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.
8th October 2021
A new trailer for Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City has been released, and those who have played the original video game are going to find things a little familiar.
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Forget the Resident Evil movies that were directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starred Milla Jovovich, from the look of this new trailer this one is a re-telling set in the world of the original video game.
The video game was first released on the Playstation 1 in 1996 and saw a group of soldiers trying to solve the mystery of Raccoon City when they get trapped in a large mansion infested with zombies.
And in this new trailer the moment you see the mansion hallway you are taken straight into the video game.
The new movie is directed by Johannes Roberts and stars Hannah John-Kamen and Kaya Scodelario and has a release date of December 3rd in the UK and November 24th in America.
There is also a new poster which you can see below.
9th September 2021
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.
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UK box office top 5 weekend breakdown 3rd - 5th September 2021
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
27th May 2020
There is still no official box office being reported in the US but from the drive-in theatres that are reporting The Wretched spends an amazing fourth weekend at the top with We Summon The Darkness reported at the top new film.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 films.
The movie expanded from 21 theatres to 59 this weekend and in the process remained the top film with a weekend take of $186K.
This puts the film total gross at $548.6K and it has to be asked if the movie can make it to $1 Million, maybe just from drive-in's.
Directed by Marc Meyers and starring Alexandra Daddario and Keean Johnson, this supernatural horror movie takes a respectable $30.2K on its debut.
A couple of familiar faces pop up at number 3 as a new entry as Director Michael Winterbottom continues his 'The Trip To' series.
This is the fourth in the series and all star Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon mainly having a chat over dinner, this entry enters the US box office with $1.1K.
Directed by Coky Giedroyc this comedy spends its third weekend on the box office with $1K taking its total to $67.5K.
Finishing off the US box office this week is the Justin Kurzel directed movie which take $324 for a $450.5K total.
7th October 2019
Joker makes its global debut at the top of the box office with little in the way of competition while there are a trio of Chinese films which make their way into the top 5 as they expand to more countries.
With good word of mouth the Joaquin Phoenix starring movie has smashed the global box office on its debut weekend with a gross of $234 Million from 74 countries.
This is higher than expected and the good word of mouth for the movie should allow it to be one of the biggest October hits, and certainly one of the biggest DC films.
The Chinese film which is a collection of 7 shot stories from different directors is available in 8 territories and it enters the global box office at number 2 with a weekend gross of $100.6 Million.
The film has been on release since 1st October (last Tuesday) and its total global gross is already $286.9 Million.
This real life drama of an airline captain who saved a plane destined for disaster lands at number 3 this week with a weekend gross of $100.4 Million from 6 countries.
The film was released at the start of the week and has a total global gross of $250.4 Million.
Dreamworks animated film has done well but is now falling fast and this week is at number 4 with a weekend gross of $36.6 Million from $46 countries.
This puts the film total gross at $76.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Another true life Chinese drama hits the box office at number 5 this week with a weekend gross of $30 Million from 3 countries.
Including previews this puts the films total global gross at $106.6 Million.