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Elf General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

BBFC

Y:2003
 97 minutes (1 hrs 37 mins)
UK release date Released: 28th November 2003
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date Released: 7th November 2003
Elf

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Starring

Actor
Character
Mary Steenburgen
Emily
Edward Asner
Santa
Bob Newhart
Papa Elf
Daniel Tay
Michael
Faizon Love
Gimbel's Manager
Peter Dinklage
Miles Finch
Amy Sedaris
Deb
Michael Lerner
Fulton
Andy Richter
Morris
Kyle Gass
Eugene
Artie Lange
Gimbel's Santa
Leon Redbone
Leon the Snowman
Ray Harryhausen
Polar Bear Cub
Claire Lautier
NY 1 Reporter
Ted Friend
NY 1 Anchor
Patrick Ferrell
Security Guard
Patrick McCartney
Security Guard
Jon Favreau
Doctor
Lydia Lawson-Baird
Carolyn
Brenda McDonald
Nun
Annie Brebner
Elf Student
Luke Pohl
Elf Student
Meghan Black
Elf
Patrick Baynham
Elf
Michael Roberds
Disgruntled Cobbler Elf
Peter A. Hulne
Elf Twin
Patrick Hulne
Elf Twin
Richard Side
Elf Teacher
David Avalon
Pom Pom
Kristian Ayre
Foom Foom
Lorin Heath
Perfume Clerk
Dillard Brinson
Printer
Brad Turner
Office Co-Worker
David Berenbaum
Office Co-Worker
Brenda Crichlow
Office Co-Worker
Oscar Goncalves
Francisco
Mary Black
Nurse
Murray Jack
Man in Elevator
Mark Acheson
Mailroom Guy
Robin Mossley
Chuck
Paul Schofield
Kid with Santa
Matt Walsh
Himself
Will McCormack
Witness
Gus Michael
Witness
Alexandra Michael
Child
Terry J. Scarlatos
Police Officer
Jonathan Bruce
Biker
Akeem A. Smith
School Kid
Michael Christopher Fischetti
School Kid
Jane Bradbury
Susan Welles
Peter Billingsley
Ming Ming
Craig Castaldo
Radioman
Natasha Denis
Gimbels Elf
Graeme Duffy
Orange Elf
Maurice LaMarche
Buddy's Belch
Rachel Lana Li
Child
Dal McKennon
Jack in the Box - Laugh
Nance Nickels
Extra in crowd
Albert Precourt
Passerby
Reginald Colin Rowley
Santa's Elf
Jamie Vergan
Ice skater
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£17,188,662
336
Elf
337

US total gross
$176,605,408
261
Elf

Global total gross
$223,828,736
695
Elf
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 17

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
2N
£4,538,440
£4,538,440
2▲▼
£2,318,282
£7,634,506
2▲▼
£1,855,471
£10,124,990
2▲▼
£1,388,207
£12,214,600
5
£542,274
£14,369,541
7
£578,001
£15,834,316
10
£174,296
£16,263,471
14
£81,339
£16,518,290
9
£148,489
£16,666,779
12
£81,918
£16,787,936
11
£44,107
£16,888,046
14
£650
£16,955,177
6
£1,426
£16,956,697
1
£48,244
£17,004,941
1▲▼
£98,157
£17,103,098
2
£83,623
£17,186,721
6
£1,941
£17,188,662
Box Office Gross Flow
£
4.5M
2.3M
1.9M
1.4M
542.3K
578K
174.3K
148.5K

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2003

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2003

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2003

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2003

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2004

6th Dec
2019

The Russo Brothers who directed the last 2 Marvel Avengers movies, the second of which is the top grossing movie of all time, have teamed up with Spider-man Actor Tom Holland for their new movie Cherry.

The story centres around a war veteran who is struggling to re-establish himself into society and starts robbing banks.

A hard hitting drama the trailer looks at the romance in the story before then hitting you with the horrors of war and the reality of coming home after seeing things you never dreamed of.

Along side Holland is Ciara Bravo who is the love interest in a movie which is far removed from the Marvel Universe for both Holland and The Russo Brothers.

The movie gets a March 12th release on Apple TV.

The top 15 movies in the UK this week failed to take over £100,000 as much of the UK is experiencing new lockdowns and many cinemas will have been closed on Friday, Christmas Day.

Wonder Woman 1984 retained its position at the top of the box office with ease and is responsible for 77% of this weeks box office total takings and as there were no new releases we have a fairly static top 5.

Worthy of note this week is that the number 15 movie, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together, only took £548 and the movie with the lowest weekly from was Peter Duncan Presents Jack And The Beanstalk which dropped 60% from last weekend.

UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2nd week)
  • Highest debut - The Greatest Showman (Re-entered at 4)
  • Longest run - Honest Thief (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Wonder Woman 1984 (£1,377,049)

Uk box office top 5 breakdown weekend 25th - 27th December 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

After its vaguely successful debut last weekend the Wonder Woman sequel once again directed by Patty Jenkins stays at the top of the UK box office but with a 91% drop from last weekend giving it weekend gross of £72,674.

The movie starring Gal Gadot as the superhero has now taken £1.3 Million at the UK box office.

Home Alone

With Elf taking a tumble down the box office to number 6 the Christmas favourite from 1990 jumps up to number 2 this week with £3,840, a 93% drop from last week.

Since the movie came out in December 1990, 30 years ago, it has grossed £9.7 Million.

Come Away

Entering the chart at 4 on its debut last weekend the Brenda Chapman fantasy drama jumps to number 3 this week with £3,245, 92% down from last week, for a total gross of £77,362.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Three years after Hugh Jackmans song and dance spectacular surprised the box office the 2017 movie gets another release and re-enters the box office at 4 this week with £3,231 giving the film total gross a boost to £49.6 Million.

Superintelligence

Ben Falcone directs his wife Mellisa McCarthy in this comedy which jumps to number 5 this week with £2,254, 88% down from last weekend, giving the films a total gross of £142,455 after 3 weeks.

The tough year for cinemas across the UK continues but once again Warner Bros. release a major blockbuster in this market, this time the DC Universe movie Wonder Woman 1984, which after may delays in 2020 makes its debut at the top.

Also new inside the top 5 is Come Away which makes its debut at number 4 and then dropping outside the top 10 there is the cinematic showing of The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet 2020 at 13 and perhaps a little disappointing the Diane Lane and Kevin Costner US hit Let Him Go at 15.

The top 15 movies is totally dominated once again by Christmas catalogue films which makes up 51% of this week chart.

UK box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Wonder Woman 1984 (@1)
  • Longest run - Two By Two: Overboard! (9 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Two By Two: Overboard! (£1,071,693)*
  • *Not including re-release catalogue movies

Here is the top 5 box office movie breakdown 18th - 20th December 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

Warner Bros. have released 2 potential blockbusters during the pandemic, Tenet back in August which was supposed to re-invigorate the box office and now this DC Universe movie, no other studio has done this, and looking at the box office tickets you can perhaps see why!

The Wonder Woman sequel opens in the UK during a very difficult time for cinemas as a majority of the country is in a forces lockdown, and cinemas that are open can only fill to about 25% because of the pandemic which is just getting worse.

The movie opens to a weekend box office of £846,435 (since its Wednesday openeing) although this is 70% of the total weekend marketplace.

The movie gets a VOD release in the UK mid January.

Elf

Last weeks number 1 movie falls to number 2 this week with £83,623, a 15% drop from last weekend giving the movie a total gross since release of £17 Million.

Home Alone

Another Christmas classic and for number 1 falls to 3 this weekend with £56,261, a 36% drop over last weekend, which gives the film a nearly £10 Million total since its 1990 release.

Come Away

Come Away

Second highest debut of the weekend is at 4, this Brenda Chapman directed drama about some siblings falling into a world of fantasy and imagination after a family tragedy takes £42,834 on its first weekend.

Love Actually

Finishing off the top 5 is the british Christmas classic from write director Richard Curtis which takes £20,430 over the weekend, 52% down from last weekend, its total is now £36.9 Million since its 2003 release.

With new blockbuster potential movies few and far between at the moment its good to see once blockbuster take over from another as Monster Hunter tops the US box office on its debut.

The special effects extravaganza takes over at the top on its debut meaning its the highest new movie of the week the only other new entry is Fatale at number 3.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Monster Hunter (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Monster Huner (@1)
  • Longest run - Tenet (16 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,895,000)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

Monster Hunter~2020

Director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the video game genre, with the same star as the Resident Evil series Milla Jovovich for this adaptation which makes its debut on the US box office at number 1 with $2.2 Million.

This is the second movie in succession to top the box office with over $2 Million in the age of COVID-19, and with Wonder Woman 1984 released this coming Friday we could get 3.

The Croods: a New Age

Falling to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top is the animated tale of the prehistoric family which takes $2 Million over the weekend, 34% down from last weekend and just shy of the number 1 spot gross.

The movie is on its fourth weekend of release and has taken a very good $27 Million.

Fatale

Fatale

Second highest new release of the weekend comes in with little hype as director Deon Taylor takes his new film to number 3 with $925,000 on its debut.

Elf

Still spreading holiday cheer is the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell which takes $365,000 over the weekend, only 9% down from last weekend.

The movies has taken $176.5 Million since its release in December 2003.

Half Brothers

Director Luke Greenfield's Mexican movie falls from second place to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $260,000, 47% down from last weekend.

The movie has done amazingly well for a film with little hype and after 4 weeks of release has taken $1.8 Million at the US box office.

Released in the UK this weekend, Friday, 18th December 2020, there are 5 new releases looking to take your attention and where available get you into your local cinema to try and knock Elf from the top of the UK box office.

Wonder Woman 1984

  • The movie is directed by Patty Jenkins
  • Patty Jenkins also directed Wonder Woman in 2017 which grossed £22.2 Million in the UK and grossed $821.8 Million globally.
  • It stars Gal Gadot who last starred in Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).
  • The film also stars Chris Pine who last appeared in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Gal Gadot and Chris Pine appeared in Wonder Woman (2017) together.

Arkansas

Arkansas
  • This new release stars Liam Hemsworth who's last film was Isn't It Romantic (2019)
  • It also stars Jacob Zachar who appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Clark Duke.

The Racer

  • The movie is directed by Kieron J. Walsh who directed When Brendan Met Trudy in 2001.
  • It stars Louis Talpe and Matteo Simoni.

Let Him Go

  • Also this week there is Let Him Go from director Thomas Bezucha who also directed Monte Carlo in 2011.
  • The film features Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in starring roles.

Come Away

  • The long list of new releases continues with Come Away which is directed by Brenda Chapman which is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Carter Thomas.

Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there are 4 new movies

  • The Midnight Sky, Wednesday, 23rd December
  • Soul, Friday, 25th December
  • One Night In Miami, Saturday, 26th December
  • Blithe Spirit, Saturday, 26th December