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Shrek A U film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over, although it is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child.

U films should be set within a positive framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror. If a work is particularly suitable for pre-school children, this will be indicated in the ratings info.

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Shrek

Directed by

Vicky Jenson

Starring

Actor
Character
Peter Dennis
Clive Pearse
Jim Cummings
Bobby Block
Chris Miller
Cody Cameron
Kathleen Freeman
Michael Galasso
Christopher Knights
Simon J. Smith
Conrad Vernon
Jacquie Barnbrook
Guillaume Aretos
John Bisom
Matthew Gonder
Calvin Remsberg
Jean-Paul Vignon
Val Bettin
Andrew Adamson
Patty Cornell
Charles Dennis
Susan Fitzer
Elisa Gabrielli
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Year: 2001
UK release date UK release: 29th June 2001
 BBFC Age Rating:  U age rating
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£29,004,582
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Shrek
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US total gross
$267,665,011
108
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Global total gross
$487,853,320
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: U
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 17

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Shrek
1N
£4,686,210
£4,686,210
2
£3,251,307
£9,694,328
1
£2,804,798
£14,228,271
2
£1,901,113
£17,644,051
4
£932,390
£20,015,666
5
£956,852
£22,306,682
6
£800,890
£24,344,465
5
£603,590
£25,623,642
5▲▼
£365,829
£26,490,704
6
£369,938
£27,292,464
8
£227,360
£27,738,297
10
£165,340
£27,950,417
9
£144,457
£28,130,248
10
£149,641
£28,304,497
12
£120,078
£28,437,876
12▲▼
£83,745
£28,533,260
15
£91,207
£29,004,582
Box Office Gross Flow
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144.5K
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2001

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News from around the web
How to watch the Shrek movies in order...  The Sun Wed, 31st March 2021

Shrek, Shrek 2, Shrek The Third And Shrek Forever After Now On Netflix  LADbible Sat, 10th April 2021

Is Shrek the Fifth release date confirmed? Is Shrek 5 happening?  HITC - Football, Gaming, Movies, TV, Music Mon, 12th April 2021

Celebrating 20 years of "Shrek" and its influence on pop culture  Daily Aztec Wed, 14th April 2021

Is Shrek on Netflix?  Netflix Life Fri, 9th April 2021

SHREK Celebrates 20th Anniversary in Movie Theaters Nationwide  Broadway World Mon, 12th April 2021

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt and directed by Quentin Tarantino

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 24 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was The Lion King which had taken £66 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Pixels starring Adam Sandler and Kevin James and directed by Chris Columbus

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 33 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £63.7 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

The number one film was Toy Story 3 which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £58.9 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

The top new film of the week was The Last Airbender directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Jackson Rathbone and Dev Patel which entered the box office at number 3.

The film with the longest run was Shrek Forever After which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

The number one film was Charlie And The Chocolate Factory which had been at the top for 3 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Island directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Batman Begins which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was War Of The Worlds which had taken £29.7 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was Gone In 60 Seconds which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Rules Of Engagement directed by William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson which entered the box office at number 6.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £29.7 Million over 14 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Waterworld starring Kevin Costner and Chaim Jeraffi and directed by Kevin Reynolds

The film with the longest run was Man Of The House which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £15.6 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Die Hard 2: Die Harder starring Bruce Willis and Bonnie Bedelia and directed by Renny Harlin

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.1 Million over 12 weeks of release.

With cinema attendance in the UK starting to get back to normal what were the big movies hitting the UK box office over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

The number one film was The Lion King which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was André Rieu 2019 Maastricht Concert: Shall We Dance? directed by Michael Wiseman and starring André Rieu and Charlotte Hawkins which entered the box office at number 4.

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 21 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 4 which had taken £51.6 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Inside Out starring Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith and directed by Pete Docter and Ronaldo Del Carmen

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 30 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £61.5 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Toy Story 3 starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen and directed by Lee Unkrich

The film with the longest run was Sex And The City 2 which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Shrek Forever After which had taken £26.9 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was Fantastic Four starring Ioan Gruffudd and Jessica Alba and directed by Tim Story

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith which had taken £39.2 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Stuart Little starring Michael J. Fox and Geena Davis and directed by Rob Minkoff

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £28.5 Million over 11 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Judge Dredd starring Sylvester Stallone and Armand Assante and directed by Danny Cannon

The film with the longest run was Tales From The Crypt: Demon Knight which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Batman Forever which had taken £8.7 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Total Recall starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rachel Ticotin and directed by Paul Verhoeven

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.1 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia, so what were the big movies at the UK box office over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was The Lion King starring Donald Glover and Seth Rogen and directed by Jon Favreau

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale (presented here by Secret Cinema) the movie had been on the box office for 20 weeks including its original release.

The top total grossing film of the week was Toy Story 4 which had taken £47.3 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

Also making its debut at the top was Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas and directed by Peyton Reed

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (also being presented by Secret Cinema) which had spent a total of 29 weeks on the box office during all its releases.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £59.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Inception starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directed by Christopher Nolan

The film with the longest run was Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Shrek Forever After which had taken £24.4 Million after 3 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was Madagascar starring Ben Stiller and Chris Rock and directed by Eric Darnell and Tom McGrath

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith which had taken £39.1 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

The number one film was Chicken Run which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was The Patriot directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger which entered the box office at number 3.

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £27.9 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer and Tommy Lee Jones and directed by Joel Schumacher

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Muriels Wedding which had taken £7.7 Million over 14 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

The number one film was Back To The Future Part III which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Cry Baby directed by John Waters and starring Johnny Depp and Amy Locane which entered the box office at number 4.

The film with the longest run was Harlem Nights which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Pretty Woman which had taken £12.1 Million after 8 weeks of release.

What were the big films in movie theatres over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

Making its debut at the top was Spider-Man: Far From Home starring Tom Holland and Samuel L. Jackson and directed by Jon Watts

The film with the longest run was Casino Royale which had been on the box office for 18 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Avengers: Endgame which had taken £88.5 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2015)

The number one film was Minions which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

The top new film of the week was Terminator Genisys directed by Alan Taylor and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jason Clarke which entered the box office at number 2.

The film with the longest run was Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back which had been on the box office for 27 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Jurassic World which had taken £53.8 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

Another film making its debut at the top was Shrek Forever After starring Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy and directed by Mike Mitchell

The film with the longest run was Robin Hood which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Sex And The City 2 which had taken £21 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

Making its debut at the top was War Of The Worlds starring Tom Cruise and Dakota Fanning and directed by Steven Spielberg

The film with the longest run was Valiant which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Star Wars Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith which had taken £38.5 Million after 7 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2000)

Making its debut at the top was Chicken Run starring Phil Daniels and Lynn Ferguson and directed by Peter Lord and Nick Park

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Gladiator which had taken £25.7 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

Making its debut at the top was Congo starring Laura Linney and Dylan Walsh and directed by Frank Marshall

The longerst run on the box office and the top total grossing film was Muriels Wedding which had taken £7.5 Million over 12 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

Making its debut at the top was Dick Tracy starring Warren Beatty and Charlie Korsmo and directed by Warren Beatty

The film with the longest run was Harlem Nights which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

The top total grossing film of the week was Pretty Woman which had taken £11.9 Million after 6 weeks of release.

DreamWorks new animated tale Abominable makes its debut at the top of the US box office on its debut weekend, knocking Downton Abbey down to number 2 after just a week at the top.

Abominable

The new animated tale from the makers of Shrek hits the top of the US box office on its debut weekend with a gross of $20.6 Million.

This is the lowest debut weekend for the studio and in comparison last years Smallfoot which has a similar subject matter opened to $23 Million.

Downton Abbey

The high class of pomp and ceremony within the famous Abbey fell into second place after just a weekend at the top with a gross of $14.3 Million.

This takes the total films gross to $58.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.

Hustlers

The Jennifer Lopes movie has been getting a lot of attention over the last couple of weeks, and all good, the film is at 3 this week with a take of $11.3 Million.

The films total US gross is now at $80.5 Million after 3 weeks with the $100 Million milestone well and truly in its sights.

IT Chapter Two

Warner Bros. must be feeling a little disappointed with the performance of the horror follow up as the film falls to 4 this week with $10.2 Million.

The film has not performed any where near as well as the original IT movie and the film has made $193.7 Million after 4 weeks of release.

The movie could it the $250 Million mark but it wont get much higher as it will now descend down the chart with perhaps a little boost over the Halloween weekend.

The Lion King

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The Brad Pitt starring space film falls to 5 this weekend with a $10.01 Million weeeknd pushing the film to $35.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.

The Lion King

Disneys animated remake continues to do very well on the box office and this week it falls only to 9 after 11 weeks on the chart and the film has taken a total of $540 Million in total in the US.