2nd January 2022
The year 2021 was a tough year for British Cinema, it started with cinemas being closed until the end of May, and it was only after a slow start and into June that it started to pick up, but it ended with potentially one of the biggest movies of all time.
As we go into 2022 the threat of closures due to the growing concernes of the pandemic, but currently it looks like things are set to stay open.
We get a fairly slow start to the year although the excellent Licorice Pizza which came out on January 1st is well worth a watch, but things get going in mid January when the new Scream gets a release, horror movies often do well in January and with the built in audience and all the original stars back this should be a hit.
As January continues we get Oscar Contender Cyrano with what looks to be an awards worthy performance from Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage.
Also in January is Joel Coen's The Tragedy of Macbeth and Kenneth Branagh's Belfast along with Guy Ritchie's Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre and Nightmare Alley starring Bradley Cooper and Cate Blanchett.
The hits come thick and fast as we leave January as the much anticipated Morbius and Sing 2 get a release.
We go into February and epic event director Roland Emmerich brings up Moonfall and we also get the 'does anyone really want it?' Jackass Forever.
In the middle of the month we get the much delayed Death on the Nile from Kenneth Branagh, his second film in consecutive months, and then as them month closes we get the much anticipated Uncharted starring Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg.
We go into spring with the March release os the overly anticipated The Batman which is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader.
Pixar also release their forst movie of the year Turning Red and we also get a movie delayed from the end of 2021 in the shape of sequel movie Downton Abbey: A New Era/
Finally in March we get the fourth in the John Wick series which is yet to get a full title along with Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum in The Lost City
We get into April and the follow up movie Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is released with Jim Carrey and Idris Elba lending his voice to villain Knuckles.
Before the summer season starts Warner Bros. release Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore which will have Mads Mikkelsen taking over the role of Grindelwald and then at the end of the month we get a surprise follow up movie with Fisherman's Friends: One and All.
All eyes will be on the start of May as the spiritual successor to Spider-Man: No Way Home is released with Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and we finally get the delayed too many times movie Top Gun: Maverick, a follow up to the classic 1986 movie starring Tom Cruise.
Then we get into summer proper as June brings Jurassic World: Dominion and the Pixar movie Lightyear where Chris Evans takes over as the voice of Buzz Lightyear.
Another movie which has been delayed, Minions: The Rise of Gru gets a release in July along with the next MCU movie Thor: Love and Thunder which will see Natalie Portman take over as Thor and Taika Waititi returns to direct this fourth instalment.
As the year goes past the halfway mark the next Jordan Peele horror movie gets a release with Nope and then superstar Dwayne Johnson becomes a superhero in Black Adam.
August brings us The Man From Toronto starring Kaley Cuoco better known as Penny from The Big Bang Theory and September takes us to Salems Lot in this adaptation of the Stephen King novel from director Gary Dauberman.
September also brings us Don't Worry Darling from Olivia Wilde and stars Florence Pugh and as we enter October the much anticipated animated sequel Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Part One gets released.
October is known for its horror movies and Halloween Ends brings the current trilogy to a close, and maybe even the series of movies while there is a return for another long running horror series as Paranormal Activity: The Other Side gets released.
November has a new movie from the DCEU as The Flash is another movie which shows us that DC can do multiverses as well and in the same month Marvel brings us Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
As the year comes to a close we get the big screen adaptation of Matilda from the musical rather than the book and then the DCEU is back with Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.
And then finally we get the animated movie Super Mario Bros.: The Movie starring the famous Nintendo plumber in his first big screen animated movie.
There will be more announcement in time as the end of the year is a little empty at the moment, but there we have it, a year of movies to look forward to, and as you can imagine in this uncertain time, there is every possibility that some movies will be delayed, especially if there is another lockdown and cinemas close.
2nd November 2021
Holding a strong lead over the US box office this weekend Dune stays at the top for a second weekend while My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission is the top new movie at number 4.
Also new this week is Antlers at number 6 with $4.2 Million and Last Night in Soho at number 7 with a debut gross of $4.1 Million.
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North American top 5 breakdown box office weekend 29th - 31st October 2021
Easily taking a second weekend at the top of the US box office Denis Villeneuve's vision of the classic sci-fi noval takes $15.5 Million, a 61% drop over last weekend.
The movie, which has just has a sequel green lit, has now taken $69.4 Million at the US box office on its way to $100 Million which it should have by next weekend.
It was the Halloween weekend and the namesake movie hanks onto the box office number 2 slot for a second week with a gross of $8.5 Million, a very good 41% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total gross of $85.6 Million over its 3 weeks of release which is looking good for the third part of the new trilogy, Halloween Ends, which is set for release in 2022.
The latest Bond movie hald firm at number 3 with a $7.8 Million weekend gross, a very slim 34% drop over last weekend.
The movie has taken $133.3 Million in the US over 4 weeks of release and is the 6th top movie of 2021.
Highest new movie of the weekend comes in at number 4 this week with the Japanese superhero manga comic book adaptation.
The animated movie takes a very good $6.4 Million over the weekend.
Sony's Spiderverse villain movie falls to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $5.7 Million, a slim 37% drop over last week, giving the movie a 5 weekend total of $190.4 Million and the 2nd top movie of 2021 having overtaken Black Widow.
1st November 2021
The 25th Bond movie No Time To Die goes back to the top of the global box office with its release in China where it took just less than a $30 Million debut.
Highest new movie of the weekend is Antlers which makes it debut at number 9 with $6.6 Million from 32 countries.
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GLobal box office top 5 breakdown 29th - 31st October 2021
After topping the global box office a few weeks back the 25th Bond movie gets its release in China where it takes $28 Million on its debut and pushes the movie back to the top.
Across the globe the movie takes $59.7 Million this weekend from 73 countries which is an incredible 25% increase over last weekend.
The movie has now taken an excellent $605.7 Million globally over its 5 weeks of release and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
The sci-fi movie from director Denis Villeneuve fallt to number 2 this weekend after spending a week at the top, the movie takes $36.9 Million on its 7th weekend of release from 76 countries, a 58% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total global gross of $292.1 Million and is the 10th top grossing movie of 2021.
The Spider-Man super villain movie falls to number 3 this weekend with $27.1 Million from 54 countries, a 43% drop.
The movie has now taken $395.8 Million globally over 5 weeks of release and is the 7th top movie of 2021.
The smash hit Chinese movie is at number 4 this weekend and takes $19 Million, a 40% drop over last weekend.
What this movie has achieved is quite incredible, it has been on the global box office for just 5 weeks and has taken $844.9 Million, it is the top movie globally of 2021 and yet it has only had a release in China.
To be fair the Chinese cinema has been open all year, unlike many other high grossing cinema territories like North America, United Kingdom, Australia, and I'm sure has these countries been open all year the likes of Fast and Furious 9, Black Widow and No Time To Die would have made over a Billion dollars, but you still can't take away this movies achievement.
The long running Halloween series had its celebrated day this Sunday and the latest movie holds tight at number 5 this weekend with $16.6 Million from 64 countries, a fairly slim 32% drop over last weekend, the movie has taken $115 Million over its 3 weeks of release.
26th October 2021
The long awaited release of director Denis Villeneuve version of Dune finally gets a release and hits the top of the box office on its debut in North America.
Animated movie Ron's Gone Wrong also gets a release and hits number 5 this weekend while Wes Andersons latest movie The French Dispatch of the Liberty, Kansas Evening Sun makes its debut at 9 with $1.3 Million.
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North American top 5 box office breakdown 22nd - 24th October 2021
The movie got delayed by over a year, and after the failure of last years Tenet its wasn;t much of a suprise that Warner Bros. did, but this week the Denis Villeneuve vision of Frank Herbert classic sci-fi, impossible to film, book finally hits the box office.
The movie comes in with a weekend gross of just over $40 Million, potentially lower than expected as the movie is also available on HBO Max, altohugh as Halloween Kills has shown movies can do well as the box office even when on streaming the same day.
The film which stars Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson might have a short stay at the top but the response has been god enough that a sequel is almost guaranteed.
Hitting the top spot last weekend the movie was always destined for a single weekend at the top and this week takes $14.5 Million on its second weekend of release, a large 71% drop over last weekend, maybe dur to its availability on streaming?
The movie has now taken $73.1 Million at the American box office, and although the movie might get a boost next weekend as its Halloween we should see the movie sink down the box office quite rapidly now.
Bond movie number 25 has not quite hit the same stride in America as it has across the rest of the world and this week takes $11.8 Million, a 50% drop over last weekend.
The movie has been on the box office for 3 weeks now and has a US total gros of $120 Million making it the 7th top movie of 2021.
The superhero villain smash hit sequel falls to number 4 this weekend with $9.1 Million, a modest 45% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total gross of $181.8 Million, very good for a sequel and its running almost parellel with its predecessor, the movie is now the 3rd top movie of 2021.
The new animated movie from directors Sarah Smith, who brought us Arthur Christmas and Jean-Philippe Vine makes its debut at number 5 this week with $7.3 Million.
25th October 2021
The 2021 version of Dune, which got a release across some of the world a few weeks ago, get released in many major countries this weekend and in the process goes to the top of the global box office.
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Global box office top 5 breakdown 22nd - 24th October 2021
Director Denis Villeneuve brings his vision of the classic sci-fi novel to the big screen which this weekend goes ultra wide into 76 countries and leaps to the top spot in the process.
The movie takes $87.5 Million on its 6th weekend of release, a massive jump of 90% over last weekends gross.
The movie has now taken a very respectable $220.7 Million over its 6 box office run and it will be in the top ten top movie of 2021 by next weekend.
The superhero villain movie falls to number 2 this weekend with a gross of $47.4 Million from 54 countries, a 40% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now grossed $352.4 Million after 4 weeks of release and is the 8th top movie of 2021.
The latest Bond movie falls to number 3 this weekend with a take of $44.9 Million from 73 countries, a 43% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now gone over the $500 Million milestone at the global box office after 4 weeks of release and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
The Chinese mega smash movie falls to number 4 this weekend with $31.9 Million from just 1 country, a 56% drop from the previous weekend.
The movie has now taken an amazing $814 Million, and from the single location, the movie is still the second top movie globally in 2021 but by next weekend it should be the top movie of the year.
The latest movie in the Halloween series falls to number 5 this weekend with $24.5 Million from 54 countries, a large 56% drop, which gives the movie a total gross of $90.9 Million over 2 weeks of release.