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Good

2009
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Vicente Amorim
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Steven Mackintosh
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16th January 2019

Despite the positive reaction to the 2016 Ghostbustes reboot the film did not do well at the box office and the studio lost faith in the series, but director Jason Reitman has just been confirmed to write and direct a new film in the franhise.

The director, son of Ivan who directed the originals, has a number of acclaimed films under his belt and has been a fan for as long as their have been Ghostbuster.

The film will be a direct sequel to 1989's Ghostbusters II and will have no connection to the 2016 female led movie by director Paul Feig.

We hope the reboot does get a sequel at some point as that was a good film despite he reviews and box office receipts, but a Ghostbusters movie in any form is a good thing and we look forward to this.

Summer of 2020 is the expected release date so not long to wait.

15th January 2019

Stan And Ollie knocks Mary Poppins Returns off the top spot on its debut weekend of release and Oscar potential The Favourite is still riding high after initial award season glory.

Colette

Stan And Ollie

With glowing reviews coming in last week the bio-pic of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy hits the top spot on its debut weekend giving the country some relief from the Superhero movies and special effects extravaganzas of recent weeks.

The film starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly get a UK debut weekend gross of £2.5 million.

The Favourite

The period drama starring Olivia Coleman gets a good start to the awards season which helps boosts the film by 9% over last weekend and keeps it at 2.

A second weekend gross of £2.3 million only just keeps it from the top although it is the biggest grossing film over the Monday - Sunday frame, its total gross is now £8.3 million.

Mary Poppins Returns

The family favourite falls to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top with a gross of £2.2 million which boosts its total UK gross to £38.2 million after 4 weeks, its currently the top UK film of 2019.

Aquaman

As the DC Universe film says hello to the global $1 Billion club it falls to number 4 in the UK with £1.2 million for a UK gross of £20.2 million.

Bumblebee

The transformers movie takes £1.014 million this week for a £10.7 million total UK gross.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The film is still pulling in the audiences in the UK and this week takes £1.012 million for a total of £49.9 million, it will pass £50 million in the coming days.

In a rare move the top 6 films in the UK all grossed over £1 million this weekend.

Colette

The Keira Knightley starring film is the second highest new film of the week with £788,432 on its debut weekend.

14th January 2019

In a time when superhero movies and special effects extravagansas rule its good to see a story driven Drama/Comedy hot the top spot with The Upside beating Aquaman this weekend.

A Dogs Way Home

The Upside

Film fans went for the Kevin Heart and Bryan Cranston starring comedy this weekend directed by Neil Burger in a pleasant surprise for the post holiday box office.

In a low taking box office the new release takes $19.5 million on its debut weekend.

Aquaman

Falling to number 2 this weekend the new memeber of the global $1 Billion club takes $17.2 million to boost its total US gross to $287.8 million.

A Dogs Way Home

Also new this week at number 3 is this dog based film starring Bryce Dallas Howard and directed by Charles Martin Smith which manages a debut weekend of $11.3 million.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

Sony's animated hit falls to number 4 this week this a weekend of $9 million bringing the US gross to $147.7 million.

Escape Room

Finishing off the top 5 is last weeks top new film which takes $8.9 million on its second weekend which brings the films total of $32.4 million.

14th January 2019

A milestone was reached on the global box office this week and DC's Aquaman reaches the $i Billion mark for Warner Bros. and goes back to the top.

The Upside

Aquaman

The DC Universe film goes back to the top of the global box office this week under much hype that the film has passed the $1 Billion mark.

This also means that for director James Wan he joins James Cameron as the only directors to have $1 Billion films that are not from the same franchise, a bigger feat than initially seems.

The superhero movie this week takes $45 million from a massive 80 countries which boosts the total global gross to $1.02 Billion.

Bumblebee

Falling from the top spot this week the Transformers movie takes $42 million from 65 countries to push its total gross to $364.7 million.

The film has performed well outside America and een this week only just misses out on the top spot, the good reviews and breath of fresh air from a new director on the series has helped the flagging robot franchise.

The Upside

The comedy drama is the top new film of the week, hitting number 1 in the US, the film takes $20.8 million from 18 countries.

For Nicole Kidman who has a starring role in this film its good news as she is also at the top of the global box office with a pivotal role in Aquaman.

Dragon Ball Z Super Broly

The manga cartoon hits 17 countries this week and goes to number 4 with a global weekend gross of $20.3 million, this pushed to films total gross to $54.3 million.

Spider-Man Into The Spider Verse

The hit animated superhero movie is at 5 this week and takes $18.4 million from 66 countries to push its total to $302.3 million.

9th January 2019

Despite a challenge from new film and Oscar potential The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns remains at he top for a third weekend in a row.

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

The Disney sequel is performing far better in the UK than in many other places in the world and this week manages a third week at the top.

A £4.4 million weekend pushed the films total UK gross to £34.2 million.

The Favourite

What has become the hot favourite for Oscar glory come February enters the UK box office at number 2 with a debut gross of £3.9 million.

The film may have missed out on the weeks top spot but with much attention in the press don't be surprised if the Olivia Coleman starring film tops the box office sometime in the coming weeks.

Aquaman

The DC Universe film has had a good run across the globe but falls to number 3 this week on the UK box office.

A £1.8 million weekend take gives the film a UK total gross of £18.2 million.

André Rieu's 2019 Live New Year Concert From Sydney

André Rieu's now annual concert during Christmas and New Year gets a cinema release through Event Cinema this week and earns a itself a new entry at 4 with a debut gross of £1.74 million.

Bumblebee

The Transformers movie halls to 5 this week with a £1.73 million weekend boosting the films total to £9.1 million.

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

31st December 2018

2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.

Black Panther

Black Panther

The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.

Avengers Infinity War

As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.

Incredibles 2

And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.

Deadpool 2

Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.

Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.

Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.

  1. Black Panther - $700 million
  2. Avengers: Infinity War - $678 million
  3. Incredibles 2 - $608 million
  4. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - $416 million
  5. Deadpool 2 - $324 million
  6. The Grinch - $265 million
  7. Mission:Impossible Fallout - $220 million
  8. Ant-Man And The Wasp - $216 million
  9. Solo: A Star Wars Story - $213 million
  10. Venom - $212 million

13th December 2018

There were no new releases on the US box office top 10 this week hence Ralph Breaks The Internet remains at the top of a totally static top 5.

The Grinch

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Making it a third weekend at the top the Disney movie takes $16.2 million for a new total gross of $140.9 million

The Grinch

Five weeks on and the Dr. Seuss movie is still at number 2 with a weekend gross of $15 million which elevates its total to a very nice $223.2 million.

Creed II

The boxing sequel movie takes just shy of $10 million on its third weekend of release, the film has now take $96.1 million in total.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Despite performing below par the Fantastic Beasts sequel movie takes $7 million on its fourth weekend to bring its US total to $145 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Freddy Mercury film takes $6.1 million on its sixth weekend of release for a good $173.7 million total gross.

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

26th November 2018

This week globally Fantastic Beasts 2 gave a good show on the international scene, especially in countries like China, Japan, Australia and UK to keep it at number one for a second weekend stopping Wreck-It Ralph 2 fro making its debut at the top.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

The Harry Potter prequel sequel manages a second weekend at the top of the global box office with a weekly take of $113 million from a very wide 81 countries.

This brings the film total global gross after 2 weekends of release to $439 million, the film isn't that far behind Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2

The new Disney film is only released in 19 countries and hence opens at number 2 this week with a global weekly gross of $97 million.

With the film set top open much wider this coming weekend expect to see the film at the top next week.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Having done amazingly well on the internation market the Queen bio-pic is at number 3 this week with $52 million from 70 countries.

The Grinch

Still performing well is the retelling of the Dr Seuss classic which this week is at 4 with $37 million from 35 countries.

Creed II

Entering at number 5 this week the Creed/Rocky sequel takes $35 million from just 1 location which bodes well for the film going forward.

20th November 2018

UK audiences were spellbound by the Fantastic Beasts sequel this week, but is the love for the Wizarding World starting to wane a bit?

The Grinch

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

This weeks top movie in the UK took an excellent £12.3 million at the UK box office on its debut and although this makes it the 54th top opening film in the UK its £3 million lower than Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

Its only natural that after nearly 20 years of magical films audiences have seen it all before and don't rush to the cinema to see new films from the Wizarding World.

As we have seen this year with Star Wars movies and in the past with film series like The Hobbit even die hard fans can get too much of a good thing and will wait to see a movie.

The Grinch

Making its debut at the top last week the animated retelling of the Dr. Seuss story falls to 2 this week with a £3.9 million weekend pushing its total to £10 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Still wowing audiences in the UK is the Queen bio-pic which after 4 weeks of release still manages a £3 million weekend which brings the films total UK gross to £34.8 million.

The film is now the 8th top film of 2018 and the 90th top grossing film ever in the UK.

Widows

The Steve McQueen directed movie is at number 4 this weeks with a weekend gross of £882,243 which brings the films total takings to £4.3 million.

A Star Is Born

There has been no stopping this Bradley Cooper directed film in the UK as the film has a 7th weekend in the top 5 with £0.7 million which brings the films total to £27 million.

19th November 2018

With the release of Fantastic Bests: The Crimes Of Grindelwald the Wizarding World continues but series fatigue is starting to creep in with the lowest opening for a film from the series.

Instant Family

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald

Like all the other films from the Wizarding World the Fantastic Bests sequel opens at the top of the box office with $62.2 million, the lowest of the series to date.

There is nothing to worry about yet for Warner Bros. and JK Rowling but as this is a chaser movie with no conclusion they are going to have to pull something out of the bag for part 3 not to turn more people away.

The Grinch

After making its debut at the top last week the animated telling of the Dr Seuss film falls to number 2 this week with $38.1 million taking tis total to $126.5 million.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Third week on the box office chart and the Queen film falls to 3 with a $15 million weekend taking its total to $127.8 million.

Instant Family

New entry at number 4 for this family feel good movie starring Isabela Moner and Mark Wahlberg as foster parents, the film makes $14.7 million.

Widows

Another new entry the close out the top 5 as Steve McQueens new movie starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson takes $12.3 million.

13th November 2018

As the run-up Christmas starts the Dr Seuss classic about the season The Grinch takes over from Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of the US box office.

Overlord

The Grinch

The animated film from Illumination who also brought us Horton Hears A Who makes its debut with a vert impressive $66 million opening weekend.

The most recent version of the film starring Jim Carey and directed by Ron Howard opened to $55 million back in 2000.

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Queen film drops to number 2 on its second weekend of release with $30 million which brings its total to just over $100 million.

Overlord

Famed director JJ Abrahams has his name all over this film and with good reason as it has had a good responce from critics and public alike.

Directed by Julius Avery the film takes $10 million on its debut weekend to see it land at number 3.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Dropping considerably in its second weekend of release the Disney film takes $9.5 million to boost its total to $35.2 million and is at number 4 this week.

The Girl In The Spider's Web

Last of three new releases on the top 5 this week is a sequel of sorts as the book its based on is from the universe of The Girl With The Dragon tattoo.

Taking $8 million from the weekend this is lower than the US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo from 2011 with took $12.7 million on its debut.

4th November 2018

This weekend the Freddie Mercury/Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody got its North American release and took the top spot with ease on its debut weekend.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Bohemian Rhapsody

Making an impressive debut at the top of the US box office the bio-pic took $50 million over its debut weekend.

The film is directed by Bryan Singer so wont come near to being his top film at the US box office as he had major success with the X-Men movies.

With such a good debut for the film we could see a far bigger total gross than studio expectations.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Second new entry of the week comes in at number 2 in the form of Disney new film based on the short story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

The film starring Keira Knightley and Directed by Lasse Hallstrm and Joe Johnston takes $20 million on its debut weekend.

Nobody's Fool

Completing a trio of new released at the top of the US box office this Tyler Perry directed film comes in at number 3 with a debut weekend gross of $14 million.

A Star Is Born

This film has turned out to be a bit of a slow burner as the Lady Gaga starring film spends a 5th week onside the top 5, this week at number 4 with $11.5 million.

The film has now taken an excellent $165.6 million at the US box office.

Halloween

With the scare season over for another year the horror film takes a tumble down the chart from the top to number 5 this week.

An $11 million weekend boosts the films total US gross to $150.4 million.

30th October 2018

The bio-pic of Freddy Mercury and Queen makes its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking A Star Is Born to the runner up spot after 2 weeks at number 1.

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

Taking over at the top with a fantastic opening weekend of £9.5 the film starring Rami Malek wowed UK audiences but didn't please all critics.

This opening puts the film in the top 100 opening weekends in the UK ever at number 90, one below The Secret Life Of Pets and one above Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

For the stars this will be by far their biggest movie to date, for director Bryan Singer it needs to beat all the X-Men movies he has directed the highest of which is X-Men Days Of Future Past, but don't rule it our just yet.

A Star Is Born

Being dumped down from the top to the number 2 position is the Lady Gaga starring movie which takes £2.1 million on its 4th weekend of release.

This brings the films total UK gross to and very good £19.2 million, the 14th highest grossing movie of 2018.

Halloween

The Jamie Lee Curtis starring movie topped the charts in many places around the globe last week, except in the UK where it landed at number 2, this week it falls to number 3 with £1.6 million to brings its total to £5.8 million after 2 weeks.

Smallfoot

Hanging on for another weekend the family animation takes £1.5 million for a UK gross of £7.7 million.

Johnny English Strikes Again

The Rowan Atkinson comedy closes out the top 5 at the film beins to fall down the chart but takes £1.5 million on its 3rd weekend for a £14.1 million total.

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.

First Man

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.

First Man

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.

9th October 2018

There were three new entries at the top of this weeks UK box office in the shape of Venom, A Star Is Born and Johnny English Strikes Again, but it was Sony's Villain Hero film which took top honors.

Johnny English Strikes Again

Venom

The Tom Hardy starring film dominated what was a busy weekend at the UK box office with an £8 million debut which is good for a Marvel movie in the Spider-Man universe, and only a million off that of Spider-Man Homecoming from last year.

This of course is not from the MCU despite leaning heavily on the look and feel of a typical Marvel film, but as with Suicide Squad from last year this proves that villains can hold their own in a movie despite poor reviews.

Johnny English Stikes Again

The third in the Johnny English series of film and it looks like the Rowan Atkinson starring James Bond Spoof has lost none of its appeal as it makes its debut with £4.1 million which is in the same ball park as the other 2.

Both the other 2 films went on to make in the £20 million region and we would expect this one to do very similar business as its appealing to the same audience, this film has got less favourable reviews though.

A Star Is Born

It was a very fine margin but Johnny English just beat out A Star Is Born as the Bradley Cooper directed and starring film takes the third spot this week with a £4.1 million debut.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

Three weeks on the box office now and the Jack Black starring film takes £900,00 over the weekend to boost its total UK gross to £6.8 million.

Night School

Taking a large tumble this week and finishing off the top 5 the Kevin Hart romantic comedy takes £860,000 to boost its 2 week UK gross to £3.1 million.

Incredibles 2

Having been on the box office for 13 weeks the Pixar animated comedy has taken an incredible £55.7 million making it the third highest grossing film of 2018.

27th September 2018

The Rocky films have in a small way gone against the grain of sequels not being as good as the previous film and Rocky IV was a great film, now 30 years later Rocky and Ivan Drago face off again.

This time its in the spin off Creed series starring Sylvester Stallone as Balboa and Micheal B. Jordan as Apollo Creed's son Adonis.

This time Adonis faces off against Drago's son Viktor Drago.

The trailer is exciting and brings back many memories of the old Rocky series, the film is directed by Steven Caple Jr. and released in the UK on 30th November 2018.

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

It let go of the top spot for a week but The Nun is back on top this week as it holds off competition from Jack black.

The House With A Clock In Its Walls

The horror film took $45.6 million from a huge 81 countries over the week which boosted its total global gross to a very good $292.5 million over its 3 week run.

Highest new entry of the week is at number 2, The House With A clock In Its Walls, the film directed by Eli Roth and starring Jack Black made its debut with $35.5 million from 23 countries.

Falling from the top to number 3 this week is The Predator which managed a global gross of $24 million from a massive 83 countries on its second weekend which boosts its total gross to $94.9 million.

New this week at number 4 is Chinese film Golden Job which makes its debit with $23.2 million from just 6 countries.

Finally in the top 5 is Johnny English Strikes Again which takes $17.2 million from 33 counties to bring its total global gross to $22.1 million.

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.

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.

11th September 2018

The third film in the Johnny English series is released in the UK on the 5th October 2018 and is given a PG rating by the BBFC for mild comic violence, language.

Starring Rowan Atkinson and Emma Thompson the film is looking promising judging by the trailers and it should easily match the £20 million grosses of the previous films.

The previous two films have done good business in the UK so there are high hopes this this entry in the series.

PG certificate

27th August 2018

With no big new films released this week in America it gave the hit film Crazy Rich Asians another week at the top of the box office with highest new film The Happytime Murders coming in at 3.

The Happytime Murders

A second weekend gross of $25 million was enough to keep the comedy on top which brings the films total gross after 10 days of release to $76.8 million.

The film has been released during a quiet period which has meant that it has little competition, but despite that the film is performing far better than expected.

The Meg which has also done far better than expected is at number 2 again this week with a weekend gross of $13 million, this brings the films total gross to $105 million.

Highest new film of the week is The Happytime Murders which is new at 3 this week with a debut weekend gross of $10 million.

Directed by Brian Hanson and starring Mellisa McArthy this muppet inspired film had not performed as well as expected maybe due to the lackluster reviews it has received.

Mission: Impossible Fallout continues its good summer run with a $8 million weekend to boost its total to $193 million and Christopher Robin falls to 5 with $6.3 million for a $77.6 million total.

The highest total grossing film on the US box office this week is Mission:Impossible Fallout which should break $200 million US gross by next weekend.

21st August 2018

Danny Boyle has left as director of the next James Bond movie in an announcement today on the official James Bond Twitter page.

Daniel Craig is still set to play the British secret agent despite stating during the Spectre press circuit that he would be leaving, although this is due to be his last film in the role.

It is a real shame Boyle is leaving as his unique directing style would be good for the long running series, but this may be why he is leaving as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli have cited creative differences for his departure.

Maybe they should be looking to previous director Sam Mandes to come back one more time or look to Gurinder Chadha or Sarah Gavron to creatively change things.

Lets hope Boyle comes back in the future to direct a film in the long running series as his Bond would be a good movie.

21st August 2018

Debuting at the top of the UK box office this week is Christopher Robin although for the 3rd weekend Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again only just misses out.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

A £2.5 million debut gross is just enough to ensure that the Ewan McGregor starring film gets to the top.

The film directed by Marc Foster and has CGI animated versions of your favourite Pooh characters has been met with positive reviews which could give it a good run on the UK box office.

Coming in at number 2 again is the Mamma Mia! sequel which again only just misses out on going back to the top with a £2.2 million weekend gross.

The film is yes again the highest grossing film on the full Monday - Sunday chart with £6.2 million, its total UK gross is now £54 million and its the second highest grossing film of the year, behing Avengers Infinity War.

The Meg falls from the top to number 3 this week with £2.1 million for a total gross of £8.5,million.

New at number 4 is sequel The Equalizer 2 starring Denzel Washington with a £1.9 million debut weekend.

Also new at number 5 is The Festival from the makers of The Inbetweeners which takes £1.4 million on its debut.

This is a far cry from the heights of the two Inbetweeners movies which took £13 million and £12 million respectively on their debuts.

Highest total grossing movie on the UK box office this week is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.

20th August 2018

The Meg gets knocked off the top of the US box office this week by Crazy Rich Asians which outgrossed expectations on its opening weekend.

Mile 22

The romantic comedy which stars Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh opened to the tune of $25.2 million and is one of the biggest commedy openers of the year.

Appeal could be limited but with good reviews there is the possibility of it hanging around the charts for a number of weeks for a good total gross.

Falling to number 2 this week after a week at the top is The Meg which takes $21.1 million for the weekend.

This brings the films total gross after 2 weeks to $83.7 million.

Mile 22 starring Mark Wahlberg is new at number 3 with an opening weekend gross of $13.6 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is new film Alpha and Mission:Impossible Fallout which early box office estimates show have the same weekend gross of $10 million.

Highest total gross on the US box office this week is Mission:Impossible Fallout which has taken $180 million over its 4 week run.

6th August 2018

Marvel continue their streak of number 1 films this week with Ant-Man And The Wasp taking over at the top of the UK box office on its debut week of release.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

The sequel movie starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly took nearly £5 million on its debut weekend which is in the same ball park as the original movie which took just over £4 million on its debut.

Holding firm at number 2 this week is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which made a challenge for the top but fell just shy with £4.1 million, this brings the films total gross to £39.3 million after just 3 weeks.

The sequel is running ahead of the originals gross but that film had good longevity, time will tell if this film has the same staying power.

Mission:Impossible Fallout leap frogs Mamma Mia! To number 3 this week after its number 1 debut, the film takes a very good £2.4 million second weekend to bring the films total UK gross to £13.3 million.

The Tom Cruise franchise movie is running a predictable course laid out by the series and could well end up with a similar total gross.

Incredibles 2 is at number 4 this week with £2.3 million for a total gross of £39 million, this is far ahead of the original film but there is a 14 year gap with ticket price increases.

If you compare ticket sales then both films are running at very similar numbers to each other with about 4 million sales each.

Finishing off the top 5 is Hotel Transylvania 3 Summer Vacation which takes £1.4 million for a £7.7 million total after 2 weeks of release.

Highest total grossing movie of the week is Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with just over £40 million after 9 weeks of release.

15th May 2018

Released on 25th May Solo A Star Wars Story has been granted a 12A certificate in the UK by the BBFC.

12AGiven for moderate violence the film is the story of a young Han Solo from the Star Wars saga showing how he met Chewbacca and got the Millennium Falcon.

This is the second film from the long running series set outside the main saga and early word on the film is good after a very troubled production.

2nd May 2018

Marvel are living the good life on the box office at the moment with mega hits Black Panther and Avengers Infinity War, later this year comes Ant-Man And The Wasp and here is a new trailer.

The new trailer is action packed and shows Ant-Man in both his mini and giant variety.

The Wasp also gets some good screen time and the relationship between the two looks like it could be the highlight of the film.

Check out the trailer below.

18th April 2018

There is a new Jurassic world film coming out on 8th June 2018 and today we get what will probably be the final full trailer.

Its a little hard to tell what is going on, but there are some scared children, some deception, Raptors on the good side and a T-Rex.

It looks like it might be a little scarier than previous film but the 12A rating suggest its not that bad.

Check out the trailer below.

16th April 2018

After an incredible 4 weeks at the top of the UK box office Rampage come knocks Peter Rabbit down to number 2.

Starring Dwayne Johnson the video game adaptation lands at the top with a weekend gross of £4 million.

After the success of Johnson last film Jumanji he is a box office pull at the moment and this could have good legs and go on to gross over £20 million in the UK.

Peter Rabbit falls to number 2 this week with £2 million which after 5 weeks brings the films total gross to and excellent £38 million.

After entering the chart at 2 last week A Quiet Place falls to number 3 this week with £2 million bringing the film UK gross to £6 million.

Ready Player One falls to 4 this week with just over a million bringing the total gross to £14 million while new at 5 is Truth or Dare which lands with just shy of a million.

10th April 2018

Its good to see Jason Statham hamming it up in his movies these days and it looks like The Meg is no exception.

A sea based drama which sees a giant shark terrorising a fishing community, yes we've not had one of those for a while!

The trailer is better than it should be with quite a tense beginning before going a bit camp, so check it out below.

22nd March 2018

Not long to wait until we get Deadpool 2 released in cinemas and today 20th Century Fox have given us a new trailer.

It's got plenty of action mixed in with a good deal of humour, and there is a fair deal of violence but dont let that put you off, there is also promise that there will be no number 3!!!!

Starring Ryan Reynolds and directed by David Leitch the film is released in the UK on 1st June 2018, right after the Solo Star Wars movie and the Jurassic World follow up.

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.

19th March 2018

Despite a good attempt by Tomb Raider to derail Black Panther from the top of the US box office the Marvel mega smash manages a fifth weekend at the top.

No film in the US has spent this long at the top since Avatar in 2009 so this is kind of a big deal.

This weekend Panther takes $27 million which takes its total US gross to $605 million.

Coming in at number 2 this week, and the highest new film, is Tomb Raider, the new reboot following on from the rebooted games from a few years back.

Despite mainly positive reviews the film still only manages to gross half that of the Angelina Jolie movie from 2001.

The Alice Vikander version of the video game heroin takes $23.5 million on its opening weekend.

Faith based movie I Can Only Imagine is new at 3 and gets the highest per screen average on the charts and has far outstripped expectation, the film takes $17 million for the weekend.

Finishing off the top 5 is A Wrinkle in time at number 4 and sinking fast and Love, Simon which is new at number 5 this weekend.

26th February 2018

Black Panther holds it reign at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend, but story of the week is The Greatest Showman which after 9 weeks of release climbs to number 2.

With no shock that Black Panther is number 1 on its second week of release it takes over £6 million for the weekend which raises its total to £29.5 million.

It is now the highest grossing movie of 2018 taking over from the number 2 film this week The Greatest Showman.

The Hugh Jackman starring film this week climbs back up to number 2 with a 9th weekend gross of just over £2 million, an increase from the last 2 weekends grosses.

For a film that was released around Christmas time it has shown incredible strength at the box office and after 9 weeks has taken almost £2 million each week, used to be the top grossing film of the year and had taken £33 million so far (£5 million was taken in 2017).

Highest new film of the week is Lady Bird which lands at number 3 with a gross of £1.2 million, Oscar night and good reviews could keep it around for a while as a slow burner.

Fifty Shades Freed is at number 4 this week while I, Tonya makes a new entry at number 5 with a weekend gross of just over a million pound.

12th February 2018

Marking the end of the Fifty Shades series Fifty Shades Freed easily makes its debut at the top of the UK box office with a gross similar to that of Fifty Shades Darker.

Falling to number 2 this week on its 7th weekend of release is The Greatest Showman which has shown incredible staying power.

A weekend gross of nearly £2 million brings the total to just over £26 million.

Dropping to 3 this week is Pixar's Coco which has shown good staying power but not like other Pixar films, a £1.2 million weekend brings the total to £11.6 million after 4 weeks.

Despite not being a number one hit for Aardman Early Man has stayed in the top 5 consistently and this week brings in another £1.1 million to bring its total to over £5 million.

Finishing off the top 5 is Darkest Hour which has a total UK gross of £20.6 million.

Worth noting this week is The Greatest Showman takes over from Darkest Hour as the top film of 2018 to date.

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

The American Superbowl always has some of the most anticipated films of the year debut new trailers and this year was no exception.

Avengers Infinity War was one of the top film to have the treatment this year, and in the tradition of Avengers trailers we get to see all our heroes doing their thing.

Spider-Man in particular gets some good screen time in this trailer, as does Iron Man, naturally, and Thor.

Check out the trailer below.

5th February 2018

Due for release this Summer Jurassic Woeld: Fallen Kingdom gets a second trailer revealing more of the story.

Looks like they have created (another) new Dinosaur which is on the rampage.

This trailer is all teeth and saliva but it looks exciting and Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard look like they are in good form.

15th January 2018

Making its debut this weekend is the awards favourite Darkest Hours Starring Gary Oldman.

The film makes its debut at number 1 with a weekend gross of £4 million.

Falling to number 2 this week after a week at the top, but on its fourth weekend is Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle with takes £2.4 million for a £29 million total gross.

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri makes its debut at number 3, and with a good Golden Globes showing it takes £2.3 million for the weekend.

Finishing off the top 5 is The Greatest Showman at number 4 and Insidious: The Last Key at number 5.

Worth mentioning is Star Wars: The Last Jedi which this week takes over Beaty And The Beast at the top grossing film released in 2017.

2nd January 2018

2018 has kicked in and as always we take time to reflect on what is coming to the cinema in the coming 12 months and list the 10 films were looking forward to.

Normally this is an easy list to conceive, but this year we have had to narrow it down from a short list of 20 movie, so some films like All The Money In The World and The Press have missed the list, not because were not looking forward to them but these 10 films we are really looking forward to.

So here we are, in release order, the list of 10 films we are looking forward to in 2018.

Coco
The new film from Pixar, and although it doesn't capture us initially as much as say Finding Nemo or Toy Story it has things about it that cant be ignored, mainly its a Pixar movie.

Fifty Shades Freed
The last in the Fifty Shades series, we loved Fifty Shades of Grey, but hated Fifty Shades Darker, but were looking forward to this although we know it will have bad dialogue and probably flop!

The Shape of Water
Guillermo del Toro latest film and one which has had the critics overly excited, could be the directors best film since Pan Labyrinth.

Tomb Raider
Were old enough to remember the original video game and still have the memory of Angelina Jole in out heads, but this is a reboot and looks gritty and exciting.

Ready Player One
You cant ignore a good sci-fi films and you certainly can ignore it when Steven Spielberg has directed the film, this has the potential for highest grossing film of the year.

Avengers Infinity War
But then there is the third Avengers movie to think about, and with the Marvel Cinematic Universe seemingly doing no wrong with audiences eager to spend money this could be a massive grossing film in 2018.

Solo A Star Wars Story
And then there is the annual (despite it only being a few months since the last one) Star Wars movie which although not part of the main saga is a film which will pull on the nostalgia of many fans and hopefully answer quite a few questions.

Deadpool 2
There is no denying the popularity of the original Deadpool film and the inevitable sequel will pull a similar crowd, lets hope its no Kick Ass 2!

Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom
Audiences love dinosaurs and all the time these films are making big bucks Universal will deliver, follow up the 2016 origianl and fifth in the series in total, expect big money if nothing else.

Fantastic Beasts The Crimes Of Grindelwald
Suprisingly we though the original Fantastic Beasts was better than all the Harry Potter films so we have high hopes for this, and written by J.K. Rowling herself she knows this universe and how the please the fans better than anyone.

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.

Pokmon 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.

9th November 2017

With very good reviews from critics, good pre launch buzz and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe there was never any doubt that Thor: Ragnarok was going to have a huge debut at the US box office.

That debut came in to the tune of $121 million which means the film starring Chris Hemsworth is the 7th biggest opening for an MCU film.

To round out the number its also the 17th number one film from the Disney series and the 8th which has delivered a $100 million plus opening, it beats Spiderman Homecoming from earlier this year.

With Thor out of the way last weeks halloween hit Jigsaw, as expected, falls hard this week and ends up at number 3 with $6.7 million, its total US gross now sits just below $30 million.

Also new on the US box office this week is A Bad Moms Christmas, maybe a little early for to be thinking of the Christmas season but the film makes a very impressive debut at 2 with $17 million.

Longest running film on the US top 10 is Blade Runner 2040 which clocks up 5 weeks and with its impressive $122 million debut Thor Ragnarok is the highest grossing movie on the chart, it has been a very slow second half to the year, until now!

31st October 2017

Two big franchises chose this weekend to release their latest episodes and despite Jigsaw which is part of the Saw series doing well Thor: Ragnarok was the clear winner.

The Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe has become a mammoth series of films that simply cant be matched at the moment and the all star Avengers cars in Thor 3 (try saying that fast) debuts with an incredible £12.3 million making it the 47th top opening in the UK ever.

The film which stars Chris Hemsworth as Thor and is directed by exciting newcomer Taika Waititi joins the ever increasing lineup of Marvel movies and the ever increasing gross for Disney.

The future for the film looks good and, this is nearly double the opening of Thor: The Dark World which went on to gross £20 million so we could have a £35 - 40 million total UK gross.

New in the runner up position is the latest Saw film, this time by the name go Jigsaw, its actually the 8th Saw movie, and opens with £1.8 million.

This is a bit of a low for the series as the average opening for a Saw movie is about £2 - 3 million, but with Halloween this week it will see a boost, but then a big slump after, it could get to £5 million in total.

After a jump back to the top Blade Runner 2049 falls to number 5 with week with £0.6 million over the weekend, after 4 weeks of release this brings the films total to £17.4 million.

Also new this weekend was Breathe, a directorial debut from Andy Serkis starring former Spider-Man Andrew Garfield, it enters at number 8.

With Despicable Me 3 making a reappearance on the UK box office it is once again the longest running film with 17 weeks and the highest total grossing movie with £47.5 million .

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year Doctor Strange starring Benedict Cumberbatch was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Trolls fell to number 2 after a week on top.

Five years ago
The latest James Bond film Skyfall made an incredible debut at the top of the Uk box office, it knocked Madagascar 3: Europes Most Wanted from the top after a week.

Ten years ago
Ratatouille spent its third week on top while the top new film was Saw IV at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
XXX starring Vin Diesel spent a second weekend at the top while the top new film was Halloween Resurrection right down at number 5.

Twenty years ago
With The Full Monty staring on top of the box office for another weekend the top new film was The Pacemaker with George Clooney and Nicole Kidman at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Beauty And The Beast stayed at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was 1492 Conquest Of Paradise starring Gerard Depardieu at number 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 2s 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.

6th September 2017

When directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller departed the Han Solo movie earlier this year it was a bit of a shock, not 'history' is repeating and today Lucasfilms have announced the departure of Colin Trevorrow from Episode IX.

See the announcement on starwars.com.

The film is very much is pre-production so nothing has been filmed yet which, unlike the Han Solo movie, is a blessing, saying that the Solo movie got big time Hollywood director Ron Howard in to finish the film off.

With that in mind who could come in to direct Episode IX?

How about Ron Howard? He's already in the fold, or even better Steven Spielberg, he's always said he'd like to do a Star Wars movie?

JJ Abrams must be in with a show after the fantastic job on The Last Jedi, or how about Guillermo del Toro to bring a dark twist to perhaps a darker movie, and talking of dar how about Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve.

Ridley Scott could do a good job and bring an interesting twist to the series and finally a man who has been in the Star Wars universe for many years how about giving Lawrence Kasdan a shot.

I am sure it wont be long before we hear who will take the Episode IX directors chair.

14th August 2017

This weekend at the US box office prequel movie Annabelle Creation makes its debut at the top of the box office leaving last weeks top film The Dark Tower to drop down to 4th.

Released in a similar time frame to last years horror movie The Conjuring 2, Annabelle Creation makes its debut with a very good $35 million.

It would seem audiences love a bit of a scare in the late summer nights and studios and happy to deliver this early Halloween treat.

The Dark Tower, which didnt have a good start last weekend falls hard this weekend with a 60% drop to $7.8 million.

This brings the films total gross to just $34 million after 2 weekends of play and the future of the new franchise looks in doubt.

Also new this week is The Nut Job 2 Nutty By Nature which lands at 3 with $8.9 milllion and The Glass Castle at number 9 with $$4.8 million.

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.

8th August 2017

The Dark Tower this week makes its debut at the top of the US box office stopping Dunkirk from making it a trio of weeks at number 1.

Its a far softer debut that was expected as The Dark Tower debuts with just shy of $20 million, although it was good enough to see it at number 1.

More was expected considering the high profile stars in Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey and the connection to Stephen Kings world though his novels.

Dunkirk gave up the top spot but with a 3rd weekend gross of $17 million the film has been another massive success for director Christopher Nolan.

The films total gross in the US now sits at $133 million with $200 million fast approaching.

Also new this week is Kidnapped starring Halle Berry which debuts at 5 with $10 million.

Longest running film this week is once again Despicable Me 3 although the top total grossing movie this week is Spider-Man Homecoming with $294 million.

23rd July 2017

New trailer for Justice League shows the 4 heroes in full action mode.

Cyborg especially gets a good showing in the trailer as does the Flash.

the trailer does throw up some interesting questions, especially who's Alfred talking to at the end? Is it a resurrection?

Check out the excellent trailer below.

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.

18th July 2017

Blade Runner 2049 gets a new trailer - plenty of Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford but no more story revealed.

Good news is it looks like this well and truly retains the look and feel of the original despite not being directed by Ridley Scott.

Release date in the UK is October 16th.

17th July 2017

The prequel trilogy of The Planet of The Apes concludes this year with the release of War For The Planet of The Apes, and the much loved series makes its debut at the top.

Directed by Matt Reeves and starring Woody Harrelson and a motion capped Andy Serkis the third film in this trilogy makes its US debut with $56 million.

Spider-Man Homecoming spends just a week at the top and falls to number 2 with a weekend gross of $45.2 million.

This brings the film total US gross to $208 million from 10 days of play, good for a Spider-Man movie and about inline with most of the others if not a little higher, especially from its immediate predecessor.

Also new this week is horror film Wish Upon which opens in 7th place with $5.5 million.

Wonder Woman it yet again the longest stay on the box office with a 7 week run and the highest total grossing film with $380 million from the US box office.

22nd June 2017

News hit yesterday that Phil Lord And Chris Miller had left as directors of the untitled Han Solo movie.

Today news hits that Ron Howard will finish off directing the movie, so what does this mean.

Lucafilms have worked with the director before with the fantasy hit Willow from 1988.

He is a very good director and has great vision and know how to tell a story, this might mean re-writes of the story, and more importantly is will mean a very different sytle.

Production was half way through but Ron Howard will want to put his stamp on the film, he is not a director for hire and I think there will be many re-shoots and we will get a very different movie.

Better? Who know, we never will, but it is good news.

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.

6th June 2017

This week the flagging DC Cinematic Universe owned by Warner Bros. got a well needed kick start with Wonder Woman that not only got a fantastic opening weekend but also got good reviews.

For a new IP starring the little known Gal Gadot a £6.1 million opening is fantastic, although Chris Pine does brings some star power and the film easily takes over at the top of the UK box office.

Compared to the previous 2 films in the series, Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel it is far lower but the reviews have been far better and this film could have a good run ahead of it.

With Justice League coming on November this year it could be a good year for Warner and the DC property it so wants to be a rival to Marvel Cinematic Universe but is lacking to date.

Falling from the top to number 3 this week is Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge, a weekend take of £2 million brings the films total to £13 million.

Worth noting is for the week Monday - Sunday Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge would have still been number 1 with a weekly take of £7.7 million.

Also making its debut this week is Baywatch, a slapstick retelling of the 90s TV show, starring Dwayne Johnson and Zak Efron the film takes £4.6 million, not bad really but not good up against a superhero movie.

This week has Smurfs The Lost Village as the longest running film with 9 weeks while Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 is the top total grossing movie with £39.6 million after 6 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Warcraft made its debut at the top of the box office on its debut, and with a whole new top 3 X-Men Apocalypse fell to number 5.

Five years ago
Prometheus made its debut at the top of the UK box office while Men in Black 3 fell to number 3 on its second weekend of release.

Ten years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: At Worlds End spent a second weekend at the top while making its debut at 2 was Wedding Daze.

Fifteen years ago
Staring at the top was Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones for a third weekend while top new film was 40 Days and 40 Nights.

Twenty years ago
On its 5th weekend of release Liar Liar Went back to the top while the top new film was Absolute Power which entered at number 2, the previous weeks top film, Jungle 2 Jungle fell to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Waynes World stayed at the top for a second weekend with the top new film being Medicine Man at number 3.

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

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.

5th May 2017

Good news to end the week, Blade Runner 2049 get a new trailer on Monday, only the weekend to wait?

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

As the film pushed itself over the billion mark at the global box office Fast and Furious 8 (The Fate of the Furious in America) hold the top spot for a third weekend.

Fast 8 drops nearly 50% of its taking from last week and this week manages just $19.4 million to bring its US total to $192.7 million.

Highest new film of the week is How To Be A Latin Lover which is new at number 2 with a good $12 million debut.

For a smaller independent film this is a great opening, it did play to a largely latin American audience which is to be expected.

Also new this week is Baahubali 2: The Conclusion which is new at 3 with $10 million and Emma Watson and Tom Hanks in The Circle which disappoints with a number 4 debut and $9.3 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is Beauty and The Beast which has now grosses nearly $500 million, it is also the longest running film with 7 weeks on the chart.

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.

4th April 2017

There is still no stopping the live action Beaty and The Beast as it holds off Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in The Shell as the manga adaptation debuts at number 2.

On its third weekend at the top of the UK box office Beauty and The Beast takes £6.7 million, yet again another excellent weekend gross.

This brings the films total gross to a fantastic £51 million over its 3 week UK release and by far makes it the top film of the year.

Making its debut in second place this week is the live action adaptation of the 1996 Manga film Ghost in The Shell.

Taking a relatively good £2.3 million the film has done well, but with the hype and mainly positive reviews we could have been looking at higher.

Maybe the film will be a slow burner and with many teens on Easter holidays this could do well over the coming weeks.

I'm sure its not escaped your attention that the top 2 films this week are live action versions of classic animations.

Also new this week is Smurfs The Lost Village at number 3 with £1.3 million, this film will do well in the next couple of weeks and could challenge Beauty and The Beast for the top spot.

Free Fire is at number 7 and the special cinema event in aid of Comic Relief Peter Kays Car Share A Second Series Celebration lands at number 10, and it was only shown in one cinema chain.

Many long running films are not around anymore hence the longest running film this week is Logan which has been around 5 weeks while Beauty and The Beast is the top grossing movie.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice stays at the top for a second weekend while top new film is Eddie the Eagle at number 2.

Five years ago
The Hunger Games spent its second weekend at the top while he top new film was Wrath of The Titans at number 2.

Ten years ago
Mr. Beans Holiday made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked 300 down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Guillermo del Toro's franchise film Blade II was new at the top, its knocked Ali G Indahouse down to number 3 after just a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
The Star Wars special edition remained at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Dantes Peak at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent its fourth weekend at the top, it kept Freejack from making its debut at number 1, it entered at number 2.

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.

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.

7th March 2017

The world was in the mood for the third, and final, Logan movie this weekend as the new Wolverine film knocks last weeks for fin, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter down to number 5.

Logan has a massively wide release in 82 countries and duly makes a massive $287.8 million across the globe, more than 8 times more than the film at number 2.

With such a good start to its box office run, and great reviews Logan could go on to be one of the biggest X-Men films in the series.

The film at number 2 is Get Out which this week grosses $26.1 million globally, a fantastic gross considering the film is still only on release in 1 country, America, its total gross is now over $75 million.

After hitting the top of the global box office on its Chinese release Resident Evil 5 falls to number 5 this week with $18 million weekly take from 43 countries bringing its total to $293.9 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the global box office is Sing which has now taken $565.3 million in total and is still released in 63 counties.

1st March 2017

New trailer for Ridley Scotts Alien Covenant, does this film look good or what?

27th February 2017

Dethroning the The Lego Batman Movie this week is horror film Get Out which makes its debut with a very good $30.5 million weekend.

The film is a debut for writer/director Jordan Peele and makes its debut over the Oscar weekend where Moonlight and La La Land made all the headlines.

Batman in his Lego took a small tumble down to number 2 this weekend with a good $20 million gross, this brings the films total US gross to $133 million.

Very little else happened on the US box office this weekend with a couple of Oscar hopefuls still hanging on waiting to see if the award boost will give them a little more life.

Longest running film this week is La La Land with 12 weeks to date and the highest total grossing film is Hidden Figures which is now on $152.8 million after 10 weeks.

15th February 2017

Following on from its stablemate The Lego Movie from 3 years ago The Lego Batman Movie enters the UK box office at the top beating out Fifty Shades Darker in the process.

The Lego Movie opened this same weekend in 2014 to just over £8 million and The Lego Batman Movie has almost done exactly the same with opening to just under £8 million.

The Lego Movie went on to be the top grossing movie of 2014 with £37 million, time will tell with The Lego Batman Movie, this are looking good but we have a number of big franchise movies coming this year which could get in its way.

Fifty Shades of Grey opened in 2015 to £13.5 million over a valentines weekend, this week Fifty Shades Darker opens to £7 million at number 2, but not a valentines weekend, next week will be a tell time for the movie.

Sing falls down to number 3 this week with £2.3 million which brings the films total gross in the UK to £18 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the box office this week is La La Land which has now taken £26.4 million while the longest running film is Trolls which re-enters the chart and spends its 14th week in total.

Historical chart

A year ago
Deadpool wowed the audiences and made its debut at the top of the UK box office, its knocked Goosebumps down to 5.

Five years ago
Daniel Radcliffe enjoyed post Harry Potter success with The Woman In Black which debuted at the top, it knocked Chronicle down to number 5.

Ten years ago
Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore starred in romantic comedy Music and Lyrics which entered at the top while Dreamgirls fell to number 8.

Fifteen years ago
Monsters, Inc. debuted at the top of the box office, it knocked The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring off the top after 7 weeks of play.

Twenty years ago
Ransom was the top new film at number 1 on the box office, The Frighteners fell to number 5 after a couple of weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Father of The Bride was the top new film of the week at number 1 while JFK fell to number 3 after a couple of weeks at the top.

1st February 2017

Making its debut on the UK box office this week is Sing which lands at the top knocking off La La Land, and in a surprise move keeps of T2 Trainspotting.

Sing is an animated feature from the same stable as Despicable Me and features the voice talent from the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Reece Witherspoon.

The film makes its debut with a rather spectacular £10.4 million debut weekend which makes it the 66 top opening of all time.

Sing replaces La La Land which falls to number 3 this week with a £3.1 million 3rd weekend and a £20.9 million total UK gross.

Missing out on the top spot is the highly anticipated T2 Trainspotting which lands at number 2, the film is an 18 rating so the audience compared to Sing is limited, but £5.1 million is good and any other week would have easily seen the film enter at the top.

Also new this week is Hacksaw Ridge from director Mel Gibson at number 5 with £1.4 million and Rahm at number 7 with £521,000.

Highest total grossing film on the UK box office this week is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which after 7 weeks has grossed £65.2 million while the longest running film is Trolls with 13 weeks.

Historical charts.

A year ago
The Revenant stayed at the top for a third weekend while Dirty Grandpa was the top new film at number 2.

Five years ago
War Horse made it 3 weeks at the top as well while the top new film was The Descendants which entered at number 2.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top for a second weekend way Rocky Balboa while the top new film entered at number 2, Leonardo Di Caprio in Blood Diamond.

Fifteen years ago
Tom Cruise was at the top with Vanilla Sky which made its debut this week while The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring fell to number 2 on its 6th week of release.

Twenty years ago
Forgotten Peter Jackson classic The Frighteners made its debut at the top of the Uk box office knocking 101 Dalmatians down to number 2 on its 7th week.

Twenty five years ago
JFK was the top new film on the UK box office making its debut at number 1, it knocked Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare down to number 2 after a week at the top.

30th January 2017

Thriller Split manages to spend a second weekend at the top of the US box office this week despite competition from some new comers and Oscar tipped Hidden Figures.

Two weeks at the top is a good result for director M. Night Shyamalan and Split will most likely prove to be his most successful film in some time, this week it took $26.3 million over the weekend.

The total gross for the film in America now is now up to $78 million from 10 days of release.

Highest new film of the week enters the chart at number 2 in the shape of A Dogs Purpose, it enters with a weekend gross of $18.3 million.

Hidden Figures hold its own at number 3 this week after its Oscar nominations and takes $14 million on its 6th week.

Also making debuts on the US box office this week are Resident Evil: The Final Chapter which is new at 4 and Gold which is new at number 10.

25th January 2017

The UK is still Ga Ga for La La Land and on its second weekend of release the film manages to keep hold of the number 1 spot holding off new film Split.

A fantastic second weekend gross of £4.3 million is enough to keep the film at the top which brings the films total gross to a very good £14.9 million.

Making its debut in the UK is Split which enters the UK at number 2 with a weekend gross of £2.5 million.

Its been a while since director M. Night Shyamalan had a big hit at the box office and it looks like he may have one here.

Favourable reviews will keep the film bringing in cinema goers and despite the fact that the film missed the top it will still do well.

Also new this week is xXx The Return of Xander Cage at number 3 with £1.6 million and Lion which makes its debut at number 4 with £1.2 million.

Longest running film this week is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has now been on the box office for 10 weeks and the highest grossing film is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which is now on £64.3 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Revenant stayed at the top for a second weekend while Ride Along 2 made its debut at number 2.

Five years ago
War Horse remained at the top of the UK box office while Haywire was the top new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Rocky Balboa was the top new film which debuted at number 1 while The Pursuit of Happyness dropped to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring spent its 5th week at the top of the box office, it held off Black Hawk Down which debuted at 2.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians stayed at the top again while The Ghost and The Darkness was the top new film at 2.

Twenty five years ago
Freddys Dead The Final Nightmare debuted at the top while Bill and Teds Bogus Journey fell to 2 after 2 weeks at the top.

23rd January 2017

M. Night Shyamalan returned to winning ways at the US box office this weekend back on familiar territory with a suspense thriller with a twist. Director M. Night Shyamalan has had an interesting career, taking the cinema by storm with 1999's The Sixth Sense and then after another couple of hits produced some really bad studio films.

This week he's back on form with Split and after some good reviews and star James McAvoy dominating the trailers the film makes its debut with $40 million at the US box office.

Falling to number 3 this week is Hidden Figures which takes $16 million this weekend which brings its total to $84 million after 5 weeks of release.

The film could have a bounce back at some point if it performs well at the Oscars in a months time.

Also new this week is xXx: Return of Xander Cage making its debut at number 2 with $20 million and The Founder new at 9 with $3.7 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.

9th January 2017

Making it four weeks at the top Rogue One: A Star Wars story remains at the top of the US box office despite heavy competition from Hidden Figures.

Going one better than The Force Awakens, Rogue One just about manged a fourth weekend with $21.9 million which brings the films total US gross to $477.2 million.

With good word of mouth Hidden Figures expands its cinema count this week and climbs to number 2 with a weekend gross of $21.8 million.

The film has got a lot of Oscar buzz in recent weeks and this could keep the film in the top reaches of the chart for a long time to come, especially if it start to win.

Longest running film on the chart this week is Moana which this week is at 8 while Rogue One is by far the highest total grossing movie.

4th January 2017

The last box office chart of the year and Rogue One A Star Wars Story is still the top film across the country for a third straight week while top new film Why Him? comes in at number 2.

With a weekend gross that is showing only a gradual slow down Rogue One takes £5.9 million, this brings the films total gross to £52 million and makes it the highest grossing film released in 2016 in the UK.

Its still not the highest grossing film in the calendar year 2016 with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens £5 million ahead but for Disney/Lucasfilms to have a the one and two position of the year its been a great year for Star Wars.

Highest new entry of the week entering at 2 is the James Franco comedy Why Him? which takes a very respectable £2.1 million.

For a not franchise film and with Franco as the main headline this is actually a good debut, but with little publicity and very little word of mouth the film could sink fast.

Highest total grossing film is Rogue One while longest running film this week is The Secret Life of Pets which has now been in cinemas for 15 weeks and this week is at number 15.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was in its third week of release and at number one still and with nearly £100 million gross was close to being the top film in the UK ever, Joy was the top new film at 3.

Five years ago
making its debut at the top was Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol while Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows fell from the top to number 3.

Ten years ago
Night At The Museum was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Happy Feet fell to number 2 after 3 weeks at number 1.

Fifteen years ago
Two weeks at the top for The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring while the top new film was the remake of Mean Machine which landed at 3.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians remained at the top for a third week while top new film was Daylight which made its debut at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Making its debut at the top was Curly Sue while The Addams Family fell to number 3 after 2 weeks at the top.

2nd January 2017

After last weeks almost static home video chart this week we have 5 in the top 10 alone with Sausage Party leading the way by landing at number 1 with £2.7 million on its debut.

Sausage Party was released in the UK on 2nd September 2015 where it landed at number 1, a good debut for an 18 rated animated movie.

After a couple of weeks at he top it then took a sharp decline down the box office spending just 5 weeks in cinemas in total.

Despite this relatively short box office run it actually did really well and ended up with a total gross of £7.5 million.

Also new this week, at number 2 is Mechanic Resurrection a number 10 film from August, Bad Moms at number 3 a number 2 film from August and finishing off the top 5 is Brotherhood a number 2 films from early September.

Also making their debut this week are The Purge Election Year at number 8 a number 5 film from August and finally War Dogs at 13 a number 4 film from August.

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.

31st December 2016

Summing up the top grossing movies of 2016 brings up some interesting data as the top film of the year is a film from 2015, and a huge film of 2016 at that.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens despite being released at the very end of 2015 took £57 million in 2016 and thus becomes the highest grossing film of the year.

The long awaited Star Wars saga sequel also took £65 million in 2015 and was the second highest grossing film last year and is also the highest grossing film ever in the UK.

Taking The Force Awakens out of the equation for a moment the highest grossing film of the year, films that were released in 2016, is Bridget Jones's Baby.

The return of Bridget Jones to our cinemas struck a good note with a British audience to the tune of £47.8 million, although its still £10 million below The Force Awakens.

Next is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has taken £47.4 million and with the film still in the UK top 10 I would guess this will overtake Bridget Jones in the new year.

Next up is the Disney live action version of The Jungle Book which has a Uk gross of £46 million, we then have Finding Dory with £42 million and Deadpool with £37 million.

Of the top 10 of 2016 5 of the films are Disney movies or franchises - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just crept into the top 10 after 2 weeks of release.

Seven of the film are franchise films and 2 of the top 5 and film which are considered British although 4 of the film were made in the UK.

Here is the full UK top 10 films of 2016.

  1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - £57,101,335
  2. Bridget Jones's Baby - £47,826,849
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - £47,469,530
  4. The Jungle Book - £46,191,905
  5. Finding Dory - £42,604,905
  6. Deadpool - £37,616,432
  7. Captain America: Civil War - £36,771,782
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice - £36,495,828
  9. The Secret Life of Pets - £34,649,738
  10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - £33,943,482

31st December 2016

A little late reporting on this weeks charts with the figures arriving the following weekend due to the Christmas break.

UK audiences were in the mood for the Galaxy Far Far Away over the Christmas week with Rogue One staying at the top, maybe a fitting tribute as we said goodbye to Princess Leah.

With the new coming in over the festive period that actress Carrie Fisher sadly passed away what better tribute to pay than keeping Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at number one with £5.6 million on its second weekend.

This brings the films total gross to £33.9 million, an excellent gross in normal circumstances but this is a star wars film and the film is falling far short of last years Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

Highest new entry of the week is Passengers which after bad reviews still manages to land at number 2 with £2.4 million.

Both stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are involved with high grossing franchises so this is by no means a big opening for them and with the no so good reviews the film could sink quite quick.

Longest running film on the chart this week is Trolls which has been around for 10 weeks not and highest total grossing movie is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has now grossed £47,469,530 after 6 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was still the top film on its second weekend while top new film was Snoopy and Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie which entered at 2.

Five years ago
Arthur Christmas went back to the top over the festive weekend while the top new film was Don 2 which entered at number 6.

Ten years ago
Happy Feet stayed at the top for a third week while and with a static top 10 the top new film was Bhagam Bhag at number 11.

Fifteen years ago
Kicking off one of the greatest series of all time The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring entered the box office at the top knocking off Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone after 5 weeks at the top.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians stayed at the top for a second weekend while Matilda was the top new film of the week at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
The Addams Family was the top film of the week for a second weekend while Suburban Commando was the top new film which entered at 3.

20th December 2016

With the global release of any Star Wars films its going to feel like the world stops with baited breath watching how the film will perform, and this week is no different with the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In the end Rogue One opens in the UK to £17 million, a very good opening and a shade above fellow splinter film Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.

When compared to Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens it doesn't compare, it is about half of the opening gross from this time last year, not surprising as there is less anticipation and this is Star Wars in uncharted territory.

There can be no complaining though, like Fantastic Beasts, we are going to get more of these films and as they find their feet and get fans then the grosses will grow and grow.

Fantastic Bests falls from the top after 4 weeks at number 1 to 3 and a weekend gross of £1.4 million, it is less than £10,000 behind the number 2 film Moana.

It has now taken £45 million in the UK and is the 39th top grossing film of all time.

With the new Star Wars film there were no other new films this week hitting the chart.

Longest running film this week is Trolls which has been around for 9 weeks and highest total grossing movie is Fantastic Beasts.

Historical chart

A year ago
A theme will start to emerge in the coming years is the Star Wars film at the top on this date and this time last year Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens was new at the top, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 fell hard to number 5.

Five years ago
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows made its debut at the top while Arthur Christmas fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Happy Feet made it 2 weeks at the top while the top new film was Eragon at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
There was no moving Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone as it stayed at the top for a 5th weekend while top new film was Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham at number 3.

Twenty years ago
101 Dalmatians made it to the top on its debut weekend while The Long Kiss Goodnight fell from the top to number 3.

Twenty five years ago
The Addams Family was new at the top while Point Break fell to number 4 after 3 week at number 1.

19th December 2016

There is no other film to talk about this weekend other than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which without any problem becomes the top film of the week.

A massive opening weekend of $155 million for Rogue One was good, its not the highest of the year and not as high as Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens from last year, but this is new territory for the Star Wars franchise.

Despite what way you look at it Rogue One has a good start, and like Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them from earlier in the year it shows that these worlds can survive beyond the core story.

Moana fell into the runner up spot this week with $11 million, it gives Disney the top 2 films in the US, not bad, and brings Moana's total to $161.8 million.

Collateral Beauty, new from Will Smith, also opening in the top 10, at 4, with a $7 million debut weekend.

Longest running film and highest grossing for again this week is Doctor Strange at 9 with $226 million after 7 weeks.

13th December 2016

All the summer blockbusters are hitting home video at the moment and this week its the turn of the bad guy superhero film Suicide Squad which knocks off Finding Dory.

Suicide Squad hit UK cinemas on 5th August 2016, it made its debut at the top and stayed there for 2 weeks, it took an excellent £11.2 million on its debut the 55th highest ever in the UK.

The film has a good 6 week run at the box office where its final UK gross was £33 million making it the 83rd highest grossing film ever.

It also did well globally, in America it took $325 million and globally it took $745.6 million making it the 74th highest grossing film ever.

Finding Dory, after a single week at the top falls to number 2 this week.

Also new on the home video chart are: Absolutely Fabulous The Movie at number 3, a number 2 box office hit from July 2016, Petes Dragon at 8, it hit number 6 on he box office in August and The Shallows at number 19, a low budget film that hit number 8 in August.

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.

12th December 2016

The final chart in America before the movie event of the year (well it will be for many!) has Moana from Disney staying at the top for a 3rd straight weekend.

A relatively small drop in weekend takings means the animated feature takes $18.8 million which brings its total to $145 million.

The film wont go down as an absolute Disney classic but it will be one of their good grossing films in the same vein as say Tangled.

Office Christmas Party comes in at 2 this week, maybe bette than expected for a brain out comedy. It takes $17.5 million for the weekend.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is Doctor Strange which is still in the top 5, at 5, and has taken $222.3 million.

Longest total running film of the week is split 3 way between Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge all having spent 6 weeks.

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.

28th November 2016

Rounding out November of 2016 with another good weekend at the global box office is Fantastic beasts and Where To Find Them which on its third week makes $177.1 million from 68 countries.

This brings the films total gross to $473.7 million and it wont be long before the film crosses the half a billion mark in global takings.

It might struggle though to make its way to the $1 billion mark though as the film is not yet climbing the heights experienced by the Harry Potter series and many die hard Potter fans are not warming to the new adventures.

Highest new film of the week is Disney's Moana which makes its debut at number 2 with $71 million from 13 countries, it hits most other countries this coming Friday.

Interestingly although the film did well in America China did not do so well with the film only taking $12 million.

Fantastic Beasts is still the film released in the most number of countries and Doctor Strange has the highest total gross on the top 10 this week with $617 million in global takings.

28th November 2016

Disney threw their latest film hoping to hit the heights of Frozen at US audiences this weekend in the shape of Moana, they are hoping that the long holiday weekend would give it a boost.

With a debut weekend of $55 million over the Friday to Sunday they can't complain, and the long weekend from Wednesday night saw the film gain over $80 million.

With many families out shopping on the big retail weekend that includes black Friday this isn't such a bad debut, and with good reviews this could well go on and on for Disney.

Next weekend will be the big test, no new child friendly film are set for a release in the coming weeks which is good for Moana but then they get the Galaxy Far Far away to deal with, but who from, yes Disney, the Mouse House should have a good holiday.

Last weeks top film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, fell to number 2 this weekend and gained $45 million, this brings the films US total to $156 million, not the heights of Harry Potter.

Also new this week is America is Allied starring Brad Pitt at number 4 with $13 million and Bad Santa 2 at number 7 with $6 million and very bad reviews.

Longest stay on the US box office is split between 3 films, Doctor Strange, Trolls and Hacksaw Ridge all on 4 weeks, although the highest total grossing by a long margin is Doctor Strange with $205 million.

21st November 2016

The release of a new era in the Wizarding World was always going to be a big event, and as Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them makes is cinematic debut it goes straight to number 1 at the global box office.

Released on its debut in 64 countries is takes an excellent $218 million far outstripping anything else this week and setting itself up for a very good holiday season.

Despite taking $75 million (£60 million) in America the film did very well in Europe especially here in the UK where it took $18 million (£14 million).

With most of the world going to the cinema to see how JK Rowling would continue her fantasy world Doctor Strange fell off the top to number 2 with $43.6 million (£35 million).

This brings the films total gross after 4 weeks of play to $571 million (£463 million), the film is still released in 54 countries.

Also worthy of note is I Am Not Madame Bovary from China which takes $28 million (£22 million) from 5 countries and is at number 4 this week.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Doctor Strange while the widest release is still Trolls which is out in 67 countries and this weeks sites at number 4.

14th November 2016

There is no stopping Doctor Strange across the globe at the moment as the Marvel film notches up a third week at the top of the global box office.

A third week gross of $103.2 million from 54 territories brings its total gross to nearly half a billion dollars, the film is still top in America and most of Europe and will get close to a billion before its run ends.

Highest new film of the week is Arrival which lands at number 3 on the global box office, Trolls stays at number 2 this week.

Arrival on its debut takes $34 million from 26 countries, after the hype and the very good reviews and audience feedback a bigger opening might have been expected, but this could be a grower and hang around for a while.

Doctor Strange is the highest total grossing movie on the box office this week but Trolls at number 2 is the widest release in 69 countries.

14th November 2016

Keeping a strong hold of the US box office on its second week of release is Doctor Strange which held off not only smash animated film Trolls but top new film Arrival.

A second weekend gross of $43 million brings the US gross of the Marvel film to $153 million after 10 days of release.

This is keeping the film well in line with many of the Marvel film and its looking good for the Benedict Cumberbatch film going forward.

Highest new film of the week is the Denis Villeneuve directed Arrival, which lands on the US box office at number 3.

The high brow drama of aliens arriving on earth with no communication with anyone stars Amy Adams and takes $24 million on its opening weekend.

Doctor Strange is the highest total grossing film on the US box office this week but the longest running film is The Accountant which notches up 5 weeks this week and is at number 6

9th November 2016

There were plenty of contenders this last weekend that tried to topple the Marvel film Doctor Strange but none were good enough so the good doctor spends another week at the top.

A weekend gross of £3.4 million takes the films total UK gross to £15.7 million, very good indeed and on course to be one of the better Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

Coming in highest is The Accountant starring Ben Affleck, a debut weekend gross of £1.6 million brings it in at number 3.

There are 3 other new film this week, at 4 is a Street Cat Named Bob, at 5 is Nocturnal Animals and at number 6 is The Light Between Oceans.

Bridget Jones's Baby is the top total grossing film of the week with an incredible £46.1 million and its is also the longest running film at 8 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Spectre spent its second week at the top of the UK box office while Brooklyn came in highest at number 3.

Five years ago
The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn spent its second week at the top while In Time came in highest at number 2.

Ten years ago
Making its debut at the top of the box office was Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan while Saw III dropped to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Others was new at the top of the chart, it knocked off American Pie 2 which fell to number 2.

Twenty years ago
British film Brassed Off landed on the chart at the top, it knocked Dragonheart down to number 2 after 2 weeks on top.

Twenty five years ago
Dead Again remained at the top of the box office and on this week there were no new releases.

6th November 2016

Marvel and Disney continue their run of top film by taking their latest Doctor Strange to the top head of 2 other new releases.

Its a new IP for the superhero studio but these days that doesn't matter as Doctor Strange takes $84.9 million on its opening weekend of release.

Not as high as the more established series in the MCU but still a good opening and one which should see the film go up their with some of the best in the long running series.

Second on the chart this week is Troll which debuts with $45.6 million and coming in third is Hacksaw Ridge which takes $14.7 million.

Falling from the top after 2 weeks is Boo! A Madea Halloween, the film lands at 4 this week with $7.8 million, still good considering Halloween is a distant memory now.

Longest run on the UB box office this week is Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children which has now been around for 6 weeks, but the highest total grosser, on its debut, is Doctor Strange.

1st November 2016

This week marvel proved they can add new characters to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in style by taking the latest addition to the top of the UK box office.

With a £9.2 million opening it is very good for a new IP in the Marvel series, in comparison Ant-Man made £4 million on its opening.

With Doctor Strange hitting the top, last week top film, Trolls, falls to number 2, a second weekend take of £3.5 million sees the film get to £ 14 million after 10 days.

Bridget Jones's Baby is the top total grossing film on the chart at the moment with £46.6 million and has out grossed all the other Bridget Jones films.

The BFG is the longest running film, the Steven Spielberg film has now been on the chart for 14 weeks.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Spectre made its debut at the top of the box office and because the highest debuting film of all time while Hotel Transylvania 2 fell to number 2.

Five years ago
The Adventures of Tintin The Secret of The Unicorn made its debut a the top knocking off Paranormal Activity 3 which fell to 2.

Ten years ago
Saw III was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top, it knocked off The Departed which fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 remained at the top for a second weekend while Legally Blonde was the top new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Dragonheart stayed at the top and with nothing of note being released Dracula Dead and Loving It was the top new film at number 6.

Twenty five years ago
Dead Again made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked off City Slickers which fell to number 2.

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.

3rd October 2016

Across the globe this week Miss Peregrines School for Peculiar Children took over the top of the global box office charts on its debut week of release.

Taking a fairly average $65 million over the week from a wide 60 country release it is still good enough to double the takings of the number 2 film of the week.

Falling quite hard down to number 4 this week is last weeks top film The Magnificent Seven, the western takes $30 million for the weekend from 69 countries which brings its total gross to $108 million.

Also worth a mention this week is the film at number 2, climbing up this week after a wider release in 2 other countries I Belong To You takes $33.9 million for a total of $44.9 million.

Highest total grossing film on the global top 10 is Bridget Jones's Baby, despite a slow burn in most countries apart from the UK the film has taken $120 million and is still out in 51 countries.

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

Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks dominate the world box office this week as their true life drama Scully easily dominates.

A very quiet week at the global box office as Scully manages to top with just $45 million from 40 counties, $35 of that from America.

For such an American centric film thats not a surprise and it is still to be released in many countries, Europe is a big Hanks fan to expect a big boost when released there.

Last weeks top film Star Trek Beyond falls to number 2 with only $17 million from 41 countries with China is still doing well on its second week of release.

At number 5 Chinese film The Age Of Shadows makes its debut with $16 million, very good consider the single territory it is released in. Also new at number 7 this week is When The Bow Breaks which grosses $15 million from its US release.

Still the top grossing film on the global top 10 is The Secret Life of Pets which has now taken $789 million during its box office run.

11th September 2016

The US box office this week is dominated by the true life drama of airline pilot Sully who landed a plane on the Hudson River in New York and saved the plane of passengers and crew.

Starring Tom Hanks as the pilot the film is directed by Clint Eastwood and with good reviews sees the pair return to the top with a $35.5 million debut.

After a couple of weeks at the top Dont Breathe falls to number 3 this week with $8.2 million over the weekend, this brings the films US gross to $66.8 million.

Also making their US debuts this week are When the Bough Breaks at number 2 with $15 million and The Wild Life (or Robinson Crusoe as it will be else where) at number 5.

Highest total grossing movie on the top 10 this week is Suicide Squad which has now taken $307 million ver 6 weeks and longest run is Bad Moms which has now been a hit for 7 weeks.

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.

22nd August 2016

After 3 weeks of Batman V Superman Dawn of justice at the top of the video charts sequel movie The Huntsman Winters War takes over on its debut week of release.

Released on 8th April 2016 the sequel to Snow White and The Huntsman from 2012 landed on the chart at the top, but it didn't last much after that! A 3 week run saw it disappear quickly from the box office top 10, although it did hang around cinemas for another 6 weeks after that.

The films total gross was £5.2 million , 10 million below that of its predecessor.

Batman V Superman falls from the top into 3rd place this week but is still selling in good number.

Also new on the home video charts this week is Eye in The Sky number 2 and Criminal at number 7.

This week sees the release of Disney's massive hit The Jungle Book which should swing into the top of the home video charts.

16th August 2016

On the US box office charts this week the bad guys of Suicide Squad managed to stay at the top despite competition from Disneys Petes Dragon and Sausage Party.

Proving to be a success for the DC Cinema Universe (and Warner Bros.) the super anti-hero film takes $43.7 million on its second weekend of release, down nearly 75% from its debut.

The film has now taken $222 million in 10 days and is on course to be one of the bigger film of the year.

Entering the chart highest, and in second place, is the Seth Rogans voiced Sausage Party, an adult animation which also starts the voices of Kristen Wiig and Jonah Hill.

With a debut of $34 million its not quite Disney but for an R rated cartoon its a very good debut.

Talking of Disney they unleashed their 2016 remake/retelling of Petes Dragon this week and it perhaps hasn't quite done the numbers expected.

Landing at number 3 the film takes $21 million, considering the talent involved and the advertising a higher debut would have been expected.

Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Street is also new at 8.

1st August 2016

This week was the global release of the latest Bourne movie which saw it dominate the box office with its wide release in 47 counties.

America led the way and create just over half of the global box box office gross for the movie, the total was 110 million, far greater the last film in the series The Bourne Legacy.

This is a good start for the fifth film in the series and fourth starring Matt Damon and with positive reviews it should see the film gross some impressive numbers.

Falling from the top is Star Trek Beyond, which like its predecessor had a strong opening weekend but a heavy second frame.

The film took $37 million this week from 41 countries to bring its total gross to $160.5 million, and with much of the films gross bound to be front loaded this could mean trouble for the franchise.

Also new this week is League Of Gods at number 5 which has an impressive launch from 7 countries for a $30 million opening week.

Highest total grossing movie on the top 10 global box office this week is Finding Dory which has now taken $469 million.

The global top five looks like this.

  1. Jason Bourne - $110,142,540
  2. The Secret Life Of Pets - $47,712,325
  3. Star Trek Beyond - $37,000,000
  4. Ice Age: Collision Course - $30,000,000
  5. League Of Gods - $30,000,000

31st July 2016

This weekend in the US we see Star Trek toppled from the top of the box office after only a week and Jason Bourne come storing into its place.

Nine years after Matt Damon left the series, and four years after the last movie Jason Bourne, directed by Paul Greengrass, is the top film in America.

The Bourne Legacy starring Jeremy Renner wasn't that well received in America taking just $113 million but The Bourne Ultimatum, the last film staring Damon, was and took $227 million.

This new chapter takes $60 million on its debut so if off to a good start and will join the top grossing movies in the series.

Star Trek Beyond falls from the top after only a week taking $24 million on its second weekend on release and grosses $105.7 million after 10 days.

Also new this week is Bad Moms starring Mila Kunis at number 3 and Nerve starring Emma Roberts at number 8.

Longest run on the box office and highest total grossing movie this week is Finding Dory, 7 weeks and $469 million.

26th July 2016

This week saw the release of a new Star Trek movie at the global box office and as with all the others in the new' universe created by JJ Abrahams it is the top film globally.

Its a softer debut than Star Trek or sci-fi is used to despite good reviews and seemingly a better film then the last one but a $89.6 million debut from 38 countries is strong enough to see it dominate.

The legend of Tarzan is at 2 this week and is getting stronger across the globe as it has a staggered release, its not performing in the US but it is globally.

The film took $51 million from 62 countries for a total global gross of $260 million to date.

Biggest news of the week is the string debut for Skiptrace, the Jackie Chan action film had a big release in Asia and from 3 countries took $44 million on its debut.

Independence Day: Resurgence is the top total grossing movie on the weeks top ten global box office with $361.2 million.

Here is the global top 5.

  1. Star Trek Beyond - $89,600,000
  2. The Legend Of Tarzan - $51,130,000
  3. Ice Age: Collision Course - $51,000,000
  4. Skiptrace - $44,000,000
  5. The Secret Life Of Pets - $39,330,275

19th July 2016

A change at the top of the world box office charts has the Ghostbusters reboot taking over from The Secret Life of Pets.

On its debut week of release the 2016 Ghostbusters reboot takes $65.1 million dollars from just 4 countries.

An excellent result for the female led Ghostbusters movie, although good reviews have helped and the marketing push to banish the negativity has certainly helped.

The Secret Life of Pets is still doing big numbers across the globe and this week despite falling to number 2 grosses $54.9 million bringing its total gross to $253.9 from 10 countries.

Highest total grossing film on the global box office this week is Finding Dory, the Disney/Pixar movie has to date grossed $721.7 million.

Widest release of the week id Now You See Me 2 which is currently out in 78 countries although the film has only grossed $267 million.

Here is the global top 5 for this week

  1. Ghostbusters - $65,100,000
  2. The Secret Life Of Pets - $54,964,425
  3. Ice Age: Collision Course - $53,500,000
  4. Finding Dory - $47,540,000
  5. The Legend Of Tarzan - $33,120,000

18th July 2016

This week on the US box office The Secret Life of Pets managed to make it 2 weeks at the top of the box office, this week beating the Ghostbusters re-boot on its debut.

Pets made $50,5 million on its second weekend of release which brings its total after 10 days of release to $203.1 million.

The film is looking very strong and with the American school holidays in full swing this could be the one to beat this summer season.

Paul Feigs Ghostbusters reboot couldn't quite make it to the top on its debut and fell into second place with $46 million including preview shows on Thursday night.

This isn't at all bad and would have topped had it not been for the strength of Pets, good reviews have helped and it should hang around for the summer season.

Also new this week is The Infiltrator at number 8 which debuts with $5.2 million.

Highest total grossing film in America on the top 10 is Finding Dory which is at number 4 this week with a gross of $445.5 million while the longest running film is shared with Dory and Central Intelligence.

5th July 2016

Despite competition from the British beloved comedy that is Ab Fab, The Life of Pets remains at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend.

In its second weekend The Life of Pets takes a gross of £4.7 million, this brings the films total gross to an very good £16.6 million after 2 weeks, the films weekly gross is over £7 million.

Highest new entry of the week in Absolutely Fabulous The Move which makes its debut at number 2, a weekend gross of £4.02 million.

The film version of the British comedy comes nearly 25 years after the TV series started on BBC and amazingly it still has all the original cast including leads Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders.

A good run should be in order for the film although as is often the case with TV to movie adaptation it will probably spend a lot of time in cinemas but out of the charts.

Also new this week is Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in Central Intelligence which is new at 3.

Highest total grossing and longest running movie on the box office this week once again is The Jungle Book which over 12 weeks has grossed £47 million.

Historical charts

A years ago
The Minions remained at the top of the box office while highest new film was Terminator Genisys at number 2.

Five years ago
Transformers: Dark of The Moon is the highest new film at the top of the box office while falling to number 2 is Bridesmaids.

Ten years ago
New at the top of Dreamworks Over The Hedge while The Fast and The Furious Tokyo Drift falls down to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Shrek was the new film at the top of the box office while Evolution falls to number 2.

Twenty years ago
The Rock remains firm at the top of the box office while highest new film is Moonlight and Valentino at number 4.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 The Smell of Fear makes its box office debut at the top knocking Silence of The Lambs down to number 2.

4th July 2016

Despite a number of new releases this week Finding Dory still manages to dominate the global box office now after 3 weeks of release.

Dory this week grossed $76.3 million globally, now released in 41 countries, this brings its total gross now over the half billion mark to $538.2 million.

There are still many countries where the film has not had a release so the film making it to billion mark is probably at this stage a certainty.

Highest new film of the week is The Legend of Tarzan which shows up in 20 countries and has a debut gross of $56.9 million.

The week had a number of new releases but with the good weather and holidays throughout the world nothing managed to capture the market, or maybe it was the lack of summer blockbuster? The rest of the new releases are as follows: The Purge Election Years at 5, The BFG at 8, Ice Age Collision Course at 9, although it must be said that these film all had single digit country release and are no where near saturation yet.

Here is the top 5 global box office for this week.

  1. Finding Dory - $76,300,542
  2. The Legend Of Tarzan - $56,935,000
  3. Independence Day Resurgence - $56,700,000
  4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out Of The Shadows - $31,265,000
  5. The Purge Election Year - $30,997,840

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.

20th June 2016

Marvel's adult orientated superhero movie Deadpool is the top new film of the week on the UK video sales list.

Deadpool was released at in the UK on 12th February 2016 and entered the box office at the top after a god advertising campaign.

The film had a really good run at the box office spending 3 weeks at the top and managing an 8 week run on the box office.

The film took £37.6 million at the UK box office making it the 54th top grossing movie and it took $775.6 million across the globe making it the 61st top grossing movie globally.

The Revenant fell from the top where it entered last week to number 3 this week.

Also new this week is Dads Army at number 2 and 13 Hours The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi at number 6, Bone Tomahawk makes a new entry at number 8 and The Finest Hour enters at number 16, finally Point Break (the remake) is new at 20.

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.

19th May 2016

This week on the UK video charts Quentin Tarantino latest film hits the top on its debut week of release.

The Hateful Eight was released in cinemas on 8th January 2016 to critical praise as one of maverick director's best films in years.

Never hitting the promotional highs that perhaps a film of this calibre should get this film did enter at number 2 on its debut with £2.7 million.

The film only hung around for 4 weeks though and took a reasonable £6.8 million in that time - although for Tarantino this is not a good performance.

Last weeks top film Star Wars: The Force Awakens falls into the runner up spot this week, although it's probably just making way for The Hateful Eight for the week.

Also new on the video chart this week is Room which makes it debut at number 4.

10th May 2016

Last week Captain America kick started the summer box office in the UK, and this weekend the sun actually showed its face making people forget about the cinema for the weekend.

With the sun shining the box office saw a massive drop in taking and Captain America: Civil War war a 60%+ drop in taking to £4.06 million.

This brings the films total takings to £27.3 million on its second weekend of release, although this is still better than the previous 2 film at the same point in their release.

Highest new film of the week is Bad Neighbours 2 at number 3 which debuts with £1.69 million.

With the sun out this is way lower than the original 2014 film which scored an £8 million plus opening.

Also new this week are Florence Foster Jenkins at number 4, Robinson Crusoe at number 5 and 24 at number 10.

Historical charts

A year ago
Avengers Age of Ultron stayed at the top of the box office leaving [spooks] The Greater Good to land at number 2.

Five years ago
A fairly static chart saw Thor stay at the top with Water For Elephants the top new film at number 4.

Ten years ago
Mission:Impossible III kicked off the summer season with a number 1 debut while Ice Age: The Meltdown fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Bridget Jones's Diary stayed put at the top with Captain Corelli's Mandolin landing new at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Toy Story was still reigning at the top of the UK box office, highest new film was right down at number 5 in the shape of Things to Do In Denver When Your Dead.

Twenty five years ago
Predator 2 made its debut at the top of the chart with The Doors falling down to number 2.

4th May 2016

No surprise to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens remain at the top of the video sales chart this week.

Destined to be one of the top selling films of the year, the home video release of the top film ever in the UK is still selling is large quantities.

Highest new film of the week is the Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co starring film Sisters.

Sisters was released at the UK box office the same weekend as The Force Awakens, and did quite well considering with an opening weekend of £1.2 million.

The film did only hang around for 4 weeks in total and during that time took a small £2.6 million.

Despite the good reviews the film did do that well, but it was in a time when the world was gripped in Star Wars fever and nothing else really mattered.

Also new this week are 2 other new releases: Joy is new at 3, Exposed is new at number 7, IP Man 3 enters at number 10 and Krampus is new at number 12.

7th April 2016

David Brent Life on The Road - actually looks good - and funny.

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.

4th April 2016

On the UK video chart this week the Osacar nominated film Bridge of Spies makes its debut at the top.

Bridge of Spies was released at the UK cinemas on 27th November 2015 and made its debut at number 4 of that week with a £1.6 million weekend.

The film had a rather good 8 week run on box office top 15 before dropping out the chart during its awards buzz.

The film managed to make £7.4 million at the UK box office during its run, worldwide the film managed to gross $160.9 million.

Last weeks top film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 falls in to second place after a couple of weeks at the top.

Also new this week is Fall of The Krays at number 6 and The Lion Guard Return of The Roar at number 19.

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.

29th March 2016

There was no other film that would be beaten this weekend in the US as the superhero titan that is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice makes a successful debut at the top.

Beating the all time record debut for March or for Q1 of any year, BvS debuts with an incredible $170.1 million over the Easter weekend.

Still doing good number Disney's Zootopia falls from the top into second place this weekend, a weekend gross of $23 million brings the animal cartoon to $241 million in the US.

Also making its debut this weekend is My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 which enters at number 3, the followup the the biggest sleeper hit of all time has done better than expected with a debut of $17.8 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office is Deadpool at number 7 which has now grossed nearly $350 million.

29th March 2016

There was never going to be any other outcome this week as we see Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice take over at the top with little competition.

The superhero movie that is to kick off the Justice League movies from Warner Bros. took the top with an amazing weekly world gross of $424.1 million from 67 countries.

Not a record to highest total grossing debut but certainly a record fot the pre-summer season.

Zootopia has had a good run but this week falls down to number 2 with $65 million and has a total world gross of $696.7 million, and is on track to become Disney's highest grossing film.

Highest total grossing film on the world top 10 box office this week is Deadpool at number 9 this week which has now grossed $745.9 million.

Here is the full world grossing top 10:

  1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice - $424,100,000
  2. Zootopia - $65,638,000
  3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 - $26,116,075
  4. Kung Fu Panda 3 - $22,056,000
  5. The Divergent Series Allegiant - $19,000,000
  6. Miracles From Heaven - $9,500,000
  7. The Revenant - $9,135,000
  8. 10 Cloverfield Lane - $8,500,000
  9. Deadpool - $8,000,000
  10. London Has Fallen - $6,926,000

14th March 2016

Disney's latest hit film Zootopia continues to dominate the world box office this week as it increases its lead on the world box office.

A weekly gross of $133 million is boosted by a massive Chinese release and a continuing strong American presence, the film is released in 46 countries so far and has a total gross of $431.3.

Highest new film of the week is 10 Cloverfield Lane from producer JJ Abrams which enters at number 4 from 7 countries.

The surprise announcement of the film only a couple of weeks ago have made a short but effective marketing campaign, although having The Force Awakens director involved cant have helped.

A $26 million opening is low but for the low budget film it is a good sign and we could see the film get much bigger numbers as it opens in more countries.

Highest total grossing movie across the world this week is Deadpool at number 7, still open in 82 countries, the highest of any film this week, the total gross now sits at $708 million.

Here is the full world grossing top 10 this week:

  1. Zootopia - $133,100,000
  2. Kung Fu Panda 3 - $30,250,000
  3. Gods Of Egypt - $28,900,000
  4. 10 Cloverfield Lane - $26,700,000
  5. Divergent Series: Allegiant - $26,700,000
  6. London Has Fallen - $22,668,000
  7. Deadpool - 22,100,000
  8. Ip Man 3 - $13,000,000
  9. The Revenant - $8,900,000
  10. Grimsby - $6,350,000

13th March 2016

At the US box office this week Disney score a second week at the top of the tree with their latest animated feature Zootopia.

Taking a very good $50 million on its second weekend of release the well received film has now taken $142.6 million after 2 weeks of release.

Coming in new at number 2 this week is the JJ Abrams produced film 10 Cloverfield Lane, a sequel of sorts to 2008's Cloverfield.

The films debut did not come anywhere near Cloverfield's $40 million opening with $25 million this weekend but the film has done well and for a low budget movie has done well.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week is Deadpool at 3 which has now grossed $328 million after 5 weeks.

9th March 2016

Ending the 3 week run of Deadpool this week is London Has Fallen which takes over on its debut weekend of release.

The sequel to the 2013 film about the White House takes over at the top with a debut weekend gross of £3.2 million.

It could be the location of course but London debuts with a £1 million gross higher than the original film, plenty of competition down the line to see this disappear quite quickly.

Deadpool falls to number 2 this week, the superhero film is still doing good numbers at the box office and this week does £1.5 million to brings its total to £34.1 million.

Deadpool is also the highest total grossing film on the box office this week.

Also new this week is Hail, Caesar! from The Coen Brother at number 3, The Other Side of The Door at number 9 and The Choice at number 10.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Staying on top for a second week was The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel while the highest new film of the week was Chappie at number 4.

Five years ago
Rango entered the box office at the top and with a all new top 3 Paul fell from the top to 4.

Ten years ago
Comedy Date Movie stayed for another week at the top while Syriana entered the highest at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Hannibal managed to stay another week at the top while Chocolat made its entry at number 2 as the highest new film.

Twenty years ago
Trainspotting and Sense and Sensibility traded places on the box office in the number 1 and number 2 spots while the highest new film was Strange Days right down at 7.

Twenty five years ago
Dances With Wolves remained at the top for a fifth week while Green Card was the highest new film at number 2.

7th March 2016

On the UK video chart this week Spectre manages to hold on to the top spot for a second week while war time drama Suffragette is the highest new film.

After a fantastic showing on the video chart last week there was no move for the latest Bond movie this week with sales too strong for any of the new releases.

Suffragette was the highest new film at 2, the film was released into UK cinemas on 16th October 2016 where it has a debut week at number 2.

The film put in 6 weeks inside the top 15 films in the UK before hanging around the box office for another 12 weeks and was still in some cinemas last weekend.

The film didn't bust any balls at the box office but did manage to rake in a fairly good £9.9 million over its run.

Also new on the video chart this week is: Brooklyn entering at number 3, The Intern new at number 8 and finally Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension at number 9.

2nd March 2016

Making it a cool 3 weeks in a row if Fox's Marvel superhero adaptation Deadpool, while the highest new film of the week enters at 2 in the shape of Grimsby.

A £2.9 million weekend is good enough to keep Deadpool at the top of the UK box office making it 3 weeks in a row now.

The big Marvel hit has now taken an incredible £31.1 million in the UK and is set to become one of Fox's biggest entries in their Marvel superhero cannon.

Highest new film of the week is Grimsby which enters the chart at number 2, maybe a little disappointing with all the press but the Sasha Baron Cohen film takes £1.9 million for the weekend.

For Cohen this is the lowest of all his film, Borat (or to give it a full title - Borat: Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan) is his highest with over £6 million on its debut.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is still holding on in their and is one again the highest total grossing film of the week, not with £122.6 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Fifty Shades of Grey to second after a couple of weeks at the top.

Five years ago
Gnomeo and Juliet remained at the top for another week with I Am Number Four entering the highest at number 3.

Ten years ago
Date Movie was the highest new film knocking Disney's Chicken Little into the runner up spot.

Fifteen years ago
Hannibal remain at the top of the box office, and in an unusual move the highest new film of the week was at number 6 with Finding Forrester.

Twenty years ago
There was an all new top 3 headed by Sense and Sensibility, Jumanji fell to number 4.

Twenty five years ago
Dances With Wolves remained at the top for another week after its Oscar glory with Pacific Heights the highest new film at number 2.

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.

17th February 2016

Marvels latest superhero goes to the top of the UK box office with an incredibly good opening weekend, far better than could have been predicted.

Ryan Reynolds stars in Deadpool which makes its UK box office debut at the top with an incredible £13.6 million debut.

The film which is being distributed by 20th Century Fox rather than Disney beat all expectation and becomes a new franchise for Marvel, a sequel is in the works.

Falling from the top down to number 5 after a single week is Goosebumps which takes just over £1 million pound bringing its total to £4.1.

Also new this week is Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip at number 2 and maybe a little disappointing Zoolander No 2 at number 2.

Highest grossing film on the box office is Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has not taken an amazing £121 million.

Historical charts
A year ago
Valentines day favourite Fifty Shades of Grey made its debut at the top knocking Big Hero 6 into second place.

Five years ago
Gnomeo and Juliet took over the top spot on its debut from The Kings Speech which fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
Chicken Little from Disney was the top film on its debut and with a top 3 of new releases Zathura A Space Adventure fell from the top to number 5.

Fifteen years ago
What Women Want stayed at the top of the box office for a second week while Dude, Where's My Car? was the highest new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Heat stayed at the top for a second week while highest new film was Loch Ness at number 4.

Twenty Five years ago
Oscar winning Dances With Wolves was the highest new film at the top while Kindergarten Cop fell to number 2.

21st January 2016

The success of Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakes has been too good for Disney.

Not surprising but annoyingly they have announced that Star Wars Episode VII will be released at the end of 2017.

13th January 2016

Making it four weeks at the top of the box office chart this week, and becoming the top grossing film ever in the UK in that time Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The seventh Star Wars film has not taken just about every honour the box office can give, except for highest grossing film across the globe, which it will probably leave where it is.

The figure for The Force Awakens this week are, £6 million for the weekend, £11 million for the week and £108 million total gross, it is of course the highest total grossing film on the chart.

Highest new film of the week is the 8th Quentin Tarantino film (have directors ever promoted film before by how many they have made!) The Hateful Eight which enters the chart at number 2.

The film takes £2.7 million for the weekend, £4 million behind The Force Awakens showing how popular that film still is.

The are no other new films on the box office top 10 this week.

Historical charts

A year ago
Tak3n (Taken 3) was the highest new film of the week knocking The Theory of Everything down to number 3.

Five years ago
Oscar winner The Kings Speech entered that box office at the top knocking Little Fockers down to number 3.

Ten years ago
King Kong remained at the top of the chart and with a static top 2 the highest new film was Just Friends at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Unbreakable was unmovable at number 1 with the highest new film coming in at number 4 in the shape of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, good for an oriental movie.

Twenty years ago
Seven (or Se7en) was the highest new film at the top of the box office knocking Ace Ventura When Nature Calls down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Arachnophobia came in at the top and knocked Home Alone to number 2.

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

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.

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

JJ Abrams continuation of the Star Wars saga this week completely dominated the world box office in every country it was released in.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens took on its opening weekend $517 million, the highest opening gross ever beating this years Jurassic World by a comfortable margin.

It took the current highest grossing movie Avatar 11 days to get to this figure, and with the massively positive reviews the Star Wars film has had its possible that it could become the higerst grossing film in time.

Last weeks top film across the world, The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2, falls to number 6 this week, although it did spend 4 weeks at the top.

A surprisingly active chart for new releases also sees Mojin The Lost Legend new at 2, Sisters new at 4 and Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip new at 5.

Highest total grossing film on the world box office this week Spectre who's world gross now stands at $836.1 million.

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens - $517,000,000
  2. Mojin The Lost Legend - $85,000,000
  3. Surprise: Journey To The West - $24,000,000
  4. Sisters - $15,217,860
  5. Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip - $14,400,000
  6. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $13,450,000
  7. The Good Dinosaur - $13,432,000
  8. The Himalayas - $8,500,000 $8,500,000
  9. Spectre - $7,845,000
  10. In The Heart Of The Sea - $7,365,000

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.

15th December 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 has it's last week at the top of the world box office this week before we all get engulfed in the phenominon that sill be Star Wars.

Mockingjay Part 2 took $26 million over the week from 93 countries and is still playing strong in Europe and North America, its total world gross is $564.5 million.

We have to look to China to find the highest new film of the week in the shape of Surprise - Journey To The West - it is only released in the one territory which makes the entry at 4 even more impressive.

HIghest total grossing film across the globe this week is, still, Spectre who's gross is now up to $820.5 million, it is still showing in 95 counties the highest at the moment.

Here is the full top 10 world box office this week:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $26,700,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $24,797,000
  3. In The Heart Of The Sea - $23,605,000
  4. Surprise - Journey To The West - $17,000,000
  5. Spectre - $16,900,000
  6. Point Break - $12,300,000
  7. Krampus - $11,612,655
  8. Creed - $10,120,000
  9. The Martian - $9,500,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $7,295,000

14th December 2015

Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation this week takes over as the top film on the Video charts on its debut week of release.

Rogue Nation was release at the UK box office, after being brought forward, on the 31st July 2015 to good reviews and a number 1 debut.

The film had a good run on the box office staying on the official top 15 for 9 weeks and had an extra 4 weeks floating around the box office.

Rogue Nation is the 172nd highest grossing film in the UK with a total gross of £21 million, it is also the 77th highest grossing film in the world with $682.1 million.

Ant-Man after a new entry at the top falls down to number 4 this week.

Also new on the UK video charts this week is Pixels at number 3 and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at number 6.

14th December 2015

All quiet on the box office front in America this week as no studios dare release new movies near what will be one of the biggest films of the year, thus The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2 stays on top for a fourth week.

Mockingjay Part 2 has not got the best record of all The Hunger Games movies at the box office in America, although it will not has a good a gross as the previous films.

To stay at the top this week Mockingjay took just $11.3 million bringing its total to $244.4 million, this will be its last week at the top.

Highest new film of the week is In the Heart of The Sea which enters the US box office at number 2 with $11 million, only $0.3 million behind the top film.

Highest total grossing film in the US at the moment is Mockingjay, will be fun to see if next weeks new film outgrosses that in a single leap.

8th December 2015

The last Hunger Games film is still ruling the world box office this week taking another $51 million, although it does have a very wide release in 93 countries.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas horror film Krampus which is released in 25 counties, the film is new at 4 with $19 million.

Also new this week is In the Heart of the Sea at number 5 which gets a release in 38 countries and the Point Break remake gets a quiet release in 4 countries and is new at 8.

Highest total grossing movie on the world stage is Spectre which has now grossed $792 million and is still on release in 95 countries.

Here is the top 10 world box office:

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $51,000,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $34,912,000
  3. Spectre - $28,425,000
  4. Krampus - $19,319,040
  5. In The Heart Of The Sea - $17,100,000
  6. Creed - $16,940,000
  7. The Martian - $15,115,000
  8. Point Break - $12,000,000
  9. Fall In Love Like A Star - $11,130,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $10,715,000

3rd December 2015

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 retains its position at the top of the UK box office this week despite some strong competition entering the chart.

The last of The Hunger Games films adds £4.5 million on its second weekend of release which brings its total to £19.3 million after 10 days of release.

The film is almost mirroring the take of the second and third film in the series and will most likely end up grossing somewhere is the region of £30 million which is the same as part 1.

Highest new film of the week is The Good Dinosaur at number 2, the new film from Pixar takes a debut gross of £2.9 million, not quite but certainly one of the lowest gross from a Pixar film.

Also new this week are: Spielberg and Hanks double header Bridge of Spies is new at 4 while the new Johnny Depp film Black Mass is new at 5. New at 7 is Carol and Tamasha is new at number 8.

Highest total grossing film on the Uk box office this week is Spectre which after 5 weeks has grossed £88.3 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Paddington was new at the top of the box office which knocked The HUnger Games Mockingjay Part 1 down to number 2.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed at the top for another week while Unstoppable was the highest new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still holsing onto the top spot while Jodie Foster was the star of Flightplan which debuted at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Charlies Angels spent its debut week at the top of the box office, it knocked off What Lies Beneath from the top spot.

Twenty years ago
The Bond film Goldeneye made its debut a the top of the box office knocking Pocahontas down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Home Alone stayed at the top while Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the original version) entered at number 2.

30th November 2015

This week world box office chart has The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 staying at the top for a second week.

The last of The Hunger Games series takes $113 million from 93 countries this week which brings its total to $440 million in total world grosses.

This total is pushing the film to end its run as the lowest of the series but only a little.

None of the film on the top ten this week are new film but highest improved film is The Good Dinosaur which sits at number 2 this week with $67.9 million from 40 countries, the film has taken $84.2 million in total.

The Good Dinosaur has not had the best start to its cinematic run and will end up one of the lowest grossing Pixar movies.

The highest total grossing film on the box office this week is Spectre, $43 million this week and still released in 94 countries the film has grossed $750 million worldwide.

Here is the full top 10 -

  1. The Hunger Games: Mockinjay Part 2 - $113,600,000
  2. The Good Dinosaur - $67,892,000
  3. The Martian - $54,650,000
  4. Spectre - $43,200,000
  5. Creed - $32,380,000
  6. Our Times - $13,000,000
  7. Victor Frankenstein - $12,350,000
  8. Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie - $9,700,000
  9. Inside Men - $9,700,000
  10. Bridge Of Spies - $8,376,000

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.

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.

23rd November 2015

The last instalment in The Hunger Games series makes its debut at the top of the global box office thanks largely to big debuts from the UK and China.

A debut weekend of $247 million globally is on par with the rest of the series and the film should end the series on a strong note, despite lacklustre reviews.

Ending its run at the top after 4 weeks is Spectre which this week adds $80.3 million to its global gross.

A runaway hit for the Bond franchise Spectre has now taken $677.8 million globally, this is on par with Skyfall but that film had good legs unlike Spectre which seems to be tailoring off, $1 billion could be tough.

Spectre is also the highest grossing total gross on the chart this week.

The Night Before is also new on the global stage making its debut at number 6 with $10.1 million.

Here is the full global box office:

  1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - $247,025,000
  2. Spectre - $80,300,000
  3. Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie - $14,100,000
  4. Our Times - $12,000,000
  5. Inside Men - $10,200,000
  6. The Night Before - $10,100,000
  7. The Transporter Refueled - $9,800,000
  8. The Secret In Their Eyes - $8,133,000
  9. Spanish Affair 2 - $7,400,000 $7,400,000
  10. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $6,575,000

16th November 2015

In the US this week the latest Bond movie Spectre continued to do big business and in the process remained at number 1 for a second weekend.

Dropping nearly 50% from its debut weekend Spectre managed to gross $35.4 million which brings its total gross to $130.7 million in the US.

Highest new entry of the week is Love the Coopers (Christmas with the Coopers) which makes its debut at number 3.

The Christmas comedy wasn't good enough the remove The Peanuts Movie from the number 2 spot and makes $8.4 million over the weekend.

Also new this week is: The 33 at number 5, Prem Ratan Dhan Payo at number 8 and My All American at number 12.

9th November 2015

Released a week after the UK release Spectre this week blew away the cobwebs built over the last few weeks in the US to record a $73 million opening.

A good as this may seem its down from the series best US opening of Skyfall which opened to $88 million.

Also giving a boost to the US box office is American staple Snoopy and Charlie Brown The Peanuts Movie which opens at 2 this week with $42 million.

Last weeks top film, The Martian, falls to 3rd this week and is still doing good business, it has now taken nearly $200 million after 6 weeks of play.

The Martian is also the top total grossing film on the US box office this week.

There are no other new film on the American box office this week.

2nd November 2015

Despite being released in only 6 European countries, and having its release date on a Monday night, there was never going to be a bigger film than the new Bond movie on its opening week.

Hence the new outing for James Bond, Spectre, outperforms all in its path and is the biggest film across the world this week with a massive $80.4 million from 6 countries.

Good new for the franchise is that this outstrips the previous movie Skyfall and the film is currently on tract to be the biggest film in the franchise.

With the film opening in America this coming Friday it should see the film comfortably sit at the top for the coming weeks.

Falling to number 3 this week with $28.4 is The Martian, which surrenders the top spot and is also outgrossed by Hotel Transylvania 2 which hangs on to number 2, it does have the widest release with 83 countries.

The Martian has done amazingly well at the world box office and has current taken $428,4 million over its 6 week run and is still playing in 56 countries.

Highest total grossing movie this week is Ant-Man with has to date grossed $513,7 million during its cinema run.

Here is the full top 10 world grossing movies this week:

  1. Spectre - $80,400,000
  2. Hotel Transylvania 2 - $39,430,000
  3. The Martian - $28,400,000
  4. The Last Witch Hunter - $23,350,000
  5. The Witness - $18,690,000
  6. Goosebumps - $17,310,000
  7. Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension - $16,950,000
  8. Bridge Of Spies - $11,460,000
  9. Ant-Man - $11,148,000
  10. Crimson Peak - $8,404,640

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.

5th October 2015

This week British produced film [Spooks] The Greater Good makes its home video debut at the top of the chart.

The film was released at UK cinemas on 8th May 2015 where it debuted at number 2, behind Avengers Age of Ultron, with a debut gross of just over £1 million.

A small 4 week run on the official top 15 was a small part of its cinema total with it spending a further 8 weeks bouncing around the underbelly of the chart.

After 12 weeks in cinemas it managed a total UK gross of £3.2 million, the film didn't make an impact on the world box office scene.

Pitch Perfect 2 falls from the top where it made its debut into third place.

Other new films making their debut this week are: Thomas and Friends Sodors Legend of The Lost Treasure at number 6, Man Up at number 7 and Ruth and Alex right down at number 20.

11th August 2015

New at the top of the video chart this week is The Divergent Series Insurgent which takes over on its debut week of release.

Insurgent was released in UK cinemas on 20th March of 2015 where it debuted at number 2 being kept off the top by runaway kids film Home.

The film spent 5 weeks on the box office chart taking a moderate £7.8 million during its UK run.

Last weeks top film, Home, fell to 3 this week after 2 weeks holding onto the top position.

Other new films this week are: The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water which is new at 2, Woman In Gold which is a new film at number 6, Good Kill which is new at number 14 and Admiral Command and Conquer new at number 15.

28th July 2015

Pixar didn't release a cinematic film in 2014 so the new film from the animated studio was going to be a big deal, and Inside Out is critically one of their best and makes an impressive UK box office debut.,p> Entering the chart at the top Inside Out takes in £7.3 million on it's debut, compared to their last film Monsters University this was over double its debut.

It is though way behind the leader in the Pixar crown, Toy Story 3 which took an incredible £21 million on it's debut and went on to become one of the highest grossing animation of all time.

Inside Out has a good start and is inline with Finding Nemo from 2003, it will easily go over the £30 million mark in the coming days.

Last weeks top film, Ant-Man, falls to number 2 this week with a £2.5 million weekend gross raising its total to £9.6.

One other new entry on the top 10 this week is Southpaw new at 4 with £1.6 million.

Historical Box Office

A year ago
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes extended its stay at the top of the box office by another week leaving Hercules to debut at number 2.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 made its very impressive debut at the top moving aside Inception which fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
Fantastic Four over took the number one spot on its debut week of release while Madagascar fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Stuart Little moved to the top of the box office after 3 weeks on the chart knocking Chicken Run down to number 2, High Fidelity was the highest new film at number 4.

Twenty years ago
Stallone's Judge Dredd was the top new film making its debut at number 1 knocking Batman Forever down to number 2

27th July 2015

Ant-Man managed to beat off the new comedy from Adam Sandler this week in a fairly tight battle for the top of the US box office, Ant-Man makes it 2 weeks at number 1.

The tiny superhero movie takes just shy of $25 million on its second weekend at the box office and brings the total after 10 days to $106 million, low for a Marvel movie but still a good take.

Pixels is the latest off beat comedy from Sandler who's grosses have been slipping of late, this latest vehicle has him mixing 80's nostalgia into the mix for good measure.

A $24 million weekend sees it slip into the runner up position, but it's not a convincing weekend and the film could slip out of the box office quite quickly.

Other new film which opened in the US this week are - Southpaw at number 5 and Paper Towns at number 6.

23rd July 2015

This week in the UK Marvel/Disney's new franchise made its mark by debuting at the top of the box office at the top.

The tiny superhero had a debut weekend gross of £4 million from 555 sites, below other Marvel superhero films but for one of the less known characters and a new franchise a good opening.

A decent run over the school summer holidays could see a total gross in the high 20's into low 30 million region.

Falling into second place are the Minions, a £2.7 million gross has extended their total to £32 million, with plenty more to go over the summer this could be one of the highest grossers of the year.

Andr Rieu's 2015 Maastricht Concert also makes an appearance in the top 5 this week with a followup to the 2014 concert of the same name.

Indian film Bajrangi Bhaijaan and The Gallows also make appearances in the top 10 at 7 and 9 respectively.

Historical charts

A year ago
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes made it's debut on the UK box office at the top knocking down How to Train Your Dragon 2 into the runner up spot.

Five years ago
Christoper Nolan's Inception made it's mark on the box office debuting at the top while The Twilight Saga: Eclipse fell to number 3

Ten years ago
Madagascar made its way to the top of the UK box office knocking War of The Worlds to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run continued its run at the top while The Patriot made its debut at number 3.

20th July 2015

Marvel continues it's dominating streak of superheroes movie this week and introduces the movie world to a new charter in the shape of Ant-Man.

The smallest of the superheroes enters the chart at the top on it's debut week with a $58 million weekend which is in-line with expectations but not up there with the big guns of Thor or Ironman.

This is still a very good opening weekend and is bound to start another franchise in the Marvel/Disney cannon and could see Ant-Man join the other Avengers in their next movie.

Falling into second place after a single week at the top is the lovable yellow characters of the Minions, a second weekend gross of $50 million sees it's 10 days total rise to $216.7 million.

Trainwreck this week enters the chart at 3 as the female slapstick gross out comedy opens with $30 million while British film starring Ian McKellen Mr. Holmes opens at 10 with $2.5 million.

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

The little yellow Minions opened in the US this week and became the second highest grossing animated debut film behind Shrek The Third.

With nothing else opening big in the US market the Minions simply stole the show with it's $115 million opening.

A fantastic opening and the appeal of the characters which started with the Despicable Me films sets in in good stead to become one of the highest grossing animations and a $1 billion+ gross.

Falling into second place is Jurassic World after its 4 week run at the top of the box office, although it cant complain, it is the highest grossing film of the year in the US having grossed $590 million so far.

Other new film in America this week are: The Gallows at number 5 and Self/Less at number 8.

2nd July 2015

This week Jurassic World lost its 2 week hold at the top of the UK box office and made way for those little yellow people as Minions makes its debut.

Taking over the number 1 spot with a very good weekend gross of £11.5 million and it is clearly looking to repeat the success of Despicable me 2 for which the Minions became famous.

Despicable Me 2 was released at about the same time in 2013 and took £14 million on it's opening weekend, it did become the top grossing film of that year.

Jurassic World fell a single place on it's third weekend of release but the film is still going great guns and is now the top grossing film of the year with £48.9 million.

Other new films this week are Knock Knock from Eli Routh at number 7 and Slow West at number 10.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie made it's debut on the box office at the top of the chart and knocked The Fault In Our Stars to number 2 after only a week at the top.

Five years ago
Get Him to The Greek entered at the top of the box office while Killers fell from the top into number 2 after a week.

Ten years ago
Batman Begins held its place at the top of the box office for a second week while the top new film was Kung Fu Hustle at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
There was no shifting Gladiator as it spent yet another week at the top of the box office, Big Mommas House made it's debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Bad Boys held on the top spot for a second week while the top new film was Tank Girl which made its debut at number 3.

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

10th June 2015

A hot weekend meant that business at the UK box office was slow hence the top 15 in the UK took just under £10 million in total.

Paul Feig directs Melissa McCarthy is the number 1 film this week which makes it's debut on the UK box office.

The critically acclaimed comedy from the same director and star as Bridesmaids from 2011 this weekend took £2.5 million, low for this time of year.

Last weeks top film, San Andreas, falls a single place to number 2 with a weekend gross of £1.7 million, this gives the film a 10 day gross of £8.3 million and it will be the highest grossing Dwayne Johnson starring film.

Interesting note: If the chart had been based on Monday - Sunday ticket sales San Andreas would have been the top film.

Other new film to hit the chart this week are: Insidious Chapter 3 which is new at 3 and Dil Dhadakne Do which is new at number 9.

Also worth a mention is The Empire Strikes Back which is new at 8, the reason being, like Back To The Future last year, Secret Cinema have a couple of month of event showing for the film and this weekend took £304,115.

Historical Charts

A year ago
This time last year 22 Jump Street made it's debut in the UK at the top of the Box office knocking Maleficent down to the number 2 spot.

Five years ago
Sex and The City 2 retained it's hold at the top while the highest new film was Death At A Funeral right down at number 4.

Ten years ago
Still holding on at the top was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith, it held off Sin City which entered the box office at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Oscar winner Gladiator was still at number 1 while the highest new film of the week was at number 3 in the shape of Maybe Baby.

Twenty years ago
Jack and Sarah was the top new film across the country knocking Street Fighter from the top into second place.

Twenty five years ago
Back in 1990 the top film of the month of June was Back to The Future Part III was the top film while Pretty Woman was still doing good numbers as was Dick Tracy.

14th May 2015

Now in its third week Avengers Age of Ultron is totally dominent on the UK box office, this weekend taking another £3 million.

The total gross for the laters Marvel superhero film in the UK is £40 million which takes it above Fast and Furious 7 as the highest grossing film of the year, an accolade Furious 7 held for 1 week.

Age of Ultron is more or less running at a par with Avengers Assemble and should end up with a similar total UK gross, across the work Ultron has grossed just over $880 million.

Making its debut on the box office this week is British film [spooks] The Greater Good - based on the TV show Spooks.

Entering in the runner up spot the film takes just over a million pound.

Other new film to enter the box office this week are: The Age of Adaline at 5 and Big Game at number 7.

Historical charts
A year ago
Bad Neighbours took over from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 at the top of the chart on it's debut week of release.

Five years ago
Iron Man 2 held on strong at the top of the box office which the highest new film of the week was Furry Vengeance which came in at 2.

Ten years ago
Kingdom of Heaven made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking The Hitchhikers Guide to The Galaxy down to the number 2 slot.

Fifteen years ago
Kevin and Perry Go Large was still riding high at the top of the UK box office while the highest new film was right down at 6 in the shape of Man On The Moon starring Jim Carrey.

Twenty years ago
Outbreak held onto the top of the box office and there were no new entries on the chart for this week.

11th May 2015

Avengers Age of Ultron is still dominating the world this week on it's third week of release help in no small part by it having a very good second weekend in America.

A world gross of $145 million saw it very comfortably retain its lead over the rest, although it does have by far the greatest territory release with 91 countries.

Furious 7 is still the second film with a world gross of $24 million for the week and with a world total of $1.4 billion to looks set to overtake the original Avengers Assemble film as the third highest of all time.

The rest of the top 5 is filled out with Hot Pursuit at 3, Chappie at 4 and Home at 5.

Highest new film is Pitch Perfect 2 which had a early release in 2 territories and makes number 6 with $8.8 million putting it in good shape when it has a full release this week.

The full top ten looks like this

  1. Avengers: Age Of Ultron - $145,503,000
  2. Fast and Furious 7 - $24,872,020
  3. Hot Pursuit - $14,700,000
  4. Chappie - $9,800,000
  5. Home - $9,000,000
  6. Pitch Perfect 2 - $8,800,000
  7. The Age Of Adaline - $8,200,000
  8. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 - $8,190,000
  9. Cinderella - $5,574,000
  10. Silent Separation - $5,500,000

26th March 2015

Dreamworks latest animated tale hits the top in the UK this week on it's debut taking in more money than the rest of the top 15 combined.

Grossing a very good £6 million Home become an instant hit and a children's favourite with a likely sequel to come.

Struggling a little and debuting in second place is the sequel Insurgent, full title The Divergent Series Insurgent, with an opening gross of £2.9 million, although hit is ahead of the £1.7 million Divergent took on it's opening.

Falling into 3rd after 3 weeks at the top is The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel which has taken £13 million to date.

The gunman is also new this week at 5 and Wild Card is new at 10.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Grand Budapest Hotel was still the top film in the country and with a fairly static top 5 the highest new film was Starred Up at 6.

Five years ago
Alice In Wonderland was still at the top with the top new film coming in at 2 in the shape of The Bounty Hunter.

Ten years ago
Robots made it's debit at the top of the box office knocking Will Smith's Hitch down to second place.

Fifteen years ago
Toy Story 2 was still at number 1 after 7 weeks weeks at the top, the highest new entry of the week was the 1971 film A Clockwork Orange, released after the death of it's director Stanley Kubrick, and the fist time it has been in cinemas in the UK since 1971.

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 .

9th March 2015

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

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

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

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

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

2nd February 2015

It was Superbowl weekend in America which is usually bad news for the box office but American Sniper still manages to bring in a good weekend gross to stay at the top.

It's third weekend at the top adds another $31.8 million to it's now massive total which is now running at $248.9 million making it by far the biggest movie of the year to date.

With Paddington staying in second place the highest new film of the week is at 3, Project Almanac, which on it's debut weekend takes $8.5 million, it is only $5,000 behind Paddington.

Also new this week is: Black and White at 4 and The loft at 10.

28th January 2015

Clint Eastwood is riding high on the wave of critical success and award success, and celebrates his Oscar nominated film by seeing it top the UK box office.

He now manages the double of having the top film in the UK and America at the same time, and if Oscar night is fruitful it could see American Sniper do some really big business.

This week the film, on it's 3rd week of release, takes £2.5 million giving it a UK total gross of £6.6 million, it's world gross is $252 million to date.

Tak3n falls from the top spot after 2 week in the position, a £1.8 million weekend brings it's total gross to £15,1million.

Ex Machina is the highest new film of the week at 5, a £1.1 million weekend is quite weak but the Alex Garland film has had really good reviews which could help it in future weeks.

Also new this week is: Mortdecai disappointingly at 7 and The Gambler at 8.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Wolf of Wall Street was still holding onto the number 1 spot for another week while Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit was the highest new film at 3.

Five years ago
There was still no moving the might of Avatar at the top and with a fairly static chart Brothers was the highest new film at number 9!

Ten years ago
Closer stayed at the top of the box office and again with little movement on the chart Elektra was the highest new film at number 6.

Fifteen years ago
Sleepy Hollow stayed at the top of the box office with the highest new film coming in at number 3 in the shape of Stigmata.

3rd January 2015

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

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

So in order of release date here it is.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16th December 2014

Directed by Ridley Scott an starring Christian Bale, Exodus Gods and Kings takes over at the top of the US box office on it's debut week.

Exodus took a weekend gross of $24.5 million, a good debut weekend, especially in a weekend which saw another weak grossing weekend.

Last weeks top film, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, falls to number 2 this week.

Also new on the US box office chart this week is: Top Five at 4.

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

4th November 2014

All change at the top of the UK video chart this week with 2 big new entries going in at 1 and 2 in the run up to the big Christmas selling season.

The Winner was Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie which takes over from Maleficent as the top selling DVD/Blu-ray of the week.

Mrs Brown was released at cinemas on 27th June to much anticipation and hit the top spot on it's opening weekend with a gross of £4.3 million.

It hung around the box office for 6 weeks raking in a quite respectable £14.5 million in the process, a good amount for a low budget movie.

It currently sits at the 289th highest grossing movie in the UK, across the world it didn't get a release date which isn't much of a surprise as it's very my a British phenomenon.

Also doing well is the 2014 version of the Godzilla legend which lands at number 2 this week, a number 1 film from mid May which grossed £17 million at ht box office.

The only other new film this week is the direct to DVD film Adventurer The Curse of The Midas Box.

29th October 2014

This week war film Fury starring Brad Pitt takes over at the top of the UK box office on it's debut week of release.

A reasonably good weekend gross of £2.7 million sees then over take Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles after they spend just a single week at number 1.

Fury is already director David Ayer highest grossing film in the UK although for Brad Pitt it has a long way to go to beat the £25 million of Ocean's Eleven.

Fallling into second place after it's top spot debut last week, the Turtles manage to add £2 million to their gross bringing it to £7.9 after a second weekend of play.

Other new film on the top 15 this week are: The Book of Life at 4, Happy New Year at 8, Love Rosie at 9 and The Babadook at 10.

Historical Charts

One year ago
This time last year Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking Captain Phillips down just a single place to 2.

Five years ago
Up retained it's lead on the box office for a second week leaving the top new film to be Saw VI at two trying the capture the Halloween market.

Ten years ago
Sharks Tale spent another week at the top of the box office, AVP Alien Vs Predator was the highest new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago
Disney's Tarzan spent another week at the top and with a fairly static top 3 the highest new film was Steve martin and Eddie Murphy in Bowfinger at 4.

13th October 2014

At the US box office this week David Finchers Gone Girl retains it's position at the top despite some heavy competition from Dracula Untold.

On it's second week of release Gone Girl takes $26.8 million in box office takings to give it a 10 day, 2 weekend, total gross of $78.3 million.

Dracula Untold made a good attempt at beating it but it only managed to enter the box office at 2 this week after taking $23.5 million in box office takings.

Other new film on the American box office are
Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day which enters at 3 with $19.1 million.
The Judge which surprisingly for a Robert Downey Jr. film enters at 5 with $13.3 million.
Addicted which enters at 7 with $7.6 million.
Meet the Mormons entering at 11 with $2.9 million.

15th September 2014

This week in the UK Seth Rogan and Zac Efron hit the top spot with their comedy Bad Neighbours which outsells The Amazing Spider-man 2.

Bad Neighbours was released at the UK box office on 9th May this year, and after some controversy over box office taking for advance screenings took a very good £8.4 million on it's debut.

The controversy was down to 2 weeks of preview screening being added to the opening weekend take, so the film was actually released 2 weeks earlier and only took about £2 million on it;s debut weekend proper.

Despite this the film hung around the box office for 6 weeks and had a nice steady drop down the chart and took just why of £16 million during it's box office run, it is the 249th highest grossing film in the UK ever!

Falling into second place is The Amazing Spider-man 2 which topped the video chart last week.

Other new film this week are

Brick Mansions at 7
Survivor at 9
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn at 15

Quite interesting that we have 2 Posthumous films on the UK video chart this week in the shape of Paul Walkers Brick Mansions and Robin Williams The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.

15th September 2014

This week at the US box office No Good Deed enters in the top slot dislodging what has become the top film of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy.

For the weekend just gone No Good Deed took $24 million and brings a little life into the US which was badly missing from last week cinema attendance in the US.

Guardians of the Galaxy falls to number 3 this week and it's takings are starting to slow down, still good for a film which has grossed over $300 million in America.

Check out the full US box office.

25th August 2014

There is a change around at the top of the US box office this weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles falls a single place to number 2 while Guardians of the Galaxy bounces from number 2 to the top.

The Turtles fall into second place after a 2 week spell at the top during which they made a very good $145.6 million from 3 week of release.

It has now become the highest grossing film of the summer and Guardians of the Galacy goes back to the top with a $17.6 million weekend and a $251.9 million total.

It was a very slow weekend at the US box office, the highest new film being the R.J. Cutler directed If I Stay starring Chlo Grace Moretz which debuted at 3 with $16.4 million.

Other new film on the US box office this week are
When the Game Stands Tall at 5
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For at (perhaps disappointingly) 8

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.

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

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

4th August 2014

In the US this weekend there was only really one film in the shape of Marvel/Disney's latest franchise Guardians of the Galaxy.

From the same studio that has broken box office takings over the past years as Avengers Assemble, Iron Man and Captain America to name a few, Guardians of the Galaxy posts the highest August gross ever.

There was speculation over the new franchise and is there was room in an already crowded superhero market, but it looks like there is still room for good entertaining films, and the positive reviews wont have hurt at all.

Audience reaction was positive as well, and pitch at older teenagers during the holiday period this could have lasting appeal and another Billion dollar film from Marvel could be on the cards.

Also out his week, and making a solid debut at 3 is Get on Up, a biographic film of James Brown, the film debut's with a $14 million weekend.

Check out the US box office on 25thframe.co.uk

1st August 2014

With one massive new release this week there is little else to talk about but the kids during their catered for as well.

Guardians of the Galaxy, the long awaited sci-fi adventure from the Marvel/Disney stable, opens with much hype and expectation. This will attract the fans from the Avengers universe and should get a bit opening weekend.

Reviews for the film has been very good with most critics enjoying the misfits in space story and this could get one of the biggest opening of the year, the top spot is almost guaranteed.

The Nut Job makes it's UK debut this weekend, with the school holidays in full swing this will give the film a better opening then at other times of the year.

A tale of squeals with voices by Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser this will be a big hit this weekend, top 5 definitely and could be a slow burner over the rest of the summer holiday period.

Come back on Tuesday to find out how these and other films perfumed at the box office.

23rd July 2014

Comic Con in San Diego has become a great source of new films and information and this week Peter Jackson and shared the poster of his The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies film.

Check it out below, the poster looks great but we've had one good Hobbit film and one not so good, time will tell on this one.

18th July 2014

UK new film analysis 18th July: Apes set to dominate the box office, Douglas and Keaton also make a show This weekend it's time for the apes to show how well they can do in the British market as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes makes it's UK debut.

Dominating much of the world box office last weekend the apes sequel waited until the World Cup was over before being released across Europe.

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be the top film after mostly good reviews, it may have a chance of beating last weeks Transformers: Age of Extinction £11 million opening, Apes has had no pre shows though.

Also out this week sees Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in And So It Goes, directed by Rob Reiner this is a typical film of life, love and not getting on with relative.

The stars and director all have their followings but this will chart in the top 5 and go quickly, out on DVD in the next few months.

14th July 2014

There was do doubt this week that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes would be the top film in America, and it does so with ease over the rest of the box office.

A very good $73 million dollars assured that the new apes film would be big and it not only far out grossed the rest of the box office but out grossed it predecessor.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes $55 million on it's American opening, it was a (nearly) new franchise so that may have effected it, Dawn has had very positive reviews and Rise was considered a big hit in the end.

Falling into the runner up spot this week is Transformers: Age of Extinction, two weeks at the top has earned it over $200 million in the US.

11th July 2014

An interesting weekend of releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2 go on general release after a couple of weeks of previews, and Boyhood and Begin Again are fresh to cinemas.

The fourth Transformers film is going to be the top film of the weekend, last weeks previews will be added to the gross meaning it will open in the £10 million mark and it could be the biggest opening of the franchise.

How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been on pre-release for a while now and has been on the box office chart for a couple of weeks, it's wider release will push it up the chart and it should go to number 2 this weekend.

Boyhood is a film from Richard Linklater and has been 12 years in the making, following the life of a young lad Linklater film in realtime with the boy growing up. Good reviews means it should get at least a top 10 entry.

Also out is Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again.

4th July 2014

This week we see the release of Melissa McCarthy's new film Tammy and another teen horror/drama/fantasy film in the shape of Vampire Academy.

Melissa McCarthy has become a big star over the last few year with her turn in Bridesmaids and The Heat, this looks set to be another good comedy with McCarthy and co-star Susan Sarandon in to for, this could be the top film of the weekend.

Based on the novels by Richard Mead Vampire Academy boils down to St. Trinian's with vampires. This has a good teen following which could see it get into the top 5 but a limited following and little hype will see it disappear quickly.

Other new films this weekend are: Saturday sees preview showing in some cinemas for the much anticipated new Transformers: Age of Extinction before it's full release next weekend.

27th June 2014

This week there is a trio of new releases which will battle it out for box office supremacy but they may have a battle on their hands with this weeks top film The Fault in Our Stars.

Biggest film of the week is Mrs Browns Boys D'Movie. The big screen debut of the BBC smash hit comedy series sees Agnes Brown and her family doing things on a bigger scale. A cult in Great Britain this could do big business and hit the top spot for a single week.

Chef is from director Jon Favreau and unlike his previous films Iron Man and Cowboys and Aliens this is a low budget low scale movie about life in a foot truck. This should see a top 5 entry on the box office.

Following on from the success of Mama Mia! and Sunshine on Leith, Walking on Sunshine is a feel good movie with lots of song performances throughout, directed by Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini this could see a top 5 entry.

13th June 2014

A very quiet week for releases on this Friday 13th, with only one new release of note that has a fairly niche market it should leave the field open for some old film shine.

The supernatural thriller Oculus starring former Doctor Who star Karen Gillan is the biggest new release of the week, opening on Friday 13th as a marketing mechanism.

A strong advertising campaign and the clear interest from Doctor Who fans who want to know what Gillan has been unto in the last year should see it appear at least top 3 with a 1 million plus opening.

22 Jump Street could hold on at the top, but it a male buddy movie and with the World Cup in Brazil having a big England match on Saturday night (that has a bigger male interest) Maleficent could well see itself go back to the top.

It could be the slowest weekend of the year for multiplexes as the forecast good weather and World Cup will have a major impact on box office takings.

Other new film this week are
Belle
The Hooligan Factory

30th May 2014

New at your local cinema this week is Angelina Jolie in Maleficent, Tom Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and Seth McFarlane in A Million Ways Tt Die in the West.

released on Wednesday to give it a bit of a head start Maleficent from Disney has Miss Jolie as the Sleeping Beauty bad witch showing she's not as bad as you think she may have been.

Plenty of hype for this film and it will have a fight with Tom Cruise for the top, we could see a good £6 million opening.

Tom Cruise flexes his sci-fi muscle in Edge of Tomorrow, based on the Japanese novel All You Need Is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka the plot is a sort of cross between Groundhog day and the video game Halo.

Also starring Emily Blunt both are box office big hitters and this could beat Angelina to the top, but it will be tight and a £6 million or so opening could also be on the cards.

Family Guy and American Dad creator Seth McFarlane brings us his follow up to the hit Ted. A harder sell this time in the guise of A million Ways to Die in the West, a western in the Blazing Saddles stable of slapstick.

McFarlane has a big following so this could get a decent 3 or 4 million pound opening and a top 5 entry definitely and maybe come in right behind the two bigger films of the week.

Other new films out this week are
Heaven is for Real
Venus in Fur.

16th May 2014

All studios cleared the way this week as the much hyped monster film Godzilla is released in cinemas and expected to clean up.

The last Hollywood mega budget Godzilla was released back in the summer of 1998 and although big didn't do the numbers as expected. Fast forward nearly 20 years and Gareth Edwards has been put in charge and the hype machine has gone into overdrive.

Expect this film to hit the top spot by a clear margin this weekend, favourable reviews and high expectation have made it a certain for a good opening weekend.

Also out this weekend
Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal
The Two Faces of January starring Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen

6th May 2014

Nothing stood a chance again The Amazing Spider-Man 2 this weekend in America as the web slinger records a good, but not record breaking weekend.

As expected the follow up to 2012's Spider-Man re-book took over at the top with a very good $91.6 million over the weekend, this does include Thursday night previews as well.

The Spider-Man movie grossed more than the rest of the box office combined, last weeks top film The Other Woman falls to second place after a week at the top.

There were no other new releases at the US box office.

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

10th March 2014

After a good haul at last weeks Oscars Gravity debuts as the top selling DVD/Blu-ray this week.

Starring Sandra Bullock and (for half the film) George Clooney, there was no stopping Gravity this week.

Gravity was released at the UK box office in November last year, debuting at the top of the Box Office, where it spent 2 weeks.

After 16 weeks the film is still in cinemas as may well stay for a few more weeks after it's success at the Oscars.

Last weeks top film, Thor The Dark World, falls down to 2 this week.

26th February 2014

With the school half term being a wet and miserable time in most parts of the UK the cinema was clearly a good option for parents as 3 animated features dominate the charts.

At the top there is no change as The Lego Movie stays for a second week taking £6 million, climbing back up a place is Mr Peabody and Sherman, while climbing to third is Disney's Tinkerbelle and the Pirate Fairy.

You have to look outside the top ten to find the highest new film, Winter's Tale enters at thirteen this week, taking £258 thousand for the weekend.

A year ago Disney was at the top with Wreck-It Ralph was still at the top of the box office while horror film Mama took the highest new position at three.

Five years ago Disney was at the top with Bolt retaining the position while new film Shopaholic entered at two. Ten years ago The Haunted Mansion stayed at the top, from, you guessed it, Disney. Entering the highest right down at nine was Sex Lives of the Potato Man.

Fifteen years ago Disney were at the top (again) this time with the help of Pixar with A Bugs Life, while highest new film was at three, This Years Love.

In conclusion, Disney does well this time of year!

12th February 2014

After an impressive 3 week run at the top Wolf of Wall Street this week surrenders to animated feature Mr Peabody and Sherman.

An early half term treat for the kids, Mr Peabody makes a splash at the top with £3.9 million over the weekend beating out quite easily a challenge from the Robocop reboot which lands at 2 with £2.4 million.

The Wolf of Wall Street dips to number 3 with a weekend take of £1.6 million bringing it's total to £17 million.

New films this week:

  • Mr Peabody and Sherman
  • Robocop (2014)
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Rusalka Met Opera 2014

This time last year Disney's Wreck-It Ralph made a good debut at the top of the box office knocking the 4 week champion Les Mis from the top.

Five years ago there was also a change at the top with Brad Pitt starring in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button making it's debut knocking Slumdog Millionaire down to number 3.

Ten years ago it was a similar story when Jet Black's starring School of Rock took over at the top on it's debut knocking the previous weeks top film Scary Movie 3 to number 4.

Fifteen years ago (and not to sound too receptive) A Bugs Life took over at the top on it's debut week knocking Shakespeare In Love into the runner up spot.

Finally twenty years ago Mrs Doubtfire was still the big film of February with Free Willy proving to be the big new film of the month.

26th September 2013

In an unusual move this week, and maybe due to little in the way of new releases, Ron Howards Rush moves 1 place UP to the top of the box office chart.

Taking £1.3 million from the weekend Rush takes over at the top, simply swapping places with last weeks top film Insidious Chapter 2.

There was little in the way of new films, the biggest of which is the critically panned film Diana, about the life of the late Princess which landed at 5 with a small take of $pound;600,000.

A small side note, the latest Grand Theft Auto Game was released last Monday which may have kept the young and middle aged men from cinemas, as reflected in the new releases.

One year ago ParaNorman was still at the top with Killing them softly a way behind at 2 being the highest new film.

Five years ago Tropic Thunder was the top film new film of the week smashing the previous weeks number 1, Pinapple Express, down to 4.

Ten years ago the remake of The Italian Job was at the highest new film of the week entering at the top and knocking Calendar Girls down to 2.

And fifteen years ago there was no shifting Saving Private Ryan from the top although highest new film of the week Lethal Weapon 4 had a good go and came within a whisker, it landed at 2.

30th August 2013

Nothing of real note this week in the UK which could lead to a fairly static box office chart this weekend, leading the way is the Michael bay low budget film Pain and Gain and indie film The Way Way Back with Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

Pain and Gain has not been getting much in the way of good reviews, infact it's been getting terrible reviews. Michael Bay who usually directs big budget films like Transformers brings us this films about body building and kidnapping, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Very little is known of this film and I suspect a low entry, top 10 at least and around the £800,000 mark over the weekend.

THe other new release is The Way Way Back, the coming of age story centers around a young boy in a dysfunctional family who befriends the owner of a water park.

Despite the good reviews and 'A' list stars little is known of this film and a quick release to DVD and limited cinema release might get this film in £100,000 but no entry in the box office top 15.

23rd August 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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!

12th July 2013

A duo of big releases will this weekend try and knock Despicable Me 2 from the top spot in the UK with both in with a chance.

Monsters University, the new film from Pixar and the sequel to 2002's Monsters Inc. is the film most likely to dislodge the Despicable Me sequel from the top.

There is such good buzz about for this film that I fully expect it to have the highest opening weekend of the year to date and could even have a debut weekend in the £20 million mark.

The original film in comparison had a £9.2 million opening and went on to gross £38 million in the UK, that was over 10 years ago.

Pacific Rim is the new film from Guillermo del Toro and despite never having had a major hit at the box office has a growing and loyal fan base, and this being a high budget Hollywood sci-fi film he will see bigger numbers that usual.

A top 5 placing is almost guaranteed, but beating Despicable Me 2 is a long shot and I suspect third place is where is will land, but runner up to Monsters University wouldn't surprise me.

5th July 2013

A couple of big new releases this week hit UK cinemas, both actually opened before Friday but will impact the weekend box office chart.

Now You See Me has a host of big names, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Jesse Eisenberg and not forgetting our own Michael Caine. The story is a bank heist, of sorts, by a group of magicians.

Not much buzz or excitement around this film, it opens on a Wednesday but with little excitement it will probably have a top 5 entry.

The Internship is a Google based film about a couple of old people who win an internship at the search giants. Everyone who works there is very young and the 2 older guys do their best to win favour and do a good job.

Starring 2 massive comedy names in Vince Vaughn and Own Wilson, and a massive advertising campaign this could see a good opening weekend, not strong enough to displace Despicable Me 2 and I think it may struggle with Man of Steel but 3rd place entry.

Come back next week to see if I came close to predicting the entries of these 2 films.

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.

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.

21st March 2013

We've been drip fed Star Trek: Into Darkness trailer since the end of last year, now check out the best so far.

The last trailer was to be honest a little boring, but Abrams has redeemed himself now (as if directing Star Wars Episode VII wouldn't do that!) by giving us a blindingly good trailer.

This new trailer just makes we want the next few weeks to disappear so I can go and see this film on 10th May.

Check out the trailer below

21st March 2013

Sam Raimi's Oz prequel is still at the top of the UK box office with Steven Soderbergh's Side Effects holding firm in the runner up spot.

Oz The Great and Powerful is proving to be a huge hit for Disney at it hold the UK box office top spot for a second weekend on the trot. A weekend gross of £2.6 million has meant that after 10 days the film has taken £7.6 million in total.

Side Effects holds it's own at 2 leaving the highest new film, Welcome to the Punch, to land at 3. With only £460,250 for the weekend it's a weak opening for the highest new film. Doing even worse is the new Jim Carey film The Incredible Burt Wonderstone which land at with only just over £300,000.

This time last year The Devil Inside was the debut film at the top with just why of £2 million. John Carter was the film knocked from the top spot after bad reviews and a single week.

Five years ago Roland Emmerich's 10,000 BC was the top film with just shot of £2 million on it's opening weekend. Vantage Point was the film it knocked off after only a week.

Ten years ago Maid in Manhattan was still the top film, a weekend of £1.2 million took it's total gross to £4.6 million. Highest new film was The Life of David Gale which landed at 2 with £725,000.

Fifteen years ago it was still Titanic at the top, enough said, highest new film was As Good As It Gets at 3 with just why of a million pound.

13th March 2013

At the UK box office this week Sam Raimi has his latest film turn into a blockbuster for Disney with Oz The Great and Powerful debuting at number 1.

A weekend gross of £3.7 million is enough for Oz to knock last weeks top film, Hansel and Gretel right down to the 6th place, the Witch Hunter film suffering a massive drop in it's second weekend of release.

Oz, a prequel to the classic The Wizard of Oz, had a strong opening but did not manage one of the top opening of all time.

Last year Disney was celebrating with a top spot debut for John Carter, it was no where near as strong as Oz, and terrible reviews killed it quickly, but the opening weekend was just why of £2 million.

Five years ago the Dennis Quaid vehicle Vantage point was the top film, making it's debut there with £1.4 million.

Ten years ago Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes were doing the romantic thing at the top with Maid In Manhattan which took £2.5 million on it's debut.

Fifteen years ago it was still all about Titanic at the top, having made £44.5 million by now with the highest new film Oscar winning Good Will Hunting debuting at 2.

Twenty years ago Dracula was still the top film while Steven Segal was fighting terrorists on a boat in Under Siege.

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.

1st March 2013

Someone at New Line cinema has seen sense and push the release date of the third Hobbit film back to December 17th 2014 instead of the original release date of July 18th.

I cant tell how much better this will make the Rings community feel, having a film from this series released during he summer just felt wrong, they are end of year releases, period.

Now we can look forward to 2 more Christmases of Hobbit/Rings magic (not that The Hobbit was that good a film, but I have high hopes for the second) before we can put middle earth to bed forever!

26th February 2013

A single week at the top was all Bruce Willis could manage as Wreck-It Ralph jumps back to the top with a strong weekend after the school half term.

3 weeks of release and Disney recapture the top spot with their video game inspired film. A weekend gross of £3,420,196 takes it's total to £18,624,692 making another big hit for the House of Mouse.

A Good Day to Die Hard only slipped to second place which made the highest new film of the week land at 3, horror spookfest Mama took £1.5 million for the weekend.

This time last year another spooky horror film was still at number 1, The Woman in Black was spending it's 3rd week at the top with £2.4 million. Highest new films was Denzel Washington in Safe House with £2.1 million.

Five years ago Jumper was holding the top spot while whacky comedy starring Jack Black and Mos Def Be Kind Rewind was the highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago it was yet another scary horror film, the US remake of The Ring, which debuted in the top spot with £2.2 million.

And fifteen years ago Titanic was continuing it's record breaking surge at the top of the box office, 5 weeks in, still the top film and £34.1 million in the bank.

19th February 2013

The Die Hard series continues to pull in audiences 25 years after the original film hit cinemas.

Bruce Willis, the undisputed star of the series, plays John Mclain again, the New York cop who seems to always find him self in difficult situations with guns! A Good Day to Die Hard is the highest new film and the new number one film with an opening gross of £4.5 million.

Other new films this week are This is 40 at 3, Beautiful Creatures at 5 and Sammy Great Escape, a sequel to 2010's A Turtles Tale, is new at 8.

A year ago The Woman in Black was still riding the top of the chart while Nicholas Cage was the star of the highest new film at 3. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengence.

Five years ago Jumper debuted at the top of the box office becoming the highest new film and the number one film.

Ten years ago Hugh Grant was able to hang onto the top spot in Two Weeks Notice keeping Daredevil from the top which was the highest new film at 2.

Fifteen years ago Titanic was still at the top of the UK chart with the Kevin Klein starring In and Out the highest new film at 3.

15th February 2013

4 new films hit UK cinemas today, fantasy Beautiful Creatures, Bruce Willis's return to Die Hard in A Good Day to Die Hard, comedy sequel This is 40 and drama For Ellen.

Beautiful Creatures is a fantasy film set around family ties and the dark forces, think Romeo and Juliette with witches! Starring Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert.

A Good Day to Die Hard is the fifth Die Hard film, once again having Bruce Willis's New York cop suffering from fish out of water scenario, this time in Russia.

This is 40 is a companion film to director Judd Apatows Knocked Up, this time Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann take the lead as the couple with children hitting the age of 40.

For Ellen is the drama of a musicians fight for his daughter from his estranged wife.

7th February 2013

Die Hard actor Bruce Willis was on BBC's The One Show on Wednesday promoting his new Die Hard film, A Good Day to Die Hard, and when asked said he would do a sixth film.

Throughout Willis appeared very awkward and the BBC received complaints about his conduct, personally I think he just came across as very tired, jet lagged, and was struggling to think straight, he came across as very charming.

Despite not being that chatty, and not really giving away a great deal about anything, when female presenter Alex Jones asked if he would do a sixth film he simply replied yes, like were all surprised at that.

Willis will have to win round the studio mind after basically admitting that he didn't like the title of the new movie, claiming it was confusing, A Good Day to Die Hard, it's never a good day to die, what do you do, go and do some shopping and have some tea before you Die, Hard?

The titles of the Die Hard films have never follow the conventional 1, 2, 3 etc moniker although the fourth film was Die Hard 4.0 (except in the US where is was Live Free ot Die Hard) so a sixth film could be Six degrees of Die Hard or something!

The new film is set in Russia and has protagonist John McClain traveling the globe to rescue his son who is in some kind of trouble with the Russian mafia, it is out on Valentines Day.

26th January 2013

It has been announced that the Star Trek/Mission: Impossible 4 director J.J. Abrams is going to be directing the upcoming Star Wars sequel.

Ever since Disney bought Lucasfilms, and the Star Wars franchise in the process, announcing that there would be an episodes 7, 8 and 9 of the long running saga, the main question has been, who will direct?

Abrams name has been one of the front runners, either is fans hoping for a decent director or in leaked information, but is not suprise, and of great relief that he will be at the helm.

Also confirmed is that the production (or leadership duties as the starwars.com website calls it) will be Kathleen Kennedy and the screen play will be done by Michael Arndt, who is also a life long Star Wars fan.

Good news all round really? In a word yes, Abrams has the ability to turn things around, and is a brilliant director. The transformation he has done with Star Trek is nothing short of amazing, he taken the pure essence of the franchise, turned it full circle on it's head and allowed it to live a new life BUT he has kept it pure to the original. Also he took the flagging franchise of Mission:Impossible and produced possibly the best film of the series.

I think largely fan concerns that Disney would turn the series into a money spinning load on nonsense has been largely laid to rest, and quite possible the series will be given a new lease of life after the prequel trilogy tried to kill it.

14th January 2013

Middle Earths 4 week dominance of the Box Office ends this week with Les Misérables takes over at the top knocking The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey down to fourth.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi holds firm as the number 2 film and Gangster Squad is a new entry at 3.

The Tom Hooper directed film, based on the stage play musical, debuts at the top with a brilliant £8.1 million pound weekend gross. The highest debut for all involved except Anne Hathaway who scored a bigger opening weekend with last years The Dark Knight Rises.

Life of Pi continues to do well as the awards start to pile in and increases it's total gross to £21.9 million while Gangster Squad is new at 4 with an opening weekend of £2.1 million.

This time last year Spielberg was hitting number 1 with War Horse on it's debut weekend taking nearly £4 million and knocking The Iron Lady from the top.

Five years ago I Am Legend was still doing good numbers at the top with £2 million after 3 weeks while Charlie Wilson's War with Tom Hanks was the highest new film at 3.

Ten years ago The Lord of The Rings: The Two Towers still dominated the Uk box office and Martin Scorsese had the top new film with Gangs of New York at 2.

Fifteen years ago The Jackal with Bruce Willis was at the top on it's debut weekend with a gross of £1.4 million. Twenty years ago Bram Stokers Dracula from Francis Ford Coppola was hitting the top spot on it's opening knocking The Bodyguard into the runner up spot.

4th January 2013

We are on the dawn on the fifth Die Hard film to be released and Fox have now released a new trailer, with action, drama and Bruce Willis.

The original Die Hard movie is still to this day one of my favourite films, and I always try to get a watch over Christmas (it is the ultimate Christmas movie after all). Here we are 25 years after that release and 5 is with us nearly, do we need a fifth entry?

Maybe a discussion for another day, enjoy the trailer for A Good Day To Die Hard.

13th December 2012

Although I'm not expecting much from this new X-Men spin-off film I think this motion poster is really cool.

Simple and yet utterly effective, and although it's doesn't show much motion it works. Also check out the website, its got some good stuff to do there.

12th December 2012

A new trailer has been released for next years Superman reboot Man of Steel, and unlike the previous effort this one shows promise.

The film looks grittier, meaner and tougher than 2006's Superman Returns, the film is taking a very different approach than that of the classic Christopher Reeve films, unlike the 2006 effort.

This could be good news, but then the trailers for Superman Returns looked good and that was utter rubbish so maybe we'll reserve judgement until release date which is 14th June 2013, until then enjoy the trailer.

5th December 2012

In a record breaking week where it becomes the top movie in the UK ever, Skyfall reclaims the number 1 spot at the UK box office.

After spending 2 week at the top, The Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 is dislodged by the return of the 50th anniversary Bond movie. It was a close call in the end with Breaking Dawn 2 grossing £2,180,909 and Skyfall taking £2,275,469 bringing their totals in the UK to £31,373,440 and £93,769,331 repectively.

Highest new film this week is the Dreamworks animated film Rise of the Guardians which took £1,968,984, a good number in most weeks but not with the two powerhouse films that have dominated in recent weeks.

This time last year Arthur Christmas was still holding onto the top spot in the UK and £1,896,595 over the weekend, highest new film of the week was Happy Feet Two.

The festive theme continued five years ago when Fred Clause was the top new film at number one, staring Vince Vaughn the film grossed £2,275,469 on it's opening.

Ten years ago it was another year when it was all Bond, this time with Die Another Day, it was holding the top spot with a take of £5,364,433 over the weekend, and Santa Clause 2 was the highest film at number 3.

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.

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?

19th September 2012

Peter Jackson has treated us to a new The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey trailer today, and it's well worth checking out.

I am really looing forward to this film, and it will be absolutely fantastic, and more importantly a great addition to a film series he started with The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but I have to say that despite the lush settings, amazing photography, and mind blowing scenery, this is no where near as good as the original trailer.

Check it out below and let us know what you think.

Also worth checking out is the website, you can create your own The Hobbit trailer!

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

Expectation are already high for Skyfall, now they are even higher with the release of a full length trailer.

I won't go on about how good it is, just watch it below, and believe me, it looks just simply brilliant.

The sooner this year is over the better with the quality of films that are on the slate, go on, just watch this trailer.

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.

4th July 2012

At the UK box office chart this week the fourth Ice Age films takes the number one spot. It was a bad week though as no film in the UK grosses over a million pound in box office takings.

Ice Age: Continental Drift continues the success of the Ice Age series, but with only £853,226 for its opening weekend it's set to be the lowest grossing. Also this week Prometheus continues it's good run and goes back up to number 2 but last weeks top film, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, falls 5 places to number 6.

This weeks top 15 films marks the lowest top 15 since 25th June 2010 when Get Him to the Greek topped the chart and the combined chart took only £ 3,460,985, although the last time no film in the UK took over a million was way back on 28th September 2007 when Run Fatboy Run was in it's 4th week at the top.

This time last year fared much better that last weekend when the 3rd Transformers film, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, took the top spot with an incredible £10,728,503 and also was the top new film of the week.

Five years ago Shrek The Third topped the chart in its opening weekend with and amazing £16,671,727 and it also was the highest new film of the week. And ten year ago Spider-Man was still at the top of the chart having taken it's total gross to £20,953,100 while Murder by Numbers with Sandra Bullock was the highest new film at 2.

28th June 2012

Columbia pictures have released a new trailer for the Total Recall remake due for release later this summer. I have to admit that although it's actually a very good trailer don't watch if your a fan of the original?

The reason is that there is far too many key points from the original film in the trailer, I'm hoping that there will be a few twists and turns in this new re-image, but if there is not then I've almost seen the key moments.

One other note, were the film makers actually wanting to remake Blade Runner but had to settle for Total Recall? This trailer has a look, feel and style of the Ridley Scott classic, and there is even one scene in the trailer that is very reminiscent of a classic Blade Runner scene.

Check out the trailer below

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.

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 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.

31st December 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 simply did big business across the world in 2011 taking an incredible $1,327,655,619 in world wide box office takings.

The final instalment of the Harry Potter franchise made sure that no other franchise will come close to it for a while and it was the only film in the saga to break the billion pound mark in world grosses, although the 3D tax will have helped.

Coming in a healthy second is Transformers: Dark of the Moon which took $1,114,558,779, this is also the highest grossing film it's series, although to date there are only 3, more will follow. With Transformers taking over a billion it completed a top 10 of world box office films with over a billion.

Also worth a mention are Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with just over a billion dollars, Kung Fu Panda with $659,230,261 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 with $648,079,401.

It was not a great year for film at the box office this year despite the high taking of 3 films, they were exceptions. Next year is a good year for films and could well see box office takings increase with the likes of Batman, Spider-Man and The Hobbit.

31st December 2011

The final instalment of Harry Potter saw the boy wizard go out with a bang, and it became the most successful film of the franchise in the process, and for 2011 it is the highest grossing film at the UK box office.

During its 10 week run it raked up £73,094,187 in UK box office takings, at todays cinema ticket prices that is about 13.5 million tickets making it the 30th top film in the UK by ticker sales. Other film to do well in 2011 were The kings Speech with £45.3 milion, The Inbetweeners with £45 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with £32.9 million and The Hangover Part II with £32.7 million.

In all a good year for British films (is Harry Potter a British film?) with Blockbusters not doing so well, Breaking Dawn and Transformers Dark of the Moon performed well enough but they were big budget blockbusters and had higher expectations.

I think the winner of the year was The Inbetweeners Movie that performed well abouve expectations, made back its budget and secured a sequel in the process, al that for a little Channel 4 show about bad mouthed undersexed teens.

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.

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

At the UK box office this week the very British The Inbetweeners movie continues is run at the top of the box office chart making it 3 weeks in a row.

Another good weekend for the boys adding £ 3,679,555 to its total gross, the film has done far better than expected to date and now sits with a UK gross at £34,992,321 making it the 3rd highest grossing film of the year in the UK.

In the rest of the chart, Rise of the Planet of the apes reverses it's decline of the chart and pops back to number 2 with £ 1,083,091.

Last week's highest entry slips just one place this week, One Day falls to 3 with a total weekend take of £ 1,048,343.

The Little blue men of The Smurfs continue their successful run staying at 4 with a take of £ 1,043,353.

Finally in the top five is the highest new film of the week, an Indian action film Bodyguard which takes just under the million mark at £ 839,695.

This week's top 15 is running higher than last year's where The Last Exorcism was a new entry at the top of the tree, and the only film to take over a million, and Avatar was still proving a popular hit 9 months after release.

23rd August 2011

Miramax have launch an app for Facebook which allows you to watch a number of their films on the social networking site at a cost of 30 Facebook Credits ($3 or about £2.60) per rental.

The films are streamed so there is no downloading involved, and can also be watched full screen on your computer, iPad or a GoogleTV device (finally a use for the Google set top box.

The streaming is good and the definition is of a good quality. Naturally there is a social aspect to it all and you can arrange to watch films with friends if you desire and there is a game in the app as well based around casting and your friends list.

There are 20 movies available in the US, there are some movies available in the UK but not all 20. Like other online rentals the films are available for 30 days and then 48 hours after you start watching.

Check out the app on the Miramax section of the Facebook website.

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.

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.

14th April 2011

The creators of Ice Age have done it again with a new franchise as the Brazilian flightless bird Rio takes the top spot from the hopping rabbit.

It was a slow weekend at the box office with only the top film taking over a million pound and that film is new entry Rio which debuts at the top with £1,515,853, there was little else to challenge the film with the only other new release entering at nine and ten with The Roommate and Mars Needs Moms. Staying firm in second place is Source Code which raked in £848,366 taking its total gross to £2,990,826.

Limitless also hold its position from last week staying in third place with a weekend gross of £737,417 which brings its total to a fairly good £5,744,993.

Four and five and taken up by last weeks rabbit fest falling quite hard with £611,367 taking its total to £2,623,612 and at five Sucker Punch seems to be suffering from not being a summer blockbuster taking £346,399 over the weekend to a total of £1,633,285. This weeks box office is well down on this time last year when Clash of the Titans was riding high on the charts and the top five was full of high earning films How to Train Your Dragon, Kick-Ass, Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang and Alice in Wonderland.

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.

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.

15th February 2011

All films (well I think all) must have a title, and when it comes to re-boots/remakes/reimages whatever they like to be called there is a question? Go with the originals title or make it slightly different? When that original is less than 10 years old a slightly different title is in order and so Spider-man 4 (or reboot?) is called The Amazing Spider-Man.

As the keen eyed (or geek eyes?) among you will realise this is the name of the comic strip, and taking a look at the new image of Spider-Man you will see that just maybe this new film is taking a more comic book approach to the franchise, and perhaps a darker tone as well.

So we have a title and new still, so roll on next July when we'll find out if Andrew Garfield is any good as Spidey and the mass comparisons between him and Maguire will start in earnest.

9th February 2011

Tangled maintained its position at the top of the UK box office chart this week with a non-too shabby weekend gross of £4,569,135 which is only down just over half a million on the previous week, not bad, this means also that the overall gross over 10 days stands at £ 10,742,265.

Retaining it number 2 spot is The Kings Speech which is still managing to impress, not only at the box office but at the continuous awards ceremonies at this time of year, a weekend take of £2,739,204 brings its gross of 5 weeks to £30,014,606.

Highest new entry of the week The Fighter, another Oscar contender for many awards the film stars Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale and is directed by David O. Russell. A weekend take of £ 2,118,140 is good considering the competition.

Black Swan drops a single place to 4 with £1,725,630 while new at 5 is the James Cameron presented Sanctum, it's not doing the same numbers as a Cameron directed film and is maybe a little disappointing with £ 859,064.

Again this weeks box office is a little higher than this time last year where Avatar was still the top film and still raking in a weekend take of over £4million. Highest new entry was Disney's The Frog Princess with Astro Boy following and Invictus not far behind. Sherlock Holmes was still hanging onto the top 5.

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.

20th January 2011

Among all the award glory that The Kings Speech is gaining it has also managed to retain it's top on the UK box office this week with a weekend gross of £4,401,926 which is higher than last week but the film was being shown in more theaters.

It's a certainty that the film will continue to gross in large numbers with the seemingly continuous awards being beset upon the film, a Golden Globe is in the bag, a number of BAFTA's are sure to follow and Oscar is definitely knocking on the door.

After 10 days of release the film has taken a total gross of £10,759,019. New this week at 2 is Green Hornet, the latest in a long run and continuing run of high budget super hero movies. Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou and Cameron Diaz Green Hornet took £1,878,905 over the weekend.

Falling a single place to three this week is Danny Boyles true life drama 127 Hours which grossed £1,342,432 increasing it's total for 10 days to £4,367,411, a little less than maybe would have been expected but this is no Slumdog!

The last 2 place on the top 5 are taken by Christmas hold over movies Gulliver's Travels and Little Fockers which take £1,252,107 and £1,224,667 respectively over the weekend.

The box office this week is down on this time last year where Avatar and Sherlock Holmes were still taking good money at the box office, although for ticket sales Avatar is in line with The Kings Speech due to the 3D tax for the Cameron extravaganza.

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.

13th January 2011

Last weekend the Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter starrer The Kings Speech tool the top spot at the box office with a gross of £3,523,102 over Friday Sunday.

The film directed by Tom Hooper and also starring Geoffrey Rush has already won multiple awards and is being tipped for many more during the busy January/February awards season and Oscar glory is expected.

Also new this week is Oscar winner Danny Boyle's new film 127 Hours. A true story of a climber who gets stuck in a craves by a bolder lodging his arm stars James Franco in an almost solo performance, and again is tipped for award glory this season. 127 Hours takes £ 2,168,570 this week.

Falling from is festive position at the top, Little Fockers falls to 3rd place this week with £ 1,798,677 bringing it's total gross in the UK to £ 15,282,292.

Jack Blacks Gulliver's Travels falls to 4th this week, taking £ 1,554,266 and bringing it's total gross to £ 10,881,583.

Last new entry in the top five this week is Russell Crowe starring in The Next Three Days, a disappointing opening for the film, although it still managed to take over a million for the weekend with £1,046,333. This years top 5, although good is down on last years top 5 where Avatar was still taking incredible weekend grosses as was the runner up film Sherlock Holmes.

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.

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.

31st December 2010

It's the end of the year, and which of the many films released this year was the highest grossing movie for 2010, well it was the return of our favourite toys in Disney/Pixars Toy Story 3.

Woody and friends grossed an incredible £73,405,113 during its 13 week run in the chart from late July until mid-October.

Second this year is a film released late in 2009, Avatar which this year alone £ 60,374,665, but the film also had a good gross last year and is currently the top grossing film ever in the UK.

Third on the list is the latest Harry Potter film, lower than the other films in the series but still grossing £ 44,443,734 so far, this film still has good legs though and we could see an appearance next year as well.

Finally we have Alice in Wonderland with £ 42,169,542 and Inception, which took £ 35,264,403.

Honourable mention must go to Harry Potter and Inception which managed to take decent grosses in the UK with lower ticket prices due to them not being in 3D, it's no surprise that in the top 10 films of 2010 half of them are in 3D and have the surplus on the ticket price.

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.

22nd April 2010

It's an old trick used by the film distribution companies to keep a steady flow of cash coming in by re-releasing old films, and each time in a different way, whether it be in the VHS days of suddenly discovering some new footage and releasing longer or directors cuts, or the more modern way of an improved picture and more extras. When a new format come along, like Blu-ray it give a whole new life to old films, just askGeorge Lucas, he's made a mint from the idea.

Studios are now suggesting that with some of the older films it isn't financially viable to re-release them again on Blue-ray, as Bill Hunt from The Digital Bits website writes in his daily My Two Cents column on his site.

It seems that the public these days expecting so much from High Definition that the amount of time and money spent on the disk production doesn't justify the return resulting in many a catalogue title maybe never seeing a release in high definition.

I think many of us are in this situation, you bought the VHS version of your favourite film say, The Breakfast Club. That version cant be played with your current hardware (who has a VHS player anymore?) so you bought the DVD version and enjoy it over and over again, the pictures as crisp today as the day it was bought. You now decide to buy an HDTV and Blu-ray player and find the Blu-ray version of the film, but is it really worth another purchase when your current disk will still play in your new player, and maybe even improve it?

It's an old argument, and when it comes to big Hollywood blockbuster a really good HD remastered transfer will make a huge difference, and I as much as anyone else will be lining the pockets of Lucasfilms when the virtually announced Star Wars Blu-ray films are released, but relatively speaking the list of film I need in HD is probably quite small, although my Blu-ray collection is growing at an alarming rate.

19th April 2010

I know this is one of those events we knew was coming, and sooner rather than later and ign.com have now got virtual confirmation from Lucasfilms Director of Fan Relations Steve Sansweet that a Blu-ray box set of all 6 films has been in the works for a couple of years now.

He does say that this isn't the long rumored and fast becoming legendary Ultimate box se but Sansweet says We have been at work for a couple of years working onI won't call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuffbut, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We're finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about there are some real treasures., so after this we can expect even more, probably on the next media format if there is one.

So what's the date for this? Soon can mean years down the line in Blu-ray production time, but the American site The Digital Bits is reporting that it has been told by it's industry insiders of an October 2011 date has been quietly on the slate for a while.

It's no surprise that we will have a high def version of the Star Wars films sometime in the future to add to the Betamax, VHS (multiple versions) and both version on DVD, and come late 2011 seems a reasonable time scale for the films, lets hope this is it, or will the touted 3D version be with us by 2012, good job we love these films.

17th April 2010

It had a format war to deal with at it's conception which created a slow start for Blu-ray, but the BVA's (British Video Association) latest figure are encouraging for the format as it sees a 50% increase in sales in Q1 2010.

HD has been a hard sell to most but with players falling in price to under 100 and good sales of the Blu-ray equipped Playstation 3 sales of the disks rose to 2.7 million for the period so far in 2010.

The total Blu-ray disks sold so far is around the 15 million mark and sales are expected to rise fast this year and should see a massive boost by year-end. Launching a new format just as a recession hits cant have helped but it looks like the UK at least is becoming HD friendly.

For all us home movie enthusiasts out there this is great news, the studios which on the whole have been great releasing catalogue films should start releasing the likes of Lord of the Rings extended editions (I know it's coming, can you believe it's nearly 10 years?), The Back to the Future Trilogy (can you believe it's 25 years?) and the holy grail of films The Star Wars Trilogy before long.

3rd March 2010

Tivo have announced that they are releasing what they call the Next Generation of PVR to market later this year in the US and UK, but unlike last time the PVR giants tried the UK market and got crushed by Sky they are joining forces with Virgin Media.

What the fuss about Next Generation all boils down to is that the new boxes will be more user centric and be able to not only show broadcast programmes on standard TV channels but also show internet based video from the likes of YouTube and iPlayer.

Making this even more powerful is the ability to use one search for all the internet channels and broadcast channels, so you could search for Eastenders and it would not only return results for iPlayed but any other outlet broadcasting Eastenders related material.

Tivo are also claiming that it will learn while you watch and start suggesting what programmes you may like based on what you have watched in the past, this is also a continual learning process.

The new boxes will be higher specked than the current boxes with larger hard drives and wireless internet connections that will be able to broadcast in full 1080p.

I'm not sure this is the future of PVR's or simply an natural evolution but it's good to see Tivo trying the UK market again even if it is through Virgin Media.

Check out more information on the Tivo website.

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?

21st January 2010

Today (Thursday 21st January) BAFTA, the British Film Association awards, has announced it's nominations for the awards ceremony taking place in London on 21st February.

The all important best film of the year award is a race between Avatar, An Education, The Hurt Locker, Precious and Up In The Air and An Education also appears in the nomination for best British film along with Fish Tank, In The loop, Moon and Nowhere Boy.

Like the Golden Globe Awards the BAFTA's are seen as a pre-curser to the Oscars and in the directing category I can see the list being very similar as James Cameron (Avatar), Neill Blomkamp (District 9), Lone Scherfig (An Education), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) and Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) all get nods, it's good to see Neill Blomkamp in there.

The best actor and actress categories are similar to the expectation for the Oscars as well with Jeff bridges who just won the Golden Globe leading the field for the men with George Clooney, Colin Firth, Jeremy Renner and Any Sirkis all getting a mention. The actress category is led by Carey Mulligan along with Saoirse Ronan, Gabourey Sidibe and of course Meryl Streep.

We'll find out in a months time who walks away with the awards in a ceremony hosted by TV favourite Jonathan Ross.

For a full list of nomination check out the BAFTA website.

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

11th December 2009

One of the more interesting books to be released in 2009 is a retelling of the Jane Austin novel from the 1800's Pride and Prejudice, given a different slant by inject a good dose of zombies into the mix.

I suppose it was only going to be a matter of time before we had a movie adaptation and Star Wars actress Natalie Portman has taken the challenge and will star in and produce the said movie.

As long as the script sticks to the vein of the book then this should be a rollercoaster of a ride that may well appeal to a wider audience than you'd normally think, maybe Portman should get Emma Thompson and George A. Romero on board and script writers!

If the film is a success than next we will be having the great works or Shakespeare injected with a light touch of Zombieland, do you think it will work?

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.

25th July 2009

Some years ago I was fortunate enough to be in New Zealand very soon after I had seen the last of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and while there I went to a small town called Mata Mata and when on a tour of he farm where the Hobbiton scenes in the film were filmed.

The village itself was barely still standing other that the area where the actual Hobbit houses themselves were, but he trip was well worth it as many of the workers who were on the farm had good stories to tell and despite the appearance of disrepair you could still get a good sense of being in Hobbiton. Unfortunately the weather and roaming sheep had not been kind and things were deteriorating fast.

The good news this week is that the set builders are back on the farm and are re-building the village ready for work of Guillermo del Toro The hobbit which starts filming next year. This really is exciting news as hopefully the owner of the farm will have a better say on things being removed this time and next time I go to New Zealand I can visit a fully realised village which would be wonderful.

The Hobbit is being readied for a 2011 release so there is still a lot of time before we get to see this but as you can imagine as Tolkien film produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Guillermo del Toro is a tasty prospect.

For some great pictures check out theonering.net.

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

I have to admit that I have used and enjoyed the Xbox 360 Live movie rentals of a number of occasions and enjoyed the service, my only issue being the download time to get the film.

When renting a standard def movie the download time isn't all that bad, but download a high Def movie and forget it, especially over wireless, I'm talking days even not hours, and that's only 720?

In their E3 conference yesterday Microsoft announced that they would be changing the system soon to have 1080p high def movies, not you may be thing that would take weeks to download, but no, Microsoft are going to off instantly available movies.

No work yet on pricing or exact availability, or if this will be good over wireless as I'm sure many users will have on their Xbox, but this could be the start of something good for movie rentals, this country needs it with the lack of a good rental service available.

8th June 2009

It's been announced that after 22 years a sequel to the 1987 smash hit film Wall Street is to be made, is this good news, a sequel to a landmark film? It may be a case of dragging up the old and trying to breath new life into them like many of the atrocious remakes of '80's horror films that seems to be the fashion at the moment, but the good news here is that not only is Michael Douglas back as the money obsessed ruthless Gordon Gekko but Oliver Stone is back to write ad direct.

What will be interesting, and with Stone behind the script it's highly likely, will be the contrasts the new film will have with it's predecessor, the '80's was an age of richness and greed and when ruthless men on Wall Street didn't take lunch because they were too busy making money.

The naughties (2000 - 2009) have been an age when Wall Street in particular has been struck by tragedy that has changed peoples attitudes and the world is in the midst of a recession that in particular has his the financial industry, what a difference 20 years makes.

Douglas of course won the Oscar for his his lead in the original, if they can pull off a similar fate to that of The Color of Money for Paul Newman he may just do it again, lets just hope the title is not Wall Street 2!

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 its 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

You can tell the new Terminator Salvation movie is getting close to release, we had a new poster (glance to your left) the other day and now a new trailer, a juicy trailer with plenty of action.

The film isn't released until June but with few big summer movies out this year there is no harm in hyping the ones we do have.

Terminator is one of my all time favourite film series (even number 3) so the thought of this film just send shivers down my spine with excitement, only one thing that for me is a letdown, Christian Bale of one of my least favourite actors, lets hope the rumoured Arnie cameo is true.

Lets hope that I can get past this and enjoy what I hope will be one of the summer highlights, there is still another robot movie that Im curious about but the pedigree of that is nowhere near as good as this.

Check out this trailer below, its enjoyable but I think I preferred the previous trailer, it got me more pumped for the movie, let me know what you think though.

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.

8th June 2009

To coin a phrase from a much loved movie, There Can Be Only One, this was true back in the midsts of time when Betamax had a fight with VHS and the same is true now, but unlike back then it looks like the better format this time has won.

So what's all this about, it's about the next generation DVD high definition format wars that has been taking place over the last year or so, two competing camps headed by Sony and Toshiba have been trying to bring a high definition successor to the DVD to market and both have been rallying to get the support of the studios to release their films on the two formats.

The various studios have been one by one taking sides, Sony of course have a large catalogue of film, from themselves and their buy out of Columbia pictures, also with large catalogues are Disney (along with Buena Vista) who have taken the Blu-Ray route and Paramount and Universal. Paramount and Universal pledged their support for HD-DVD back last year to much controversy and large amounts of money allegedly changing hands.

Warner have been on the fence about this and have been releasing films on both HD-DVD and Blu-ray, until now, Warner have now announced that they are to go Blu-ray exclusive on all their films, starting in May.

Clearly this has sent a huge shudder through the HD-DVD ranks as Paramount/Universal are now the only major studio to be backing HD-DVD, and my money is on them making a u-turn sometime this year.

To add salt to the wound New Line have also announced their allegiance to Blue-ray which means that a certain fantasy trilogy by Peter Jackson* wont be long before it's making its way to high-def.

In figures just released Blu-ray is now outselling HD-DVD by 70% so the writing was on the wall before Warner made the announcement and in truth they have just made a good business decision to go with the stronger format. This looks to have resolved the format was once and for all, this time next year HD-DVD should be a thing of the past and go in the Betamax hall of fame.

8th June 2009

Ghostbusters was unmistakably a good film and quite naturally a few years after the original a sequel can, the length of time between the original the it's follow up was 5 years and this was most likely down to getting all the original cast time in their schedule to film it, the result was a good film but not a patch on the original.

It's 20 years since the sequel and since then there has been more rumours of a third film than I can think of. Everything for storyline has been mention from a simple reunion of the original quartet most credible rumour being a story line which takes them to hell to an all new cast and one or two of the original crew appearing to "hand over" to a group of youngsters.

All rumours have mostly been quashed except now it seems Columbia Pictures have basically said that the 3rd film is good to go, the interesting twist being the script is not to be written by Ivan Reitman and Dan Aykroyd, who directed and starred in the original, but by upcoming writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky who currently have on their CV's The Office.

Who writes the script is almost irrelevant really, although it has to try and be good, but really do we want a Ghostbusters 3? Maybe in the early 90's a 3rd instalment would have been good but 20 years later should we not be remembering the films and watching the originals over again to remind us how good they are? Comebacks are the thing though, Indiana Jones has just had a successful return, despite some bad reviews, The X-Files has just returned although maybe not after quite the same length of time, Star Wars enjoyed a successful return and with a name like Ghostbusters that still holds a certain amount of excitement when someone says "who you gonna call..." maybe anytime will be a good time, lets hope the memory of the originals is retained, Star Wars anyone?

8th June 2009

When Spiderman 4 was released back in May 2007 I distinctly remember reading and hearing that the cast would not be returning for anymore and this was the end of the story and end of the road for Sam Raimi and his cast. After the amount of money that the franchise has made it seems not that Raimi and Toby Maguire and on board for a fourth instalment.

When I think back at how good and fresh the original was and then how good and action packed its sequel was I sort of forgive the film maker for the under exciting and run of the mill 3rd instalment, lets face it, it wasn't that good, in fact in places it was just terrible, but it was the close of the trilogy.

Lets now leave the franchise alone, maybe let another group revisit it down the line, maybe find a new angle or something, but lets leave it alone. But no, no no no, Sony being in the business for the money, the trilogy has made a ton of that and comic book heroes raking in big bucks at the box office a fourth is going to be with us by about 2010 I'd say.

Lets just hope that a new story is devised and a fresh new group of characters are brought into play and we dont have baddie overkill which ruined the 3rd film. It's in good hands lets just hope its not used just to bring in the bucks for Sony on the back of the good name of Spiderman.

7th June 2009

After 2 very successful junior years of its life happily pleasing kids on the small screen the over hyped machine know as High School Musical is this years film, High School Musical 3: Senior Year, is graduating to the big screen and getting a theatrical release, and probably bigger budget, before TV or DVD.

Disney probably didn't see this coming (or did they?) when a couple of year ago they decided to basically remake the phenomenally successful Grease for a modern day audience. It's not a direct remake, but between the 3 films there will be the essence of the Grease story in there, hidden but evident.

This isn't a bad thing of course I'm a huge fan of Grease and having an 8 year old daughter who is more than a little bit of a HSM fan I've had the "fortune" of sitting through both movies a number of times, and to be fair they are not that bad, it's good story telling with likeable characters and half decent acting, I'd rather have her watching his than a lot of the other things on telly

The trailer for the 3rd movie has just gone up at disney.co.uk, and it looks like it's more of the same, good or bad? Who knows, but it's safe to say the hype starts here.

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 dont 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

The updates for the new Star Trek movie are starting to come through more regularly now, and this month Empire magazine has some exclusive stills of which 3 can be seen online now.

Nothing too much is given away, but the still of Zachary Quinto as Spock is fantastic (can you look at him without seeing Sylar? Lets hope so in the movie) and just oozes with enough Star trek to carry the film, this one still makes the film look like it's something to look forward to.

The other stills are good to see and certainly whet the appetite. Check out the images now at empireonline.co.uk and the film is out in the UK on May 8th next year.

7th June 2009

Good on Danny Boyle and the crew behind the British/Indian film Slumdog Millionaire for doing so well at the American Golden Globe awards on Sunday night, the film took four awards including best film and best director in the drama category.

Kate Winslet also did very well taking both best actress and supporting actress in a dramatic role for Revolution Road and The Reader.

The night threw up many surprises but one surprise which wasn't had, and the fans will love was Heath Ledgers win for The Dark Knight in the supporting role, the late actor has one more film to be released and from early reports he could still have another award to come.

The Oscars are in a couple of months time with the nominations being announced next month, but although in recent years the Golden Globes haven't been such a huge indication of the Oscars, Danny Boyle and Kate Winslet must be getting the frock and suit ready for the biggest glitzy night of the year.

For a full list of winners check out the Empire story.

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. Im 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 its Terminator through and through, which Terminator 3 failed to be for the large part, I dont 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

As soon as CES started and Warner Bros. confirmed that they are going Blu-ray only we all knew it was only a matter of time before there would be only one format and this "war" would be over, and now it looks like Toshiba will announce their withdrawal from HD-DVD.

This speculation along with the Warner announcement and the many US retailers announcing either Blu-ray exclusivity or Blu-ray dominance in stores are enough to kill the format, who wants to buy a player that has little retail support.

Blu-ray is the winner and it's only a matter of days (if not hours) before it will become official. This is one in the eye for Microsoft who has reportedly pumped millions of dollars into support for the format and a big triumph for Sony who developed it.

The conspiracy around the Microsoft involvement is multilayer, but whatever the truth is I think that downloadable content for films and TV has taken a hit in the back of this move as well, people can buy a player with confidence now.

The good news for Sony now is their insistence of putting a Blu-ray player in the Playstation 3 might pay off, the gaming device is still by far one of the better players on the market and is still the cheapest certainly in the European market where the stand alone players are still not that common.

The players are sure to come down in price now and the HD-DVD format will slowly start to disappear off the shelves, for those that did buy an HD-DVD player you will soon be able to pick up the movies very cheap.

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

Not sure if sleeper hits exist these days, but if they are then this sure as hell is one, Mamma Mia! is a film adaptation of a stage show and it has becomes the biggest film of the year in the UK.

With a gross of £69,130,014 it out grossed the number 2 film by nearly £20 million. Even more remarkable is that Mamma Mia! has now become the biggest film in the UK, topping Titanic's 10 year reign.

Sliding nicely into the runner up spot for the year is the Bond film Quantum of Solace with a UK gross of £50,405,045. Although a good gross the studio may see this as a little disappointing as the last Bond film, Casino Royale, tool £5 million more.

Third on the list is The Dark Knight with £48,685,166, many thought this might have come out on top, but clearly few realised the power of the chick flick during the year.

All three of the top films of the year are in fact still showing in cinemas across the country, despite 2 of them being available on DVD/Blu-ray already.

The rest of the top films of the year are filled by the like of Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull at 4, Sex and the City: The Movie at 5, High School Musical 3 at 7 and Wall-E at 8.

Check out the full list here.

7th June 2009

Tonight I attended the UK premiere of the new Star Trek movie at the Empire Leicester Square on the heart of the West End in London, and what a night it was.

Although there was a wait of over an hour once I took my seat in the theatre and got chatting to a very nice couple sitting behind me, the wait was well worth it as JJ. Abrams and the full cast of the movie came in to introduce the film.

Simon Pegg who plays Scotty in the movie came in dressed in a kilt and took the mike to give a speach to his fellow Brits on how honored he was to be in the movie.

As for the film itself, WOW, what a film, action from start to finish, this is what so many other Star Trek movies have lacked in the past but this film piles on the action right from the word go.

Despite enjoying this film to the full I do still have some reservations, the story, although good and honour the Star Trek 40 year legacy it does take some liberties, the opening is really well done and I think true Trek Fans will love it, but, and I hope this isn't too much of a spoiler, the time travel aspect of the film can be a little difficult to swallow.

I don't think I'm giving too much away by saying that original Spock Leonard Nimoy make an extended cameo in the film, but after the initial appearance I found his presence a little uncomfortable, and the final scene in the film although fascinating I found a little odd.

That said the new cast a just superb and Abrams has stayed true to the legend while giving non hard core fans enough reasons to go, there are some in joke which the true fans will roll around on the floor at, but they are well placed and are additions to the film and don't drive it.

Lets hope this film can reignite the series and in 4 or 5 films time we can explore the origins of The Next Generation crew.

Movie details

The film has a UK gross of £56,225 and is the 5777th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 15

Genres:Popular in: United States
Box Office
UK release date:
Box Office History
Other Box Office History
17 April 2009
£27,054
24 April 2009
£6,595
1 May 2009
£1,459
8 May 2009
£724
22 May 2009
£615