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Drop Dead Fred No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

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Drop Dead Fred

Directed by

Ate de Jong

Starring

Actor
Character
Phoebe Cates
Rik Mayall
Marsha Mason
Tim Matheson
Keith Charles
Ashley Peldon
Daniel Gerroll
Ron Eldard
Eleanor Mondale
Bob Reid
Peter Thoemke
Sjoukje De Jong Douma
Paul Holmes
Steve Cochran
Robert Meyzen
Daniel Buchen
Marie Mathay
Peter Breitmayer
Clark Niederjohn
Tom Bethke
Elizabeth Gray
Cheryl Hawker
Michael Welker
Kelly Benson
Cathy Lind Hayes
David John Adamson
Kevin Deon
Bridget Fonda
Paul Nobrega
Rod Pitman
Andrei Sterling
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Year: 1991
UK release date UK release: 11th October 1991
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£1,698,516
2623
Drop Dead Fred
2624

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 3

Weeks on box office: 5

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Drop Dead Fred
3N
£959,555
£959,555
6
£349,628
£1,309,183
10
£194,666
£1,503,849
12
£117,186
£1,621,035
13
£77,481
£1,698,516
Box Office Gross Flow
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959.6K
349.6K
194.7K
117.2K

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1991

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1991

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1991

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1991

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This weekend Jack Reacher gave it a good go but in the end her was not good enough to stop the Trolls from hitting the top on its debut weekend.

The new IP from Dreamworks hits the top with a weekend gross of £5.4 million which is about average for an animation from the studio, Kung Fu Panda 3, the last film from them took £4.7 million on its opening.

If things go as usual Trolls could get somewhere in the £10 million mark especially with a fairly decent debut.

The Girl on The Train falls from the top this week after a couple of weekends at the top, a £2 million weekend takes the film to £17.7 million after 3 weeks of release.

Also new this week is Jack Reacher Never Go Back which lans in the runner up spot with £2.6 million, this is in the ballpark, but lower, of the first film with took £3.5 million on its debut.

Longest running film of the week is The BFG which has been around now for 13 weeks and the highest total grossing movie is Bridget Jones's Baby now on £44.5 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
Hotel Transylvania 2 stayed at the top for a second week while top new film was Paranormal Activity The Ghost Dimension at number 3.

Five years ago
Halloween took Paranormal Activity 3 to the top of the box office on its debut while Johnny English Reborn fell to number 2 after 3 weeks.

Ten years ago
The Departed stayed at the top for a second week while highest debuting film was Barnyard at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 stayed at the top while America's Sweethearts made its debut at number 2.

Twenty years ago
New at the top was the fantasy film Dragonheart while The Nutty Professor fell into the runner up spot after 2 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Making its debut at the top was City Slickers while Drop Dead Fred fell to number 3.

With a new Tom Hanks film in cinemas and a Dan Brown adaptation at that it was assumed that The Girl on The Train would be a one week wonder, but Inferno was not strong enough.

Emily Blunt thus makes it 2 weeks at the top with The Girl on The Train with a second weekend gross of £3.4 million.

This brings the total gross of the film in the UK to £13.6 million, if you compare this to last years Gone Girl it is actually head of that films £9 million after 2 weeks.

Highest new entry of the week comes in at number 2 in the shape of Inferno from the book by Dan Brown and a sequel to The De Vinci Code and Angela and Demons.

Inferno makes in debut with £2.9 million which is the lowest of the series so far, The De Vinci Code and Angela and Demons made £9 million and £6 million respectively on their debuts.

Also new this week is Storks at number 3 and event movie Miss Saigon 25th Anniversary Performance which was a one off performance in Saturday night.

Longest running film this week is Finding Dory with 12 weeks, it is also the highest total grossing movie with £42 million, this is far higher that Finding Nemo even if you take inflated ticket prices into account.

Historical charts

A year ago
Hotel Transylvania 2 was the film making its debut at the top, it knocked The Martian down to number 2.

Five years ago
Johnny English Reborn stayed at the top for a second weekend while top new film was The Three Musketeers at number 3.

Ten years ago
The Departed went to the top of the box office after making its debut at number 2 the previous week think Open Season was the top new film.

Fifteen years ago
American Pie 2 was new at the top while Moulin Rouge slipped down to number 2 after going back to the top.

Twenty years ago
The Nutty Professor stayed at the top for a second week while top new film was Robin Williams in Jack.

Twenty five years ago
Drop Dead Fred was the new film at the top while Out For Justice fell from the top to number 6.