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At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 18th October 2019, there are 6 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Joker from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Zombieland: Double Tap, an Action movie directed by Ruben Fleischer who also directed Zombieland in 2009 which grossed £3.4 Million.
It stars Jesse Eisenberg who last starred in The Hummingbird Project (2019).
The film also stars Woody Harrelson who last appeared in Venom (2018).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil.
This new movie stars Angelina Jolie who's last film was Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
It also stars Elle Fanning who appeared in Mary Shelley (2018).
Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning starred in Maleficent (2014) together.
The film is brought to us by new director Joachim Ronning.
Next up this week is The Laundromat which is directed by Steven Soderbergh who directed Unsane in 2018.
Also this week there is The Peanut Butter Falcon from directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz,
The long list of new releases continues with Official Secrets which is directed by Gavin Hood who directed A Reasonable Man in 1999.
It stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode.
Finally there is A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon from directors Will Becher and Richard Phelan, the film stars Justin Fletcher and Joe Sugg.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.
Disney dominate the global box office of 2018 but the Dinosaurs make a good challenge and Sonys Super Villain experiment pays off with Venom showing its legs.
Disneys Superhero powerhouse ran away with the global box office in 2018 with the first part of their Avengers story which will conclude in 2019.
Avengers: infinity War took just over $2 billion at the global box office, the first film to reach the milestone since The Force Awakens in 2015, also from Disney.
As if to rub salt in the wound Disney and Marvel also had the second highest grossing film of 2018 with Black Panther with took $1.34 billion in 2018.
A strong international showing for the Dinosaur film stopped Disney from totally dominating the global box office as the Jurassic World sequel is the third top film of 2018 with $1.30 billion.
Your never far from a Disney movie and here is another as the mouse house's Pixar studios provides the 4th top film of 2018 with a gross of $1.2 billion.
Sony scored their biggest hit of the year at number 5 with their Super Villain movie from the Spider-Man Universe which took $855 million, the only film on the top 5 not to take over a billion.
Here is the top 10 movies globally of 2018
2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.
The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.
As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.
And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.
Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.
Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.
Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.
Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.
With the release of a new film from JK Rowlings Wizarding World there was no doubt it would dominate the world on its debut, but worrying for Warner Bros. it is the lowest opening for a film from the fantasy world.
Opening into a very wide 80 countries the latest film from the author and universe that brought us Harry Potter takes $253.2 million on its debut week.
Despite the strong opening across the world this was still lower that the first Fantastic Beasts film and the lowest of any film from the Harry Potter Wizarding World.
The Freddy Mercury film continues to do well across the globe and this week sits at number 2 with $61 million taken from 79 countries.
The Sony villain movie is still getting a boost from its second wind since its release in China and this week falls to 3 with $57 million from 66 countries.
The Dr Seuss film is doing well in the US and UK which is keeping the film at number 4 this week with $47.5 million taken from just 24 countries.
The Steve McQueen directed movie gets a boost from its North American release and enters the top 5 with a weekly gross of $15 million from 20 countries.
Just missing out on a place in the top 5 this week is Mark Wahlberg's latest film which still manages to enter the global box office at 6 with $14.7 million from a single country.
Supervillain movie Venom goes back to the top with its excellent release in China where is grossed $102 million on its opening weekend.
Sony's film starring Tom Hardy gets its Chinese release this with a $102 million opening which gives the film a $123.5 million week after 6 weeks of release which pushes the film back to the top of the global box office.
The film has now taken a total of $673 million globally and is still released in 67 countries.
Continuing the success already gained the film about Queen and Freddy Mercury takes $94 million this week from 79 countries which boosts its total global cume to and excellent $285 million.
Materialising in animated form this time the Dr. Seuss story enters the global box office at number 3 with $78.8 million from just 24 countries.
With Christmas fast approaching the film with open in many more territories over the coming weeks which will massive boosts the films cume.
Taking a bit of a tumble this week the Disney film drops to 4th with a $23 million weekend from 46 countries to boosts its total gross to $96.6 million.
Closing out the top 5 and another new entry is this JJ Abrams presented film which takes $19.3 million from 53 countries.