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Spotlight


2016
29th January
Spotlight

Directed by

Tom McCarthy

Starring

Michael Keaton
Liev Schreiber
Brian dArcy James
Stanley Tucci
Elena Wohl
Gene Amoroso
Doug Murray
Sharon McFarlane
Jamey Sheridan
Neal Huff
Billy Crudup
Robert B. Kennedy
Duane Murray
Brian Chamberlain
Michael Cyril Creighton
Paul Guilfoyle
Michael Countryman
Tim Whalen
Martin Roach
Brad Borbridge
Don Allison
Patty Ross
Paloma Nuñez
Robert Clarke
Gary Galone
David Fraser
Paulette Sinclair
Laurie Heineman
Elena Juatco
Nancy Villone
Wendy Merry
Siobhan Murphy
Eileen Padua
Darrin Baker
Brett Cramp
Joe Stapleton
Maureen Keiller
Jimmy LeBlanc
Tim Progosh
Neion George
Laurie Murdoch
Zarrin Darnell-Martin
Krista Morin
Paula Barrett
Mairtin OCarrigan
Rob deLeeuw
Nancy E. Carroll
Anthony Paolucci
Michele Proude
Richard O'Rourke
Len Cariou
Dennis Lynch
Stefanie Drummond
Mark McGrinder
Richard Fitzpatrick
Tom Driscoll
Jeffrey Samai
Moira Driscoll
Forrest Weber
Doreen Spencer
Janet Pinnick
Shannon McDonough
Shannon Ruth
Daniel Ruth
Jennifer Ruth
Timothy Mooney
Bruce-Robert Serafin
Donna Sue Jahier
Edward Brickley
Christopher Gallagher
Jeffrey Corazzini
Chris De Christopher
Irina Egay
John Franchi
Robert Kinar
David Afflick
Giovanni Alabiso
Lana Antonova
Raffi Atamian
Michael Balzano III
Sophia Bellas
David S. Bookbinder
David Boston
Van Brockmann
Mark Burzenski
Joe Cali
Joe Jafo Carriere
James Chilli Chillingworth
Terry Conforti
Shawn Contois
Guy Cooper
Edgar Damatian
Allison Dyen
Kris Earle
Faith Fay
Victor Franko
William Galatis
John Gigliotti
Robert Glenn
Tom Granger
Elaine Victoria Grey
Jed Griswold
Mark Haggett
London Hall
Becky Harvey
Arthur Hiou
Rosemary Howard
Steven Howitt
Richard Jenkins
Glenn W. Kane
Colleen Kelly
Jamie Mazareas
Gavin Monteiro
Randy Morris
Peter Morse
Alyson Muzila
Lance Norris
Josette Oberton
Joseph Oliveira
Richard Pacheco
Emilie Paquet
Dallas Peplow
Doug Reed
Stew Replogle
Eddie Resendes
Gary Roscoe
Michelle Roy
Ariana Ruckle
Harold Rudolph
Mary Jane Brennan Sangiolo
Aaron Snyder
David Struffolino
Michael Steven Swanson
Carl Tempesta
Jami Tennille
J.P. Valenti
George J. Vezina
Kyle Viveiros
Peter Lewis Walsh
Amy Whalen
Teresa Wilson

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Movie details
UK total gross
£5,851,006
1087
Spotlight
1088

US total gross
$45,055,776
1691
Spotlight

Popular in: United Kingdom

UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 5

Weeks on box office: 7

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
5N
£1,060,435
£1,060,435
5▲▼
£864,199
£2,641,478
8
£451,302
£3,656,210
10
£326,776
£4,380,464
11
£191,486
£4,786,339
8
£332,556
£5,406,837
11
£178,392
£5,851,006
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Another big week for new releases and for the second week in a row an all new top 3 on the video chart with Goosebumps leading the way.

Starring Jack Black the film was released at the UK cinema on 5th February 2016 where it entered the UK box office at number 1.

The following week the film fell to number 5 and had a relatively short 6 week stay on the UK box office before disappearing.

In that time though the film did manage to gross a fairly reasonable £8.5 million although this is quite low for a Jack Black film for which King Kong is his highest grossing movie.

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