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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 10
13th November 2019
Spending an unprecedented sixth weekend at the top of the UK box office Joker easily beats out any new comers, The Aeronauts is the top new film coming in at number 2.
There is simply no stopping the Todd Philips directed movie at the moment as the DC villain movie makes it a cool 6 weeks at the top with a weekend gross of £1.6 Million.
The film this week became the top grossing 15 age rated film in the UK with a total gross of £54.3 Million.
The movie is also the highest total grossing film on this weeks box office and has the longest run at 6 weeks.
Highest new film of the week flies in at number 2, although the movie has a Monday release and the weekend take is half the £1.04 Million being reported.
The film is an Amazon produced movie and will disappear onto the companies streaming service soon and its box office taking will clearly suffer.
Disney's sequel movie had a slow start but has sustained it box office over a 4 week release so far with £1.02 Million this weekend.
The film has managed a £13 Million gross so far, this is only a couple of Million below the first Maleficent movie at the same point in its run.
The animated reboot of the TV show falls to number 4 this week with no Halloween to boost it with a weekend take of £1 Million.
The movie has now taken £8.2 Million after 3 weeks of release.
Veteran British actors Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen team up in this number 5 new release for a £755,000 debut.
28th October 2019
****UPDATED WITH NEW CHART INFO RELEASED MONDAY OCTOBER 28TH****
After being knocked off the top of the box office last weekend by Angelina Jolie, Joker jumps back to the top with a very narrow margin while sock horror film Countdown is the top new film. A very interesting week on the US box office with 2 very close races, first the fight for the top, the original figures showed Joker going reclaiming number 1, but when the final figures came in not only were they higher than originally though but Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil had retained the top spot.
Also we have the other end of the top 5 where new entry Countdown was originally reported as coming in at 5 below Zombieland: Double Tap, but when the final figures were released, it was close, but the films flipped positions.
Disneys Angelina Jolie starring movie retains the top spot for a second weekend with a gross of $19.3 Million, it is only $120k above the weekend gross of Joker.
The film total gross after 2 weeks of release is $66.2 Million which is perhaps a little disappointing for Disney after the marketing they put into the movie.
The DC villain movie starring Joaquin Phoenix takes $19.2 Million and remains in the runner up spot for a second weekend.
The movie only narrowly was beat by the Maleficent sequel to return to the top and in early figures was the top film of the weekend.
The movie has now taken a US total of $277.9 Million after 4 weeks and is the highest grossing R rated movie.
The film is also the top total grossing movie on this weeks top 10 charts.
As we enter Halloween week the Kookie family is at number 3 this week with $11.7 Million and has a total gross of $72.8 Million after 3 weeks.
Highest new film of the week land down at number 4 with this shock horror movie which manages $8.8 Million on its debut weekend.
With Halloween this coming weekend the film MAY get a little boost but this movie will probably move to streaming in the coming weeks.
Another sequel which is perhaps performing a bit below expectation as the Zombieland sequel takes $8.7 Million and sits at number 5 this weekend.
This takes the films total gross to $44.1 Million after 2 weeks of release.
22nd October 2019
Disney's new film Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil makes its debut on the US box office at the top, but there is a cautionary take for the studio, Joker falls to number 2 and Zombieland 2 also makes a quiet entry.
Directed by Joachim Rønning the sequel to the 2014 movie Maleficent makes its debut at the top, but whereas the first movie took a very respectable $70 Million on its release this movie takes $36 Million.
This could be seen as diminishing returns on a sequel, but when the likes of Toy Story 4 and Avengers: Endgame have brought in big bucks for the studio its more that this is a sequel no-one asked for.
Also not helping is the negative reviews from the critics, although the paying audiences have been far nicer about the movie.
After a couple of weeks at the top the Todd Phillips directed DC villain movie falls to number 2 this week with $29.2 Million.
This puts the films total gross in the US at a far better than expected $247.2 Million after just 3 weeks of release, the next milestone is $300 Million but the studio must be thinking $400 Million is not impossible.
Ruben Fleischer's sequel to his 2009 zombie movie hits the box office at number 3 this week with a debut gross of $26.7 Million.
This is in the same ball park at the original movie, and taking inflation into account is more or less the same which means that the audience for zombie comedies as not changed in 10 years!
The animated version of the Kookie, Spookie family falls to number 4 this week with $16 Million pushing its total US gross to $56.8 Million after 2 weeks of release.
The Will Smith vehicle falls to number 5 on its second weekend with a disastrous $8.5 Million taking its total to $36.5 Million.
The sequel to the Stephen King book may not have been as well received as the original movie but this week its has the longest run on the box office at 7 weeks and has taken $209.6 Million so far, it could get a small boost over the coming weekends as Halloween is here.
18th October 2019
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 18th October 2019, there are 6 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Joker from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Zombieland: Double Tap, an Action movie directed by Ruben Fleischer who also directed Zombieland in 2009 which grossed £3.4 Million.
It stars Jesse Eisenberg who last starred in The Hummingbird Project (2019).
The film also stars Woody Harrelson who last appeared in Venom (2018).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil.
This new movie stars Angelina Jolie who's last film was Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
It also stars Elle Fanning who appeared in Mary Shelley (2018).
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning starred in Maleficent (2014) together.
The film is brought to us by new director Joachim Ronning.
Next up this week is The Laundromat which is directed by Steven Soderbergh who directed Unsane in 2018.
Also this week there is The Peanut Butter Falcon from directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz,
The long list of new releases continues with Official Secrets which is directed by Gavin Hood who directed A Reasonable Man in 1999.
It stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Finally there is A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan, the film stars Justin Fletcher and Joe Sugg.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.
4th October 2019
Angelina Jolie returns as the Mistress Of Evil in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil and the BBFC have given the film a PG age rating in the UK.
The film is a follow up to the 2014 film Maleficent which took nearly £20 Million at the UK box office.
Jolie is joined by Elle Fanning again while joining the party to add star power is Michelle Pfeiffer.
The films PG rating has been given by the BBFC for moderate fantasy threat, mild violence, scary scenes while the film has a runtime of 118 minutes (1 hour 58 minutes), the film was passed uncut and is released on 18th October 2019.
3 version of the film have been passed 2D, 3D and IMAX and the links are below.