23rd October 2020
Released in the UK this weekend, Friday, 23rd October 2020, there are 10 new releases looking to take your attention and where available get you into your local cinema to try and knock Tenet from the top of the UK box office after a 7 week run.
Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.
10th July 2020
With US cinemas still showing no signs of fully re-opening due a massive surge i the COVID-19 pandemic the box office figures are still largely relying on drive-ins
This week the low budget Relic hits the top of the 'box office' on its debut with the rest of the charts moving around but the numbers are all quite small!
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies in the US 3rd - 5th July 2020.
Directed by Natalie Erika James on her debut this low budget horror movie stars Emily Mortimer and takes $192K on its debut and is the top movie of the week.
The movie has now surely reached cult status and has been the most dominant movie during the pandemic closures and this week it moves back to number 2 with $25K.
After 10 weeks the movie has now made $1.6 Million at the US box office.
The Antoine Le directed movie is at 3 this week with $23K and after 3 weeks has taken $423K.
5 weeks in and the Lulu Wilson starring movie takes $20K for the weekend and $903K in total.
Channing Godfrey Peoples directs this movie about a black beauty pageant which takes $11K this week for a 2 week total of $70K.
25th February 2020
A weekly Rundown of the UK box office chart headlines over the last 30 years.
The number one film was The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part which had been at the top for 3 weeks.
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Bohemian Rhapsody which had taken £53.7 Million over 18 weeks of release.Five years ago (2015)
The number one film was Fifty Shades Of Grey which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
The top new film of the week was The Wedding Ringer directed by Jeremy Garelick and starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad which entered the box office at number 5.
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Paddington which had taken £37 Million over 13 weeks of release.Ten years ago (2010)
The number one film was Avatar which had been at the top for 8 weeks and with a total gross of £83.3 Million it was also the top total grossing film.Fifteen years ago (2005)
The number one film was Meet The Fockers which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £24.7 Million it was also the top total grossing film.
The film with the longest run was The Aviator which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.Twenty years ago (2000)
The number one film was Toy Story 2 which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
The film with the longest run was East Is East which had been on the box office for 16 weeks.
The top total grossing film of the week was The Sixth Sense which had taken £24.7 Million after 16 weeks of release.Twenty five years ago (1995)
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Forrest Gump which had taken £16.3 Million over 20 weeks of release.Thirty years ago (1990)
The number one film was Honey I Shrunk The Kids which had been at the top for 3 weeks.
The top new film of the week was Driving Miss Daisy directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Morgan Freeman and Jessica Tandy which entered the box office at number 2.
The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Back To The Future Part II which had taken £10.3 Million over 14 weeks of release.
25th May 2017
Directed by Guy Ritchie King Arthur Legend of the Sword makes its UK debut at the top of the box office, but its an unconvincing start to its box office run.
Taking £2.5 million from the weekend the film which had a massive budget and is set to start a new series of films was expected to smash its way into the box office from studio Warner Bros.
For the director this is below the debut of his top grossing films the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jnr. which both debuted in the £3 million mark.
Falling into second place is Alien: Covenant which only just missed out on spending a second week at the top with a weekend gross of £2.1 million.
This brings the films total gross to £10 million, Prometheus at this point in its run was doing very similar business so expect this to end its run with a similar £20 million+.
Also new this week is Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn at number 4 with a debut of £842,000 and Colossal starring Anne Hathaway at number 9 with £150,000.
A year ago
This time last year as the summer season kicked into full swing X-Men Apocalypse entered the chart at the top knocking Captain America: Civil War down to number 4.
Five years ago
The Dictator starring Sasha Baron Cohen was the new film at the top, it knocked Avengers Assemble down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.
Ten years ago
Spider-Man 3 stayed at the top for a third weekend, top new film of the week was Zodiac directed by David Fincher at number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones was the top new film of the weekend, it knocked About a Boy down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.
Twenty years ago
Liar Liar remained at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was The Relic at number 2.
Twenty Five years ago
Spending a second weekend at the top was Basic Instinct, top new film of the week was Waynes World which was new at 2.
Sales of films and TV show on a physical disk declined by 7.2% in 2011 while sales of digital media downloads rose by 12%. Despite this Blu-ray is growing with it now accounting for 18% of the market.
Rental sales for downloads are expected to get stronger and stronger as the video shop of the ‘90's continues to become a relic. The saviors for DVD/Blu-ray is the triple play disk set allowing for the consumer to have the Blu-ray, DVD and digital for mobile devices version of a film.
Despite this downturn in sales December saw a big increase in sales and accounted for nearly 25% of the yearly sales of physical disks, and Blu-ray saw a year on year increase of nearly 27%.
British films saw an incredible year for sales with the last 2 chapters of the Harry Potter series by far outselling everything else. The Kings Speech, The Inbetweeners and Paul also did very well with British talent attached. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides was also a big seller, it was made in Britain.
Despite the recession the home video market, which includes physical and digital media was worth £2,251 billion in 2011.
Here is the top 10 films and TV sales of 2011