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The English Patient

1997
The English Patient
Directed by
Anthony Minghella
Starring
Juliette Binoche
Willem Dafoe
Kristin Scott Thomas
Naveen Andrews
Julian Wadham
Jürgen Prochnow
Kevin Whately
Clive Merrison
Nino Castelnuovo
Hichem Rostom
Peter Rühring
Geordie Johnson
Torri Higginson
Liisa Repo-Martell
Raymond Coulthard
Philip Whitchurch
Lee Ross
Anthony Smee
Matthew Ferguson
Jason Done
Roger Morlidge
Simon Sherlock
Sebastian Schipper
Fritz Eggert
Sonia Mankaï
Rim Turkhi
Sebastian Rudolph
Thoraya Sehill
Sondos Belhassen
Dominic Mafham
Gregor Truter
Salah Miled
Abdellatif Hamrouni
Samy Azaiez
Habib Chetoui
Philippa Day
Amanda Walker
Paul Kant
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In 1997, Juliette Binoche Won a Silver Bear for 'The English Patient'  Hollywood Reporter

This year's Berlin International Film Festival jury forewoman, Juliette Binoche, is a longtime friend of the fest.

Fri, 8th February 2019

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‘It's the book that gave me freedom’: Michael Ondaatje on The English Patient  The Guardian

The novel has been translated into 38 languages and the film scooped nine Oscars. Now, as The English Patient wins the Golden Booker prize – voted readers' ...

Mon, 9th July 2018

Juliette Binoche says Harvey Weinstein has 'had enough'  BBC News

The Oscar-winning actress called for public criticism of the disgraced Hollywood producer to end.

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28th March 2017

Audiences across the UK can't get enough of Belle and her beast as the Disney live action films scores a fantastic second weekend, Power rangers is the top new film at number 2.

A second weekend gross of £12.3 million for Beauty and The Beast is something most films would be happy to have as their debut weekend gross and would be in the top 100 highest grossers.

This brings the films total gross over 10 days to nearly £40 million and makes it the top grossing film of the year so far, overtaking La La Land.

With this type of momentum there is a chance it could end up being the top film of the year, although there are some big hitters coming later and a massive film at the tend of the year.

Power Rangers make their debut at number 2 this week in their revamped, re-booted, big budget incarnation to the tune of £1.5 million.

There was one other Power Rangers movie, back in 1995, based on the TV show it had the full title of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie and debuted in the UK to the tune of £1.3 million.

If we take inflation into account the 1995 film did far better and would today have debuted to the tune of £3.2 million.

Worth noting is that if the chart were counted for the whole week rather than just Friday - Sunday Power Rangers would have been at number 5 this week.

Also new this week is The Lost City of Z debuting at 7 with £0.28 million and CHiPs at number 8 with £0.2 million.

Longest running film this week is The Lego Batman Movie which has been around now for 7 weeks and the top grossing movie, after just 10 days is Beauty and The Beast.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice made its long awaited debut a the top of the box office knocking King Fu Panda to number 3.

Five years ago
The first of The Hunger Games movies was unleashed on the world and hit the top on its debut weekend, it knocked The Devil Inside down to number 4.

Ten years ago
Zack Snyder brought us his big screen cinematic style in 300 which debuted at the top knocking Norbit down to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Ali G Indahouse made its debut at the top of the box office, it knocked Ocean’s Eleven down to number 3 after 5 weeks on top.

Twenty years ago
The speacial edition of Star Wars made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked The English Patient down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Cape fear remained at the top for a third weekend, it kept off Bugsy which debuted at number 2.

21st March 2017

Disney have done well in recent years with their live action versions of classic cartoons and this week the best of all animations gets the treatment and Beauty and The Beast opens to a massive debut.

Taking nearly £20 million on its first weekend of release it is the 8th top weekend in the UK of all time and is the highest opening outside of a franchise film.

It will be interesting to see if this is just that the animation is considered one of Disneys ultimate classics, or if the public are simply enjoying these live conversions.

Its hard comparing this to the 1992 original as its been 25 years but that film took £8.4 million on its opening, and took £20 million in total.

Adjusting for inflation the 1992's opening would be about £22 million with a total of about £52 million, potentially very similar to this live action remake.

Falling to number 2 this week is Kong: Skull Island, a £2.7 million second weekend brigs the films total to £11 million, the film is running just above its stablemate Godzilla.

Also new this week is American horror hit Get Out which lands at number 3 this week with a better than expected £2.1 million.

Longest running film on the UK box office this week is Lion starring Dev Patel which has now been around for 9 weeks while the highest total grossing movie is Sing which is still at 7 and has now grossed £28 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Staying at the top was Kung Fu Panda 3 while to the top new film of the week was 10 Cloverfield Lane at number 2.

Five years ago
Horror film The Devil Inside was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while John Carter fell from the top to number 4.

Ten years ago
Norbit stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Premonition which landed at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven spent its fifth weekend at the top while the highest new film was Thir13en Ghosts which made its debut at number .

Twenty years ago
Oscar winning The English Patient was the top new film at number 1 while Jerry Maguire fell to number 2 after a week at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent a second week at the top while Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café was the top new film entering at number 2.

Movie details
UK total gross
£11,498,908
UK top grossing film

US total gross
£78,676,425
885
886
The English Patient
887

Global total gross
£231,976,425
619
620
The English Patient
621

UK BBFC Certificate: 15

Popular in: United Kingdom and China

Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 14

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£5,447,533
£5,447,533
3
£2,867,123
£8,314,656
4
£1,509,012
£9,823,668
4▲▼
£794,217
£10,617,885
5
£418,009
£11,035,894
9
£220,005
£11,255,899
10
£115,792
£11,371,691
11
£60,943
£11,432,634
12
£32,075
£11,464,709
10
£16,882
£11,481,591
10▲▼
£8,885
£11,490,476
9
£4,676
£11,495,152
12
£2,461
£11,497,613
12▲▼
£1,295
£11,498,908