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Cape Fear No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

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Cape Fear

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Starring

Actor
Character
Nick Nolte
Sam Bowden
Jessica Lange
Leigh Bowden
Danielle Bowden
Joe Don Baker
Claude Kersek
Robert Mitchum
Lieutenant Elgart
Gregory Peck
Lee Heller
Martin Balsam
Judge
Illeana Douglas
Lori Davis
Fred Dalton Thompson
Tom Broadbent
Zully Montero
Graciella
Craig Henne
Prisoner
Forest Burton
Prisoner
Edgar Allan Poe IV
Prisoner
Rod Ball
Prisoner
W. Paul Bodie
Prisoner
Joel Kolker
Corrections Officer
Antoni Corone
Corrections Officer
Tamara Jones
Ice Cream Cashier
Roger Pretto
Racquetball Colleague
Parris Buckner
Racquetball Colleague
Margot Moreland
Secretary
Will Knickerbocker
Detective
Robert L. Gerlach
Arresting Officer
Bruce E. Holdstein
Arresting Officer
Richard Wasserman
Parade Watcher
Paul Nagle Jr.
Parade Watcher
Paul Froehler
Parade Watcher
Mary Ellen O'Brien
Parade Watcher
Jody Wilson
Parade Watcher
C.C. Costigan
Waitress
Domenica Cameron-Scorsese
Danny's Girlfriend
Gar Stephen
Big Man #1
Billy D. Lucas
Big Man #2
Ken Collins
Big Man #3
Linda Perri
Ticket Agent
Libby Moyer
Ticket Agent
Catherine Scorsese
Fruit Stand Customer
Charles Scorsese
Fruit Stand Customer
Jackie Davis
Jimmy the Dockmaster
George Grafas
Bar Patron
Esther Rolle
Woman Watching Cady Get Out from Under the Car
Ken Waters
Bar Patron
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Year: 1992
 128 minutes (2 hrs 08 mins)
UK release date UK release: 6th March 1992
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US release date US release: 15th November 1991
MPAA Age Rating: Cape Fear R age rating 
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£5,077,349
1289
Cape Fear
1290

US total gross
$79,091,969
930
Cape Fear

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 18
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 12

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Cape Fear
1N
£2,030,560
£2,030,560
2
£1,253,707
£3,384,267
2▲▼
£1,002,471
£4,286,738
4
£360,988
£4,647,726
5
£240,659
£4,888,385
10
£96,264
£4,984,649
14
£38,506
£5,023,155
14▲▼
£25,671
£5,048,826
12
£17,114
£5,065,940
13
£6,846
£5,072,786
12
£2,738
£5,075,524
12▲▼
£1,825
£5,077,349
Box Office Gross Flow
£
2M
1.3M
1M
361K
240.7K

6th Mar
1992

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1992

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1992

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1992

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1992

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This brings the films total gross to a fantastic £51 million over its 3 week UK release and by far makes it the top film of the year.

Making its debut in second place this week is the live action adaptation of the 1996 Manga film Ghost in The Shell.

Taking a relatively good £2.3 million the film has done well, but with the hype and mainly positive reviews we could have been looking at higher.

Maybe the film will be a slow burner and with many teens on Easter holidays this could do well over the coming weeks.

I'm sure its not escaped your attention that the top 2 films this week are live action versions of classic animations.

Also new this week is Smurfs The Lost Village at number 3 with £1.3 million, this film will do well in the next couple of weeks and could challenge Beauty and The Beast for the top spot.

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Historical charts

A year ago
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Five years ago
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Ten years ago
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Fifteen years ago
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Twenty years ago
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Twenty five years ago
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Audiences across the UK can't get enough of Belle and her beast as the Disney live action films scores a fantastic second weekend, Power rangers is the top new film at number 2.

A second weekend gross of £12.3 million for Beauty and The Beast is something most films would be happy to have as their debut weekend gross and would be in the top 100 highest grossers.

This brings the films total gross over 10 days to nearly £40 million and makes it the top grossing film of the year so far, overtaking La La Land.

With this type of momentum there is a chance it could end up being the top film of the year, although there are some big hitters coming later and a massive film at the tend of the year.

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Historical charts

A year ago
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Five years ago
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Twenty years ago
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Twenty five years ago
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Taking nearly £20 million on its first weekend of release it is the 8th top weekend in the UK of all time and is the highest opening outside of a franchise film.

It will be interesting to see if this is just that the animation is considered one of Disneys ultimate classics, or if the public are simply enjoying these live conversions.

Its hard comparing this to the 1992 original as its been 25 years but that film took £8.4 million on its opening, and took £20 million in total.

Adjusting for inflation the 1992's opening would be about £22 million with a total of about £52 million, potentially very similar to this live action remake.

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Historical charts

A year ago
Staying at the top was Kung Fu Panda 3 while to the top new film of the week was 10 Cloverfield Lane at number 2.

Five years ago
Horror film The Devil Inside was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while John Carter fell from the top to number 4.

Ten years ago
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Twenty years ago
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Twenty five years ago
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Historical Charts

A year ago
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Five years ago
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Ten years ago
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Fifteen years ago
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Twenty years ago
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