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The Secret Garden 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.


The Secret Garden

Directed by


Kate Maberly
Heydon Prowse
Andrew Knott
Laura Crossley
John Lynch
Walter Sparrow
Irène Jacob
Frank Baker
Valerie Hill
Andrea Pickering
Peter Moreton
Arthur Spreckley
Colin Bruce
Parsan Singh
Eileen Page
David Stoll
Tabatha Allen
Coz Greenop
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Year: 1994
UK release date UK release: 21st January 1994
 BBFC Age Rating:  U age rating
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27th March 2021
This is the best film adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of all time.
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The Secret Garden

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: U
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
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Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 6

UK Box Office Chart History
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The UK box office did better this week than last but its still relying on a handful of cinemas open in Scotland and Wales during the English lockdown, and The Secret Garden makes an incredible leap to the top.

Highest new movie of the week is the documentary Billie at number 2 while there is also a re-entry from War Horse Nation Theatre Live from 2014.

The only other top new movie of the week is director Andrew Cohn's The Last Shift which enters at number 14 with £501, Mogul Mowgli climbs up the chart to number 13 this week with £505 which is a 94% increase from last weekend.

Here is the top 15 Quickview.

  • Number 1 - The Secret Garden (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Billie (@2)
  • Longest run - 100% Wolf (15 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,416,648)*
  • * Not including re-releases

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 UK box office films 13th - 15th November 2020.

The Secret Garden~2020

Released 4 weeks ago and making its debut at number 3 on the box office with £154,087 the movie makes a jump to the top of the box office this week with £5,147, a 67% increase from last weekend.

The movie which stars Julie Walters and Colin Firth has now taken £607,509 at the UK box office.



Highest new movie of the week comes in at number 2 with a debut gross of £5,074 making one of the lowest highest grossing movies ever in the UK!

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring drama falls to number 3 this weekend with £3.164, up 8% from last week giving the movie a total gross of £655,650 after 4 weeks of release.

War Horse: NT Live 2014

Coming out of nowhere and making a re-entry at number 4 is the cinema version of the original stage show of War Horse from 2014, Steven Spielberg directed the actual movie version of the book in 2012.

The event movie takes £2,918 over the weekend pushing its total gross since release to £2.72 Million.

Its worth noting that this is by far the highest position on the chart the movie has been.

Two By Two: Overboard!

Finally falling to number 5 this weekend is the surprise hit animated tale which this week takes £2,724, up 13% from last weekend, for a total gross of £990,229 after 4 weeks of release.

With what could be the last UK box office chart in the UK for at least the next 4 weeks the animated feature Two By Two: Overboard! hangs on to the top spot for a second weekend.

Making an incredible Halloween leap up the chart is Hocus Pocus and the top new movie of the week is a remake/reboot in the shape of The Craft: Legacy.

Here is the UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Two By Two: Overboard! (2nd week)
  • Highest debut - The Craft: Legacy
  • Longest run - Tenet (10 weeks) (Not including re-releases)
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,361,041)

Here is a breakdown of the UK box office top 5 30th October - 1st November 2020.

Two By Two: Overboard!

The animated feature from directors Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office with £190,761 down 42% from last weekend.

This leaves the movie with a total gross just shy of 1 million, £955,370, the movie could go over the million mark if can survive cinema closures.

Hocus Pocus

Making an incredible leap up the box office from 8 to 2 and with a 71% increase from last week with £186,063 giving the movie £3.6 Million since release in 1993.

The reason for this box office run seems to be the classic status the movie has gained in the last 25+ years and that their is a hunger for movies on the big screen and with no big blockbusters this is filling the need.

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller falls to number 2 this week with £152,555, 40% down, for a total UK gros of £573,598 after 2 weeks of release.

The Secret Garden

The classic novel adaptation starring Julie Walters and Colin Firth falls to number 4 this week with £142,101, down just 8% from last week.

The movie is actually doing quite well in the COVID-19 era and has taken £615,981 after 2 weeks of release.

The Craft: Legacy

The Craft: Legacy

The teen gothic remake makes its debut this week at number 5 with a debut gross of £119,680.

Comparing it to the original movie from 1996 is unfair mainly because of the pandemic, but out of interest it was release in 1996 at the same time of year and took £1.16 Million on its debut for a total UK gross of £2.7 Million.

Despite the favourable reviews this remake will come nowhere near those figures.

Released in the UK this weekend, Friday, 23rd October 2020, there are 10 new releases looking to take your attention and where available get you into your local cinema to try and knock Tenet from the top of the UK box office after a 7 week run.

The Secret Garden

  • The movie is directed by Marc Munden
  • Marc Munden also directed Miranda in 2002.
  • It stars Colin Firth who last starred in 1917 (2020).
  • The film also stars Julie Walters who last appeared in The Queens Corgi (2019).
  • Colin Firth and Julie Walters appeared in We Know Where You Live (2001) together.

Honest Thief

Honest Thief
  • This new release stars Liam Neeson who's last film was Made In Italy (2020)
  • It also stars Kate Walsh who appeared in Ideal Home (2018).
  • Liam Neeson and Kate Walsh appeared in Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down The White House (2018) together.
  • The film is brought to us by 2 time director Mark Williams.

Summer Of 85

  • The movie is directed by François Ozon and is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Felix Lefebvre and Benjamin Voisin.


  • Also this week there is Rebecca from director Ben Wheatley who also directed Free Fire in 2017.
  • The film features Lily James and Jacques Bouanich in starring roles.

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery Of Prodigious Bribe To American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan

  • The long list of new releases continues with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery Of Prodigious Bribe To American Regime For Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan which is directed by Jason Woliner which is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Sacha Baron Cohen and Irina Novak.

Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets

  • Max Winslow And The House Of Secrets from director Sean Olson who also directed The Contractor in 2013.
  • The film stars Tanner Buchanan and Chad Michael Murray.


  • This new release stars Olivia Cooke who's last film was Life Itself (2019)
  • It also stars Ben Hardy who appeared in 6 Underground (2019).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Mark Williams.

A Call To Spy

  • The movie is directed by François Ozon and is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Sarah Megan Thomas and Stana Katic.

Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there are 6 new movies

  • The Witches, Monday, 26th October
  • The Craft Legacy, Wednesday, 28th October
  • Malibu Road, Wednesday, 28th October
  • Relic, Friday, 30th October
  • The Courier, Friday, 30th October
  • The Burnt Orange Heresy, Friday, 30th October