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

BBFC


1984
 106 minutes (1 hours 46 minutes)
UK release date Released: 7th December 1984  |  BBFC Age Rating:  
US release date Released: 8th June 1984  |  MPAA Age Rating:  Gremlins PG age rating 
Gremlins

Directed by

Joe Dante

Starring

Actor
Character
Hoyt Axton
Randall Peltzer
John Louie
Chinese Boy
Keye Luke
Grandfather (Mr. Wing)
Don Steele
Rockin' Ricky Rialto
Susan Burgess
Little Girl
Scott Brady
Sheriff Frank
Arnie Moore
Alex
Corey Feldman
Pete Fountaine
Harry Carey Jr.
Mr. Anderson
Zach Galligan
Billy Peltzer
Dick Miller
Murray Futterman
Phoebe Cates
Kate Beringer
Polly Holliday
Ruby Deagle
Donald Elson
Man on Street
Belinda Balaski
Mrs. Joe Harris
Danny Llewelyn
Hungry Harris Child
Edward Andrews
Mr. Corben
Judge Reinhold
Gerald Hopkins
Lois Foraker
Bank Teller
Chuck Jones
Mr. Jones
Kenny Davis
Dorry
Frances Lee McCain
Lynn Peltzer
Glynn Turman
Roy Hanson
Nicky Katt
Schoolchild
Tracy Wells
Schoolchild
John C. Becher
Dr. Molinaro
Gwen Willson
Mrs. Molinaro
Jackie Joseph
Sheila Futterman
Jonathan Banks
Deputy Brent
Joe Brooks
Dave Meyers (Santa)
James MacKrell
Lew Landers (WDHB-TV reporter)
Frank Welker
Stripe / Mogwai / Gremlins
Howie Mandel
Gizmo
Fred Newman
Mogwai / Gremlins
Mark Dodson
Mogwai / Gremlins
Michael Winslow
Mogwai / Gremlins
Peter Cullen
Mogwai / Gremlins
Bob Bergen
Mogwai / Gremlins
Michael Sheehan
Mogwai / Gremlins
Bob Holt
Mogwai / Gremlins
Mushroom
Barney
Paul Acerno
Man Wearing Sunglasses on Payphone at Convention
Edward Arnold
Donald Deagle
Frank Baxter
Mr. Fiction Writer
Adam Bean
Boy in Town Square
Karen Bean
Girl in Town Square
Tom Bergeron
TV News Reporter
Richard Carlson
Dr. Research
Jerry Goldsmith
Man in Telephone Booth Glancing at Camera
Bob Harks
Townsman
Brad Kesten
Mogwi / Gremlins / Additional Voices
Marvin Miller
Robby the Robot
Dean Rader-Duval
Ron
Robby the Robot
Robot
William Schallert
Father Bartlett
Steven Spielberg
Man in Electric Wheelchair
Kenneth Tobey
Mobil Gas Station Attendant
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£5,171,019
1254
Gremlins
1255

US total gross
$153,223,102
345
Gremlins

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 16

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£2,469,082
£2,469,082
2▲▼
£1,234,541
£3,703,623
2▲▼
£617,271
£4,320,894
2▲▼
£308,636
£4,629,530
2▲▼
£154,318
£4,783,848
4
£77,159
£4,861,007
4▲▼
£38,580
£4,899,587
5
£19,290
£4,918,877
4
£9,645
£4,928,522
4▲▼
£4,823
£4,933,345
5
£2,412
£4,935,757
6
£1,206
£4,936,963
7
£603
£4,937,566
9
£302
£4,937,868
10
£151
£4,938,019
7
£162,528
£5,100,547
Other Box Office History
13 December 2019
£23,000
Box Office Gross Flow
£
2.5M
1.2M
617.3K
308.6K
154.3K
162.5K

7th Dec
1984

14th Dec
1984

21st Dec
1984

28th Dec
1984

4th Jan
1985

6th Dec
2019

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Our weekly rundown of the weekend UK box office headlines on this week over the last 30 years.

A year ago (2019)

The number one film was Downton Abbey which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Ad Astra directed by James Gray and starring Brad Pitt and Liv Tyler which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 29 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £74.3 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Everest starring Jason Clarke and Ang Phula Sherpa and directed by Baltasar Kormakur

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 38 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Minions which had taken £46.3 Million after 12 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was The Other Guys starring Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell and directed by Adam McKay

The film with the longest run was Inception which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Expendables which had taken £9.6 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was Pride And Prejudice starring Keira Knightley and Talulah Riley and directed by Joe Wright

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had taken £36.4 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was Scary Movie which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Shaft directed by John Singleton and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Vanessa Williams which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Stuart Little which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Chicken Run which had taken £28.1 Million after 12 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was Braveheart which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Bridges Of Madison County directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Clint Eastwood and Meryl Streep which entered the box office at number 2.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Batman Forever which had taken £19.2 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Another 48 Hrs starring Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte and directed by Walter Hill

The film with the longest run was Gremlins 2: The New Batch which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Days Of Thunder which had taken £8.2 Million after 9 weeks of release.

Now in its 5th variation Mission:Impossible hits the top spot on its debut weekend as the Tom Cruise franchise continues with more explosions than before.

Taking £5.3 million over the weekend Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation continues the run started way back in 1996, every Mission:Impossible film has debuted at the top.

In comparison hasn't done as well as the £8 million plus of the first and fourth film but is on a par with the others all in the £5 million range.

Falling into second place this week is Inside Out after a single week at the top, although it's not bad news for the Pixar film, it took and incredible £9 million is mid week taking and would by far have been the biggest film is it took Monday to Sunday figures into account.

Also new this week is Hot Pursuit, the American hit film limps into the UK box office at number 7.

Highest grossing film on the box office is Jurassic World which is currently at £62.7 million after 8 weeks of release.

Historical charts

A year ago
Guardians of The Galaxy was the new film entering the box office at the top, it knocked Dawn of The Planet of The Apes down to number 2.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 remained at the top for a second week while the remake of The Karate Kind was the highest new film at number 2.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory made its way to the top on its debut weekend of release, Madagascar fell to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Perfect Storm was the new film at the top, on its debut weekend Stuart Little fell to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Casper was the new film making its debut at number 1, it knocked Judge Dredd down to number 3.

Twenty Five yeas ago
Gremlins 2 The New Batch made its debut at the top knocking Back to The Future Part III down to number 3.

I suppose we should have seen it coming, and really it's as no real surprise in the current cinema trend, and box office, that Warner Bros. announce that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part I and II) will be in 3D.

2010 really is going to be the year that 3D took hold of the world cinema market with many films being announced as being made in 3D, only yesterday it was Gremlins and there are rumors of Ghostbusters as well.

Who knows this could all work, it's being limited to big Hollywood blockbusters which in their nature are big special effects extravaganza that can maybe lend themselves to 3D market.

Is it a phase or will it all end by the middle of the century, only time will tell, but we could look on this in 10 years are know that those 3D films in your collection are from the 2010 - 2012 period of cinema history, and you can view them on the expensive 3D equipment that you bought. Or maybe not?

Looks like there are rumblings around, this time from blog site marketsaw, that talks are afoot to produce a sequel to the Gremlins films in 3D.

Now I know that Avatar is set to be the biggest grossing film ever within the next few weeks, and this is something that cant be ignored, and there is certainly an argument that the reason is because it's the best example of 3D yet, but do all new Hollywood blockbusters need to be in 3D?

There has also been the odd rumor here and there of another 80's franchise being resurrected in 3D, that of Ghostbusters, so all the new 're-boots' are going to be in 3D are they, actually all 2011 big Hollywood blockbusters will be I think.

Personally it's nice to have a film in 3D, but the industry is in fear making this the norm, and eventually we'll either expect 3D or just ignore it.

There are plenty of arguments out there for there not to be 3D, is it a gimmick? It certainly doesn't improve the narrative and isn't cinema and film all about telling a story? Avatar works just as well when you see it in 2D.

Of course time will tell, but I sincerely hope 3D is here to stay, but lets limit it's use to films which will benefit from the effect, rather than making the film fit the 3D effect.