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Highest chart position: 3
Weeks on box office: 7
29th December 2020
It's the last chart of 2020 and after many delays this year Wonder Woman 1984 makes its debut in cinemas and tops the US box office.
Also making high debuts over the festive holiday are Tom Hanks in News Of The World and Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, both films are getting Oscar attention.
Further down the box office a new live action Pinocchio (not Disney) enters at 7.
US box office Quickview
This weeks top 5 US box office breakdown 25th - 27th December 2020.
After being delayed a number of times due to cinema closures forced on by the COVID-19 pandemic the Wonder Woman sequel directed by Patty Jenkins finally got a release in cinemas on Christmas day, it also got a release on HBO Max the same day.
With this in mind the movie has turned into a success and with a total opening weekend of $16.7 Million it is the bigest opening since cinemas closed.
The future then looks good for the superhero movie, and with only 10% of US homes having HBO Max for many it might be the only way to watch the film.
Tom Hanks stars in the new movie from director Paul Greengrass which this week makes its debut at number 2 with $2.4 Million.
Unlike the Wonder Woman movie it is only available to see in cinemas and most like will be for the next few weeks.
The animated sequel falls to number 2 this week with a weekend gross of $1.7 Million, 14% down from last week.
This puts the movies total gross at $30 Million after 5 weeks of release and is the second best movie during the pandemic.
After making its debut at the top of the box office last weekend the Paul W.S. Anderson directed movie fallt hard to number 4 this weekend with $1.12 Million, 49% down from last week.
The movie has taken $4.21 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Finally on the top 5 is director Emerald Fennell new movie which stars Carey Mulligan in what is being touted as an Oscar worthy performance.
The film took $680,000 on its debut week of release and entered at number 5.
8th September 2020
As is well documents the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on the world has been the story of the summer, and in fact the year, and it has had the biggest impact on the box office ever.
Cinemas across the globe started closing down in the middle of March and didn't open again in the UK until early July, so the summer box office period of May till early September has been greatly effected.
Most of the Spring and Summer potential blockbusters got their release dates moved, at least once, including Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Tenet and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and some of them got a direct to VOD release, including Mulan!
Tenet did finally get a cinema release at the tale end of August and was just about the biggest film of the summer and when the movie theatres finally opened the box office continued where it left off with the Pixar movie Onward still at the top.
What you will also see in the list of top 10 movies for the summer is evidence that movie theatres used old catalogue titles to try and entice movie goers back hence Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing showing up.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 film of the summer box office 2020.
Christopher Nolan potential big summer blockbuster had its difficulties on its way to the box office but it finally got a release on 28th August and was hailed as the saviour of the cinema.
The movie had a good start to its box office career and took £5.3 Million on its debut and took £10 Million over the Summer period.
In comparison the top film of summer 2019 was the The Lion King remake which took over £71 Million.
Disney's Pixar movie Onward was the top film on weekend of 13th March when cinemas closed and when they came back it was still the top movie, it has remained in the top 3 for every UK box office since.
Over the summer the movie took was has tuned out to be quite an impressive £1.6 Million.
After the top 2 potential blockbusters we start to get movies which would not have been big movies, but due to the lack of big blockbusters they got a lot of exposure, maybe still not taking as much as they would have done but having good box office runs.
This Russell Crowe movie was the first new movie to get released after the closures and benefitted from that, it has a big star name and got a decent amount of hype and exposure.
The movie took £1.4 Million over the summer period.
Another movie which has had a decent box office run that would not have without the lack of blockbusters is director Alexs Stadermann likeable animation which took just over a Million pound over the summer.
Perhaps the most controversial movie of the summer, the sequel movie was at the start of the summer the biggest movie to go direct to VOD that would have had a good box office run.
The cinema chains, especially the American company AMC which owns the ODEON chain in the UK objected to this move, this was at a time when the world didn't know how long the closures would last.
Despite the release onto VOD the movie still took a very respectable £745K at the UK box office, this is no where near tens of million it has taken on digital.
1st September 2020
The saviour of cinema has finally ben released after a couple of delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic closure, and its the first movie since mid-March to gross over a million pound in a weekend.
There is much debate as to weather the movie is the saviour of cinema, and a single big release wont stop many of the cinemas around the UK from sadly closing down, especially as movie theatres can only hace about 25% capacity at the moment.
But it is a start, and it seems despite the social distancing and mask wearing being mandatory until you sit down it good to see a start to the recovery, and with more big movies coming in the following weeks, save from a spike in the pandemic cinema is back.
Its nice to see that in the 9 weeks since cinemas re-opened the total top 15 movies have gone up almost every weekend with last week hitting just under a million pound, this weeks total is £6.1 Million.
Here is the top 5 movies at the UK box office weekend 28th - 31st August 2020.
We waited a long time for this and its finally here, Christopher Nolans mind bending movie makes its debut at the top of the box office with £5.3 Million (including previews).
The movie should hang around on the box office for a while, altohugh a move to VOD quite quick could be on the charts, competition in the coming weeks are Mulan, which is getting a Disney+ release simultaneously, The New Mutants this weekend Bill & Ted Face The Music which has just been brought forward to 16th September and No Time To Die in mid November.
The movie takes an incredible 87% of this weeks total box office taking.
Pixar's movie which just wont go away is again at number 2 this weekend with a gross of £185K which gives the movie a total UK box office gross of £6.6 Million after 12 weeks on the chart.
Alexs Stadermann's animated tale of werewolves goes back up a place this week to number 3 with £140K giving the movie a £828.6K after 5 weeks of release.
Is this Russell Crowe movie the real saviour of cinema, it was the first 'major' release after the closures!
This week the movie takes £112.4K as it fall from the top to number 4, this gives the film a £1.2 Million total gross after 5 weeks of release.
Director Matteo Garrone's adaptation of the classic story is at number 5 this week with £94.8K taking its total gross to £556.7K after 3 weeks on the chart.
18th August 2020
With Christopher Nolans new film Tenet getting a cinema release in the coming weeks one of his greatest movies gets a re-release on its 10th anniversary and hits the top spot.
Elsewhere on the box office a live action version of Pinocchio from Italy is the top new movie of the weekend while the critically acclaimed Babyteeth is new at number 8.
Things are getting better in the Uk as box office takings this week for the top 15 movies are nearly £900K, that more than doubles last weeks takings.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies in the UK 14th - 16th August 2020.
Is it really 10 years since this film hit Uk cinemas, it would seem that way and the movie gets a re-release to celebrate, and in the current post COVID-19 market it take the top spot.
The movie takes £207.6K on its new debut which gives it a £35 Million total gross since its 2010 release and 12 weeks total on the box office.
Last weeks top film falls to number 2 this week as Russell Crowe continues his rage which takes £136.3K over the weekend.
After a couple of weeks at the top this is the movies third weekend on the chart and the movie has taken £675.9K to date.
Making its debut at number 3 is this Italian retelling on the classic story best known by the Disney version from 1940.
This version is directed by Matteo Garrone and takes £108.6K on its debut weekend.
Pixars latest hit is at number 4 this weekend and has been the most consistent movie on the box office over the last 6 months.
This week the Dan Scanlon directed feature takes £92K which pushes its total UK gross to £6 Million after 10 weeks on the box office, all of them inside the top 5.
Three weeks on the chart and the Alexs Stadermann animated comedy is at number 5 with £83.9L=K taking its UK total to £278.2K.
14th August 2020
At the UK box office this weekend, Friday, 14th August 2020, there are 3 new releases looking to take your attention at the local multiplex and knock Unhinged from the top of the UK box office.
First up at cinemas this week is Babyteeth,
Next on this weeks new release schedule is Pinocchio.
Next up this week is Spree
Check back on Monday to see if these new releases enter the UK Weekend Box Office Chart.