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Back to the Future General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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Back to the Future

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Starring

Actor
Character
Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd
Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson
Lorraine Baines
Crispin Glover
George McFly
Thomas F. Wilson
Biff Tannen
Claudia Wells
Jennifer Parker
Marc McClure
Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber
Linda McFly
George DiCenzo
Sam Baines
Frances Lee McCain
Stella Baines
James Tolkan
Mr. Strickland
J.J. Cohen
Skinhead
Casey Siemaszko
3-D
Harry Waters Jr.
Marvin Berry
Donald Fullilove
Goldie Wilson
Lisa Freeman
Babs
Cristen Kauffman
Betty
Elsa Raven
Clocktower Lady
Will Hare
Pa Peabody
Ivy Bethune
Ma Peabody
Jason Marin
Sherman Peabody
Katherine Britton
Peabody Daughter
Jason Hervey
Milton Baines
Maia Brewton
Sally Baines
Courtney Gains
Dixon
Richard L. Duran
Terrorist
Jeff OHaco
Terrorist Van Driver
Johnny Green
Scooter Kid #1
Jamie Abbott
Scooter Kid #2
Norman Alden
Lou
Read Morgan
Cop
Sachi Parker
Bystander #1
Robert Krantz
Bystander #2
Gary Riley
Guy #1
Karen Petrasek
Girl #1
George Buck Flower
Bum
Tommy Thomas
Starlighter
Granville Danny Young
Starlighter
David Harold Brown
Starlighter
Lloyd L. Tolbert
Starlighter
Paul Hanson
Pinhead
Lee Brownfield
Pinhead
Robert DeLapp
Pinhead
Charles L. Campbell
1955 Radio Announcer
Deborah Harmon
TV Newscaster
DJanine King-Lasky
Student
Huey Lewis
High School Band Audition Judge
Tony Pope
1985 Radio Announcer
Ethel Sway
Wilbur's Wife
Tom Tangen
Student
Arthur Tovey
Wilbur
Tom Willett
Pedestrian in town square
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Year: 1985
 116 minutes (1 hrs 56 mins)
UK release date UK release: 4th December 1985
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 3rd July 1985
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£16,789,488
349
Back to the Future
350

US total gross
$211,406,762
184
Back to the Future
185

Global total gross
$391,352,008
306
Back to the Future
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 28

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Back to the Future
1N
£6,134,995
£6,134,995
1▲▼
£3,067,498
£9,202,493
1▲▼
£1,533,749
£10,736,242
1▲▼
£766,875
£11,503,117
2
£383,438
£11,886,555
2▲▼
£191,719
£12,078,274
4
£95,860
£12,174,134
6
£47,930
£12,222,064
7
£23,965
£12,246,029
9
£11,983
£12,258,012
10
£5,992
£12,264,004
12
£2,996
£12,267,000
12▲▼
£1,498
£12,268,498
12▲▼
£749
£12,269,247
13
£375
£12,269,622
14
£188
£12,269,810
Back to the Future - 25th Anniversary
7
£461,194
£12,731,004
13
£195,352
£13,187,138
Back to the Future - Secret Cinema
7
£538,159
£13,725,297
6
£522,863
£14,604,747
6▲▼
£531,767
£15,316,380
9
£520,187
£16,028,942
11
£336,414
£16,577,635
Back to the Future - 35th Anniversary
14
£6,001
£16,583,636
11
£10,948
£16,594,584
11▲▼
£19,065
£16,613,649
15
£12,041
£16,704,322
9
£716
£16,789,488
Box Office Gross Flow
£
6.1M
3.1M
1.5M
766.9K
383.4K
191.7K

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1985

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1985

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1986

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1986

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The US box office is still limping along with drive-in movie theatres making up most of the box office figures as cinemas continue to struggle to re-open in light of the continued threat of COVID-19

This week The Rental remains at the top and older catalogue titles still continue to dominate the top 5 movies.

Here are the top 5 movies in America 31st July - 2 August 2020.

The Rental

The Dave Franco directed horror movie spends another weekend at the top of the US box office with a gross of $317K over the Friday to Sunday frame.

The movie has now taken just under a million with $916K and will most likely be the third film under the cinema closures to cross the million mark.

The Goonies

The 1983 classic spends a 6th weekend on rerelease on the box office, this weekend its sits at number 2 with a gross of $150K pushing the movies total to $62.7 Million since release.

Jurassic Park

Steven Spielberg's evergreen classic spends its 7th weekend on the box office under release, this weekend at number 3 it takes $117K pushing its total since release to $403.6 Million.

Back To The Future

The ever popular time travel movie starring Michael J. Fox is at number 4 with a weekend gross of $107K wihch takes its total gross since release to $211.2 Million.

The Big Ugly

Staying at number 5 this week is director Scott Wiper's gangster movie starring Vinnie Jones which takes $105K for a $332.3K total after 2 weeks.

Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia, so what were the big movies at the UK box office over the last 30 year?

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)

Making its debut at the top was The Lion King starring Donald Glover and Seth Rogen and directed by Jon Favreau

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale (presented here by Secret Cinema) the movie had been on the box office for 20 weeks including its original release.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 4 which had taken £47.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and directed by Peyton Reed

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (also being presented by Secret Cinema) which had spent a total of 29 weeks on the box office during all its releases.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £59.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Christopher Nolan

The film with the longest run was Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Shrek Forever After which had taken £24.4 Million after 3 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was Madagascar starring Ben Stiller and Chris Rock and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith which had taken £39.1 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was Chicken Run which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Patriot directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £27.9 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Joel Schumacher

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Muriels Wedding which had taken £7.7 Million over 14 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Back To The Future Part III which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Cry Baby directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Amy Locane which entered the box office at number 4.

The film with the longest run was Harlem Nights which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.1 Million after 8 weeks of release.

What movie were big at the UK box office over the last 30 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)

The number one film was Spider-Man: Far From Home which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Annabelle Comes Home directed by Gary Dauberman and starring Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 19 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 4 which had taken £42.6 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

The number one film was Minions which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Ted 2 directed by Seth MacFarlane and starring Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 28 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £57.2 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was The Twilight Saga: Eclipse starring Xavier Samuel and Kristen Stewart and directed by David Slade

The film with the longest run was Robin Hood which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Sex And The City 2 which had taken £21.4 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

The number one film was War Of The Worlds which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Descent directed by Neil Marshall and starring Shauna Macdonald and Natalie Mendoza which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith which had taken £38.9 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Mission:Impossible 2 starring Tom Cruise and Dougray Scott and directed by John Woo

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £26.9 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was First Knight starring Sean Connery and Richard Gere and directed by Jerry Zucker

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Muriels Wedding which had taken £7.6 Million over 13 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Back To The Future Part III starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd and directed by Robert Zemeckis

The film with the longest run was Harlem Nights which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Pretty Woman which had taken £12 Million after 7 weeks of release.

As more figures are released we are adjusting our box office figures for the US with the new data and this week we have The Invisible Man topping again.

Further down the chart Infamous is the top new film and there are a lot of classic movies reentering as the theatres fill their schedules.

Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies in the US.

The Invisible Man

Now in its 15th week of release and 9th weekend on the box office the Blumhouse Productions horror movie takes $383K pushing its total US gross to $64.9 Million.

An interesting record has hit the movie this week as it becomes the film with the longest span between first hitting the top of the box office and hitting the top again, this is without the release of the original trilogy Star Wars movies which were all in new versions!

Trolls World Tour

Having been released on VOD earlier in the year the movie was show at a handful of Drive in theatres, this week the movie takes $275.7K on its 5th week.

This brings the movies total gross in the US to $3.6 Million.

Back To The Future

An old classic getting a new run, the 1985 movie celebrates its 35th year in 2020 and this week takes $263K, this puts the film US total at $211.1 Million.

The Hunt

Films released before the coronavirus outbreak have had extended runs at the box office despite getting VOD releases and this horror movie this week tales $227.8K on its 6th weekend of release.

The movie has now taken $5.18 Million at the US box office.

Jumanji: The Next Level

Rounding out the top 5 is the movie from the end of 2019 with takes $212.7K on its 17th weekend which puts its total at $316.8 Million.

Infamous

Infamous

Highest new film of the week is this low budget movie starring Bella Thorne which makes its debut, at drive-in theatres remember, with $160.3K.

The movie would potentially have been released without even being noticed under normal circumstances!

A weekly rundown of the UK box office chart headlines over the last 30 years.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was Shazam! starring Zachary Levi and Michelle Borth and directed by David F. Sandberg

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Captain Marvel which had taken £34.6 Million over 5 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Fast & Furious 7 starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker and directed by James Wan

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Big Hero 6 which had taken £19.7 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Clash Of The Titans starring Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson and directed by Louis Leterrier

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Avatar which had taken £91.4 Million over 16 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was The Ring Two starring Naomi Watts and Simon Baker and directed by Hideo Nakata

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Meet The Fockers which had taken £28.5 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Lake Placid starring Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda and directed by Steve Miner

The film with the longest run was American Beauty which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 2 which had taken £41.8 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

The number one film was The Madness Of King George which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Just Cause directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne which entered the box office at number 2.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Forrest Gump which had taken £16.4 Million over 27 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Look Who's Talking starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley and directed by Amy Heckerling

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Back To The Future Part II which had taken £10.4 Million over 20 weeks of release.