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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.