest running film on the US box office, 9 weeks now, and its the highest total grossing movie with nearly half a billion pound in takings.

8th May 2017

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 opened up is a number of major territories this week and duly remains at the top of the global box office.

The James Gunn directed film starring Chris Pratt got its US debut this week and with release in 56 countries takes $268.8 million on its second week.

This pushed the films total global gross to $427.6 million, well on its way to a billion, this first Guardians film made $774 million and this could make the extra quarter of a billion to be yet another Marvel film to make the mark.

Showing great promise is Baahubali 2 The Conclusion which this week is at number 2 with $47 million from 11 countries, this pushes the film total gross to $147 million.

Two film on the top 5 this have grossed over a billion, Fast and Furious 8 at number 3 has taken $1.158 billion and Beauty and The Beast has now taken $1,185 billion and is at 5 this week.

There are no new entries on the global box office this week, no surprise with the wider release of Guardians this week.

8th May 2017

When there is a new Marvel film in town the all others distributers give the film a wide berth, and with the Chris Pratt and Zoe Seldana headed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 the big film nothing else stood a chance.

With an opening gross of $145 million on its debut if nothing stood in its path, the Guardians franchise has become one of Marvels biggest properties and Vol 2 opens over 50% more than the first film.

It is also the 15th consecutive film to debut at number one for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and with a good roster of films going forward there will be no letup.

Falling to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top is The Fate of the Furious (Fast and Furious 8) which takes a still respectable $8.5 million this week which brings its total gross in America to $207 million.

With the release of a Marvel film nothing else dare even think about opening and so there are no other new film this week.

Longest running film and highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is Beauty and the Beast which is at number 5 this week, has been released for 8 weeks and grossed $487 million.

2nd May 2017

The Marvel unsung heroes (outside of Deadpool) have gained a massive following since the release of the first film and the inevitable sequel was always going to be a massive blockbuster.

Landing at the top of this weeks UK box office Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 takes a fantastic £13 million making it the 41 highest debut ever, behind The Inbetweeners Movie and head of The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers.

The original Guardians of The Galaxy opened to £6.3 million in 2014, good for an untried new franchise, this film had bigger hype and has gained a loyal following and more than doubles the debut gross.

With favourable reviews and stars Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana at the top of their games, and with the best hero at the cinema in Baby Groot were looking at a £40 - £50 million total gross.

Falling from the top after 2 weeks if Fast and Furious 8, a £1.7 million 3rd weekend means that the film has now taken £26 million, it will struggle now to catch up with Fast and Furious 7.

Also new this week is Baahubali 2 The Conclusion at number 6 with £0.4 million, The Promise at number 9 with £178,000 and Lady McBeth at number 10 with £174,000.

Sing re-entered the chart this week and at 9 weeks is the longest running film while Beauty and The Beast is the highest total grossing movie with £70 million, its the 8th UK top film ever.

Historical Charts A year ago
Captain America: Civil War from Marvel was the top new film of the week, it knocked The Jungle Book from Disney from the top.

Five years ago
Avengers Assemble from Marvel took over at the top, it knocked Salmon Fishing In The Yemen down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Next starring Nicholas Cage was new at the top, it knocked Wild Hogs down to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
About A Boy starring Hugh Grant and Nicholas Holt was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top, it knocked Bend It Like Beckham to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Finishing off the release of Star Wars Special Editions Star Wars: Return of The Jedi made its debut at the top, it knocked Scream down to 2.

Twenty five years ago
Staying at the top was The Hand The Rocks The Cradle for a second weekend while Denzel Washington starred in the top new film Ricochet at number 3.

1st May 2017

With the release of Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 we see a new film taking over at the top as the Marvel film takes over from Fast and Furious 8.

Released globally but not yet in America the films which has gained a massive following after the first film takes $101.2 million on its debut, largely from the UK, Brazil and Australia.

Guardians 2 this week is released in 37 countries so still has much of the globe to go so expect the gross to ballon over the coming weeks and a $1 billion gross is on the cards.

Fast and Furious 8 this week made it over the $1 billion mark and became the top American film ever released in China, edging out Fast and Furious 7 from the top.

The film currently sits at number 2 on the global box office with a weekly gross of $87.7 million from 67 countries most of which is from the non-American market.

Also making an impressive show this week is Shock Wave which takes $24.4 million from 4 countries, mainly China, and is at number 4 this week.

Highest total grossing movie on across the globe this week is Beauty and The Beast which has now grossed an incredibly $1.14 billion.

25th April 2017

Sequel to the 2015 film Kinsman The Secret Service, Kingsman the Golden Circle gets its first trailer.

Its an all action affair with star Taron Egerton featuring throughout.

The star power has increased no end, check out the trailer below.

19th April 2017

Producing a series best with a £14 million opening weekend Fast and Furious 8 tops the UK box office easily making more than the rest of the chart added together.

This is the first instalment without the late Paul Walker and many thought the series could not continue, but number 8 in the long running series has performed better then expected.

The £14 million opening makes it the 30th best opening ever in the UK ahead ofThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and behind Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith.

After a week at the top The Boss baby falls to number 2 with £3 million bringing the films total to a rather good £16.7 million after 2 weeks.

The Handmaiden is new at number 6 with £474,752 and The Sense of an Ending is new at 10 with £329,948.

Highest total grossing movie on the chart is Beauty and The Beast with £65 million, its now the 10th top film in the UK, and the longest running film is Logan with 7 weeks.

Historical charts
A year ago
The Jungle Book hit the top of the chart on its debut while Zootopia fell to number 2.

Five years ago
Battle ship was the new film at the top of the box office while the 3D version of Titanic fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
Wild Hogs flew into the top of the box office knocking Mr. Beans Holiday down to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Bend It Like Beckham was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Blade II fell to number 3.

Twenty years ago
The special edition of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its debut at the top, it knocked the special edition of Star Wars to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Hook made its debut at the top of the box office and with an all new top 3 Deceived fell to number 4.

14th April 2017

Plenty of stuff to sink your teeth into with the first trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi.

Also shown at Star Wars Celebration Orlando is the film teaser poster.

Watch the trailer below and lets start guessing the story of Star Wars The Last Jedi.

10th April 2017

Its all a little too serious in the first trailer for Thor Ragnorak, then Hulk turns up and we see the humour shine through.

Great first trailer for the new Thor movie out towards the end of the year.

29th March 2017

First trailer for killer clown film IT written by horror maestro Stephen King.

This trailer, in good horror tradition, build up from innocence to really scary.

Check it out below.

28th March 2017

Audiences across the UK can't get enough of Belle and her beast as the Disney live action films scores a fantastic second weekend, Power rangers is the top new film at number 2.

A second weekend gross of £12.3 million for Beauty and The Beast is something most films would be happy to have as their debut weekend gross and would be in the top 100 highest grossers.

This brings the films total gross over 10 days to nearly £40 million and makes it the top grossing film of the year so far, overtaking La La Land.

With this type of momentum there is a chance it could end up being the top film of the year, although there are some big hitters coming later and a massive film at the tend of the year.

Power Rangers make their debut at number 2 this week in their revamped, re-booted, big budget incarnation to the tune of £1.5 million.

There was one other Power Rangers movie, back in 1995, based on the TV show it had the full title of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie and debuted in the UK to the tune of £1.3 million.

If we take inflation into account the 1995 film did far better and would today have debuted to the tune of £3.2 million.

Worth noting is that if the chart were counted for the whole week rather than just Friday - Sunday Power Rangers would have been at number 5 this week.

Also new this week is The Lost City of Z debuting at 7 with £0.28 million and CHiPs at number 8 with £0.2 million.

Longest running film this week is The Lego Batman Movie which has been around now for 7 weeks and the top grossing movie, after just 10 days is Beauty and The Beast.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice made its long awaited debut a the top of the box office knocking King Fu Panda to number 3.

Five years ago
The first of The Hunger Games movies was unleashed on the world and hit the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The Devil Inside down to number 4.

Ten years ago
Zack Snyder brought us his big screen cinematic style in 300 which debuted at the top knocking Norbit down to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Ali G Indahouse made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked Ocean’s Eleven down to number 3 after 5 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
The speacial edition of Star Wars made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked The English Patient down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Cape fear remained at the top for a third weekend, it kept off Bugsy which debuted at number 2.

27th March 2017

Alicia Vikander first image released of actress as Lara Croft in the 2018 Tomb Raider re-boot.

You can't keep a good franchise down, and Tomb Raider is set for a re-boot next year with a new actress, and today we get our first glimpse of her in action.

Its good to see the film makers are sticking to the original image and it looks like Lara Croft will be dressed in an outfit that resembles the original classic.

Check out the story on Vougue.com.

25th March 2017

First trailer for Justice League due to hit cinemas this November.

Has a very similar feel to Batman V Superman, and other Zack Syner movies.

Check out the trailer below.

21st March 2017

Disney have done well in recent years with their live action versions of classic cartoons and this week the best of all animations gets the treatment and Beauty and The Beast opens to a massive debut.

Taking nearly £20 million on its first weekend of release it is the 8th top weekend in the UK of all time and is the highest opening outside of a franchise film.

It will be interesting to see if this is just that the animation is considered one of Disneys ultimate classics, or if the public are simply enjoying these live conversions.

Its hard comparing this to the 1992 original as its been 25 years but that film took £8.4 million on its opening, and took £20 million in total.

Adjusting for inflation the 1992's opening would be about £22 million with a total of about £52 million, potentially very similar to this live action remake.

Falling to number 2 this week is Kong: Skull Island, a £2.7 million second weekend brigs the films total to £11 million, the film is running just above its stablemate Godzilla.

Also new this week is American horror hit Get Out which lands at number 3 this week with a better than expected £2.1 million.

Longest running film on the UK box office this week is Lion starring Dev Patel which has now been around for 9 weeks while the highest total grossing movie is Sing which is still at 7 and has now grossed £28 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Staying at the top was Kung Fu Panda 3 while to the top new film of the week was 10 Cloverfield Lane at number 2.

Five years ago
Horror film The Devil Inside was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while John Carter fell from the top to number 4.

Ten years ago
Norbit stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Premonition which landed at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven spent its fifth weekend at the top while the highest new film was Thir13en Ghosts which made its debut at number .

Twenty years ago
Oscar winning The English Patient was the top new film at number 1 while Jerry Maguire fell to number 2 after a week at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent a second week at the top while Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café was the top new film entering at number 2.

20th February 2017

The Lego Batman Movie may be beating Fifty Shades Darker in America and Europe but across the globe the latter is doing far better.

For a second week Fifty Shades Darker is the top movie of the week with a weekly gross of $64.6 million from 60 countries.

This brings the films total gross after a couple of weeks of release to $276.8 million, not too far behind the series first film.

The Lego Batman Movie remains in second place this week with $55 million and it is released in 63 countries, 3 more that Fifty Shades.

Highest new film of the week is right down at number 10, Fist Fight is only released in 1 country with a gross of $12 million.

17th January 2017

The world is going mad for La La Land as the strong Oscar contender conquers the UK box offfice on its debut weekend of release removing Assasins Creed in the process.

Its cleaning up at the awards ceremonies and is expected to do well at both the Oscars and the BAFTA's this month, and the UK takes it to the top of the box office with a very good gross of £6.5 million.

Taking a bit of a hit is last weeks top film Assasins Creed which falls from its top slot debut down to number 4 this week, a weekend gross of £0.9 million brings the total to just shy of £10 million.

Also new this week is Machester By The Sea starring Casey Affleck at 6 and Live by Night directed by and starring Ben Affleck at number 7.

Also new at number 9 is The Bye Bye Man and perhaps a little dissapointing at number 11 is Underworld Blood Wars.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the longest running film on the chart with a 9 week run and highest total grossing film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with £62.7 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Taking over at the top was soon to be Oscar winner The Revenant on its debut, it knocked off Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens to number 2 after 4 weeks on top.

Five years ago
War Horse took over at the top on its first week on release, it knocked Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol down to number 4 after 2 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
Will Smith starred in The Pursuit of Happyness which made its debut at the top while Night at The Museum fell to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring made it 4 weeks on top of the box office while the top new film was Rat Race which entered at number 3.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians went back to the top of the box office on its 5th week of release while the top new film was The Mirror Has Two Faces at number 7.

Twenty five years ago
Bill and Teds Bogus Journey stayed at the top and in a quiet week of releases there was nothing new on the box office.

10th January 2017

The debut of video game adaptation Assasins Creed produces the first new number one film of 2017 knocking off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after 3 weeks at the top.

Starring Michael Fassbender as the time travelling assassin the film based on a video game debuts at the top with £5.2 million including previews.

As a star one one of the biggest movie franchises around this is by no means the highest debut gross for Fassbender, but it is good for a non franchise debut, for director Justin Kurzel it is his best grossing film to date.

Its unclear if Assassins Creed will continue to do well, it got bad reviews from the press and the audience for these films is usually front loaded so it could drop sharp in the coming weeks.

Falling from the top after 3 weeks is Rogue One although the film enjoyed a decent fourth week gross of £3.2 million which brings its total gross in the UK to £59.6.

The film wont reach the heights of The Force Awakens but this is still a great total gross, also worth a note is that the Monday - Sunday gross of £7.6 million would have put it at number 1.

Also making its debut this week is A Monster Calls at 3 with £2 million and Silence at number 4 with £1.5 million.

Rogue One is the highest total grossing film around at the moment and the longest running film this week is Storks at number 15 which has been around now for 10 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens made it four weeks at the top and by this point was the top grossing film in the UK ever while The Hateful Eight was the top new film at 2.

Five years ago
Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol stayed at the top for a second weekend while Oscar winning film The Iron Lady was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top for a second weekend was Night At The Museum while Miss Potter was the top new film at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring stayed at the top for the new year while top new film was Behind Enemy Lines at number 3.

Twenty years ago
Evita made its debut at the top of the box office knocking 101 Dalmatians down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Bill and Teds Bogus Journey entered the box office at the top while Curly Sue fell to number 3 after debuting at the top.

31st December 2016

We've looked at the films to be released in 2017 and found it a tough year to narrow down to 10 films, hence there are many potentially excellent films missed off this list.

After much debate and arguing, and some falling out and fist fighting, here is our list of films the 25thFrame staff are hoping will be the best of the bunch in 2017.

Blade Runner 2049
Its 35 years later, 35 years where a sequel has been promised many time, but here we are, the trailer released only a few weeks ago was a tantalising sample of what is to come.

No Ridley Scott this time but director Denis Villeneuve looks like he can deliver the good, and with Harrison Ford back and Ryan Gosling starring we could be in for a treat.

Star Wars Episode VIII
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story delivered but didn't wow but the follow up to 2015's Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens should deliver in spades and its possibly our most anticipated film of the year, and we have to wait until December!

Rian Johnson has directed this instalment which is no bad thing, and as with all Star Wars films the ensemble cast all return, with the recent passing of Carrie Fisher it will be a sad moment if they complete the story arc of Princess Leah, but one which is necessary.

T2 Trainspotting
20 years after Trainspotting the guys are back for another dose of hard hitting, drug taking antics that will have us transfixed again.

Danny Boyle returns to direct with original stars Ewan McGregor, Jonny Lee Miller, Robert Carlyle and Ewen Bremner all returning.

Ghost In The Shell
Scarlett Johansson controversially stars in this live action version of the acclaimed manga animation, but judging from the trailer they have hit the right note.

Rupert Sanders directs what promises to be one hell of a ride in the special effects heavy take that potentially no one will understand.

War For The Planet of The Apes
The third in the excellent prequel films which tells the story of how earth became The Planet of The Apes.

Special effects and motion capture are now at a point where we can truly believe that these apes have personalities and intelligence.

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2
Just from the trailer alone you know you want to see this and Baby Groot will be the highlight of the cinema year, and the film actually looks really good.

James Gunn returns to direct Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper in this Marvel franchise film.

Alien Covenant
Sequel to Prometheus and prequel to Alien, directed by Ridley Scott, not too much riding on this then.

Prometheus was Alien enough to be part of the series but individual enough to be a film in its own right, looking at the fist trailer for Alien Covenant this could bridge the gap really well, we hope so.

Fifty Shades Darker
The original film delivered far more than the source material dictated, and it was actually a good film, worryingly this time Sam Taylor-Johnson is not returning to direct.

James Foley is directing this instalment but Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are returning so the chemistry should still be there in this much darker tale.

The Mummy
A reboot of the 1999 franchise which spawned 3 movies, but got worse with each film, this time Tom Cruise stars and the first trailer looks like we could have a winner on our hands.

Pitch Perfect 3
Our guilty pleasure, the first film was one of the highlights of 2012 and although not nearly as good part 2 was still a lot of fun, time will tell if the idea is getting a little thin now.

25th December 2016

Alien Covenant get its first trailer, delivered to you on Christmas Day.

Its not really in the Christmas spirit but its definitely an Alien film, and has director Ridley Scott trademark all over it.

Film gets a release date in May.

14th December 2016

First trailer for Despicable Me 3 - same old same old?

13th December 2016

We are all taking a deep breath as this weekend approaches but until then Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them makes its fourth weekend at the top while top new film is Office Christmas Part which debuts at number 4.

Warner Bros. clearly released this new entry into the Wizarding World at the right time as the film adds another £2.7 million (£4.4 million across the week) to its total which now sits at £42.3 million.

Highest new film of the week if bromance comedy Office Christmas Party, it enters at number 4 with a debut gross of £1.2 million.

The film is a Christmas based movie and as such I suspect it will make a swift exit from the box office one the festive season is over.

Highest total grossing film on the chart this week is Fantastic beasts and the longest running film is Trolls which has now been around for 8 weeks.

It will be interesting to watch what happens over next week with the new entry in Star Wars, last years Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens had a £34 million debut weekend, with the reviews so far for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are we looking at even better? Historical box office

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 had its 4th weekend at the top and with the world waiting or the first Star Wars film in over a decade there were no new film inside the top 15, Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict was the top new film at number 25!

Five years ago
Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas was the top new film at number one, it knocked Arthur Christmas to number 2 after 4 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
George Miller directed Happy Feet which was the top new film at number 1, it knocked off Casino Royale which fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone remained at the top for a fourth weekend while the top new film was The 51st State starring Samuel L. Jackson at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger was all festive in Jingle All The Way which made its debut at the top of the UK box office, its knocked The Long Kiss Goodnight down to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 3 weeks at the top and with a quiet week for new releases there was nothing new on the top 10.

12th December 2016

Fast and Furious 8 got its first trailer during a live Facebook event on Sunday night.

Good first trailer with Vin Diesel and Charlize Theron stealing the show.

9th December 2016

War For The Planet of The Apes gets its first trailer.

Lots of footage to get excited about here in the third film of the series.

You get an incredible sense of the original films look and feel at the start of the trailer.

9th December 2016

Spider-Man homecoming - first trailer for the upcoming reboot.

Ironman and baddies feature - thats it really.

8th December 2016

First trailer for Baywatch with Dwayne Johnson and Zak Efron.

Or is it a comedy remake of Point Break!

7th December 2016

Marvel release the first teaser for Spider-Man Homecoming.

Iron Man is going to be big in this movie, John Favreau features in the trailer.

Film released July 2017.

6th December 2016

Transformers: The Last Knight gets its first trailer - and it makes full use of Anthony Hopkins.

Little story or action but dramatic music throughout.

6th December 2016

Although the anticipation for the new Disney film Moana is quite high its not enough to knock off the three time champion Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Fantastic Beast stays put at the top of the Uk box office for its third straight week with an amazing weekend gross of £4.4 million, this brings the films total gross to £37.8 million.

There should be one more weekend at the top for Beast before the Galaxy Far Far Away comes blasting in, but that should be enough to cement the film as one of the years top films.

The film still has a way to go before beating the lowest grossing Potter film which was 2004's Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban which made £45.6 million.

Highest new film of the week then come in at 2, Moana from Disney makes £2.2 million on its UK debut.

Compared to Frozen from Disney which came out at the same time of year in 2013 this is half its debut gross of £4.7 million hence we probably wont see this scaling those heights.

Also new this week is Sully at number 3 with £1.7 million, Pitbull. Niebezpieczne Kobiety at number 5 with £0.4 million, The Edge of Seventeen at 9 with £0.27 million and Bleed For This at number 10 with £0.25 million.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Fantastic beasts and longest run on the box office is Trolls which has been around now for 7 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stayed at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was Christmas With The Coopers at number 5.

Five years ago
Arthur Christmas went to the top of the box office for the first time on its fourth week of release while Happy Feet Two was the top new film.

Ten years ago
Bond stayed at the top for a third week in Casino Royale while the top new film was Flushed Away at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Spending a third week at the top was Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone while top new film was Zoolander at number 2.

Twenty years ago
The Long Kiss Goodnight was at the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The First Wives Club down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 2 weeks at the top while top new film was Hot Shots! at number 3.

6th December 2016

Disney/Pixar's high profile sequel Finding Dory makes its debut at the top of the UK home video chart this week knocking off The BFG.

Finding Dory has been a massive hit for the animated coupling of Disney and Pixar this year, on its release on 29th July 2016 it hit the top of the UK box office.

It has a massive first weekend gross of £8.1 million on its first weekend, its stay at the top only lasted for a single weekend initially.

After falling to 2 it then went back to the top for 2 weeks on 19th August before finally making a slow decent down the box office.

It spent 14 weeks on the top 15 before disappearing from cinemas but in the time it took at incredible £42.6 million making it the 41st top grossing movie ever in the UK, its it currently the fourth top grossing movie of 2016.

Across the globe it is the 23rd to grossing movie of all time with a global total gross of $1.026 billion.

The BFG falls from the top of the home video chart to number 3 this week after a single week at the top.

Only one other new film this week, Jason Bourne, a number 2 film from July enters at number 2.

5th December 2016

This week at the global box office Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them manages to spend a third week as the top film in the world while top new film is Underworld: Blood Wars.

Fantastic Beasts this week goes over the Half Billion mark as it grosses $79 globally from 68 countries for the week bringing its total $608 million.

At this rate the film should go over the $1 Billion mark, but with a new Star Wars film coming out in a week time this could effect the final tally as arguable they are vying for similar markets.

Highest new film of the week, sort of, is Underworld: Blood Wars which takes $16.3 million from 51 countries.

The film had previously made just over $2.5 million but this is the first week it has gone wide and made an appearance on the top 10.

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is the widest release and the top total grossing movie on the chart this week.

5th December 2016

Tom Cruise stars in the first trailer for the rebooted The Mummy film, there is no Brandon Frazer here and we see a death in the opening moments.

This is excellent stuff with some real surprises, also its another Cruise film set in London!

4th December 2016

Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 gets its first teaser trailer and Baby Groot is the star.

1st December 2016

The 2017 remake/reboot of The Mummy gets its first poster.

29th November 2016

First poster for Cars 3, film gets its release next July.

29th November 2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them stays at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend keeping off Allied which makes its debut at number 2.

With a second weekend gross of £8.8 million Fantastic Beasts has a brilliant second weekend which brings its total gross after 2 weekends of release to £30 million.

This result is actually keeping in line with the Harry Potter series, the latter films had far better first weekends but fell to roughly the same for the second weekend.

The potential for Beasts to go on and make similar to the early Potter films at least is quite high if it keeps on this trajectory.

Landing at 2 this week if the latest Brad Pitt starring film Allied, co starring Marion Cotillard and directed by Robert Zemeckis the drama takes £1.3 million on its debut.

For both Pitt and Zemeckis this is a fairly typical opening gross, although for both this is no where near their highest grossing debuts.

Also new this week is Bad Santa 2 at 4 with &poind;.7 million and very bad reviews, A United Kingdom at 6, Dear Zindagi at 9 and Paterson at 10.

Fantastic beasts this week becomes the top total grossing movie on the chart while Storks is the longest running film at 7 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 made it 2 weeks at the top of the UK box office while The Good Dinosaur was the top new film.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 stayed at the top for a second week while My Week With Marilyn was the highest new entry at 3.

Ten years ago
Casino Royale stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was The Santa Clause 3 The Escape Clause at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone was at the top for another weekend, its second, while Spy Game was the top new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
The First Wives Club stayed at the top for its second weekend of release while The Crow City of Angels was the top new film at number 5.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top while What About Bob fell to number 2 on tis second weekend.

24th November 2016

Due for release on 4th April 2017 here is the first poster for Alien: Covenant.

**UPDATE**
Looks like the release date for the film has been moved to 16th May 2017.

22nd November 2016

JK Rowling unleashes her vision of the Wizarding World beyond the mega successful life of Harry Potter in the shape of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them which enters the top with great but not excellent opening weekend.

A £15 million debut is nothing to be sniffed at, and it is the 20 top opening in the UK ever, but only 2005's Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire scored a lower opening of the Potter series.

Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban from 2004 was the biggest Potter opening with £23.8 million on its debut and is the 3rd top opening ever in the UK.

Fantastic Beasts has some big shoes to fill and with the very favourable reviews it could be a long and slow burner, but in less than 4 weeks Star Wars does the same and expands its universe which will have a knock on effect.

Arrival entered the box office at number 1 last week and falls to number 2 this week with £1.5 million which brings its total to £5.7 million after 10 days of play, its should overtake Prisoners as director Denis Villeneuve top film.

Only one other new entry this week, Andre Rieu Christmas With Andre, and event cinema, at number 4, it took just over £1 million.

Bridget Jones's Baby was once again the longest running film on the chart at 10 weeks and the top total grossing move with £47 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The last Hunger Games film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, made its debut at the top knocking off Spectre after a 3 week sting at number 1.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 made its debut at the top of the box office knocking off Arthur Christmas.

Ten years ago
Casino Royale made its debut at number 1, it knocked off 2 week champ Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

Fifteen years ago
The Wizarding Word started its cinematic transition with Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone making its debut at the top, its knocked The Others down to 2.

Twenty years ago
The First Wives Club took over at the top of the box office, Michael Collins fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
making its debut at the top was What About Bob, Dead Again fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

22nd November 2016

Martin Scorsese directs Andrew Garfield and Liam Neeson in Silence, first poster released.

14th November 2016

Beauty and The Beast first full trailer.

13th November 2016

Film adaptation of Ghost in The Shell gets a trailer and a poster.

10th November 2016

First trailer for Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.

3rd November 2016

T2 Trainspotting get its first poster, compliments the originals poster perfectly.

3rd November 2016

T2 Trainspotting 2 first trailer- gritty, real, modern, just like the original.

25th October 2016

This weekend Jack Reacher gave it a good go but in the end her was not good enough to stop the Trolls from hitting the top on its debut weekend.

The new IP from Dreamworks hits the top with a weekend gross of £5.4 million which is about average for an animation from the studio, Kung Fu Panda 3, the last film from them took £4.7 million on its opening.

If things go as usual Trolls could get somewhere in the £10 million mark especially with a fairly decent debut.

The Girl on The Train falls from the top this week after a couple of weekends at the top, a £2 million weekend takes the film to £17.7 million after 3 weeks of release.

Also new this week is Jack Reacher Never Go Back which lans in the runner up spot with £2.6 million, this is in the ballpark, but lower, of the first film with took £3.5 million on its debut.

Longest running film of the week is The BFG which has been around now for 13 weeks and the highest total grossing movie is Bridget Jones's Baby now on £44.5 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Hotel Transylvania 2 stayed at the top for a second week while top new film was Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension at number 3.

Five years ago
Halloween took Paranormal Activity 3 to the top of the box office on its debut while Johnny English Reborn fell to number 2 after 3 weeks.

Ten years ago
The Departed stayed at the top for a second week while highest debuting film was Barnyard at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 stayed at the top while America's Sweethearts made its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
New at the top was the fantasy film Dragonheart while The Nutty Professor fell into the runner up spot after 2 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Making its debut at the top was City Slickers while Drop Dead Fred fell to number 3.

20th October 2016

Logan - first trailer for upcoming film.

19th October 2016

All is looking chilled in the first poster for Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

The films is currently slated for release on 29th September 2017.

12th October 2016

Rogue One A Star Wars Story, Disney release a new poster.

Released this December this is the first film outside the main Star Wars story.

9th October 2016

After 4 weeks at the top of the UK home video chart Captain America is toppled by Alice Through The Looking Glass which makes its debut.

Alice Through The Looking Glass is the sequel to Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland and was released on 5th August 2016. The film entered the UK box office at number 2 with a debut gross of £2.2 million, it failed to remove X Men Apocalypse which remained at the top.

The film did reasonably well on the box office hand hung around for 7 weeks on the top 15 before spending another 15 weeks hanging around the lower reaches of the box office.

The film made an excellent £9.9 million is total UK grosses, although compared to Alice in Wonderland which made £42 million its relatively small.

This is the first week os Disney having a big video sale and as always they have a bog impact on the video chart with 5 re-entries inside the top 10, and if you count Marvel and live action remakes they have 8 of the top 10 films.

Also new this week is Money Monster at number 9, When Marnie Was There at number 13 and Mothers Day at number 14.

8th October 2016

John Wick Chapter 2 first teaser trailer.

3rd October 2016

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men tell No tales, is me me or are the titles getting longer?

First look trailer - film out in 2017.

20th September 2016

There was never going to be any other outcome this weekend as the countries favourite unlucky in love and life Bridget Jones returns to our screens after 12 years away.

Bridget Jones's baby flies into the top on its debut weekend after a fairly aggressive marketing push and the best September weekend ever.

An £8.1 million debut took the film to the top of the box office which is highest than the first film in the series but a couple of million why of the follow up.

With the holiday season coming up and good work of mouth and reviews this could give the film a good run although the other 2 film came in at over £35 million and over £40 million which could be a tough ask.

Sausage party falls to number 4 this week after 2 weeks at the top, a £0.6 million weekend gross brings the total UK takings to £6.6 million.

For the first time in a while only one film on the box office takes over a million pound, although with Jones's gross the box office is on a fairly even total gross to other weeks.

Highest total grossing film of the week is Finding Dory, now on over £40 million, and longest run is The BFG, now around for 8 week.

Historical charts

A year ago
Movie goers had vertigo as Everest took over the top of the charts knocking Legend down to number 2.

Five years ago
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy made its debut at the top of the box office knocking The Indetweeners down to number 2 after 4 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby made its debut at the top and with an all new top 3 You, Me and Dupree fell to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Moulin Rouge stayed at the top of the box office keeping off the highest new film at number 2 The Fast and The Furious.

Twenty years ago
Emma took over at the top of the box office on its debut weekend knocking Independence Day off the top after a fantastic 6 week run.

Twenty five yeas ago
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was still at the top of the box office, 5 weeks and counting, while Regarding Henry was the top new film landing at 2.

13th September 2016

First trailer for Fifty Shades Darker - good sound track - same dialogue.

12th September 2016

First teaser trailer, full trailer tomorrow, for Fifty Shades Darker, nothing given yet!

Poster also released, film comes out Valentines 2017.

7th September 2016

After a fairly lacklustre summer season of 2016 where the highlight was a bunch of anti-heroes in the shape of the Suicide Squad, will the Autumn schedule deliver?

We had high hopes but had few thrills, out side of the DC movie Suicide Squad Ghostbusters gave us a good laugh but didn't deliver as expected Finding Dory pulled in the audiences but left us flat.

The rest of the year has some highlights but there is caution as the 2 biggest films are both sequels outside of their parent film series.

Before we even get to them in the latter part of the year we have a number of promises, Captain Fantastic starring Viggo Mortensen looks promising and American hit Kubo and The Two String gives a refreshing animation outside Disney.

Of course we have British favourite Bridget Jones's Baby which is getting good reviews at the moment and a bit after that the recently announced Blair Witch remake/reboot/sequel.

Getting a lot of marketing hype is the remake/retelling of The Magnificent Seven and the looking promising, and a return to form for Tim Burton is Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children.

Tom Hanks returns to detective mode for a third time in Inferno, although I didn't like the previous 2 films and then another sequel emerges mid October with Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher Never Go Back.

Marvel return to their cinematic universe with a new hero in the shape of Doctor Strange and another sequel/reboot come in early November with Rings, the next in (surprise) The Ring series.

After the hotly anticipated Arrival starring Amy Adams arrives the season kicks up a gear with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first move into the Wizarding World outside Harry Potter.

The film, penned by J. K. Rowling, is being hyped to death and not surprisingly, the 8 Potter films did fantastic business at the box office and this is directed by series expert David Yates whic just seems to get the ideas Rowling writes about.

Warner Bros. will be hoping this shows there is still life in the seemingly dormant series and please fans of the original and set up a new generation, 2 more film are already planned.

After that injection things go quiet with unwanted sequel Bad Santa 2 and Tom Hanks (again) in Scully the story of the pilot who landed a plane on the Hudson River.

Then to finish the year off another much lover series goes off piste with Rogue One A Star Wars Story, taking place just before the events of the original Star Wars.

The trailer have looked good and after the excellence of Star Wars: The Force Awakens expectation are massive.

This is a massive risk for Lucasfilms and Disney, and it will either boost the series to height never imagined or will do to the series what Episodes I - III did and nearly kill it, fortunately it has recovered!

To round the rear off we have Michael Fassbender trying to do what many other have failed to do and bring a video game series to the screen in Assassins Creed.

28th August 2016

Beauty and the Beast live action movie gets a first glimpse.

24th August 2016

Its always a risk when a popular series of films stops making money and you decide to reboot the franchise.

The studio behind the Rings series of films is going to give it a gos and here is the first trailer.

7th August 2016

In the US this week DC comics and Warner Bros. took their anti-hero movie Suicide Squad to the top of the box office in record style on its debut.

For a movie released in August Suicide Squad has now become the first film to take over $100 on its debut, its total gross for the weekend (including Thursday previews) is $135 million.

Last weeks top film, Jason Bourne, takes a tumble to number 2 this week with $22.7 million, its total over the 10 days since release is $103 million.

Putting themselves up against Suicide Squad this week was Nine Lives which enters at number 6 with $6.5 million.

Highest grossing movie and longest run on the US box office this week is The Secret Life of Pets which has now made $319 million over 5 weeks.

2nd August 2016

This weekend saw the release of two of this summers most anticipated films, and sequels, in Finding Dory and Jason Bourne, and the forgetful little fish won the weekend.

Finding Dory debut weekend in the UK stands at &pond;8.1 million, and excellent opening by all means and not only one of Pixars highest in the UK but also one of the top animation openings.

Compared to 2003s Finding Nemo, and despite the more negative reviews, the film opens higher, but compared to ticket sales Dory (1.1 million) is half a million below Nemo (1.6 million).

Jason Bourne comes in a comfortable second place this week with £7.6 million which is the highest of the series to date.

The BFG falls from the top where it debuted last week to number 3 this week, although if you take in the whole week it is the top grossing movie (Monday - Sunday) with £9.1 million, total gross for the movie is £14 million.

Highest gross and longest run on the top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now grossed £30 million over 6 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation was making its debut at the top of the box office knocking Inside Out down to number 2 after a week at number 1.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it 3 at the top leaving Captain America: The First Avenger to enter at number 2.

Ten years ago
Cars made its debut at the top of the chart knocking Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Jurassic Park III held on to the top of the box office leaving Swordfish to make its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Twister was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while The Hunchback of Notre Dame fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
There was no moving Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at the top while top new film of the week was Edward Scissorhands.

27th July 2016

Like him or not there is something about M. Night Shyamalan that keeps us coming back.

Great first trailer for his new film Split, out next year.

26th July 2016

T2: Trainspotting 2 first teaser trailer.

23rd July 2016

King Arthur Legend of The Sword, first trailer.

23rd July 2016

King Skull Island first trailer.

23rd July 2016

First Wonder Woman trailer.

18th July 2016

On the UK video chart this week The Divergent Series Allegiant makes its debut at the top moving Grimsby well and truly out of the way.

Allegiant was released in the UK on 11th March 2016 and made its debut at number 2 of that week with Kung Fu Panda 3 beating it to the top.

Ironically it is the other way round on the video charts, Kung Fu Panda 3 is also released this week on video and makes its debut at number 2.

The Divergent Series Allegiant was a small hit at the box office only staying for 4 weeks with a total UK gross of £4.3 million.

This is a poor showing for the series, the first 2 films made £6 and £7 million respectively so this is a low.

Last weeks top film Grimsby falls from the top to number 4 after only one week and will most likely continue on a fast face out of the chart.

Other new film this week are: as already mentioned Kung Fu Panda 3 is at 2, The Boy is new at number 6 and Hail, Ceasar! is at 7 and finally Forsaken is new at 9.

15th July 2016

The Death Star plays a pivotal role in the new Star Wars film, Rogue One A Star Wars Story, and the new poster has the Empires ultimate weapon front and center.

1st July 2016

Half of 2016 is over, were into the summer season at the box office, so what has happened during the first part of the year at the UK box office.

Like the rest of the work Disney has well and truly ruled, although on the strong superhero front although its Marvel who have dominated its not a Disney Marvel.

Oddly the highest grossing movie of the year so far is a 2015 release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has grossed £57 million in 2016.

Out of interest the film was the second highest grossing film in 2015 with a total gross of £65.9 million, the film has made a shed load of money.

Disney's live action version of The Jungle Book is the second highest grossing movie of the year so far with £45.6 million.

Now comes the superhero movie taking their turn.

The third highest grossing film of the year so far is a Marvel superhero movie but not a Disney one, Deadpool has taken £37.6 million.

Captain America Civil War is fourth with £36.4 million and maybe the biggest disappointment in terms of expectation is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice which is the fifth top film of the year so far with £36.4 million.

The rest of the top 10 film of the year so far are, Zootopia, The Revenant, X-Men Apocalypse, Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip and Daddys Home.

There are obviously some big films to come this year but with The Force Awakens so far ahead already will it really take another Star Wars film to challenge it?

28th June 2016

The UK box office this weeks has a new number one film in the shape of The Secret Life of Pets. the latests film from the makers of Despicable Me and Minions.

An excellent weekend gross of £9.5 million sees the film enter ahead of the weeks other big film Independence Day Resurgence.

Despite having the connection to the Despicable Me franchise The Secret Life of Pets for a new franchise makes an very good debut, in comparison it is far higher that the first Despicable Me but lower than the franchises other films.

With the summer holidays in the coming weeks this could have staying power, and there is little competition until mid July.

Also new this week is Independence Day Resurgence which makes its debut at number 2 with just over £5 million, its been 20 years but the original debuted to £16 million.

Last weeks top film, The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Case, falls to number 3 with a total gross of £7.7 million after a £1.5 million second weekend.

The Jungle Book is once again the top total grossing film on the box office with £45.6 million and the longest run on the box office with 11 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Minions made its debut at the top knocking Jurassic World to the runner up spot.

Five years ago
Paul Feig's Bridesmaids was the new film making its debut at the top while Kung Fu Panda 2 fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift stayed at the top of the box office and The Lake House was the top new film at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Evolution was the top new film at number 1, it knocked Pearl Harbour down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
New at the top was The Rock with Spy Hard being knocked off the top right down to number 4.

Twenty five years ago
The Silence of The Lambs stayed at the top of the box office while The Pope Must Die came in new at number 2.

26th June 2016

This week 2 sequels battled it out for the top spot, but despite already having a week on release Finding Dory beats Independence Day Resurgence with ease. Finding Dory, from Pixar and Disney, very easily makes it a second weekend at the top of the US box office with $73 million weekend gross.

The film has now takes $286 million in the US during its first 10 days of release and with the summer now in full swing the film could have great staying power.

20 years after the original film hit cinemas in 1996 Independence Day Resurgence gets a release, but rather than the first film being a massive hit this limps into second place with $41 million.

Independence Day took $50 million on its opening weekend so not only is this film $10 million lower but there is 20 years of inflation to take into consideration.

The summer might not be kind for this sequel and with bad reviews it could have a speedy exit in the coming weeks.

Also new this weekend in America are: The Shallows at number 4 and Free State of Jones at number 5.

22nd June 2016

This week scare fest The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Case debuts on the box office in the top spot.

A weekend take of £4.3 million easily has the film taking over at the top with no film coming anywhere near in terms of weekend take.

In comparison the first of the series took half this on its opening with £2.1 million although that film had an August debut and didn't have the British themed story.

Last weeks top film Me Before You falls to number 3 this week, a weekend take of £979,126 gives it a total gross of £6.9 million.

The Jungle Book this week is the top total grossing movie with £45.4 million and the longest stay with 10 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Jurassic World made it 2 weeks at the top while the top new film was Take That Live broadcast from the O2 arena in London.

Five years ago
The Green Lantern made its debut at the top of the list knocking Kung Fu Panda 2 down to number 2.

Ten years ago
The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift was the top new film at the top, it knocked X-Men The Last Stand down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Pearl Harbour continued its reign at the top of the box office for a third week while the top new film was right down at number 6, Dracula 2000.

Twenty years ago
Spy Hard was the top new film of the week knocking Fargo down to number 4.

Twenty five years ago
The Silence of The Lambs remained at the top for another week with A Kiss Before Dying new at number 2.

19th June 2016

This weekend Pixar returned to the ocean it first introduced us to in 2003 when Nemo got lost and his father found a new friend to find him.

This time that friend needs to be found and in the process Finding Dory opens to the tune of $136 million, the highest ever for an animated film.

It also managed the highest ever single day openeing with nearly $55 million and you have one hell of a hit film on your hands.

Critics have been favourable although the general thought is the film is not as good as its predecessor Finding Nemo.

Last weeks top film The Conjuring 2 falls quite hard this week to number 3 with a weekend take of $15.5 million and a total gross of $71 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office is Captain America: Civil War with $401 million, and it is also the longest running movie with 7 weeks on the top 10.

17th June 2016

David Brent Life on The Road gets a new trailer - not as good as the first though.

12th June 2016

It was a summer fright at the US box office this week and sequel The Conjuring 2 The Enfield Case made its way to the top of the American box office on its first week.

The film had a fantastic first day of release which put it in good stead to top the box office, and it finally took over $40 million from the weekend.

Compared to the 2013 original this film is just a shade below but it is certainly in the same ballpark which gives it every opportunity to finally gross about the same $137 million.

The Conjuring 2 comes in ahead of the weeks other new releases in the shape of, Warcraft at number 2 and Now You See Me 2 at number 3.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is The Jungle Book which has now taken $353 million at the US box office.

7th June 2016

This weekend the video game adaptation Warcraft is the top film for the weekend, but Alice Through The Looking Glass is the top film over the week.

Opening on Friday Warcraft took £3.6 million from the 3 days making it the top film over that period.

The Duncan Jones directed film in fact only just made it to the top as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of The Shadows was a very close debut at number 2 with £3.4 million.

Alice Through The Looking Glass which debuted at number 2 last week falls to number 4 this week with £1.3 million but over the week Monday - Sunday it grossed £4.7 million, higher than any other film.

Last weeks top film X-Men Apocalypse falls to number 5 this week with £1.2 million for the weekend and £15.8 million in total after 3 weeks.

Longest stay on this weeks chart is Zootopia which has been around for 10 week while the highest total grossing film on the chart is The Jungle Book which has taken £44.5 million over 8 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spy was the top new film of the week entering at number 1 knocking San Andreas down to number 2.

Five years ago
X-Men First Class was the top new film of the week at number 1 while The Hangover Part II fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
X-Men The Last Stand was still at the top for a second week while the top new film was Poseidon at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Pearl Harbour entered the box office at the top knocking The mummy Returns into the runner up spot.

Twenty years ago
Toy Story went back to the top of the box office leaving From Dusk Till Dawn to enter the chart in the runner up spot.

Twenty five years ago
Problem Child remained at the top of the box office with Sibling Rivalry to enter highest at number 2.

5th June 2016

There is still life in old franchises as Paramount prove this week with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows.

Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird created the mutant turtles is 1984 with the first film appearing in 1990 and this is the 6th film to bear the name although it has been rebooted a couple of times.

26 years then after their first appearance they climb to the top of the US box office with their latest film and sequel to the 2014 film.

A $35 million weekend sees it easily dislodge X-Men Apocalypse which falls from the top to number 2 after a 2 week stay.

Also new this week in America us Me Before You which enters at number 3 and Popstar Never Stop Never Stopping which is new at 8.

Top total grossing film in the US at the moment is Captain America: Civil War with $389 million and longest stay on the chart is 8 weeks from The Jungle Book.

24th May 2016

This week across the world the latest X-Men film X-Men Apocalypse made its debut and took over at the top but it wasn't all bad news for Captain America: Civil War.

X-Men took $106.6 million dollars with its launch in 76 countries, but not America, and took over as the top film.

In the world of cinema it is becoming quite common for one Marvel franchise to take over from another Marvel franchise, especially when from competing studios.

With 41% of the non American market and topping the X-Men debuts in many of them this latest version of the X-Men films could be one of the biggest to date.

Captain America: Civil War has now become the first movie of 2016 to break the $1 billion mark (although The Force Awakens did it in 2016) and the film now stands at $1.05 billion and is number 3 this week.

It is also of course the highest total grossing movie on the world box office and is still showing in 55 countries, although with this and Batman V Superman slowing later in their run are we starting to see a letup in the superhero dominance of the box office? Here is the world box office top 5

  1. X-Men: Apocalypse - $101.6 million
  2. The Angry Birds Movie - $94 million
  3. Captain America: Civil War - $30.7 million
  4. The Divergent Series: Allegiant - $9.9 million
  5. The Jungle Book - $7.4 million

23rd May 2016

Live action version of Beauty and The Beast gets a teaser.

3rd May 2016

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.

Historical charts

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.

21st April 2016

First trailer for the upcoming Jason Bourne.

13th April 2016

Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the first trailer for Doctor Strange.

7th April 2016

Star Wars: Rogue One first trailer released.

7th April 2016

The first few seconds of Star Wars Rogue Once can been seen below, full trailer coming later today - Good Morning America have the exclusive.

30th March 2016

This weeks UK video chart has The Hunger hames Mockingjay Part 2 at the top on its first week of release.

Mockingjay Part 2 was released in the UK on 20th November 2015 where it entered the box office at the top with a weekend gross of £11.2 million.

The film has a good 9 week run on the box office with 4 of those week at the top before it took a steady drop down.

The film is the 102nd highest grossing movie in the UK with a total gross of £29 million and with a total world gross of $652.9 million it is the 87th highest grossing film ever.

It is the second lowest success of The Hunger Games movies after the first film.

Also new on the video charts this week are: The Good Dinosaur at number 2, Black Mass at number 5, Carol at number 6 and finally Steve Jobs at 9.

23rd March 2016

King Fu Panda 3 stays on top of the UK box office for a second week as not much of a challenge enters the market in preparation for an explosion this coming weekend. Panda 3 only needed £1.7 over the weekend in order to stay on top, although the threequel is behind the other 2 in the series at this point.

After 10 days of play the film has a total gross of just over £7 million, the easter holidays are next week so it could hold up well again, although Zootopia will bring major competition.

Highest new film of the week enters at number 2, 10 Clover Field Lane is an odd successor to Cloverfield, but not a sequel.

£1.6 million for the weekend is not a bad entry although opened to £3 million+, this will struggle to meet even that.

Also new this week is: The boy at number 5, High-Rise at number 6 and Kapoor and Sons at number 10.

Highest total grossing film of the week is Deadpool at number 7 with £36 million over a 6 week run.

Historical charts

A year ago
Home had a great first week and debuted at the top knocking The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel down to number 3.

Five years ago
Rango stayed at the top and in a very quiet week of new releases Chalet Girl entered highest at number 4.

Ten years ago
The Pink Panther was the highest new film of the week at number 1 knocking chicken little down to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Enemy At The Gates entered at the top and it knocked Chocolat down to number 2 after a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
Get Shorty was the top new film of the week entering at the top while Trainspotting fell to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
The Godfather Part III remained at the top of the box office while Awakenings was the top new film making its debut at number 2.

15th March 2016

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children first trailer.

2nd March 2016

Finding Dory first trailer.

1st March 2016

With the release of the latest Bond movie on home video there was never really any doubt as to what would be at the top this week, and Spectre reaches number one on its debut.

Spectre was released at UK cinemas as 26th October 2015, an unusual day for a film release as it was a Monday, but it gave it a full week release.

This full week gave the film a £41.2 million pound opening which is the highest ever in the UK, but with most film opening on a Friday this is a bit misleading, although arguably the built up speculation from Skyfall meant it may well have done the feat anyway.

Of course the film entered at the top of the box office where it stayed for 3 weeks, its second and third weeks grosses being more than most film make in either a week or a full run.

Unlike Skyfall though the film did burn quick and bright then fade, for a film of this size an 11 week run is good but not great although it has spent 5 weeks in cinemas outside the top of the box office.

The total gross to date in the UK is £95.1 million and it was the highest grossing film in the UK in 2015, although Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the highest grossing film released in 2015.

It is the 3rd highest grossing film in the UK ever. In comparison to Skyfall is fell short, the previous Bond film was the first film in Britain to make over £100 million and is the 2nd highest grossing film.

Worldwide the film has taken $879.9 million and is the 40th top grossing film ever, compared to Skyfall it again falls short, that film took over $1 billion across the world and is the 14th highest grossing.

Hotel Transylvania 2 falls to number 2 this week after a couple of weeks at the top.

22nd February 2016

It was half term in the UK last week and as often during a school holiday an animated feature hits the top of the video chart in a well times release by its studio.

This week its Hotel Transylvania 2 which makes its video chart debut at number 1 knocking The Martian down to number 2.

HT2 was released on 16th October 2015 where it entered the UK box office at the top with a first weekend gross of £6 million, a very good debut.

It saw a second weekend at the top the following week before it descended and in total spent 9 weeks on the box office.

Worth a mention is the original Hotel Transylania film which flies back up the chart this week to number 3 this week.

After just a single week at the top The Martian falls to number 2 this week.

Also new on the video chart is: Crimson Peak at number 5 and The Program at number 20.

15th February 2016

This week the latest Marvel superhero makes its debut across the world at the top of the global box office.

Taking an incredible $260 million in its first week of release Deadpool storms the world box office in 62 countries.

The latest from the Marvel studio's proves that its not just Disney who can make superhero films and make money, 20th Century Fox can do it too.

Despite doing exceptionally well in China Kung Fu Panda 3 falls from the top of the world box office with a $34 million weekly gross, the film has taken $256 million to date.

Highest total grossing movie on the world box office this week, now that Star Wars: The Force Awakens has dropped to number 11 is The Revenant with $361 million.

  1. Deadpool - $260,000,000
  2. Mei ren yu (The Mermaid) - $109,000,000
  3. The Monkey King 2 - $38,000,000
  4. From Vegas to Macau - $36,075,000
  5. Kung Fu Panda 3 - $34,250,000
  6. How To Be Single - $26,850,000
  7. Zoolander No 2 - $24,150,000
  8. The Revenant - $20,900,000
  9. Alvin And The Chipmunks The Road Chip - $15,647,000
  10. The Violent Prosecutor - $11,000,000

1st February 2016

The Biopic of the Kray twins, Legend, takes over at the top of the UK video charts on its first week of release.

The British film topped the UK box office on its release on 11h September 2015 where it spent a single week, on its debut it took £5 million.

The film did however stay at number 2 for a further 3 weeks before starting its decent down the box office.

It spent 8 weeks on the official chart and another 6 weeks bubbling under the radar still showing at a number of cinemas.

The film grossed £18.3 million in the UK and is the 219th top grossing film and it was the 17th top grossing film in the UK in 2015.

Last weeks top film, Everest, falls down to number 2 on its second week of release.

1st February 2016

At the world box office this week King Fu Panda 3 makes an impressive debut at the top of the box office from 7 countries.

making a world wide debut of $116 million the film leads the pack by quite a considerable margin with the US being the top market the film was released in.

Falling a single place this week is The Revenant which falls to number 2 with $36 million, this brings the Oscar nominated films world gross to $274.7 million, and Oscar is still to come.

Highest total grossing film is still Star Wars: The Force Awakens which this weeks adds $23.3 million bringing its total gross now to over $2 Billion, only the third film ever to do so.

Avatar was the first with Titanic following, interestingly both these film took a second release to do it, although with Titanic it was years later unlike Avatar which was a year later.

Here is the full world wide box office top 10:

  1. Kung Fu Panda 3 - $116,700,000
  2. The Revenant - $36,700,000
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $23,382,000
  4. The 5th Wave - $20,000,000
  5. Ride Along 2 - $13,445,520
  6. Alvin And The Chipmunks The Road Chip - $13,235,000
  7. Dirty Grandpa - $13,075,000
  8. The Finest Hours - $11,927,000
  9. The Boy - $11,394,000
  10. The Big Short - $9,800,000

31st January 2016

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens starting to loose its grip, and another few weeks before Oscar night so The Revenant has a slow week Kung Fu Panda 3 storms in at the top.

Taking a reasonable $41million on its debut the 3rd Panda movie comes in the lowest of the 3 with Kung Fu Panda 2 debuting with $46million and the first movie debuting with $60million.

The Revenant falls down to number 2 this week although with Oscar just around the corner who knows what could happen, especially as Leo is hot tipped to win.

The Force Awakens has now taken $895million, the film adds $10million this weekend, the film could break $900million but it could also struggle.

Also new on the US box office are The Finest Hour at 4 and 50 Shade of Black, a parody of the Grey movie, at 9.

11th January 2016

The Force Awakens this week opened in the last of the worlds major territories and broken records in that country too.

China is the last of the major cinema going nations, and like in almost all other countries it is now the highest grossing opening film.

The last record the film has to get now is that of the highest grossing movie of all time, currently held by Avatar with $2.8 billion dollars, can it get there, its actually looking unlikely.

Despite all the records that The Force Awakens has broken, and the fact that most of the world is still showing the film it still needs to make another billion dollars, this could be out of its reach.

I am certain that it will be the first film since Avatar to go over $2 billion, and I suspect it has a good chance of beating Titanic which is number 2 with $2.1 billion but there will have to be a lot of repeat viewing to get to $2.8 billion, but who knows at this point?

Highest new film of the week is The Forest which has grossed $13.5 million from 5 territories and sits at number 6 this week.

Worth a mention is The Revenant which is out in 11 countries and went in general release this week and sits at number 2 this week with $58.2 million.

This week top 10 looks like this

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $145,930,000
  2. The Revenant - $58,200,000
  3. Daddys Home - $25,200,000
  4. The Hateful Eight - $18,351,000
  5. The Good Dinosaur - $13,644,000
  6. The Forest - $13,538,000
  7. Joy - $12,000,000
  8. Detective Chinatown - $11,800,000
  9. Quo Vado? - $11,500,000
  10. Alvin And The Chipmunks The Road Chip - $11,300,000

11th January 2016

In a groundbreaking week for Star Wars: The Force Awakens the seventh Star Wars film spends its 4th week at the top of the US box office.

Groundbreaking because this week it becomes the highest grossing film ever in North America, beating out 2009's Avatar.

The first film in American box office history to take over $800 million dollars the film takes $41.6 million for the weekend for a total of $812 million in total, can it be the first film to go over $1 billion in the US?

Oscar tipped and Golden Globe winning The Revenant goes on general release this week and flies for out of the chart up to number 2 this week.

Essentially a new release the film has been on limited release where it took $.4 million to take $38 million this week.

Highest fresh new entry is The Forest which enters the box office at number 4 with $13 million.

Top grossing film on the box office, no suprise, is The Force Awakens with its $812 million total gross.

9th January 2016

On Friday Star Wars: The Force Awakens because the highest grossing film ever at the UK box office.

It beat out the previous holder Skyfall which had a total gross in the UK of £103 million, Skyfall was the first film to make over £100 million at the UK box office.

This is just the latest in a long line of records the latest Star Wars film have managed to achieve, but highest grossing film in the world still alludes it.<> That record is held by Avatar with $2.8 billion, the Chinese market is key to the film coming close to Avatars total, it is released there this weekend.

Keep an eye on 25thframe.co.uk and we will be letting you know what The Force Awakens UK gross is and how well it did in China.

Thank you for making The Force Awakens the biggest film in UK history!

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6th January 2016

As with the previous 2 week Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the top film across the UK with a weekend gross, slight above the previous week, of £10 million.

The incredible gross of The Force Awakens has now reached £97 million and is the second highest grossing film of all time in the UK sandwiched between 2 Bond films.

At the current rate of ticket sales the seventh Star Wars will become the biggest grossing film of all time in the UK by next weekend beating the £102.8 million of Skyfall.

Elsewhere there are still new films entering the box office and this week the Jennifer Lawrence/Robert De Niro double header Joy is the top new film.

Entering at number 3 the debut weekend gross of the movie is a little over £1.5 million.

Also new on this weeks box office top 10 is Eddie Raymond's new film The Danish Girl at 4 with £1.3 million.

The Force Awakens is understandably the highest total grossing film on the box office while Spectre is the longest running film on the charts clocking up 10 weeks so far.

Historical Charts
A year ago
The Theory of Everything saw the new year in with a debut at the top knocking The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies down to number 2.

Five years ago
Gullivers Travels was the first number 1 of the new making its debut there knocking Little Fockers down to 2.

Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe stayed at the top for a second week while Cheaper by The Dozen 2 was the highest new film at 3.

Fifteen years ago
Unbreakable was the top new film of the week at number 1 knocking Meet The PArents down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Ace Ventura When Nature Calls made its debut at number one leaving Babe to fall down to number 2.

4th January 2016

We're into the new year and the first video release after christmas makes it way to number 1 in the shape of Hitman Agent 47.

The film was a small hit at the box office being released on 28th August 2015 where it entered the chart at number 3 with a debut gross of £0.9 million.

Not wanting to hang around for too long the film slid down to number 10 the following week where is then left cinemas.

Largely considered a bomb the film make just shy of £2 million in total at the UK box office, the film didn't fare much better on the world stage where it made $22 million worldwide.

Inside Out fell from the top of the box office, where it stayed for 3 weeks, to number 4 this week.

Other new film this week are: Rise of The Footsoldier Part II which is new at 3, The Transporter Refuelled new at number 10 and Sinister 2 new at 13.

3rd January 2016

2015 proves to be a big year for films, with some genuinely great movies, The Force Awakens proved to be better than expected while Spectre proved to be not as good as Skyfall.

Looking at the films coming out in 2016 one thing for sure that I notice, although there are some big films this early in the year I'm not as excited as I was this time last year.

I've missed out some big films here, mainly because they are just another superhero movie, or just another comedy, the 10 film here are the films us here at 25thframe.co.uk are most excited about.

  1. Star Wars Rogue One
  2. After 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens we were all really excited for the Star Wars universe again and although Disney are taking a big risk by producing what is essentially a prequel to the original film, and sequel to Revenge of the Sith, this should be excellent even if it has an ounce of the greatness of The Force Awakens.

  3. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice
  4. We loved The Man of Steel, and this pairing, and start of The League of Justice is something to look forward to, the trailer look great so we should be in for a great film.

  5. Ghostbusters
  6. The original is still one of our all time favourite movies, McCarthy as a leading lady is a joy to watch and will be great with a proton pack, Paul Feig (director) just needs to do a really good job of directing, we have full faith in him!

  7. Suicide Squad
  8. The first trailer got us really pumped for this, if the final product is as crazy as the comic book and the promise this could be one to look out for.

  9. The Hateful Eight
  10. Tarantino back in the Western arena, his early career promised more than his latter career has delivered but he is still one of the few directors that can make us want to see a film.

  11. How to Be Single
  12. We are always up for a laugh and female led comedies are the flavour of the time, We loved both Pitch Perfect films and Rebel Wilson is always good for a laugh, Dakota Johnson won us over in Fifty Shades of Grey.

  13. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  14. Not a massive Harry Potter fans here, but we are intrigued by the universe, the rides and areas at Universal Theme Parks in Florida are amazing and thats the feeling we had when watching the trailer.

  15. Finding Dory
  16. Finding Nemo is the greatest Pixar film to date, so can this go wrong? The idea and the teaser don't do it for us so were scared!

  17. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
  18. Mixing Jane Austin with a zombie apocalypse is just a genius move, cant wait!

  19. Dads Army
  20. We don't like the TV series, but you cant argue that when the first trailer was released it just oozed with Britishness of a by gone era, the cast is also inspired, hence this just makes the list.

Let us know what you think of the list and what your looking forward to in 2016.

1st January 2016

2015 is over and while Star Wars will try its hardest to dominate 2016, the film that grossed more than any other in 2015 was Jurassic World.

A total gross of $1.6 billion across the globe ensured that the continuation of the Jurassic Park series was as big a hit as the original was back in the 90s.

Second on the list is Fast and Furious 7, as well as fans of the series it seems everyone else also wanted to give Paul Walker a big $1.5 billion send off, RIP.

Avengers Age of Ultron was the 3rd top film of the year and late release The Force Awakens was 4th with the Minions finishing off the top 5.

For the first time in chart history the full top 5 made over a billion dollars each, still no film has made over $2 billion like 2009 when Avatar did this, although I wouldn't bet on The Force Awakens making over that in time.

Here is 2015's world top 10 grossing films

  1. Jurassic World = $1,668,912,312
  2. Fast and Furious 7 = $1,520,032,910
  3. Avengers Age of Ultron = $1,402,750,552
  4. Star Wars: The Force Awakens = $1,228,349,526
  5. Minions = $1,157,275,017
  6. Inside Out = $851,602,426
  7. Spectre = $850,604,955
  8. Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation = $682,142,377
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 = $619,444,461
  10. The Martian = $594,161,725

23rd December 2015

You would think there isn't much to talk about this week other than the amazing debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but as it happens there were a couple of, albeit much smaller, new releases.

First of all with the dust settling on Star Wars tis time to reflect on its debut, a massive first day and first weekend takes it to the top of the UK box office with £34 million, not the highest, that still is with Spectre but that had a 7 day opening as opposed to this 4 day opening.

The Force Awakens did have a better Friday - Sunday opening though, although its not like for like as these event films are generally front loaded.

The Force Awakens should go on to challenge Skyfall as the top film ever in the UK and could still become the highest grossing film of 2015 should it continue on current track.

Coming in new at 2 is Sisters, good reviews have increased the popularity of the film and the debut of £1.2 million is non too shabby considering it came up against such a massive tour de force.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 falls from number 1 after 4 week in that position to number 5 with £0.5 million and a total UK gross of £26.6 million.

Highest total grossing film on the box office this week is Spectre, at number 6 this week, with £92.7 million, it will not overtake Skyfall as the top film in the UK now.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies stayed at the top of the box office for another week with Night At The Museum Secret of The Tomb the highest new film at 3.

Five years ago
TRON Legacy debuted on the chart at number 1 knocking The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader down to number 2 after a single week.

Ten years ago
King Kong was the top new film making its debut at the top while The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe fell to number 2.

21st December 2015

Star Wars, Star Wars, Star Wars, it is quite simply all about Star Wars this week, as if anyone of surprised by that! The highly anticipated newest instalment, called Star Wars: The Force Awakens made its debut across the world this week and simply blew everyone away with how good the film is, and how much money it took.

In America it now holds the record for the highest grossing opening day and opening weekend, first day ticket sales were $120 million, incredible.

The previous record holder for opening weekend was only achieved in the summer of this year, Jurassic World opened to $209 million, The Force Awakens opened to nearly $240 million.

The film was always going to be a big opener but the film has far outstripped expectation and the world is now looking to see if it can out perform Avatars total world gross of $2.8 million to be the biggest grossing film of all time.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 after an incredible 4 weeks at the top falls to number 4 this week having made $254.4 million to date.

As odd as it seems Star Wars The Force Awakens wasn't the only new film released this week, and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip was new at 2 and Sisters was new at 3.

17th December 2015

First posters for the - female led - Ghostbusters re-boot.

17th December 2015

First image from the female led Ghostbuster film, I don't like it!

16th December 2015

UK Box Office Report Weekend 11th December 2015: Four at the top for Mockingjay, Grandma highest new film at 19! Retaining its position at the top of the UK box office this week is The Hinger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which has now spent 4 weeks as the number 1 film.

Mockingjay this week grosses £1.2 million to give it a total gross of £25.4 million, the second lowest of The Hunger Games films after the first movie.

There were no new releases this week on the box office, Grandma was the closest thing to a new entry which came in at number 19 from 92 screens and a £35,000 opening gross.

By The Sea starring and Directed by Angelina Jolie was new at number 23 and took £24,000 from its debut.

Spectre was yet again the highest total grossing film on the chart this week, still at number 3 and now taken £92 million after 7 weeks.

Point to note is the top 5 this week was the same as the top 5 last week.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was the new film at the top of the box office knocking Paddington down to 2.

Five years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader made its debut at the top knocking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 down to number 2.

Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was the top film in the country knocking Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire down to number 2 - (something looks familiar there)

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas made it 2 weeks at the top while 102 Dalmatians was the highest new film at number 3.

Twenty years ago
The Santa Clause was the top new film of the week knocking Goldeneye down to number 2.

15th December 2015

First teaser and peek of footage from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

14th December 2015

It's the third film in the rebooted series and today we get the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond.

13th December 2015

Independence Day: Resurgence first trailer.

There is also a website detailing the events between the first and second films 20 year span.

11th December 2015

A third week at the top for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 in the wake of little in the way of new releases in the UK.

The box office is on hold at the moment waiting for one of the biggest releases of the year which left room for Mockingly to make £2.2 million.

This brings the total UK gross for the last of The Hunger Games films to £23.3 million after 3 weeks of release.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas with the Coopers, an all American movie about family meeting up for the holiday season.

A very low debut gross of nearly £700,000 puts the film at number 5, little chance of this film having longevity at the box office though.

Highest total grossing film on the box office is Spectre which has to date grossed over £90 million and this week is at number 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
Padding retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Penguins of Madagascar at 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed put at the top with Megamind the highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still the top film, a quiet week saw the highest new film at number 4 with Keeping Mum.

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (look out for the remake in the coming years) was the top new film debuting at number 1, it knocked off Charlies Angels which fell to 2.

Twenty years ago
Goldeneye was riding the top of the box office while Murder in the First was the highest new film coming in at 2.

Twenty five years ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was still at the top with Repossessed the highest new film at number 2.

10th December 2015

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of the Shadows first trailer.

30th November 2015

Mixed fortunes were had over the Thanksgiving weekend at the US box office, while The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 retained the top spot, The Good Dinosaur entered at 2.

Mockingjay retained the top spot with $51.6 million the best second week retention of any of The Hunger Games films with just 50%, the film as grossed just over $100 million now in the US.

Coming in at second place was Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, a $40 million opening weekend is one of the weakest that Disney has seen.

Despite the mostly positive reviews the film has not had the excitement and anticipation around it that a Disney or Pixar film usually has, and its the second Pixar movie of 2015.

With this opening it will most likely end up as Pixar's first film which has essentially flopped, Pixar will be betting big on next years Finding Dory to restore their faith.

Also opening this week is Creed at 3, a spin off from the Rocky film about Apollo Creeds son getting in the ring, and Victor Frankenstein at 12, a very surprisingly low opening for a major blockbuster.

25th November 2015

Captain American Civil War first trailer

24th November 2015

This week, as predicted, the last film the in The Hunger Games series, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, flies to the top of the box office.

Catching Fire and Mockingjay Part 1 both debuted with almost the same figure around £12 million, the first film in the series debuted with £4 million while this last part enters the box office with £11 million.

Although not the lowest debut this certainly shows a demising interest in the series, the luke warm reviews haven't helped the film either.

Spectre falls to number 2 this week despite still grossing good number, this weeks £3.8 million brings the total gross in the UK to £84.6 million, this places the film at number 3 on the UK all time box office grosses.

Other new films this week has The Dressmaker making its debut at number 7 and The Perfect Guy entering at number 10.

Highest total grossing film of the box office is, no surprise, Sprectre.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking Intersteller from the top to number 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 started the end of the Harry Potter series by debuting at the top, it knocked Due Date down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was the film making its debut at the top while In Her Shoes fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
What Lies Beneath remains at the top for another week leaving Little Nicky to enter at number 3.

Twenty years ago
A Walk In The Clouds was the highest new film knocking Crimson Tide down to number 2.

10th November 2015

Last weekend on the UK box office the latest Bond film Spectre was far too strong during its second week of release to be knocked from the top.

Still pulling in the audiences during its second weekend Spectre scores £13 million which brings its total UK gross after 2 weekends of release to £64 million.

The film is still on track with the previous Bond movie Skyfall and could potentially give the film a run for its money as the top grossing UK film ever, despite less favourable reviews.

Although by Sunday Spectre has not quite become the top UK film of 2015 by Monday night it will have out grossed Jurassic World.

Highest new film of the week is the low budget Brooklyn which enters the UK box office at number 3 with a debut gross of £1.04 million.

Top total grossing film on the box office, after just 2 weeks of play, is Spectre.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year Christopher Nolan's Interstellar hit the top spot on its debut week of release knocking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles down to number 3.

Five years ago
Due Date hot the top of the box office on its first week of release while the previous number 1, Saw 3D, fell to number 4.

Ten year ago
Nanny Mcphee went up to the top of the box office on its 3rd week of release knocking Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of The Were-Rabbit from the top.

Fifteen years ago
What Lies Beneath spent another week at the top while the highest new film was right down at number 8 in the shape of Purely Belter.

Twenty years ago
Crimson Tide made its debut at the top of the box office knocking To Die For down to number 5.

Twenty five years ago
Ghost remained at the top of the box office leaving the highest new film, Young Guns II, to enter at number 2.

3rd November 2015

Filming is currently taking place at Leavesden Film Studios, the spiritual home of Harry Potter, with David Yates at the help.

Here is the first bit of news for the film in the shape of a logo/poster.

Losts of interesting things to see here, film out in the UK 18th November 2016.

29th October 2015

We still have just under 3 months to go before we reach the end of the year but already the top 6 movies of 2015 have made more than 2014's top movie.

Here is the comparison of 2014's top 6 and 2015's top 6, so far:

    2014
  1. The Lego Movie £34,133,383
  2. Dawn of The Planet of The Apes £33,764,545
  3. The Inbetweeners 2 £33,387,932
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 £29,517,393
  5. The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies £28,759,574
  6. Guardians of The Galaxy £28,536,999
    2015
  1. Jurassic World £63,674,773
  2. Avengers Age of Ultron £48,334,257
  3. Minions £46,735,377
  4. Fast and Furious 7 £38,385,021
  5. Inside Out £38,375,834
  6. Fifty Shades of Grey £34,662,255
With still just under 3 month of the year to go we could see the full top 10 of 2015 beating 2014's top film.

The Martian is still doing very well at the UK box office and could reach 2014's The Lego Movies figure, Spectre has just been released and will give 2015's Jurassic World a run for its money.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is released in a couple of weeks and stands a good chance of making over £35 million.

As if leaving the best to last we have of course Disney/Lucasfilms will release Star Wars: The Force Awakens on December 18th.

An interesting scenario with this film, being released so late in the year much of its gross will come in 2016, but I fully expect it to break various records during its first couple of weeks and it will make over £35 million before the end of the year.

Check back each week to see how these and other new films perform at the UK box office.

27th October 2015

The new Bond movie Spectre opened on Monday night at 8.15pm, only allowing one showing that day and managed a £4.1 million gross.

The last bond movie, Skyfall, took £6.7 million on opening day but it had all day to take that.

The film is now on general release so what effect this has on its first weekend is to be seen, but expect a big, if not record breaking, weekend.

Skyfall is the current top grossing film ever in the UK, with this result it is possible Spectre could overtake it.

The film has had positive reviews with some giving the film top marks in their publication.

Skyfall took just over £20 million on its debut weekend, check back next week to see how the latest Bond does.

19th October 2015

The US Box office this weekend saw Jack Black at the top for the first time in a while as the kids friendly franchise took $23.5 million.

Goosebumps is a well known brand of children books which should see it have a long cinema run especially with the holiday season coming just round the corner, the UK release is not until February 5th 2016.

Falling from the top after a couple of week stay is The Martian, only a couple of million shy of the top with $21.5 million.

Now in its third week of release the Ridley Scott Sci-Fi drama has now taken $143.7 million at the US box office.

Other new film in America this week are: Bridge of Spies from Steven Spielberg at 3, Crimson Peak from Guillermo del Toro at number 4 and Woodlawn at number 9.

Top total grossing film in American this week is Hotel Transylvania 2 with $136 million over 4 weeks.

1st October 2015

This weeks top 3 is unchanged from last week meaning that the true story of an expedition to the summit of Everest is still the number one film.

It was a quiet weekend with Everest only taking £1.9 million during it's second weekend of release, this brings it's total gross after 10 days to £6.8 million.

The static top 3 means the highest new film of the week comes in at 4, Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette star the the romantic comedy Miss You Already.

Surprisingly positive reviews haven't helped the film that much and the film debuts with only £487,247.

By far the biggest total grossing film on the box office this week is Minions which just about hangs onto the top 15 and has grossed to date £46.3 million, its still not reached Despicable Me's total gross of £47 million but its not far behind.

There should be a big change in next weeks chart with Ridley Scotts The Martian opening, Robert De Niro in The Intern and a new adaptation of Macbeth with Michael Fassbender.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Billy Elliot The Musical Live became the first event movie to go to the top of the box office, it knocked off The Boxtrolls from the top.

Five years ago
The Other Guys held onto the top of the box office with Julia Roberts vehicle Eat Pray love the top new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Pride and Prejudice retained its hold at the top while Guy Ritchies Revolver was the top new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Jim Carey was still a big box office star and his latest film Me Myself and Irene made its debut a the top knocking Scary Movie into second.

Twenty years ago
Apollo 13 was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, Braveheart fell to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Another 48 Hrs took over at the top film while Memphis Belle felling into number 2.

22nd September 2015

This week saw the true event film Everest climb to the summit of the box office charts on its debut week of release.

A £3.1 million opening gross, including previews, saw the film get to the top of the box office, although previews saw a large proportion of this.

Last weeks top film, Legend, had a small fall this week into the number 2 spot with £2.4 million over the weekend and nearly £10 million in total after 10 days of release.

Also making a first appearance on the chart this week is A Walk in the Woods at number 7 and Bill at number 8.

Highest total grossing film on the chart this week is Inside Out which has now grossed an incredible £37.6 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Boxtrolls retained its position at the top of the box office while A Walk Among The Tombstones was highest at 2.

Five years ago
The Other Guys was the top new film of the week at the top knocking Resident Evil: Afterlife down to number 3.

Ten years ago
Pride and Prejudice made its debut at the top of the box office leaving The Longest Yard to fall from the top to number 2.<> Fifteen years ago
Scary Movie stayed on top of the chart while Shaft was the highest new film making its debut at number 3.

Twenty years ago
Braveheart was too strong to be knocked off the top on its second week on the chart meaning highest new film was at number 2 for The Bridges of Madison County.

Twenty Five years ago
Memphis Belle remained on top of the box office while Robocop 2 was the top film entering at number 2.

21st September 2015

This week in the US the sequel movie Maze Runner Scorch Trials tops the box office on it's debut week of release with a $30.3 million weekend gross.

Last weeks top film The Perfect Guy tumbles town to 4 this week with a $9.6 million gross meaning it takes $41.3 million over its first 10 days of release.

Also new on the US box office is: Black Mass new at number 2 Everest new at number 5.

25th August 2015

All change at the top of the UK box office this week with drama Paper Towns taking over at the top leaving last weeks top film to take a huge tumble.

Paper Town is from the same author as last years hit The Fault in Our Stars which topped the UK box office in June of 2014.

Paper Town hasn't debuted as impressively as the £3 million plus of The Fault in Our Stars with a £2 million debut weekend.

Last weeks top film takes a huge tumble down to 6 this week with an £800,000 second weekend which brings it's total to £4.7 million.

Although Paper Towns is the top film of the weekend once again Inside Out, at number 2, is the top film of the week with a Monday - Sunday total or £3.2 million.

Top grossing film on the box office this week is Minions with a total gross of £44 million over 9 weeks of release.

Historical box office

A year ago
Lucy was on top of the box office on it's debut weekend knocking The Inbetweeners 2 down to 2nd.

Five years ago
The Expendables is the top new film of the week making number 1 while Toy Story 3 falls from the top to number 3.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory remained at the top of the box office for another week while the top new film was Bewitched which entered at 2.

Fifteen years ago
The first X-Men movie made its debut at the top knocking Gone In 60 Seconds down to number 3.

Twenty years ago
Die Hard With A Vengeance, the third Die Hard film, was new at the top knocking Waterworld down to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Another Die Hard film, Die Hard 2 Die Harder was at the top on its debut knocking Days of Thunder into the number 2 spot.

16th August 2015

We've waited a long time and here we have the first poster for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and do we see a spoiler?

First off Han Solo is very prominent on the poster, does he have a bigger role than expected in the movie?

Next, Finn is holding a lightsaber, and as we all know, only Jedi Knights have lightsabers, what does that mean, we think we know he's a renegade Stormtrooper.

All will be revealed come December 18th.

15th August 2015

D23 has shaped up nicely with plenty of new info about the forthcoming star Wars films.

Check out this excellent first photo from Rogue One A Star Wars Story, and a new logo revealing the anthology film as a Star Wars Story.

4th August 2015

Now in its 5th variation Mission:Impossible hits the top spot on its debut weekend as the Tom Cruise franchise continues with more explosions than before.

Taking £5.3 million over the weekend Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation continues the run started way back in 1996, every Mission:Impossible film has debuted at the top.

In comparison hasn't done as well as the £8 million plus of the first and fourth film but is on a par with the others all in the £5 million range.

Falling into second place this week is Inside Out after a single week at the top, although it's not bad news for the Pixar film, it took and incredible £9 million is mid week taking and would by far have been the biggest film is it took Monday to Sunday figures into account.

Also new this week is Hot Pursuit, the American hit film limps into the UK box office at number 7.

Highest grossing film on the box office is Jurassic World which is currently at £62.7 million after 8 weeks of release.

Historical charts

A year ago
Guardians of The Galaxy was the new film entering the box office at the top, it knocked Dawn of The Planet of The Apes down to number 2.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 remained at the top for a second week while the remake of The Karate Kind was the highest new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory made its way to the top on its debut weekend of release, Madagascar fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Perfect Storm was the new film at the top, on its debut weekend Stuart Little fell to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Casper was the new film making its debut at number 1, it knocked Judge Dredd down to number 3.

Twenty Five yeas ago
Gremlins 2 The New Batch made its debut at the top knocking Back to The Future Part III down to number 3.

20th July 2015

There is no moving the little yellow Minions from the top of the world box office this week despite strong competition from Marvels Ant-Man.

The Minions held their own with a weekly gross of $116.4 million from 57 countries, it's world gross now sits at a very healthy $625.5 million.

Ant-Man flies into second poisons on its first week of release and takes an excellent $114.4 million from just 38 countries.

From just 2 countries Monster Hunt takes an incredible $72 million and sits at number 3 while Jian Bing Man takes $61 million from just a single country.

The full world top 10 looks like this:

  1. Minions - $116,444,705
  2. Ant-Man - $114,440,000
  3. Monster Hunt - $72,000,000
  4. Jian Bing Man - $61,000,000
  5. Inside Out - $32,960,000
  6. Trainwreck - $30,237,850
  7. Terminator Genisys - $27,600,000
  8. Jurassic World - $23,661,465
  9. Monkey King: Hero Is Back - $22,500,000
  10. Magic Mike XXL - $10,300,000

15th July 2015

This week At the UK box office the little yellow Minions held off the highest new film quite comfortably to gain a second week a the top.

With a £4.15 million weekend the Minions has brought its total gross to £27.6 million, which ahead of both of the Despicable Me film from the same series.

Rolling into second place is Ted 2, Ted was a massive surprise hit back in 2012 taking nearly £12 million on it's opening weekend, Ted 2 has taken £3.8 on it's debut and will struggle to get over £10 million in total.

Other new films this week are Love and Mercy at number 9 and Song of The Sea at number 10.

Historical Charts

A Year ago
Transformers: Age of Extinction took over at the top of the UK box office on its debut knocking down Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie to number 3.

Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse entered the chart at the top knocking Shrek Forever After down to number 2.

Ten years ago
War of The Worlds held its own at the top while the highest new film was The Descent which enters at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run continued to dominate the box office at the top while this highest new entry was at number 3 in the shape of The Patriot.

Twenty years ago
The Batman franchise was still thriving and Batman Forever entered the box office at the top, First Knight fell to number 2.

Twenty Five years ago
Back to The Future Part III was entering at the top while Dick tracy fell to number 2.

13th July 2015

The first trailer for the villain based DC movie Suicide Squad is released.

Starring Will Smith and Margot Robbie this promises to be a good film in the vein of Man of Steel.

Check out the trailer below.

13th July 2015

For the first time in who knows how many weeks the top film of the week remains the same as last week with The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel holding into the top spot.

With Fifty Shades of Grey also holding on at number 2 the highest new film enters the chart at number 3 in the shape of the Will Smith starring Focus.

Focus was released into UK cinemas on 27th February of this year entering the chart at number 3 that week and making £1.9 million in weekend takings.

The rolling week it went up to number 2 but then slipped down the chart staying on the top 15 for a 6 week stint during which time it grossed £7.3 million.

Also new this week is Still Alice at number 5, Chappie at number 6, The Boy Next Door at number 12 and The Wedding Ringer at number 13, all of which had small chart runs this year.

22nd June 2015

Jurassic World is still there dominating the world box office chart and this week very nearly made it to the magic $1 Billion mark.

It will make it there in the coming days and in doing so will be the fastest film to make the mark in box office history, the current holder being Avengers.

A decline in box office of nearly 50% means Jurassic World takes $262 million from 67 countries over the last week, with some more countries to come this could start to challenge Avatar as the top film of all time.

Pixar release Inside Out, their first film in a couple of years, this week to great review and a world take of $132 million from 38 countries.

With many more countries to go Inside Out could be one of Pixar's biggest hits, Pixar films tend to have good milage and with the school holidays on us this could get repeat viewing.

With Inside Out and Jurassic World taking a large bulk of the world grosses this week for a film to come in 3rd with $29 million is great, and from only 3 countries, but SPL 2 has done just that.

Here is the world box office top 10 this week.

  1. Jurassic World - $262,518,525
  2. Inside Out - $132,056,000
  3. SPL 2 A Time for Consequences - $29,000,000
  4. San Andreas - $27,040,000
  5. Spy - $20,100,000
  6. Minions - $12,300,000
  7. The Classified File - $8,500,000
  8. Mad Max Fury Road - $7,715,000
  9. Insidious Chapter 3 - $7,112,000
  10. Dragon Ball Z Resurrection of F - $7,000,000

22nd June 2015

Pixar must be kicking themselves this week as their new film Inside Out makes a fantastic debut on the US box office, but there is no stopping Jurassic World at the moment.

A second week gross of $102 million which means that the dinosaur film was $11 million ahead of the number 2 film, but when were talking figures this big thats a small margin really.

Jurassic World has become the fastest grossing film of all time in the US with it's total gross at slightly under $400 million after 10 days of release.

Pixar''s first film in 2 years makes a massive debut at number 2 this week with a weekend gross of $91 million, a phenomenal weekend take which normally would have seen it debut at the top.

Fantastic reviews for Inside Out have given the film a boost and I wouldn't rule out a just to the top next week, Pixar film usually have strong staying power.

The only other new film in the US this week was the Pharrell Williams produced Dope at number 5.

2nd June 2015

Two films this year have made it past $1 billion in world box office grosses, Avengers Age of Ultron and Fast and Furious 7, which brings the total number of films to go past the threshold to 20.

The first film to do the feat was Titanic back in 1997, that held on as the only film to do so until The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King did it in 2004.

Since then we have had the likes of a Harry Potter film, a Transformers film, a Star Wars film after a re-release and a couple of Pirates of the Caribbean films do it.

Two animated films have also done the feat, Toy Story 3 and of course Disney's biggest hit to date Frozen.

The top film of all time, and the previously mentioned Titanic have gone over the $2 billion mark, although it did take Titanic a 3D re-release to do the $2B feat. Were looking at the first $3 Billion film now, Avengers Age of Ultron is doing well but will fall short, will Star Wars: The Force Awakens manage it, 2016 will tell us.

30th April 2015

This week, and there was no surprise at all, Avengers Age of Ultron takes over at the top of the UK box office with no problem at all.

Comparing Age of Ultron with its predecessor, Avengers Assemble, this has scored a higher debut weekend, with £18 million from Thursday to Sunday this is £2 million higher that the first film.

To add to the records Avengers Age of Ultron has secured it is the highest grossing debut in the month of April and the highest grossing debut for a superhero movie.

The film is also the 8th highest grossing debut film in the UK of all time, coming in between Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 from 2010 and Shrek The Third from 2007.

Fast and Furious 7 falls from the top in its fourth week of release to number 2 and has now taken an incredible £34.7 million.

Also new this week is The Falling which enters at number 10.

27th April 2015

This week in America Furious 7 (Fast and Furious 7) becomes the first film to register 4 weeks at number 1 for 3 years, that film being The Hunger Games from 2012.

The run of Furious 7 has been incredible across the world, and in the US the film has now grossed $320.5 million.

The run is likely to end next week when Avengers Age of Ultron is released in the America and start making box office records of it's own.

Coming in as the highest new film of the week is The Age of Adaline, starring Harrison Ford the film makes it's debut at number 3 with $11.3 million.

23rd April 2015

Making it a third week on the trop Fast and Furious 7 retains the top of the box office taking £3.03 million for the weekend, bringing it's total to a fantastic £32 million.

Furious 7 should overtake Fifty Shades of Grey as the highest grossing film of the year by next weekend, it continues to dominate across the globe as well and had now taken over $1 Billion.

Without much doubt this will be the last week it spends a the top as the next is the successful Marvel universe films is released this Thursday.

Highest new film of the week enters the box office at number 4 in the form of Child 44 which grosses just over half a million pound.

Also new this week is the Alan Rickman directed A Little Chaos which enters at 7.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was the highest new film of the week at the top which removed Rio 2 which fell to number 2.

Five years ago
Debuting at the top was Roman tearjerker Dear John, it removed Clash of The Titans with fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
Nicole Kidman starred in The Interpreter which debuted at the top of the box office sending The Amityville Horror down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Pokémon The First Movie was the highest new film which made its debut at the top, Erin Brockovich fell from the top to the number 2 spot.

Twenty years ago
Muriels Wedding was the top new film of the week with Dumb and Dumber falling down to number 2 from the top spot.

20th April 2015

With it's global gross now reaching over a billion dollars across the globe Fast and Furious 7 makes it a third week as the top film.

A world gross of $196.9 million from 68 territories ensures is placing for most likely one more week as the first of the big summer blockbusters hits much of the globe next week.

Paul Blart Mall Cop is the highest new film coming in at 2 with $31.1 million from 42 countries, not a big it in many place but with little else on release to challenge this has ensured the numbers.

With Home at 3 another new film is Unfriended at 4 with $16 million from just the single location, North America, Cinderella completes the top 5.

Here is the full global top 10 for 19th April

  1. Fast and Furious 7 - $196,956,120
  2. Paul Blart: Mall Cop - $31,100,000
  3. Home - $20,700,000 $10,400,000
  4. Unfriended - $16,023,150
  5. Cinderella - $11,371,000
  6. Ever Since We Love - $10,400,000
  7. The Longest Ride - $8,950,000
  8. The Divergent Series Insurgent - $8,250,000
  9. Run All Night - $6,300,000
  10. Woman In Gold - $5,687,000

14th April 2015

This years Star Wars Celebration, which kicks off this Thursday, 16th April, will be the biggest ever.

JJ Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy, director and producers of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens are having a panel to the kicks the event off, and of you cant make it watch it online.

Star Wars fans may be a little interested as rumours are currently circulating that a teaser poster for the film will be shown as well as the first full trailer.

Here is the full press release, and can be seen at the starwars.com website.

WATCH STAR WARS CELEBRATION ANAHEIM LIVE ON STARWARS.COM, POWERED BY VERIZON! CAN'T MAKE IT TO ANAHEIM? DON'T WORRY -- STARWARS.COM IS HERE TO RESCUE YOU!

For the first time ever, highlights and more than 30 hours of exclusive video content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim will be officially live streamed to a worldwide community of fans on StarWars.com, all powered by Verizon.

Launching with a live stream of the highly-anticipated kickoff panel featuring Star Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams and producer Kathleen Kennedy, the StarWars.com Celebration live stream powered by Verizon will continue providing coverage throughout the four-day event from a specially-designed Star Wars Cantina set located in the middle of the action on the convention floor.

Verizon and StarWars.com will deliver 30-plus hours of live streamed content following Thursday's Celebration kickoff, featuring over a dozen panels and events, including discussions with actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Ian McDiarmid, and several other performers associated with the Star Wars saga. Additionally, StarWars.com and Verizon will be live streaming the Star Wars Fan Film Awards; the Smuggler's Bounty radio drama; EA's new Battlefront videogame; and several other exclusive Celebration events that might otherwise be missed by members from Star Wars' global fan community.

Between the live, on-stage events, StarWars.com will feature live interviews with celebrity guests within the Star Wars Cantina set specially built to capture the mood and atmosphere of the infamous Mos Eisley watering hole from A New Hope. These segments will have a fun, variety show flavor to them that brings a bit of the Star Wars Celebration vibe to those enjoying the event from afar.

Exclusive clips from throughout Star Wars Celebration event will also be available on demand from Verizon, allowing fans to celebrate Star Wars long after the live streams are over.

The live streaming begins at 10:00 a.m. PST, Thursday, April 16, on StarWars.com with the Celebration kickoff panel and continues with 30-plus hours of coverage through the closing ceremony on Sunday, April 19, beginning at 3:30 p.m. PST. Watch exclusive highlights and on-demand clips from Verizon on Twitter, @VerizonWireless, and at Facebook.com/Verizon.

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30th March 2015

The old British favourite Paddington hits the top of the UK video charts on it's debut week of release.

Paddington was released at the box office on November 28th 2014 to much hype and debuted at the top of the box office in that first week.

Over a 15 week stay on the box office it did amazing business and to date has made £37 million pound, it is still on general release, and still on the top 15 box office.

Although not a major hit worldwide it is the 45th highest grossing film ever in the UK, just ahead of Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones and just behind Monsters, Inc. Last weeks top film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 falls just the one place this week.

Other new film on the video chart are: The Drop at number 5 and The Horseman at number 6.

25th March 2015

23rd March 2015

After the teaser from yesterday, here is the first full trailer for Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation.

Trailer for Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation on TrailerAddict.

12th March 2015

Lucasfilms and Disney have today firmed up some more details on their forth coming Star Wars films.

The first spin off film, directed by Gareth Edwards is called Rogue One and will be released worldwide on December 16th 2016.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be released May 26th 2017, not long after the previous Star Wars film.

Here is the full press release courtesy of starwars.com

ROGUE ONE IS THE FIRST STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM, RIAN JOHNSON TO WRITE AND DIRECT STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII THE TITLE FOR DIRECTOR GARETH EDWARDS' STAND-ALONE MOVIE, FEATURING ACTRESS FELICITY JONES, IS REVEALED, AND RIAN JOHNSON IS CONFIRMED FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII -- COMING TO THEATERS MAY 26, 2017.

“Always in motion is the future,” Yoda said. The future of the Star Wars cinematic galaxy, however, is taking shape.

This morning at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, across the street from Lucasfilm, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hosted a shareholder meeting where he announced news regarding the first Star Wars stand-alone movie as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII.

Rogue One is the title for the first film in a unique series of big-screen adventures that explores the characters and events beyond the core Star Wars saga. Rogue One will be directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and written by Oscar nominee Chris Weitz (Cinderella, About a Boy, Antz). The first actress cast is Felicity Jones, who garnered an Academy Award nomination and critical acclaim for her performance in The Theory of Everything. The idea for the story of Rogue One came from John Knoll, an Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic. He will executive produce along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (Band of Brothers, The Pacific) are on board to produce and John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) will co-produce. The film starts shooting this summer in London and is due for release on December 16, 2016.

In addition, Iger confirmed that Rian Johnson will write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII. The film, which continues the saga after the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is set for release on May 26, 2017 — forty years and a day after the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977. Johnson is widely considered one of cinema's most gifted young filmmakers, having directed the modern sci-fi classic, Looper, as well as Brick and The Brothers Bloom. He was also behind the camera for three episodes of the critically-acclaimed TV series Breaking Bad, including “Ozymandias,” which series creator Vince Gilligan named as the best installment of the show. Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman, producer of Looper, Don Jon, Brick, and The Brothers Bloom, are on board to produce.

9th March 2015

Director Mike Leigh's latest film starring Timothy Spall about the painter J.M.W. Turner takes over at the top of the video chart on it's first week of release.

The film was released on 31st October 2015 and on it's first week entered the box office chart at number 7, after a flurry of good reviews and release in more cinemas the film ir number 2 the following week.

The film as a 5 week run inside the top 15 but has continued to pull in movie goers in the weeks following right up to it's release on home video.

During it's time at the box office it has taken a total gross (to date) of £7.7 million. In America it came out February 2015 and has taken $3.3 million so far.

Fury falls just the single place to number 2 this week after it's debut at the top.

A flurry of other new film this week include: Nightcrawler at 3, Pride at 4, Dying of The Light at 8 and Love Rosie at 12 .

2nd March 2015

Will Smith is a con artist this week in Focus which makes it debuts at the top of the US box office charts, the actors first number 1 film since Men In Black 3 hit cinemas back in 2012. In a quiet week for the US box office Focus takes a very light $19.1 million dollars, only one Will Smith film has scored a lowed debut, The Legend of Bagger Vance from 2001.

The only other new film to make it's debut this week is The Lazarus Effect at 5

As expected Fifty Shades of Grey is starting to fall with quite a thump as it falls from the top to number 4 this week with a $10.9 million weekend gross, it's total stands at a none too bad $148 million.

The other films on the top 5 are Kingsman The Secret Service at 2, The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water at 3.

18th February 2015

This has another change at the top of the UK video chart with Dracula Untold being the biggest selling film on its debut week of release.

Dracula Untold was released at the UK box office on 3rd October of 2014 and entered at number 2 that week with a debut weekend gross of £1.7 million.

The film was a relatively small hit and hung around the chart for 4 weeks raking in a total gross of £4.7 million during that time.

New at number 2 this week is The Maze Runner which was a bigger hit at the box office than Dracula Untold, released on the 10th October 2014 it's total gross was £8.6 million over 6 weeks.

Also new this week is The Best of Me at number 5.

Worthy of a mention this week, this is the first week since it's video release that Disney's frozen has not featured on the video chart top 20, it's at number 31.

12th February 2015

9th February 2015

This weekend there was one clear winner in the box office race, it was in the shape of a sponge, the second Spongebob movie, The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water.

The first Spongebob movie was released 10 years ago but all this time later and the follow up takes the franchise in a whole different direction for the popular cartoon character.

The Spongebob Movie takes an excellent $56 million on it's debut weekend.

Getting knocked down to number 2 is American Sniper which takes $24 million this weekend bringing it's US total to $282 million.

Also new this week is: Jupiter Ascending at 3 which at $19 million debut is the lowest for a Wachowskis film since they hit the big time, also Seventh Son is new at 4.

21st January 2015

Staying put this week, Tak3n makes it 2 weeks at the top of the UK box office despite a challenge from the new Clint Eastwood film.

Liam Neeson has become the action hero of the moment with Taken 3 taking another £3.3 million from the weekend which brings it's total to £12.2 million after 10 days.

The threequel is keeping well in line with the previous film in the series but it already double that of the first films full UK cinema run.

Debuting strong at number 2 is American Sniper which enters the Uk box office with a first weekend gross of £2.5 million, Oscar nomination are boosting it's potential and it could end up one of Eastwood's highest grossing films.

The theory of Everything, Into the Woods and Paddington wound out the top five.

Other new films this week are: Whiplash at 7, Wild at 9, The Merry Widow Met Opera 2015 at 10 and Testament of Youth at 11.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Wolf of Wall Street was the first new number 1 film of the year debuting in the top spot and knocking 12 Years A Slave into second place.

Five years ago
Avatar stayed on top for yet another week and the highest new film was Up In The Air right down at 5.

Ten years ago
Highest new film and new number 1 for the week was Closer which knocked White Noise from the top to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Sleepy Hollow kept it's hold on the top of the box office where it entered the previous week, Angelas Ashes was the highest new film of the week at 2.

20th January 2015

This week a new release takes over at the top of the chart in the shape of the Luc Besson directed Lucy.

Starring Scarlett Johansson the film was released at UK cinemas in August of 2014 where it entered the box office chart at number 1 and stayed there for 2 weeks.

It took £ 3.07 million on it's debut week of release and stuck around the box office chart for 7 weeks in the top 15 and then another 3 outside.

During it's release it made a total gross of £14.6 million making it the 292nd highest grossing film of all time in the UK.

Last weeks top film, Left Behind, falls to number 3 this week after a single week at the top.

Also new this week is Before I Go to Sleep at 2.

Worthy of a mention also, for another week, is Frozen which this week slips down from number 2 to number 7, after 42 weeks inside the top 5 this is it's first time this low.

20th January 2015

Clint Eastwood scores his biggest every weekend gross with American Sniper now on wide release in America, and on the back of major award success.

American Sniper has been on limited release since the end of last year and on it's first weekend in 3,555 screen takes nearly $90 million.

Last weeks top film, Tak3n, fall right down to number 4 this week, it's $17.4 million gross is 55% down from it's debut weekend.

Also new this week is Padding at number 2, The Wedding Ringer at number 3, Selma is at number 5 after 4 weeks of release.

9th December 2014

The inbetweeners 2 takes hold of the video chart number 1 spot on it's debut week of release pushing Guardians of The Galaxy fro the top to third.

The second Inbetweeners movie was released in cinemas on 8th August this year when it broke records by having the highest first day gross for a comedy, it took £12.5 million over it's debut weekend.

It saw a couple of weeks at the top, but had a very front loaded audience as the film only spent 6 weeks on the chart, but it grossed £34.6 million in the process.

In comparison the first movie of the series was on the box office for 9 weeks and took £45 million.

The Inbetweeners 2 is the 56th highest grossing film in the UK, it's not been released in the US yet.

Frozen this week goes back up to the number 2 spot, there is simply no stopping this films sales.

Other new films include Hercules and Planes Fire and Rescue.

4th December 2014

27th November 2014

As if there was any doubt about what would be at the top of the UK box office charts this week, and without any hassle The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 1 has a terrific first week of release.

Taking over £12 million on it's debut weekend this is the third in The Hunger Games series, which has grown in strength as each film has been released.

The previous film in the series took almost exactly the same on it's opening weekend, but the first film, which was introducing a new franchise to cinema, took far less at just under £5 million.

Last weeks top film, Interstellar, falls to third place this week with The Imitation Game staying put in second place.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire took over at the top of the chart knocking Gravity down to second place.

Five years ago
Another franchise, The Twilight Saga had it's second film, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, enter at the top of the box office knocking 2012 down to second place.

Ten years ago
Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason kept it's hold on the top of the box office with the highest new film entering at 3, After The Sunset directed by Brett Ratner and starring Pierce Brosnan.

Fifteen years ago
The Sixth Sense was still enjoying it's run at the top of the box office with Harrison Ford starring in the Sydney Pollack directed film Random Hearts being the highest new film right down at seven.

24th November 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the UK video chart on it's first week of release on Blu-ray and DVD.

The fourth in the Transformers films was released at the UK box office on 11th June of this year taking £11.7 million on it's debut week of release.

The film was on the box office chart for only 5 weeks taking £19 million in the process, and is only the 187th highest grossing film of all time in the UK, it is the lowest of the series.

World wide the film fared slightly better, it grossed $1.07 billion and is the 11th highest grossing film of all time, much of that was from Japan where it is the highest grossing film in that territory.

Falling from the top to fifth is X-Men: Days of Future Past after it debuted at the top last week.

Other new film this week are
How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 2
22 Jump Street at 4
Earth to Echo at 9
The Purge Anarchy at 10
The House of Magic at 18
Pudsey The Dog The Movie at 19

10th November 2014

Another change on the UK video chart this week with tearjerking drama The Fault in Our Stars taking over at the top of the chart on it's first week of release.

The Fault in Our Stars was released at UK cinemas on 20th June this year taking £3.4 million on it's opening weekend where it entered at the top of the box office.

A six week stay on the box office saw it take a total gross of £11 million most of which happened in the first 3 weeks of release.

Falling from the top position to the runner up on it's second week of release is Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie.

The HobbitL The Desolation of Smaug was released in special extended edition last week and in turn re-enters the video chart at three.

Other new film of the video chart this week are: The Snow Queen at seven, Chef at thirteen and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire re-enters at fourteen.

10th November 2014

Another week where there is a highly fought battle for the top, albeit not at tight as last week, where Interstellar battles with Disney's Big Hero 6.

In the end the winner is Big Hero 6 which takes $56.2 million for the weekend, small in comparison to Frozen which was Disney's last film, but still good and the film has had good reviews.

Coming into second place is the Christopher Nolan film, his first since his outing with the Batman franchise, which takes $50 million for the weekend.

Going down to fourth this week is Ouija, the hangover fro the Halloween weekend keeping it going, but it will most probably sink next week.

Check out the full US top 12

22nd October 2014

Gone Girl gives up it's reign at the top of the box office this week allowing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to debut at the top.

Reboots being the name of the game, Michael Bay produces a new take on the Turtles story of which the first film was released back in 1990.

Directed by Jonathan Liebesman and starring Megan Fox the new spin makes £4.7 million on it's opening weekend, there is no data for the opening weekend of the 1990 version, but an animated version came out in 2007 called TMNT which tool just less than a million pond on it's debut.

Gone Girl is still doing very well at the box office and this weeks falls into second place with a weekend gross of £2.3 million pound to bring it's total gross in the UK to £14.2 million which places it between Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Terminator Salvation as the top UK films.

Other new film at the UK are The Best of Me at 5, The Judge (a little disappointingly) at 9 and Northern Soul at 10, event feature The Metropolitan Opera Le Nozze Di Figaro 2014 is at 11.

Historical charts.

One year ago
Last year animated film Turbo was debuting a the top of the box office knocking Prisoners right down to fourth with Captain Phillips and Escape Plan also debuting in second and third.

Five years ago
Up remained at the top for another week while Couples Retreat was the highest new film debuting at two.

Ten years ago
Shark Tale made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking the previous number one, Bride and Prejudice down to fourth.

Fifteen years ago
Deep Blue Sea made a debut at the top of the box office chart meaning that American Pie took a tumble into second place.

15th October 2014

This week at the UK box office there was no shifting for Gone Girl as the David Fincher film retains it's hold of the top spot for a second week.

Holding on with a weekend gross of £3.06 million Gone Girl has taken £9.8 million during it's 10 days of release.

Debuting in second place is the latest teen survival movie in the shape of The Maze Runner, based on the first of James Dashner series of books.

Maze Runner takes £2.04 million from the weekend, not a bad debut although in comparison The Hunger Games took £4.9 million on it's debut while Twilight took a comparable £2.5 million.

Also new this week: Horror movie Annabelle at 3, Event film showing for one weekend One Direction Where We Are at 4, romantic comedy The Rewrite is at 9 (are we getting sick of Hugh Grant?).

Historical Charts
One year ago
Prisoners spent an incredible third week at the top of the box office and with a ver static top 5 the highest new film was The Fifth State at 6.

Five years ago
Pixars Up was debuting at the top of the box office knocking off The Invention of Lying which fell to third place.

Ten years ago
Bride and Prejudice as the new film at the top of the charts with the previous weeks number 1 dropping down to third place.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie made it's debut at the top of the box office and Big Daddy fell from the top to the number three spot.

1st October 2014

At the UK box office this week there is a first for UK cinema, the single day screening of Billy Elliot the musical, screened live at cinemas across the country tops the box office.

Event cinema has become bigger and bigger in the UK over the last couple of years, Back to the Future this August was massive and Doctor Who has had a couple, none so far have come close to Billy Elliot's £1.9 million gross.

Surprisingly it beats into second place the much anticipated The Equalizer starring Denzel Washington, it was a close race but the 80's TV show remake's gross of £1.89 million was just shy of the number 1 film.

Two other film entered the box office this week inside the top 15
What We Did On Our Holiday at 4
Maps to the Stars at number 15

Historical Charts

This time last year Prisoners took over at the top from Ron Howard's Rush which went back to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Five years ago the remake of 70's classic Fame hit the box office summit on it's debut week knocking Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs after a week at the top.

Ten years ago it was all change at the top end of the box office with Wimbledon taking the number 1 spot knocking Collateral down to 3.

Fifteen years ago The Haunting made it's debut at the top while Eyes Wide Shut fell to the 3rd positon after a couple of weeks at the top.

22nd September 2014

In the US this week teen survival film The Maze Runner becomes the top grossing film of the week on it's debut weekend.

It took $32,500,000 this weekend and regenerated a fairly stagnant US box office of recent weeks which has struggled to generate any big numbers.

This is the first in a series of books and a release date of September 18th 2015 has already been given for the sequel Scorch Trials.

Also out in the US this week
A Walk Among the Tombstones at 2
This Is Where I Leave You

Check out the US box office chart on 25thframe.co.uk

3rd September 2014

The UK movie goer this week kept Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson in the top position with a number of weaker new releases in the market.

The Luc Besson directed film took just under £2 million during it's second weekend of release and now sits with a total gross of £8 million.

Highest new entry of the week is the buddy cop comedy Lets Be Cops starring Damon Wayans Jr., as you'd expect from a film of this kind it's a slap stick comedy.

Lets Be Cops takes £1.6 million for the weekend, but I suspect it may sink and disappear from the box office quickly.

Other new films to hit the box office this week are
Sin City A Dame To Kill For at 4 (with previews grosses)
If I Stay at 6 - the new Daniel Radcliffe so maybe a little disappointing
As Above so Below at 8
Million Dollar Arm at 15

A year ago this week One Direction This is Us took the top slot on it's debut weekend of release pushing Elysium to 2.

Five years ago The Final Destination took the top of the box office on it's first weekend taking over from Inglourious Basterds.

Ten years ago Dodgeball entered the chart at the top and knocked The Village down to 2 after it's single week at the top.

Fifteen years ago Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace was toppled from the top of the box office by South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut on it's debut.

26th August 2014

On the UK video chart this week Captain America: The Winter Soldier tops the chart on it's first week of sale knocking Divergent down to second.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released at the UK box office on 28th March this year where it entered at the top with a £6 million opening weekend.

It was at the box office for 8 weeks in total with all those sent inside the top 10, it took a UK gross of £19 million which makes it the 183rd top film in the UK.

On the world stage it took $714 million which makes it the 61st highest grossing world box office film and continues to prove that Disney/Marvels films prove big box office films.

Other new films on the UK video chart are:
The Love Punch at 5
The Quiet Ones at 7

22nd August 2014

With very little in the way of new films this weekend the Daniel Radcliffe starring What If seems to have the biggest potential with Lucy and Into The Storm also on release. The former Harry Potter star has really built up a following since his days as the boy wizard and he has had big success outside the series with The Woman in Black.

A fairly simple love story What If should see a top 5 entry, especially for the Potter fans wanting to see how Radcliffe does as a romantic lead.

Possibly out to spoil What If's party is Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Luc Besson, the French director who brought us Le Femme Nikita and Leon.

With a top hollywood star, Morgan Freeman in for good measure and good pre-word this could easily out perform What If this weekend.

Into The Storm is also out, but no star appeal and a tried and tested them of weather elements gone wrong this should limp into the top 10.

Also worth a mention is Doctor Who, a special event screening of the first episode of the new series is happening on Saturday night, the previous Doctor Who event screen took Day of the Doctor to number 3 with £1.8 million.

The top 2 films of The Inbetweeners 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy should stay in place but maybe there will be a swap around with Guardians going back to the top?

Come back next week to find out the final weekend results.

21st August 2014

Unsurprising this week that the comedy smash The Inbetweeners 2 stays at the top of the UK box office for another week, also no strong new releases helped it's cause.

Proving to be as popular as the original, The Inbetweeners stayed at the top of the tree with a weekend take of £3.4 million which brings its 10 day total gross to £22.3 million.

The first movie had taken £25 million by this point in it's run so this movie is a tiny bit behind but should end up at about the same figure by the end of it's cinema run.

Holding steady at 2 is Guardians of the Galaxy which means that the highest new film is The Expendables 3 at number 3.

This is the lowest grossing film in the (current) trilogy with the first film taking £3 million on it's opening and the followup taking £2 million.

Also worth mentioning this week is Disneys frozen which despite having had a few months on home video now makes a re-appearance on the box office at number 15 with a nearly £100,000 take.

Back to the Future keeps it's appearance in the top 10 due to it's Secret Cinema event showings in London.

One year ago this week Kick-Ass 2 made it's debut on the chart with an entry at number 1 knocking Grown Ups 2 to 4th.

Five years ago The Time Travelers Wife took the number 1 spot on it's debut knocking Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince to number 4.

Ten years ago I, Robot surrendered the top spot to new entry The Bourne Supremacy.

Fifteen years ago Will Smith and Kevin Klein hit the top spot with Wild Wild West on it's debut week knocking Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me to number 3.

15th August 2014

This week we see the return of the veteran tough men in their 3rd outing together in the collective movie The Expendables 3, also out is The Rover.

Sylvester Stallone heads the cast again with the likes of Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Arnold Schwartzenegger and Harrison Ford all making appearances in the testosterone filled movie the the 80's heavyweights.

The previous 2 films in the series did well at the box office, with the first doing the best, a number 1 debut and a total UK gross of £10 million.

This film has had a lot of hype but probably wont have the power to topple The Inbetweeners 2 from number 1, a number 2 could be on the cards.

Also out is The Rover starring Guy Pearce and directed by David Michod, this had it's first showing at Cannes, has had little hype but could well see a top 5 entry.

Check back next week to see the final UK box office figures

13th August 2014

No problem this week for the Channel 4 show The Inbetweeners as their second film hits the right comedy spot with British audiences and goes to the top.

The Inbetweeners 2 which debuted on Thursday did in fact the the best ever first day gross for a comedy in the UK, beating it's predecessor in the process.

The comedy hit the top on it's debut weekend and took a box office gross just a little below that of the first film, but coming in with £12.5 million it will go on to be a big hit like the first.

Guardians of the Galaxy falls to number 2 this week but still gets a very good £3.3 million taking it's 2 week total to £13.8 million.

Also hitting the Uk box office chart are:
Planes Fire and Rescue at 4
Gods Pocket at 15

Last year Alan Partridge Alpha Papa hit the top on it's debut weekend of realise knocking The Smurfs 2 right down to 7 after only a week at the top. It was a massive week for new films with 4 new releases in the top 5.

Five years ago The Ugly Truth was the new film at the top finally knocking off Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince which fell to 3.

Ten years ago Will Smith starred in I, Robot which debuted at the top of the box office with King Arthur taking a tumble down to 3rd place.

Fifteen years ago we had a fairly static chart with Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me staying at the top for a second week, the highest new film was Dougs 1st Movie at 8.

11th August 2014

Selling well on DVD and Blu-ray this week, Rio 2 makes it's debut on the home entertainment chart at the top, removing The Lego Movie after it's spell as the top seller.

Rio 2 hit the UK box office during the Easter holidays this year making it's debut on the chart for April 4th, it debuted at the top with a opening weekend gross of £2.8 million.

Over a fantastic 12 week run at the UK box office it went on to a total gross of £15 million and is the 266th top grossing film ever in the UK.

On the world stage it has made $473 million making it the 135th top film ever. Compared to the first Rio film it outperformed it but only just.

With Rio 2 at the top and The Logo Movie at 2, Noah falls to 3 this week and Frozen holds steady at number 4.

Other new film on video this week
The Legend of Hercules at 5
Starred Up at 6

11th August 2014

14 years after their first appearance on the big screen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back and dominating the box office.

In a surprise move the Turtles stormed the box office beating expectation and knocking last weeks top film Guardians of the Galaxy from the top spot.

The Turtles took a $65 million (including Thursday night previews) over it's debut weekend, making it one of the biggest August debuts, it's a boon a good year for August debuts with Guardians breaking the record last week.

Guardians of the Galaxy fell to number 2 this week, taking $42 million for the weekend it has not made $176 million in the US after 2 weeks of release.

Also hitting the US box office are:
Into The Storm - number 3 with $18 million
The Hundred-Foot Journey - at number 4 with $11 million
Step up 5 All In - number 6 with $6.5 million

8th August 2014

The Inbetweeners score a UK box office record and become the biggest opening day film ever.

The Inbetweeners 2 which opened on Wednesday beat it's predecessor which from 2011 which did hold the record.

The first movie went on the be a massive hit, in the UK at least, and grossed £45 million, there is no reason why this can't do better.

6th August 2014

With a membership that is getting ever longer by each year the latest Transformers movie has now taken over $1 Billion in global box office takings.

Transformers Age of Extinction has performed well in Europe and America where most of the films on the list make their money, but where it has really shone is in China where it has become the biggest film ever.

There are now 18 films that have made over a billion but still only 2 that have taken over $2 Billion, the James Cameron duo of Avatar and Titanic.

Of the other 16 most notable are Frozen which is the top animated movie Batman which has 2 films on the list, Middle earth which has 2, one of the Lord of the Rings films and the first Hobbit film, Skyfall which the is top British film, unless you count Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.

Possibly by the end of the year we'll have a top 20 of $1 Billion grossing movies, although the films with the best possibilities, The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 could miss the mark and we'll have to wait for Avengers Age of Ultron and Jurassic World next year?

28th July 2014

In this weeks video charts in the UK The Lego Movie takes over at the top of the pile from Disney's Frozen.

The Lego Movie is the first animated adventure from the brick company and was a massive hit at UK cinemas on it's release on 14th February this year taking £8 million on it's opening weekend.

The film then dominated for weeks and spent an incredible 14 weeks on the box office, and is in fact still there at the moment.

It has (so far) grossed £34 million in the UK, it is to date the highest grossing film of the year (2014) and the 57th highest of all time.

It has grossed $468 million worldwide and currently stands as the 138th highest grossing movie in the world.

Last weeks top film, the mega grossing and massive selling Frozen falls to 3 this week.

Also new on the video chart is
Need for Speen at 2

24th July 2014

First night of the Secret Cinema Back to the Future screening has had to be cancelled dure to unforeseen circumstances say the organisers.

17th June 2014

It was a largely static week this week at the Uk box office, no surprise as there was no big new release and the FIFA World Cup started with England's first game on Saturday night.

With all that going on it was a surprise to see 22 Jump Street retain the top spot with a weekend gross of £2.2 million, this brings the films total to £9.8 million after 10 days of release.

Maleficent, X-Men Days of Future Past and Edge of Tomorrow all stayed in their respective places for another week with only Maleficent taking over a million pound from those 3.

Highest new film of the week goes to Oculus which took a less than expected £413 thousand, although there were previews of How to Train Your Dragon 2 which beat it with £519 thousand, this wont count on this chart and go to their debut in a few weeks.

Other new films this week are
Belle at 7
Devils Knot at 10

This time last year Man of Steel too the top spot on it;s debut weekend of release knocking After Earth to the runner up spot.

Five years ago The Hangover surprised all and hot the top spot on it's debut and knocked Terminator Salvation into second place.

Ten years ago Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was still the top film and with a fairly still top 5 Connie and Carla was the top new film at 5.

Fifteen years ago The Matrix was the top new film of the week making it's debut at the top knocking Notting Hill into second place.

4th June 2014

Its already been announced that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will direct the first of the stand alone star films, and now the announcement comes that Josh Trank who directed Chronicle fron 2012 will direct another.

The stand alone films will be origin stories from characters from the Star Wars universe, Yoda and Bobba Fett and hot favourites of fans, that will be released between the sage episodes 7 - 9.

Although the films wont be directly related to the core saga they will inevitable have links to the series.

JJ Abrams is currently filming Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in England, and today posted an amusing tweet asking people not to post leaked pictures!

No release date so far for the splinter films but 2016 is most likely for the first.

From the Press release on starwars.com

"JOSH TRANK TO DIRECT STAND-ALONE STAR WARS FILM
June 04, 2014

In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.

"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."

Trank states, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

Trank captured imaginations worldwide with his critically lauded directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh and engaging take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox."

4th June 2014

Despite a crowded weekend of releases at the box office when the figures came in it was clear that there was a big winner and the Disney Hype machine had worked yet again.

Angelina Jolie takes her first big budget role in a number of years in Maleficent and with ease becomes the biggest film of the week with a £6.6 million take.

Disney are on a roll, it looks like Maleficent will be a sizeable hit and their last film, Frozen, has become one of the biggest film of all time taking over $1 Billion world wide.

After a single week at the top X-Men Days of Future Past drops a single place to the runner up spot with £3.5 million for the weekend and £19.5 million in total.

Also released this week and charted were
Edge of Tomorrow
A Million Ways to Die In The West
Jimmys Hall

A year ago there was little move at the box office as The Hangover Part III held on for a second week and the highest new film was The Purge starring Ethan Hawke at number 6.

Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 held on for another week keeping Drag Me To Hell from Sam Raimi to debut at 2.

Ten years ago The Day After Tomorrow debuted strong at the top of the box office leaving Troy to fall down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago Notting climbed up to the top after a number 6 debut from a limited release knocking She's All That to the number 2 spot.

29th May 2014

This week, as expected, there was no stopping the might of X-Men Days of Future Past as they easily made their way to the top of the box office in their debut week of release in the UK.

Days of Future Past is now the 4th, or 2nd, or 8th film in the series depending on which way you look at it, and over the bank holiday weekend took and impressive £9.1 million.

Compared to previous film on their debut weekend, X-Men First Class earned £5.4 on it's debut, 3.7 million below, X-Men The Last Stand earned £7.1 million, 2 million below and just for completion The Wolverine took £4.7 million, nearly 4.3 million below.

Last weeks top film, Godzilla fell to number two this week, the monster film has taken £11.8 million in 10 days of release.

Other new film this week are
Postman Pat The Movie at 4
Blended at 5
Fading Gigolo at 11
Legends of Oz Dorothys Return at 13
Kochadaiiyaan at 14

This time last year The Hangover Part III was riding the top of the box office on it's debut weekend knocking Fast and Furious 6 into the runner up spot.

Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 hit the number one spot also on it's debut and knocked Angels and Demons to number two.

Ten years ago Troy moved up to the top spot after it's debut the previous week knocking Van Helsing into the runner up spot, the highest new film was Bad Education at five.

Fifteen years ago debuting at the top was She's All That knocking Forces of Nature to number 3.

23rd May 2014

After the success of his latest movie Godzilla Gareth Edwards has been offered, and taken up the challenge of directing one of the many Star Wars universe spin off films.

Gary Whitta will write the screenplay, Who is Garry Whitta? He used to be a PC magazine journalist who turned screen writer with The book of Eli.

Here is the press release

"GARETH EDWARDS AND GARY WHITTA ONBOARD FOR STAR WARS STAND-ALONE FILM
May 22, 2014
In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney have begun development on multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. Gareth Edwards will direct the first stand-alone film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film is due out December 16, 2016. Gareth Edwards blazed into the filmmaking forefront with his acclaimed work on Monsters, a film he wrote, directed and served on as cinematographer and visual effects artist. The skill and vision readily apparent in Monsters earned him the high-profile spot directing this year's smash hit Godzilla. "Ever since I saw Star Wars I knew exactly what I wanted to do for the rest of my life -- join the Rebel Alliance! I could not be more excited and honored to go on this mission with Lucasfilm," said Edwards. Gary Whitta's screenwriting credits include 2010's The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington. He is also well known as a journalist and editor in the video game industry, as well as part of the BAFTA award-winning team on Telltale Games adaptation of The Walking Dead. Whitta states, "From the moment I first saw the original movie as a wide-eyed kid, Star Wars has been the single most profound inspiration to my imagination and to my career as a writer. It is deeply special to me,so to be given the opportunity to contribute to its ongoing legacy, especially in collaboration with a film-maker as talented as Gareth, is literally a dream come true. I'm still pinching myself."
StarWars.com. All Star Wars, all the time."

23rd May 2014

New at UK cinemas this week there are four new releases, although only one of them is destined to do big business and take the majority share of the box office gross.

X-Men Days of Future Past, which sees the merging of both eras of the X-Men series in one film, is set to take over at the top from Godzilla.

The massively hyped film has a huge following across the globe and is set for a big world wide release. The strong British cash including Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen will help it no so expect a UK debut of £10 million plus.

The previous films for the X-Men, First Class (2011) and The Last Stand (2006) grossed £5 million and £7 million respectively.

Blended is the latest film from Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and is their first pairing in 10 years. The Wedding Singer and 50 First Dates were both big films so expect this to get into the top 3 and gross somewhere in the £2 million mark.

Postman Pat makes it to the big screen this week in Postman Pat The Movie, a timely release over the UK half term holiday could see this gross higher than expected, a top 5 hit for sure? Also out this weekend is
Finding Gigolo - the latest film starring and directed by John Turturro.

14th May 2014

The first film from the Harry Potter franchise not based on the main novels, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is scheduled to hit cinemas in November 2016, the 18th to be exact.

For the first time the screenplay will be written by Rowling herself, unlike any of the Potter series.

13th May 2014

After a successful advanced showing last week which would have put the film at the top those figures go a long way to make sure that bad Neighbours knocked The Amazing Spider-Man 2 off it's perch this week.

Starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron Bad Neighbours had no trouble de-throning the web slinger with an £8.5 million debut.

Spider-Man 2 falls into second place with £1.3 million bringing it's total gross to £22 million after 4 weeks.

Also new this week are:
Sabotage - Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest
La Cenerentola - the latest from the Met Opera
Frank
The Wind Rises
Before The Winter Chill

Last year saw the much anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness enter at the top knocking Iron Man 3 into second place.

Five years ago saw JJ Abrahams first Star Trek film enter the box office at the top knocking X-Men Origins: Wolverine into 3rd place with Coraline entering at 2.

Ten years ago had Van Helsing debuting at the top meaning Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago had I Still Know What You Did Last Summer go to the top on it's first week leaving The Waterboy to have a single week at the top.

9th May 2014

Due out later this year check the teaser trailer for The Inbetweeners 2, followup to the successful first movie.

This time the hapless quartet of school leavers head for Australia for more sun, sea and I bet their hoping for a little sex as well.

4th May 2014

Kick back, fire up the Blu-ray player and slap on Star Wars, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

This year seems to be the first year that Lucasfilm has recognised the day and it's mentioned on their website, is this the Disney influence, if so, good on them.

Here's what the twitterverse is saying about the day

30th April 2014

With no massive new releases on Friday The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was able to claim the top spot at the box office for a second consecutive week.

Adding a weekend gross of £3.4 million the Spider-Man follow-up has got a 10 day UK box office taking of £16.5 million. This is lower than it's predecessor which had taken £18.8 million during the same period, although that film had a July Opening.

Highest new film of the week is the Cameron Diaz starring The Other Woman. The rom com starring one of the biggest female leads at the moment grossed £2.7 million on it's debut landing at 2.

Other new film this week
Transcendence
Cosi Fan Tutte Met Opera 2014

This time last year the big Marvel tentpole Iron Man 3 hit UK cinemas at the top with an incredible £13.7 million gross, it knocked Olympus Has Fallen for 6 into second place.

Five years ago State of Play hit the top on it's debut weekend in the UK knocking Monsters Vs Aliens into second place.

Ten years ago Quentin Tarantino took his Kill Bill Volume 2 to the top of the box office on it;s debut which knocked 50 First Dates into second place.

Fifteen years ago Nicholas Cage hit number one with 8mm on it's opening weekend and knocked The Faculty down to 2.

19th April 2014

Sorry about the late report this week, Easter holidays has delayed things.

This week Captain America: The Winter Soldier returns to the top of the UK box office, surprisingly knocking Rio 2 down to third, surprisingly because it's the Uk Easter holidays and the one big kids film seems to have died at the box office, although Captain America does have teenage appeal.

Highest new film this week is a return from Hammer Horror. The film The Quiet Ones is Hammers first film since the Daniel Radcliffe hit The Woman in Black, and although being no where near as big a hot as that film still does well landing at 6 with £681,305.

Other new films on this weeks chart are:
Calvary
The Raid 2: Berabdal
Khumba a Zebras Tale
The Lunchbox

One year ago Oblivion starring Tom Cruise entered the chart at the top knocking The Croods down to second place.

Five years ago Fast and Furious hit the top spot on it's debut knocking Monsters Vs. Aliens into the runner up spot.

Ten years ago Scooby Doo 2 Monsters Unleashed held the top spot keeping 50 First Dates from debuting at 2

Fifteen years ago The Rugrats Movie spent it's 3rd week at the top while The Faculty debuted at 2.

1st April 2014

This week Disney had a double dip on the UK box office with Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Muppets Most Wanted hitting at one and two.

Captain America, the latest from the Marvel Avengers (Avengers Assemble as it's called in the UK) universe of films, was by far and away the better grossing film taking £6 million. The film is a sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger which took £3 million on it's July debut.

Muppets Most Wanted is the follow up to 2012 The Muppets. That film took £2.6 million on it's debut, this one took a very similar £2.2 million.

New releases this week are:
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Muppets Most Wanted
The Legend of Hercules
The Past
20 Feet From Stardom

Also worth a mention is that after 2 weeks off the top 15, Frozen has returned at number 15.

This time last year The Croods held onto the top spot holding off G.I. Joe: Retaliation which entered at two.

Five years ago Nicolas Cage starred in the number one films Knowing which also debuted there nocking Marley and Me to number two.

Ten years ago The Passion of Christ stayed at the top keeping Dawn of the Dead at bay debuting at number two.

Fifteen years ago The Rugrats Movie took the number one spot on it's debut knocking Waking Ned Devine down to three with Payback entering at two.

31st March 2014

It was announced back in September 2013 that the Harry Potter universe book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them would be turned into a movie. The book which was released in 2001 was a special paperback that went on sale to benefit the Comic Relief charity.

The book first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone as one of Harry's required books for study, it is supposedly written by magizoologist Newt Scamander and based 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter series so unless it is done in some sort of narrative fashion it's unlikely that Potter and the gang will appear.

J.K. Rowling, although overseeing the mega successful Potter series of films didn't write any of the screen plays, but she has done for this, and as this New York Times article points out, it was a favour for CEO Kevin Tsujihara.

No word on any details so far except for the trilogy aspect of the film, another multi billion dollar series of films in the making? Lets just say The Hobbit!

28th January 2014

White House Down takes over from Riddick as the best selling disk for home entertainment on it's first week of sale.

White House Down was in cinemas in the middle of September last year debuting at 3 and spending 5 weeks on the chart.

Riddick spends a single week at the top and this weeks falls to 2.

15th January 2014

American Hustle gives way to the big award contender 12 Years A Slave at the top of the UK box office this week.

Winning big at the weekends Golden Globe awards will help 12 Years a Slave retain the top spot next week, but this week it's the highest new film at the top with £2.5 million. American Hustle slips to two with £2 million.

This time last year Les Miserable took over at the top of the box office with The Hobbit sliding right down to number 4.

Five years ago comedy film Role Models hit the top in it's first week of release with Yes Man sliding to 5. A big week of releases with Slumdog Millionaire at 2, Bride Wars at 3 and Defiance at 4.

Ten years ago The Return of the King was still holding out at the top with Tom Cruise in the Last Samurai highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago Star Trek Insurrection was still at the top with The Siege entering at 3.

9th January 2014

After a limited early release for 2 weeks American Hustle tops the UK box office chart.

Ending a 3 week run at the top for The Hobbit, American Hustle takes over with a weekend box office gross of £3.4 million.

Just a slither away is The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, at two, with £3.2 million.

Highest new film is Last Vegas with £1.8 million.

A year ago the first hobbit films was still at the top with highest new film of the week The Impossible coming in at two.

Five years ago Yes Man stayed at the top with the highest new film right down at six, The Spirit.

Ten yeas ago The Return of the King was still riding high at the top of the box office while Stuck on you was the top film at Four.

Fifteen years ago Star Trek Insurrection was the big new film at the top knocking Enemy of the State to number two.

Twenty years ago Mrs. Doubtfire was the big film of January.

23rd August 2013

It has been announced that Ben Affleck will wear the Batman outfit in the Superman/Batman film crossover which was announced during Comic Con 2013.

The film will be a sequel to the recent Superman reboot Man of Steel, but with Dark Knight director Christopher Nolan producing it has a relationship with the recent Batman films.

Fans were hoping that Christian Bale who played the superhero in those recent Dark Knight films would play Batman but he recently ruled himself out.

This isn't the first time Affleck has dipped his toes in a superhero franchise, he took the lead role in 2003‘s Daredevil which was panned by critics and fans alike.

This isn't the best casting, Affleck is a decent actor, and a decent dramatic actor, his Oscar wins this year were deserved, but I just cant see him in the Batman role, Bruce Wayne is a billionaire playboy and I don't get that when I think of Affleck.

The new film is set for a 2015 release, July 17th in the US so expect a UK release either the same time or there about.

2nd August 2013

New to UK cinemas this weekend are Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat, The Smurfs return in a sequel, the old guys all return in Red 2 and a little bit of summer horror in The Conjuring.

A buddy cop movie with 2 women in the starring roles, and two of the biggest female stars of the moment join forces as Bullock and McCarthy join forces in the top US romp.

There has been a lot of buzz about this film, and Bullock has done the press rounds, even if it was a few weeks ago, I expect this film to do well at the box office, maybe even a number one film. The Smurfs return in, The Smurfs 2, this weekend and this time they are in Paris and meet up with a new creation that the evil Gargamel has. Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris star again.

The first film was a bigger than expected hit and a timely release over the school holidays could give this a good opening weekend.

Three films fighting for the top spot this week, I think they will for the top 3, in order I think it will be The Heat, The Smurfs 2 and finally The Wolverine will fall to 3rd place.

Also out this week is Red 2 which will get a top 5 placing, probably at 4 and The Conjuring, which despite little known about the film will probably get a top 5 place also, just!

19th July 2013

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are reunited for a third film this week in new release The Worlds End, about pubs, drinking and the end of the world.

Their first film together Shaun of the Dead was a big hit back in 2004, and has since achieved a cult status and it's fair to say it is a British classic.

2007 saw them re-unite in Hot Fuzz which become a bigger than hit than Shaun achieving a UK gross of £20 million, it also made big stars of the 2 principle actors and director Wright.

This one completes the trilogy that has become known by the writers, Wright and Pegg, as the Cornetto trilogy, and is destined to be an even bigger hit.

I fully expect The Worlds End to be an even bigger hit, the two stars have been doing the press rounds and have been funny and likeable. A top place debut is very likely, although with Monsters University not doing that well last weekend because of the hot UK weather it might make that guarantee an uncertainty as Monsters could still rake in the audience, although the 2 films are pitched at a very different market.

28th June 2013

Opening in UK cinemas this week we have Seth Rogan and gang in This is the End, Animated sequel Despicable Me 2 and Jason Statham in Hummingbird.

It's the end of the world as we know it and there is a gang of comedians to take us there. Seth Rogan co-directs with Evan Goldberg in This is the End. Emma Watson co-stars along with James Franco and Paul Rudd.

Not a lot of buzz about this film but the star potential, especially Watson will take this film into the top 5 especially as it's strongest competing at the moment is The Hangover Part III and that on it's way out.

Despicable Me 2 opens to a lot of media attention which has really focused on the comedy, and on the back of 2010's Despicable Me which grossed £20 million and spent 10 week on the chart.

With a built in audience and an appeal to kids this could well dislodge Superman from the top, if it doesn't it will certainly land at number 2.

Hummingbird sees hard man Jason Statham as an alcoholic ex-soldier suffering from the effects of way. Directed by first time director Steve Knight, writer of Dirty Pretty Things this will struggle to get a large audience but Statham does have a cult following, although as an out and out action hero.

Expect a 10 ten entry and possibly a top 5, but with a strong marketplace with Superman still doing numbers and the new films it may struggle.

26th June 2013

Despite the threat of World War Z at UK multiplexes last weekend the Man of Steel manages to hold himself at the top.

Superman entered it's second weekend of release in a good position with after a strong opening weekend and managed a good £5 million take which not only kept it at the top but also brings it's total to over £21 million.

Entering this week in the runner up spot is Brad Pitt fighting Zombies in World War Z which took £4.5 million, coming close to Superman.

As I predicted World War Z wasn't strong enough to knock Man of Steel from the top spot.

Last year Lincoln was new at the top, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter that is, debuting on it's first week of release knocking Men in Black 3 into the runner up spot.

Five years ago The Hulk was still the top film on it's second week of release while British indie film Adulthood was the top new film at 4.

Ten years ago sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious was new at the top of the chart knocking The Matrix Reloaded into second place.

Fifteen years ago Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan were at the top with City of Angels displacing The Wedding Singer from the top.

10th June 2013

I feel not only a big week coming for fans of The Hobbit but also the start of a seemingly never ending stream of news and tidbits appearing between now and December.

The first I don't mind in the least, the second I have to just live with.

Peter Jackson has revealed the first poster for his net Hobbit film, The Desolation of Smaug on Facebook, and in it we see Bilbo (Martin Freeman) looking at the entrance to The Lonely Mountain.

It is also announced that the first teaser trailer will be released on Tuesday of this week, I can hardly wait.

7th June 2013

Two new releases lead the way this week, Will Smith and his son in After Earth and Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra.

It's not the first time Will and Jaden Smith have starred in the film together but it's the first time they have both taken top billing, and like the film it very much a case of father showing son the ropes.

It's been kept quiet but M. Night Shyamalan directed this film, after a number of major flops Shyamalan's pull in the cinemas has fallen so the Smiths have done all the publicity for this film.

Unlike in the US, the bio-pic of Liberace is getting a theatrical release in the UK. Starring Michael Douglas and the flamboyant entertainer and Matt Damon as his lover the film has got good reviews.

Also this week we have The Iceman and The Last Exorcism Part II.

6th June 2013

The top 5 on the UK box office this week was almost static with The Wolf Pack leading the way in their 3rd Hangover outing.

The Hangover Part III stayed at the top for a second weekend in a row this week with no competition from any new releases meaning the only movement in the top 5 was Star Trek into Darkness climbing 1 place and The Great Gatsby dropping a place.

Longest stay in the chart this week is The Croods which is now on an 11 week run and the highest grossing film is Iron Man 3 which has to date grossed £ 36,358,709 A year ago Ridley Scott brought his new Alien film to cinemas in the shape of Prometheus which debut at the top and was hence the highest new film knocking Men in Black 3 from the top.

Five years ago the first Sex and the City movie made it's debut at the top of the UK box office knocking the fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, The Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull from the top.

Ten years ago The Matrix Reloaded was still riding the wave of expectation at the top keeping Steve Martin at bay in the runner up spot in Bringing Down the House which debuted at 2.

Fifteen year ago meteor disaster movies were all the rage and Deep Impact was still at the top while horror film Wishmaster was the highest new film at 3.

Twenty years ago Indecent Proposal was proving to be the top grossing film of May.

Check out this weeks UK box office.

16th April 2013

Tom Cruise returns to chart topping with Oblivion which replaces The Croods at the top of the UK box office.

After appearing in a couple of films, specifically Jack Reacher, that failed to be big hits, his new film Oblivion becomes the top film in the UK this week.

Taking a solid £5 million over the weekend the film easily displaced the animated film from DreamWorks which falls to second place. The Croods has done really well and has a total gross of over £22 million to date.

This time last year Battleship was the top film, which also debuted at the top with a weekend gross of £3.7 million. It replaced the re-release of Titanic.

Five years ago casino flick 21 debuted in the top spot with £1.6 million, knocking the previous top film, 27 Dresses to number 3, Son on Rainbow held the runner up spot.

Ten years ago Rowan Atkinson took his James Bond spoof Johnny English to the top on if's first week with £3.4 million replacing the previous number 1 film The Recruit which fell to 3rd.

Fifteen years ago it was still Titanic at the top , it's 12th week at the top. Studios rescheduled most of their films in the wake of Titanic so there were no new films.

8th March 2013

This week The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey nudges it's way past the $1 Billion world box office taking mark making it 15th film that has made it past the milestone.

This is an interesting group of films but the group is becoming less and less elite as time goes on, like the magic $100 million mark of time past.

The first film to manage the feat was Titanic back in 1998, and it held the record as the only film to have done it until 2003 when The Return of the King managed it. Since then, and with the introduction of 3D where you are charged more for your ticket, we have had 13 other films make the grade.

Of the 15, 8 had a 3D releases as well as a 2D release, 4 were released in 2012, 2 have made over $2 Billion, 1 made it over the billion mark after it's 3D re-release last year, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, and 1 was released in about 6 different formats.

The $1 Billion club is bound to grow and grow so chart watchers are now looking for the next flurry of films to make over $2 Billion, a hard task of which only 1 film has truly made it without a re-release, but that had a 3D tax, Avatar.

These figures are not adjusted for inflation in ticket prices, this is a hotly debated subject, but it is generally accepted that the highest grossing film of all time if ticket sales had always been at today's prices would be Gone With the Wind, whic would today gross $3.2 Billion at the box office, in fact the top 15 would look something more like this

  1. Gone with the Wind
  2. Avatar
  3. Titanic
  4. Star Wars
  5. The Lion King
  6. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  9. Jaws
  10. The Exorcist
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
  12. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  13. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  15. Independence Day

4th March 2013

The days of local video shops where you would rent out a video/DVD after browsing the shelves for hours, and had a good chance of socialising is well and truly over, today if you want to rent a film it is usually via Netflix, Love films or your XBox 360/PS3.

Films for rental are usually cinema blockbusters or films which don't get a cinematic release do they go straight to DVD. This is now changing, in a move not dissimilar to the recent House of Cards series being available on Netflix first an independent British film called Pulp is going to debut on the XBox 360.

In recent years there has been a decline in smaller independent films getting decent distribution, and with these films not having shelf space and relying on digital content distribution this seems like a good idea. The music industry has been working on a similar model now for a while.

This could mean a surge in people making movies themselves with the possibility of people seeing their movies, which could in turn lead to a healthier film industry, win win all round really.

12th February 2013

Disney end the 4 week run of Les Miserables with their latest animation, the video game inspired Wreck-It Ralph which tops the box office during it's debut week.

Ralph debuted with a £4.5 million weekend beating all in it's path with nothing coming any where near. Les Miserables fell to second place with a £1.6 million weekend on it's 5th week of release.

A year ago Daniel Radcliffe was starring in his first film post Potter and debuted with The Woman in Black at the top with £3.1 million knocking Chronicle to 5th.

Five years ago National Treasure: Book of Secrets debuted at the top with £2.5 million knocking Cloverfield to 3rd.

Ten years ago Two Weeks Notice with Hugh Grand and Sandra Bullock was the top film on it's debit with £2.6 million knocking Catch Me If You Can to second.

Fifteen years ago saw the only number one holder as Titanic spend another weekend as the top film with £4.2 million.

7th February 2013

With the announcement that Disney would release films within the Star Wars Universe based around specific characters, 25thframe.co.uk has asked which loved characters would make the best films? Here are some ideas, but let me know which characters youd like to see in their own film.

The initial news was that the first film would be based on Yoda. One option for a film would be around his time on Dagoba between Episode III and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, but he spent many years alone here so not sure how much excitement there is there! More interesting would be a movie based nearly 900 years into the Star Wars past explaining where Yoda came from, and maybe how he became the Jedi Master.

The latest news suggest that the first film will be based on Han Solo, another fan favourite, and one were all keen to see, How did Han meet Chewbacca, we think it was some time after Episode III, but clearly before Star Wars. When did he get the Millennium Falcon, this would have to include Lando Calrissian as the Falcon once belonged to him, and when did Solo do the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs?

Bobba Fett is another character that fans simply want to know more about, we know so little, he has very brief appearances in Empire and Jedi, the film in which he is killed, despite which he became one of the most popular characters, but is a major character in Episode II. We see him as a child and see his dad get killed by the Jedi's, we also know that the Clone Troopers/Storm Troopers are him.

Biggs Darklighter would make an interesting charter to base a film on, he appears on Star Wars and is killed during the batttle, and he appears on one of the more famous cut scenes from that film. There is a whole life on Tattooine to explore, and of course a very close friendship with Luke Sykwalker.

In Star Wars we see Darth Vadar's boss (of sorts) on the Death Star as Grand Moff Tarkin, he must have an interesting back story, what made him so evil, how did he get to commmand the Death Star and the Imperial Outland Regions? We know when he died what what are this vaguely Hitler like characters origins?

The back story of Jabba the Hutt has also been touted as future film, he's a resident of Tatooine and is over 800 years old, he runs a crime organisation that hires bounty hunters and is clearly rich and buys respect. A Godfather type story could be a must for this.

Admiral Ackbar has despite only a brief appearence in Return of the Jedi become a very popular character, he has appeared in The Clone Wars cartoon which has given some insight to his character, but going through his academy days would be an interesting film.

6th February 2013

Disney have announces that as part of their ongoing continuation of the Star Wars film franchise they are to make films that expand the universe and concentrate on individual main characters, Yoda being the first.

Clearly inspired by the success, and probable continued success, of the series of films inspired from the Avengers comics, Disney will produce the films based in the star wars universe that look at the individual characters so we can look forward to Han Solo The Movie, Luke and Lia The Movie, and one a number of fans might like, Boba Fett The Movie.

These will be alongside the sequel trilogy that will be made, the first of which will be directed by J.J. Abrams and the first will be released in 2015.

Yoda will be the first to get the stand alone treatment, although there is no word on where this will fit into the overall picture, or during what time line it will take.

Best guesses are a couple of ideas, one to fill in the gap between Episode III and when we first meet him in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which means the whole film wil be based on the swamp plant of Dagobah.

There is no reason why there couldn't be a few flash back in the film, but for all intense and purposes Yoda was supposed to be alone on this planet before Luke turned up for training, so it could be hard to fill in a full 2 hour movie?

The other is more inline with the X-Men origins style and look at where Yoda came from and how he came into existence, this would be a more interesting movie, and as he's meant to be in his mid 800's in Episode 1 this would be going way back into Star Wars history, and possible leave more a blank sheet for what to do.

Whatever happens lets hope that Disney stay true to the universe, at least as much as Lucas has, and we start getting films that fans as much as , well the original trilogy at least.

10th January 2013

The nominations for this years Academy Awards ceremony have been announced with Spielberg's Lincoln leading the way with 12 nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi is then closest to that with 11 nominations, also that film is up for Best Film and Best Director.

British Favorite Skyfall, the 50th anniversary Bond film, manages 5 nominations mainly in the music categories , Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Best Sond and Best Score and Cinematography.

There will be a section of this years ceremony that will celebrate the Bond franchise and appreciate 50 years of Bond success, something that is unique in cinema history.

The ceremony takes place this year on Sunday Feb 24th in Hollywood and is presented for the first time by Family Guy creator Seth Rogan.

For a full list of the nominations go the to Oscars website.

3rd January 2013

Keeping hold of the box office number one over the festive period is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey which over the weekend starting 28th December took £6,850,728, up nearly a million from the previous weekend.

In total the Hobbit film has now taken just shy of 36 million pounds.

Highest new entry of the week is the Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher at number 3. A bit of a surprise this for a new Cruise action film, but there has been little publicity for the film and the adult theme has maybe kept some of the audience away, Reacher took £3,575,066.

Worthy of note this week, Skyfall has now become the first film in UK box office history to take over 100 million pounds, this far outstrips the 92 million pound gross of Avatar which had a 3D sales boosts.

This time last year Tom Cruise did have the top film, this time with his franchise movie Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol which debuted at the top with £8,188,209.

Five years ago Will Smith had one of the biggest hits of his movie career to date with I Am Legend which debuted at the top grossing a quite brilliant £11,009,365.

Ten years ago we were in Middle Earth for the second time with The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers which held the top spot with £8,177,801, while musical Chicago debuted the highest at 8 with £113,386 on limited release.

1st January 2013

No surprise at all to see that Skyfall is the top UK film of 2012, taking in a staggering £100 million pound at the box office.

Not only is the latest Bond movie the top UK film of the year but it's also the first film in the UK to go over the 100 million on box office takings.

Runner up is The Dark Knight Rises which took £55,769,510, half that of Skyfall.

The rest of the top 5 films of 2012 are Avengers Assemble with £51,614,076, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 with £35,029,721 and Ice Age: Continental Drift with £30,048,246. The top films films of the year took £271,487,628 in total grosses compared to 2011 £229,147,006, concluding that cinema attendance was up in 2012.

17th December 2012

It was teasered last week, and there is a 9 minute prologue infront of the IMAX version of new The Hobbit movie, so the hype is well and truly in top gear, and today we get the first trailer.

It's an annoying trailer and I hope the film is better. The teaser was great, and the poster is excellent, but this trailer is a little cheesy.

It starts with a very bad voice over telling (I presume) kirk, (maybe) about the events (I presume) that will take place in him life (the film). Or is the voice referring to someone else.

The trailer is I think tedious for the first minute, then although it's get more exciting after that there are far too many money shots! What do I mean by money shots, shots that are in there just to make you say, oooh what happens there.

The best thing by far is Benedict Cumberbatch who displays a look that is genuinely chilling, and lets hope he'll make the best vilain since Khan, who many fans think he is playing, why? Another of those money shots which look suspiciously like the Spock death scene in Star Trek 2 (check out the image below).

I have full faith in JJ Abrams to deliver a fantastic film, so lets drink from the hype cup till then and enjoy the film on May 17th.

10th December 2012

The first poster hit last week for Oblivion which was a great looking one sheeter and got us intrigued for this new Tom Cruise film, now the first trailer hits and gives us some clue to the story and tone of the film.

This is Cruise back in sci-fi territory for the first time since he was directed by Steven Spielberg in War of the Worlds back in 2005.

Take a look at the trailer below, it looks like Cruise will be in full action mode for 2013, starting with Jack Reacher out soon (actually just about has a 2012 release date of 26th December) and Oblivion released April 12th 2013.

6th December 2012

It has all the hallmarks of a tense exciting teaser trailer, the first glimpses of the new Star Trek reboot movie, Into Darkness shows us how chaotic the film might be.

Among the highlights are a wonderful Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid moment, some excellent shots of the Starship Enterprise, and it looks like were going to get it crashing into water, and above all else every looking into the distance with a look of shock on their faces.

The narration by Benedict Cumberbatch is chilling and I think there might be a lot of explosions in this film, and as suggested by the teaser poster released earlier in the week, were going to be more grounded this time.

Check out the trailer below.

5th December 2012

This weekend the latest Bond film, Skyfall, achieved the biggest mission of Bond's 50-year movie history when it became the biggest grossing film ever in the UK.

The 4-year gap since the last film, Quantum of Solace, looks to have made people more hungry for Bond than ever. Couple that with a great story, a title song from cart-topper Adele, Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes, not forgetting Daniel Craig, who gives one of the best performances ever as Bond, and you have a winning combination.

Released in the UK on 25th October it has taken Skyfall 5 weeks to become the top film. The previous top film, Avatar, took the crown from Titanic (which had held the honour for 10 years since 2008). Its release in 3D meant it had the advantage of the extra charge for 3D glasses. Bond takes the title with no such surcharge.

With average cinema ticket prices in the UK being around the £5.40 mark this amounts to about 17.4 million people seeing the film so far. Skyfall is currently topping the UK box office (as of 30th November 2012) and has plenty of momentum left. So much so that it could be the first film in the UK to gross £100 million in box office receipts. We should know by Christmas.

Worldwide, Skyfall is also doing well for itself. It has grossed $868,585,083 globally and is currently the 28th highest grossing film ever. The Americans' love for Bond film has undoubtedly contributed, with the 50th anniversary film taking $245,585,083 in the US alone.

3rd December 2012

The first teaser poster for the forthcoming Star Trek reboot sequel Into Darkness has been release, and what a fantastic poster.

Featuring a sole figure looking out onto a city from inside a hole in side of some wreckage. What is the weckage, is it a building, is it the enterprise? Who is the figure, is it Kirk? Look closer at the hole, it's in the shape of the famous starfleet logo. Is that a futuristic London you can see in the distence? The Gherkin is there and the London Eye, are we in for a more grounded film this time, and based in London, the bad guy is British? Is that who's standing on the pile of rubble?

To see the a bigger poster, check below or for a really big one check here.

Many many question, what is known if that this is a great poster and if this lives up to the origianl reboot it'll be a great film.

The full cast and director JJ Abrams return next year on May 17th, although there will be a nine minute trailer with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

22nd November 2012

No suprise this week, The Twilight: Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 knocks Skyfall from its perch at the top of the UK box office to become the highest grosing fim of the weekend.

Breaking Dawn 2 took a very good £15,850,825 over the weekend which is by far the best of the series, the others taking in the £13 million area except for the first film, Twilight, which amazingly only took £2,508,422 during its openeing back in December 2008.

Skyfall may have fallen to 2 this week but the film had another good weekend and raises its gross to £82,836,559 in the UK. It is now the second highest grossing film ever in the UK beating Titanic, and now only has Avatar to beat. Skyfall is now by far the most sucessful Bond movie ever in the UK, beating the previous best Casino Royale from 2006 which took a total of £55,287,027.

Interestingly Daniel Craigs Bond now has a UK box office gross of nearly £190 million, far more that any other actors reign as bond, not adjusted for inflation.

This time last year The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 was eating up the box office on its first week of release £13,910,877.

Five years ago American Gangster was the top new film at number 1 with £2,564,853

Ten years ago we were in the midst of Harry Potter fever with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets debuting at the top with £18,871,829.

And twenty years ago Whoopy Goldberg was getting hit film after hit film and was smashing the box office in the UK with Sister Act.

8th November 2012

Not too much of a surprise to see Bond still the top film in the UK with Skyfall with no strong releases distributers were leaving the immediate path after release clear.

Skyfall broke a record during the week, the fastest film to £50 million pound, beating the preious record holder of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The exact figure after it's second weekend of release is £53,440,685 and it will during this week become the top grossing film of the year so far.

With nothing of any strength being given a release the highest new film is Silent Hill Revelation, the second in the series with a Friday – Sunday total of £1,043,068.

This time last year The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn retained the nuber one spot while Justin Timberlake entered high at number 2 with In Time.

Five years ago Ratatouille kept hold of the op spot with horror film 30 Days of Night entering in the runner up spot.

Ten years ago Danny Boyle took 28 Days Later to the top of the chart during it's first week of release with a debut weekend of £1,500,079.

Fifteen years ago The Full Monty was still doing big business in November despite having a summer release and twenty years ago Beauty and the Beast was happily keeping Disney in pocket as a follow up film the the amazing The Little Mermaid.

31st October 2012

Despite the surprise yesterday that Disney is buying LucasFilms from George Lucas for £2 1/2 billion, which will include the license to all the franchises that the production company owns, it wasn't really that much of a surprise, and it could have been predicted.

Not long ago it was reported that Lucas wanted to retire, to leave the Hollywood blockbuster behind and maybe concentrate on smaller budget films like his recently produced film Red Tails, this is a large chunk of change to do that.

Lucas has always had a good relationship with Disney, just go to a theme park and see the level of Star Wars merchandise for sale, and the infamous Star Tours ride which was opened in 1987 and got a major revamp in 2010.

So in the end it was Disney who have purchased LucasFilms rather than maybe the more obvious studio, 20th Century Fox but the real question has to be the continuing production of it's most loved franchises, well both of them anyway.

First off is the Indiana Jones franchise, directed by Steven Spielberg and funded and released by Paramount, will future episodes 1) still have the involvement of Paramount, not really a big issue, or 2) be directed by Spielberg? Or star Harrison Ford? Disney are know for cashing in on big film names, see Aladdin, Cars, Beauty and the Beast to name a few, and maybe fans have something to worry about.

Now lets address the one on all our minds. At the press conference it was almost instantly announced that there will be a Star Wars Episode VII (7) released in 2015, oooh, that's big, and scary, and with Lucas taking an back seat, although he has an advisory role, what will happen.

Lucas may have tarnished the Star Wars franchise with the prequel trilogy, but above anything else he was very true to the franchise, and the universe he has created, he clearly has a lot of affection for all things Star Wars and despite not doing the best job possible a lot of love and attention went into the films, that in difficult narrative circumstances tied the films into the original series, and the characters were also true to it.

Star Wars Episode VII possibly isn't the concern, Disney also announced there will be an Episode VIII in 2017 and Episode IX in 2019 this is more worrying and anything beyond that are clearly frightening.

Star Wars has been with us since 1977, there has been 6 films of varying degrees of quality, but it has millions and millions of fans worldwide who still love the series, Lucas shattered some of our dreams in 1999 with Episode I, but those dreams have been repaired over time, we either forget them or learn to love them, is Disney about to totally destroy our dreams? When all has been said and done what I really want to know is, did Disney get the 1977 Star Wars Holiday Special in the deal and will they now release it onto Blu-ray?

23rd August 2012

After being around on limited release for a couple of weeks, Brave tops the UK box office in it's first week nationwide.

Giving up the top spot this week Ted falls to third place as the whole country gets a chance to see Pixar/Disneys latest film. The scottish set animation had already taken a couple of million pounds from 2 weeks of release on 150 screen, but expanding to over 500 screens sees the film take £5,269,402 this weekend. Brave has taken £8,270,546 in total.

Highest new film of the week is The Bourne Legacy, the first without Matt Damon in the lead, it has debuted with £4,620,289.

A year ago the Channel 4 show based The Inbetweeners Movie smashed it's way to the top of the UK box office with £13,216,736 making it the top film and highest new film.

Five years ago The Bourne Ultimatum took the top slot and was the highest new film with a weekend take of £6,553,704.

Ten years ago Men in Black II was still at the top having taken a a weekend gross of £1,403,344 and total gross of £16,174,430.

Fifteen years ago the original Men in Black was at the top while twenty years ago Lethal Weapon 3 was the big movie.

2nd August 2012

The Dark Knight Rises hold steady at the top as Dr Seuss The Lorax gives no serious competition for the top spot.

A second week at the top for Batman and another strong one as £7,275,558 is added to the total gross bringing it to £30,551,765, after 10 days of release it's already the second highest grossing film of the year.

In comparison, the highest grossing film of 2012 so far, Avengers Assemble, had made £29,851,680 after 10 days, so Batman is just a shade in front.

Dr Seuss The Lorax was released back in March in the US and did big numbers, maybe a little disappointing then is the UK release which only manages £1,853,294, although it has got Batman, good weather and the Olympics to content with. It is the highest new film in the UK this week.

This time last year Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 retained the top spot, now with a gross of £55,520,549 while Captain America The First Avenger was new at number 2 with £2,981,590.

Five years ago The Simpsons Movie was the highest new film with a very impressive £13,626,853 taking it to the top beating out the first Transformers movie and knocking Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to number 3.

Ten years ago Austin Powers in Goldmember was the big new film at the top and the highest new film with £5,585,978 knocking Scooby Doo down to number 2.

31st July 2012

Peter Jackson has officially announced that his Hobbit films will now be 3 rather than just 2.

Be cynical if you like but I actually think this is a great idea, it worked so well with The Lord of the Rings, and for 3 exciting year we had 3 excellent films, and I truly believe that Jackson can do the same again.

On that more cynical note, each of the Rings films took close to or over a billion dollars in box office grosses, and over the years created a massive buzz that probably drove merchandising sales through the roof, as well as creating DVD sales in standard forem and extended form.

You can see why it makes sense to turn this into a trilogy, New Line Cinema (and all other studios involved) have probably just made themselves another couple of billion dollars in revenue, as I'm sure, unless the first film is an absolute turkey, that these films will make over a billion at the box office each, and thats before you consider everything else. With no release date or title the details are still sketchy, but at the moment lets presume that this will take The Hobbit into 2014, thats this December, December 2013 and then December 2014 for the next film.

The good news in all this is that we should get to see the entire book turned into a film and any un-filmed stuff from the Middle Earth universe that has so far been untouched. Roll on this December when we find out if the wait has been worth it.

19th July 2012

The Amazing Spider-man could only manage a single week at number 1 as Ice Age: Continental Drift climbs back up to the top.

Previously Ice Age 4 managed to get to the top in a very quiet week in only 134 screens across the UK, this week the film has expanded to 522 screens and take an amazing £10,087,052, so in actual fact the film has taken more in it's 3rd weekend of release than most films make in their first weekend. To date Ice Age 4 has taken £13,051,881.

With Spider-Man's takings falling by 65% it falls to number 2, the longest stay in the chart this week is Men in Black 3 which has so far grossed £21,539,847

This time last year Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it's debut at the top of the chart with £23,753,171 and was in the process the highest new film.

Five years ago another Harry Potter film was at the top on it's opening weekend, this time it was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which opened with a £16,493,305, no 3D this time see!

Ten years ago, a time before any Harry Potter films, Scooby Doo debuted at the top with £5,129,109, knocking Minority Report from the top.

And 15 years ago The Lost World: Jurassic park was riding high, while 20 years ago, ironically, Batman Returns was the big film, and what big film is released this weekend?

28th June 2012

One of the most unlikely film subjects makes it debut at the top of the UK box office this week in the shape of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With virtually no competition in the marketplace except for some old hangover films the vampire hunting film a gross of £1,119,117 over the weekend.

Last weeks top film drops 3 places to number 4. Prometheus is now at 4 taking £1,029,758 over the weekend and £21,641,986 in total.

Longest stay on the box office is Avengers Assemble which has now taken £51,344,770 over 9 weeks. A year ago Bridesmaids was another surprise hit at the top of the chart on it's first week with £3,445,395 knocking Kung Fu Panda 2 into the runner up spot.

Five years ago 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer was still at the top of the chart with a total take of £7,914,450 while Captivity from director Roland Joffé was the highest new film at 4 with £329,193

Ten years ago there were a couple of power house films in the top places, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones at 2 and Spider-Man at the top meaning the top new film was The Musketeer starring Catherine Deneuve which took £131,338 over the weekend.

21st June 2012

There is no stopping Prometheus as the film makes it 3 weeks at the top of the Uk box office. A weekend ticket haul of £2,009,955 beats, for a second weekend, Men in Black 3 and helps it's total gross get to £19,452,845. Highest new film for the week was at number 5 for the underperforming Rock of Ages which saw ticket sales of £1,003,107.

A year ago Green Lantern was the number one film and the highest new film with a weekend take of £2,472,969.

Five years ago the sequel to Fantastic Four, 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer was the top film and the highest new entry with a weekend take of £4,137,169.

Ten years ago, was it really that long, the first Spider-Man film stormed into the top of the box office with a weekend take of £9,426,969.

7th June 2012

This week director Ridley Scott takes his prequel\non-prequel Prometheus to the top of the UK box office. The film has had mixed reviews that may have effected it's box office performance but cinema goers were still keen to see the potential start of the Alien universe and flooded cinemas to the tune of a £6,236,580 weekend.

Last weeks top film Men in Black 3 falls harder than expected to number 3 this week, although it was 2 strong new films in Prometheus and Snow White and The Huntsman at 2 that effected it's position, the Will Smith film still manages a good £3,032,053 second weekend.

Avengers Assemble is still raking in the money this week and now has a total gross of £48,367,585 after 6 weeks making it the 20th top film in the UK, worldwide it's the 3rd top film.

This time last year X-Men First Class was the top film on it's debut weekend knocking The Hangover Part II from the top.

Five years ago Pirates of The Caribbean: At Worlds End was still at the top keeping off Wedding Daze which was the highest new film at 2.

And ten years ago there was no stopping Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones as it kept Josh Hartnetts 40 Days and 40 Nights from the top.

6th June 2012

As with The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey will be shown to the public for the first time at the Embassy Theatre Wellington in New Zealand, the date, 28th November 2012 with the world premiere of the film.

The prequel to the Rings trilogy has been a long time coming due to legal problems. Peter Jackson is directing although Guillermo del Toro was originally due to take the helm.

Another taster of the production from Peter Jackson has been released as a new video diary/blog which can be seen in HD on The Hobbit Facebook page.

25th May 2012

It's 35 years since Star Wars made it debut in the US, it opened in Manns Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles (and actually 31 other locations across America), and people queued around the block to see it.

The legacy of the original has been immense and still to this day the Star Wars series of 6 films is one of the highest grossing movie series of all time, behind only Harry Potter and James Bond.

1977 opening of Star Wars in LA

The franchise hit mass criticism and lost some of it's appeal after the 1999 release of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace which was to explain the back story of the popular villain Darth Vader, but all it really did was anger fans because it was frankly quite naff.

The disappointment of the new trilogy of films angered fans more because a few years previously Lucas had messed with the loved original trilogy adding new special effects and scenes, fans preferred the original theatrical release, especially the changed Jaba The Hut scene and the now infamous Gredo shoots first scene.

Despite all this Star Wars is alive and well, and in truth us fans still love the series, the new films got better as the series went on and we all hope and prey for the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special to be released on Blu-ray some time.

15th February 2012

Daniel Radcliffe's first film after the Harry Potter franchise opens in the top spot on its opening weekend, although the opening gross is nowhere near that of a Potter franchise film, The Woman in Black takes £3,153,020 the weekend.

Last year the animated film Gnomeo and Juliet took the top spot in its opening weekend with £2,945,627.

Five years ago Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore were at the top in their opening weekend when Music and Lyrics took £1,929,058.

Ten years ago it was another new film at the top as Pixar's Monsters Inc. took a very respectable £9,200,257 during its opening weekend.

15th February 2012

Daniel Radcliffe, for the immediate future anyway, is always going to be Harry Potter, for 10 years he lived and breathed the character and to millions of adoring fans he is the image of the boy wizard, which is why it is an achievement that while watching The Woman in Black Harry Potter hardly crossed my mind.

The story, set in an Edwardian era, centers around Arthur Kipps (Radcliffe) who is a solicitor sent to clear up the paperwork of a recently deceased woman. Kipps himself has a 4 year old child and is a widow, his wife having died during child birth.

Kipps arrives in the village of Crythin Gifford where he is to spend the next couple of days working before his son arrives to join him for a holiday. During his train journey Kipps meets the local wealthy man who he befriends and then is given a lift in his car (noted as being the first car in the village) to the inn where he is booked in to stay.

The welcome Kipps gets from everyone else is far from friendly, and as he goes about his business the next day he is more or less told to leave town. What ensues from there is a traditional ghost story with scares and jumps at every opportunity.

As I first mentioned Radcliffe, fresh from the Potter franchise where he IS the boy wizard, manages to detach himself from that completely, not sure if it's the side burns or the fact that his character spends a lot of time alone and doesn't say a lot, or maybe it's the low budget film not being laden with special effect but it's a good move.

I'm showing my age now but I remember the Hammer Horror films of the 70's and 80's which at the time were scary as hell, and the TV show had me hiding behind the sofa more than Doctor Who did, and this film, which is produced by Hammer and filmed in the UK captures the spirit of the old Hammer perfectly.

The film is jumpy if a little corny in places, not too long and has a story which is acceptable for a horror film of this type. I started the question things when a seemingly normal guy decides to spend the night in the creepiest looking house in England that is cut from mainland during for large part of the day and he'd already experienced minor paranormal activity (I'd never have gone anywhere near the house in the first place) and some of the jumpy scenes were far too predictable and came off as amusing but on the whole it's an enjoyable scary horror harking back to the glory days of Hammer.

Good: Decent screenplay from Jane Goldman and some genuinely scary moments. Well directed by James Watkins and a good supporting cast.

Bad: Does get predictable and some of the scares are funny. Too many unanswered things happen and the ending although good could have been better.

25thframe.co.uk rating:

9th February 2012

Today looks to be a day that should be celebrated as it mark the time that casting on The Hobbit is finally complete, Billy Connolly will be taking on the role of Dain Ironfoot who is a great drawf warrior in the story. Here we are 6 months into production, the first trailer released 6 weeks ago and casting is complete!

The anticipation for The Hobbit is building up to such an extent that I for one am starting to feel like this year can't be over with quick enough, and in the mean time we have a number of great films to enjoy.

In case you haven't been keeping up The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There And Back Again is the 2 part screen adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Hobbit, a prequel to The Lord of the Ring Trilogy the Peter Jackson brought to life in 3 spectacular films starting back in 2001.

Normally with a film getting this much hype and anticipation I'd be nervous that it could never live up to the hype, but watching the rings trilogy today is still as enjoyable and judging from the trailer for The Hobbit this will absolutely great.

Roll on December 14th when we'll finally be able to judge for ourselves whether Peter Jackson still have that gift or not.

1st February 2012

A picture can say 1000 words, so what do you get from this first picture of Daniel Craig as Bond in a picture from Skyfall?

It's looks very high tech for a start, he's holding a gun and possibly stalking someone (a woman?)

Bond is also looking very unshaven and possibly looking like he's not slept for a couple of night? Also not sure how cold it is in that high tech looking room but he's wearing a bog old coat and gloves.

More to come in the future I suspect along with a teaser trailer in the non too distent future. Keep an eye out for it.

Skyfall is released on 26 October this year.

<span class='highlight-purple'><i>First</i></span> image of Bond in Skyfall

1st February 2012

For the first time the UK box office surpass the £1 billion takings in a single calendar year, helped by big hits such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Kings Speech and The inbetweeners, all British films.

The actual figure according The British Film Institute is £1.04 billion 5% up on 2010, this amounts to a staggering 171,600,000 tickets sold (more or less), a figure which is a 1.4% increase on the previous year. The large difference in spend to tickets sold seems odd considering ticket prices went down in 2011, but then with the 3D tax you start to realize where the extra comes from.

Films shot in the UK or financed in someway in the UK amounts to just over 36%, that's a staggering 24% up on the previous year, this is an incredible statistic, especially in the wake of prime Minister David Cameron claiming the UK needs to make more blockbusters that make money, go figure!

This year looks to be another big year for movies with some great Hollywood blockbuster due in the coming months which will certainly boost to cinema figures for 2012.

9th January 2012

The company was started in the US in 1997 specialising in mailing DVD's to it's customers rather than having them go to a Video Shop to rent them, utilising the internet it revolutionised the industry and was the first nail in the Blockbuster coffin. Today the company still deals with mail order but also does big business with streaming video, and from today the service has come to Britain, over 10 years later!

Does the UK need Netflix? LoveFilm has no strong competition, so in the mail order sector, but streaming/downloaded video, maybe not. I can stream films from my PS3, my Xbox 360, my iTunes account, my Apple TV (OK technically thats through iTunes as well), my TV itself, even Blockbuster if I so choose, so Netflix I think is 10 years late.

So why launch Netflix now? It has the brand recognition, despite it being US only many many UK people know the name, in fact many probably thought the service was already available in the UK. Netflix are also a massive company making billions of dollars a year, expansion was only a matter of time.

I remember working for the biggest video rental company in Britain many years ago, the company was called Ritz Video Film Hire, Blockbuster Video had been trying to crack the UK for a couple of years, they were a massive American company at the time and thought they could bring the American business model to the UK, it didn't work and Blockbuster Video was failing, so what did they do? They bought Ritz Video Film Hire and overnight the staff who had grown to hate Blockbuster were suddenly working for them, I know LoveFilm is owned by Amazon.co.uk but I can seriously see them selling to Netflix sometime down the line.

At the end of the day as long as the customer wins who cares? Already LoveFilm have reduced their prices by a pound, but LoveFilm don't offer HD yet, Netflix had that advantage for the extra pound. I'm going to sound off now, I know these services are good value, £4.99 or £5.99 for unlimited streaming films is very good, but, this thing that annoys me is they don't have the latest releases, I want to see film when they are out on DVD/Blu-ray, not weeks later, I'd even pay a pound or 2 extra so i could stream Breaking Dawn Part 1 from the day it's released, I wont get that yet with Netflix or LoveFilm, for that I'd need to stick iTunes, PS3 etc.

I'm sure these services will get there, and for rental at least the future is in digital distribution, but for me Netflix isn't there yet, but still it is a welcome addition that I may use when they get same day as disk releases.

30th December 2011

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.

Most Downloaded Movies on BitTorrent, 2011
rank movie downloads worldwide grosses
torrentfreak.com
1 Fast Five 9,260,000 $626,137,675
2 The Hangover Part II 8,840,000 $581,464,305
3 Thor 8,330,000 $449,326,618
4 Source Code 7,910,000 $123,278,618
5 I Am Number Four 7,670,000 $144,500,437
6 Sucker Punch 7,200,000 $89,792,502
7 127 Hours 6,910,000 $60,738,797
8 Rango 6,480,000 $245,155,348
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
Source: Torrent Freak

22nd December 2011

The week of amazing trailers ends with the launch of Ridley Scotts first for Prometheus, and anyone who was worrying that the connection to Alien would be loose to non-existent then worry no more; this could be a trailer for an Alien film.

I won't go into detail as to what's in the trailer but everything from the title appearing to the look to the feel to the design of the sets, ''ll say it again, it's Alien.

I loved Alien when I was a kid and this sent goose bumps down my spine, there is enough in this trailer to suggest that the suspense is in there, the gore is in there and there might just be some answers in there as well.

As if I've not said it enough already it's Alien and I simply can't wait for this prequel to hit our screen next year on June 1st. 2012 sure as hell is going to be a good year if only the 3 films trailered this week live up to expectation.

21st December 2011

As expected, mainly because it was pre-announced, the first trailer, and true glimpse, of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has gone live on iTunes today. The Hobbit in case you don't know is the prequel to The Lord of the Rings Trilogy that director Peter Jackson brought to the big screen in the early 2000's.

The production has had a difficult time but destiny chose Peter Jackson to direct the movies which are shooting in New Zealand probably as we speak. The first of the 2 films is probably the most anticipated film of next year (sorry Batman).

Of course the good thing about Jackson returning as director is that the connection between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings couldn't be stronger and most of the cast from the original films are back, and to open up this teaser we have Ian Holm, the original Bilbo Baggins doing a voice over. The trailer certainly ticks all the boxes, we see Frodo (Elija Wood), we see Bilbo young and old (young played by Martin Freeman who looks incredible) we see Gandolf (Ian McKellen) looking the same as he did in the Rings Trilogy. We get introduced to all the gang that will be in the new film, accompanied by a song!

What astounds me the most is that besides some clear productions values what will get sorted before release this just simply looks like it could have been part of the original Trilogy, it simply loks that good. To top things off we get to see briefly the Ring from the original series and Golum. Watch it, it's great, and there is only a year before we get to see the full feature. Also scroll down the page as the first poster for the film has also been released. Oh and check out the trailer here on iTunes.

15th December 2011

I just checked out the site for next years revamp/restart of the Spider-Man series, and was pleasantly surprised, not only is there plenty of content but it's good quality what is there.

The site has been recently updated with a wealth of information. There is a big gallery and the so so trailer, there is also rich information about the filmmakers, the cast, a cool breakdown of the characters and brief breakdown of the story (not too much is given away so no spoilers)

I've been sceptical about this "reboot" (I love the first two Sam Raimi films), I still am sceptical but this is a reassuring site that lets me know that just maybe this is a new twist on the familiar story.

Check the site out at The Amazing Spider-Man site.

3rd November 2011

As reported in many many places to name of the next Bond film, the 23rd in the series, will indeed be called Skyfall.

Daniel Craig will star in his 3rd outing as 007 and Dame Judi Dench returns again as M while the film is to be directed by Oscar winner Sam Mendes.

Making their mark as Bond girls will be Naomie Harris and French actress Berenice Marlohe. Location for the film include China and Turkey as well as places a little closer to home in Scotland and of course London.

Despite recent reports that the film would forfeit action for drama in a hope to be an Oscar contender were laid to rest with both Mandes and producer Barbara Broccoli maintaining that the story involved lots of action.

A release date of October 26 2012 has been set for the UK and will follow close in the rest of the world.

The filming of this episode has been delayed due to financial woes at owner MGM, but the delay does mean that it will get a release in the year of the first Bond movie, Dr. No's first appearance in cinemas, what better way to celebrate.

6th October 2011

It is with much sadness to write about the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, as an almost obsessive follower of technology he has been one of a selected few who has given me something to think about for the last 10 years.

Lets not forget also the incredible effect he has had on the film industry. Jobs in 1988 saw a computer graphics company that George Lucus was going to close down, bought it for $10 million dollars and not only created one of the greatest film studios the world has seen, but also created a studio which has brought some of the best loved characters of the last 20years.

From their first film Toy Story to their latest hit Cars 2 Pixar has continues to bring box office hits and stories we can cherish. Even kids today go to Disney and love the likes of Woody, Buzz, Nemo, Flick, WALL-E.

As a member of the Disney board Jobs also helped bring the firm back to life with Pixar a staple corner of that company, Pixar literally revolutionised animated film in the same way the iPod revolutionised the way we listed to music and the iPad revolutionized the way we use portable computers.

Lets celebrate his life, but with great sadness I say RIP Steve Jobs

16th September 2011

Sorry about the pun! To mark the release of the full Star Wars Saga on Blu-ray for the first time BT turned the BT Tower into a giant Lightsaber, and pretty cool it looked too.

As luck would have it the body of the tower does resemble the handle of a Star Wars Light Saber, so they then projected a very powerful light from the top to get the effect.

Turning on the Lightsaber was the man behind C-3PO Anthony Daniels and the party that took place at the top of the tower was attended by many other stars from the saga.

If you feel you need to get the Blu-ray version of the films, with all the new changes that have happened over the past 40 years then you can buy it via Amazon.co.uk.

Check out the picture and video below to see the tower in action.

10th September 2011

We love a bit of American Pie don't we? And we all know that there is one more slice that's about to be released in cinemas, and here we have the first teaser for that next slice of pie.

All the American Pie films have been funny, and I even think the spin offs have been worth watching, to me they are like to comedies of the '80's that I used to enjoy so much brought bang up to date.

Over the series of films cast members have dropped out with the only thread of continuity being Jim's father played by Eugene Levy, but reunion brings all the cast from the original back together since American Pie 2 hit our screens, to be fair there has only been one other theatrical American Pie, American Wedding.

Despite this we have the fully assembled original cast back together all grown up and probably married and having children and doing similar things but in a more grown up way, it should lead to laughs galore, although if Finch is still chasing his MILF surely he's now chasing a GILF!!! Only time will tell.

Check out the teaser trailer below, which manages to be funny with absolutely no film footage at all, good start I think.

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9th September 2011

Remember the film Back to the Future Part II (I know it wasn't the best)? Then do you remember the self tying trainers that Doc Brown gave Marty Mcfly to put on when they first arrive in 2015, no? Well you will soon be able to own a pair for real.

Nike have made a limited edition set of 1500 pairs of the shoes for which they are auctioning off 150 pairs at a time over at ebay.com (the current set are at over $8,000 already) and the net proceeds are going to The Michael J. Fox Foundation, Fox being the star of Back to the Future and suffers from the condition himself.

There are a number of videos that have been produced to promote the shoes and the auctions which I have posted below. The auction is only available in America, but if you are lucky enough to live there, or indeed be visiting then this is a great chance to own a bit of the future, and 4 years early.

(Please note that these shoes do not actually self tie!)

23rd August 2011

The UK weekend box office had a small surprise this last weekend, a home grown TV phenomenon has tuned into a genuine box office hit. The Inbetweeners Movie, a tale of 4 obnoxious school kids of their first "lads" holiday together has become grabbed the crown as the highest grossing debut comedy, beating this years The Hangover Part 2.

The Inbetweeners Movie took just over £13 million from it's debit weekend (including Wednesday and Thursday previews) beating the likes of Bridget Jones and Wallace and Gromit and American blockbusters like Sex and the City. Very good for a little comedy from Channel 4.

Time will tell if the momentum will continue during its run at the box office and it still needs to go world wide, the US audience may not get the very British humour and crudeness of the central characters.

A great first weekend for the boys and beating James Bond and Indiana Jones in a movie together will be something to tell the grandchildren about.

12th August 2011

You go away for a couple of weeks and something incredible happens, in last weeks world box office figures 2 films entered the $1 billion club, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 and Transformers: The Dark of the Moon which now brings the total number of film which have grossed over a billion dollars to 10.

The incredible thing about this is that Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the first of the Harry Potter franchise to manage this, the 3D tax clearly helping to bring it over the magic figure, previous to this the closest was the first film so it's taken the entire series to beat the first films gross.

So far this year 3 films have taken over a billion, one more than last year and the most is a single calendar year, it may be no surprise then that all 3 of these films are presented in 3D and thus have the extra charge, although Pirates of The Caribbean reportedly has had a higher box office return in 2D.

20th July 2011

The end has come and Harry Potter has had his last (at least for the foreseeable future) opening weekend at the box office, and it turns out to be one hell of a weekend, although in the UK not the best ever.

In the UK the film opened to a phenomenal £23,753,171 which now sits as the second highest opening weekend ever in the UK, a slither behind The Prisoner of Azkaban for 2004 which opened to £23,882,688, which did so with less screens showing the film and no 3D so all round better.

Despite this the film has had a good world opening, it has broken the US record for opening weekend which was previously held by The Dark Knight, it has also had the greatest world wide opening weekend with very close to half a billion dollars.

Deathly Hallows part 2 could go on to be the highest grosser or the 8 films domestically and across the world, and who know could be the first Potter to cross the world gross landmark of $1 billion.

12th July 2011

The latest Pirates of the Caribbean film has this week joined the movie Billionaire club, a figure that for many years only Titanic held the honor.

This is now the 7th film to reach the mark, and more impressively the Pirates saga is the first film series to have 2 entries, although a uniqueness that will most likely only least a 12 month, The Dark Knight Rises, out next July, may join The Dark Knight, then, if you count the new Hobbit movies as part of The Lord of the Rings Saga, another Rings movie may join Return of the King.

Currently only one director has 2 film up there, and they happen to be in the top 2 slots, James Cameron's Avatar at the top and Titanic in the runner up spot, but again he could be joined next year by Chris Nolan and Peter Jackson, infact Jackson could be the first director to manage 3 film in the club then the second Hobbit film is released in 2013, only time will tell.

Giving an unfair advantage to this is the 3D tax being paid for these movies, of the 8 billion dollar films 4 were 3D so ticket prices had an unfair advantage, and despite the public decline in 3D it's still enough to give them a boost.

All these billion dollar movies still fall well short of Avatar which not only managed to get over 2 billion dollars but came close to the 3 billion dollar mark.

29th June 2011

One of the big films that will be released this Christmas has today had it's first trailer released, the Tom Cruise staring next installment of the Mission: Impossible series gives us a taste of what we'll be enjoying this yuletide.

The trailer ticks all the right boxes, world famous buildings exploding, Your Mission should you choose etc., more explosions, fighting, Simon Pegg, lots of mystery, Eminem soundtrack, the famous music and our Tom hanging of the tallest building in the world.

The series has proved itself so far (even with a dodgy second installment) and this should fit in nicely.

Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol is out on December 16th this year.

17th May 2011

I'm a huge sucker for anything Spielberg, but I'm not a huge fan of Tintin so you can imagine how torn I am over the new Tintin movie directed by Spielberg, and to make it worse he has managed to get Peter Jackson involved, oh well there will be some magic in there somewhere.

Anyway the new CGI motion capture film will be out at the end of this year and we now get the first trailer for the film, not a lot is given away, there are some nice effects shots, the ship on the desert in particular is very nice, and the realism looks astounding, but it's till Tintin.

You can catch the trailer below, and to coincide there are also a couple of new, very moody, posters for the film. What do you think, let us know below.

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Empire On Line
IMP Awards

14th April 2011

Production is currently underway on the two Hobbit films and as you'd maybe expected there is a video blog/diary being made following the production. The first is up at the Peter Jackson Facebook page and I really do urge you to go and watch it, it really is brilliant, http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150223186041807&oid=141884481557&comments

The video is a very generous 10 minutes of pure brilliance presented by Jackson himself, how he finds the time is anyone's guess. He takes you on a tour of some of the sets that have been reproduced from the original Lord of the Rings trilogy 12 years ago as well as teases some new sets.

We get to see a get together of the cast on the first day of filming on the Bag End set, see a dozen full sized actors gather around a Hobbit kitchen table, and we get to see returning actors Ian McKellen and Andy Serkis.

It always amazes me when I see things like this how much work clearly goes into the post production of films of this magnitude to get the sets looking so stunning, the sets looks amazing don't get me wrong, but when you see the finished product with all the lighting and post production polish they look simply stunning.

Have a look at this making of video as it really in incredible, and start praying for the rest of this year and next year to go as fast as possible because these films are going to be brilliant, and if you had any doubts about Jackson directing the films just take a moment to take in the guys enthusiasm about the production, I'm so glad he's in charge.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150223186041807&oid=141884481557&comments

What did you think? Is this a very generous 10 minutes to get us in the mood for the film? Or 10 minutes of pure hype?

UPDATE: You can now see the video on YouTube, or embedded below, enjoy

31st March 2011

Neil Burger takes his film Limitless to the top of the UK box office this week during its first weekend of release beating A Turtles Tale and The Eagle.

Grossing a crowd pleasing £2 million during its first weekend Limitless stars The Hangovers Bradley Cooper and legend Robert De Niro in a thriller about a man who takes a drug allowing him to use 100% of his brain.

Animated tale, A Turtles Tale is at two this week, debuting with a gross of £1.1 million the film, in 3D, stars the voice of Melanie Griffith.

New at three is The Eagle, Kevin Macdonald 300 style action thriller set in 140 AD. Staring Channing Tatum the film debuts with just over a million at the box office.

Rango takes a hard fall this week to 4 with a gross of £670,992 bringing it's total to £5,892,274, and Liam Neesons Unknown falls to 5 this week with £477,531 taking it's gross to £5,366,574. This weeks chart was down on this time last year when the Nanny McPhee sequel topped the chart in its debut week and high grossers Alice in Wonderland and Avatar were starting to slip out of the cinemas.

21st March 2011

It's good to see that filming of The Hobbit has started after what seems like an endless stream of delays from copyright issues to ill health from the director.

The journey so far has been well documented and includes scripting issues, rights issues, director issues but the film is in the right hands and come Christmas 2012 we should be enjoying the first of the 2 movies.

The original films were an unknown quantity at this stage of production, and little known director Peter Jackson was spreading the word as much as he could that he was making the Lord of the Rings trilogy, no one could have anticipated how the film would re-write cinema history.

Hype for the two new films will reach fever pitch, anticipation will be higher than Star Wars Episode 1, but Jackson is a better director than Lucas and the feeling that these films will be nothing short of amazing is strong.

There is still a year and nine months until we get to see the films but expect the first production still soon and no doubt video vignettes and diary's to keep us interested. The original films had a web cam on set at the Hobbiton village; I'd like to see that return.

4th March 2011

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away a prequel to a successful franchise of films came out and on the whole massively disappointed fans, and that film was a conventional film in what has been the traditional 2D, the the film maker was unhappy with that like many of his previous films and wanted it in 3D, and in 2012 he will get his wish.

Put another was Lucasfilms has announced that the first Episode of Star Wars, as in The Phantom Menace will get its 3D theatrical debut on February 10th 2012. The press release doesn't specify location but I suspect the UK release on or around the same time.

Back in 1997, 20 years after the original Star Wars came out, Lucas pushed the cash cow back into cinemas with updated special effect that he claimed gave the vision closer to what he wanted to do in 1977. Now 12 years after the release of The Phantom Menace he has converted in to 3D, and the other 5 films are bound to follow.

As Star Wars fans now understand, we haven't seen Star Wars, any 6 of the films, in reality yet, the narrative of the film wont change again, but we will have to, about every 10 – 15 years or so, re-experience the series using greater technology.

Remember that also this year we have the Blu-ray versions of the films coming that will give us the most visually stunning version of the films to date which can go on the selves along with the original VHS release, the re-mastered video release, the ultimate box set, the special edition VHS release, the original DVD releases, the re-releases with the original theatrical versions (did I miss any) and so on and so on, actually I have already made space on my shelf for the 3D Blu-ray box set.

So for now, until we get holographic cinema, the 3D version of the 6 film saga are set to be released in cinemas starting February 10th 2012, see you there.

2nd March 2011

With the school half term week and not so good weather hitting Britain the red and blue gnomes once again took hold of the box office chart leaving Paul having to make do with the second place.

Having already spent a week at the top Gnomeo and Juliet climb back up with a half term weekend take of £2,502,806 which boosts its takings over 3 weeks to a very health £12,901,447.

Last week top film falls to number two, clearly not being as kiddie friendly as the Gnomes with a gross of £2,073,462 giving it a 10 day total of £10,110,433.

Highest new entry of the week is the sci-fi thriller I am Number Four which should have appealed in numbers to the teen on half term but has a fairly mellow debut with £1,628,523.

Yogi Bear kept the kids happy over the school break and adds another £1,465,863 to its £7,635,574 total at 4 and Tangled completes a very kid friendly top 5 with £1,352,104 for a very impressive £19,130,723 total.

Again this week's box office was way above this time last year when Avatar was still at the top and closing in on being the first UK film to take £100 million at the box office, while Peter Jacksons The Lovely Bones climbed to number 2. Horror film The Crazies debuted at 3 and The Frog Princess and Percy Jackson hung around the top 5.

11th February 2011

Within the coming months for the people involved this will be the first of many family photos, yesterday in New Zealand the cast of the soon to start filming The Hobbit posed for a picture ahead of filming which starts on March 21st.

Front and foremost is Martin Freeman who is set to play the lead role of Bilbo Baggins. Also flying the British flas was James Nesbit who will play Bofur.

Peter Jackson was missing from the Press Conference as he's recovering from a recent operation, also the reason why filming has been delayed. Also not in the shot is Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis and Elijah Wood who all reprise roles from the Lord of the Rings movies.

Check out Stuff.co.nz for a 3 minute clip of the Hobbit get together.

This is the start of the gold rush for pics, stay tuned to the hype mill as I suspect there will be a lot more to come.

26th January 2011

Among all the Oscar and BAFTA buzz that is surrounding The Kings Speech at the moment it's no surprise to see it still topping the UK box office chart in it's third week of release.

Just to mention the Oscars, The Kings Speech has got more Nomination than any other film this year, 12 in Total, and it gets nods in all major categories except for Best Actress, it's up for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay to name just half of it's nominated categories.

Onto this weeks chart and the film took a very impressive £ 4,226,074 in it's 3rd week, which brings it's total to £ 18,312,482. It will be interesting to see if the award momentum can keep it at number one.

Top new release of the week is the Oscar nominated Black Swan starring Natalie Portman. The ballet drama which also stars Winona Ryder took £2,762,429 during it's first weekend.

Slipping to third this week is The Green Hornet with £1,187,652 and a total gross after 2 weeks of £ 3,830,737.

New at 4 is The Dilemma with £1,102,798, a disappointing debut for a Ron Howard film starring Vince Vaughn, and making a slow fall down is Gulliver's Travels at 5 with £992,382 making it's total £13,728,081.

This weeks chart is again lower than this time last year where Avatar and Sherlock Holmes were still pulling in the audience with Alvin and the Chipmunks 2, Up in the Air and It's Complicated also doing very good business.

14th January 2011

The moment that many a Spider-man fan has been looking forward to finally arrived yesterday and we have the first glimpse of Andrew Garfield in his outfit, even if it's a blood stained and ripped costume.

I for one don't think that the Spider-man series needed a re-boot, the Sam Raimi film is only 10 years old, it was a good film that had a raw edge to it that just worked, the second film was a more polished and better produced film and still good, the third film, well less said about that the better.

Because of the vast amounts of money that the franchise can bring Sony have naturally decided to make a new film, and with Sam Raimi jumping ship last year they decided to “re-boot” the series (re-boot being the latest buzz word in Hollywood) and Andrew Garfield got the coveted role of the web-slinger. This new picture shows that the new film looks maybe a little darker, and the film will be action packed to the core, Spidey is well beaten up in picture and in reality we only see glimpses of the suite, a new design was inevitable along with Spider logo.

Spider-Man (insert suitable number/sub heading here) is out on July 4th 2012 and along side Andrew Garfield are Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field with Marc Webb calling the shots.

12th January 2011

Like a bad migraine that simple wont go away, after the release of a new Bond movie the rumour mill starts on the next, until such a time that lead actor, Villain, Bond girl, director and script writer has been confirmed, and to make it all the more "interesting" Bond 23 has been hit with the bankruptcy of MGM, opening it up even more to the gossip.

With fears that Daniel Craig might leave and attached director Sam Mandes might also abandon the project Bond 23 looked like it may have to take a whole different turn, and with seemingly no money to make it, would it actually be made at all, well that was never going to happen.

With all the legal ramblings over MGM out of the way, Deadline are now reporting that the film is well on track and even give a release date of November 9th 2012 (isn't Peter Jackson releasing a film around then as well?) in theaters. Craig will be on board as Bond and Mandes will direct, all good so far.

And the cream on the cake, and this is clearly just a coincidence, is that 2012 is the 50th anniversary of the release of a certain DR. No, or the first Bond movie to all those unfamiliar.

7th January 2011

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.”

5th January 2011

Jack Black scores the first top film of the year in the re-telling of the giant movie Gulliver's travels.

Supported by a cast of many British actors including the likes of Billy Connelly, Catherine Tate and James Cordon, the giant movie takes in an excellent £7,028,747 over the New Year period, no doubt helped by the mega press that Jack Black and other members of the cast have done on British TV.

Black has had a mixed bag of success in the UK with his last film, Year One, bombing with £2,776,236, but then he's had hits like King Kong which took £26,080,026 in the UK, so Gulliver's Travels will rank among his higher grossing movies.

Falling to second this week is The Little Fockers with £2,614,802 bringing it to £11,159,635 over a ten day period.

New at 3 is Jake Gyllenhaal in a film directed by Edward Zwick, Love and Other Drugs takes £1,606,253 over the weekend.

New at 4 Peter Weir directs Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess in The Way Back to the tune of £1,327,650 and falling And finally in the top 5 falling is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader which takes £1,207,264 which brings it total gross now to £11,263,418 which is the lowest of all the Narnia films. This week the top 7 films all took over a million pound each in box office takings, very good compared to last week when only the top film took over a million, and better than last year when only the top 4 took over a million.

15th December 2010

It's had a troublesome time in production but the new Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Trader, is the highest grossing movie over it's launch weekend.

That said it's debut gross is half that of the previous film in the series, Price Caspian, and only a quarter of the first film, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Dawn Trader rakes in a fair £2,460,118 to topple the latest Harry Potter movie from the top of the chart. The series is starting to really loose steam and don't expect this one to go much past Christmas.

Harry Potter topples to the runner up spot this week after a couple of weeks at the top. A £1,905,368 keeps it going well but the film is starting to struggle already and it may not be the big earner people were expecting, although another push is bound to happen when part 2 is released next week. The film has grossed £42,570,440 so far in the UK.

Angelina Jolie and and Johnny Depp make their presence known at 3 this week as their new collaboration, The Tourist, takes £1,341,143 for the weekend, maybe a little less than was expected for these 2 a-list actors.

9th December 2010

The third Transformers movie now has a teaser trailer up at Apple.com. It's an interesting trailer which shows that clearly Michael Bay is a big Alien fan as the trailer has a definite feel of the beginning of the first Alien movie.

The movie has a sub title of The Dark of the Moon (not to be confused with the Pink Floyd album) and has a release date July 1st 2011. Shia LaBeouf stars once again although there is no Megan Fox this time around.

Is it just me or does the re-constructed footage of the first men on the moon just look wrong, the way the astronaut's move just doesn't look right. The story seems predictable and as I said earlier, there is a big lean to Alien in the footage shown. Oh did I mention the film is in 3D?

Check out the footage at the Apple site or if the YouTube video is still up press play below.

11th June 2010

It's still a fairly elite group with this being only the fifth film to get there, but this week Alice in Wonderland's gross takes it over the Billion mark in world takings.

The first film to get there was Titanic back in 1997 which held the honor as the ONLY film in the club until Lord of the Rinds: The Return of the King managed the feat in 2003.

Since then the flood gates opened when 2006 saw the final Pirates of the Caribbean films go over a billion and then The Dark Night just about managed the feat in 2009.

Then this year Avatar blew the book out of the water and is getting close to $3 Billion in grosses.

Avatar and Alice played the game a little unfair mind when you consider 2 factors, ticket prices are far higher now that they have ever been, and then there is the little extra (and very unfair) surcharge for the 3D and IMAX, studios stop this NOW.

8th June 2010

Now the dust has settled on the WWDC keynote speech given last night (morning?) by Steve Jobs where he announced the next version of the iPhone, aside from the new front camera, speed and iOS4 operating system, the big news was the screen and it's HD goodness.

First of all the screen uses what is being called a Retina display, Jobs claims it's better than OLED. The displays pixels are 78 micrometers wide which allows the screen to have 4x the resolution of the iPhone 3Gs. This means the screen has 326 pixels per inch, the naked eye can only see 300 pixels per inch, which means that the screen is better than human eyesight.

What this means in layman's terms is that the iPhone can handle 780p HD video, and according to reports the screen is amazing. The screen is 960x640 pixels in resolution and has a contrast ration of 800:1, pretty good for a screen so small.

This wont stop you from getting neck ache, and could possible make your eyes hurt even more when watching Lord of the Rings on the device, but at least that Blu-ray transfer you make will look absolutely amazing, and if you were to attach the iPhone to a HDTV then you could potentially have your own portable video library.

Check out the Apple website for more info.

1st June 2010

Despite a bank holiday weekend and a first film which took more money than anyone could have expected, Sex and the City 2 fails to beat out either Shrek or Prince to the top of the US box office.

In it's second week Shrek Forever After continues to top the US movie going chart with Prince of Persia claiming the highest debut film in the runner up spot. It was a close fought battle though with Sex and the City 2 taking $37,145,000 and Prince of Persia just pipping it with $37,779,000. Shrek Forever After took $55,725,000.

See the full US box office.

7th May 2010

Anyone who has been to a Disney Park in America in the last 20 years will most likely have been on the Star Tours ride, a ride which was quite revolutionary and fun when first opened and I remember having multiple goes on when I first went to Disneyland in 1991.

Disney has announced that they are to close the ride and give it a re-imagining makeover which will open in 2011. By this they mean give it Disney 3D, improve the effects, and make the experience more thrilling.

The current ride is to have a massive send off in Florida's Disney World film park on August 14th titled Last Tour to Endor. If you happen to be in the area proceedings start at 8pm and go on till 1pm and you can but tickets at the Star Wars Celebration site.

At $75 I don't think I'll be attending but if you are a Star Wars fanatic and want to say goodbye to an old friend then this is your chance. Let me know if you happen to go.

Check out the poster below

8th April 2010

Blu-ray sales are soaring as prices come down in price and it does look like there will be a day when it's the dominant format and take over from DVD.

A bold statement I know, but many people never thought that DVD would take over from the might of VHS and that was a harder sell in the first place, at least with Blu-ray when you upgrade your player you can still watch all your DVD's, and they will probably look better.

Sales for Blu-ray are increasing fast, the latest figures for the US show that in the first quarter of 2010 (January – March) there was a 68.5% year on year increase amounting to over $330 million in Blu-ray sales.

Blu-ray accounted for 12.3% of packaged media in the same quarter (packaged media meaning not digital distribution) which is a big increase on the 7% from this time last year.

Looks like Blu-ray will be here to stay in the immediate at least, Sony must be happy, as should the future of the Playstation 3, it's certainly how I view my Blu-ray disks.

11th March 2010

I haven't got round to seeing any of the Twilight Saga yet, the first film didn't interest me but the second film looked good, by this point thought I thought I'd wait until the whole Saga was out on disk. Today sees the release of the trailer for the latest film Eclipse.

The trailer must be for fans of the series as it made to sense to me, it's interesting and makes me want to see the film, but the first trailer for New Moon was much better and got me excited for the film.

The plot looks like it's more of a love story than the last film, correct me if I'm wrong, but as with the previous films there is lots of sulky looking people, and sweeping fields and mountains with a lot of greenery.

Check out the trailer at Yahoo or embedded below.

8th March 2010

I just checked out the new Iron Man 2 trailer, and for a film that I thought was going to be another Iron Man, this is actually looking good.

The first film although fun was basically just another super hero movie that ticked all the right boxes. The inevitable sequel was to follow after the amount of money it made and as always with sequels the ante had to be upped.

Bring in Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow for a bit of glamour and Mickey Rourke as the bad guy and suddenly things are starting to look a whole lot better.

The second trailer for the film shows a lot of promise, Mickey Rourke's Whiplash is quite wonderfully shown off in the trailer and there is just enough of Scarlett Johansson to seriously whet the appetite.

And this is ignoring the fact that there is also glimpses of Samuel L. Jackson which is always enough to make a trailer worth watching.

Check out the trailer at apple.com

8th March 2010

It was the big night on Sunday for the Oscars, which meant it was the big night for the Razzies on Saturday, the two ceremonies that celebrate the two end of the scale for the film industry, and in a first for the industry Sandra Bullock received one of each.

On Saturday night Sandra Bullock was announced as the worst actress of the year for her role in All About Steve, and she had the dignity to be at the ceremony to get the award, and then on Sunday night she was announced as bet actress for her role in The Blind Side, and she was there to get the Oscar.

The big winner for the Razzies though was Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen which took awards for worst film and worst director, and quite predictable Michael Bay was not there to get the award.

The next night, and of course the one which everyone talks about, Katherine Bigalo beat her ex-husband and scooped the best film and best director, and unbelievable is the first woman to pick up such an award.

On the Oscar front Jeff Bridges also got an award for his role in Crazy Heart while Christoph Waltz and Mo'Nique won supporting Oscars for Inglourious Basterds and Precious.

In all the weekend was a predictable night for awards and makes you wonder if the whole awards things is getting a little boring?

9th February 2010

The accolades for Avatar just keep on rolling as this weeks total gross for the movie easily takes it past Mamma Mia's gross to make it the highest grossing film in the UK ever.

It took 11 years to topple Camerons previous king of the world, Titanic, and in 2008 Mamma Mia! just edged past the 1997 epics gross of £69,025,646 with £69,166,087 but now Avatar, a mere 18 months later, passes the £70 million mark to become the UK's top grossing movie.

Now Avatar is the first film to go past the 70 million mark in the UK the race is on the become the first film to get past £100 million, although Avatar is still going well with a weekly gross in the region of about £6 million surely it cant get to the magic figure, but I wouldn't bet against it at the moment.

With half term coming and the possibilities of BAFTA and Oscar awards who knows it could just edge it's way past the milestone.

Of course the thing we need to look at for a full picture is cinema attendance and I'm afraid that's one are where Avatar lacks, about 13 million people in the UK have seen the film, Mamma Mia is just ahead with just over 13.5 million tickets sold, whereas Titanic is way ahead with over 18 million people seeing the film at the cinema, of course none come close to the champion on this list, Gone with the Wind, with around 35 million tickets sold.

No one can deny Camerons achievement with Avatar and it still has a way to go.

8th February 2010

It really does look like Ghostbusters 3 is going to happen after Bill Murray gave an interview with The Mail on Sunday stating that we would return in Ghostbusters 3, even if he is a ghost.

I must admit that I really don't want there to be a Ghostbusters 3, the first film is a classic, and the second film, although not even close, is a good enough sequel, but to bring along a third one, I'm not sure after all this time is can work.

The most commonly mooted idea for the plot in recent years has been that the new film will be the start of a re-boot and we'll be introduced to a group of new recruits for the Ghostbuster agency who get trained to take over the reigns from the original 4, but again I'm not sold on this idea, although from the studios view this is still a strong brand over 25 years later and there is mileage in this idea.

From the Sunday Mail interview it looks like poor Venkman will be killed of early on in the film, then return later as a ghost, presumably to help out the busters, this does at least sound promising, and having an actual ghost working for the busters, like Slimer, could work really well.

It really does looks like the film is going to happen, probably for a 2011/12 opening with most if not all the original cast returning, even Sigourney Weaver who sort of confirmed it during the Avatar press tour.

Fingers crossed a new film works and caps off the original series with style.

3rd February 2010

He was the first writer/director to get a film past the $1 Billion world gross mark with a single film and this week James Cameron becomes the first writer/director to pass the $2 Billion dollar mark in world box office takings, with a single film.

James Cameron must be having a good year, his return to film making after a 12 year break has beaten his own box office landmark film Titanic, all in the same week that 12 years after he won his first Oscar, he's nominated for another, although he has tougher competition this time (his ex-wife!).

In 1998 he set the box office alight and Titanic took $1.8 Billion in box office grosses, passing a milestone figure that took another 5 years before a film would pass it again, and this week another milestone is set as Avatars gross reaches $2 Billion, but unlike Titanic in 1998 Avatar still has some mileage left in it.

With the rate of tickets being sold the possibility of Avatar reaching $2.5 Billion is not out of the question, $3 Billion could be a stretch thought.

To look at this correctly though we need to take into consideration inflation, cinema tickets cost nearly half the price in 1998 as they do in 2010, which means that per head watching Titanic on the big screen it's probably still ahead of Avatar, but the gap is certainly closing fast.

Titanic of course isn't by a long shot the biggest film by the number of tickets sold, that honor goes to Gone With the Wind, which may never be beaten. Another thing to remember, boosting Avatar's box office takings is the appalling extra charge for the glasses if you choose to see the film in 3D. So until Cameron's next film Avatar will probably sit pretty as the only film to gross anywhere near $3 Billion pound?

2nd February 2010

It's the time of year again when the Oscar hype machine will go into overdrive in the period between the nominations being announced and the ceremony itself.

This year there are two films which are ahead of the rest, and two films which are total contrasts in style. James Cameron has continued to astound everyone by getting a nomination for best picture and best director, and his film Avatar has managed nine nomination in total with the others being in the technical department.

Kathryn Bigelow's (who happens to be Camerons ex-wife) The Hurt Locker has also managed nine nominations, best picture and best director being two of then, the picture has also got a nomination for it's star Jeremy Renner as a leading actor.

The best picture category this year include 10 films (is that too many) so we have the likes of The Blind Side and Inglourious Basterds along side British hopeful An Education as well as South African sci-fi film District 9, and a first in that Up is nominated for best film and best animated film.

Best film and director is going to be a battle between Cameron and Bigelow, but the rest of the awards are an open field, so lets wait and see what heppens on March 7th at the 82nd Academy Awards Ceremony.

Heres a list of the nominations, or check out the website.

BEST DIRECTOR

James Cameron, Avatar
Katherine Bigelow, The Hurt Locker
Quentin Tarentino, Inglourious Basterds
Lee Daniels, Precious
Jason Reitman, Up In The Air

BEST ACTOR

Jeff Bridges, Crazy Heart
George Clooney, Up In The Air
Colin Firth, A Single Man
Morgan Freeman, Invictus
Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker


BEST PICTURE

Avatar
The Blind Side
District 9
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglorious Basterds
Precious
A Serious Man
Up
Up In the Air

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Neil Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell, District 9
Neil Hornby, An Education
Jesse Armstrong, Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, Tony Roche, In The Loop
Geofrey Fletcher, Precious
Jason Reitman, Sheldon Turner, Up In The Air

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Mark Boall, The Hurt locker
Quentin Tarentino, Inglourious Basterds
Joel And Ethan Coen, A Serious Man
Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman, The Messenger
Bob Peterson, Pete Docter, Up

Art Direction
Avatar
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
Sherlock Holmes
The Young Victoria

Cinematography
Avatar
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
The White Ribbon

Costume Design
Bright Star
Coco Before Chanel
The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Nine
The Young Victoria

Documentary Feature
Burma VJ
The Cove
Food Inc.
The Most Dangerous Man In America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Which Way Home

Documentary Short
China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province
The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner
The Last Truck: Closing of A GM Plant
Music By Prudence
Rabbit A La Berlin

Film Editing
Avatar
District 9
The Hurt Locker
INglourious Basterds
Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire

Foreign Language Film
Ajami
El Secreto
Desus Ojos
The Milk of Sorrow
A Prophet
The White Ribbon

Make-Up
Il Divo
Star Trek
The Young Victoria

Music: Original Score
Avatar
Fantastic Mr Fox
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes
Up

Music: Original Song
The Princess and The Frog – Almost There
The Princess and the Frog – Down In New Orleans
Paris 36 – Loin de Panane
Nine – Take It All
Crazy Heart – The Weary Kind

Short Film: Animated
French Roast
Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty
The Lady And The Reaper
Logorama
A Matter of Loaf and Death

Short Film: Live Action
The Door
Instead of Abracadabra
Kavi
Miracle Fish
The New Tenants

Sound Editing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Up

Achievement In Sound Mixing
Avatar
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Star Trek
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Best Visual Effects
Avatar
District 9
Star Trek

2nd February 2010

As happens each year the night before the Oscar nominations are announced the Razzie nominations are announced which celebrated the worst in cinematic achievements through the year.

Leading the field this year is the Transformers sequel, Revenge of the Fallen, which lets face it was truly awful and in the field for worst film along with All About Steve, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Land of the Lost and Old Dogs should win quite comfortably.

As these awards are something which are not taken too seriously, even by the foundation, in the worst actor category we have all 3 Jonas brothers up for a single nomination, in the same category we have Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Eddie Murphy (who has had his fare share of nominations) and John Travolta.

Worst actress nods go to Beyonce, Sandra Bullock, Myley Cyrus, Megan Fox and Sarah Jessica Parker, and guess which of these was in the Transformers movie that may just pip the rest at the post.

The categories are not in the usual fashion and there is a category for Worst Screen Couple for which the Jonas brothers feature again and Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel, which of course the Transformers film appears in.

As we celebrated the end of a decade last year there are also categories for picture, actress and actor that were the worst of the naughties.

For more info check out the Razzies website and here is the nomination list

WORST PICTURE OF 2009
"All About Steve"
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Land of the Lost"
"Old Dogs""
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (a.k.a. "Trannies, Too")
 
WORST ACTOR OF 2009 
All Three Jonas Brothers, "Jonas Brothers: The 3-D Concert Experience"
Will Ferrell, "Land of the Lost"
Steve Martin, "Pink Panther 2"
Eddie Murphy, "Imagine That"
John Travolta, "Old Dogs"

WORST ACTRESS Of 2009 
Beyonce, "Obsessed"
Sandra Bullock, "All About Steve" 
Myley Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" 
Megan Fox, "Jennifer’s Body" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" 
Sarah Jessica Parker, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

WORST SCREEN COUPLE OF 2009

Any Two (or More) Jonas Brothers, "The Jonas Brothers 3-D Concert Experience"

Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, "All About Steve" 
Will Ferrell and any co-star, Creature or "Comic Riff," "Land of the Lost"  
Shia Lebouf & Either Megan Fox or Any Transformer, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
Kristin Stewart and either Robert Pattinson or Taylor Whatz-His-Fang, "Twilight Saga: New Moon"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTRESS OF 2009 
Candice Bergen, "Bride Wars" 
Ali Larter, "Obsessed" 
Sienna Miller, "G.I. Joe" 
Kelly Preston,"Old Dogs" 
Julie White (as Mom), "Trannies, Too"

WORST SUPPORTING ACTOR OF 2009  
Billy Ray Cyrus, "Hannah Montana: The Movie" 
Hugh Hefner (as himself), "Miss March" 
Robert Pattinson, "Twilight Saga: New Moon" 
Jorma Taccone (as Cha-Ka), "Land of the Lost"  
Marlon Wayans, "G.I. Joe"

WORST REMAKE, RIP-OFF OR SEQUEL  (COMBINED CATEGORY FOR 2009) 
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra"
"Land of the Lost"   
"Pink Panther 2" (A Rip-Off of a Sequel to a Remake)
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"
"Twilight Saga: New Moon"

WORST DIRECTOR OF 2009 
Michael Bay, "Trannies, Too" 
Walt Becker, "Old Dogs" 
Brad Silberling, "Land of the Lost"  
Stephen Sommers, "G.I. Joe" 
Phil Traill, "All About Steve"

WORST SCREENPLAY OF 2009    
"All About Steve," screenplay by Kim Barker  
"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," screenplay by Stuart Beattie and David Elliot & Paul Lovett, based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe Characters.
"Land of the Lost," written by Chris Henchy & Dennis McNicholas, based on Sid & Marty Krofft's TV series
"Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen," written By Ehren Kruger & Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman, based on Hasbro’s Transformers Action Figures  
"Twilight Saga: New Moon," screenplay by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer

WORST PICTURE OF THE DECADE (3 SPECIAL 30TH RAZZIE-VERSARY AWARDZ)
"Battlefield Earth" (2000) -- Nominated for 10 Razzies, "winner" of 8 (including Worst Drama of Our First 25 Years)
"Freddy Got Fingered" (2001) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of five
"Gigli" (2003) -- Nominated for 10 Razzies, winner of seven (including Worst Comedy of Our First 25 Years)
"I Know Who Killed Me" (2007) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of eight
"Swept Away" (2002) -- Nominated for nine Razzies, "winner" of five

WORST ACTOR OF THE DECADE 
Ben Affleck  -- (Nominated for nine "achievements,"winner" of two Razzies) "Daredevil," "Gigli," "Jersey Girl," "Paycheck," "Pearl Harbor," "Surviving Christmas" 
Eddie Murphy -- (Nominated for 12 "achievements," "winner" of three Razzies) "Adventures of Pluto Nash," "I Spy," "Imagine That," "Meet Dave," "Norbit," "Showtime"
Mike Myers -- (Nominated for four "achievements," "winner" of two Razzies), "Cat in the Hat," "The Love Guru"
Rob Schneider -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of one Razzie) "The Animal," "Benchwarmers," "Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo," "Grandma's Boy," "The Hot Chick," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry," "Little Man," "Little Nicky" 
John Travolta -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of the Razzies) "Battlefield Earth," "Domestic Disturbance," "Lucky Numbers," "Old Dogs," "Swordfish"

WORST ACTRESS OF THE DECADE 
Mariah Carey – (The Single Biggest Individual Vote Getter of the Decade: 70+% Of ALL Votes For Worst Actress Of 2001), "Glitter"
Paris Hilton (Nominated for five "Achievements,"  "Winner" of four Razzies) "The Hottie & The Nottie," "House of Whacks," "Repo: The Genetic Opera"
Lindsay Lohan -- (Nominated for five "achievements,"  "winner" of three Razzies) "Herbie Fully Loaded," "I Know Who Killed Me," "Just My Luck" 
Jennifer Lopez -- (Nominated for nine "achievements," "winner" of two Razzies) "Angel Eyes," "Enough," "Gigli," "Jersey Girl," "Maid in Manhattan," "Monster-in-Law," "The Wedding Planner"
Madonna -- (Nominated for six "achievements," "winner" of four Razzies) "Die Another Day," "The Next Best Thing," "Swept Away"

27th January 2010

Mark this week down in cinema history, James Camerons 3D movie Avatar has becomes the highest grossing film ever, beating the directors previous film Titanic.

13 years ago when Titanic became the highest grossing film ever no-one could have even thought how the next 13 years in cinema were going to pan out, and the history of cinema that has unfolded this week is quite unique.

First of all the headline news is that after 6 weeks of release Avatar has, with ease, toppled Titanic as the biggest box office movie of all time, and strangely in a battle with himself James Cameron is the writer/director of both films.

What is even stranger is that Cameron hasn?ït made another film in the past 13 years to try and beat Titanic, so his last 2 films are not the top 2 biggest grossing films. There have been other pretenders to the throne over the years like The Lord of the Rings films, The Pirates of the Caribbean films and the Harry Potter films but no, Cameron come back after his sabbatical and hits the top again. Does this make Cameron the most commercially successful director ever? 2 films making over a billion dollars in the worldwide box office, no other director has come even close to this. One last note on James Cameron, he was the first director to make a film which took over $1 Billion worldwide and it now looks like he will be the first to have a movie make over $2 Billion at the box office, it really is just a matter of time.

21st January 2010

In an interesting turn of events the Google owned YouTube are going to experiment with renting films though their online video playing service.

Before us in the UK get too excited about this there are a couple of things you should now, first of all it's for the US market only, so we can stop here, next up is that there are no blockbusters at the moment, in fact there are just 5 films, all from this years and last years Sundance Film festival, so there is clearly limited choice.

Another small thing to mention, remember at the beginning I reminded you (not that I need to) that You Tube is owned by Google, well guess what, you have to pay for the movie via Google checkout, not a real hassle but if you haven?ït set it up yet then you have to go through that whole process as well.

For you lucky people in the US the rentals will be available from tomorrow (Friday 22nd January) and once you have bought a film you have 48 hours to watch it.

This is an interesting move, and with new television announced at the recent CES that can connect to a wireless internet connection with a main reason for watching YouTube video then this has potential, also in the UK there is little in the way of on-line rental services.

19th January 2010

Of all the TV manufacturers that sell sets in the UK Samsung sold more than any other in 2009, in fact they have a very impressive 23% of the TV marker above the likes of Panasonic and Sony.

Is this any surprise? Probably not, they make good quality, very good looking TV's, and they always sit very prominently in showrooms, and look better than many of the others.

I'd argue that Pioneer, Panasonic and maybe even Sony make better sets, but they are not as good looking as the Samsung sets.

2010 will be an interesting to watch as there are 2 major advancements in TV technology on the way, first and probably more important is OLED which allows for ultra thin TV's with fantastic picture quality and low energy use. The other is 3D TV which is a matter of opinion, I personally don't see it catching on, but if this years CES show was anything to go by, it'll hit big this year.

I personally hope we get larger screens, my 42 inch is great but a nice 60 inch that I can easily mount onto the wall with a wireless connection built in that I can get full 1080p streaming video on would be nice.

18th January 2010

The first big awards ceremony of the year in the world of films happened over night for us Brits, and James Cameron, 12 years after he swept awards ceremonies with Titanic, picked up right where he left off.

I expect back in 1997 when Titanic was released James Cameron and anyone else connected to the film had a feeling that it was a powerful enough movie to get the odd award, and it did in style, Avatar is a very different type of film altogether, and maybe it wasn't though to be a big awards contender, but hey it looks like it could be.

Last night Avatar managed to pick up top honors at The Golden Globes with awards for best film and another for best director in the dramatic film category.

The Golden Globes separate dramatic films from comedy and musical films and surprise hit The Hangover took top honors for best Musical or comedy.

In acting Merly Streep and Sandra Bullock got best actress awards while Jeff Bridges and Robert Downey Jr. got actor awards.

A director who had often missed out on being awarded throughout arguable one of the best careers in the movies industry, Martin Scorsese got the Cecil B. DeMille Award for achievement in cinema.

The ceremony was presented by Ricky Gervais who brought an ambitious and edgy comedy style to the ceremony often pulling the stars apart for their habits and appearances, but the audience of stars seem to take it all in good stride.

Check out the full list of winners here.

5th January 2010

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2010 is kicking off in Las Vegas tomorrow with the Microsoft CEO (Steve Balmer at the moment) being the traditional first Keynote speaker at 6.30pm (PST) on 6th January.

The show always gives a good showcase as what we can expect in the future of technology from the likes of Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and other manufacturers of home entertainment equipment with TV's and film media always having a good showing.

This year Blu-ray and high definition is expected to have a show as the format goes from strength to strength in sales and knocks on the door of DVD in a similar fashion to DBD to VHS 10 years ago.

TV's are on the dawn of a new technology going mainstream, althoug hseen last year OLED is expected to make a bog splash this year. OLED screens are very think and light and give better definition pictures to that of either LCD or plasma, the prices are falling and sizes coming up, expect many TV's PC monitors and other screen devices to be announced.

3D movies made a big impact in cinemas is 2009, and with Avatar doing so well at the box office at the moment studios are keen to push the idea into the home and it's thought that there will be a big display of 3D home movies and TV on display although the technology is new. 3D does have it's doubters who think it's a gimmick and will not catch on.

Also set to make a big impact at CES is tablet PC's, it is widely thought that Apple are on the verge of a big tablet announcement, although we will most likely have to wait until the end of January for that, but there are others who want to enter this market. Tablet PC's could mark a change to the way people view movies on the go, and with Windows 7 touch technology being so good, and probably the excellent iPhone OS being on any Apple device which will allow apps to run on it we could be at the dawn of something big for mobile movies, and in HD of course. Whatever the show has to offer it's always interesting to see what we may have in our homes in the coming years, and what new development in the pipeline, you can follow some of the best coverage, like me, at these site.

engadget.com

29th December 2009

In what seems like a bit of an ironic pun the new Kevin Smith directed film A Couple of Dicks get a new title because it was deemed too rude for American audiences, and the new title is a Cop Out!

I am sure the pun is intended in more ways than one. Bruce Willis stars alongside Tracy Morgan as a couple of Dicks, as in Private Detectives, hence the original title, and a better title at that.

That said the first trailer for the film does nothing to show that this will be more than an average comedy and nothing which shows off the directorial or writing talent that Smith has, or for that fact show the comic tallent Bruce Willis has?

Check out the trailer at Apple.com's website and let me know what you think.

23rd December 2009

Re-uniting Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz for the first time since 2002's Vanilla Sky eonline has the first trailer for director James Mangold's new film Knight and day.

The film sounds like a different take on the Pitt/Jolie film Mr and Mrs Smith, but hey you can never tell from a synopsis, but the trailer does nothing to really sell the film.

Let’s wait for the next trailer as both these leads are likable and having a director on board with a back catalogue that includes Walk the Line and 3:10 to Yuma you can expect something good.

Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think.

11th December 2009

A film which is possibly the most anticipated of the year, maybe not because of the film but the maker involved, had its London premiere Thursday night which was attended by stars and Director.

The film, Cameron's first since the multi award winning Titanic, which is still the highest grossing film of all time 12 years later, is a fantasy adventure set in another world and boast reportedly the best use of 3D in cinema yet.

Some critics have been hard on the film but many reviews have been very positive, Steven Spielberg himself even piping in to say he thought it was one of the most exciting films he'd seen since he saw Star Wars back in 1977. In an interview with MTV Cameron revealed that his next film would be a remake of the Classic film Fantastic Voyage. The story is of a group of doctors who are shrunk and injected into a shot diplomat to heal him from the inside before he dies. The film was in 1966 quite ground breaking in its special effects, and is also one of my favourite films.

Cameron did state that he will probably not direct the film and just produce but it would use much of the technology that he invented for Avatar, and it's a sure fire bet it will be in 3D.

Do you think this will be a worthwhile remake?

10th December 2009

Yes it's corny but then the whole premise behind the show is getting a little bit like that! Today Warner and HBO reveal the first of what will no doubt be many Sex and the City 2 poster.

So you're wondering what the story line will be, take a quick peek in the reflection in the sun glasses SJP is wearing and you might get a small clue.

From this poster I guess the film will be a lot brighter than the first, but Carrie looks a lot more sensibly dressed that some of the outfits worn in the first movie, maybe this will be a coming of age film.

What do you think?

28th September 2009

One of my favourite film as a kid was A Nightmare on Elm Street, it must have been one of the first horror film I watched that Iactually enjoyed and watched many times, so you can imagine my horror when I heard the Wes Craven classic was getting a remake, sorry reimage.

Today's the day that the trailer hits, and as always the trailer does look tantalising, we know the back story of Freddy Kruger and it looks like this film shows the "birth" of the nightmare monster.

One thing, it looks like director Samual Bayer has not only tried to re-image the film, which itself spawned many sequels, but has also stayed true to the original film, with many things in the trailer looking familiar. One things I didn't like, Freddy's voice and look as revealed at the end, let me know what you think?

The film is out next year, until then enjoy the trailer.

A Nightmare on Elm Street in HD

21st August 2009

The world that occupies the internet has been absolutely a buzz with the revealing of the first trailer and footage from James Cameron's new movie Avatar which is due to hit this December and is being billed as a 3D extravaganza.

The story of a group of marines the go to a distant planet to gather resources for earth, and use Avatars, a hybrid of the planets natives and the human host, to go outside as the air is so toxic you humans can't breathe is Cameron's first film since the multi award winning Titanic from 1998.

The script has been on Cameron's list for ages as his next project, but understandably after the haul of creating the highest grossing movie of all time he took 10 years out before making his next movie.

The trailer doesn't give too much away, and some effects shots look like hey still need a little work, but it's certainly an interesting look at what could be the next best thing from the creator of Terminator.

Check the trailer out at apple.com.

17th August 2009

It's not often that I take much notice of the Star Wars fan email that I get in my inbox on regular occasions these days, and usually wants to sell me something, but this time something caught my attention, Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back is about to be 30 years old!

Now apart from the sudden terror that I had of, how old does that make me, the email details the fact that this past weekend is the 30th anniversary of the screening of first images from the film in the form of a trailer.

I clicked the link and watched the trailer, first of all you start to realise how much cinema has changed in 30 years, and trailers certainly have a different job these days, but 2 things happened to me, first I thought about how people must have been amazed sitting in the cinema watching this, the trailer was attached to a re-release of Star Wars (something which rarely happens these days) and not only was this the only way could have got to see the trailer, no internet back then, and home video was for the rich, but the trailer was there to give people a taste of the movie, not market the film to the hilt.

The second thing that happened was I remembered when I first saw footage of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, a UK programme called The South Bank Show had done a special on Star Wars and at the very end they showed a quite long clip of the film. To note is the fact hat back on those days there was a quite lengthy gap between a film being released in the UK and America.

For a moment on Saturday it was a good trip down memory lane, so check out this link and enjoy the trailer of The Empire Strikes Back.

20th July 2009

This one could have been predicted, and it seems that the love of Harry Potter has not been lost by the world in the 2 years since the last film as Harry Potter and the Half Blood Price breaks opening weekend records across the world.

With a world taking of nearly $400 million which beats former record holder Spider-Man by a good $20 million dollars. This figure further cements the Potter series of films as the most successfull series in history with each film performing as if it could have been the first in the series proving interest just isn't waning.

In the US the film took just shy of $160 million since it's opening last Wednesday to Sunday. Uk figures are yet to come in but there is good money on it breaking the opening weekend record set by previous Potter film The Prisoner of Azkaban which took £23,882,688 in 2004.

With Warner Bros. splitting the last book of the series into 2 film to milk the series just a little further this little cash cow is coming to an end, but the shame is the quality of the films is increasing and like The Lord of the Rings I think that cinema will miss this series of films when it's gone.

8th June 2009

It's like it was 1991 again and there is a new Robin Hood film in production, this time it wont star an American with a fake British accent, it'll star an Australian with a fake British accent.

That Aussie will be Russell Crowe, and today USA Today has the first image of the man in his "Hood" gear, check out the image below.

The BBC currently has a TV series of Robin Hood running on Saturday night, it's now in it's 3rd series, I;m not a fan of the show but this could be what has ignited the reason for this film. Now don't get me wrong the film is being directed by Ridley Scott who is one of the best British directors alive and I usually love his movies, but the image of Robin Hood in the BBC promos is how I imagine Robin Hood to be.

The publicity still of Robin Hood looks more like someone caught Russell Crowe out on a Sunday afternoon taking the dog for a walk and he thought he would take a bow and arrow in case he saw some deer to shoot.

I'm not quite sure what different angle this film can have on the legend but I can tell you that I was more excited about Kevin Costner's Prince of Thieves back in 1991 than I am this.

8th June 2009

Did you catch the new poster for The Dark Knight that came out yesterday, very clever.

The one thing I've been very impressed with during the promotional campaign if the quality of the posters and the angle they have taken, it's been great.

I have to admit though I didn't like the first of this reset Batman franchise and although I'm very curious I'm not overly bothered about this one, lets hope it proves me wrong.

8th June 2009

The summers is well and truly over now so let's look back at what were the biggest film of the summer in the UK, and the surprise hit that kept the big budget films at bay.

Before the summer started it was expected in the UK that there would be a title fight for 2008 between The Dark Knight (or the Joker movie depending on your view) and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull, although these films gave a really good run for their money it was a more gentle film with a fraction of the budget which has drawn the crowds at the box office.

The year has belong to in no small part Mamma Mia!, the film based on the stage play which is basically a platform for all ABBA's hits to be sung during a love story about marriage. There are no guns or big action set pieces in the film, and Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan lend their voices to various ABBA hits during the films running time.

Although it could have been predicted that the film would do well there has simply been no stopping it, 10 weeks after release the film has not been outside the top 3 film in the UK spending most of it's time at number 2, the film has taken at least a £1 million on each of it's first 10 weeks of release.

With Mama Mia! simply clearing up at the box office who has lost out? It was a year of very little blockbuster on the slate, the biggest of which were expecting to be The Dark Knight and the new Indiana Jones movie, these did well but the bigger of these two, The Dark Knight, is going to be well over £10 million behind the ABBA sing-along.

There is every likelihood that Mamma Mia! will end up as the second biggest grossing film in the UK (behind the 10 year old Titanic) but on the world stage it’s been a good ride for Mia! just not a great one. A competent performer in the US where it made $142 million dollars, which helped boost it's world gross to $498,795,370, it may well get to $500 million before it's end of life.

8th June 2009

It's a big week for Mamma Mia! the movie this week, it has not only managed to beat Titanic as the biggest and fastest selling DVD/Video of all time but now the cinema figures are in it has now officially become the highest grossing movie in the UK, ever.

It's taken close to half a year (20 weeks of release) to do it and with this weeks DVD release cinema takings are bound to more or less dry up but with this weeks final cinema figures Mamma Mia! has grossed £68,664,524 topping Titanic's £68,532,746, that's over £100,000 more than the sinking ship epic.

Titanic was released in the UK at the beginning of 1998 to good reviews, a 3 hour running time and at the 1999 Oscar ceremony it swept the board winning Best film and Best director and Titanic is the highest grossing film of all time, Mamma Mia! in contrast opened to very mixed (mainly bad) reviews, has a 1 hour 50 minute running time and probably won't win many Oscars next year, and has no chance of even being one of the top 10 grossing films of all time.

Since Titanic James Cameron has not directed another feature film, this is Phyllida Lloyd first feature film as director.

Well done Mamma Mia!, it's taken 10 years but the ship has finally been sunk, in the UK anyway.

8th June 2009

Although retail sales on the street are looking pretty glum at the moment with retailers closing their doors by the week it's nice to see a report that sales of Blu-ray movies are up, by an incredible 400%.

The British Video Association have reveled (in a chat with pocket-lint.co.uk) that 1.5 million disk were sold in December. This is great news for Sony, the format and entertainment sales, but lets look try to examine why such a huge jump.

Blu-ray is a new(ish) home movie format, one which had a vicious and fairly long battle with Toshiba's now defunct HD DVD to be the successor to DVD in the home, so 2008 was the first Christmas that consumers had only one high-definition format to choose from, a relief for many I'm sure. Couple this with the fact that the price of the players are coming down to that which consumers beyond the film fanatic are willing to pay and the number of Blu-ray players in the home starts to increase.

HD TVs are also dropping in price and you can currently pick up a decent 1080p TV for well under £1000 if that's too much a decent "HD Ready" can be bought for as little as £300, this together with good sales of the PlayStation 3 which can play Blu-ray movies means that the high definition world is hitting more and more homes, probably by the week.

Now what was the best selling disk on Blu-ray in December, well no surprise to hear it was The Dark Knight (selling nearly 300,000) which was not only one of the more anticipated moves of the year but also one which many people would have wanted on the high-def format, summer action/sci-fi films are what will sell the format.

With all this in mind it's no wonder that sales of the Blu-ray disks are increasing at such a fantastic rate. Don't get me wrong I love Blu-ray and have the full high-def set-up and have enjoyed many films (WALL-E and The Dark Knight are particularly good) on the format, and I hope this surge in sales continues and eventually overtakes DVD, roll on Quantum of Solace it'll be great I'm sure, but it's not really a surprise is it?

8th June 2009

A new trailer for the upcoming film star Trek has hit the web today, and finally this is the trailer I've been wanting to see, I'm now convinced that this is going to be a great film.

It's been worrying me ever since I heard that JJ Abrams was going to re-image Star Trek that he was somehow going to change things, a little tweak is OK, but change things, Star Trek has a rich history behind it and you just have to respect that history.

I'm a big Star Trek fan, The Next Generation is my personal favourite but the Original Series is great and if it hadn't been for that we'd never have had the afore mentioned series, so I love it for the history. The first trailer for the new film did nothing to convince me that this was going to be a good Star Trek film, a good sci-fi film maybe, but this is Star Trek.

Now things have changed, the new trailer has hit the web and I'm convinced now that this is not only a film to look forward to, but it will be a good Star Trek film. If Abrams can inject the same pasion into the full film as spills over in this trailer then we've got a good addition to the Star Trek franchise on our hands, and who knows it may even revive the virtually dead series.

I won't go on any long head over to Apple for the full HD glory.

7th June 2009

We all agree that the PSP is a smart little device and watching film on it can he handy for when your away from home, like on holiday. At the moment the only way to watch films is on UMD or by cracking the DVD and putting the film on a memory stick.

Sony have now revealed plans to release some films on Blu-ray what also includes a version encoded and shrunk to it fits on a memory stick, and more to the point is legal.

This is a very interesting experiment and its good to see that Sony is trying different ways of getting people using the PSP as more than a gaming device.

I hope that the compression brings the file size down enough that you can fit a couple of movies on a 1gb memory stick, although carrying 5 memory stick is certainly preferable to 5 UMD, and they can be reused.

I don’t think Sony are going to abandon movies on the UMD format just yet but it's the first sign and with a PSP2 inevitable at some point possible in the next few years maybe it will be UMD free.

It is of course another reason to go the Blu-ray route rather than HD-DVD and another sign that HD-DVD really has no way back.

Let me know your thought below.

7th June 2009

When it was announced that a 4th Terminator film was being produced I was a little sceptical, after all the 3rd film wasn't all that good and I felt the franchise had run its natural course. I’m not a big fan of Christian Bale and McG I can take or leave so the foundation didn't set me alight. Then the teaser trailer whet my appetite and now the latest trailer has got me really excited.

There was one moment at the very end of Terminator 3 that for me made the who film worthwhile and really made it slot into the whole terminator mythology, now with 4 it looks like the makers have taken the essence of the franchise, turned it on its head and produced something I hope will do the rest of the series justice and set the scene for the following 2 movies.

No sign from the trailer if Arnie is involved, although there are loads of robots and the T800 is to make an appearance, Will Arnies face be attached, time will tell. Christian bale looks set to be a good John Connor and thoes niggling gaps that have been in your head since you saw the first Terminator film may start to get answered.

Until then sit back enjoy this trailer

7th June 2009

It's good to see that the Americans still have a passion for that British favourite James Bond as the latest movie, Quantum of Slace, in the long running franchise tops the US box office.

Not only has it topped the US film chart but it did to quite convincingly taking in over $70 million dollars in its first weekend, and also it actually got slightly better reviews than it did her in the UK.

To be fair there wasn't a lot of competition for the Daniel Craig starring action film, the runner up film this week, last week's top film Madagascar Escape 2 Africa took less than half the Bond take. To check out this and the rest of the US top 10 check here.

7th June 2009

Fourth films in series are hard to get right, although in the terminator series the third was hard to get right, but maybe with the fourth something is going to be right.

The first glimpse can be seen in the new teaser trailer for Terminator Salvation, and although it doesn't give anything away I think Christian Bale could be quite good in the John Connor role, he has the look.

The film, as stated in the trailer, is the beginning of the end, although this is a new trilogy, and no Mr S. in these films. To be honest as long as it’s Terminator through and through, which Terminator 3 failed to be for the large part, I don’t mind. I managed to finally get round to watching the TV series The Sarah Connor Chronicles the other day, and the first episode was more Terminator the most of the 3rd film.

There is a bit of time to go yet before the release, currently scheduled for 5th June 2009, but this early glimpse gives hope. Check out the trailer here.

7th June 2009

Can you believe that it's ten years today (November 18th) since the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 1 was shown in the cinema for the first time? The internet was still in its infancy, as was DVD and staggered cinema releases were still a big thing for blockbuster film releases.

The event was huge and well hyped and although the trailer was released onto the internet few people had a fast enough internet connection at home to really download the trailer or steam it in a watchable fashion so American audiences really did to get to see it ahead of the rest of the world.

I was working at the time for a well known internet company and had access to a fast T1 connection and I remember waiting patiently that afternoon to download the trailer and watch it on the tiny 14 inch monitor I used to work with, I wanted to wait and see it on the big screen, but I couldn't wait until the new year to see this new Star Wars footage.

In the US the trailer was attached to a number of films at the time, two being The Waterboy and The Siege and the teaser can probably account for much of those films total gross. These days people choose to watch trailers on the internet and you rarely, if ever get people walking out of a screening once the trailers are over.

Was the trailer any good, my god was the trailer good, in fact the trailer as it turned out was better than the film itself. After seeing the trailer I got straight on the phone to a friend of mine who lives in California and arranged to fly to the US the following May so we could go and see the movie the night of release, which I did.

Did you get goose bumps down your spine the first time you saw the trailer? Was it one of the most exciting things you had seen since the trailer for The Return of the Jedi? Let us know you thought on the trailer and what you think 10 years later.

Just to refresh your memory here is the original Star Wars Episode 1 teaser trailer.

7th June 2009

Delayed until May of next year the new Star Trek "reboot" from director JJ Abrams is going to be a highly anticipated event. Apart from the teaser and hype surrounding the cast not much has been revealed about the film.

Comic-Con has been used to launch the first poster, and this design gives us a first glimpse of the principle actors in character. Uhuru, Spock and Kirk along with what is presumably chief bad guy played by Eric Bana feature on the poster.

Set in a period before the events of the original series the film features all the characters, and even features the original captain from the pilot episode before Captain Kirk came on board, it'll be interesting to see how Abrams handles that relationship. This will be enough to get the trekkies in a rather excited mood for the new movie, let’s hope it lives up to expectations.

Check out the Star Trek page to see the new poster.

What do you think of the new poster?

7th June 2009

There is a bit of controversy circulating around the internet that early adopters of blu-ray disks will lack features of future Blu-ray disks, and although this is true some claims are being made that the early players will not play future disks.

Although the former statement is true, feature on some future disks will not be accessible on certain players, the latter is simply not true.

Lets put this into context, Blu-ray players have a profile, 1.0, 1.1 and in the near future 2.0. Features are categorised in these profiles so for example picture in picture on future disks are part of profile 1.1. If you have an early player that is only capable of 1.0 you will be able to play a 1.1 disk and get the full experience but you wont be able to access the picture in picture feature.

What impact does this have on the current blu-ray player owners? It seems for a majority it will have little impact. One of the reasons why early players are not future proof is that they cannot connect to the internet and so cant be upgraded, this is where the most popular Blu-ray player sold to date has the advantage.

By quite a large margin the best selling player with the largest install base is the Playstation 3 and this is a wireless device which connects to the internet no problem and has already been upgraded to profile 1.1 and the upgrade to 2.0 is just around the corner.

Good news in all this is that one of the standards being introduced for profile 2.0 is the ability to connect to the internet which means that any future upgrades wont be a problem.

If you have been a little bit of an early adopter and you bought a player after November last year then you are probably already set and any player bought then or after that date had to be at least profile 1.1. If you bought one before then just remember you can still watch the film without any loss of picture.

Early adopter generally know that by being the first person on the street to have the latest technology they will probably have an out dated device quicker than the guy next door who waited 2 years before taking the plunge.

7th June 2009

Despite the sequel to The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe grossing nearly $500,000,000 (Half a Billion Dollars) in world grosses Disney have decided not to follow up on the series and have declined to fund the sequel The Chronicles of Narnia The Voyage of the Dawn Trader.

The first of the Narnia films grosses over $700,000,000 in worldwide grosses, but despite this the sequel could only manage just over half of this, with the budget to make the film topping $200 million Disney have decided to pass on the option to fund a third film.

As this was a joint venture between Disney and Walden Media it appears that there may be hope for the continuing adventures of Narnia, if Walden can find a funder for the next film there is a chance we will see it in cinemas.

It's on the whole bad news as Disney can throw more at the film that money can buy, but there is light, although with recent kid oriented family films not performing well at the box office if they don't have the name Harry Potter attached then who can tell.

It looks like it may be a while before we see a sequel to Prince Caspian so don't hold your breath, but it seems like the next film will have to perform at the box office if we are to see the full series produced for the big screen.

7th June 2009

Mamma Mia!, the hit film based on the musical has done on DVD what it could not quite managed at the box office, it beaten a record set by titanic.

**UPDATE** Mamma Mia! did eventually outgross Titanic at the UK box office - before Titanic got a re-release in 3D

Mamma Mia! on its first day of release on DVD sold over 1.6 million copies, Titanic on its first day of DVD and Video tape (remember those?) release managed 1.1 million.

The phenomenal figure means that it could be the best selling DVD of the year, although competition is on its way in the shape of The Dark Knight, although at the box office Mia! out did the Batman film by some £20 million.

At the box office where Mamma Mia! is still on release despite its new release on DVD, it has grossed a total of £68,116,092 which is just under Titanic's £68,532,746, there is still a slim chance it could take the 1998 film but it's looking unlikely.

It's looking like a bumper year at the box office though as the new Bond film is racing up the UK box office chart with a current total of just over £45 million.

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