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Directed by


Whoopi Goldberg
Tony Goldwyn
Stanley Lawrence
Christopher J. Keene
Susan Breslau
Martina Deignan
Rick Kleber
Macka Foley
Rick Aviles
Phil Leeds
John Hugh
Sam Tsoutsouvas
Sharon Breslau
Vincent Schiavelli
Angelina Estrada
Armelia McQueen
Gail Boggs
Thom Curley
Stephen Root
Laura Drake
Augie Blunt
Alma Beltran
Vivian Bonnell
Derek Thompson
J. Christopher Sullivan
Charlotte Zucker
Tom Finnegan
Bruce Jarchow
Sondra Rubin
Faye Brenner
William Cort
Minnie Summers Lindsey
Mabel Lockridge
Said Faraj
William L. Arance
Mike Jittlov
Steven-Charles Jaffe
Billy Marshall Thompson
Burton Zucker
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Year: 1990
 127 minutes (2 hrs 07 mins)
UK release date UK release: 5th October 1990
 BBFC Age Rating:  12 age rating
US release date US release: 13th July 1990
UK total gross
  £23.4 Million
US total gross
  $217.6 Million
Global total gross
  $505.7 Million
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UK BBFC Certificate: 12
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UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 10

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What were the big movies hitting the UK box office over the last 30 year?

Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.

A year ago (2019)

No. 1 movie:
Joker which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £46.7 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Terminator: Dark Fate directed by Tim Miller and starring Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Downton Abbey which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Five years ago (2015)

No.1 movie:
Hotel Transylvania 2 which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension directed by Gregory Plotkin and starring Chris J. Murray and Brit Shaw which entered the box office at number 3.

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Minions which had taken £46.7 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2010)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Paranormal Activity 2 starring David Bierend and Brian Boland and directed by Tod Williams

No. 1 and top total grossing:
The Other Guys which had taken £8 Million over 6 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2005)

No. 1 movie:
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had been at the top for 2 weeks and with a total gross of £16.7 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Nanny Mcphee directed by Kirk Jones and starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Pride And Prejudice which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Twenty years ago (2000)

No. 1 and highest debut:
What Lies Beneath starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Katharine Towne and directed by Robert Zemeckis

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Snatch which had taken £12.1 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1995)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Nine Months starring Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore and directed by Chris Columbus

No. 1 and top total grossing:
Batman Forever which had taken £20.7 Million over 14 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1990)

No. 1 movie:
Ghost which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £21.1 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro and Ray Liotta which entered the box office at number 4.

Longest run:
Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

As promised the first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife is released and the ties to the original films are strong.

Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Mckenna Grace the new trailer isn't what we were expecting and all the action takes place in a sleepy American town rather than New York as all previous films have, does that mean the famous fire station is not in the movie?

Its strongly hinted that the young lad in the trailer is Egon Spangler's (played by Harold Ramis in the original movies and sadly passed away in 2014) grandchild and he and his mother have come to the small town to sort out his grandfathers stuff.

It wouldn't be a Ghostbusters movie without ghosts and once the kids start to look into what his grandfather did they start to uncover equipment and the afterlife starts to rise again.

Paul Rudd also appears in the trailer and seems to be the only one who knows who the Ghostbusters were and recognises a ghost trap when presented, and it seems the trap might be full!

The movie of out in June of 2020, and judging by this is could be worth the wait.

The follow up to 2014's hit film The Lego Movie makes its debut on the UK box offie this weekend although the 5 year gap has not been kind to the little brick movie.

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Movie

Opening to a £4 million debut weekend the second lego movie has taken half that of the opening weekend of the first movie in the series.

It been 5 years since that movie caused a storm and despite the humour being very similar and the film generally getting good reviews The Batman Lego Movie and The Lego Ninjago Movie were not well received and may have damaged the brands reputation.

Alita: Battle Angel

Heavily hyped as 'from producer James Cameron' and 'directed by Robert Rodriguez' this live action Japanese cyberpunk manga hits the UK box office at number 2.

Taking £3.1 million on its debut its in the same ball park but a little below Ghost In The Shell from 2017 which had bigger star appeal but reviews weren't as good.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

A single week at the top for the threequel dragon movie as it falls to number 3 this week with £2.7 million and a £9 million total after 10 days of release.

Green Book

Falling to number 4 on its second week of release the drama starring Viggo Mortensen takes just over a million to boost its 10 day total to £3.6 million.


Loosing steam fast now is the James McAvoy starring film which falls to 5 this week with £560,579 push its total just £9.6 million, it will go over the £10 million mark by next weekend.

Mary Poppins Returns

The disney film continues to be the top film so far of 2019 with a gross of £20 million although its total gross is £43 million.

The Favourite

The big BAFTA winning film is still the top film of the year for films released in 2019 with a £14.6 million total gross and is this week at number 13.

There is still no stopping the live action Beaty and The Beast as it holds off Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in The Shell as the manga adaptation debuts at number 2.

On its third weekend at the top of the UK box office Beauty and The Beast takes £6.7 million, yet again another excellent weekend gross.

This brings the films total gross to a fantastic £51 million over its 3 week UK release and by far makes it the top film of the year.

Making its debut in second place this week is the live action adaptation of the 1996 Manga film Ghost in The Shell.

Taking a relatively good £2.3 million the film has done well, but with the hype and mainly positive reviews we could have been looking at higher.

Maybe the film will be a slow burner and with many teens on Easter holidays this could do well over the coming weeks.

I'm sure its not escaped your attention that the top 2 films this week are live action versions of classic animations.

Also new this week is Smurfs The Lost Village at number 3 with £1.3 million, this film will do well in the next couple of weeks and could challenge Beauty and The Beast for the top spot.

Free Fire is at number 7 and the special cinema event in aid of Comic Relief Peter Kays Car Share A Second Series Celebration lands at number 10, and it was only shown in one cinema chain.

Many long running films are not around anymore hence the longest running film this week is Logan which has been around 5 weeks while Beauty and The Beast is the top grossing movie.

Historical charts

A year ago
Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice stays at the top for a second weekend while top new film is Eddie the Eagle at number 2.

Five years ago
The Hunger Games spent its second weekend at the top while he top new film was Wrath of The Titans at number 2.

Ten years ago
Mr. Beans Holiday made its debut at the top of the UK box office, it knocked 300 down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Guillermo del Toro's franchise film Blade II was new at the top, its knocked Ali G Indahouse down to number 3 after just a week at the top.

Twenty years ago
The Star Wars special edition remained at the top for a second weekend while top new film was Dantes Peak at number 3.

Twenty five years ago
Cape Fear spent its fourth weekend at the top, it kept Freejack from making its debut at number 1, it entered at number 2.

This week animated feature The Boss Baby takes a command over the box office and removes Beaty and The Beast from the top.

Making its debut this week Dreamworks new franchise film The Boss Baby which grosses $50 million on its debut.

The animations studio last release Home had an impressive run and debuted just a shade higher, if The Boss Baby can do similar numbers then were looking at close to $200 million US gross.

It was a close run race but Beaty and The Beast falls to number 2 with $47.5 million, the films total US gross is now $395 million after 3 weeks of release.

Ghost in The Shell makes its debut at number 3 this week with $19 million and much further down the box office is The Zookeepers Wife at number 10 with a debut of $3.3 million.

Highest total grossing movie on the US box office is Beaty and The Beast while the longest running film is Get Out, 6 weeks of release and this week is at number 7.