7th September 2021
The UK box office didn't get started in 2021 until 24th May so the summer season is the first season of the year to get any results from ticket sales after the last box office chart being 25th December 2020 and Wonder Woman 1984 topping that chart.
The top movie of the summer got off to a flying start which was Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway and it took £4 Million the weekend cinemas re-opened.
The sequel movie directed by Will Gluck and starring James Corden as Peter was the top movie in the country for the first weekend audiences were allowed back into cinemas and it hung around for 12 weeks and has to date taken over £20 Million.
The much delayed Black Widow finally got a release on 23rd July 2021 and topped the box office for 3 weeks.
The movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh was on the UK top 15 for 15 weekend and has to date grossed over £18 Million and is the second top movie of 2021.
The Fast Saga was back this year with Fast & Furious 9 which was released at the end of June and topped the box office for a couple of weeks.
The movie has taken over £16 Million in the UK and is the third top movie of summer 2021.
There was a lot of hype around the James Gunn adaptation of The Suicide Squad which was released in late July and topped the box office on its release and the following weekend.
A 6 week UK box office run saw it gross £13 Million and is the fourth top in the UK over the summer of 2021.
A bit of a sleeper hit was the fifth top movie of the summer as Ryan Reynolds Free Guy which topped the box office in mid August for 3 weeks and has taken over £13 Million so far.
The movie is still on the box office as we go into the autumn and only got knocked off the top of the UK box office this last weekend by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
The top 10 movies of Summer 2021 looks like this.
16th July 2021
Released in the UK this weekend, Friday, 16th July 2021, there are 7 movies looking to take your viewing attention and where available could hit your local cinema and try and replace Black Widow from the top of the UK box office.
Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.
8th July 2021
No big new releases this week gives Fast & Furious 9 a chance to spend a second weekend at the top of the UK box office.
There were no new movies that entered inside the top 5 this week with the top debut Freaky
Also on the chart this week there were new entries for Another Round at number 9 with £205,266, Violet Evergarden: The Movie at number 14 with £54,946 and finally Daisy Quokka: Worlds Scariest Animal at 15 with £52,780.
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UK box office top 5 breakdown 2nd - 4th July 2021
The Justin Lin directed ninth instalment of The Fast Saga stays at the top of the Uk box office for a second weekend with £2.6 Million, a 55% drop from last week.
The movie is on its second weekend of release and has a UK gross of £10.8 Million.
Compared to the previous movie in the franchise, Fast & Furious 8, its less than half the total gross, but of course in the current box office climate it is an unfair comparison.
The runaway smash of the summer, the Peter Rabbit sequel movie remains at number 2 for the 6th weekend and this week takes £,830,560, which is basically the same as last weekend.
The movie has been a massive smash hit in the UK, no doubt fuelled by fan favourite James Cordon as the voice of Peter, and has taken £17.4 Million in the UK.
This is by far the top grossing movie of 2021 which didn't start until 7 weeks ago, it will be interesting to see if it can keep its lead with Fast & Furious 9 doing so well and the new MCU movie Black Widow out this coming week.
The Jon M. Chu directed movie is proving to be a big hit in the UK and this weekend takes £466,156, only 32% down on last weekend, giving it a total UK gross of £3.3 Million.
The Emily Blunt starring horror movie sequel takes £425,798 this weekend, 29% down, for a total gross of £10.3 Million.
Interestingly the movie is actually running parallel with its predecessor and could potentially beat its total UK gross.
This has been a surprise hit for Disney and this weekend spends a 6th weekend inside the top 5 with £410,789, a very slim 11% drop from last weekend.
The movies total Uk gros is now at £8.4 Million after its 6 weeks of release.
8th July 2021
While the ninth Fast movie continues to do well across the globe before the release of Black Widow next week and hence stays at the top animated feature The Boss Baby 2 makes a new entry at number 3.
Also making a new entry this weekend is The Forever Purge which is at number 4 and Chinese movie The Pioneer makes its debut at 7 with over $10 Million.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 2nd - 4th July 2021
The ninth movie in The Fast Saga remains at the top of the global box office for a second consecutive weekend with $47.8 Million from 51 countries, a rather large 56% drop from last weekend.
The movie has now been on release globally for 7 weeks and has taken $491.5 Million, the movie should break half a billion by next weekend.
The Chinese movie jumps up to number 2 this weekend as its release in more countries, this week its count is 4 and it takes $21.6 Million, an expected 46% increase from last weekend.
After 2 weeks of release the movie has taken $45.7 Million globally.
The animated sequel makes its global debut this weekend at number 3 with a debut gross of $18.8 Million.
Released in only 9 countries so far the movie will stick around for a while as it opens across the globe.
Also making a debut this weekend is the fifth movie in The Purge series which enters at 4 with $16.3 Million from 23 territories.
Closing out the top 5 this weekend is Disney's hit movie which takes $11.5 Million from 44 countries, a slender 19% drop and after 6 weeks the movie has taken $204.3 Million.
30th June 2021
With cinemas really starting to show a return to normal we get the best opening weekend of the 'pandemic' era as Fast and Furious 9 shows that a year of delays hasn't hurt its box office potential.
The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard falls to number 3 this weekend and with such a big blockbuster hitting the top no studios released new movies in competition so F9 is the only new movie on the top 10.
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US weekend box office top 5 breakdown 25th - 27th June 2021
Delayed by over a year due to COVID-19 the 9th movie in the successful car franchise hits the top spot on its debut release with an pandemic excellent $70 Million.
As expected this beats all other movie in the last 18 months and sets a new standard for recent movies.
It also gives a real indication that things are starting to go back to normal and cinema audiences are starting to return.
The future looks good for the movie with just Black Widow still a while away which will challenge for the top spot.
The horror movie falls to number 2 this week after retaking the top spot last weekend with a gross of $6.2 Million, a 32% drop from last week.
This gives the movie a yearly best os $136.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.
The sequel movie hit hard last weekend but lost steam in its second weekend with a fall to 3 and a $4.87 Million weekend, a large 71% drop.
After 2 weeks of release the movie has now taken $25.8 Million and is looking to disappear from the box office fast.
Managing to hang on to a place on the top 5 is the sequel movie which this weekend takes $4.85 Million, just 20% down, for a 3 week total of $28.8 Million.
Disney have done will with movies on the Disney+ platform and cinema at the same time and this weekend their origin movie remains at 5 with $3.7 Million, 23% down, for a very respectable $71.3 Million total after 5 weeks.