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Elf 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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Elf

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Starring

Actor
Character
Mary Steenburgen
Edward Asner
Bob Newhart
Daniel Tay
Faizon Love
Peter Dinklage
Amy Sedaris
Michael Lerner
Andy Richter
Kyle Gass
Artie Lange
Leon Redbone
Ray Harryhausen
Claire Lautier
Ted Friend
Patrick Ferrell
Patrick McCartney
Jon Favreau
Lydia Lawson-Baird
Brenda McDonald
Annie Brebner
Luke Pohl
Meghan Black
Patrick Baynham
Michael Roberds
Peter A. Hulne
Patrick Hulne
Richard Side
David Avalon
Kristian Ayre
Lorin Heath
Dillard Brinson
Brad Turner
David Berenbaum
Brenda Crichlow
Oscar Goncalves
Mary Black
Murray Jack
Mark Acheson
Robin Mossley
Paul Schofield
Matt Walsh
Will McCormack
Gus Michael
Alexandra Michael
Terry J. Scarlatos
Jonathan Bruce
Akeem A. Smith
Michael Christopher Fischetti
Jane Bradbury
Peter Billingsley
Craig Castaldo
Natasha Denis
Graeme Duffy
Maurice LaMarche
Rachel Lana Li
Dal McKennon
Nance Nickels
Albert Precourt
Reginald Colin Rowley
Jamie Vergan
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Year: 2003
 97 minutes (1 hrs 37 mins)
UK release date UK release: 28th November 2003
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 7th November 2003
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Lighthearted comedy that has become a firm Christmas favourite
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£17,188,662
336
Elf
337

US total gross
$176,605,408
261
Elf

Global total gross
$223,853,736
698
Elf
UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 17

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
Elf
2N
£4,538,440
£4,538,440
2▲▼
£2,318,282
£7,634,506
2▲▼
£1,855,471
£10,124,990
2▲▼
£1,388,207
£12,214,600
5
£542,274
£14,369,541
7
£578,001
£15,834,316
10
£174,296
£16,263,471
14
£81,339
£16,518,290
Elf - Re-Release
9
£148,489
£16,666,779
12
£81,918
£16,787,936
12▲▼
£44,107
£16,888,046
14
£650
£16,955,177
6
£1,426
£16,956,697
1
£48,244
£17,004,941
1▲▼
£98,157
£17,103,098
2
£83,623
£17,186,721
6
£1,941
£17,188,662
Box Office Gross Flow
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4.5M
2.3M
1.9M
1.4M
542.3K
578K
174.3K

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Who doesn't like a good zombie movie? If thats you then Netflix today presents the first trailer for director Zack Snyder's new movie Army Of The Dead.

This is the first new movie from the director since the controversy and personal tragedy surrounding his time with the original theatrical version of Justice League.

It good to see Snyder move away from the DC Universe for a new movie and this looks fantastic, the movie is set in Las Vegas and is a heist movie mixed in with the zombie mayhem, all in the tradition of George A. Romero's Day Of The Dead.

The movie was shot entirely on digital and there is a real feeling of a video game look and feel in many parts of the trailer which is maybe intentional, but I can see myself reaching for the Playstation controller occasionally!

It also cant be ignored the parallels between the story of a disease dominating a large city and the current global pandemic, but maybe I'm reading more into it than necessary?

The movie hits Netflix on May 21st and wont be hitting cinemas, and on a side note we are also getting Zack Snyder's 4 hours cut of Justice League on HBO Max in the US and other streaming services worldwide on March 18th.

The Russo Brothers who directed the last 2 Marvel Avengers movies, the second of which is the top grossing movie of all time, have teamed up with Spider-man Actor Tom Holland for their new movie Cherry.

The story centres around a war veteran who is struggling to re-establish himself into society and starts robbing banks.

A hard hitting drama the trailer looks at the romance in the story before then hitting you with the horrors of war and the reality of coming home after seeing things you never dreamed of.

Along side Holland is Ciara Bravo who is the love interest in a movie which is far removed from the Marvel Universe for both Holland and The Russo Brothers.

The movie gets a March 12th release on Apple TV.

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.

Elf

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

Come Away

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.

With new blockbuster potential movies few and far between at the moment its good to see once blockbuster take over from another as Monster Hunter tops the US box office on its debut.

The special effects extravaganza takes over at the top on its debut meaning its the highest new movie of the week the only other new entry is Fatale at number 3.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Monster Hunter (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Monster Huner (@1)
  • Longest run - Tenet (16 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,895,000)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

Monster Hunter~2020

Director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the video game genre, with the same star as the Resident Evil series Milla Jovovich for this adaptation which makes its debut on the US box office at number 1 with $2.2 Million.

This is the second movie in succession to top the box office with over $2 Million in the age of COVID-19, and with Wonder Woman 1984 released this coming Friday we could get 3.

The Croods: a New Age

Falling to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top is the animated tale of the prehistoric family which takes $2 Million over the weekend, 34% down from last weekend and just shy of the number 1 spot gross.

The movie is on its fourth weekend of release and has taken a very good $27 Million.

Fatale

Fatale

Second highest new release of the weekend comes in with little hype as director Deon Taylor takes his new film to number 3 with $925,000 on its debut.

Elf

Still spreading holiday cheer is the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell which takes $365,000 over the weekend, only 9% down from last weekend.

The movies has taken $176.5 Million since its release in December 2003.

Half Brothers

Director Luke Greenfield's Mexican movie falls from second place to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $260,000, 47% down from last weekend.

The movie has done amazingly well for a film with little hype and after 4 weeks of release has taken $1.8 Million at the US box office.

As cinemas start to re-open, and in some places close again, Christmas classics once again dominate the box office with the Will Farrell movie Elf remaining at the top for a second weekend.

The top new movie was the concert film of Little Mix and right behind that was Superintelligence, further down the top 15 pantomime movie Peter Duncan Presents Jack And The Beanstalk was new at 11 while Dreamland was new at 14.

The top 15 movie took a total of £627,505 which is double that of last week and with Wonder Woman 1984 set for release on Wednesday 16th December we could see some impressive numbers next weekend.

UK box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Elf (2nd Week)
  • Highest debut - Little Mix: LM5 - The Tour Film (@3)
  • Longerst run - Honest Thief (8 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Two By Two: Overboard! (£1,052,094)*
  • *Not including re-releases

Here is a breakdown of the top 5 box office movies 11th - 13th December 2020

Elf

Directed by Jon Favreau the holiday favourite from 2003 spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office taking £98,157, 51% up from last weekend.

The movie only made number 2 on its initial release, the film has now taken £17.1 Million since its 2003 release.

Home Alone

Another holiday classic spends a second weekend at number 2, this week it takes £87,809, 58% up from last weekend, the movie was released in 1990 and has taken £9.7 Million since release.

Little Mix: LM5 - The Tour Film

Little Mix: LM5 - The Tour Film

Highest new movie of the week is the concert film of pop group Little Mix's last concert LM5 which takes £83,518 over the weekend.

Superintelligence

Another new release, Melissa McCarthy stars in her husband Ben Falcone new movie which makes its debut at 4 with £72,574 .

LoveActually

Finally in the top 5 is writer Richard Curtis's directorial debut starring Hugh Grant from 2003.

The movie takes £42,508 over the weekend, 66% up from last week, for a total gross of £36.87 since it was released.