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UK Box Office Figures 28th - 31st August 2020: Tenet crashes into the UK box office with over 5 Million pound on its debut

Robert Hyde

Tenet
The saviour of cinema has finally ben released after a couple of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic closure, and its the first movie since mid-March to gross over a million pound in a weekend.

There is much debate as to weather the movie is the saviour of cinema, and a single big release wont stop many of the cinemas around the UK from sadly closing down, especially as movie theatres can only hace about 25% capacity at the moment.

But it is a start, and it seems despite the social distancing and mask wearing being mandatory until you sit down it good to see a start to the recovery, and with more big movies coming in the following weeks, save from a spike in the pandemic cinema is back.

Its nice to see that in the 9 weeks since cinemas re-opened the total top 15 movies have gone up almost every weekend with last week hitting just under a million pound, this weeks total is £6.1 Million.

Here is the top 5 movies at the UK box office weekend 28th - 31st August 2020.

Tenet

We waited a long time for this and its finally here, Christopher Nolans mind bending movie makes its debut at the top of the box office with £5.3 Million (including previews).

The movie should hang around on the box office for a while, altohugh a move to VOD quite quick could be on the charts, competition in the coming weeks are Mulan, which is getting a Disney+ release simultaneously, The New Mutants this weekend Bill & Ted Face The Music which has just been brought forward to 16th September and No Time To Die in mid November.

The movie takes an incredible 87% of this weeks total box office taking.

Onward

Onward

Pixar's movie which just wont go away is again at number 2 this weekend with a gross of £185K which gives the movie a total UK box office gross of £6.6 Million after 12 weeks on the chart.

100 Wolf

Alexs Stadermann's animated tale of werewolves goes back up a place this week to number 3 with £140K giving the movie a £828.6K after 5 weeks of release.

Unhinged

Is this Russell Crowe movie the real saviour of cinema, it was the first 'major' release after the closures!

This week the movie takes £112.4K as it fall from the top to number 4, this gives the film a £1.2 Million total gross after 5 weeks of release.

Pinocchio

Director Matteo Garrone's adaptation of the classic story is at number 5 this week with £94.8K taking its total gross to £556.7K after 3 weeks on the chart.

This weeks top 10 UK Box Office films

  1. Tenet - £5,335,654
  2. Onward - £185,028
  3. 100% Wolf - £140,050
  4. Unhinged - £112,465
  5. Pinocchio - £94,821
  6. Trolls World Tour - £77,536
  7. Hope Gap - £72,769
  8. Bring The Soul: The Movie - £39,085
  9. Dreambuilders - £24,755
  10. Dirty Dancing - £17,644
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