Following the lacklustre performance of Justice League Warner Bros. are releasing Aquaman on 14th December to see if it can boost the DCEU similar to Wonder Woman in 2017.
The film has been given a 12A rating by the BBFC for its UK release for moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat and the film has a runtime of 143 minutes (2 hrs 13 minutes).
AQUAMAN (12A) moderate violence, scenes of sustained threat https://t.co/VR0M8mXI3l— BBFC (@BBFC) November 27, 2018
Top films globally in 2017: Beauty and the Beast top the global box office in 2017
2017 at the global box office was a story of remakes, sequels and superheroes where a beauty and a beast in live action was the top film of the year while the 8th Furious film wasn't far behind.
Beauty and the Beast, the live action version, was the top at the global box office during 2017 helping Disney to be, by a long way, the biggest studio of 2017 with 6 of the top 10 films coming from the mouse house.
Universal also did well in the runner up spot with Fast and Furious 8 and Despicable Me 3 at 2 and 3 as the long established series bucked a trend of diminished returns for sequels throughout the year.
Warner did well with the DC cinematic universe and the horror hit IT filling in the lower end of the list although Justice League failed to make the top 10 (although it is still on general release at the end of 2017).
Here is the top 10 films of 2017 across the globe.
No Surprise on this weeks UK box office that Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the top film, its more of a case of what numbers did it manage.
With less anticipation it didn't do as well at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but it did better than last years offshoot Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
A £28 million opening is the 3rd highest in the UK evert after the previous Star Wars and Spectre, time will tell what the final gross will be but with mixed reviews it will most likely be around the £90 million mark and be a top 5 top film in the UK.
Paddington 2 falls to number 2 while Daddys Home 2 is at number 3.
Wonder is still doing well at number 4 with Justice League falling to number 5 this week.
UK top 10 box office weekend 15th - 17th December 20171 Star Wars: The Last Jedi £28,010,841
Paddington 2 wins the UK box office again, now on its 5th week of release and 3rd week in total at the top
Highest new film of the week if Stronger starring Jake Gyllenhaal at number 10.
Longest running film of the week is Thor: Ragnorak which is also the highest total grossing film with £30.6 million.UK box office for weekend of 8th - 10th December 2018 as follows:
1 Paddington 2 £1,690,027
2 Daddys Home 2 £1,135,646
3 Wonder £742,687
4 Justice League £552,227
5 Murder On The Orient Express £412,400
6 The Disaster Artist £331,685
7 Thor: Ragnarok £242,176
8 A Bad Moms Christmas £168,037
9 Nutcracker ROH 2017/18 £137,861
10 Stronger £102,379
Released on 17th November the BBFC have given Justice League a 12A rating in the UK.
The film which is part of the DCEU stars Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot as Batman and Wonder Woman, it is directed by Zack Snyder with some help from Joss Whedon.
JUSTICE LEAGUE (12A) moderate fantasy violence https://t.co/wkWYQUU3Xa— BBFC (@BBFC) November 7, 2017
In a summer of superheroes, Apes and Pirates it was a was film which out grossed everything with few stars but a visionary director who is a master of storytelling.
Christopher Nolan has become one of the most prolific directors in modern cinema and he took the moving story of Dunkirk to the top over the summer to the tune of £53 million.
It was by far the top film of the summer season with the closest competitor at number 2 Spider-Man Homecoming which brought home just why of £30 million.
Next up is the highest grossing film ever from a female director in the shape of Wonder Woman which grossed £22 million while the apes rules at number 4 with War For The Planet of The Apes grossing £20 million.
IN recent years a new Pirates of the Caribbean film would have meant big money but Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge came in at 5 with under £20 million, far less than previous entries.
Looking further down the top films of the summer in the UK Guardians of The Galaxy Vol 2 was the sixth top film while Alien: Covenant was the seventh and Baby Driver the eight.
Rounding out the top 10 is The Emoji Movie at nine and finally Cars 3 at number ten, another film which is suffering from series fatigue and has done far worse than the others in the series.
Looking forward to the holiday season ahead we can expect top film from IT to Kingsman The Golden Circle, Blade Runner 2049 to Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League to Star Wars: The LAst Jedi.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First trailer for Justice League due to hit cinemas this November.
Has a very similar feel to Batman V Superman, and other Zack Syner movies.
Check out the trailer below.
Justice League footage from Comic Con.
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:
The film has a UK gross of £17,427,332 and is the 301st top grossing film in the UK
The film has a US gross of $229,024,295 and is the 137th top US domestic film.
The film has a World gross of $657,807,315 and is the 119th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 12AGenres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 5