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The Golden Compass

2007
The Golden Compass
Directed by
Starring
Ben Walker
Freddie Highmore
Jim Carter
Tom Courtenay
Sam Elliott
Christopher Lee
Kristin Scott Thomas
Kathy Bates
Simon McBurney
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The Golden Compass Movie: What Went Wrong?  Den of Geek US

With His Dark Materials set to become a TV show, we look back at what went wrong with the Golden Compass movie.

Fri, 19th October 2018

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'The Golden Compass' Is Coming To Netflix This August & You Might Want To Give It A Try  Romper

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Why didn't The Golden Compass movie work?  EW.com

10 years later, EW looks back on the failed Philip Pullman adaptation.

Tue, 14th November 2017

20th December 2012

After an almost never ending saga of setbacks and 9 years after The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, director Peter Jackson takes his vision of J. R. R. Tolkien The Hobbit to the top of the box office.

Maybe because of the slightly less than favorable reviews are the reason but The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuts this week with a less than expected £11,601,538, still excellent but for best opening weekends that gross places it only at 33, between Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and 2, still an excellent gross but I don't think it will have a dominance over the box office like Skyfall has.

The Hobbit was nearly the only film released this week, but Disney did release Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings which landed at 5 with £528,82

Falling to number 2 this week is Rise of the Guardians which grossed £1,250,469 over the weekend.

A year ago Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows took the top spot with £3,827,697 on it's debut weekend knocking Arthur Christmas into third.

Five years ago The Golden Compass was still at the top with £3,002,951 while Enchanted entered at number 2 with £2,547,975.

Ten years ago Bond was still the top film with a weekend gross of £2,220,351 taking it's total to £27,078,158 while the top film was Like Mike at 4 with £246,169.

Movie details
UK total gross
£25,771,648
UK top grossing film

US total gross
£70,107,728
1026
1027
The Golden Compass
1028

Global total gross
£364,083,519
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The Golden Compass
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UK BBFC Certificate: PG

Genres:
Fantasy

Popular in: United Kingdom

Box Office
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 8

Box Office History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£7,243,984
£7,243,984
1▲▼
£3,002,951
£12,207,106
2
£2,288,331
£16,320,136
2▲▼
£2,192,728
£20,416,731
5
£1,327,498
£23,522,772
7
£729,717
£24,657,698
9
£463,893
£25,342,722
11
£300,648
£25,771,648