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Free Guy 2021 Films classified 12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the Ratings info for that film in advance.

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 115 minutes (1 hrs 55 mins)
Switzerland release date Switzerland release: 10th August 2021
UK release date UK release: 13th August 2021
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
US release date US release: 13th August 2021
MPAA Age Rating: Free Guy PG-13 age rating 
US total gross
  $114.1 Million
Global total gross
  $317.4 Million
Are video games real? Free City is an open world ono-line game like Grand Theft Auto or Fortnite and Guy (Ryan Reynolds) is one of the world non-player character (or NPC, a character that humans cant play with) who is working as a simple bank teller in the game.

Thanks to some programmers who inserted a bit of code into the game Guy becomes aware of his world being a video game and sees an opportunity to become the hero, instead of a nobody.

With the developers wanting to shut the game down Guy must race against the odd to stop this from happening.

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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings made it 3 weeks at the top of the UK box office as the MCU's latest hero has no challange from new releases.

The highest new movie of the week is the Polish movie Small World from director Patryk Vega which made its debut at number 10 with a weekend gross of £106,493.

Sadly with a top 15 which grossed only £5.1 Million this is the lowest total gross for the UK box office in many a week, I think this is just pent up demand for the upcoming Bond movie No Time To Die which should give cinemas a massive boost and get people back in the habit of going cinemas after the pandemic closures.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (3rd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Small World (@10)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (£15.8 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 17th - 19th September 2021.

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Three weeks at the top for Disney's latest character in the MCU as the superhero movie takes £2.3 Million over the weekend, a very reasonable 34% drop over last weekend.

The movie has now taken £15.8 Million over its 3 weeks at the top and is the 4th top movie of 2021.

The movie has done well for a new character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and has so far beaten Captain America: The First Avenger and is on its way to beating Iron Man and Ant-Man.

Free Guy

Starring Ryan Reynolds this has been the sleeper hit of the summer and this week the video game inspired action comedy pulls in another £676,999, only 2% down on last weekend!

The movie is still at number 2 this weekend and after 6 weeks has spent 3 weeks at the top and 3 weeks at number 2.

The movie has a UK total gross of £15.3 Million and is the 5th top movie of 2021.

Respect

Staying put at number 3 on its second weekend of release is the Aretha Franklin bio-pic which takes £377,395 over the weekend, a slim 11% drop over last weekend, the movie has grossed £1,1 Million.

Candyman

Also staying put this week, at number 4, is the horror movie sequel/retelling which takes £323,350 over the weekend, a 23% drop, giving the movie a total gross of £4.3 Million.

The Paw Patrol Movie

The children's TV favourite goes back into the top 5 this week as the animated dogs climb 1 place to number 5 this week with £263,167, a 19% drop.

This gives the movie a UK total gross of £7,613,081 and its the 13th top movie of 2021.

Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remains at the top of the US box office for a third straight weekend giving Disney the top 2 movies of the year.

Highest new entry os the weekend is the Clint Eastwood directed and starring Cry Macho which debuts at number 3 while also making a debut this week is Copshop at number 6 with $2.3 Million.

US box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (3rd Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Cry Macho (@3)
  • Longest run - Black Widow (11 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Black Widow ($183.3 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 17th - 19th September 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

A third weekend at the top of the US box office for the newest Marvel character which takes $21.7 Million this weekend, a very good 39% drop over last weekend.

This gives the movie a $176.8 Million total US box office gross after 3 weeks of release and is the second highest grossing movie of 2021 in North America.

Free Guy

Shawn Levy's runaway hit stays at number 2 this weekend with a gross of $5.2 Million, an incredible 11% drop, made even more impressive by the fact this is the movie 6th weekend of release, is this a sign people are going back to the movies?

This gives the film a total US gross of $108.5 Million after 6 weeks of release and is the 6th top grossing movie of 2021 in North America.

Cry Macho

Legendary director Clint Eastwood brings his latest movie to the big screen, and goes back to westerns in the process, his latest makes its debut on the chart at number 3 with $4.5 Million.

Eastwood has a die hard following but this latest picture has not had the praise and critical response of his past movies so once the 'fans' see the movie this could drop from the box office quickly.

Candyman

The horror movie sequel/remake remains at number 4 this weekend with $3.5 Million, a decent 28% drop on its fourth weekend of release, this gives the movie a total of $53.1 Million.

Malignant

James Wan's latest horror movie falls to number 5 on its second weekend of release with $2.6 Million over the weekend, a big 52% drop, giving the film a total US gross of $9.8 Million.

Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings retained the top of the box office this weekend for the third weekend in a row with Warner Bros. new Dune retelling coming in at 2.

Dune got a release in many markets this weekend, but the big markets like America, Australia, UK and China are still to come in October, it was still the highest new release on the global box office.

Chinese movie Cloudy Mountain was also new at number 3 this weekend while further down the chart Clint Eastwoods new movie Cry Macho was new at 7 with $4.8 Million and All About My Mother was new at 8 with $4.6 Million.

Global box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (3rd Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Dune (@2)
  • Longest run - Raging Fire (8 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ($320.5 Million)

Global box office top 5 breakdown weekend 17th - 19th September 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Third weekend at the top for the latest Marvel character as the movie takes an excellent $42 Million from 44 countries, a 41% drop over last weekend.

The movie has been one of the strongest new characters for the Marvel franchise and this week its total global gross climbs to $320.5 Million.

Shang-Chi is now the 5th top movie of 2021 globally and the 3rd top Hollywood movie of the year behind Black Widow and Fast and Furious 9.

Dune

Warner Bros. release Director Denis Villeneuve telling of Frank Herbert's classic Sci-Fi novel across 24 countries this weekend and the movie makes its debut at number 2 this weekend with $36.8 Million.

The movie is getting a slow global release with much of the world getting it in October, and this could mean the film gets a long global shelf life.

Previews have happened in America and the UK for the movie and the reviews have been favourable which could make it one of the top global movies of the year, although this also happened with Villeneuve Blade Runner 2049 and that movie didn't perform as well as expected.

Cloudy Mountain

Chinese movies have done exceptionally well this year and another hit movie from the country makes its debut at number 3 this weekend with a gross of $18.6 Million from a single terretory.

Free Guy

Director Shawn Levy's video game inspired movie has done far better than expected and this weekend drops to number 4 but still takes $13.6 Million from 49 countries, a 41% drop over last weekend.

This takes the movies total global gross to $298.2 Million over its 6 weeks of release and is the 6th top movie of 2021 across the world.

The Paw Patrol Movie

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Another movie which has done better than expected is the children's TV favourite gone to the big screen which this weekend takes $7.3 Million, only a 7% drop, from a massive 56 countries giving it a total global gross of $103.2 Million after 6 weeks of release.

The Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remained at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend sweeping away any challenge for the top by quite a large margin with the film at number 2 taking 7 times less than the super hero movie.

Highest new movie of the week is the bio-pic of Aretha Franklin Respect starring Jennifer Hudson which comes in at number 3 and Conjuring director James Wan brings his new movie Malignant in at number 5.

Further down the chart Copshop is new at 7 with £198,225 on its debut and director Phyllida Lloyd's new movie Herself is new at 12 with £85,649.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2nd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Respect (@3)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age and Space Jam: A New Legacy (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Free Guy (£14.3 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 10th - 12th September 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvels latest superhero movie spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office with a fantastic hold, only dropping 38% the movie takes £3.6 Million over its second weekend.

The movie has now taken an excellent £11.8 Million on the UK box office and is the 8th top movie of 2021 so far.

The movie incredibly took over £6 Million on its first full week of release in the UK.

Free Guy

The Shawn Levy action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds holds steady at number 2 this week and again has a fantastic low drop of only 28% with a weekend gross of £690,408.

This takes the movie total UK gross to £14.3 Million over 5 weeks of release and its the 4th top movie of 2021 at the UK box office.

It could potentially take Fast & Furious 9 which is currently the 3rd top movie of 2021, but then it will most likely be taken by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by next weekend!

Respect

Highest new entry of the weekend is a bio-pic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson which is naturally getting a lot of Oscar hype for Hudson's performance.

The movie takes £424,514 to land at number 3 on this weeks box office.

Candyman

The horror franchise movie remake falls to number 4 this weekend with £418,414, a 45% drop over last weekend, taking the movies total UK gross to £3.7 Million over 3 weeks of release.

Malignant

Respected horror director of The Conjuring series brings his latest fright fest to the big screen which this weekend makes its debut at number 5 on the UK box office with £409,298.

Marvel kicked off a new franchise this weekend with an incredible weekend box office as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings makes its UK debut at the top of the chart.

Also new this weekend was Rise of the Footsoldier: Origins which made its debut at number 10 with £122,897 and Annette which is new at number 12 with £86,670.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (@1)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age and Space Jam: A New Legacy (8 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The Suicide Squad (£13.8 Mil.)

UK box office top 5 weekend breakdown 3rd - 5th September 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

A new movie and a new franchise launch from the Disney/Marvel crew as the kung-fu fighting Chang-Chi tops the UK box office with £5.7 Million.

This is only a slither lower than fellow Marvel movie Black Widow which debuted earlier in the year after many delays to nearly £7 Million.

The future looks promising for the movie with little in the way of high profile movies coming out in the coming weeks.

Free Guy

The sleeper hit from director Shawn Levy falls to number 2 this weekend after a trio of weeks at the top with a weekend gross of £956,248, a 41% drop.

The movie which has been on the box office for 4 weeks not has taken £13.3 Million and is the 5th top movie of 2021.

Candyman

The horror remake falls to number 3 this weekend with £754,097, a decent 32% drop over last weekend, taking the movies 2 weekend gross to £2.9 Million.

The Paw Patrol Movie

Falling to number 4 this weekend is the children's hit movie which takes £465,037 on its 4th weekend, a 17% drop from last weekend, which takes its total gross to an excellent £6.8 Million.

Jungle Cruise

The Disney hit adventure movie stays at number 5 this weekend with £205,762, a 46% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken £13.8 Million over 6 weeks of release and is the 7th top movie of 2021.

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