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Come Away 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.


Come Away

Directed by

Brenda Chapman


Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Alice Darling
Carter Thomas
Michael Darling
Ava Fillery
Wendy Darling
Jonathan Garcia
John Darling
Keira Chansa
Alice Littleton
Jordan A. Nash
Peter Littleton
David Oyelowo
Jack Littleton
Rose Littleton
Reece Yates
David Littleton
Jenny Galloway
Hannah O'Farrel
Anna Chancellor
Eleanor Morrow
Savannah Read
Orphan Girl
Keith Chanter
Orphanage School Master
Ned Dennehy
Harry Paul Newman
Twin 1
Oliver Frank Newman
Twin 2
Rishi Kuppa
Alfie Hoang
Jack Veal
Nana Agyeman-Bediako
Clarke Peters
David Gyasi
Captain James
Sean Baker
Mr. Browns Butler
Mr Brown
Daniel Swain
Mr Darling
Nigel Plaskitt
White Rabbit
Obada Adnan
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Smoking Overweight Man
Martin Ballantyne
Petra Bryant
Chloë Collingwood
Tea Party Guest
Andrew Dunkelberger
Street Performer
Thomas Goodridge
Riddler's Row Cobbler
Marie Hamm
Tristan Henry
The Butler
Trevor Johnson
Damian OHare
Doctor Richards
James Pavey
Rob Pavey
Samuel Pont
Mickey's Thug
Richard Stanley
Labyrinth Addict
Jo Wheatley
Labyrinth Addict
Shun Yin
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Year: 2020
 94 minutes (1 hrs 34 mins)
UK release date UK release: 18th December 2020
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 13th November 2020
MPAA Age Rating: Come Away PG age rating 

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Come Away

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
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Highest chart position: 3

Weeks on box office: 2

UK Box Office Chart History
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News from around the web
Come Away review – an indigestible lump of kid-lit stodge  The Guardian Thu, 17th December 2020

Come Away Review | Movie  Empire Wed, 16th December 2020

‘Come Away’ Review: Escaping Grief Through Fantasy  The New York Times Fri, 13th November 2020

Come Away | Movie review – The Upcoming  The Upcoming Mon, 14th December 2020

Movie Review - Come Away (2020)  Flickering Myth Tue, 10th November 2020

‘Come Away’ Director Brenda Chapman Stands Up to ‘Racial Bigots’ Who Review Bombed Her Colorblind Film  IndieWire Fri, 13th November 2020

The top 15 movies in the UK this week failed to take over £100,000 as much of the UK is experiencing new lockdowns and many cinemas will have been closed on Friday, Christmas Day.

Wonder Woman 1984 retained its position at the top of the box office with ease and is responsible for 77% of this weeks box office total takings and as there were no new releases we have a fairly static top 5.

Worthy of note this week is that the number 15 movie, Michael Ball & Alfie Boe: Back Together, only took £548 and the movie with the lowest weekly from was Peter Duncan Presents Jack And The Beanstalk which dropped 60% from last weekend.

UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2nd week)
  • Highest debut - The Greatest Showman (Re-entered at 4)
  • Longest run - Honest Thief (9 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - Wonder Woman 1984 (£1,377,049)

Uk box office top 5 breakdown weekend 25th - 27th December 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

After its vaguely successful debut last weekend the Wonder Woman sequel once again directed by Patty Jenkins stays at the top of the UK box office but with a 91% drop from last weekend giving it weekend gross of £72,674.

The movie starring Gal Gadot as the superhero has now taken £1.3 Million at the UK box office.

Home Alone

With Elf taking a tumble down the box office to number 6 the Christmas favourite from 1990 jumps up to number 2 this week with £3,840, a 93% drop from last week.

Since the movie came out in December 1990, 30 years ago, it has grossed £9.7 Million.

Come Away

Entering the chart at 4 on its debut last weekend the Brenda Chapman fantasy drama jumps to number 3 this week with £3,245, 92% down from last week, for a total gross of £77,362.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman

Three years after Hugh Jackmans song and dance spectacular surprised the box office the 2017 movie gets another release and re-enters the box office at 4 this week with £3,231 giving the film total gross a boost to £49.6 Million.


Ben Falcone directs his wife Mellisa McCarthy in this comedy which jumps to number 5 this week with £2,254, 88% down from last weekend, giving the films a total gross of £142,455 after 3 weeks.

The tough year for cinemas across the UK continues but once again Warner Bros. release a major blockbuster in this market, this time the DC Universe movie Wonder Woman 1984, which after may delays in 2020 makes its debut at the top.

Also new inside the top 5 is Come Away which makes its debut at number 4 and then dropping outside the top 10 there is the cinematic showing of The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet 2020 at 13 and perhaps a little disappointing the Diane Lane and Kevin Costner US hit Let Him Go at 15.

The top 15 movies is totally dominated once again by Christmas catalogue films which makes up 51% of this week chart.

UK box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (1st Weekend)
  • Highest debut - Wonder Woman 1984 (@1)
  • Longest run - Two By Two: Overboard! (9 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Two By Two: Overboard! (£1,071,693)*
  • *Not including re-release catalogue movies

Here is the top 5 box office movie breakdown 18th - 20th December 2020.

Wonder Woman 1984

Warner Bros. have released 2 potential blockbusters during the pandemic, Tenet back in August which was supposed to re-invigorate the box office and now this DC Universe movie, no other studio has done this, and looking at the box office tickets you can perhaps see why!

The Wonder Woman sequel opens in the UK during a very difficult time for cinemas as a majority of the country is in a forces lockdown, and cinemas that are open can only fill to about 25% because of the pandemic which is just getting worse.

The movie opens to a weekend box office of £846,435 (since its Wednesday openeing) although this is 70% of the total weekend marketplace.

The movie gets a VOD release in the UK mid January.


Last weeks number 1 movie falls to number 2 this week with £83,623, a 15% drop from last weekend giving the movie a total gross since release of £17 Million.

Home Alone

Another Christmas classic and for number 1 falls to 3 this weekend with £56,261, a 36% drop over last weekend, which gives the film a nearly £10 Million total since its 1990 release.

Come Away

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Second highest debut of the weekend is at 4, this Brenda Chapman directed drama about some siblings falling into a world of fantasy and imagination after a family tragedy takes £42,834 on its first weekend.

Love Actually

Finishing off the top 5 is the british Christmas classic from write director Richard Curtis which takes £20,430 over the weekend, 52% down from last weekend, its total is now £36.9 Million since its 2003 release.

Released in the UK this weekend, Friday, 18th December 2020, there are 5 new releases looking to take your attention and where available get you into your local cinema to try and knock Elf from the top of the UK box office.

Wonder Woman 1984

  • The movie is directed by Patty Jenkins
  • Patty Jenkins also directed Wonder Woman in 2017 which grossed £22.2 Million in the UK and grossed $821.8 Million globally.
  • It stars Gal Gadot who last starred in Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019).
  • The film also stars Chris Pine who last appeared in Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018).
  • Gal Gadot and Chris Pine appeared in Wonder Woman (2017) together.


  • This new release stars Liam Hemsworth who's last film was Isn't It Romantic (2019)
  • It also stars Jacob Zachar who appeared in Transformers: The Last Knight (2017).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Clark Duke.

The Racer

  • The movie is directed by Kieron J. Walsh who directed When Brendan Met Trudy in 2001.
  • It stars Louis Talpe and Matteo Simoni.

Let Him Go

  • Also this week there is Let Him Go from director Thomas Bezucha who also directed Monte Carlo in 2011.
  • The film features Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in starring roles.

Come Away

  • The long list of new releases continues with Come Away which is directed by Brenda Chapman which is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Carter Thomas.

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 Midnight Sky, Wednesday, 23rd December
  • Soul, Friday, 25th December
  • One Night In Miami, Saturday, 26th December
  • Blithe Spirit, Saturday, 26th December