2014 > Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family > The Nut Job
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Highest chart position: 6
Weeks on box office: 5
Highest US chart position:
UK gross: £3,813,224
US gross: $64,251,541
UK gross: £1,107,236
Global gross: $197,800,000
16th August 2017
Christopher Nolan's War epic Dunkirk makes it an incredible 4 weeks at the top of the UK charts leaving Annabelle Creation to make its debut at number 2.
With a less than 50% drop in weekend grosses to £2.6 million Dunkirk has had an incredible journey so far at the box office, especially as the big money was on Annabelle taking the top spot this week.
This has brought the war dramas total gross in the UK to £ 44.7 million and it is now easily the second top grossing film of 2017, it won't get to the top as Beauty and The Beast is on £77.3 million.
The sequel and spin off series Annabelle Creation makes its debut at number 2, the film is a sequel to Annabelle but is part of the Conjuring series of films.
The aggressive marketing push has given the film a £1.9 million opening weekend, this is almost identical to the original film which went on to gross £7 million in the UK.
Also new this week is Atomic Blonde at number 3 with £8 million and The Nut Job 2 Nutty by Nature at number 10 with just over £354 thousand.
Longest run on the box office is Baby Driver which has been around for 7 weeks now while the top grossing film this week is Dunkirk.
A year ago
Suicide Squad remained at the top for a second weekend while the top new film was Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates right down at 5.
Five years ago
Ted stayed at the top of the box office while the top new film was Step Up 4 Miami Heat which was new at 3.
Ten years ago
Rush Hour 3 was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1, it knocked The Simpsons Movie down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago
Men in Black II remained at the top for a second weekend with the top new film Eight Legged Freaks making its debut at 3.
Twenty years ago
Men In Black was the top film again while the top new film was Grosse Point Blank at number 4.
Twenty five years ago
Far and Away remained the top film for a second, there were no new films this week twenty five years ago!
14th August 2017
This weekend at the US box office prequel movie Annabelle Creation makes its debut at the top of the box office leaving last weeks top film The Dark Tower to drop down to 4th.
Released in a similar time frame to last years horror movie The Conjuring 2, Annabelle Creation makes its debut with a very good $35 million.
It would seem audiences love a bit of a scare in the late summer nights and studios and happy to deliver this early Halloween treat.
The Dark Tower, which didn’t have a good start last weekend falls hard this weekend with a 60% drop to $7.8 million.
This brings the films total gross to just $34 million after 2 weekends of play and the future of the new franchise looks in doubt.
Also new this week is The Nut Job 2 Nutty By Nature which lands at 3 with $8.9 milllion and The Glass Castle at number 9 with $$4.8 million.
16th December 2014
With no big new releases this week the video chart is left to the mercy of the ver present Frozen which duly goes back to the top of the video chart, in it's 36th week.
Last week top film, The Inbetweeners 2, falls just a single place to 2 this week after just 1 week at the top.
Highest new film of the week as it 3, The Expendables 3, starring a whole host of movie tough guys including Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The Expendables 3 was release in UK cinemas on 15th August where it debuted at number 3. It had a short UK box office run of just 3 weeks.
During that time it grossed £3.7 million never climbing highest than 3. It is by far the lowest grossing of the franchise to date.
Other new film this week are: One Direction Where We Are at 15 and The Nut Job at 17
6th August 2014
At the UK box office over the weekend there was no doubt which film was going to be the biggest, and in the process a new franchise is born in the superhero stable.
The Marvel/Disney stable bring another franchise to the big screen in the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy, and unlike their Avengers counterparts these are a bunch of misfits.
Guardians took a very respectable £6.3 million to make number 1, comparing Guardians to Avenger (called Avengers Assemble in the UK) that film released in 2012 had a £15.7 million opening, nearly double that of Guardians.
Although Avengers was not a sequel as such it did have a number of high grossing companion films before it including Iron Man and Thor.
Last weeks top film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, falls a single place to 2 this week after 3 weeks of release, its total gross is £23.4 million.
Also worth a mention this week; Secret Cinema are showing a months worth of Back to the Future screening in surroundings based on the films Hill Valley, this took the nearly 30 year old film back to number 7 this week.
Also new is
The Nut Job at 6
This time last year The Smurfs 2 hit the top of the box office on it's debut knocking The Wolverine to number 4.
Five years ago Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was still at the top keeping the highest new entry at 2, G-Force.
Ten years ago King Arthur took the top spot on it's debut which left Spider-Man 2 to tumble to second place.
Fifteen years ago Mike Myers stared in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me which knocked Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace into second place.
Twenty years ago in the month of August Jim Carey was on a wave after Ace Ventura and The Mask was sitting as the top film of the month.
Twenty Five years ago Lethal Weapon 2 was the biggest film of August.
1st August 2014
With one massive new release this week there is little else to talk about but the kids during their catered for as well.
Guardians of the Galaxy, the long awaited sci-fi adventure from the Marvel/Disney stable, opens with much hype and expectation. This will attract the fans from the Avengers universe and should get a bit opening weekend.
Reviews for the film has been very good with most critics enjoying the misfits in space story and this could get one of the biggest opening of the year, the top spot is almost guaranteed.
The Nut Job makes it's UK debut this weekend, with the school holidays in full swing this will give the film a better opening then at other times of the year.
A tale of squeals with voices by Will Arnett and Brendan Fraser this will be a big hit this weekend, top 5 definitely and could be a slow burner over the rest of the summer holiday period.
Come back on Tuesday to find out how these and other films perfumed at the box office.
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