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1917 No one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema.

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Y:2020
 119 minutes (1 hrs 59 mins)
UK release date Released: 10th January 2020
 BBFC Age Rating:  15 age rating
US release date Released: 10th January 2020
1917

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Starring

Actor
Character
Lance Corporal Blake
Lance Corporal Schofield
Daniel Mays
Sergeant Sanders
General Erinmore
Pip Carter
Lieutenant Gordon
Andy Apollo
Sergeant Miller
Paul Tinto
NCO Baker
Josef Davies
Private Stokes
Billy Postlethwaite
NCO Harvey
Gabriel Akuwudike
Private Buchanan
Andrew Scott
Lieutenant Leslie
Spike Leighton
Private Kilgour
Robert Maaser
German Pilot
Gerran Howell
Private Parry
Adam Hugill
Private Atkins
Captain Smith
Richard McCabe
Colonel Collins
Benjamin Adams
Sergeant Harrop
Anson Boon
Private Cooke
Kenny Fullwood
Private Rossi
Private Butler
Nabhaan Rizwan
Sepoy Jondalar
Ryan Nolan
Private Malky
Elliot Baxter
Private Singer
Bogdan Kumsackij
German Sniper
Kye Mckee
German Soldier
Claire Duburcq
Lauri
Ivy-l Macnamara
French Baby
Merlin Leonhardt
Soldat Muller
Taddeo Kufus
Soldat Baumer
Jos Slovick
Wayfaring Stranger Soldier
Luke Hornsby
Private Pinewood
Jack Shalloo
Private Seymour
Elliot Edusah
Private Grey
Chris Walley
Private Bullen
Joe Mendes
Private Willock
Jacob James Beswick
Lance Corporal Duff
Michael Jibson
Lieutenant Hutton
Ian Wilson
Sergeant Wright
Bradley Connor
Sergeant Gardner
Justin Edwards
Captain Ivins
John Hollingworth
Sergeant Guthrie
Jamie Parker
Lieutenant Richards
Daniel Attwell
Captain Sandbach
Samson Cox-Vinell
Orderly Dixon
Jonny Lavelle
Orderly Byrne
Michael Rouse
Captain Rylands
Colonel MacKenzie
Adrian Scarborough
Major Hepburn
Richard Dempsey
Mackenzie Officer
Phil Cheadle
Mackenzie Officer
Jonah Russell
Captain Morahan
Richard Madden
Lieutenant Joseph Blake
Charles Alexandre
British soldier
Spencer Allum
Soldier
Kaine Applegate
British Soldier
Anj Avraam
British soldier
Owun Birkett
Royal Engineer
Fabio Bocca
British Soldier
Jake Burnside
British Soldier
Harrison Cope
British Soldier
Richard Curtis
British Soldier
Tom Dunham
British Soldier
Kieran Geary
British Soldier
Joseph Aston Grant
British Soldier
Scott Harrington
Devon Soldier
Sammy John Heaney
British Soldier
Mikel Iriarte
British Soldier
Robin Lee
Captain
Teresa Mahoney
Lt. and Pte. Blake's Mother
Ibrahim Majid
British Soldier
Ketan Majmudar
Sikh Soldier
Charlie McLeod
British Soldier
Joseph Mills
Medical Officer 2
Michael Mortimer
British Soldier
Callum Needham
Lance Corporal
Mark Oldridge
British Soldier
Richard Price
British Soldier
Jon Ramsbottom
British Soldier
Mark Schneider
British Soldier
Will Sharp
British Soldier
Daniel Smales
Soilder
Richard Townsley
British Surgeon
James Troake
British Soldier
Josh Turner
Lance Corporal
Patrick Walsh
British Soldier
James Willmott
British Soldier
Fraser Young
Devon Soldier
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26th April 2020
I'm not a huge fan of war movies, but I think "1917" is a masterpiece. It should have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
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25th April 2020
One of if not the best film of the year. The single shot film works well immersing the viewer in the movie, and you live the journey as well
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£57,410,866
25
1917
26

US total gross
$159,227,644
323
1917

Global total gross
$379,411,519
319
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 15
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 13

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£7,446,302
£7,446,302
1▲▼
£6,190,049
£18,439,267
1▲▼
£4,518,270
£26,297,179
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£2,798,457
£31,404,434
3
£2,271,528
£35,888,252
4
£1,950,909
£39,229,416
6
£1,083,286
£41,616,330
7
£608,202
£42,847,234
11
£247,291
£43,436,453
13
£108,947
£43,707,991
9
£27,000
£43,734,991
5
£12,744
£43,788,801
1
£107
£57,410,866
Other Box Office History
10 July 2020
£6,484
17 July 2020
£4,949
24 July 2020
£5,250
31 July 2020
£2,170
7 August 2020
£5,847
14 August 2020
£1,056
21 August 2020
£2,143
28 August 2020
£3,206
18 September 2020
£1,858
Box Office Gross Flow
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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.

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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.

The UK box office figures are back on hold again as the UK experiences another lockdown and cinemas across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales close.

Two cinemas remained open Broadway and Palace on the Isle Of man and The Mallard Cinema in the Channel Islands, both run under different rules.

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These cinemas showed the latest hit movies including Wonder Woman 1984 as well as older hits like 1917.

The lockdown is due to end on 15th February but the UK government has said it could go on longer.

With a COVOD-19 vaccine rapidly starting to be administered across the country it is hoped that this could be the last lockdown and then perhaps the UK box office can start to return to normal.

With the 2020 box office collapsing in March due to the global pandemic the Chinese market was the first an quickest to recover and it dominated the global scene over the whole year.

The top grossing movie of the year was The Eight Hundred wich was released in August and did big business in China.

The Eight Hundred

Chinese films accounted for 6 of the top 20 movies of the year and 7 of the movie were released in 2019 with a holdover in 2020.

Tenet which was the first big movie released during the pandemic made it into the top 5 movies of the year despite being considered a flop.

Many movies have had there releases moved to 2021 and cinemas did not have the massive tentpole pictures that would have pulled in over a Billion dollars in revenue, in fact its the first time in over a decade there has been no movie taking over $1 Billion.

Here are the top 5 movies by gross across the globe in 2020.

The Eight Hundred

A massive hit in China the action war epic is directed by Hu Guan and took $161 Million on its full opening weekend.

Over its full global release the movie took $441.8 Million making the top grossing global movie of the year.

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life

After a lengthy gap Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-teamed as the Miami cops and the movie was a global smash.

Released at the start of the year its release just missed the cinemas closures due to COVID-19 and took $418.2 Million.

1917

Sam Mendes released his Oscar nominated was movie in America in late 2019 but got its global release in early 2020 and its the 3rd top movie of 2020 with $375.4 Million.

My People, My Homeland

Directed by 7 of Chinas top directors this anthology movie took $101 Million durings its Chinese opening.

Globally the movie is the 4th highest grossing of the year with $371.1 Million.

Tenet

Tenet

In America this movie was moved to an August release with studios hoping that cinemas would have re-opened after 4 months of closures, but the global pandemic had other ideas and although countries has started to re-opened cinemas had limited capacity.

The movie did relatively well in global cinemas but with mixed reviews it was not the film Warner Bros. had hoped, but a top five of the year is not bad with a gross of $362.6.

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.

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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

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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