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Weeks on box office: 11
22nd November 2019
This weekend, Friday 22nd November 2019, there are 6 new films released in the UK looking to hit the box office, but can it challenge Last Christmas for the top spot?
First up at cinemas this week is Frozen II, a movie directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee who also directed Frozen in 2013 which grossed £43.1 Million in the UK and grossed $1,276,480,335 globally.
It stars Idina Menzel who last starred in Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018).
The film also stars Kristen Bell who also last appeared in Ralph Breaks The Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 (2018).
Next on this weeks new release schedule is 21 Bridges.
This new movie stars Chadwick Boseman who's last film was Avengers: Endgame (2019)
It also stars J.K. Simmons who also appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019).
The film is brought to us by 2 time director Brian Kirk.
Next up this week is Ophelia which is directed by Claire McCarthy who directed The Waiting City in 2009.
It stars Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts.
Also this week there is Harriet from director Kasi Lemmons who also directed Eves Bayou in 1998.
The film features Cynthia Erivo and Leslie Odom Jr. in starring roles.
The long list of new releases continues with Greener Grass which is directed by Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe directing together.
It stars Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe.
Finally there is Them That Follow from directors Britt Poulton and Dan Madison Savage, the film stars Kaitlyn Dever and Walton Goggins.
Check back on Monday to see where these cinema releases end up on the Weekend Box Office Chart.
Come back next week when there are 3 new releases.
10th September 2019
After a very quiet couple of weekends on the US box office a monster of a film gets release this weeks in the shape of IT Chapter Two, but it comes in quite a bit below the original IT from 2 years ago, it still dominates the box office.
Following on 2 years from 2017's IT the follow up takes over at the top of the US box office with ease, but whereas the first film opened to a massive $126 Million Chapter Two comes in at $91 Million.
The fan base is still there, and unlike other sequels this isn't a sequel as much as it completes the Stephen King book which interwinds between the two stories throughout.
With favourable reviews the film should see itself do well over the autumn (fall) and in the build up to Halloween where it is bound to get re-promoted.
The threequel movie starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman falls to number 2 after a couple of weeks at the top with a weekend gross of $6 Million.
THe movie now has a total US gross of $53.4 Million after 3 weeks on the box office.
Falling to number 3 this week is the R rated teen movie which takes $5.3 Million on its 4th weekend for a new total US gross of $66.8 Million.
Disneys remake has been a smash hit for the mouse studio and after 8 weeks the film is still inside the top 5, this week taking $4.1 Million.
THe movies total US gross now sits at an amazing $529.1 Million, it is the 12th highest grossing movie in the US ever and could still enter the top 10 before the end of its run.
The faith based movie fell out of the top 5 last week but bounces back this weekend as the film climbs to number 5 with $3.7 Million takings its total to $24.7 Million on its 3rd week.
The, maybe last, Spider-Man movie in Disney's MCU has been a mega smash for Sony who own the movie copyright to the character and this week it spends its 10th week on the chart and has a total US gross of $388.1 Million.
26th August 2019
The late summer at the US box office is generally a quiet one and is often a chance for smaller movie to have their day at the box office, this week Angel Has Fallen takes advantage and hits the top along with faith-based movie Overcomer also entering in the top 5.
The third part in the series of film starring Gerard Butler and Morgan Freeman that started with Olympus Has Fallen then had its sequel London Has Fallen enter the box office at the top.
The film takes $21.2 Million on its debut which is almost identical to its immediate predecessor.
Last weeks top film falls to number 2 this weekend with a gross of $11.7 Million which takes its 2 week total gross to $42 Million.
Also entering the US box office at number 3 this week is this sports based movie which takes $8.2 Million on its debut.
The film is a faith-based movie which have always done well in the US and the film is directed by Christian filmmaker Alex Kendrick.
Disneys live action animated remake falls to 4 this week with a gross of $8.1 Million on its 6th weekend of release.
With the film going over the $1.5 Million mark globally this last week it has take $510.6 Million in the US.
The Fast & Furious franchise film falls to number 4 this week with $8.1 Million which takes its total to $147.7 after 4 weeks of release.
The MCU Spider-Man film (how many more will we have, if any?) is the longest running film on the US box office this week with 8 weeks and a total gross of $370.7 Million.
Being held in Anaheim California August 23rd - 25th the Ultimate Disney Fan Event is held by the company on a bi-annual basis and gives the fans news on the latest movies, TV shows and theme parks.
What can we expect for this years event? With a new Star Wars movie around the corner, the end of the phase 3 Marvel Cinematic Universe, a new Frozen movie on the horizons and an area of the Disney theme parks dedicated to Star Wars!
There may not be a new trailer coming out of the D23 expo for Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker but we can expect a behind the scenes reel, as we did with the last 2 films, with new footage and most likely, and just maybe we'll get an official movie poster.
There may also be some news on the new trilogy of films that are set for release every other year from December 2023.
There has been a feeling that we have had too much Star Wars in recent years so after this years movie expect the whole franchise to go quiet until the promotion starts for he 2023 movie.
Disney are releasing their own streaming service this year, Disney+, and the Star Wars Universe ig going to feed into this a lot over the years between The Rise Of Skywalker and the next cinematic adventure including the much anticipated The Mandalorian for which there will likely be a trailer.
Lets not also forget that other Lucasfilms franchise, Indianan Jones. The next movie has already been delayed but is going ahead with Harrison Ford, little is known but with a whole area dedicated to the film studio there could well be some mention of the original tomb raider.
The MCU phase 3 went out with a massive bang and Avengers: Engame became the top grossing movie of all time and Spider-Man: Far from home grossed over a Billion at the box office, so the phase 4 has a lot to live up to.
The first spanner in the works is the breakdown of the Disney and Sony (who own Spider-Man) partnership so don't expect to hear anything from the Spidey franchise, but with the acquisition of Fox by Disney every other Marvel character can now be used by Disney so expect to see the likes of X-Men and Fantastic 4 cropping up, not that we'll hear anything at D23.
There should be more news on the confirmed project like Shang-Chi, Black Widow and Thor: Love And Thunder, maybe there will even be a trailer for the Scarlett Johansson starring movie which is the first of these movie out the door next March.
Again the Disney+ streaming service, due for launch this year, will be a major part of the MCU going forward with the prospect of TV series adding to the Universe as well as movies.
One of the properties that Disney aquired when it bought Fox was James Camerons former highest grossing movie Avatar and all planed sequels.
They have been a long time coming but with the opening of the Pandora area (the planet in the movie) in Animal Kingdom in Orlando Disney are keen to get the sequels made and have announced they will be released bi-yearly fron 2022.
There will be an Avatar area as the expo and the possibility of more information of the sequels which are being made back to back.
Lets not forget the animated Disney Movies! On the horizon is Frozen II, which is kind of a big deal, the original film is still the true highest grossing animated movie of all time (not counting the new The Lion King movie) and became a cultural phenomenon back in 2013.
The trailers have promised much and we could see more footage from the film which is set for release at the end of 2019.
It has been announced that there will be a Moana area coming to Epcot in the revamp of the Walt Disney World park, this could be a sign that there is a sequel to the 2016 animated movie.
Pixar will also be showing off its future movies Onwards and Soul at a presentation during the weekend.
Little has beed seen from these movies from the digital animated arm of the company except for a trailer for Onwards, so fans are excited to see more and this is the perfect platform.
There is of course much more that will come out of the Expo so come back regularly to get all the latest news.
15th August 2019
The Lion King returns to the top of the UK box office this week after letting go of it for Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs And Shaw while the top new film comes it at number 4 with Blinded By The Light.
Disneys remake of their 1994 hit animation has proved to be a massive hit in the same way the remake of Beauty And The Beast was back in 2017.
This week the film goes back to the top of the UK box office with an excellent £4.3 Million gross, incredible for a film which has been on general release for 4 weeks.
In comparison Beauty And The Beast had a big fall in its fourth week and took about a third of the previous weeks taking, here the film drop about a third from the previous weekend.
The films total is also higher and to date it has taken £59 Million and is the second highest grossing film of the year behind Avengers: Endgame.
The Fast & Furious franchise move drops into second place on its 2nd weekend of release with £2.9 Million for a £12.8 Million total gross.
Another massive hit for Pixar with Woody and the gang taking £1.6 Million on its 8th weekend for a £58.7 Million Uk total.
Coming in at number 4 this weekend, and the highest new film, is the latest from acclaimed director Gurinder Chadha who brought us classics British films such as Bend It Like Beckham and Angus, Thongs And Perfect Snogging.
Not her best debut to date, but she'e contending with the Disney big hitters, but a debut of just shy of a Million is not bad for the Bruce Springsteen inspired movie.
Still hanging onto a top 5 place the Sony Spider-Man movie takes £700K on its 6th weekend of release pushing its total to £35.5 Million.
Maybe cashing in on the succes of the recent LEGO movies this animated version of the popular toys hots the chart at number 7 with just less than £400K.
Disneys other live action remake on the chart this week sits at number 15 after 12 weeks on the box office and a total UK gross of £36.5 Million.