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 108 minutes (1 hrs 48 mins)
UK release date UK release: 23rd July 2021
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date US release: 23rd July 2021
MPAA Age Rating: PG-13
US total gross
  $48.2 Million
Global total gross
  $90.1 Million
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A new Marvel movie, a new number 1 as Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness hits the top spot on its debit weekend with a debut gross of nearly £20 Million.

There were a number of other new movies this week but at the lower end of the box office with the Event Movie Turnadot: Met Opera 2022 coming in at 9 with £38,527 while Maa is new at 11 with £38,527.

Also making their debut's this weekend Dum Mastam at 12 with £27,162, CBI 5: The Brain makes its way onto the box office at 13 with £26,418 and finally the 50th anniversary re-release of Cabaret is new at 15 with £19,238.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - >Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (1st weekend)
  • Highest debut - >Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness (@1)
  • Longest run - Sing 2 (15 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Sing 2 (£33 Million)

UK box office top 5 weekend breakdown 6th - 8th May 2022

Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness

It feels like a story we have told many time, but a new Marvel movie is released and there is a big surge in the box office and we have a massive hit at the top.

The sequel to Doctor Strange has been a long time coming as the original was released in 2016, but the character has appeared in many Marvel film since then, including quite predominantly in last years Spider-Man: No Way Home for which is a spiritual successor.

The movie makes its UK debut with £19.7 Million, a staggering 82% of the box office this weekend, which is £10 Million more than its 2016 predecessor but it is way shorted than the £31.8 Milion of the last Spider-Man movie.

The road ahead is looking good for the movie, it will beat out the DC movie The Batman from earlier this year, and it has a shot at being the top movie of 2022, altohugh there are a number of high profile movie yet to come including Jurassic World: Dominion in June.

The movie already is the 6th top movie of 2022 on its debut and look set to at least climb into the top 3 by next weekend.

Downton Abbey: A New Era

A single week at the top for the Downton Abbey sequel which this weekend falls to number 2 with £1.5 Million, a 49% drop over last weekend.

This gives the movie a total gross of £7.6 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

The smash hit video game movie falls to number 2 this weekend after 6 weeks on the box office with £630,391, a 53% drop over last weekend.

The movie now has a UK total of £23.5 Million and is the 5th top movie of 2022.

The Lost City

The action comedy falls to 4 this weekend with £468,402, a 61% drop over last weekend, this gives the movie an £8.6 Million total after 4 weeks of release.

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore

The third in the Fantastic Beasts series can be seen as nothing but a flop for Warner Bros. as the movie falls to 5 this weekend with £401,448, a 67% drop.

The movie has now taken just £19 Million in the UK over 5 weeks of release, it is the 7th top movie of 2022.

In comparison the previous 2 movies 5 weeks into their box office runs were, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them £45 Million and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald £30.5 Million.

This weekend, Friday 15th April 2022, there are 4 new films released in the UK and where available looking to hit the box office chart, but can they challenge last weekends top movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, for the number 1 spot?

Here are this weeks new releases

  • The Northman
  • Benedetta
  • Operation Mincemeat
  • The Lost City

The Northman

  • The movie is directed by Robert Eggers, it is the directors 3rd movie.
  • Robert Eggers also directed The Witch in 2016 which grossed £883.1K in the UK.
  • It stars Alexander Skarsgård who also starred in D-Day: The Finished Film (2001).
  • The film also stars Nicole Kidman who was last seen in Being the Ricardos (2021).
  • The BBFC UK age rating is

Benedetta

  • The movie is directed by Paul Verhoeven, it is the directors 18th movie.
  • Paul Verhoeven also directed Total Recall in 1990 which grossed £7.9 Mil. in the UK and grossed $261.3 Mil. globally.
  • It stars Virginie Efira who also starred in Turning Tide (2014).
  • The film also stars Charlotte Rampling who was last seen in Dune (2021).
  • The BBFC UK age rating is

Operation Mincemeat

  • The movie is directed by John Madden, it is the directors 13th movie.
  • John Madden also directed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel in 2012 which grossed £20.3 Mil. in the UK and grossed $136.8 Mil. globally.
  • It stars Rufus Wright who also starred in Assassins Creed (2017).
  • The film also stars Matthew Macfadyen who was last seen in The Current War (2018).
  • The BBFC UK age rating is

The Lost City

Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next week there is 1 new movie

  • The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Friday, 22nd April

A new poster has been released for upcoming movie Minions: The Rise of Gru which can seen in full if you scroll down this page.

  • The movie is due for release on 1st July 2022
  • It stars among others Steve Carell and Pierre Coffin
  • It is directed by Kyle Balda
  • It is a sequel to Minions
  • Steve Carell and Pierre Coffin appeared together in Despicable Me
  • Kyle Balda directed Steve Carell in Minions
  • Kyle Balda directed Pierre Coffin in Minions

Synopsis for Minions: The Rise of Gru

It's the 1970s and a twelve year old Felonius Gru is growing up in your average suburbs. He is a fan of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6 and wants to join them and when they get rid of their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles, Gru seizes the opportunity and goes for the vacant position. After Gru steals from them he becomes their enemy and the epitome of evil himself. Gru turns to Wild Knuckles for help and soon discovers he needs a little help himself from the little yellow men.

Check out the Salty Popcorn movie page for more information on this upcoming film.

The Wizarding World continues with the next instalment of the Fantastic beasts series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore which has been given a 12A age rating by the BBFC.

The movie stars Eddie Redmayne in his now familier role of Newt Scamander, and returning in the role of the young Albus Dumbledore is Jude Law, taking over the role of Gellert Grindelwald is Mads Mikkelsen.

The movie is directed by the series long time director David Yates who has been behind the camera on all three of The Fantastic Beasts series.

Movie Synopsis

Professor Albus Dumbledore knows the powerful, dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald is moving to seize control of the wizarding world. Unable to stop him alone, he entrusts magizoologist Newt Scamander to lead an intrepid team of wizards and witches. They soon encounter an array of old and new beasts as they clash with Grindelwald's growing legion of followers.

BBFC certificate breakdown.

  • Title: Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets Of Dumbledore
  • BBFC age rating: 12A Certificate
  • Reason: moderate fantasy threat, brief bloody images
  • Release date: 4th April 2022
  • Runtime: 136m (2 hour 16 minutes)
  • Director:
    • David Yates
  • Starring:
    • Eddie Redmayne
    • Jude Law
    • Mads Mikkelsen

BBFC movie page

Batman spends a 3rd weekend at the top of the global box office while Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie climbs back to number 3 and animated movie The Bad Guys is the top new film of the weekend.

X is also a new entry at number 7 with $7.9 Million from 5 countries and Ambulance is also new with $4.3 Million from 35 countries.

World box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - The Batman (3rd weekend)
  • Highest debut - The Bad Guys (@4)
  • Longest run - Spider-Man: No Way Home (14 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Spider-Man: No Way Home ($1.88 Billion)

World box office top 5 weekend breakdown 18th - 20th March 2022

The Batman

Spending a third weekend at the top of the global box office this week for the caped crusader starring Robert Pattinson as the movie takes $85.9 Million from 77 countries, a 35% drop over last weekend, and this marks the movies first week of release in China.

This pushes the movies total global gross to over the half a billion threshold to $598 Million, which means it is still the second highest movie of 2022 behind The Battle At Lake Changjin II but it should take that movie by next weekend.

There is still no serious competition for the superhero movie until Morbius is released at the end of march so next weekend should see the movie continue at the top

Uncharted

The Tom Holland starring video game adaptation goes back up to number 2 on its 6th weekend of release with a weekend total of $27 Million from 58 countries, a 24% drop over last weekend.

Having now taken $337.2 globally the Ruben Fleischer directed film is the 5th top grossing movie of 2022.

Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie

This Japanese animated manga movie as first released in Japan at the tale end of 2021 where is was a smash hit, this weekend it got released in a few more countries, including some of Europe and America, which has pushed the film back to number 3 on the global box office.

Released now in 10 countries the movie grosses $22 Million giving it a total global gross of $144.6 Million.

The Bad Guys

Highest new movie of the weekend is this animated tale directed by Pierre Perifel and starring Sam Rockwell and Awkwafina.

Released in 25 countries the film takes $8.4 Million over the weekend and is new at number 4.

Sing 2

The animated smash hit movie climbs back to number 5 on its 13th weekend of release taking $7.5 Million from 69 countries, a 40% drop over last weekend, giving the movie a $376.4 Million global total.

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