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A Christmas Carol 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.

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A Christmas Carol

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Starring

Actor
Character
Steve Valentine
Daryl Sabara
Sage Ryan
Amber Gainey Meade
Ryan Ochoa
Bobbi Page
Ron Bottitta
Sammi Hanratty
Julian Holloway
Bob Hoskins
Jacquie Barnbrook
Lesley Manville
Molly C. Quinn
Fay Masterson
Leslie Zemeckis
Paul Blackthorne
Michael Hyland
Kerry Hoyt
Julene Renee
Fionnula Flanagan
Raymond Ochoa
Callum Blue
Matthew Henerson
Aaron Rapke
Sonje Fortag
Aliane Baquerot
Kelly Connolly
Michael L. Covington
Jacquelyn Dowsett
Tarah Paige
John Todd
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2009
UK release date Released: 6th November 2009
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£20,371,281
258
A Christmas Carol
259

US total gross
$137,855,863
412
A Christmas Carol

Global total gross
$323,550,096
431
A Christmas Carol
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
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  •  United States
  •  Trinidad & Tobago
  •  Bahamas
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
1N
£1,917,539
£1,917,539
2
£2,508,418
£5,471,129
3
£2,224,044
£8,553,363
3▲▼
£1,935,283
£11,333,978
2
£1,667,991
£13,773,893
1
£1,544,226
£16,030,083
3
£1,003,616
£17,800,095
8
£131,033
£19,595,369
13
£101,292
£20,107,127
15
£32,667
£20,371,281
Box Office Gross Flow
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1.9M
2.5M
2.2M
1.9M
1.7M
1.5M
1M
131K
101.3K

6th Nov
2009

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2009

20th Nov
2009

27th Nov
2009

4th Dec
2009

11th Dec
2009

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2009

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It's time for another catalogue film to hit the top of the UK box office as England comes out of lockdown and cinemas slowly start to open again, 231 cinemas made up this weeks box office.

Elf was first released in the UK at the beginning of December 2003, it never hit the top then spending 4 weeks in the runner up spot, exactly 17 years later the movie get to the top.

Highest new movie of the week is a new telling of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol while outside the top 5 Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular makes a debut at number 10, director Rob Savage's move Host is new at 14 and the re-edit of The Godfather Part III is new at 15.

UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Elf (1st Week)
  • Highest Debut - A Christmas Carol (@4)
  • Longest run - Two By Two: Overboard! (7 weeks)* **
  • Highest total gross - Two By Two: Overboard! (£1,019,031)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases
    **There are a total of 4 films which have spent 7 weeks on the box office

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 film on the UK box office 4th - 6th December 2020.

Elf

After 17 years director Jon Favreau's festival favourite hits the top of the UK box office, albeit under strange circumstances, with a weekend gross of £48,244, a 97% increase from last weekend.

The big increase from last weekend is due to the increased number of cinemas that have re-opened, but the movie has taken a total of £17 Million since its release in 2003.

Home Alone

The Chris Columbus movie falls from the top this week with £36,878, a 93% increase from last weekend!

This pushes the movies total gross to £9.64 Million since its 1990 release.

Wolfwalkers

Highest film of the weeks that is not a re-release is this animation from directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart which takes £26,171, a 94% increase over last weekend.

The movie has now taken £74,874 since its release 4 weeks ago.

A Christmas Carol

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Highest new movie of the week lands at number 4, a re-telling of the classic Christmas story, this time directed by Jacqui Morris and starring Simon Russell Beale and Martin Freeman.

The film takes £22,366 on its debut weekend of release.

Two By Two: Overboard!

Finally on the top 5 is the former number 1 movies which takes £21,952 on its 7th weekend of release giving the animated take a total gross of £1 Million, it finally made it over the Million line!

This weekend, Friday 4th December 2020, there are 7 new films released in the UK and where available in cinemas looking to hit the box office, but can they challenge last weekends top movie, Home Alone, for the number 1 spot?

Godmothered

  • The movie is directed by Sharon Maguire
  • Sharon Maguire also directed Bridget Jones's Baby in 2016 which grossed £48.1 Million in the UK and grossed $212 Million globally.
  • It stars Isla Fisher who last starred in Greed (2020).
  • The film also stars Jillian Bell who last appeared in Bill & Ted Face The Music (2020).

Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular

Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular
  • This new release stars Katherine Jenkins who's last film was Dream Horse (2020)
  • It also stars Bill Nighy who appeared in Hope Gap (2020).
  • Katherine Jenkins and Bill Nighy appeared in Minamata (2020) together.
  • The film is brought to us by new director Lynne Page.

Falling

  • The movie is directed by Viggo Mortensen and is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Viggo Mortensen and Lance Henriksen.

Lost At Christmas

  • Also this week there is Lost At Christmas from director Ryan Hendrick marking a directorial debut.
  • The film features Natalie Clark and Kenny Boyle in starring roles.

Mank

  • The long list of new releases continues with Mank which is directed by David Fincher who directed The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in 2011.
  • It stars Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried who were last seen together in A Place Among The Dead which grossed £0.

A Christmas Carol

County Lines

County Lines
  • This new release stars Harris Dickinson who's last film was Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil (2019)
  • It also stars Ashley Madekwe who appeared in Salome (2014).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Henry Blake.

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

Next weeks there are 3 new movies

  • Superintelligence, Friday, 11th December
  • Dreamland, Friday, 11th December
  • The Prom, Friday, 11th December

Last weekend saw The Secret Garden climb to the top of the UK box office, but in England cinemas are still closed so again the box office is looking at the few cinemas open in Wales and Scotland.

There are 3 movies this week hitting either cinemas or going direct to streaming.

The Kid Detective

  • This new release stars Adam Brody who's last film was Promising Young Woman (2020)
  • It also stars Sophie Nelisse who appeared in Close (2019).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Evan Morgan.

Another Round

Another Round
  • The movie is directed by Thomas Vinterberg who directed The Commune in 2016.
  • It stars Mads Mikkelsen and Thomas Bo Larsen who were last seen together in The Hunt which grossed £103,544.

Ashens And The Polybius Heist

  • Also this week there is Ashens And The Polybius Heist from director Riyad Barmania marking a directorial debut.
  • The film features Stuart Ashen and Robert Llewellyn in starring roles.

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 Loss Adjuster, Friday, 27th November
  • A Christmas Carol, Friday, 27th November
  • Possessor, Friday, 27th November
  • Malibu Road, Wednesday, 28th October

No change at the top this week with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies staying for it's second week of release, it's weekend gross of £5.4 million is down 55.6% on last weeks.

The latest, and last, film in the series is running at the same rate of gross as the previous film, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, but behind The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

Paddington stays at two this week and highest new film is in at three, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, grossing this week £1.8 million.

Also new this week is Dumb and Dumber To which enters at four, Indian film P K which is new at seven.

Historical Charts:

A Year ago
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug stayed at the top of the chart with Anchorman 2 The Legend Continues entering at number two.

Five years ago
Avatar made it's debut at the top of the box office knocking A Christmas Carol off the top down to number three.

Ten years ago
Lemony Snickets A Series of Unfortunate Events was the new film entering at the top with last weeks top film Blade Trinity falling right down to fourth.

Fifteen years ago
It was still The World is Not Enough at the top refusing to shift while Inspector Gadget came in at number two as the highest new film.