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Ready
2011

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Directed by
Anees Bazmee
Starring
Salman Khan
Asin
Paresh Rawal
Mahesh Manjrekar
Anuradha Patel
Manoj Pahwa
Manoj Joshi
Puneet Issar
Sharat Saxena
Akhilendra Mishra
Arya Babbar
Sudesh Lehri
Nikitin Dheer
Rajiv Kachroo
Hemant Pandey
Eva Grover
Mithilesh Chaturvedi
Kiran Ahuja
Arun Bali
Praveena Deshpande
Sanjay Dutt
Jaswinder Gardner
Arbaaz Khan
Zarine Khan
Shilpa Mehta
Amit Mishra
Vincent Naidu
Chunky Pandey
Gargi Patel
Prachi Pathak
Kangana Ranaut
Shalini Sahuta
Bhupinder Singh
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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 November 2018

Supervillain movie Venom goes back to the top with its excellent release in China where is grossed $102 million on its opening weekend.

The Grinch

Venom

Sony's film starring Tom Hardy gets its Chinese release this with a $102 million opening which gives the film a $123.5 million week after 6 weeks of release which pushes the film back to the top of the global box office.

The film has now taken a total of $673 million globally and is still released in 67 countries.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Continuing the success already gained the film about Queen and Freddy Mercury takes $94 million this week from 79 countries which boosts its total global cume to and excellent $285 million.

The Grinch

Materialising in animated form this time the Dr. Seuss story enters the global box office at number 3 with $78.8 million from just 24 countries.

With Christmas fast approaching the film with open in many more territories over the coming weeks which will massive boosts the films cume.

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Taking a bit of a tumble this week the Disney film drops to 4th with a $23 million weekend from 46 countries to boosts its total gross to $96.6 million.

Overlord

Closing out the top 5 and another new entry is this JJ Abrams presented film which takes $19.3 million from 53 countries.

13th November 2018

The Andy trilogy of Toy Story is over and were ready for a new dawn for Woody and the gang to embrace.

Toy Story 4

Today Pixar have brought us the first taste for what will be Toy Story 4 and given us the release date of June 21st 2019.

Check out the fist taste below, oh and alse check out the first teaser image/poster.

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 May 2018

Its had a troubled shoot changing director from Bryan Singer to Dexter Fletcher but lets hope that doesn't ruin the film spectacle of one of Britains greatest bands.

Due for released over Christmas of 2018 the film titled Bohemian Rhapsody will follow the exploits of the band and in particular Freddy Mercury who died of AIDS in 1991.

The lead singer lead an interesting life and one which should work well on the big screen, the film culminates at Live Aid in 1985, perhaps one of their greatest ever performances.

Check out the trailer below

2nd May 2018

The UK like the rest of the world embraced the new Avengers movie this weekend and took it to a dizzying height on its debut weekend.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie SocietyIt wasn't quite a record breaking weekend in the UK and Avengers Infinity War has a gross or £23.1 million making it the 6th top grossing debut weekend ever.

This amazing weekend gross also means that on its debut it is already the 5 highest grossing movie of 2018, stable mate Black Panther is the top grossing film of the year with £50 million and Avengers should overtake it in a couple of weeks.

At 2 this week is The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society with a weekend gross of just shy of a million which brings the films gross to £3 million.

At 3 is A Quite Place, the sleeper film takes £920,000 for the weekend which brings its total gross to just shy of £10 million.

Hanging on at 4 and 5 is Rampage and Peter Rabbit which have not got a total gross of £8 million and £39 million respectively.

24th April 2018

Dwayne Johnson in his monster flick Rampage managed to stay top of the UK box office this weekend in what was a very quiet window.

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society3 things happened this weekend in the UK which led to a very quiet time at the box office, the weather was very good, there were major sporting events on TV and nothing new really came out in anticipation for Avengers Infinity War next weekend.

This led to Rampage remaining the top film with £1.4 million which brings the film total in the UK to £6.4 million.

Climbing back to number 2 is A Quiet Place with just over a million pounds which brings the films total UK gross to £8.2 million.

Highest new film of the week is the Mike Newell directed The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society which enters at 3 with £825,777.

This mean that for the first time in a while only the top 2 films took over a million over the weekend.

Holdovers finish off the top 5 with Ready Player One at number 4 and Peter Rabbit at number 5, they have a total UK gross of £15.4 and £30.8 respectively.

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.

16th April 2018

With a very narrow margin the Dwayne Johnson starring Rampage knocks A Quiet Place off the top spot after just one week.

Rampage, loosely based on the video game, takes over at the top with a weekend gross of $34.5 million.

Johnson's star is shining bright at the moment and after the success of Jumanji last Christmas it's no surprise this has become a big hit.

With a very small drop in takings form last weekend A Quiet Place falls to number 2, but with $32.6 million over the weekend it was a close call and the film is very close to a US total gross of $100 million.

New at 3 is Truth or Dare which takes $19 million for the weekend which at 4 is Ready Player One which takes $11 million for the weekend and brings the films total gross to $111 million in the US.

FInally in the top 5 is Blockers which takes $10 million for the weekend bringing the films total gross to $36 million.

10th April 2018

Peter Rabbit follows in the footsteps of the previous top film Black Panther and makes is 4 weeks at the top in a row.

The film this weeks takes £3.2 million which brings the film total to £32.2 million.

Staying at number 2 this week is Ready Player One which looses ground on Peter Rabbit this week taking £2.4 million from the weekend.

This pushes the Spielberg directed film to a total UK gross of £11.5 million after 2 weekends of release.

Highest new film of the week is A Quiet Place directed by John Krasinski and starring himself and his wife Emily Blunt.

The critically acclaimed film takes £2.7 million on its opening weekend.

Love, Simon is a new entry at number 4 this week and Isle of Dogs from Wes Anderson falles to number 5 this weekend.

9th April 2018

At the US box office this week John Krasinski directs himself and his wife Emily Blunt in the new number one film A Quiet Place.

The Film opens strong at the top of the US box office with a $50 million opening weekend which is one of the top openings for the horror genre.

A Quiet Place removed Ready Player One from the top after a single weekend, the Steven Spielberg film takes $25 million on its second weekend of release.

The VR sci-fi has now taken nearly $100 million in the US and will pass this milestone probably on Monday.

New at 3 is Blockers, the teen sex comedy which takes $21 million from the weekend.

Finishing off the top 5 is Black Panther at 4 which is now the third highest grossing movie in the US ever with $665 million and I Can Only Imagine at 5.

5th April 2018

With the release of a new Steven Spielberg film your expect a new number 1 film, but Peter Rabbit kept the film at bay for a second weekend at the top.

It was a tight race with only half a million in it but Peter Rabbit raking £5.6 million for the weekend to boost its total UK gross to £21.6 million.

Director Steven Spielberg gave us Ready Player One this week which was released to great reviews and public demand but it failed to reach the top on its debut hitting number 2 with £5.1 million.

Also new this week at number 3 is the Wes Anderson directed animation Isle Of Dogs which takes a better than expected £1.6 million over the weekend.

Another new entry in the top 5 has Blockers hitting number 4 with £1.3 million.

Finishing off the top 5 is Black Panther with takes just over a million for the weekend, this brings the film total UK gross to £46 million and it is by far the top film of 2018 so far.

There are still some big film to be released this year but it will take potentially the other Marvel movie Avengers Infinity War to beat this total as I think the likes of Solo A Star Wars Story wont have the legs to beat it.

14th March 2018

With the release of the first teaser trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald we get the first teaser poster.

Newt Scamander and Albus Dumbledore take centre stage as they do in the trailer, with Jude law stepping into the shoes of Dumbledore fantastically.

Nothing is given away in the poster other than as we already know, who the two central characters of the film are.

Check out the poster below.

5th March 2018

Steven Spielberg's new Sci-Fi drama is released on 30th March 2018 and has been give a 12A certificate by the UK's BBFC.

The board has given the rating for moderate violence, horror, infrequent strong language, 12A means no-one under the age of 12 can be admitted without and adult.

15th February 2018

Based on the futuristic novel by Ernest Cline Steven Spielberg's adaptation comes out on 30th March 2018.

Set in a dystopian world where everyone is sucked into virtual reality like we are with Facebook at the moment.

The novel was highly acclaimed on release with its pop culture references and the film takes full advantage of Spielberg's back catalogue of film connections.

Check out the new trailer below.

22nd January 2018

Steven Spielberg may have The Post currently in cinemas but he also has a new sci-fi film coming out in March called Ready Player One.

Check out this 3 minute featurette from Warner Bros. featuring Spielberg and author Ernest Cline.

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.

10th December 2017

Virtual Reality os the name of the game in Ready Player One and today we get the first full trailer for the new Spielberg film.

With plenty of pop culture references it is released at the end of March 2018.

Check out the new trailer below

10th December 2017

Directed by Steven Spielberg Ready Player One is about a world where everyone is addicted to VR.

Set for release on the 30th march 2018 Warner Bros. have released the first poster for the film.

Check it out below.

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.

Pokémon 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.

27th September 2017

This week the Michael Vaughn directed Kingsman The Golden Circle takes over the top of the UK chart with ease, IT makes a respectable fall to number 2.

Following on from the 2015 film Kingsman The Golden Circle this week makes its debut at number 1 with a weekend gross of £8.5 million.

Kingsman had a debut weekend of just over £4 million do the sequel has double that gross and has already made half of the originals total gross.

With this debut Kingsman 2 should be able to getting in the region of £25 - £30 million quite easily.

After a couple of weeks at the top IT falls to the runner up spot although it still manages a very respectable £2.8 million.

This brings the films total gross to £26.4 million, with plenty of milage left in the film we could be looking at £35 million total gross.

With the new Kingsman movie out this week studios didn't want to put anything of note against it so there are no other new film on the top ten.

Historical charts

A year ago
For a second weekend Bridget Jones's Baby was the top film of the weekend while the top new film of the week was The Magnificent Seven.

Five years ago
ParaNorman kept the the number 1 position for a second weekend while the highest new film was Killing Them Softly at number 2.

Ten years ago
Run Fatboy Run kept hold of number 1 for a third weekend while the top new film was Chuck and Larry at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Making it 2 weeks on top was Signs while the top new film of the week was Swimfan at number 4.

Twenty years ago
Four weeks on top for The Full Monty while the top new film of the week was My Best Friends Wedding at number 2.

Twenty five years ago
The Unforgiven made its debut at the top of the box office while Lethal Weapon 3 fell down to number 2 after a 5 week reign at the top.

20th September 2017

James Cameron is going back to the Terminator series to restart it, and with the latest news it looks like it will be a true sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day.

He already had Arnold Schwarzenegger on board and not The Hollywood Reporter is reporting he has Linda Hamilton back.

The character was killed off in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines which Cameron had nothing to do with, so to include the character and the original actress means the new trilogy will ignore all the films past part 2.

Terminator Genisys had the character but due to some time shift storyline it was a younger version and was played by Emilia Clarke.

The series is shaping up nicely, and it will be interesting to see how the story comes together if it is based 30 years after the events of Terminator part 2.

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.

23rd July 2017

Spielberg goes back to the sci-fi arena with Ready Player One.

Set in a futuristic world where were all addicted to and live in Virtual Reality.

Looks amazing - and check out the cameo from Iron Giant and a certain time traveling car.

Check out the excellent trailer below.

15th March 2017

It was a claws out at this weekends box office as Kong Skull Island and Logan fought it out for the top spot and the new relese of Kong won the battle.

From the same production team that brought us Godzilla in 2014 Kong Skull Island is set in the same universe and is set to start a "monsters" universe similar to that of the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

Kong opens similar to Godzilla with just over £6 million, but the film was far better received than Godzilla with the critics with a surprise amount of praise for the monster film.

Godzilla went on to gross £17 million in the UK and there is nothing to suggest this wont do similar if not better.

Logan falls into second place this week with £3.8 million after a single week at the top, this brings the films total gross to £16 million after 10 days of release.

This means that on its second weekend the film is already the best of the solo Wolverine movies and it still has plenty of milage left.

A couple of interesting things to note this week, if the chart were taken on a Monday - Sunday then Logan would have still been the top film.

Also Moulin Rouge which is on a Secret Cinema run at the moment and is number 13 on the weekend chart would have been number 4 with £2 million for the week.

There are no other new released in the top 10 this week but Elle makes a new entry at number 11 with £0.2 million and Dancer is new at 12 also with £0.2 million.

Longest run this week is Lion with 8 weeks on the chart and highest total grossing movie is Sing with £28 million.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Kung Fu Panda 3 was new at the top of the chart while London Has Fallen fell to number 3.

Five years ago
Despite poor reviews John Carter was the top new film of the week, it knocked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to number 2.

Ten years ago
Eddie Murphy starred, twice, in Norbit which entered at the top, it knockied Hot Fuzz down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven remained at the top for a fourth week while the top new film was We Were Soldiers at number 4.

Twenty years ago
One of Tom Cruises defining moment Jerry Maguire hit the charts at the top, it knocked Mars Attacks down to number 2

Twenty five years ago
Martin Scorsese scared us all with Cape Fear which hit the top of the box office on its debut, it knocked The Last Boy Scout down to number 2.

31st December 2016

As the year comes to a close its time to reflect on the films that hit the big time in 2016 - so what were the highest grossing film at the global box office?

The top grossing film across the globe in 2016 is Captain America: Civil War - this surprised me a bit but is testament on how well established the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now.

The third in the Captain America series - although some might say it is more an Avengers movie that Captain America Movie - took $1.5 billion at the global box office.

Compared to 2015 this is far lower than Jurassic World which took $1.6 billion but is on par with the number 2 film Fast and Furious 7 with took $1.5 billion (for the record Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens took more but much of that was in 2016). Finding Dory is the second highest grossing film of 2016 with $1.027 billion while not very far behind it is Zootopia (Zootropolis) which took $1.026 billion.

Rounding out the top 5 is The Jungle Book and The Secret Life of Pets wich both took a shade under a billion each.

The top 2 films were both sequels and 6 of the top 10 films were either sequels or part of an already established franchise, and Deadpool at 7 although not part of a franchise is certainly part of the Marvel Superhero world.

Disney did very well this year with the top 4 film all being from the studio and it wouldn't surprise me if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up in the top five film by the time it ends its run.

Four of the top 10 are superhero movies, four of the top ten have animals as their primary cast, 3 are animations (arguably 4) and 8 have sequels and further adventures in the series already announced. Thanks 2016 at the global box office, here is the full top 10.

  1. Captain America: Civil War - $1,153,304,495
  2. Finding Dory - $1,027,771,569
  3. Zootopia - $1,023,784,195
  4. The Jungle Book - $966,550,600
  5. The Secret Life of Pets - $875,457,937
  6. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice - $873,260,194
  7. Deadpool - $783,112,979
  8. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - $748,820,251
  9. Suicide Squad - $745,600,054
  10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - $687,878,705
See the top 24

27th September 2016

On this weeks UK box office Bridget Jones's baby stays at the top for a second weekend and makes a big impact on its total UK gross, The Magnificent Seven is the top new film.

A second weekend of release brings in £6.2 million for Bridge Jones and with a very healthy weekly gross of nearly £13 million the films total gross is now £21 million.

This just nudges the film past the previous film in the series, Bridget Jones The Edge of Reason and its well ahead of the film film.

Highest new film of the week was no challenge for Jones as it lands at 2, The Magnificent Seven takes £2.1 million on its debut weekend.

For star Denzel Washington this is pretty much an average opening for his film and likewise for director Antoine Fuqua.

Longest running film on the top 15 this week is The BFG which is 10 week old now and highest total grossing movie is Finding Dory which now sits at over £41 million.

Historical Chart

A year ago
Last weeks top film Everest help on for a second weekend while top new film was Miss You Already at number 4.

Five years ago
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy held on to the top for a second weekend with top new film Crazy, Stupid, Love. coming in at number 2.

Ten years ago
Children and Men entered at the top of the box office while Talladega Nights The Ballad of Ricky Bobby fell to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Steven Spielberg's A.I.: Artificial Intelligence entered the box office at the top knocking Moulin Rouge down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Demi Moore took it all off in Striptease which entered at the top on its debut weekend knocking Emma to the number 2 spot.

Twenty five years ago
Terminator 2: Judgment Day was still at the top of the box office for the 6th week while sequel F/X2 was the top new film at 2.

12th September 2016

As we approach the end of the year all the Spring hits start to get released ready for Christmas and so this week has the release of Captain America Civil War hit the top on its debut.

The film was released into UK cinemas on 4th May 2016 where it easily hit the top of the box offie on its debut with a £14.4 million opening weekend, the 25th highest in the UK.

After an excellent 3 week run at the top the film started dropping, but it dropped hard and had a 7 week box office run in total.

During that time the film managed an excellent £36.7 million in total grosses making it the 60th top grossing film in the UK.

Globally, as is the norm with Marvel films, Civil War too £1.1 billion and is the 12th top grossing movie across the world.

The jungle Book falls after a couple of weeks at the top to number 2 this week but is still selling well.

Other new film this week are Florence Foster Jenkins at number 3, Thomas and Friends The Great Race at number 4 and further down Bruce Willis in Precious Cargo at 12.

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.

19th August 2016

Despite there being 7 new releases hitting the top 15 films this week the top five films in the UK remain unchanged from last week with Suicide Squad remaining at the top.

On its second weekend of release the DC comics anti-hero picture took £4.2 million, down just over 66% from the previous weekend.

The film has now taken £22 million during its 10 days of release and is not that far behind stable mate Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice.

With the rest of the top 4 remaining fairly static the highest new film of the week is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Zak Efron and Anna Kendrick.

The comedy film took just over a million pound on its debut weekend in the UK, but the suspicion is it will fall fast in the coming weeks ready for a home video release.

Big suprise of the week is the Disney remake of Petes Dragon landing at number 6 with £844,090, one of the Mouse Houses smallest hits in a while.

Other new films this week are Newrve at number 7, The Shallows at number 8, Mohenjo Daro at number 11, Rustom at number 12 and finally Wiener Dog at number 14.

Longest running film this week and highest total gross is The Secret Life of Pets, 8 weeks on the chart and £33 million.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Pixels made its debut at the top of the box office smashing Fantastic Four down to number 6 after a single week at the top.

Five years ago
Rise of The Planet of The Apes took over the top spot on its debut knocking off Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Cars remained at the top of the box office for a third week while highest new entry was Monster House right down at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Cats and Dogs remained at the top of the box office for another week with The Parole Officer entering highest at number 5.

Twenty years ago
Independence Day was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top with Twister falling to number 2 on its third week of release.

26th July 2016

There became a bit of a battle for the top of the box office this week as the much loved children's classic The BFG went up agains the much loved Star Trek franchise.

In the end Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg won with The BFG as it takes the number 1 spot on its debut weekend of release with a very respectable £5.3 million

The film was considered a flop in the US but the stories are considered classics in the UK and parents have passed down books from generation to generation and this is reflected in the box office.

Almost as much loved, and celebrating 50 years this year is Star Trek, and to celebrate we have Star Trek Beyond which this week makes its debut at 2.

A weekend take of £4.7 million wasn't enough to see it debut at the top, and even more worrying is this is half as much as Star Trek Into Darkness, and lower than the original reboot.

The positive reviews may help the path ahead but this is definitely a diminishing series and with a fourth film already planned who knows what the future holds.

Also new this week are André Rieu's 2016 Maastricht Concert which had a couple of shows this last weekend is new at 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
This time last year Pixars Inside Out made its debut at the top of the box office knocking Ant-Man into second place.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 made it a second week at the top while the top new film was Cars 2 at number 2.

Ten years ago
For a second weekend Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest was the top film while the highest new film was The Break UP at number 2.

Fifteen years ago

New at the top was Jurassic Park III while Shrek fell from the top into second place.

Twenty year ago

Disneys The Hunchback of Notre Dame made its debut at the top leaving Mission:Impossible to fall into second place.

Twenty five years ago
Kevin Coster was the big star of the era and debuted Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves at the top of the charts after lots of hype, while Thelma and Louise fell to number 3.

18th July 2016

On the UK video chart this week The Divergent Series Allegiant makes its debut at the top moving Grimsby well and truly out of the way.

Allegiant was released in the UK on 11th March 2016 and made its debut at number 2 of that week with Kung Fu Panda 3 beating it to the top.

Ironically it is the other way round on the video charts, Kung Fu Panda 3 is also released this week on video and makes its debut at number 2.

The Divergent Series Allegiant was a small hit at the box office only staying for 4 weeks with a total UK gross of £4.3 million.

This is a poor showing for the series, the first 2 films made £6 and £7 million respectively so this is a low.

Last weeks top film Grimsby falls from the top to number 4 after only one week and will most likely continue on a fast face out of the chart.

Other new film this week are: as already mentioned Kung Fu Panda 3 is at 2, The Boy is new at number 6 and Hail, Ceasar! is at 7 and finally Forsaken is new at 9.

1st July 2016

Half of 2016 is over, were into the summer season at the box office, so what has happened during the first part of the year at the UK box office.

Like the rest of the work Disney has well and truly ruled, although on the strong superhero front although its Marvel who have dominated its not a Disney Marvel.

Oddly the highest grossing movie of the year so far is a 2015 release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has grossed £57 million in 2016.

Out of interest the film was the second highest grossing film in 2015 with a total gross of £65.9 million, the film has made a shed load of money.

Disney's live action version of The Jungle Book is the second highest grossing movie of the year so far with £45.6 million.

Now comes the superhero movie taking their turn.

The third highest grossing film of the year so far is a Marvel superhero movie but not a Disney one, Deadpool has taken £37.6 million.

Captain America Civil War is fourth with £36.4 million and maybe the biggest disappointment in terms of expectation is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice which is the fifth top film of the year so far with £36.4 million.

The rest of the top 10 film of the year so far are, Zootopia, The Revenant, X-Men Apocalypse, Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip and Daddys Home.

There are obviously some big films to come this year but with The Force Awakens so far ahead already will it really take another Star Wars film to challenge it?

26th June 2016

This week 2 sequels battled it out for the top spot, but despite already having a week on release Finding Dory beats Independence Day Resurgence with ease. Finding Dory, from Pixar and Disney, very easily makes it a second weekend at the top of the US box office with $73 million weekend gross.

The film has now takes $286 million in the US during its first 10 days of release and with the summer now in full swing the film could have great staying power.

20 years after the original film hit cinemas in 1996 Independence Day Resurgence gets a release, but rather than the first film being a massive hit this limps into second place with $41 million.

Independence Day took $50 million on its opening weekend so not only is this film $10 million lower but there is 20 years of inflation to take into consideration.

The summer might not be kind for this sequel and with bad reviews it could have a speedy exit in the coming weeks.

Also new this weekend in America are: The Shallows at number 4 and Free State of Jones at number 5.

19th April 2016

A fairly uneventful video charts this week - probably while the world waits for The Force Awakens - sees The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 stay at the top.

This is the third week, non consecutive, that the film has spent at the top of the UK video charts.

With no films moving in the top 4 the highest new film on this weeks chart is at number 5 in the shape of Victor Frankenstein.

There were high hopes for the film which was released on December 4th 2016 but despite the stars Daniel Radcliffe and James Mcavoy the film only entered the box office at number 8 with £431,125.

After 2 weeks the film was pulled from cinemas when it sunk to 11 on the box office and making less than a million pound, the film has probably already done better on home video.

Only one other new film this week, A Warriors Tale at number 15.

Roll on next week when there will be a little more to talk about with Mondays video release.

15th February 2016

Making an incredible debut this week is the latest superhero flick, this time with a twist, in the shape of Deadpool.

The Marvel superhero movie, distributed by 20th Century Fox due to a deal struck before the Disney buyout, takes the top spot with an incredible $132 million.

The Deadpool gross is far bigger than expected and the film has already recouped its budget, more than can said for the mega budget Disney Marvel films.

Falling down to number 2 this week is Kung Fu Panda 3 which after 3 week has taken $100.6 million after a $26 million weekend.

Also new this week is: How to Be Single at number 3 and Zoolander No 2 at number 4.

7th February 2016

At the top of the UK video charts this week the Krays bio-pic Legend remains at the top despite a rush of new films.

The highest of the new film is Maze Runner The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the 2014 film The Maze Runner.

The Scorch Trials was released in UK cinemas on 11 September 2015 and it entered the chart at number 2, behind Legend! A 6 week cinema run saw the film take a UK gross of £8.6 million in the UK, worldwide the film managed $312.3 million making it the 331st highest grossing world wide move, in the US it took $81 million.

Also new this week is: Sicario at number 3, Macbeth at number 4, Miss You Already at number 7 and The Walk at number 8.

5th November 2015

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.

19th October 2015

Brand new at the top of the video charts on it's debut week of release is the Dwayne Johnson starring vehicle San Andreas.

The film was released into UK cinemas on May 29th 2015 where it debuted at the top after “The Rock” did a whirlwind of publicity around the film.

A £4.6 million debut was greeted with a 60% drop the following week, a 6 week run on the box office was it gross £11.3 million in the UK.

Not a massive UK hit it did very well across the globe grossing $470.4 million and sits as the 155th top grossing movie of all time.

Mad Max Fury Road falls from the top where it debuted last week into number 2 this week.

Also new on the UK video charts this week are: Insidious Chapter 3 getting ready for the Halloween season at number 3 and Pierce Bronson in Survivor which was a small hit from earlier this year.

18th May 2015

An almighty battle took place at the US box office this week, both films aiming to knock Avengers Age of Ultron from the top, and it was an aca-mazing win in the end.

Pitch Perfect 2 beat Mad Max Fury Road in quite convincing fashion with a weekend gross of over $70 million dollars.

This already puts the the sequel ahead of the previous film which was a slow burner and took $65 million back in 2012.

Age of Ultron slips into 3rd place on its third week on the box office having taken an American gross of $372 million.

Other new film on the US charts are: As already mentioned Mad Max Fury Road land at 2 this week with $44 million.

19th February 2015

As the film was already one of the most pre-book films in UK cinema history before it was released on Friday it should come as no surprise that Fifty Shades of Grey debuts at the top of the UK box office.

Taking a debut weekend gross of £13.5 million Fifty Shades has the 26 highest grossing opening weekend in the UK nesting in between The Simpsons Movie and Pirates of The Caribbean: At Worlds End.

The lasting appeal of Fifty Shades will be interesting to see as the film has been so front loaded with sales, and the mixed reviews, many being really bad, could hurt the future gross of the film.

Last weeks top film, Big Hero 6, falls just the one place this week, taking £1.8 million on it's third week of release, Big Hero 6 currently has a total gross of £9.9 million.

Nothing dares challenge Fifty Shades this week but there were a couple of other new releases on the box office: Peppa Pig The Golden Boots is at 6 and right down at 14 is Love Is Strange.

Historical Charts

A year ago
The Lego Movie debut by some margin at the top of the chart knocking Mr. Peabody and Sherman down to fourth.

Five years ago
Valentines Day starring Bradley Cooper made it's debut at the top and finally knocked Avatar from the top spot to number 2.

Ten years ago
Meet the Fockers retained it's position at the top while the highest new film came in at 3 in the shape of The Magic Roundabout (Sprung in America).

Fifteen years ago
Toy Story 2 kept it's hold of the number 1 spot while Danny Boyle's The Beach was the highest new film at number 2.

18th February 2015

It was all about Fifty Shades of Grey at the US box office this weekend, and no other film got a look in as the country went Mr Grey crazy.

Steam rolling the charts with the highest debut ever for a February release and the second highest debut for an R rated movie Fifty Shades took an incredible $93 million.

Nothing could stand the pace Grey set and last week top film The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water falls down to number 3 this week, Kingsman The Secret Service enters at 2.

With such a strong film making it's debut this weekend no other studio dare go against it which means there are nothing else new on the chart other than those already mentioned.

28th January 2015

With Paul Feig on board to direct and an all female cast including Kristen Wiig and Melissa McCarthy is the next Ghostbusters going to be a sequel or a remake?

And the proposed cast for the 4 principles

21st January 2015

Staying put this week, Tak3n makes it 2 weeks at the top of the UK box office despite a challenge from the new Clint Eastwood film.

Liam Neeson has become the action hero of the moment with Taken 3 taking another £3.3 million from the weekend which brings it's total to £12.2 million after 10 days.

The threequel is keeping well in line with the previous film in the series but it already double that of the first films full UK cinema run.

Debuting strong at number 2 is American Sniper which enters the Uk box office with a first weekend gross of £2.5 million, Oscar nomination are boosting it's potential and it could end up one of Eastwood's highest grossing films.

The theory of Everything, Into the Woods and Paddington wound out the top five.

Other new films this week are: Whiplash at 7, Wild at 9, The Merry Widow Met Opera 2015 at 10 and Testament of Youth at 11.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Wolf of Wall Street was the first new number 1 film of the year debuting in the top spot and knocking 12 Years A Slave into second place.

Five years ago
Avatar stayed on top for yet another week and the highest new film was Up In The Air right down at 5.

Ten years ago
Highest new film and new number 1 for the week was Closer which knocked White Noise from the top to number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Sleepy Hollow kept it's hold on the top of the box office where it entered the previous week, Angelas Ashes was the highest new film of the week at 2.

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.

22nd September 2014

In the US this week teen survival film The Maze Runner becomes the top grossing film of the week on it's debut weekend.

It took $32,500,000 this weekend and regenerated a fairly stagnant US box office of recent weeks which has struggled to generate any big numbers.

This is the first in a series of books and a release date of September 18th 2015 has already been given for the sequel Scorch Trials.

Also out in the US this week
A Walk Among the Tombstones at 2
This Is Where I Leave You

Check out the US box office chart on 25thframe.co.uk

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

4th June 2014

Its already been announced that Godzilla director Gareth Edwards will direct the first of the stand alone star films, and now the announcement comes that Josh Trank who directed Chronicle fron 2012 will direct another.

The stand alone films will be origin stories from characters from the Star Wars universe, Yoda and Bobba Fett and hot favourites of fans, that will be released between the sage episodes 7 - 9.

Although the films wont be directly related to the core saga they will inevitable have links to the series.

JJ Abrams is currently filming Episode VII at Pinewood Studios in England, and today posted an amusing tweet asking people not to post leaked pictures!

No release date so far for the splinter films but 2016 is most likely for the first.

From the Press release on starwars.com

"JOSH TRANK TO DIRECT STAND-ALONE STAR WARS FILM
June 04, 2014

In addition to the episodes of a new Star Wars trilogy, Lucasfilm and Disney continue development of multiple stand-alone movies that will offer new stories beyond the core Saga. The newest director to come on board is Josh Trank.

"We're thrilled to welcome Josh into the family," says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. "He is such an incredible talent and has a great imagination and sense of innovation. That makes him perfectly suited to Star Wars, and for this new slate of movies that reach beyond the core characters and storylines of Episodes I through IX."

Trank states, "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood. The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time."

Trank captured imaginations worldwide with his critically lauded directorial debut Chronicle, a fresh and engaging take on the superhero genre. Trank is currently at work on Fantastic Four for 20th Century Fox."

29th April 2014

After many rumours and fan debate Lucasfilm (and Disney) have announced the cast list for next years Star Wars Episode VII.

As if we didn't know already original cast members Harrison Ford (Han Solo), Carrie Fisher (Princess Lia) and Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) are all involved.

Also nice to see the likes of Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow involved.

With JJ Abrams behind the camera all we are looking for now is the full title of the film and poster art.

The press release on the starwars.com website reads as follows:

"The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.

Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud."

Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015."

23rd August 2012

After being around on limited release for a couple of weeks, Brave tops the UK box office in it's first week nationwide.

Giving up the top spot this week Ted falls to third place as the whole country gets a chance to see Pixar/Disneys latest film. The scottish set animation had already taken a couple of million pounds from 2 weeks of release on 150 screen, but expanding to over 500 screens sees the film take £5,269,402 this weekend. Brave has taken £8,270,546 in total.

Highest new film of the week is The Bourne Legacy, the first without Matt Damon in the lead, it has debuted with £4,620,289.

A year ago the Channel 4 show based The Inbetweeners Movie smashed it's way to the top of the UK box office with £13,216,736 making it the top film and highest new film.

Five years ago The Bourne Ultimatum took the top slot and was the highest new film with a weekend take of £6,553,704.

Ten years ago Men in Black II was still at the top having taken a a weekend gross of £1,403,344 and total gross of £16,174,430.

Fifteen years ago the original Men in Black was at the top while twenty years ago Lethal Weapon 3 was the big movie.

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.

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.

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.

27th June 2011

Go back just over a year and the biggest film in the world (by box office gross) had been established, that film was James Cameron's Avatar, a film built from the ground up to show what 3D can achieve.

This weekend in the US Cars 2 has hit the top spot with a weekend gross of $68 million of which only 40% of that take was from 3D screening, so is the public finally realisd that 3D is just a gimmick?

If you listen to Sony they would have you believe that 3D is the future, we'll be watching all out broadcast TV and home movies in 3D, Nintendo are another company who have invested a lot of money in 3D, producing the 3DS, there is certainly no shortage of temptation for us to embrace the 3D age.

Not lets look at the numbers, Cars 2 isn't a first, King Fu Panda 2 and Rio both took more money in 2D rather than 3D, and most people who saw Pixar's top grossing film last year Toy Story 3 seemed to agree that the 3D did nothing for the film. In Japan the 3DS has been struggling, being outsold by the 7 year old PSP, a device for which the successor has already been announced and is reducing in sales.

Is there a future for 3D? Who knows at the moment, but 3D is starting to show it's colours at the cinema, the surcharge on the glasses certainly cant be helping, Sky TV are struggling with the uptake of 3D subscribers, again there is a surcharge, and gamers seem to be rejecting the notion as well.

There are a couple of high profile catalogue 3D film that have been retrofitted with 3D, the Star Wars Saga and Titanic, this may well be a test as to how the public is embracing 3D, but on current evidence we don't want it, the novelty has warn off.

4th March 2011

A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far Far Away a prequel to a successful franchise of films came out and on the whole massively disappointed fans, and that film was a conventional film in what has been the traditional 2D, the the film maker was unhappy with that like many of his previous films and wanted it in 3D, and in 2012 he will get his wish.

Put another was Lucasfilms has announced that the first Episode of Star Wars, as in The Phantom Menace will get its 3D theatrical debut on February 10th 2012. The press release doesn't specify location but I suspect the UK release on or around the same time.

Back in 1997, 20 years after the original Star Wars came out, Lucas pushed the cash cow back into cinemas with updated special effect that he claimed gave the vision closer to what he wanted to do in 1977. Now 12 years after the release of The Phantom Menace he has converted in to 3D, and the other 5 films are bound to follow.

As Star Wars fans now understand, we haven't seen Star Wars, any 6 of the films, in reality yet, the narrative of the film wont change again, but we will have to, about every 10 – 15 years or so, re-experience the series using greater technology.

Remember that also this year we have the Blu-ray versions of the films coming that will give us the most visually stunning version of the films to date which can go on the selves along with the original VHS release, the re-mastered video release, the ultimate box set, the special edition VHS release, the original DVD releases, the re-releases with the original theatrical versions (did I miss any) and so on and so on, actually I have already made space on my shelf for the 3D Blu-ray box set.

So for now, until we get holographic cinema, the 3D version of the 6 film saga are set to be released in cinemas starting February 10th 2012, see you there.

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.

3rd February 2011

Having already done big business in the US and currently standing as the 104th all time grossing film in the world Tangled this week tops the UK box office chart.

The new traditional film, as in hand drawn rather than CGI (although computers were used in the production) is the story of Rapunzel, although I think this Rapunzel is a little less the princess in the tower type. Over the weekend is tool a respectable £5,106,612.

Falling to number 2 this week after 3 weeks on top is The King's Speech, a weekend gross of £ 3,634,265 takes it's total to £24,905,378. With many awards in the bag and many more to come expect this to hang around for a while and gross a lot more.

Also in award contention is the number 3 film Black Swan, Natalie Portman is picking up actress awards left right and center and its gross reflects this with £2,566,346 last weekend and £7,305,659 in total.

Jason Statham makes a debut at 4 this week with The Mechanic taking £921,554 and The Dilemma is at 5 taking £669,368 expanding its gross to £2,292,011. This weeks box office is quite a bit up on last years where Avatar was still at the top but slowing down and Mel Gibson was the highest new entry with Edge of Darkness.

20th January 2011

This is an odd one, Amazon is all set to buy LOVEFiLM, a move Amazon is making to get ahead in the European market of DVD/Blu-ray/online streaming services before the American giant Netflix gets a chance. But why is it an odd move?

There have been a number of online postal rental movie services in the UK from Screen Select to LOVEFiLM of which LOVEFiLM has eventually become the biggest, mainly by acquiring all the others, although in reality LOVEFiLM is actually Screen Select, when the merger of the two companies happened the Screen Select management team stayed in place with their systems but they thought the LOVEFiLM name was better.

Included in the many companies that offered online postal DVD rentals was Amazon, a service which was very good, much better than LOVEFiLM, but after only a couple of years LOVEFiLM bought the rental only service from Amazon, but Amazon became a major stakeholder in LOVEFiLM.

Now the whole story has gone full circle and Amazon will own the company outright, what I would like to see is the service integrated back into the Amazon website.

Amazon are making the right move, LOVEFiLM is now streaming on the PS3 and before long I can see it happening on many other devices, Apple TV maybe, Freeview HD boxes, and the killer, directly to TV's, Sony produce a lot of TV's and the relationship is already in play through the PS3.

It's a smart move for Amazon and one, which I am sure, will finally put the old high street movie rental stores into history, sorry Blockbuster we will remember you fondly but I think your time is up.

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.

15th December 2010

It's had a troublesome time in production but the new Narnia film, The Voyage of the Dawn Trader, is the highest grossing movie over it's launch weekend.

That said it's debut gross is half that of the previous film in the series, Price Caspian, and only a quarter of the first film, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.

Dawn Trader rakes in a fair £2,460,118 to topple the latest Harry Potter movie from the top of the chart. The series is starting to really loose steam and don't expect this one to go much past Christmas.

Harry Potter topples to the runner up spot this week after a couple of weeks at the top. A £1,905,368 keeps it going well but the film is starting to struggle already and it may not be the big earner people were expecting, although another push is bound to happen when part 2 is released next week. The film has grossed £42,570,440 so far in the UK.

Angelina Jolie and and Johnny Depp make their presence known at 3 this week as their new collaboration, The Tourist, takes £1,341,143 for the weekend, maybe a little less than was expected for these 2 a-list actors.

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.

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

Yesterday Internet was alight with news that Paramount has announced that the release date for Transformers 3, a follow up to this years yet to be released Transformers 2: Rise of the Fallen, would be July 1, 2011, but the director Michael Bay seems to have other ideas which he's expressed on his Website.

In a statement on his Website he seems to be correcting Paramount saying he wants to take a year off and make the 3rd movie in the series for release on 2012.

Maybe planning so far ahead is a bad idea, especially for film which are not even in pre-production, your bound to get at least some information wrong.

This reminds me of an advert for a film I saw in the trade press once, the film starred Annette Benning and the advert for the film proudly announced "starring Annette Benning, Catwoman in the new Batman Movie", now we all know that Benning didn't star in that Batman movie and was off having a baby instead.

Now I know studios have to plan ahead, but do they have to shout about it and get the hype going so far in advance, especially for a film like Transformers that 1) is being hyped enough already for the film that is not even at cinemas yet and HAS been made, and 2) will generate enough buzz of it's own during the 18 months before hand.

7th June 2009

You can call it a victory if you like but the simple fact is that in the home movie market there is only room for one format, and in the high definition future if movie watching in the home we will be doing that on a Blu-ray device.

Toshiba has today (Tuesday) announced that it will discontinue production of all things HD-DVD which basically kills the format dead. It's been a long fought battle but in the end what is widely considered the best format won.

Was it the Playstation 3 which won the battle, I doubt it, but clearly Sony had learned a lesson with the Playstation 2, which was accounted for part of the success of DVD, and delaying the launch of the PS3 to include the high definition player has certainly helped the format along.

So what now of HD-DVD, Universal have also announced that they will switch to Blu-ray and Paramount will follow suit as well that’s a given. Those who bought an HD-DVD player will be able to pick up some bargains but the releases will cease very soon and their players are destined to join the Betmax grave of home entertainment.

Blu-ray is the future of High definition disks, but some at Toshibas think that there will be no physical future for home movies, a thought shared by Microsoft who were a backer of the HD-DVD format, it'll all be downloads soon, but I’m not ready for that future but I'm sure happy that Blu-ray has won this battle.

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.

Movie details

The film has a UK gross of £587,245 and is the 3592nd top grossing film in the UK

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Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 7

Weeks on box office: 3

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
7N
£236,868
£236,868
8
£114,878
£492,937
14
£36,942
£587,245