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The Theory of Everything

Directed by

James Marsh


Tom Prior
Sophie Perry
Finlay Wright-Stephens
Harry Lloyd
Alice Orr-Ewing
Thomas Morrison
Michael Marcus
Gruffudd Glyn
Paul Longley
Guy Oliver-Watts
Simon McBurney
Lucy Chappell
Abigail Cruttenden
Nicholas Gerard-Martin
Brett Brown
Anthony Skrimshire
Christian McKay
Adam Godley
Nicola Sloane
Lottie Hamilton
Enzo Cilenti
Rufus Taylor
Delilah Sexton
Eileen Davies
Simon Chandler
Georg Nikoloff
Oliver Payne
Raffiella Chapman
Sam Houston
Victoria Emslie
Frank Leboeuf
Maxine Peake
Will Barton
Lucy Challenger
Nicola Victoria Buck
Stuart Benson
Andrew Bridgmont
Jamie Edwards
Jumaane Brown
Adil Akram
James Amey
Antonia Anderson
Richard Banks
Kishore Bhatt
Sal Bolton
Brett Brown
Jill Buchanan
Pamela Betsy Cooper
Chris Cowlin
Andrew Craig
Philip Craik
Gioacchino Jim Cuffaro
Richard Cunningham
Leigh Dent
Ryan Edwards
Aaron Ellis
Cynthia Garbutt
David Golt
James Gribble
Kenton Hall
John W.G. Harley
Anastasia Harrold
Dominic Hatje
George Hewer
Thom Jackson-Wood
Joelle Koissi
Shaun Lucas
Martyn Mayger
Penny Mitchell
John Neville
Shaun Newnham
Hugh O'Brien
Jeremy Oliver
Tony Pankhurst
Heather Pearse
Antonio Piras
Scott Plumridge
Martin Poole
Zac Rashid
Glyn Roberts
Steve Saunders
Janette Sharpe
Jesse James Sims
Karol Steele
Colin Taylor
John Warman
Jon Wennington
Aidan White
James Wiles
Brian Woodward
Miroslav Zaruba
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Year: 2015
UK release date UK release: 2nd January 2015
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
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UK BBFC Certificate: 12A
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
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Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 11

UK Box Office Chart History
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Making it four weeks at the top of the box office chart this week, and becoming the top grossing film ever in the UK in that time Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The seventh Star Wars film has not taken just about every honour the box office can give, except for highest grossing film across the globe, which it will probably leave where it is.

The figure for The Force Awakens this week are, £6 million for the weekend, £11 million for the week and £108 million total gross, it is of course the highest total grossing film on the chart.

Highest new film of the week is the 8th Quentin Tarantino film (have directors ever promoted film before by how many they have made!) The Hateful Eight which enters the chart at number 2.

The film takes £2.7 million for the weekend, £4 million behind The Force Awakens showing how popular that film still is.

The are no other new films on the box office top 10 this week.

Historical charts

A year ago
Tak3n (Taken 3) was the highest new film of the week knocking The Theory of Everything down to number 3.

Five years ago
Oscar winner The Kings Speech entered that box office at the top knocking Little Fockers down to number 3.

Ten years ago
King Kong remained at the top of the chart and with a static top 2 the highest new film was Just Friends at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Unbreakable was unmovable at number 1 with the highest new film coming in at number 4 in the shape of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, good for an oriental movie.

Twenty years ago
Seven (or Se7en) was the highest new film at the top of the box office knocking Ace Ventura When Nature Calls down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Arachnophobia came in at the top and knocked Home Alone to number 2.

As with the previous 2 week Star Wars: The Force Awakens is the top film across the UK with a weekend gross, slight above the previous week, of £10 million.

The incredible gross of The Force Awakens has now reached £97 million and is the second highest grossing film of all time in the UK sandwiched between 2 Bond films.

At the current rate of ticket sales the seventh Star Wars will become the biggest grossing film of all time in the UK by next weekend beating the £102.8 million of Skyfall.

Elsewhere there are still new films entering the box office and this week the Jennifer Lawrence/Robert De Niro double header Joy is the top new film.

Entering at number 3 the debut weekend gross of the movie is a little over £1.5 million.

Also new on this weeks box office top 10 is Eddie Raymond's new film The Danish Girl at 4 with £1.3 million.

The Force Awakens is understandably the highest total grossing film on the box office while Spectre is the longest running film on the charts clocking up 10 weeks so far.

Historical Charts
A year ago
The Theory of Everything saw the new year in with a debut at the top knocking The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies down to number 2.

Five years ago
Gullivers Travels was the first number 1 of the new making its debut there knocking Little Fockers down to 2.

Ten years ago
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe stayed at the top for a second week while Cheaper by The Dozen 2 was the highest new film at 3.

Fifteen years ago
Unbreakable was the top new film of the week at number 1 knocking Meet The PArents down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Ace Ventura When Nature Calls made its debut at number one leaving Babe to fall down to number 2.

On the UK video sales chart this week Disneys Into The Woods outsells the competition and debuts at the top.

Into The Woods was released in the UK on 9th January this year where is debuted at number 2, missing out on the top spot by new entry that week Tak3n.

The film spent 7 weeks on the chart and was still making a showing at some cinemas in the last few weeks.

The film to date has grossed £9.8 million during it's run.

Last weeks top film The Theory of Everything fell to number 2 this week.

Other new film on the video chart are: Foxcatcher at number 4 and A Most Violent Year at number 13.

On the UK video chart this week the Oscar winning bio-pic movie The Theory of Everything starring Eddie Redmayne makes its debut at the top.

The Theory of Everything made its debut on the UK box office chart on 2nd January this year making a debut at the top.

On its debut weekend of release it took £3.7 million, on the back of the awards it was getting and the fantastic reviews it got.

The film spent an incredible 11 weeks on the top 15 with almost as many after if left with its last appearance being 8th May, in that time it took £21.5 million.

It is the 155th highest grossing movie in the UK of all time.

Falling to the runner up spot is last weeks top film The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies.

Other new film on the video chart this week are: Mythica A Quest For Heroes at number 19 and Wyrmwood Road of The Dead at number 20, both direct to video films.

After such a strong debut from Fifty Shades of Grey last weekend the film was almost certain to retain it's lead at the top for a second weekend, which it does.

A weekend take of £4.6 million now brings the total gross of the film to £25.2 million, meaning it takes over from The Theory of Everything as the top film of 2015 so far.

It is also not the highest grossing 18 rated film in the UK, and the highest grossing R rated movie in America.

Half term week meant that the family and children's films on the chart had strong weeks, Big hero 6 and Shaun the Sheep Movie both had increases in takings from the previous weekend and hold the number 2 and 3 positions.

Highest new film of the week is The Wedding Ringer starring Kevin Hart and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, it enters at 4 with a debut gross of £990,000.

One other new film on the top 10 this week in the shape of time travel film Project Almanac.

Historical Charts

A year ago
A year ago saw a very static chart with The Logo Movie staying at the top and Mr. Peabody and Sherman staying at number 2.

Five years ago
Avatar went back again to the top of the box office on it's 10th week of release which the highest new film was Peter Jacksons The Lovely Bones.

Ten years ago
Meet the Fockers was still the number 1 film in the UK while the highest debut was at number 5 from Shall We Dance.

Fifteen years ago
Toy Story 2 stayed at the top of the box office for another week with the highest new film, The Bachelor, enter the chart right down at number 6.