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Seven 1996 No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

BBFC

UK release date UK release: 5th January 1996
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US total gross
  $100.1 Million
Global total gross
  $327.3 Million
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As life for the cinema industry gets back to normal levels after the pandemic closed nearly all cinemas the much delayed new movie in the Saw series takes over at the top of the US box office.

The movie takes over from Wrath of Man which made its debut last weekend while Angelina Jolie's new movie Those Who Wish Me Dead makes a new entry at number 3.

US Box Office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Spiral: From The Book of Saw (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Spiral: From The Book of Saw (@1)
  • Longest run - Tom & Jerry: The Movie (12 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Godzilla Vs. Kong ($95 Million)

US box office top 5 breakdown 14th - 16th May 2021.

Spiral: From the Book of Saw

Seven film in and the Saw series is still going strong and the new episode in the long running series makes its debut this week at the top of the box office.

The movie starring the Hollywood A listers Chris Rock and Samuel L. Jackson takes $8.72 Million over its debut weekend.

With many new movies coming out over the coming weeks and months that have been delayed and hence there is a big appetite for will effect the future performance for the movie but its a good start and should de well for the next few weeks.

Wrath of Man

After an impressive debut last weekend at the top of the box office the new movie from director Guy Ritchie falls to number 2 this weekend with $3.74 Million, a 54% drop from last weekend.

The movie after 2 weekends on the box office has now taken a total of $14.6 Million.

Those Who Wish Me Dead

Making its debut at number 3 this weekend is the new movie starring Angelina Jolie which takes $2.8 Million.

Its a good debut for the movie which has had little hype and is getting a release as cinemas open and as many much delayed movie start to open.

Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train

The Japanese animated feature falls to 4 this weekend with a weekend gross of $1.7 Million, a 42% drop.

The movie has now been on the box office for 4 weeks and has taken an excellent $41.9 Million.

Raya and the Last Dragon

Disneys latest animated take was released on Disney+ premium day and date with cinemas and yet it has still managed to be on the top 5 for 11 weeks and this weekend takes $1.7 Million, just 8% down from last week.

The movie has taken an excellent $46.12 Million since release.

This week hitting the home streaming services are Tom And Jerry in a live action/cartoon mix, adaptation Six Minutes To Midnight starring Eddie Izzard along with Made In Italy and Malibu Road.

Tom & Jerry: The Movie

  • The movie is directed by Tim Story
  • Tim Story also directed Shaft in 2019.
  • It stars Chloë Grace Moretz who last starred in Red Shoes and the Seven Dwarfs (2019).
  • The film also stars Michael Peña who last appeared in Fantasy Island (2020).

Six Minutes to Midnight

  • This new release stars Judi Dench who's last film was Blithe Spirit (2020)
  • It also stars Eddie Izzard who appeared in The High Note (2020).
  • The film is brought to us by 2 time director Andy Goddard.

Made In Italy

  • The movie is directed by James D'Arcy and is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Liam Neeson and Micheal Richardson who were last seen together in Cold Pursuit which grossed £1,743,561.

Malibu Road

  • Also this week there is Malibu Road from director Montgomery Markland marking a directorial debut.
  • The film features Jessica Jade Andres and Benita Robledo in starring roles.

Next weeks there are 3 new movies

  • Godzilla Vs. Kong, Thursday, 1st April
  • Chaos Walking, Friday, 2nd April
  • Minari, Friday, 2nd April

Liam Neeson takes over from Robert De Niro this weekend in Honest Thief which makes a very strong (in the current climate) debut at the top and pushing The War With Grandpa down to number 2.

With last weeks top film falling to number 2 there are a couple of catalogue movies in the lower end of the top 5, expected due to the lack of blockbuster movies getting released.

Further down the chart there are a few new movies, 2 Hearts is new at number 6, Love And Monsters makes its debut at number 9 and The Kid Detective one below at number 10.

Here is this weeks US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Honest Thief (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - Honest Thief (@1)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (10 weeks)
  • Highest total gross (excluding re-releases) - Tenet ($50,600,000)

Here is the breakdown of this weeks US top 5 movies 16th - 18th October 2020.

Honest Thief

Liam Neeson returns to the revenge action genre with this movie directed by Mark Williams which makes its North American debut at the top with $4.2 Million (including previews), $3.7 Million Friday - Sunday.

This is not a bad debut in the current COVID-19 climate and is among the top debuts since cinemas started to reopened.

The War With Grandpa

Falling to number 2 after a single week at the top is the Tim Hill directed comedy starring Robert De Niro which this weekend taked $2.5 Million, falling 31% from last weekend.

This gives the movie a total US gross of $7.2 Millon after 10 days of release.

Tenet

Seven weeks on and Christopher Nolan's movie falls to number 3 with $1.6 Million which is a 24% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $50 Million in the US the highest total grossing on the box office this week.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

First released in 1994 the Henry Selick directed movie, presented by Tim Burton of course, gets a re-release and takes a very impressive $1.3 million on its first weekend as it enters at number 4.

The movie has taken $76.4 Million since it was first released 26 years ago.

Hocus Pocus

Another Halloween favourite on its 3rd weekend of a re-release takes $756K, a 35% drop from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $3.8 Million on its re-run and $43.3 Million since first released in 1993.

Tenet spends a 7th weekend at the top of the UK box office, the longest for 20 years when Toy Story 2 and Gladiator both spent 7 weeks at the top in 2000.

This is unprecedented times but still it is note worthy that a movie can spend that much time at the top although it is with little competition, although After We Collided came close as did Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite! and this weeks top movie Saint Maud.

There are a number of new movies released this Friday and the bets are on that it could be the last weekend for Tenet, or just maybe the top new release this week might make the jump.

What is a worrying trend is the total top 15 this weekend is nearly a million pound down from last, meaning people are either still unsure of returning to cinemas, or they is nothing to draw them back!

Here is the this week UK box office Quickview (not including catalogue re-releases).

  • Number 1 - Tenet (7 Weeks)
  • Highest debut - Saint Maud (@2)
  • Longest run - Onward (18 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£16,563,616)

Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies 9th - 11th October 2020.

Tenet

Seven weeks in and Christopher Nolans 'saviour' is still at the top of the UK box office and this week takes £296K.

This gives the movie a total UK gross of £16.5 Million after 7 weeks of release and it is now the 5 highest grossing movie of 2020 or third highest movie released in 2020.

This weekends total of 53% down from last weekend which is one of the movies biggest drops week on week.

Saint Maud

Highest new movie of the weekend lands at number 2 in the shape of director Rose Glass's horror movie which despite landing at 2 takes £263.4K in a ever decreasing market.

The movie has been well reviews with even a hint of Oscar nods so we could see this have a long chart life and it still has a chance to hit the top.

Akira

The 1988 movie that kicked off the manga obsession in the West gets a re-release and re-enters the box office at number 3 with £201.1K.

After We Collided

Falling to number 4 this week is the Roger Kumble directed movie that has given Tenet a run for its money in recent weeks and takes £194.2K this weekend, down 50% from last weekend.

The movie has taken a very respectable £3.5 Million in the UK since release 6 weeks ago.

Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite!

Last weeks top new movie falls to 5 this weekend with £184.3K, down 60% from last weekend giving the movie a second week total of £715.2K.

Summing up the top grossing movies of 2016 brings up some interesting data as the top film of the year is a film from 2015, and a huge film of 2016 at that.

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens despite being released at the very end of 2015 took £57 million in 2016 and thus becomes the highest grossing film of the year.

The long awaited Star Wars saga sequel also took £65 million in 2015 and was the second highest grossing film last year and is also the highest grossing film ever in the UK.

Taking The Force Awakens out of the equation for a moment the highest grossing film of the year, films that were released in 2016, is Bridget Jones's Baby.

The return of Bridget Jones to our cinemas struck a good note with a British audience to the tune of £47.8 million, although its still £10 million below The Force Awakens.

Next is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them which has taken £47.4 million and with the film still in the UK top 10 I would guess this will overtake Bridget Jones in the new year.

Next up is the Disney live action version of The Jungle Book which has a Uk gross of £46 million, we then have Finding Dory with £42 million and Deadpool with £37 million.

Of the top 10 of 2016 5 of the films are Disney movies or franchises - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has just crept into the top 10 after 2 weeks of release.

Seven of the film are franchise films and 2 of the top 5 and film which are considered British although 4 of the film were made in the UK.

Here is the full UK top 10 films of 2016.

  1. Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens - £57,101,335
  2. Bridget Jones's Baby - £47,826,849
  3. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - £47,469,530
  4. The Jungle Book - £46,191,905
  5. Finding Dory - £42,604,905
  6. Deadpool - £37,616,432
  7. Captain America: Civil War - £36,771,782
  8. Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice - £36,495,828
  9. The Secret Life of Pets - £34,649,738
  10. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - £33,943,482

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