15th October 2021
This weekend, Friday 15th October 2021, there are 6 new films released in the UK and where available looking to hit the box office chart, but can they challenge last weekends top movie, No Time to Die, for the number 1 spot?
Here are this weeks new releases
Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.
12th October 2021
The first trailer for the new Scream movie, the fifth in the series, has been released, and the old gang are back together 11 after the last movie and 26 years after the original.
The first Scream was released in 1996 while Scream 4 was released in 2011 so a long time has passed, but Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette are all brought together to remind us of the rules of a horror movie as a new Ghostface terrorises a new generation.
The trailer starts with what will be the traditional opening of a Scream movie as a young woman battles the infamous killer after the phone rings.
The movie is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett and gets released on 14th January 2022.
6th October 2021
Anticipation was high for the much delayed 25th Bond movie, and the opening weekend gross didn't disappoint and it took most of this weekends box office and produced the highest weekend take since Avengers: Endgame in 2019.
There was one other new release on the UK box office this weekend, Indian threequel movie Chal Mera Putt 3 made its debut at number 6 with £192,957.
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UK box office top 5 weekend breakdown 1st - 3rd October 2021
It was always going to be a big first weekend for the much delayed 25th James Bond movie, and the last starring Daniel Craig, but there is a suggestion that it actually beat expectation as the movie makes its UK debut with £25.9 Million.
This 3 day (Friday - Sunday) gross is bigger than both Skyfall and SPECTRE (although SPECTRE officially had a 7 day opening of over £40 Million).
The movie has instantly become the top movie of 2021 in the UK beating the £20 Million of Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.
It's also worth noting that the success and pent up anticipation for this movie effected the rest of the box office quite negatively as the movie took 91% of all money spent at the box office this weekend, meaning that (less than) 1 in every 10 tickets sold was NOT for this movie.
This will certainly get people back in the habbit of going to the cinema again and unlike when Warner release Tenet this time last year, people are ready to go back to cinemas now.
After 4 weeks at the top it is perhaps time for the Marvel superhero to give up the top spot, and as the top movie and this are attracting a similar audience this has suffered quite a bit as the movie take £779,077, a drop of 50% over last weekend.
This gives the movie a 5 week total of £19.6 Million and its the 3rd top movie of 2021 in the UK.
The Ryan Reynolds starring smash hit comedy action movie sits tight at number 3 this weekend with £270,266, a 51% drop, and its largest since relese.
This gives the movie a total gross of £16.5 Million after 8 weeks of release and its the 5th top movie of 2021.
The kids favourite dogs climb back up the box office from number 7 to number 4 this weekend with a gross of £251,511, an incredible 15% increase over last weekend.
The movie has now taken £8.1 Million over 8 weeks of release.
Falling hard this weekend is the prequel movie to The Sopranos which takes £237,150 on its second weekend, a massive 75% drop over last weekend, this gives the movie a total UK gross of £1.5 Million.
7th September 2021
Based on the stage show of the same name, Everybody's Talking About Jamie has been given a 12A age rating for infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, discrimination.
The movie stars Max Harwood and Lauren Patel in lead roles with Richard E. Grant and Sharon Hogan also making appearances.
The movie is directed by Jonathan Butterell who also directed the stage version in 2018.
Jamie New is a 16-year-old who doesn't quite fit in. Instead of pursuing a traditional career, he dreams of becoming a drag queen. Uncertain about his future, Jamie knows one thing for sure -- he's going to be a sensation. Supported by his loving mother and amazing friends, Jamie overcomes discrimination and bullying to step out of the darkness -- and into the spotlight.
BBFC certificate breakdown.
1st September 2021
The sleeper hit movie of the summer, Free Guy, kept a challenge from newcomer Candyman away with ease this weekend to remain at the top of the UK box office charts.
The horror movie retelling was the top new movie of the weekend at at number 2 while Andre Rieu's 2021 Summer Concert: Together Again concert film made an impressive new entry at number 4.
Also new this week were Our Ladies at number 12 with £124,295 and The Nest at number 13 with £121,186.
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UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 27th - 29th August 2021
The Ryan Reynold starring movie spends a third straight weekend at the top of the UK box office despite a challenge from the highly hyped retelling of the Candyman movie.
The video game inspired action movie took £1.6 Million on its 3rd weekend of release, again having a slim 29% drop over last weekend.
The movie has now taken £10.6 Million at the UK box office and has climbed to number 8 on the top movie of 2021 in the UK.
The retelling of the 1992 movie Candyman from director Nia DaCosta makes its box office debut at number 2 this weekend with £1.1 Million.
Figures for the box office are hard to come by but the original movie made its debut with a similar figure back in March of 1993. its nearly 30 years later and the world is still in the midst of a pandemic so comparisons are unfair.
The kids TV show favourite on the bog screen falls to number 3 this weekend with a gross of £563,145, a 45% drop over the previous weekend.
The movie has now taken £5.6 Million over its 3 weeks of release and is actually the 12 top movie of 2021.
The Dutch violinist known as "King of the Waltz" has a solid fan base and his cinema events concert have alway done well in the UK, especially his Christmas ones which can bring in a few million at the box office.
This latest summer concert of his makes its box office debut at number 4 this weekend with £420,056.
Disney's action movie based on a theme park ride drops to number 5 this weekend with £402,715, 38% down on last weekend, for a 5 week total of £10.9 Million and the 7th top movie of 2021 in the UK.