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Closer No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.



Directed by


Nick Hobbs
Colin Stinton
Steve Benham
Elizabeth Bower
Rene Costa
Ray Donn
Daniel Dresner
Rrenford Junior Fagan
Antony Gabriel
Michael Haley
Selena Mars
Steve Morphew
Abdul Pope
Jacqui-Lee Pryce
Peter Rnic
Leonard Silver
Robert Stone
Brian Teles
Bret Yount
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Year: 2005
 104 minutes (1 hrs 44 mins)
UK release date UK release: 14th January 2005
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
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UK BBFC Certificate: 15
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Weeks on box office: 6

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As we get closer to the re-opening of UK cinemas we take a look back at what was making headlines at the UK box office in the last 30 years.

We take a look at 1991 where Awakenings was the top movie, 2016 with Kung Fu Panda hitting the top and 2006 where The Hills Have Eyes was the new film at number 1.

A year ago (2020)

No.1 movie:
Onward which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
The Hunt directed by Craig Zobel and starring Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank which entered the box office at number 3.

Top total grossing and longest run:
1917 which had taken £43.7 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Kung Fu Panda 3 starring Jack Black and Bryan Cranston and directed by Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh

Top total grossing and longest run:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had taken £122.9 Million over 13 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart and Ramón Rodríguez and directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Top total grossing and longest run:
The Kings Speech which had taken £43.3 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

No. 1 and highest debut:
The Hills Have Eyes starring Maxime Giffard and Michael Bailey Smith and directed by Alexandre Aja

Longest run:
Walk the Line which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Chicken Little which had taken £12.5 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No. 1 movie:
Hannibal which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £19.1 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Watcher directed by Joe Charbanic and starring James Spader and Marisa Tomei which entered the box office at number 7.

Longest run:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No.1 movie:
Trainspotting which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Restoration directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill which entered the box office at number 10.

Longest run:
Babe which had been on the box office for 14 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Seven which had taken £19.3 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1991)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Awakenings starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams and directed by Penny Marshall

Longest run:
Home Alone which had been on the box office for 15 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Dances With Wolves which had taken £10.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

The first trailer for the Denis Villeneuve directed Dune has been released and it looks as epic as you'd expect from the Blade Runner 2049 creator.

The book Dune was first adapted in 1984 by alternative director David Lynch, it was not well received at the time but has built a cult following over the years.

As technology has moved on and film makers are able to visualise fantastical fantasy books closer to the source material films are being remade that look stunning.

Judging from this first trailer the movie looks fantastic and as Epic a movie as you can have, every scene just looks incredible.


One of the main criticisms of the David Lynch directed version was the confusing plot, this looks like the story telling has been upped and made more accessible for the masses.

The movie is set for December 18th 2020 in the UK and US, save from any delays because of a COVID-19 spike, and looks set to be a big Christmas hit.

There was never going to be any doubt that Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker was going to be big on its release, the question was how big, and actually it has disappointed a bit.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The final instalment in the Star Wars Skywalker saga hits the top of the global box office in its debut weekend with $375 Million from 57 countries.

This is perhaps a disappointing debut for such a high profile film like Star Wars and Disney may perhaps have been looking for a bigger debut, it is the lowest debut of the sequel trilogy.

The film got a closer to Christmas release and traditionally at this time of year films take longer to get to their total gross.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The Karen Gillan and Dwayne Johnson sequel movie falls to number 2 this week with a weekend gross of $58.7 Million from 53 countries which brings its total gross to $311.9 after 3 weeks.

IP Man 4

IP Man 4: The Finale

The fourth in the IP Man series of films, and supposedly the last, hit the global box office at number 3 this week with $51.5 Million from 7 countries.

With previews the film has taken $52.2 Million so far.

Frozen II

Disney's sequel smash hit takes $43.9 Million from 49 countries as it falls to number 4 on the box office.

The film now has a total gross of $1.1 Billion after 5 weeks of release as it fast approaches the global gross of the first Frozen movie.

Sheep Without A Shepherd

The Chinese hit film falls to number 5 with $23.9 Million from 2 countries for a 2 week total of $77.4 Million.

Were getting ever closer to the, much anticipated, Top Gun sequel Top Gun: Maverick and today we get the second trailer.

This trailer is more of the same, we get to see how Cruises character Maverick is drafted back into the Top Gun core to become a teacher, then it seems to be a remake of the original!

There will be more to it than that, but what this trailer seems to do it 100% bring back the feeling of the original 1986 film, and thats no bad thing.

The trailer does not really let much away, most importantly what has Maverick been doing for the last 34 years other than flying light aircraft and pining after goose.

We will find out when the film is released on 17th June 2020.

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child was written as a stage show and it was promised it would always stay that way, the book that was released soon after the West End production opened was in play form not novel, but the signage for the play has just recently been changed to reflect that of the movies so does this mean that a movie version is in the works?

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child old and new sign

The original sign was not unique and in many ways reflected that of the original publications in the UK, whereas the logo used on the movies was closer to that of the original US version, and the new logo was presented on Broadway first in a full Time Square takeover and on Back To Hogwarts Day.

Harry Potter And The Sorcerers Stone

The change has had a lot of fans angry about this claiming that the story is seperated from the Harry Potter cannon and this marks that seperation, but why would there be this change?

The obvious conclusion is that there is a movie version on the way, Warner Bros. owns the movie rights to the series and have been a partner to Harry Potter Theatre which produces the stage show.

The rumours have been denied by everyone including J.K. Rowling who posted some cryptic tweets, but are they just not telling the absolute truth because it's not time to announce it yet?

For Warner Brox. who have made Billions of dollars from the series want that money to keep rolling in, The Fantastic Beasts series had a promising start but last year Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald didn't do as well as they would have liked.

The theme park area at Universal Studios are doing well, and are keeping the franchise alive, but there needs to be a new movie for Warner Bros. that fans can sink their teeth into.

Rowling could write a whole new set of Harry Potter centric stories especially for the screen, but she will need to please the fans, and she has always stated after the books she wont revisit Harry Potter and his world again.

She keeps tight control over everything Harry Potter, but she could commission a new writer/screenplay write to come up with some new stories, The Cursed Child was written by Jack Thorne and John Tiffany with Rowling only providing the story, so this is ground she has been down before.

As much as this is something which may be explored in the future, why bother when you have a tried and tested story already there and waiting for a screen version to be produced, its Harry Potter, its already written and it would most likely take over a Billion dollars at the box office.

Harry Potter And The Philosophers Stone

Also it would bring the story to the fans who either dont go to the theatre, it is a niche past time which although having the boy who lived as brought more more bums on seats to theatre in the same way the books got people reading again you are still making inaccessible to some.

I am going to stick my neck out and say there will be a movie version of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child in the long run, there is just too much of a money making opportunity there for Warner Bros., and as the film is already in 2 parts I am sure it can be dragged out to a trilogy, a 3 Billion plus grossing trilogy.