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Historical UK Box Office Second Half of October - Bird On A Wire hit UK cinemas 30 years ago

Robert Hyde

Bird On A Wire
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to effect cinema attendance in 2020 and Tenet spends an eighth week at the top with the lowest take for a number one film almost ever what was on the box office over the last 35 years?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No.1 movie:
Joker which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

Highest debut:
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil directed by Joachim Rønning and starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning which entered the box office at number 2.

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Toy Story 4 which had taken £66 Million over 18 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Hotel Transylvania 2 starring Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg and directed by Genndy Tartakovsky

Longest run:
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Legend which had taken £17.6 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Despicable Me starring Steve Carell and Jason Segel and directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud

Longest run:
Toy Story 3 which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

Top total grossing:
The Other Guys which had taken £7.8 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit starring Peter Sallis and Ralph Fiennes and directed by Steve Box and Nick Park

Longest run:
The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl 3D which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Pride And Prejudice which had taken £12.7 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Dinosaur starring D.B. Sweeney and Alfre Woodard and directed by Eric Leighton and Ralph Zondag

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Chicken Run which had taken £29.4 Million over 16 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No.1 movie:
Pocahontas which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
There were no new movies this week!

Longest run:
Judge Dredd which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Batman Forever which had taken £20.4 Million after 13 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 movie:
Ghost which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £19.2 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Bird On A Wire directed by John Badham and starring Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Days Of Thunder which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

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