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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 5
Highest US chart position: 1
Weeks on US box office: 8
20th April 2020
Production was about quarter of the way through on The Batman before it was halted because of the global pandemic, and unsurprisingly the release date has now shifted to 1st October 2021.
The original release was set as 25th June 2021 but after the halt in production that was never going to happen.
The film is directed by Matt Reeves and stars Robert Pattinson as batman along with Colin Farrell and The Penguin and Andy Serkis and his trusty butler and friend Alfred Pennyworth.
Other film on the move from the DC universe are The Flash movie which is now set for 3rd June 2021 and the Shazam! sequel which gets moved to November 4th 2022.
Also getting a change is The Sopranos prequel movie The Many Saints Of Newark which will now be seen in cinemas on March 12th 2021.
1st May 2019
Avengers: Endgame was always going to open big, and on its 4 day opening weekend, including Thursday previews, the film gains the top opening weekend in the UK beating Spectre who gained it in 2015.
The latest Marvel movie, and end of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, took a gigantic £43.4 million on its debut weeekend.
Spectre in 2015 took the title with a 7 day opening, Monday - Sunday, so this is actually more impressive.
The film opened higher than expectation and we will be watching over the coming weeks to see if the film continues to gross well and beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens £123 million total gross, the highest in the UK.
Tim Burtons live action remake continues to do well at the UK box office and remains at number 2 this week with £1.02 Million.
This pushes the films total UK gross to £23.3 million after 5 weeks of release, comparatively the film is doing better in the UK than many other countries.
The animated film climbs from 7 back to number 3 on its 3rd weekend of release with a £454,366 weekend, pushing its total to £3.8 million.
The Judi Dench starring film also climbs this week to number 4 with a weekend of £420,629 which now puts its total gross at £1.5 million.
The DC Captain Marvel falls from the top to number 5 this week with the Marvel film giving people their super hero fix.
The film takes £398,317 on its 4th weekend and it sits at £12.8 million in total grosses.
There was a thought that the other Marvel super hero film on release at the moment would get a boost from Avengers: Endgame but in reality the film falls to 6 on its 8th week of release, its total gross is £38.8 million.
Praised by critics this coming of age drama from director Bo Burnham lands on the box office at number 10 with £144,923, it did go up agains Avengers: Endgame!
30th April 2019
With the release of a new Marvel movie there is always excitement, but this one is a bit different with pre-hype predicting the film would be big and sure enough Avengers: Endgame opens to the largest weeekend gross in the US ever.
Films open big but none this big and the final instalment of this phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe opens to the tune of $350 million.
This easily beats the previous biggest opening, Avengers: Infinity War, by 36% proving that built up hype can work, and with the critics generally liking it film it must have helped its box office.
Analysts will now be looking to see if the film can beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens total gross of $936.6 million and if it can become the first movie to gross more than a Billion dollars in the US.
Getting a good boost from its Marvel stablemate this film goes back to number 2 this week with a gross of $8 million on its 8th weekend.
This pushes the films total US gross to $413.5 million and eyeing its next milestone of half a billion dollars.
Last weeks top film falls to number 3 this week with a second week weekend gross of $7.5 million pushing its total gross to $26.1 million.
The faith based film falls to number 4 this week with $6.3 million and a total gross of $26.1 million on its second weekend.
With superhero movies all the rage the DC's Captain Marvel is a 5 this week with $5.5 million pushing the films total to $131.1 million after 4 weeks of release.
As expected the anticipation for Avengers: Endgame spilled over this weekend and the Marvel film broke records all over the place on its debut weekend leaving every other film on release to mop up the tiny remainder of box office cash.
The Marvel film was expected to open big but perhaps no-one expected it to open quite this big as the much hyped and anticipated film broke the box office opening weekend record, set by Avengers: Infinity War, and became the first film to ever open with over a billion dollars on global takings.
The film took an unprecedented, and benchmark setting, $1.2 Billion from 55 countries over its first weekend, which including previews did extend to 5 days, but still to enter the Billion dollar club so quick is a new record.
The film is already the 13th highest grossing film of all time globally, and by next weekend will most likely be in the top 5 which will take a gross of $1.67 Billion or higher.
All eyes will be on the film in the coming weeks to see if can beat the 10 year old record of Avatar and beat that films $2.7 Billion total gross.
Last weeks top film falls to number 2 this week with a global weekend gross of $15.4 Million from 72 countries which pushes its total global gross to $86.9 Million.
The superhero movie from DC and Warner Bros fell to 3 and took $10.9 Million from 81 countries this weekend to push its total to $346.3 Million after 4 weeks of release.
The other Marvel film on the global box office this weekend is at 4 this week with $10.1 Million from 46 countries and pushes its total global gross to $1.1 Billion after 9 weeks.
Just for the record Avengers: Endgame beats this total in its first 5 days of release.
Still on the box office and doing well is the Tim Burton movie which this week is at 5 taking $9.6 Million from 52 countries for a $327.6 Million total from 5 weeks of release.
Second highest new film of the week is at number 11 in the shape of this Chinese animation with takes $1.7 Million from just 1 country.
24th April 2019
With the Easter weekend and the good weather in the UK the box office hit a slump with no film going over £1 million and Shazam! going back to the top, Kalank is the top new film at 4.
After being knock of by Dumbo last weekend the DC superhero movie bounces back this week to go back to number 1 with a weekend gross of £979,787.
This gives the film a 3 week gross of £11.7 million and the it passes the £10 million milestone.
Falling from the top this week where it went back to last weekend the Tim Burton film takes £927,804 on its 4th weekend of release.
This pushes the film past the £20 million milestone with £21.3 million.
With Avengers: Endgame released this coming weekend it looks like it may give this a bit of a boost, the film climbs to number 3 this weekend with £643,152 pushing its UK total to £37.8 million after 7 weeks.
This Indian film directed by Abhishek Varman enters the UK box office at number 4 with a weekend gross of £594,242.
Also making its debut on the chart this week at number 5 is this Judi Dench starring film which takes £432,866 on its debut.
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