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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 5
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.
2nd August 2019
Last week saw The Lion King at the top of the UK box office, can any of this weeks new releases do enough to top the chart this weekend?
First up at cinemas this week is Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw, an Adventure directed by David Leitch who also directed Deadpool 2 in 2018 which grossed £32.5 Million.
Next on the new release schedule is The Angry Birds Movie 2, this new Comedy stars Awkwafina and Dove Cameron.
The film is brought to us by new director Thurop Van Orman.
Check back on Monday to see where these films end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases hitting cinemas.
27th March 2019
Captain Marvel managed to hold onto the top spot for a third consecutive weekend on the UK despite competition for horror movie Us which makes its box office debut at 2.
Holding on for a third week at the top is the Marvel super hero movie which this weekend take £3.4 million.
This pushes the films total UK gross to just under £30 million and is the top grossing film of the year so far in the UK.
Jordan Peele follows up his critically acclaimed Get Out with this much praised horror movie which makes its UK debut at number 2 with £2.7 million.
Get out debuted with £2.1 million and went on to make over £10 million in the UK so this has got off to a flying start for the director.
The British comedy falls to second place in its second weekend making just under a million pound over the weekend.
This pushes the films total Uk gross to £3.3 million after 10 days of release (not including previews).
The mind reading comedy falls to 4 and takes £515,410 this weekend pushing its UK total to £1.8 million.
The light hearted comedy from director Stephen Merchant takes £388,963 this weekend pushing its total gross to £5.2 million.
The Ralph Fiennes directed movie makes its UK debut at number 7 this week with £326,997.
Making its debut at number 10 this week is the Justin Baldoni directed romantic drama which takes £253,341.Note
This is the lowest UK box office combined gross since the end of August 2018, a period when the weather in the UK for extremely hot causing people to spend more time outside and away from the multiplexes.
21st March 2019
The British fishing based movie Fisherman's Friends makes a good new entry at number 2 but Captain MArvel is too strong on its second weekend of release and remains at the top.
The hit Marvel movie starring Brie Larson remains at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend taking £6.6 million.
This pushed the female led super hero movie to £23.6 million after 10 days in cinemas (including previews).
The British films directed by Chris Foggin enters the box office at number 2 this week with a debut gross of £1.2 million.
The film has got very good reviews across the board which could hold the film in good sted and see it a staple of the box office for the coming weeks.
The mind reading comedy starring Taraji P. Henson and Tracy Morgan enters the UK box office this week at 3 with a gross of £836,612.
Falling to number 4 this week the second brick movie takes £643,623 on its fourth weekend of release.
The film is taking a long slide down the chart and considering how its total gross of £17.5 million is far lower than the first film this will work in its favour.
Falling to number 5 this week is the Stephen Merchant directorial debut which has done quite well for itself and this weekend takes £632,598.
This pushes the films total UK gross to £4.6 million.
13th March 2019
As with any super hero film, especially from Marvel, Captain Marvel dominates the box office on its debut weekend of release with the highest debut for a new franchise in the 21 film franchise.
The first of this years Marvel films takes over at the top of the UK box office with ease this week and a £12.7 million debut weeeknd.
This is the 51st highest debut for a movie in the UK and is the already the 5th highest grossing film of 2019.
The last Marvel movie Avengers Infinity War went on to gross just why of £30 million, and with the sequel to that film just around the corner that could put this films total gross in the £25 million region.
Falling to number 2 this week the Stephen Merchant direct film takes £1.03 million on its follow up weekend pushing is 10 day cume to £3.6 million.
The follow up brick movie is having a harder time on the box office in comparison to its predecessor and this week takes £816,200 pushing its 5 week cume to £16.7 million.
The Mark Wahlberg starring film has done well in the UK and this week falls to 4 with £673,286 which pushes its 4 week cume to £9.05 million.
Finally in the top 5 the threequel dragon movie takes £655,248 on its 6th week of release taking its total UK gross to £18.09 million.
The film is still the highest grossing film released in the UK in 2019 although Mary Poppins Returns is the highest grossing film of the year so far despite its 2018 release date.Summary
In a week when there in a Marvel movie on the release schedule it will dominate and the top 5 this week has only 2 films grossing over a million pound which reflects that.
At number 14 this week is Bohemian Rhapsody which has now been around for an incredible 20 weeks and has taken £54.4 million.