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US release date US release: 16th May 1984
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As the UK goes back into lockdown in 2020 what were the big movies at the box office over the last 30 years.

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No. 1 movie:
Joker which had been at the top for 5 weeks and with a total gross of £51.6 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Doctor Sleep directed by Mike Flanagan and starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Downton Abbey which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Five years ago (2015)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Spectre starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz and directed by Sam Mendes

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Minions which had taken £47.1 Million over 16 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Saw 3D starring Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor and directed by Kevin Greutert

Longest run:
Made In Dagenham which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Despicable Me which had taken £15.1 Million after 3 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 movie:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £25.8 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Saw II directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith which entered the box office at number 3.

Longest run:
Pride And Prejudice which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No.1 movie:
Dinosaur which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 directed by Joe Berlinger and starring Kim Director and Jeffrey Donovan which entered the box office at number 3.

Longest run:
Hollow Man which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Billy Elliot which had taken £11.4 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No.1 movie:
Pocahontas which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

Highest debut:
To Die For directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Nicole Kidman and Matt Dillon which entered the box office at number 3.

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Batman Forever which had taken £21 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 movie:
Ghost which had been at the top for 5 weeks and with a total gross of £21.9 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Young Guns II directed by Geoff Murphy and starring Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Hardware which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.

With cinemas in the UK opening very slowly, and with little in the shape of new releases Pixar's Onward goes back to the top of the box office replacing the 40 year old The Empire Strikes Back.

Here is a rundown of the top 6 movies 17th - 19th July 2020

Onward

It gave up the number 1 spot last weekend to allow the Star Wars sequel a week of glory but the Pixar movie goes back to the top this week with £49.2K.

The movie has seen 6 weeks on the box office now and has a total UK gross of £5.4 Million.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

After making a glorious return to the top of the box office (I wonder if it would have done it under normal circumstances?) and the Star Wars sequel falls to number 2 this week with £33.3K.

The movie has now spent 41 weeks on the box office and taken £22.9 Million.

Trolls World Tour

The animated sequel is at number 3 this week with £23.4K for a £115.3K over 3 weeks.

Black Water: Abyss

Highest new film last week falls to number 4 this week with £16K and a £60K total.

Dirty Dancing

30 years on and the popular dance movie is at number 5 this week with £14.3K, with 15 weeks on the chart over that time the movie has taken a total of £3.9 Million.

Dreambuilders

Highest new film of the week is an animated feature at number 6, directed by Kim Hagen Jensen and Tonni Zinck the movie takes £12.4K on its debut weekend.

Based on the BBC TV series of the same name Horrible Histories: The Movie has been given a PG age rating in the UK.

The film is directed by Dominic Brigstocke and Stars Nick Frost and Kim Cattrall and looks at the Roman times as its subject matter.

The TV show was popular with kids and adults alike and of they have injected the right humour in the film it could be a sizeable hit.

The BBFC's PG age rating is for mild comic violence, injury detail, rude humour, language and it has a runtime of 92 minutes (1 hour 32 minutes).

This weekend, Friday 14th June 2019, there are 4 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge Aladdin for the top spot?

Men In Black: International

First up at cinemas this week is Men In Black: International, a Sci-Fi movie directed by F. Gary Gray who also directed Fast And Furious 8 in 2017 which grossed £29.5 Million.

It stars Tessa Thompson who last starred in Avengers: Endgame and Chris Hemsworth who also last appeared in Avengers: Endgame.

The Hummingbird Project

Next on the new release schedule is The Hummingbird Project, this new Thriller movie stars Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård.

The film is brought to us by new director Kim Nguyen.

Sometimes Always Never

Next up this week is Sometimes Always Never which is directed by Carl Hunter and is a directorial debut.

It stars Bill Nighy and Sam Riley.

Wild Honey Pie!

Also this week there is Wild Honey Pie! from director Jamie Adams who also directed Songbird in 2019.

The film features Jemima Kirke and Richard Elis in starring roles.


Check back on Monday to see where these films end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Come back next week when there are 3 new releases hitting cinemas.

  • Brightburn is in cinemas Wednesday, 19th June
  • Toy Story 4 is released on Friday, 21st June
  • Child's Play gets released on Friday, 21st June

A mixed bag on the UK box office this week, Monday - Friday saw The Secret Life of pets tops the charts but Absolutely Fabulous was the top film from Monday to Sunday and The legend of Tarzan is the highest new film.

The Life of Pets makes it three weeks at the top with a £3.6 million gross over the weekend, this brings the films total gross to £22.6 million.

Absolutely Fabulous The Movie, not on its second week takes £5.7 million over the whole week, just slightly better that Pets, clearly showing when the 2 different audiences go to the cinema.

Highest debut this week lands at number 2 this week in the shape of a new take on the Tarzan story, The Legend of Tarzan, the film grosses £3.5 million.

Also new this week: Now You See Me 2 lands at number 3, Indian film Sultan has the best debut ever for an Indian film at number 6 with just over a million pound and The Neon Demon lands at 9.

Highest total grossing movie on the box office if The Secret Life of Pets and the longest run on the chart is Me Before You now on 6 weeks.

Historical chart

A year ago
Minions stayed at the top of the box office for a second week with Ted 2 debuting at number 2.

Five years ago
No move for Transformers: Dark of The Moon at the top while the top new film was The Guard entering at 5.

Ten years ago
Pirates of The Caribbean: Dead Mans Chest made its debut at the top of the box office with Over The Hedge falling to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Video game adaptation Lara Croft Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie made its way to the top of the box office on its debut knocking Shrek down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Tom Cruise starred in Mission:Impossible which was new at the top with Toy Story falling down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
The Naked Gun 2 The Smell of Fear remained at the top for a second weekend with the Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin film Too Hot To Handle new at number 3.

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