21st March 2017
Disney have done well in recent years with their live action versions of classic cartoons and this week the best of all animations gets the treatment and Beauty and The Beast opens to a massive debut.
Taking nearly £20 million on its first weekend of release it is the 8th top weekend in the UK of all time and is the highest opening outside of a franchise film.
It will be interesting to see if this is just that the animation is considered one of Disneys ultimate classics, or if the public are simply enjoying these live conversions.
Its hard comparing this to the 1992 original as its been 25 years but that film took £8.4 million on its opening, and took £20 million in total.
Adjusting for inflation the 1992's opening would be about £22 million with a total of about £52 million, potentially very similar to this live action remake.
Falling to number 2 this week is Kong: Skull Island, a £2.7 million second weekend brigs the films total to £11 million, the film is running just above its stablemate Godzilla.
Also new this week is American horror hit Get Out which lands at number 3 this week with a better than expected £2.1 million.
Longest running film on the UK box office this week is Lion starring Dev Patel which has now been around for 9 weeks while the highest total grossing movie is Sing which is still at 7 and has now grossed £28 million.
A year ago
Staying at the top was Kung Fu Panda 3 while to the top new film of the week was 10 Cloverfield Lane at number 2.
Five years ago
Horror film The Devil Inside was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while John Carter fell from the top to number 4.
Ten years ago
Norbit stayed at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Premonition which landed at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven spent its fifth weekend at the top while the highest new film was Thir13en Ghosts which made its debut at number .
Twenty years ago
Oscar winning The English Patient was the top new film at number 1 while Jerry Maguire fell to number 2 after a week at the top.
Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent a second week at the top while Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Café was the top new film entering at number 2.
1st August 2016
When Disney release a new video it is normally a big deal, and with the release of their spring hit Zootopia this week is is no exception and the film debuts at the top of the UK video chart.
The film was a massive hit for the Mouse House when it was released on 25th March 2016, but it did not make the top of the cinema box office, beaten by Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice.
It did bubble around the top for 4 weeks before making a slow decent down the box office spending an impressive 13 week in total in the top 15.
The film took a very nice £23 million pound in the UK which makes it the 138th top grossing movie of all time, it also took £1.02 billion globally making it the 24th highest grossing movie ever.
London Has Fallen falls from the top into second place on its second week on the chart.
Also new this week are: 10 Cloverfield Lane at 3, a number 2 hit from March and Risen at number 10 a not chart hit from March.
20th April 2016
There was only one film in contention this week across the globe as Disney's live remake of their classic animation The Jungle Book smashes its way to the top.
A very wide world release in its second week of 50 countries gives the film, directed by Jon Favreau, a fantastic $239.6 million.
Although this is the films second week of global release it was out a week early in some countries, but the full global release mean the film has now made $290.9 million globally.
Falling into second place is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice, although being considered a disappointment the film has now made a massive $827.3 million, it could still make a billion.
Highest new film is Barbershop: The Next Cut which entered the global box office at number 3, not bad considering the film is only out in America, it takes $20.2 million on its debut.
Highest total grossing film is Zootopia which has a world gross of $882.2 million and is currently at number 4, if the film can hang around until summer it could see a billion.
Here is the full top 10 across the globe:
12th April 2016
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice is still the top grossing film across the world after 3 weeks of release.
The superhero film takes another $57.4 million dollars from 68 countries, by far the widest release of all the film this week.
Although the film has not performed in the was that was expected the film has taken $783.4 million in total.
Highest new film of the week is The Jungle Book which makes its debut at number 3 this week making $28.9 million.
The film is only out in a few territories and so should do even better next week after releases in Europe and America.
Highest total grossing film this week is Zootopia which has now notched up $852,5 million.
Here is this week top 10 world grossing movies:
5th April 2016
At the world box office this week Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice retained its lead for a second weekend with a weekly gross of $137.4.
The film has a massively wide release of 68 countries, althoug not the highest on the chart, that goes to The Divergent Series Allegiant which is released in 80 countries.
Batman V Superman has now taken $682.8 million after its 2 weeks of release, the film may struggle to get to $1 billion as this is quite a hefty drop from last week.
Highest new film on the world box office is The Bodyguard, not the 1992 film with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner but a Hong Kong Chinese film directed by Sammo Hung.
The film makes its debut at number number 3 with $25 million from the 6 countries its released in.
highest total grossing film on the box office this week is Zootopia, at number 2 this week with an incredible $787.6 million.
Here is the full world top 10 for this week.