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Saw No one younger than 18 may see an 18 film in a cinema.

Adults should be free to choose their own entertainment. Exceptions are most likely in the following areas:

  • where the material is in breach of the criminal law, or has been created through the commission of a criminal offence
  • where material or treatment appears to us to risk harm to individuals or, through their behaviour, to society. For example, the detailed portrayal of violent or dangerous acts, or of illegal drug use, which may cause harm to public health or morals. This may include portrayals of sadistic violence, rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour
  • which make this violence look appealing; reinforce the suggestion that victims enjoy rape or other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour; or which invite viewer complicity in rape, other non-consensual sexually violent behaviour or other harmful violent activities
  • where there are more explicit images of sexual activity in the context of a sex work (see right) In the case of video works, which may be more accessible to younger viewers, intervention may be more frequent than for cinema films.



Directed by


Leigh Whannell
Adam Faulkner-Stanheight
Dr. Lawrence Gordon
Danny Glover
Detective David Tapp
Ken Leung
Detective Steven Sing
Dina Meyer
Mike Butters
Paul Gutrecht
Michael Emerson
Zep Hindle
Benito Martinez
Shawnee Smith
Makenzie Vega
Diana Gordon
Monica Potter
Alison Gordon
Ned Bellamy
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Avner Garbi
Tobin Bell
Oren Koules
Dead Cellmate
Hans Raith
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Year: 2004
 103 minutes (1 hrs 43 mins)
UK release date UK release: 1st October 2004
 BBFC Age Rating:  18 age rating
US release date US release: 29th October 2004
MPAA Age Rating: Saw TV-14 age rating 
UK total gross
  £6.6 Million
US total gross
  $56 Million
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UK BBFC Certificate: 18
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Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 6

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Chris Rock stars in and produces the new film from the Saw series which today gets a new trailer, this time taking a more serial killer drama vibe than the hack and slash of the previous film.

As the movie turns away from the previous series which lasted for 6 movies, a 3D finale and then the stand alone movie Jigsaw, this looks to be a more serious movie in the vein of director David Fincher's Seven from 1996.

In the new trailer we get to see Chris Rock flexing his acting muscles and we also get our first proper showing of Samuel L, Jackson who plays an ex-cop and Rocks dad.

The movie is set for release on 21st May 2021 in the UK and a week earlier on 14th May in America.

Each week Salty Popcorn presents a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this weekend over the last 30 years.

A year ago (2020)

No.1 movie:
The Invisible Man which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Top total grossing and longest run:
1917 which had taken £43.7 Million over 11 weeks of release.

This weekend saw cinemas close in the UK due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the box office for this week was from a small number of cinemas that stayed open for a day or two over the weekend.

Five years ago (2016)

No.1 movie:
Kung Fu Panda 3 which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
10 Cloverfield Lane directed by Dan Trachtenberg and starring John Goodman and Mary Elizabeth Winstead which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Dads Army which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Deadpool which had taken £36.8 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2011)

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

Highest debut:
Chalet Girl directed by Phil Traill and starring Miquita Oliver and Rick Edwards which entered the box office at number 4.

Top total grossing and longest run:
The Kings Speech which had taken £44 Million over 11 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

No. 1 and highest debut:
The Pink Panther starring Steve Martin and Kevin Kline and directed by Shawn Levy

Longest run:
Walk the Line which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Chicken Little which had taken £13.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Enemy At the Gates starring Jude Law and Ed Harris and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud

Longest run:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Hannibal which had taken £20.2 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Get Shorty starring John Travolta and Gene Hackman and directed by Barry Sonnenfeld

Longest run:
Babe which had been on the box office for 15 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Seven which had taken £19.5 Million after 12 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1991)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Look Who's Talking Too starring John Travolta and Kirstie Alley and directed by Amy Heckerling

Longest run:
Home Alone which had been on the box office for 16 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Dances With Wolves which had taken £10.2 Million after 7 weeks of release.

In a year which saw a worrying trend of movies not getting a theatrical release due to the global pandemic that hit the world in 2020 its unsure if the industry will recover as studios see big returns for movies on streaming services rather than box office returns.

The biggest grossing movie in the UK for the year is 1917 from director Sam Mandes which was released in January and has not been challenged all year as movies after March had no chance of making a substantial box office return.

The two movies which tried the most were Tenet released in August and did manage to become the 5th top movie of the year and Wonder Woman 1984 which although released in December, after many release changes, was hit by another UK lockdown which has massively impacted its box office potential.

Of the top 5 movies in the UK 2 of them were released in 2019 and 2 of them released in early 2020 with Tenet being the other.

Worth of a mention is that apart from Tenet which is the top movie in the pandemic era sleeper hit After We Collided which was released in early September is the 20th top movie of the year with a total gross of £4 Million, a great achievement in the current market.

Also worthy of a mention is the success the Disney/Pixar movie Onward had at the box office, it was the top movie of the week in March when cinemas closed, then the movie continued to top the box office when cinemas re-opened in July despite already being available on Disney+, the movie is the 12 top movie of 2020 with £7.5 Million.

With a vaccine not hitting the UK in late 2020 the first part of 2021 might be slow for cinemas as well, but providing they can survive once we hit spring it is hopeful doors will start to open again and capacity can return to normal and the box office can start properly once more.

Here is a break down of the top 5 movies in the UK for 2020.


Released in January of 2020 the single shot Oscar nominated movie took £43.7 Million by mid March when cinemas shut down.

The film took a total gross of £43.9 Million by the end of 2020 and is the top movie of the year.

Sonic the Hedgehog

After a troubled first showing of Sonic when the lead character was redesign at the request of the fans, the movie was delayed to mid February 2020 where it took just nuder five million pound on its opening weekend.

After a five week run the Jim Carey starring movie had taken £19 Million and then after cinemas re-opened it's total UK gross rose to £19.2 Million.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Released at the very end of 2019 the JJ Abrams directed, last of the Skywalker sega, took £29.4 Million during its release year.

The movie continued to pull in audiences on 2020 and took another £18.8 Million until the end of January.

Little Women

Released on the last weekend of 2019 where is took £3.5 Million the movie continued to do well into 2020 where it took an extra £17.5 Million until mid February.


After getting its original release date moved to 28th August the movie was to be the saviour of cinema after 4 month of closures to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

Despite much criticism for Warner Bros. releasing the movie when not all cinemas had reopened and capacity was limited the movie spend 13 weeks on the chart taking £17.5 Million and scraped its way into the top 5 movies of 2020.

Last weekend saw Wonder Woman 1984 at the top of the UK box office, and the movie is likely to remain there this week with no new cinema releases.

There are a couple of new movies hitting VOD this week, Soul and One Night in Miami.


  • The movie is from director Pete Docter and Kemp Powers
  • It is their directorial debut.
  • It stars Jamie Foxx who last starred in Just Mercy (2020).
  • The film also stars Tina Fey who last appeared in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016).

One Night In Miami

  • This new release stars Kingsley Ben-Adir who's last film was Noelle (2019)
  • It also stars Eli Goree who appeared in Race (2016).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Regina King.

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

Next weeks there are 3 new movies

  • I Fell In Love Like A Flower Bouquet, Friday, 25th December
  • The Duke, Friday, 25th December
  • Doraemon: Nobita And The Legend Of The Sun King, Friday, 1st January

This weekend saw Two By Two: Overboard! rebound back to the top of the Uk box office in a marketplace where only cinemas in Whales and Scotland were open with the lockdown in England still set to last another couple of weekends.

Highest new movie was the documentary Collective at number 3 while further down the box office The Kid Detective made a debut at number 7 with £1,478.

Here is the box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Two By Two: Overboard! (3rd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Collective (@3)
  • Longest run - 100% Wolf (14 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet (£17,418,700)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies at the UK box office 20th - 22nd November 2020

Two By Two: Overboard!

Going back to the top of the UK box office after a couple of weekends away is the animated feature directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack

On its 5th weekend of release, and its 3rd at the top the movie takes £3.422, 20% up from last weekend, for a total of £994,099, so close to a million!

The Secret Garden

Falling from the top, Marc Munden's retelling of the classic novel is at number 2 this weekend with £2,635.

The movie is down 49% from last weekend and has taken a total of £647,560 over 5 weeks of release.


Highest new movie of the weekend is this documentary by director Alexander Nanau which takes £1.926 on its debut.

Honest Thief

The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller directed by Mark Williams falls to number 4 this week with £1,910, a 40% drop from last weekend giving the movie £659,443 over 5 weeks of release.

A Christmas Gift From Bob

Three weeks on the this little feel good movie from director Charles Martin Smith makes its way into the top 5.

The movie has climbed each week its been released and this week takes £1,757, only 5% down from last weekend.

The movie has now taken £6,075 after 3 weeks of release.