We're fast approaching the Christmas period and despite it still only being early in December the UK public are clearly in the mood as they take The Grinch to the top of the box office on its debut weekend.
Taking the box office on its debut weekend with a gross of £5.09 million the Dr Seuss favourite only just beat out last weeks top film Bohemian Rhapsody
The last time The Grinch appeared on the box office was back in 2000 in the shape of Jim Carey in a live action version directed by Ron Howard which took £3 million on its debut weekend which is about £5.2 million when adjusted for inflation.
Both films have hence sold in the same ball park as far as tickets are concerned, time will tell is this new animated version will out gross the 2000 film.
After a very successful couple of weeks at the top of the box office the Queen bio-pic falls to number 2 with a weekend gross of £4.5 million, not far behind The Grinch.
This boosts the films total Uk gross to £28.9 million and its the 10th best film of the year to date.
Acclaimed director Steve McQueen brings his latest movie which lands at 3 on its debut weekend with a gross of £2.4 million.
The film starring Viola Davis and Liam Neeson is getting a lot of positive buzz and Oscar talk to expect it to hang around until the new year and awards season.
The Bradley Cooper film is starting to fall down the chart after a very successful run and this week is at 4 with £1.2 million boosing its total to £25.4 million.
Finishing off the top 5 this week is last weeks highest new film which falls hard in its second weekend, the Diney film takes £1.1 million for a £3.14 million total.
As the run-up Christmas starts the Dr Seuss classic about the season The Grinch takes over from Bohemian Rhapsody at the top of the US box office.
The animated film from Illumination who also brought us Horton Hears A Who makes its debut with a vert impressive $66 million opening weekend.
The most recent version of the film starring Jim Carey and directed by Ron Howard opened to $55 million back in 2000.
The Queen film drops to number 2 on its second weekend of release with $30 million which brings its total to just over $100 million.
Famed director JJ Abrahams has his name all over this film and with good reason as it has had a good responce from critics and public alike.
Directed by Julius Avery the film takes $10 million on its debut weekend to see it land at number 3.
Dropping considerably in its second weekend of release the Disney film takes $9.5 million to boost its total to $35.2 million and is at number 4 this week.
Last of three new releases on the top 5 this week is a sequel of sorts as the book its based on is from the universe of The Girl With The Dragon tattoo.
Taking $8 million from the weekend this is lower than the US adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo from 2011 with took $12.7 million on its debut.
Animation studio Illumination bring us their telling of the Dr Seuss story The Grinch on 9th November 2018.
The character of The Grinch is being voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch and the film is directed by Yarrow Cheney and Scott Mosier.
The BBFC have given the film a U rating is the UK for mild slapstick, very mild bad language and it has an official run time of 90 minutes.
THE GRINCH (U) mild slapstick, very mild bad language https://t.co/7e4RiLCnEE— BBFC (@BBFC) October 30, 2018
This week on the UK home video charts animated hit The Secret Life of Pets takes over from X-Men Apocalypse at the top.
The Secret Life of Pets was a massive hit for Universal that was released on 24th June 2016 and it hit the top of the box office on its debut with £9.5 million, the 74th best UK opening.
The film spent 3 weeks at the top before making a very slow decent down the box office, it spent an incredible 14 weeks in total on the top 15.
The total gross for the film in the UK is £35.8 million which makes it the 68th top grossing film while globally it took $864.2 million (£696 million) and is the 50th top film across the world.
Last weeks top film, X-Men Apocalypse, fell down to number 3 this week after a week at the top.
Also new this week is Independence Day Resurgence, sequel to the 1996 hit film it made number 2 on the box office on 24th June.
Worth noting is the flurry of Christmas films that are starting to pop up in the home video charts, this week we have Arthur Christmas at 9, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at 10 and Elf at 11.
UK Box Office Report Weekend 11th December 2015: Four at the top for Mockingjay, Grandma highest new film at 19! Retaining its position at the top of the UK box office this week is The Hinger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 which has now spent 4 weeks as the number 1 film.
Mockingjay this week grosses £1.2 million to give it a total gross of £25.4 million, the second lowest of The Hunger Games films after the first movie.
There were no new releases this week on the box office, Grandma was the closest thing to a new entry which came in at number 19 from 92 screens and a £35,000 opening gross.
By The Sea starring and Directed by Angelina Jolie was new at number 23 and took £24,000 from its debut.
Spectre was yet again the highest total grossing film on the chart this week, still at number 3 and now taken £92 million after 7 weeks.
Point to note is the top 5 this week was the same as the top 5 last week.
A year ago
The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies was the new film at the top of the box office knocking Paddington down to 2.
Five years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader made its debut at the top knocking Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 down to number 2.
Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe was the top film in the country knocking Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire down to number 2 - (something looks familiar there)
Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas made it 2 weeks at the top while 102 Dalmatians was the highest new film at number 3.
Twenty years ago
The Santa Clause was the top new film of the week knocking Goldeneye down to number 2.
A third week at the top for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 in the wake of little in the way of new releases in the UK.
The box office is on hold at the moment waiting for one of the biggest releases of the year which left room for Mockingly to make £2.2 million.
This brings the total UK gross for the last of The Hunger Games films to £23.3 million after 3 weeks of release.
Highest new film of the week is Christmas with the Coopers, an all American movie about family meeting up for the holiday season.
A very low debut gross of nearly £700,000 puts the film at number 5, little chance of this film having longevity at the box office though.
Highest total grossing film on the box office is Spectre which has to date grossed over £90 million and this week is at number 3.
A year ago
Padding retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Penguins of Madagascar at 3.
Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed put at the top with Megamind the highest new film at 2.
Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still the top film, a quiet week saw the highest new film at number 4 with Keeping Mum.
Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (look out for the remake in the coming years) was the top new film debuting at number 1, it knocked off Charlies Angels which fell to 2.
Twenty years ago
Goldeneye was riding the top of the box office while Murder in the First was the highest new film coming in at 2.
Twenty five years ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was still at the top with Repossessed the highest new film at number 2.