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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
Kenny Baker
R2-D2
Chewbacca
David Prowse
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
Joe Johnston
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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1978
 121 minutes (2 hrs 01 mins)
UK release date Released: 29th January 1978
 BBFC Age Rating:  U age rating
US release date Released: 25th May 1977
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UK total gross
£38,760,162
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Global total gross
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UK BBFC Certificate: U
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  •  United States
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 21

UK Box Office Chart History
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£7,630,224
£7,630,224
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£4,215,593
£11,845,817
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£2,329,057
£14,174,874
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£1,286,772
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£710,924
£16,172,570
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£392,776
£16,565,346
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£217,003
£16,782,349
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£119,891
£16,902,240
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£66,238
£16,968,478
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£36,596
£17,005,074
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£20,219
£17,025,293
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£11,171
£17,036,464
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£6,172
£17,042,636
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£3,410
£17,046,046
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£6,032,329
£23,078,375
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£5,219,454
£31,494,322
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£4,919,454
£36,413,776
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£1,019,454
£37,433,230
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£919,454
£38,352,684
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£400,003
£38,752,687
9
£7,475
£38,760,162
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In a bid to promote its new streaming platform Paramount+ the studio today has announced that selected movies will be put exclusively on the platform between 30 and 45 days after release.

Paramount Pictures

The new streaming platform is the latest home video on demand service to be launched alongside the likes of Disney+ from Disney which includes the likes of Pixar, Star Wars and marvel Cinematic Universe and HBO Max which is owned by Warner Bros.

During the last 12 months Disney and Warner Bros. have used their platforms to launch their titles that have had long delays, like Disney's Mulan, although often they have also given them a theatrical release in cities and countries where they are open, HBO Max has done it at no extra charge, Disney have charged a premium on top of the monthly fee.

A Quiet Place Part II

During a press conference today (February 24th 2021) ViacomCBS chief Bob Bakish, who own Paramount and Universal studios laid out the plans for the new service which will take over from CBS All Access and their other streaming platforms.

The upcoming Mission:Impossible 7 and A Quiet Place Part II, both of which have suffered delayed releases because of the pandemic, are two title the CEO named which will be on the platform 45 days after an exclusive theatrical window.

Universal were the company last year that upset the cinema chains in the US when they announced they would shorted the exclusive window from 90 days to 30 days, and in a controversial move they put Trolls World Tour directly to video on demand (VOD).

Cinemas in the UK are going to open on or around May 17th and in the US cinemas are opening in different states as and when they can, the industry needs a hit movie in order to get people back into cinemas.

Detective Cinamtown 3

In China last weekend the movie Detective Cinamtown 3 was released which took over $300 Million on its opening weekend and to date has taken over $600 Million, challenging Avengers: Engame as the top grossing movie of all time.

China seems to cherish its industry and is doing all it can to make it thrive, so why is the same not happening in Europe and America?

With the pandemic ending the UK box office for the second time take a look back at what films were making the headlines over the years.

A year ago (2020)

No. 1 and highest debut:
1917 starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay and directed by Sam Mendes

Longest run:
Frozen II which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker which had taken £54.9 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 movie:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £108.4 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Spectre which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
The Kings Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter and directed by Tom Hooper

Top total grossing and longest run:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 which had taken £50.6 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

No.1 movie:
King Kong which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Just Friends directed by Roger Kumble and starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart which entered the box office at number 3.

Longest run:
The Constant Gardener which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire which had taken £47.6 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No.1 movie:
Unbreakable which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee and starring Yun-Fat Chow and Michelle Yeoh which entered the box office at number 4.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £17 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Seven starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher

Top total grossing and longest run:
Goldeneye which had taken £17.2 Million over 7 weeks of release.

In a year which saw a worrying trend of movies not getting a theatrical release due to the global pandemic that hit the world in 2020 its unsure if the industry will recover as studios see big returns for movies on streaming services rather than box office returns.

The biggest grossing movie in the UK for the year is 1917 from director Sam Mandes which was released in January and has not been challenged all year as movies after March had no chance of making a substantial box office return.

The two movies which tried the most were Tenet released in August and did manage to become the 5th top movie of the year and Wonder Woman 1984 which although released in December, after many release changes, was hit by another UK lockdown which has massively impacted its box office potential.

Of the top 5 movies in the UK 2 of them were released in 2019 and 2 of them released in early 2020 with Tenet being the other.

onward

Worth of a mention is that apart from Tenet which is the top movie in the pandemic era sleeper hit After We Collided which was released in early September is the 20th top movie of the year with a total gross of £4 Million, a great achievement in the current market.

Also worthy of a mention is the success the Disney/Pixar movie Onward had at the box office, it was the top movie of the week in March when cinemas closed, then the movie continued to top the box office when cinemas re-opened in July despite already being available on Disney+, the movie is the 12 top movie of 2020 with £7.5 Million.

With a vaccine not hitting the UK in late 2020 the first part of 2021 might be slow for cinemas as well, but providing they can survive once we hit spring it is hopeful doors will start to open again and capacity can return to normal and the box office can start properly once more.

Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK for 2020.

1917

1917

Released in January of 2020 the single shot Oscar nominated movie took £43.7 Million by mid March when cinemas shut down.

The film took a total gross of £43.9 Million by the end of 2020 and is the top movie of the year.

Sonic The Hedgehog

After a troubled first showing of Sonic when the lead character was redesign at the request of the fans, the movie was delayed to mid February 2020 where it took just nuder five million pound on its opening weekend.

After a five week run the Jim Carey starring movie had taken £19 Million and then after cinemas re-opened it's total UK gross rose to £19.2 Million.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Released at the very end of 2019 the JJ Abrams directed, last of the Skywalker sega, took £29.4 Million during its release year.

The movie continued to pull in audiences on 2020 and took another £18.8 Million until the end of January.

Little Women~2019

Little Women

Released on the last weekend of 2019 where is took £3.5 Million the movie continued to do well into 2020 where it took an extra £17.5 Million until mid February.

Tenet

After getting its original release date moved to 28th August the movie was to be the saviour of cinema after 4 month of closures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Despite much criticism for Warner Bros. releasing the movie when not all cinemas had reopened and capacity was limited the movie spend 13 weeks on the chart taking £17.5 Million and scraped its way into the top 5 movies of 2020.

The US box office got off to a good start for the first quarter of the year by which time the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence movie Bad Boys For Life was the surprise top movie, then in March everything changed.

When the pandemic hit hard cinemas closed for 4 months and although there were weekly charts it was mainly from drive in theatres and studios started shifting release dates hoping things would get back to normal by the end of the year.

Tenet opened in August and it was considered Warner Bros. opened it too early and the movie despite taking $58 Million was considered a flop.

Tenet

Studios have moved their films around even more since cinemas started to re-open and have gone into 2021 or been moved to streaming, but Warner Bros. again have tested the water at the end of the year with Wonder Woman 1984 which got a release on Christams day 2020 at cinemas and on HBO Max.

Disney has bypassed cinema all together on 2 of their potential biggest movie with Mulan going direct to Disney+ (for a premium price) and the Pixar movie Soul released on Christmas Day.

As it stands the top 20 movies in the US took a reasonable $1.6 Billion but compared to 2019 the top 20 took $5.8 Billion.

Here is 5 top grossing movies at the US box office in 2020.

Bad Boys For Life

Starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence who return as the Miami cop duo in the third in the Bad Boys series.

bad Boys For Life

The movie was a surprise box office hit on its release on 17th January and took $204.5 Million at the US box office making the top movie of the year.

1917

Released on the 10th January (wide, it cam out in 2019 on limited to catch the Oscar deadline) the movie is based during World War one and is film as if it was a continuous single shot.

Despite not winning the best movie Oscar the film took $158 Million at the US box office and is the second best movie of 2020.

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The last movie in the Skywalker Saga was released in 2019 where it took $362.1 Million and was the 6th top movie.

Because of the pandemic the movie managed to be the 3rd best film of 2020 after taking $153 Million.

Sonic The Hedgehog

After going through a strange redesign for its main character Sonic when fan feedback was not too good about his look in the trailer the movie moved to February 14th release date.

The film was a surprise hit and took $146.2 Million at the US box office making it the 4th top movie of 2020.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel movie the 2017 smash hit Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was released in 2019 where it took $175.4 Million and was the 11th top film in that year.

In 2020 the movie took $142.5 Million and is the 5th top grossing of the year.

See the full US top 20 of 2020

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.