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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 13
Highest US chart position: 1
Weeks on US box office: 14
2nd January 2022
The UK box office came to a grinding halt in January of 2021 as the global pandemic took full grip of the country so there was no chart until the middle of May.
Once cinemas opened it was a slow start Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway coming out on top for the first few weeks, it wasn't until late June when Fast & Furious 9 was released that things started to hot up, then things started to go from strength to strength.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movie of 2021 at the UK box office.
The much delayed 25th movie in the Bond series finally got released at the very end of September 2021 and after a massive debut weekend where it took nearly £26 Million the movie managed to do what Tenet the previous year couldn't, it got people mack in cinemas.
The movie, which is still on general release got mixed reviews from critics, and has an ending with split Bond fans, but to date the movie has taken £96.4 Million over 12 weeks of release and is the third highest grossing movie of all time in the UK.
The last movie from the MCU universe to be released in a year when Marvel/Disney/Sony had a fantastic return to cinemas, and after all the hype and rumours about what the multiverse would bring the movie took a massive &pond;31.9 Million on its debut in the UK.
The film was released in mid December so it still raking in the cash as your local multiplex, and will most likely overtake No Time To Die with its total gross as well as be only the third movie in history to gross over £100 Million.
With a total gross already over £50 Million after just 2 weeks it will most likely feature quite high on the top movies of 2022 as well.
Another MCU movie on the list of top movies if 2021 as the much anticipated new superhero hit cinemas in early September with a debut gross of £5.7 Million.
Over a 9 week run at the box office the movie took £21.8 Million making it the third top movie of the year
Visionary director Denis Villeneuve is fast becoming one of the most respected film makers in Hollywood and his much anticipated version of the classic sci-fi noval Dune hit cinemas in October with £5.8 Million.
The movie took £21.8 Million over 9 weeks of release in the UK in 2021 to make it the 4th to movie of the year.
THe first big hit of the year once cinemas in the UK started to re-open, its a sequel to 2018 movie Peter Rabbit which was a huge hit so this was a sure fire hit.
The movie made the top of the box office on its release and was the top movie of the year for quite a long run, the film took £20.4 Million over a 17 week run and is the 5th top movie of 2021.
Here is the top 10 movies in North America during 2021
1st January 2022
The box office had a slow start to the year with the shut-downs due to the ongoing global pandemic, but when they did re-open the public were slow to go back and there were many films released earlier in the year which under performed.
As the year progressed the public gained confidence in sitting in dark rooms with strangers and the year ended with the biggest movie of the year as Marvels MCU was the big outright winner.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 movie of 2021 at the North American box office.
The Marvel/MCU/Sony movie was released late into December but beat expectations and has become the top movie of the year in North America through expectation, hype and the fact that it is every Spider-Fan's perfect movie.
The film hit the top of the 2021 list on its opening weekend and has so far taken over $500 Million, and as the movie is only 3 weeks old there is clearly more to come.
Another Marvel/MCU movie but this time very much a Disney product, and the movie can just at the point in late summer when the public was ready to go back to cinemas, and as many had not been in a cinema for over a year they flock to see the first Asian American superhero.
The movie took $224.5 Million during its 13 week box office run and took over from Black Widow when it did become the top movie of 2021 for a few weeks.
Sony had a good year in 2021, and although this is not directly a MCU movie it has enough connection to be closely associated, and the sequel movie did better than expected in its early autumn release.
Taking an excellent $212.4 Million over a 12 week span the movie is still currently showing in some cinemas in North America so its total could end up higher.
One of the first major releases in North America once cinemas began to open again, the solo outing for Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow didn't do as well as expected, but it got a Disney+ streaming release at the same time as its cinemas release.
Taking $183.6 Million over its 14 week cinematic run the movie was briefly the top movie of the year.
One of the first movie to get delayed at the very start of the pandemic which closed nearly all North American cinemas the 9th instalment in the Fast & Furious series finally got a release in June of this year, a year after its original scheduled release.
A 15 week run in cinemas gave the movie a total US gross of $173 Million, which even taking the delay into consideration is poor for a movie in this franchise.
28th September 2021
Marvels Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings stays at the top of the US box office for an incredible fourth weekend as it becomes the top movie of 2021.
Making its North American debut at number 2 this weekend is the top new movie of the week, the musical Dear Evan Hanson.
US box office QuickView
North American box office top 5 breakdown 24th - 26th September 2021
The incredible success of Shang-Chi has given the US and global box office a real boost and has shown the studios that there is still life in cinema despite the strong figures shown by streaming over the long global lockdowns during the pandemic.
This week the Marvel movie takes $13.2 Million on its fourth weekend of release, a 39% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a total US gross of $196.4 Million, and the movie has now taken Black Widow at the top grossing movie in the US in 2021, the movie will pass $200 Million by next weekend giving the film another milestone, but there is plenty of competition around the corner so the movie will start its decline from next weekend.
Making its debut at number 2 this weekend is music picture directed by Stephen Chbosky which takes $7.5 Million on its first weekend on the box office.
The movie has a niche market but has done well considering it potential audience, and recent similar movies like The Prom and Everybody's Talking About Jamie have gone direct to streaming.
The smash hit action comedy falls to number 3 this weekend but its success has been well received during the re-opening of cinemas, the movie takes $4.12 Million this weekend, a very slim 19% drop over last week.
The Shawn Levy directed movie has now taken $114.1 Million over its 7 weeks of release, it is currently the 6th top movie of 2021 in North America.
The horror movie remake falls to number 4 this weekend with $2.5 Million, an average 29% drop, giving the film a $56.8 Million total over its 5 weeks of release.
Clint Eastwoods latest movie falls to number 5 on its second weekend of release with $2.1 Million weekend, a large 52% drop, giving the movie an $8.3 Million US total.
21st September 2021
Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings remains at the top of the US box office for a third straight weekend giving Disney the top 2 movies of the year.
Highest new entry os the weekend is the Clint Eastwood directed and starring Cry Macho which debuts at number 3 while also making a debut this week is Copshop at number 6 with $2.3 Million.
US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 17th - 19th September 2021
A third weekend at the top of the US box office for the newest Marvel character which takes $21.7 Million this weekend, a very good 39% drop over last weekend.
This gives the movie a $176.8 Million total US box office gross after 3 weeks of release and is the second highest grossing movie of 2021 in North America.
Shawn Levy's runaway hit stays at number 2 this weekend with a gross of $5.2 Million, an incredible 11% drop, made even more impressive by the fact this is the movie 6th weekend of release, is this a sign people are going back to the movies?
This gives the film a total US gross of $108.5 Million after 6 weeks of release and is the 6th top grossing movie of 2021 in North America.
Legendary director Clint Eastwood brings his latest movie to the big screen, and goes back to westerns in the process, his latest makes its debut on the chart at number 3 with $4.5 Million.
Eastwood has a die hard following but this latest picture has not had the praise and critical response of his past movies so once the 'fans' see the movie this could drop from the box office quickly.
The horror movie sequel/remake remains at number 4 this weekend with $3.5 Million, a decent 28% drop on its fourth weekend of release, this gives the movie a total of $53.1 Million.
James Wan's latest horror movie falls to number 5 on its second weekend of release with $2.6 Million over the weekend, a big 52% drop, giving the film a total US gross of $9.8 Million.
7th September 2021
Marvel unleashed their new movie and character to the MCU this weekend with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which not only opened at the top of the US box office but also got the top opening Labour Day weekend gross.
The Anticipation for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings was so high that no other film opened at the US box office this weekend.
US box office top 5 breakdown weekend 3rd - 5th September 2021.
Considering the world is still in the grips of a global pandemic and people are still nervious about going back to the cinema for a movie to get the best opening Labour Day weekend ever is quite comething, but the new movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has done just that.
The second movie in the MCU phase 4 series of movies opened to $71.4 Million, which is not as high as Black Widow's $80 Million but it is the second highest of the pandemic era.
Black Widow dropped quite fast and seemed to get upfront audience of people wanting to see the movie, good word of mouth with drive this movie forward and with a slow upcoming calendar of releases we could see this movie's gross climb to the highest of the year.
The movie has already broken into the top 10 movies of 2021 and after its debut release is number 9.
Last weekends top movie falls to number 2 this week as the horror remake/sequel takes $10.5 Million on its second weekend, a large but expected 53% drop over last weekend.
This takes the movies total US gross to $39 Million over its 2 weekends of release.
The smash hit number 1 movie falls to number 3 this weekend with a gross of $8.7 Million, another slim drop over last weekend of just 36%.
The movie has been on the box office for 4 weekends now and has taken $91.8 Million over that time and is the sixth top movie of 2021.
THe children's favourite falls to number 4 this weekend with $4 Million, a 40% drop, giving the movie a total US gross of $30.3 Million over 3 weeks of release.
Disney's action adventure movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $3.9 Million, a very slim 21% drop over last weekend.
This gives the Dwayne Johnson starring movie a total gross of $105.6 Million over its 6 weeks of release and its the 4th top movie of 2021.
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