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Big

Big

Directed by

Penny Marshall

Starring

Actor
Character
Elizabeth Perkins
Susan
Robert Loggia
MacMillan
John Heard
Paul
Jared Rushton
Billy
David Moscow
Young Josh
Jon Lovitz
Scotty Brennen
Mercedes Ruehl
Mrs. Baskin
Josh Clark
Mr. Baskin
Kimberlee M. Davis
Cynthia Benson
Oliver Block
Freddie Benson
Erika Katz
Cynthia's Friend
Allan Wasserman
Gym Teacher
Mark Ballou
Derek
Gary Howard Klar
Ticket Taker
Alec Von Sommer
First Brother
Chris Dowden
Second Brother
Rockets Redglare
Motel Clerk
Jaime Tirelli
Spanish Voice
Paul Herman
Schizo
Nancy Giles
Administrative Woman
Jordan Thaler
Administrative Clerk
Dana Kaminski
Personnel Receptionist
Harvey Miller
Personnel Director
Tracy Reiner
Test Market Researcher
James Eckhouse
Supervisor
Linda Gillen
Woman in Red Dress
Mildred R. Vandever
Receptionist
Bert Goldstein
First Executive
Kevin Meaney
Executive #2
Peter McRobbie
Executive #3
Paul J.Q. Lee
Executive #4
Debra Jo Rupp
Miss Patterson
Keith Reddin
Payroll Clerk
Lela Ivey
Bank Teller
Dolores Messina
Real Estate Agent
Gordon Press
Moving Man
George J. Manos
Limousine Driver
Vince Cupone
Photon Laser Gunfighter
Susan Wilder
Karen
John Rothman
Phil
Judd Trichter
Adam
Pasquale Pugliese
Tenor / Dough Man
Tom Coviello
Singing Waiter
Richard Devia
Singing Waiter
Teddy Holiavko
Singing Waiter
Augusto Mariani
Singing Waiter
Alfredo Monti
Singing Waiter
Sergio Mosetti
Singing Waiter
Armando Penso
Singing Waiter
Edward Schick
Piano Player
F. Benjamin Stimler
Boy in Leaves
Jonathan Isaac Landau
Boy in Leaves
Samantha Larkin
Girl Friend of Cynthia
Bruce Jarchow
Photographer
Vaughn Sandman
Boy on Baseball Field
Pawl Bazile
Child at Taxi Stand
Brian J. Cano
Basketball Player
Victor Competiello
Bartender
Kevin Fennessy
Handball Spectator
Frances Fisher
Billy's mother (extended version)
Matt Mindell
Friend
Brooke Marie Procida
Student
Karen Starr
Party Guest
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Year: 1988
 104 minutes (1 hrs 44 mins)
UK release date UK release: 21st October 1988
 BBFC Age Rating:  12 age rating
US release date US release: 3rd June 1988
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£3,166,076
1841
Big
1842

US total gross
$114,968,774
558
Big

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 12
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 7

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Big
2N
£1,516,688
£1,516,688
2▲▼
£798,257
£2,314,945
2▲▼
£420,135
£2,735,080
3
£221,124
£2,956,204
4
£116,381
£3,072,585
6
£61,253
£3,133,838
8
£32,238
£3,166,076
Box Office Gross Flow
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1.5M
798.3K
420.1K
221.1K
116.4K

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1988

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As confidence grows in the industry with the success Warner Bros. is having with the bog monster movie more hits are coming in the weeks ahead and studios are starting to reschedule their much delayed potential blockbusters.

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Godzilla Vs. Kong

Godzilla Vs. Kong

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Voyagers

Voyagers

Highest new movie of the week lands at number 5 as director Neil Burger scores a top 5 movie with an debut gross of $1.35 Million.

This weekend has a couple of big hitters making their way to streaming services that have been delayed for months due to the lockdown in the UK.

Godzilla Vs. Kong and Chaos Walking are both potential blockbusters that have missed out on a place in movie theatres due to the over crowding that is happening later in the year due to delayed films.

Chaos Walking

Chaos Walking
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Godzilla Vs. Kong

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    Another film which has had its release date moved about quite a bit, the battle of the big monsters from Warner Bros. Godzilla Vs. Kong which has been given a 12A certificate in the UK by the BBFC. 12A Age Rating

    The movie is a continuation of sort of the 2017 movie Kong: Skull Island and the 2019 movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters.

    This time the two oversized creatures battle it out in a big city before going in search of the mighty titans that live under the earths surface.

    Story synopsis

    Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe.

    The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

    BBFC certificate breakdown.

    Godzilla Vs Kong
    • Title: Godzilla Vs. Kong
    • BBFC age rating: 12A Certificate
    • Reason: moderate fantasy violence, threat.
    • Release date: April 1st 2021
    • Runtime: 113m (1 hour 53 minutes)
    • Director: Adam Wingard
    BBFC certificate info page

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    James Cameron

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