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9th September 2020
As Tenet opens up in more of the world it easily takes over at the top of the global box office ahead of the Chinese movie The Eight Hundred.
The global box office is still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the biggest movie to go direct to VOD got a cinema release in some countries and Mulan is the top new movie of the weekend.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movies across the globe 4th - 6th September 2020.
The Christopher Nolan directed movie gets a release across much more of the world this weekend, including America, and tops the global box office easily with $126 Million.
This pushes the films total global gross to $146.2 Million after 2 weeks of release.
The Chinese hit movie falls to number 2 this week with a gross of $34 Million pushing the films total gross to $336.2 Millon after 4 weeks of release.
Like Tenet the Mutant movie from 20th Century Fox under the Disney banner got released in more of the world this week and took $12.7 Million globally over the weekend.
This pushes the movie total gross to $20.8 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Controversially released onto Disney+ simultaneously with a cinema release the Disney live action remake makes its debut on the global chart at number 3 this weekend with $5.9 Million from 9 countries, but not America.
This movie was to be a tentpole for Disney this year and was pulled from release days before it was set to go global in mid March as the pandemic hit and closed most of the worlds cinemas.
The Russell Crowe starring movie falls to 5 this weekend with $1.9 Million taking its total gross to $23.8 Million after 6 weeks of release.
When Bill & Ted Face The Music was changed from a theatrical release to a joint VOD release in the US it was feared the rest of the world would follow, but today its announced that it will get a UK cinema release in 23rd September.
UK cinemas have been slowly re-opening with safety precaution for COVID-19 over the last few weeks, and with the release in the next couple of weeks for Tenet movie distributers are hoping it will rejuvenate the box office.
To hear that the third Bill & Ted movie will not go direct to VOD and get a theatrical release in the UK is great news.
Bill & Ted Face The Music once again stars Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter and is set 30 years after the last movie and follows the two title characters and they try to write the song they are destined to write which will unite the world.
Bill & Ted Face The Music is coming to UK Cinemas on September 23. Get ready for the most excellent big screen experience with the ultimate dudes, Keanu Reeves and Alex @Winter! #BillandTed #FaceTheMusic pic.twitter.com/1ad6iEOZY5— Bill & Ted Face the Music (@BillandTedUK) August 18, 2020
From reports people are still nervous about going to movie theatres especially as some members of the public are not adhering to safety precautions and not wearing masks, so if you go and see anything in the cinema please wear a mask.
Mulan is the other movie in contention at the moment, its going to Disney+ in the US in September but could easily get a theatrical release in the UK and other countries.
To whet your appetite for the new movie here is a clip from Twitter via IGN.
Bill and Ted are summoned to the future in this exclusive clip from Bill & Ted Face the Music: pic.twitter.com/ERLQ2ye1aK— IGN (@IGN) August 18, 2020
24th July 2020
Mulan was about a week away from release when the world started closing down due the the COVID-19 pandemic, after a couple of new dates Disney have now removed it from their schedule until further notice.
This isn't much of a surprise as America is still deep in the pandemic with cases increasing daily and there is no sign to the end meaning cinemas are still not ready to re-open.
This may seem unfair to the rest of the world which is slowly staring to re-open and cinemas are in limited capacity accepting people in their doors, but who knows like Warner Bros. and Tenet a staggered release may happen.
This is just the latest is what is becoming a long list of films, as mentioned Tenet has been removed indefinitely and today it was announced that Bill & Ted Face The Music will get a simultaneous movie theatre and VOD release.
There are more to come I'm sure as Wonder Woman 1985 and A Quiet Place Part II are just around the corner and the virus is still months away from being controlled in the US.
A staggered global release similar to hot things were before the turn of the Millennium is possible, films used to get released in Europe and Australia often up to a year after their American release.
This was stopped primarily because of piracy and with the internet the ease of distributing pirated films, as opposed to buying the film on VHS from your mate down the pub!
25thframe.co.uk will bring you more as films get delayed.
24th June 2020
The UK government has announced that cinemas in the UK will be able to re-open from July 4th, but as expected they must adhere to health and safety guidelines as well as social distancing.
Social distancing has been reduced from 2 meters to 1 over the last week which will mean that cinemas across England will be able to fill their screens with more people, with Scotland and Wales following suite.
For independent cinemas this means they will be able to reopen as well as the previous rules would have prevented them from doing so.
In America the rules are decided on a state by state bases, some states have already opened up more than others and there are currently over a thousand theatres open with many Drive-ins enjoying a relatively steady business.
It is thought that most cinemas would be open, again with social distancing by July 16th, but with a recent spike in CORVID-19 cases in many states this may be revised before we get to that date
Most potential blockbusters got delayed from mid March so there is a busy schedule of new releases for the rest of this year and all of next year with Mulan from Disney set to be the first to open on 24th July.
There is still a possibility of more delays though if cinemas are not making the money and pack screens, and if the fear of going out is still too much for some people.
Time will tell but it will be good to see cinemas, and life, getting back to normal if the safety of people allows it.
17th June 2020
Cinemas across the globe are starting to re-open and a trickle of figures are starting to emerge, and before we get an official global box office lets take a look at what still doing well across the globe.
These figure and generated from various sources and collaborations and are the closest we can get to an global top 10 during the ongoing pandemic, these charts by their nature are fluid and change as the week goes on, we will change this report to reflect the changes.
Here is a look at this week top 5.
Led by drive-in theatres in the US the Blumhouse Productions horror movie is still doing well across the globe despite being available on VOD for a couple of months now.
The movie take $450K this week and has taken $129 Million global since first released 15 weeks ago.
The Japanese film has been around for a few weeks now on the charts from Japan and this week tops the charts in that teretory and is at number 2 on the global charts with $397k.
The film has a global total gross of $4.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.
Greta Gerwigs adaptation movie spends another week on the global box office and sits at number 3 this week with $384K pushing its global total to $214.6 Million.
Despite being made available on VOD day and date with a theatrical release the animated sequel is at number 3 this week with $348K for a total gross of $3.3 Million.
Despite being released at the tail end of December the sequel movie starring Dwayne Johnson is still doing well in theatres and this week takes $327K pushings its total gross to $805.2 Million.
No big new films are being released at the moment with the first being Mulan on 24th July (at the moment) which gives this low budget movie a change to be the top new film of the weekend with a debut gross of $160K from American drive in theatres.