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Highest chart position: 11
Weeks on box office: 4
8th April 2019
The new films from the DC Universe tops the global box office this week with ease as Shazam! knocks Dumbo off the top spot, Pet Sematary and P Storm also enter in the top 5.
Entering the global box office at the top on its debut weekend is the original Captain Marvel who is now known as Shazam! and makes its debut with $155.5 million from 80 countries, the highest on the chart this week.
With the Marvel version of Captain America also making its debut just recently its interesting to see this DC, almost forgotten character who was a Captain before Carol Danvers still manages a decent debut.
Tim Burton's live action version of Disney's much loved animation falls to number 2 this week with $57.8 million from 56 countries.
This puts the films total global gross at $213 million after 2 weeks of release.
Stephen Kings famous novel gets a second films version and makes its debut at number 3 this week with $42.3 million from 47 countries.
The film has had a lot of hype but average reviews so we could see this sink quite quick and not repeat the success of It from a couple of years back.
Making its way into the top 5 after a few weeks of release this Chinese film is released in just 5 countries but manages to gross $27.5 million.
Rounding out the top 5 this week is the Marvel version of the Captain Marvel story which takes $26.7 million on its 6th week of release.
This push the film past another milestone as its now past the billion dollar mark with a global gross of $1.04 billion.
18th April 2018
Released on 27th April in the UK the BBFC have given the film a 12A rating for moderate violence, threat.
The film will see nearly all (if not all) the Avengers re-team as they battle with Thanos in his bid to take over the world.
Its been strongly rumoured that at least one Avenger will die in the movie with the big money on Captain America but don't rule out Iron Man or Thor not making it though this film.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (12A) moderate violence, threat https://t.co/4Ih8bhDJM6— BBFC (@BBFC) April 17, 2018
18th May 2017
This weekend with the release of the highly anticipated Ridley Scott film Alien: Covenant we were always going to see a new film at the top, and Guardians gets push off by the Alien movie.
Despite the mediocre reviews the films launch has it enter the top with a weekend gross of &5.1 million, compared to its predecessor Prometheus this is a million lower.
Falling from the top is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 after a couple of weeks at the top, a £3,2 million weekend brings the films total to £33 million after 3 weeks of play.
Studios were a bit nervous to release new films against the Alien movie but Miss Sloan starring hot property Jessica Chastain entered the chart at 8 with just over £190,000.
Also new was the Cinema event feature Der Rosenkavalier: Met Opera 2017 which took a little over £313,000 and is at 6.
Beaty and The Beast is the longest running film on the box office with 9 weeks of release and has taken an amazing £71 million, its the 8th top grossing film ever in the UK.
A year ago
Captain America Civil War remained at the top for a third week despite heavy competition from The Angry Birds Movie which entered at number 2.
Five years ago
Making it three weeks at the top was Avengers Assemble while Dark Shadows entered highest at number 3.
Ten years ago
Spider-Man 3 stayed at the top for a second weekend while 28 Weeks Later entered highest at number 2.
Fifteen years ago
About a Boy was the top film of the week for a third time while Dog Soldiers was the top new film at 3.
Twenty years ago
Staying at the top was Liar Liar while the top new film was at number 4 int the shape of Anaconda.
Twenty five years ago
Basic Instinct entered the chart at the top under a blanket of controversy while The Hand That Rocks The Cradle fell to number 2 on its 4th week of release.
29th March 2017
Spider-Man Homecoming gets a second trailer and we get to see The Vulture in this trailer.
Appearances from Iron Man and Captain America certainly re-enforce this is also in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
File is due for release later this year.
31st December 2016
As the year comes to a close its time to reflect on the films that hit the big time in 2016 - so what were the highest grossing film at the global box office?
The top grossing film across the globe in 2016 is Captain America: Civil War - this surprised me a bit but is testament on how well established the Marvel Cinematic Universe is now.
The third in the Captain America series - although some might say it is more an Avengers movie that Captain America Movie - took $1.5 billion at the global box office.
Compared to 2015 this is far lower than Jurassic World which took $1.6 billion but is on par with the number 2 film Fast and Furious 7 with took $1.5 billion (for the record Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens took more but much of that was in 2016). Finding Dory is the second highest grossing film of 2016 with $1.027 billion while not very far behind it is Zootopia (Zootropolis) which took $1.026 billion.
Rounding out the top 5 is The Jungle Book and The Secret Life of Pets wich both took a shade under a billion each.
The top 2 films were both sequels and 6 of the top 10 films were either sequels or part of an already established franchise, and Deadpool at 7 although not part of a franchise is certainly part of the Marvel Superhero world.
Disney did very well this year with the top 4 film all being from the studio and it wouldn't surprise me if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ended up in the top five film by the time it ends its run.
Four of the top 10 are superhero movies, four of the top ten have animals as their primary cast, 3 are animations (arguably 4) and 8 have sequels and further adventures in the series already announced. Thanks 2016 at the global box office, here is the full top 10.