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Highest chart position: 2
Weeks on box office: 6
16th July 2020
The British Board Of Film Certification has released its 2019 annual report which among other many other things talks about the movies which has the most complaints about their certificates.
Here is the top 5 films which got the most complains, its interesting to see that in the UK most complaints are based around violence in movies.
The Todd Phillips directed critically praised movie starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role which also won him the best actor Oscar got 20 complaints.
The movie was given a 15 certificate and according to the BBFC most of the commnets were for the violence and tone, with a small number of people asking for the movie to be banned outright.
Another critical darling and Oscar winning movie most notably for Olivia Colman in the lead role and was given a 15 age rating.
The movie got 12 complaints mainly for the strong language and sex references and acts, although as the BBFC notes most of this is done in a comic association.
Given a 15 certificate the Keanu Reeves movie is a full on tour de force and the 9 complains were about the level of the blood violence.
Interesting the BBFC notes 'Our research shows that violence that is perceived to be 'real' registers more strongly with viewers than violence that is clearly stylised or fantastical.'
Robert Rodriguez directed this critically acclaimed comic book adaptation which was given a 12A age rating on release, the movie got 5 complaints for its strong language and violence.
The British made movie which starred Dwayne Johnsson and was directed by Stephen Merchant for 5 complaints about the movies language and sex references.
Of interest is the Transformers spin off movie Bumblebee which was submitted to the BBFC in 2 different edits, one was passed 12A and the other PG, only the PG version was shown in cinemas and the film still got 4 complaints about the violence although its purely fantastical robots that are creating the violence and no humans are ever involved.
The report is a fascinating read and can be downloaded here.
21st January 2019
All change again at the top of the global box office with M. Night Shyamalan new film Glass taking over from Aquaman, there were no other new film on the top 10.
M. Night Shyamalan brings his blend of mystery and story twists to his latest film which this week takes over at the top of the global box office.
The film which stars Samual L. Jackson, Bruce Willis and James McAvoy takes $90 million from 56 counties on its debut weekend.
Still doing well on a global level is the Transformers movie which this week is at 2 and takes $25 million from 65 countries to bring its total global gross to $412.3 million.
Falling from the top spot this week after celebrating the $1 billion goal the DC movie takes $24.6 million from 80 countries which boosts its total to an amazing $1.06 billion.
After an impressive debut last week the Kevin Hart comedy/Drama is at 4 this week taking $17.7 million from 44 countries which boosts its total global gross to $48 million.
Finishing off the top 5 this week is the horror film Escape room which is still showing in 17 countries and take $14.7 million for a $53 total gross.
15th January 2019
Stan And Ollie knocks Mary Poppins Returns off the top spot on its debut weekend of release and Oscar potential The Favourite is still riding high after initial award season glory.
With glowing reviews coming in last week the bio-pic of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy hits the top spot on its debut weekend giving the country some relief from the Superhero movies and special effects extravaganzas of recent weeks.
The film starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly get a UK debut weekend gross of £2.5 million.
The period drama starring Olivia Coleman gets a good start to the awards season which helps boosts the film by 9% over last weekend and keeps it at 2.
A second weekend gross of £2.3 million only just keeps it from the top although it is the biggest grossing film over the Monday - Sunday frame, its total gross is now £8.3 million.
The family favourite falls to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top with a gross of £2.2 million which boosts its total UK gross to £38.2 million after 4 weeks, its currently the top UK film of 2019.
As the DC Universe film says hello to the global $1 Billion club it falls to number 4 in the UK with £1.2 million for a UK gross of £20.2 million.
The transformers movie takes £1.014 million this week for a £10.7 million total UK gross.
The film is still pulling in the audiences in the UK and this week takes £1.012 million for a total of £49.9 million, it will pass £50 million in the coming days.
In a rare move the top 6 films in the UK all grossed over £1 million this weekend.
The Keira Knightley starring film is the second highest new film of the week with £788,432 on its debut weekend.
15th January 2019
A milestone was reached on the global box office this week and DC's Aquaman reaches the $i Billion mark for Warner Bros. and goes back to the top.
The DC Universe film goes back to the top of the global box office this week under much hype that the film has passed the $1 Billion mark.
This also means that for director James Wan he joins James Cameron as the only directors to have $1 Billion films that are not from the same franchise, a bigger feat than initially seems.
The superhero movie this week takes $45 million from a massive 80 countries which boosts the total global gross to $1.02 Billion.
Falling from the top spot this week the Transformers movie takes $42 million from 65 countries to push its total gross to $364.7 million.
The film has performed well outside America and een this week only just misses out on the top spot, the good reviews and breath of fresh air from a new director on the series has helped the flagging robot franchise.
The comedy drama is the top new film of the week, hitting number 1 in the US, the film takes $20.8 million from 18 countries.
For Nicole Kidman who has a starring role in this film its good news as she is also at the top of the global box office with a pivotal role in Aquaman.
The manga cartoon hits 17 countries this week and goes to number 4 with a global weekend gross of $20.3 million, this pushed to films total gross to $54.3 million.
The hit animated superhero movie is at 5 this week and takes $18.4 million from 66 countries to push its total to $302.3 million.
9th January 2019
Despite a challenge from new film and Oscar potential The Favourite, Mary Poppins Returns remains at he top for a third weekend in a row.
The Disney sequel is performing far better in the UK than in many other places in the world and this week manages a third week at the top.
A £4.4 million weekend pushed the films total UK gross to £34.2 million.
What has become the hot favourite for Oscar glory come February enters the UK box office at number 2 with a debut gross of £3.9 million.
The film may have missed out on the weeks top spot but with much attention in the press don't be surprised if the Olivia Coleman starring film tops the box office sometime in the coming weeks.
The DC Universe film has had a good run across the globe but falls to number 3 this week on the UK box office.
A £1.8 million weekend take gives the film a UK total gross of £18.2 million.
André Rieu's now annual concert during Christmas and New Year gets a cinema release through Event Cinema this week and earns a itself a new entry at 4 with a debut gross of £1.74 million.
The Transformers movie halls to 5 this week with a £1.73 million weekend boosting the films total to £9.1 million.