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Trainspotting No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.

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Trainspotting

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Starring

Actor
Character
Ewen Bremner
Kevin McKidd
Kelly Macdonald
James Cosmo
Eileen Nicholas
Susan Vidler
Pauline Lynch
Stuart McQuarrie
Irvine Welsh
Dale Winton
Keith Allen
Kevin Allen
Annie Louise Ross
Billy Riddoch
Fiona Bell
Vincent Friell
Hugh Ross
Victor Eadie
Kate Donnelly
Finlay Welsh
Eddie Nestor
Tom Delmar
Rachael Fleming
John Hodge
Andrew Macdonald
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Year: 1996
UK release date UK release: 23rd February 1996
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
UK total gross
  £12.3 Million
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£12,300,990
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Trainspotting
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UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: 18
Genres
Popular in these countries
  •  United Kingdom
  •  United States
  •  Czechia
UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 9

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Trainspotting
2N
£6,166,666
£6,166,666
1
£2,683,333
£8,849,999
1▲▼
£1,049,990
£9,899,989
4
£524,675
£10,424,664
4▲▼
£566,666
£10,991,330
7
£346,671
£11,338,001
6
£366,661
£11,704,662
5
£408,666
£12,113,328
8
£186,672
£12,300,000
32
£990
£12,300,990
Box Office Gross Flow
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6.2M
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1M
524.7K
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346.7K
366.7K
408.7K
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Historical charts

A year ago
Home had a great first week and debuted at the top knocking The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel down to number 3.

Five years ago
Rango stayed at the top and in a very quiet week of new releases Chalet Girl entered highest at number 4.

Ten years ago
The Pink Panther was the highest new film of the week at number 1 knocking chicken little down to number 4.

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Enemy At The Gates entered at the top and it knocked Chocolat down to number 2 after a week at the top.

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