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Superhero Movie 2008

UK release date UK release: 6th June 2008
 BBFC Age Rating:  12 age rating
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The Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remained at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend sweeping away any challenge for the top by quite a large margin with the film at number 2 taking 7 times less than the super hero movie.

Highest new movie of the week is the bio-pic of Aretha Franklin Respect starring Jennifer Hudson which comes in at number 3 and Conjuring director James Wan brings his new movie Malignant in at number 5.

Further down the chart Copshop is new at 7 with £198,225 on its debut and director Phyllida Lloyd's new movie Herself is new at 12 with £85,649.

UK box office QuickView

  • Number 1 - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2nd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Respect (@3)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age and Space Jam: A New Legacy (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Free Guy (£14.3 Million)

UK box office top 5 breakdown weekend 10th - 12th September 2021

Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Marvels latest superhero movie spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office with a fantastic hold, only dropping 38% the movie takes £3.6 Million over its second weekend.

The movie has now taken an excellent £11.8 Million on the UK box office and is the 8th top movie of 2021 so far.

The movie incredibly took over £6 Million on its first full week of release in the UK.

Free Guy

The Shawn Levy action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds holds steady at number 2 this week and again has a fantastic low drop of only 28% with a weekend gross of £690,408.

This takes the movie total UK gross to £14.3 Million over 5 weeks of release and its the 4th top movie of 2021 at the UK box office.

It could potentially take Fast & Furious 9 which is currently the 3rd top movie of 2021, but then it will most likely be taken by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings by next weekend!

Respect

Highest new entry of the weekend is a bio-pic of Aretha Franklin starring Jennifer Hudson which is naturally getting a lot of Oscar hype for Hudson's performance.

The movie takes £424,514 to land at number 3 on this weeks box office.

Candyman

The horror franchise movie remake falls to number 4 this weekend with £418,414, a 45% drop over last weekend, taking the movies total UK gross to £3.7 Million over 3 weeks of release.

Malignant

Respected horror director of The Conjuring series brings his latest fright fest to the big screen which this weekend makes its debut at number 5 on the UK box office with £409,298.

After scoring a big hit towards the end of 2020 with Honest Thief Liam Neeson is back once again in the Pandemic era with The Marksman which makes its debut a the top.

With many cinemas in the US still closed there are no other new film on the top 10 this weekend and the top 5 just performs a bit of a shift with everything dropping one place.

With no sigh yet of a return to normal we have a while to wait until we get a substantial new release.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Marksman (1st Week)
  • Highest debut - The Marksman (@1)
  • Longest run - The War With Grandpa (15 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The Croods: A New Age ($39,289,465)*
  • *Excluding re-releases

Weekly breakdown of the US top 5 15th - 17th January 2021

The Marksman

Liam Neeson strikes again as he returns to the top in his latest starring role which takes $3.2 Million on its debut weekend.

Compared to Neeson's last release during the COVID-19 pandemic this is a little lower as Honest Thief took $3.7 Million on its debut.

Wonder Woman 1984

The DC Universe superhero movie is available on streaming which will have effected its box office performance but this week falls from the top where it spent 3 weeks to number 2 with $2.6 Million, only 13% down from last weekend.

The movie has now taken $35.8 Million over its for weeks of release, as a comparison the original Wonder Woman from 2017 had taken $318.1 Million by the same point, but a comparison is unfair of course.

The Croods: A New Age

Doing surprisingly well still is the animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage which this week takes just over $2 Million, an increase of 11% from last weekend.

This pushes the movies total gross to $39.2 Million after 8 weeks of release, quite a feat considering the pandemic and that the movie is available on streaming.

News of the World

The Tom Hanks staring Oscar contender falls to 4 this weekend with a gross of $1 Million, 15% drop from last weekend, giving the movie $8.5 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Monster Hunter

Paul W.S. Anderson's video game adaptation is at 5 this weekend with $920,000, 17% down from last weekend, giving the movie a new total of $9 Million after 5 weeks.

With no big new releases on the US box office over the new year the top movie jiggle around a bit but there is nothing of note.

The highest new movie is at number 13 in the shape of Shadow In The Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chlo Grace Moretz which debuts with a gross of $40,000.

US box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2nd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Shadow In The Cloud (@13)
  • Longest run - The War With Grandpa (13 Weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The War With Grandpa ($18,668,705)

Here is the top 5 US box office breakdown 1st - 3rd January 2021

Wonder Woman 1984

Warner Bros. released the superhero movie on HBO Max day and date with theatres, and with cinemas in America still largely closed the Wonder Woman sequel has not done too bad staying at the top with a weekend gross of $5.5 Million, although it is 67% down from last week.

The Patty Jenkins directed movie now has a total gross in the US of $28.5 Million and is the third highest grossing movie during the global pandemic.

The Croods: A New Age

The second highest grossing movie of the pandemic era with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million, an increase of 21% from last weekend hence the climb to number 2.

The Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds starring movie has now taken $34.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.

News of the World

The Tom Hanks starring Oscar buzz movie falls to number 3 this weekend after making its debut at 2 with a gross of $1.7 Million, 30% drop from last week.

The movie has now taken $5.4 Million in America after 2 weeks of release.

Monster Hunter

Director Paul W.S. Anderson new video game movie stays put at number 4 this week with $700,000, 6% up from last week to boost its total cume to $3 Million after 3 weeks.

Fatale

Hilary Swank's latest movie jumps a place from last week with $660,000, a fall of 3% giving the movie a $1.8 Million 2 week total.

With the box office chart currently on hold until further notice lets take a look at the home entertainment sector where for the second week running Frozen II is the top selling DVD, Blu-ray or streamed film.

Frozen II

The smash hit follow up to Disneys Frozen was a hit at the UK box office from Mid November 2019 where the film entered the chart at the top until Mid February 2020.

The animated movie took an amazing £53 Million in the UK and $1.5 Billion globally.

Le Mans '66

The Oscar nominated film starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon hit the UK box office in November 2019 when it made number 2.

It finished it theatrical run in mid December when it had taken just under £6 Million.

Knives Out

Rian Johnsons love letter to the murder mystery was a critical hit at the box office at the end of November 2019 where it was a number 2 hit.

The movie made £13 Million over an 8 week run at the cinema.

Bloodshot

The first casualty of the coronavirus shutdown the Vin Diesel superhero movie spent a single week on the box office the weekend before things closed down where it made half a million pound.

The movie was fast tracked to streaming at is the number 4 film this week.

Charlies Angels

The 2019 reboot of the female private investigators who work for a mysterious billionaire was a bit of a flop at the end of last year when it spent just 2 weeks on the box office taking £1.1 Million.

Here is the full top 10 movies available to watch at home as compiled by officialcharts.com

  1. Frozen II
  2. Le Mans '66 (Ford V Ferrari)
  3. Knives Out
  4. Bloodshot
  5. Charlies Angels
  6. Joker
  7. Midway
  8. Terminator: Dark Fate
  9. Downton Abbey
  10. 21 Bridges

Cinemas and hence box office takings have been hit hard with the coronavirus outbreak and with many people choosing not to leave their homes Onward remained at the top although with a big drop from the previous weekend, The Hunt defied expectations and was the top new film at number 3.

Onward

Pixars latest movie remained at the top of the UK box office over the weekend altohugh the gross for the movie was 62% down from the previous weekend as the film took £1.2 Million.

This brings the films total UK gross to £5.2 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Onward is the only film on the UK box office this weekend which has taken over a Million pound.

The Invisible Man

Remaining at number 2 this week is the Universal monster movie which takes £827,746.

This pushes the movies total gross to £6.5 Million after 3 weeks of release.

The movie is being released on home streaming platforms next week for $19.99 and a similar situation can be expected in the UK in the coming weeks.

The Hunt

Highest new film of the week is the latest film from director Craig Zobel which makes its debut at number 3 with £542,475.

Bloodshot

After bad reviews from critics and audiences alike the new superhero movie starring Vin Diesel can only manage a number 4 debut with £444,917.

This can be seen as the first movie to suffer from the coronavirus pandemic as despite this the movie would have scored a much higher debut, many film set for release in the coming weeks have been delayed including Diesel's own Fast and Furious 9.

In a surprising, but expected move the studio has announced the movie will be released on streaming services in the US from next Tuesday, March 24th which may well kill the film box office run.

Interestingly over the Monday - Sunday week the film would not have hit the top 5 making its debut at number 8!

Military Wives

The film about a women singing group comprising wives of men in active service drops to number 5 this weekend with £407,409 giving the film a £2.3 Million total after 2 weeks.

Over the Monday - Sunday week the film would have been number 3 with a weekend gross of £1.4 Million.

1917

The much praised and awarded war movie is the highest total grossing move this week with £43.7 Million and the movie with the longest chart run with 10 weeks.

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