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Star Wars 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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Star Wars

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Actor
Character
Luke Skywalker
Princess Leia Organa
Peter Cushing
Grand Moff Tarkin
Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi
Chewbacca
Darth Vader
Phil Brown
Uncle Owen
Shelagh Fraser
Aunt Beru
Jack Purvis
Chief Jawa
Alex McCrindle
General Dodonna
Eddie Byrne
General Willard
Drewe Henley
Red Leader
Denis Lawson
Red Two (Wedge)
Garrick Hagon
Red Three (Biggs)
Jack Klaff
Red Four (John D.)
William Hootkins
Red Six (Porkins)
Angus MacInnes
Gold Leader
Jeremy Sinden
Gold Two
Graham Ashley
Gold Five
Don Henderson
General Taggi
Richard LeParmentier
General Motti
Leslie Schofield
Commander #1
David Ankrum
Red Two
Mark Anthony Austin
Boba Fett (special edition)
Scott Beach
Stormtrooper
Lightning Bear
Stormtrooper
Jon Berg
Cantina Alien
Doug Beswick
Cantina Alien
Paul Blake
Greedo
Janice Burchette
Nabrun Leids
Ted Burnett
Wuher
John Chapman
Drifter (Red 12)
Gilda Cohen
Cantina Patron
Tim Condren
Stormtrooper
Barry Copping
Wioslea
Alfie Curtis
Dr. Evazan
Robert Davies
Cantina Patron
Maria De Aragon
Greedo
Robert A. Denham
Hrchek Kal Fas
Frazer Diamond
Jawa
Peter Diamond
Stormtrooper / Tusken Raider / Death Star Trooper / Garouf Lafoe
Warwick Diamond
Jawa
Sadie Eden
Garindan
Kim Falkinburg
Djas Puhr
Harry Fielder
Death Star Trooper
Ted Gagliano
Stormtrooper with Binoculars
Salo Gardner
Cantina Patron
Steve Gawley
Death Star Trooper
Barry Gnome
Kabe
Rusty Goffe
Kabe / Jawa / GONK Droid
Isaac Grand
Cantina Patron
Nelson Hall
Stormtrooper (special edition)
Reg Harding
Stormtrooper
Alan Harris
Leia's Rebel Escort
Frank Henson
Stormtrooper
Christine Hewett
Brea Tonnika
Tiffany Hillkurtz
Jawa
Arthur Howell
Stormtrooper
Tommy Ilsley
Ponda Baba
Death Star Trooper
Annette Jones
Mosep
James Earl Jones
Darth Vader
Linda Jones
Chall Bekan
Joe Kaye
Solomohal
Colin Michael Kitchens
Stormtrooper
Melissa Kurtz
Jawa
Al Lampert
Daine Jir
Laine Liska
Muftak / Cantina Band Member
Derek Lyons
Temple Guard / Medal Bearer
Mahjoub
Jawa
Alf Mangan
Takeel
Rick McCallum
Stormtrooper (special edition)
Grant McCune
Death Star Gunner
Geoffrey Moon
Cantina Patron
Mandy Morton
Swilla Corey
Lorne Peterson
Massassi Base Rebel Scout
Marcus Powell
Rycar Ryjerd
Shane Rimmer
InCom Engineer
Pam Rose
Leesub Sirln
George Roubicek
Cmdr. Praji (Imperial Officer #2 on rebel ship)
Erica Simmons
Tawss Khaa
Angela Staines
Senni Tonnika
George Stock
Cantina Patron
Roy Straite
Cantina Patron
Peter Sturgeon
Sai'torr Kal Fas
Peter Sumner
Lt. Pol Treidum
John Sylla
Cantina Voices
Tom Sylla
Massassi Outpost Announcer / Various Voices
Malcolm Tierney
Lt. Shann Childsen
Phil Tippett
Cantina Alien
Frances Alfred Basil Tomlin
BoShek
Burnell Tucker
Del Goren
Morgan Upton
Stormtrooper
Jerry Walter
Stormtrooper
Hal Wamsley
Jawa
Larry Ward
Greedo
Diana Sadley Way
Thuku
Harold Weed
Ketwol / Melas
Bill Weston
Stormtrooper
Steve Williams
Mos Eisley Citizen (special edition)
Fred Wood
Cantina Patron
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Year: 1978
 121 minutes (2 hrs 01 mins)
UK release date UK release: 29th January 1978
 BBFC Age Rating:  U age rating
US release date US release: 25th May 1977
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£38,760,162
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Global total gross
$775,521,394
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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: 23

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Star Wars
1N
£7,650,021
£7,650,021
1▲▼
£3,825,011
£11,475,032
1▲▼
£1,912,506
£13,387,538
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£1,366,076
£14,753,614
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£975,769
£15,729,383
1▲▼
£487,885
£16,217,268
1▲▼
£348,489
£16,565,757
2
£248,921
£16,814,678
3
£99,568
£16,914,246
3▲▼
£39,827
£16,954,073
3▲▼
£19,914
£16,973,987
5
£14,224
£16,988,211
5▲▼
£5,690
£16,993,901
5▲▼
£4,064
£16,997,965
5▲▼
£1,626
£16,999,591
5▲▼
£1,161
£17,046,046
Star Wars - Special Edition
1
£6,032,329
£23,078,375
1▲▼
£5,219,454
£31,494,322
1▲▼
£4,919,454
£36,413,776
2
£1,019,454
£37,433,230
3
£919,454
£38,352,684
6
£400,003
£38,752,687
9
£7,475
£38,760,162
Box Office Gross Flow
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975.8K
487.9K
348.5K
248.9K

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Long overdue for a release the Doug Liman directed Sci-Fi movie finally gets a release in the Uk on April 2nd and is given a 12 age rating in the UK by the BBFC. 12 Age Rating

The movie stars Tom Holland of Spider-Man fame and Daisy Ridley of Star Wars fame and follow a young woman who crash lands her space ship on a planet where you can visually see the thoughts of men.

Chaos Walking is a young adult science fiction series written by novelist Patrick Ness, the first was published in 2008 and was called The Knife of Never Letting Go.

Story synopsis

In Prentisstown, Todd has been brought up to believe that the Spackle released a germ that killed all the women and unleashed Noise on the remaining men.

After discovering a patch of silence out in the swamp, his surrogate parents immediately tell him that he has to run, leaving him with only a map of New World, a message, and many unanswered questions. He soon discovers the source of the silence: a girl, named Viola.

BBFC certificate breakdown.

Chaos Walking
  • Title: Chaos Walking
  • BBFC age rating: 12 Certificate
  • Reason: moderate violence, threat, injury detail.
  • Release date: April 2nd 2021
  • Runtime: 109m (1 hour 49 minutes)
  • Director: Doug Liman
BBFC certificate info page

After making a mark for herself in the DC universe with the successful Wonder Woman and the soon to be released Wonder Woman 1984, director Parry Jenkins is directing a spin off Star Wars movie Rogue Squadron.

No more details were given at Disneys Investors Convention on December 10th but the image shows an X-Wing fighter and as we know Rogue Squadron was a Rebel Alliance starfighter squadron in the original Star Wars.

Patty Jenkins directing Star wars movie

The spin off movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was named after this call sign.

That film which was well received by fans was based before the original Star Wars movie, no this could likely be about the formation of the squad and go into more detail about that time in the first film, with crossovers.

The movie isn't set for release until December 2023 and joins the already announced movies being directed by Thor Ragnorak director Taika Waititi.

As cinema doors remain closed and those which do open are have very limit capacity the need for a big hit is groweing ever more evident as Tenet remains at the top of the US box office for a 4th weekend.

There was a major shift in release dates last week with many Marvel film moving to 2021 and it looks like the next big hit will be the Bond movie No Time To Die in mid November, unless that moves as well!

With little to excite consumers here is the mini breakdown of the US box office.

  • Number 1 - Tenet
  • Highest debut - Break The Silence: The Movie (@3)
  • Longest run - Unhinged (7 Weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($41,200,000)

Here is the top 5 breakdown weekend 25th - 27th September 2020.

Tenet

Christopher Nolan's movie that should have saved cinema after the COVID-19 shutdown spends a 4th weekend at the top with its latest gross of $3.4 Million, 28% down from last weekend.

The movie has now taken a quite reasonable $41.2 Million and should go over $50 quite easily, and if it can keep going into December maybe even $60 Million.

The New Mutants

Still doing well in the current climate is ill fated Disney mutant movie which remains at number 2 this weekend with $1.1 Million, down 37% from last weekend.

A five week run has given the movie $19.4 Million in total grosses in the US.

Break The Silence: The Movie

Break The Silence: The Movie

South Korean pop sensation BTS bring their concert movie to the big screen this week and is the top new movie at 3 with $1 Million.

Unhinged

The movie is has the longest run on the box office this week and takes $1 Million on its 7th weekend of release.

The low budget movie has now taken $17 Million in the US and could potentially take $20 Million before it run ends.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Celebrating its 40th anniversary the original Star Wars sequel gets a re-release on the big screen and lands at 5 with $908K, it has grossed $292.1 Million in the US since its 1980 release.

With Britain on the verge of having a major re-opening of cinemas with the release of Christopher Nolans Tenet last weeks top film Unhinged remains at the top.

There is still no sign of any movies grossing anywhere near the million pound mark in a single weekend but the country is not that far away now from the first major cinema event in nearly 6 months.

Here is the top 5 movies in the UK 7th - 9th August 2020.

Unhinged

Russell Crowe stars in director Derrick Borte movie about a driver who goes a bit off the rails when bumped in his car by an innocent driver, the movie take a little less than on its debut last week with a £115.1K gross over the weekend.

This takes the movies total to £440.8K over its 2 weeks of release.

Onward

Disney's Onward is still in the number 2 position and has been the one staple on the box office before and after the pandemic closures.

This weekend the movie takes £46.5K which pushes the movies total gross after 9 weeks on the box office to £5.8 Million.

100 Wolf

Alexs Stadermann's animated tale of a family of werewolves stays put at number 3 this week with £42.5K over the weekend and £128.5K over its 2 weeks of release.

An American Pickle

An American Pickle

Highest new movie of the week is the latest comedy/drama starring Seth Rogen who has a duel role in the film when a man meets his relative thats been pickled for 100 years.

The movie takes £27.7K over the week and makes its debut at number 4.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

The 40 year old Star Wars sequel falls to number 5 this week with a weekend gross of £27.6K, it has spent a total of 44 weeks on the chart since its 1980 release and has taken £22.9 Million.

For fun the movie has sold since release in the region of 11 million cinema tickets in the UK and adjusted for inflation if release today would have made about £80.2 Million.

As the UK box office starts to show signs of recovering fro the 3 month closure the Russel Crowe starrring Unhinged is the top new film at number 1.

It was a busy weekend for the box office as alongside the 'catalogue' re-releases there were 5 new released and the ususal spattering of older hang over movies.

Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK 31st July - 2nd August 2020.

Unhinged

Russel Crowe stars in this dramatic thriller about a man who terrorises a woman after a seemingly innocent altercation, the movie takes £175.2K on its debut weekend.

Onward

Pixars latest animated movie drops to number 2 this week after 8 weeks on the box office with £58.9K which gives the film a total UK gross of £5.6 Million.

100% Wolf

100% Wolf

A new animated tale from Australia about a young boy from a werewolf family who wants to become a most fearsome creature ever.

The Alexs Stadermann directed movie takes £33.1K on its debut weekend.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Still holding its head high on its 40th anniversary re-release the Star Wars sequel takes £31.1K this weekend pushing its total to £22.9 Million in the UK.

The Vigil

Finally in the top 5 is this horror film directed by Keith Thomas which makes its debut on the UK box office with £30.3K.