6th December 2019
Last week saw Frozen II at the top of the UK box office, can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?
First up at cinemas this week is Motherless Brooklyn, a movie directed by Edward Norton who also directed Keeping The Faith in 2000 which grossed £548.3 Thousand in the UK.
It stars Edward Norton who last starred in Alita: Battle Angel (2019).
The film also stars Bruce Willis who last appeared in The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Lucy In The Sky.
This new Dramatic movie stars Natalie Portman who's last film was Vox Lux (2019)
It also stars Jon Hamm who appeared in The Report (2019).
The film is brought to us by new director Noah Hawley.
Next up this week is Friends 25th: The One With The Anniversary which is directed by James Burrows and Gail Mancuso directing together.
It stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox.
Also this week there is Honey Boy from director Alma Har'el marking a directorial debut,
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 2 new releases.
30th May 2019
On this weeks UK box office Disney brings its live action remake of Aladdin to the box office, directed by our very own Guy Ritchie, which scores a big number 1 debut, in a weekend with an all new top 3, this leaves Rocketman and The Secret Life Of Pets 2 to enter at 2 and 3.
The latest in the increasing line of live action remakes enters the UK box office, with ease, at the top.
The film starring Will Smith and Mena Massoud as the Genie and Aladdin takes over at the top with a £7 million debut.
This is by no means as good as 2017's Beauty And The Beast which has an opening weekend of £19 million but it is higher than this years Dumbo.
The Elton John fantasy bio-pic manages to take a fantastic £5.4 million on its debut weekend, but unfortunately released the same day as a Disney movie it only manages a number 2 debut.
The film Directed Dexter Fletcher and Starring Taron Egerton and Jamie Bell has wowed critics and if it repeats a similar course as Bohemian Rhapsody it will hand around a while and could still hit the top of the box office.
The Freddy Mercury film debuted to nearly £10 million and went on to take £55 million in the UK, I dont think this will repeat those figures.
Third new film in the top three and again under normal weekend conditions this would have been the top film but a £3.5 million debut this week means it hits number 3.
Compared to the first movie in the series this is actually way lover with that film taking nearly £10 million on its debut, but with the school holidays just around the corner this could have a long life.
The Keanu Reeves action movie falls from the top to number 4 on its second weekend of release with £1.4 million boosting its total to £6.2 million.
Three weeks on and the Pikachu movie is at 5 with £1 million over the weekend, this gives the film a new total of £10 million.
Falling out of the top 5 fir the first time this week the Marvel movie has now taken £85.5 million in the UK over 5 weeks.
It is the 5th top movie of all time in the UK where it will probably remain, behind Avatar, Spectre, Skyfall and Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Making an entry back into the top 15 after a time away the brick movie takes £43,254 on its 9th weekend which boosts its total to £18.6 million.
21st March 2019
The British fishing based movie Fisherman's Friends makes a good new entry at number 2 but Captain MArvel is too strong on its second weekend of release and remains at the top.
The hit Marvel movie starring Brie Larson remains at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend taking £6.6 million.
This pushed the female led super hero movie to £23.6 million after 10 days in cinemas (including previews).
The British films directed by Chris Foggin enters the box office at number 2 this week with a debut gross of £1.2 million.
The film has got very good reviews across the board which could hold the film in good sted and see it a staple of the box office for the coming weeks.
The mind reading comedy starring Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan enters the UK box office this week at 3 with a gross of £836,612.
Falling to number 4 this week the second brick movie takes £643,623 on its fourth weekend of release.
The film is taking a long slide down the chart and considering how its total gross of £17.5 million is far lower than the first film this will work in its favour.
Falling to number 5 this week is the Stephen Merchant directorial debut which has done quite well for itself and this weekend takes £632,598.
This pushes the films total UK gross to £4.6 million.
13th March 2019
As with any super hero film, especially from Marvel, Captain Marvel dominates the box office on its debut weekend of release with the highest debut for a new franchise in the 21 film franchise.
The first of this years Marvel films takes over at the top of the UK box office with ease this week and a £12.7 million debut weeeknd.
This is the 51st highest debut for a movie in the UK and is the already the 5th highest grossing film of 2019.
The last Marvel movie Avengers Infinity War went on to gross just why of £30 million, and with the sequel to that film just around the corner that could put this films total gross in the £25 million region.
Falling to number 2 this week the Stephen Merchant direct film takes £1.03 million on its follow up weekend pushing is 10 day cume to £3.6 million.
The follow up brick movie is having a harder time on the box office in comparison to its predecessor and this week takes £816,200 pushing its 5 week cume to £16.7 million.
The Mark Wahlberg starring film has done well in the UK and this week falls to 4 with £673,286 which pushes its 4 week cume to £9.05 million.
Finally in the top 5 the threequel dragon movie takes £655,248 on its 6th week of release taking its total UK gross to £18.09 million.
The film is still the highest grossing film released in the UK in 2019 although Mary Poppins Returns is the highest grossing film of the year so far despite its 2018 release date.Summary
In a week when there in a Marvel movie on the release schedule it will dominate and the top 5 this week has only 2 films grossing over a million pound which reflects that.
At number 14 this week is Bohemian Rhapsody which has now been around for an incredible 20 weeks and has taken £54.4 million.
11th March 2019
The hype around Captain Marvel has been intense and there was little doubt this weekend that the first female led Marvel stand alone movie would do massive business at the US box office.
The new marvel movie starring Brie Larson and Samuel L. Jackson trampled all in its path on the US box office with a magnificent $153 million opening from a record breaking 4,310 screens.
In America this is the third biggest March opening with only the live action Beauty and the Beast and Batman V Superman Dawn Of Justice doing better.
The road ahead looks good for the Marvel superhero and the $1 billion mark looks a sure thing.
Understandably falling from the top spot in the light of major competition the threequel dragon movie took $14.6 million over the weekend.
This brings the films total US gross to a very good $119.6 million.
Tyler Perry's Madea movie falls to 3 this week with $12.05 million which pushes the films total gross after 2 weeks of release to $45.8 million.
The sequel brick movie falls to 4 this week with $3.8 million to bring its total to $97.1 million.
The animation should pass the $100 million mark but it is well below the originals $257 million US gross.
Still in the top 5 is the Battle Manga movie which this week pulls in $3.2 million for a $78.3 million total gross.