This weekend the video game adaptation Warcraft is the top film for the weekend, but Alice Through The Looking Glass is the top film over the week.
Opening on Friday Warcraft took £3.6 million from the 3 days making it the top film over that period.
The Duncan Jones directed film in fact only just made it to the top as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Out of The Shadows was a very close debut at number 2 with £3.4 million.
Alice Through The Looking Glass which debuted at number 2 last week falls to number 4 this week with £1.3 million but over the week Monday - Sunday it grossed £4.7 million, higher than any other film.
Last weeks top film X-Men Apocalypse falls to number 5 this week with £1.2 million for the weekend and £15.8 million in total after 3 weeks.
Longest stay on this weeks chart is Zootopia which has been around for 10 week while the highest total grossing film on the chart is The Jungle Book which has taken £44.5 million over 8 weeks.
A year ago
Spy was the top new film of the week entering at number 1 knocking San Andreas down to number 2.
Five years ago
X-Men First Class was the top new film of the week at number 1 while The Hangover Part II fell to number 2.
Ten years ago
X-Men The Last Stand was still at the top for a second week while the top new film was Poseidon at number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Pearl Harbour entered the box office at the top knocking The mummy Returns into the runner up spot.
Twenty years ago
Toy Story went back to the top of the box office leaving From Dusk Till Dawn to enter the chart in the runner up spot.
Twenty five years ago
Problem Child remained at the top of the box office with Sibling Rivalry to enter highest at number 2.
The final instalment of Harry Potter saw the boy wizard go out with a bang, and it became the most successful film of the franchise in the process, and for 2011 it is the highest grossing film at the UK box office.
During its 10 week run it raked up £73,094,187 in UK box office takings, at todays cinema ticket prices that is about 13.5 million tickets making it the 30th top film in the UK by ticker sales. Other film to do well in 2011 were The kings Speech with £45.3 milion, The Inbetweeners with £45 million, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides with £32.9 million and The Hangover Part II with £32.7 million.
In all a good year for British films (is Harry Potter a British film?) with Blockbusters not doing so well, Breaking Dawn and Transformers Dark of the Moon performed well enough but they were big budget blockbusters and had higher expectations.
I think the winner of the year was The Inbetweeners Movie that performed well abouve expectations, made back its budget and secured a sequel in the process, al that for a little Channel 4 show about bad mouthed undersexed teens.
It had all the cast reunited from the first Fast and Furious movie and this excited movie goers so much that not only did the film make over $600 million dollars worldwide and become a DVD/Blu-ray smash hit but it was the most pirated film in 2011 according to torrentfreak.com
Fast Five starring Vin Diesel was downloaded more than 9 million times, in second place was The Hangover Part II and in third place was Thor. The argument for Pirated movies has been a long and intense once, but all 3 of these films were big hits at the cinema with each one taking over or close to half a billion dollars in box office takings.
I'm not sure what this list tells us, I'll let you make up your own minds, cinema attendances were down this year but were in the middle of a world wide financial crisis, personally I think that on the whole people who will see the film in cinemas will do and then maybe down load the movie, people who download the movie and don't see it in cinemas would never anyway. This is an interesting list so for your pleasure take a look at the top 10 most downloaded films of 2011 and by all means let me know your thoughts.
|2||The Hangover Part II||8,840,000||$581,464,305|
|5||I Am Number Four||7,670,000||$144,500,437|
|9||The King's Speech||6,250,000||$414,211,549|
|10||Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2||6,030,000||$1,328,111,219|
UK release date: 27th May 2011
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 9
Total UK gross £32,764,176 and the 92th top grossing film in the UK
Total World gross $564,855,986 and the 148th top grossing film globally
UK BBFC Certificate: 15Genres: