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Highest chart position: 4
Weeks on box office: 3
As the UK goes back into lockdown in 2020 what were the big movies at the box office over the last 30 years.
Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.
No. 1 movie:
Joker which had been at the top for 5 weeks and with a total gross of £51.6 Million it was also the top total grossing film.
Downton Abbey which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.
No. 1 and top total grossing:
Minions which had taken £47.1 Million over 16 weeks of release.
No. 1 and Highest debut:
Saw 3D starring Tobin Bell and Costas Mandylor and directed by Kevin Greutert
Made In Dagenham which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.
Top total grossing:
Despicable Me which had taken £15.1 Million after 3 weeks of release.
No. 1 movie:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £25.8 Million it was also the top total grossing film.
Saw II directed by Darren Lynn Bousman and starring Tobin Bell and Shawnee Smith which entered the box office at number 3.
Pride And Prejudice which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.
Dinosaur which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
Book Of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 directed by Joe Berlinger and starring Kim Director and Jeffrey Donovan which entered the box office at number 3.
Hollow Man which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.
Top total grossing:
Billy Elliot which had taken £11.4 Million after 5 weeks of release.
Pocahontas which had been at the top for 3 weeks.
No. 1 and top total grossing:
Batman Forever which had taken £21 Million over 15 weeks of release.
No. 1 movie:
Ghost which had been at the top for 5 weeks and with a total gross of £21.9 Million it was also the top total grossing film.
Hardware which had been on the box office for 5 weeks.
12th November 2019
The US box office is having the quietest November in many years and this weekend an all new top 4 has Midway topping the chart on its debut albeit with one of the lowest takes for a top film, last weeks number 1, Terminator: Dark Fate, fell to number 5 on its second weekend.
Directed by Roland Emmerich the World Way II drama hits the top of the US box office with a very low for America $6.4 Million.
The film has performed better than expected for the studio and with little in the way of positive reviews once the late November and December big hitters are released the film will disappear quickly.
Not performing as expected the sequel to 1980's The Shining enters the US box office with $5.2 Million.
With Halloween well out of the way and a busy period coming this will make its way onto home video quite quickly and unfortunately will slip out of the box office.
A lot of publicity has hit this Christmas hit and the new film from director Paul Feig lands at number 3 this weekend with a gross of $4 Million.
The movie is being heavily publicised for its use of music from Wham! and the late George Micheal, especially the track Last Christmas which the film shares a title, this could see a boost more towards Christmas itself but it may as easily burn out quickly.
Starring John Cena a former WWE star the makers of this film must be looking for the kind of success that Dwayne Johnson has had but the film lands at number 4 this week with $3.5 Million.
There is no denying that the new Terminator movie, which had large expectations, simply hasn't re-ignited the once mighty franchise despite bringing back Linda Hamilton.
The film falls this week to number 5 with a weekend gross of $2.8 Million with a total gross in America now $40.4 Million.
The movie is falling fast and it will be lucky if it gets to $100 Million at the US market.
The DC Villain movie falls out of the top 5 this weekend but its the highest total grossing movie on the US top 10 with an amazing $306.8 Million after 6 weeks of release.
11th November 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate manages to stay at the top of the global box office this weekend despite a very strong challenge from new film Midway which made its debut at number 2.
The box office figures for the latest Terminator movie have not been anywhere near what the film makers would have wanted, but the movie does manage a second weekend at the top of the global box office with $40.7 Million from 54 countries.
This pushes the films total global gross to $199.3 Million, and with the film loosing audiences around the world this will end up as the lowest grossing sequel of the Terminator series, and maybe mark the end.
Making its box office debut at number 2 is the Roland Emmerich directed World War II drama which narrowly misses out on the top spot with $39 Million from 21 countries.
The film has mixed reviews across the board and a short stay seems like especially as we his a very busy December with some big movie releases.
The DC Villain movie which has far passed all expectation is getting close to the magical $1 Billion mark at the global box office.
This weekend it is at number 3 and takes $29.5 Million from a still massively wide 80 countries which puts its total global gross at $984.6 Million, it will bet to $1 Billion by next weekend.
Disney's autumn sequel movie moves down to 4 with a slim drop and takes $27.9 Million for the weekend pushing its total gross to $430.3 Million.
The sequel to The Shining has not done as well as expected and this week falls to 5 with $27.1 Million from 69 countries pushing the total global gross to $34.1 Million.
5th November 2019
Director Todd Phillips movie Joker is proving that not all thing superhero has to be Disney as the movie spends a 5th weekend at the top, while the animated movie The Addams Family makes a very rare move on the chart and Doctor Sleep makes its debut lower than expected.
The Joaquin Phoenix starring movie spends a 5th weekend at the top of the box office, the most in 2019, with a weekend gross of £2.5 Million, yet again a very slim drop from the previous week.
Admittedly this is not the summer where weekend grosses are much higher but this is still an massive achievement and the film has been a monster hit for the DC Universe and Warner Bros.
The movies total gross in the UK is now £51.5 Million, it is the 4th highest grossing film of 2019 and is now the 35th highest grossing film ever.
After a fairly low debut of number 4 last weekend the animated film based on the 60's TV show makes the unprecedented move of not only going up the chart to number 2 but also taking more money than its debut.
It was a school holiday which will have helped the movie but a weekend gross of £2.2 Million is more than £100,000 more than last week.
The film has a total gross of £6.9 Million.
Interesting to note that over the week Monday - Sunday it actually beat Joker in week grosses by a slim margin.
Disneys sequel movie falls to 3 this weekend with £1.8 Million for a total gross of £11.6 Million after 3 weeks of release.
Highest new film of the week is the long awaited sequel to Stanley Kubrick's cult classic The shining.
The movie is also based on a Stephen King book and after much publicity the movie makes is debut at number 4 with a weekend gross of £1.4 Million.
A lot lower than expectation, and with Halloween well and truly out of the way, the film may struggle over the coming months, especially with some big movie due for release over the rest of November and December.
Hailed as a return to form for the Terminator franchise the movie has simply not ignited the box office and on its second weekend it falls to number 4 with a weekend gross of £1.2 Million.
This means that after 2 weeks the film has taken just £5.3 Million, which is lower than the previous movie, Terminator Genisys, by a couple of million.
The movie is also not performing as well as expected across the world, does this mean that the Terminator franchise is dead? This film reportedly cost over $200 Million to make, not including marketing cost, will the studio still want to make more movie when this one looks like it will loose money?
The British TV show movie is at number 15 this weekend and has spent 8 weeks on the box office, the longest, and has a total UK gross of £27.7 Million.
1st November 2019
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 1st November 2019, there are 4 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Joker from the top of the UK box office chart next week.
First up at cinemas this week is Doctor Sleep, a movie directed by Mike Flanagan who also directed Ouija: Origin Of Evil in 2016 which grossed £2.5 Million.
This is an adaptation to Stephen Kings novel and is the long awaited sequel to Stanley Kubrick's classic 1980 movie The Shining.
It stars Ewan McGregor who last starred in Christopher Robin (2018).
The film also stars Rebecca Ferguson who last appeared in Men In Black: International (2019).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Brittany Runs A Marathon.
This new movie stars Jillian Bell who's last film was Rough Night (2017)
It also stars Jennifer Dundas who appeared in The Post (2018).
The film is brought to us by new director Paul Downs Colaizzo.
Next up this week is Western Stars which is directed by Bruce Springsteen and Thom Zimny directing together.
It stars Bruce Springsteen who was last seen in Asbury Park: Riots, Redemption, Rock 'n' Roll which grossed £43,489.
Also this week there is Sorry We Missed You from director Ken Loach who also directed Riff Raff in 1991.
The film features Kris Hitchen and Debbie Honeywood in starring roles.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 7 new releases.