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World Box Office Figures 14th - 6th August 2020: First Harry Potter movies tops the box office 19 years later after massive China re-release

Robert Hyde

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
In this age where there are no new movies (just yet) getting released and studios are re-releasing 'classic' catalogue films to get people to go back to movie theatres that a 19 year old Harry Potter movies is the top global release of the week.

We are still a couple of weeks away from Tenet, being championed as the saviour of cinema, is released so the box office is largely filled with re-releases and low budget horror movies, and as China and Japan seem to be getting back to normal there is a number of films from those territories doing well.

Here is the top 5 worldwide movies weekend 14th - 16th August 2020.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

The first Harry Potter movie (replace Philosopher's for Sorcerers outside the UK) gets a 4K 3D rerelease in China and take $13.6 Million in the process making it the top gross global movie of the weekend.

The movie up to Sunday had taken a global gross of $996.1 Million but after a blockbuster Monday at the box office the movie has now taken over a Billion dollars in global grosses.

Bad Boys For Life

The Will Smith and Martin Lawrence buddy cop movie get a Chinese release and takes $3.2 Million on its opening weekend meaning its a re-entry on the global box office at number 2.

The movie has now taken $424.6 Million globally since its release back in mid January of 2020.

Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur

Doraemon is a long running animated series in Japan and this week the latest movie in the series goes up to number 3 with a weekend gross of $2.6 Million.

The movie directed by Kazuaki Imai has now taken $15.5 Million in global grosses.

The Eight Hundred

The Eight Hundred

Acclaimed Chinese director Hu Guan's war epic is at number 4 this week as his latest movie makes its debut in China with a weekend gross of $2 Million.

Interstellar

Christopher Nolan's 2014 movie about space travel across the galaxy falls to number 5 with a global gross of $1.7 Million taking to movies total gross to $710.5 Million.

This weeks top 10 World Box Office films

  1. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone - $13,650,000
  2. Bad Boys For Life - $3,203,015
  3. Doraemon The Movie: Nobita's New Dinosaur - $2,687,468
  4. The Eight Hundred - $2,000,000
  5. Interstellar - $1,700,000
  6. The Confidence Man JP: Princess - $1,561,258
  7. 1917 - $1,307,054
  8. Yowamushi Pedal - $1,298,755
  9. Unhinged - $1,158,002
  10. Sheep Without A Shepherd - $1,100,000
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