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The Courier

The Courier

Directed by

Dominic Cooke


Greville Wynne
Rachel Brosnahan
Emily Donovan
Jessie Buckley
Merab Ninidze
Oleg Penkovsky
Angus Wright
Dickie Franks
Kirill Pirogov
Vladimir Chuprikov
Nikita Khrushchev
James Schofield
Fred Haig
Emma Penzina
Mariya Mironova
Anton Lesser
David Bark-Jones
Golf Exec
Charles Walters
Illya - Russian agent
Miles Richardson
Golf Exec
Keir Hills
Andrew Wynne
Petr Klimes
Benny Maslov
Russian Interpreter
Harry Carr
Young Bureaucrat
Rustam Khadzhiev
Russian Trade Delegate
Yuri Klimov
Russian Trade Delegate
Marian Lorencik
Russian Trade Delegate
Dimitri Vorontsov
Russian Trade Delegate
Jack Walters
Russian Trade Delegate
Marian Chalany
Penkovsky's Driver
Alice Orr-Ewing
Oliver Johnstone
Andruscha Hilscher
KGB Handler
Alexey Ponomarev
Kremlin Deputy
Rostislav Shabalin
Kremlin Deputy
Eysteinn Siguroarson
Jonathan Harden
Elina Alminas
Olga Koch
Richard Glaves
Laurel Lefkow
Embassy Guest
Jed Aukin
Embassy Guest
Ales Bilik
Customs Officer
Andrey Kurganov
Russian Plane Passenger
Ondrej Maly
Alexander Kotjakov
Cop on Plane
Zdenek Pecha
Prison Orderly
Shenoah Allen
News Caster
Joseph Balderrama
Alex Batareanu
KGB Agent
Bern Collaco
Sheremetyevo Airport Plane Passenger
Nick Davison
Russian Pilot
Diane Halling
McCone's Secretary
Kate Handford
US Embassy Assistant
Tomas Karel
Russian Prison Guard
Denis Khoroshko
Sergei Lebedev
Moscow Diner
Deano Mitchison
Richard Price
Ivy Waiter
Pippa Rathborne
Bertrand's Secretary
Paul Riddell
The Ivy Restaurant Concierge
Karina Salieva
Penkovsky's Secretary
Kemal Shah
M16 Worker
Iva Sindelkova
Embassy Assistant
Arthur Wilde
Waiter / Finnish Fisherman
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Year: 2020
 111 minutes (1 hrs 51 mins)
UK release date Coming Soon to the UK
US release date US release: 19th February 2021
MPAA Age Rating: The Courier PG-13 age rating 
US total gross
  $6.5 Million
Global total gross
  $10.2 Million


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Raya and the Last Dragon continues to show its dominence on the box office as its stays at the top for another weekend while Benedict Cumberbatch is the star of The Courier which enters the chart at number 3.

With cinemas in North America starting to re-open, including two of the biggest markets New York and Los Angeles, the box office is starting to show signs of the recovery with most movies showing very little drop or significant increases with their week on week gross.

US box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Raya and the Last Dragon (3rd weekend)
  • Highest debut - The Courier (@3)
  • Longest run - The Croods: A New Age (17 weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The Croods: A New Age ($55.24 Million)

Here is the top 5 North American box office breakdown 19th - 21st March 2021

Raya and the Last Dragon

Disney rule the box office for a third weekend with their latest animated feature which takes $5.15 Million this weekend, only a 10% drop from last weekend.

North America is stating to see an increase in the number of cinemas open and the hold is no real surprise.

The movie, which is also available on Disney+ Premium Access, has now taken $23.43 Million in total at the box office.

Tom & Jerry: The Movie

The surprise hit the season remains at number 2 this weekend with $3.8 Million, a 7% drop from last weekend.

Kids movies on the hole have done very well during the global pandemic and this week the cat and mouse live action movie has taken $33.7 Million in total grosses over 4 weeks.

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Benedict Cumberbatch stars in the highest new movie of the weekend at number 3 taking a debut gross of $2.12 Million.

Chaos Walking

The Doug Liman directed movie starring Tom Holland falls to number 4 this weekend with a gross of $1.92 Million, a 14% drop from last weekend.

Considering the bad reviews the movie got it has done surprisingly well and after 3 weeks of release it has grossed $9.69 Million.

The Croods: A New Age

Finally on the top 5 is the longest running movie of the chart which takes $620,000 over the weekend, which is incredibly a 13% increase on last weeks gross!

The movie has done amazingly well and after 17 weeks of release, all inside the top 5, it has taken $55.24 Million.

Last weekend saw Two By Two: Overboard! at the top of the UK box office removing Tenet after 8 weeks.

There are 7 new releases this week so can any of the new movies released to cinema do enough to top the chart?


  • The movie is directed by Josephine Decker
  • Josephine Decker also directed Madelines Madeline in 2019 which grossed £9 Thousand in the UK.
  • It stars Elisabeth Moss who last starred in The Invisible Man (2020).
  • The film also stars Odessa Young who last appeared in A Million Little Pieces (2019).

The Burnt Orange Heresy

  • This new release stars Elizabeth Debicki who's last film was Tenet (2020)
  • It also stars Donald Sutherland who appeared in Alone (2020).
  • The film is brought to us by new director Giuseppe Capotondi.

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  • The movie is directed by Dominic Cooke who directed On Chesil Beach in 2018.
  • It stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Rachel Brosnahan.

The Witches

  • Also this week there is The Witches from director Robert Zemeckis who also directed Beowulf in 2007.
  • The film features Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer in starring roles.


  • The long list of new releases continues with Relic which is directed by Natalie Erika James which is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Emily Mortimer and Robyn Nevin.

The Craft Legacy

  • The Craft Legacy from director Zoe Lister-Jones making their directorial debut.
  • The film stars Michelle Monaghan and Cailee Spaeny.

The Painter and the Thief

  • This new release stars Karl Bertil-Nordland who is making a feature film debut
  • It also stars Barbora Kysilkova who is making a feature film debut.
  • The film is brought to us by 2 time director Benjamin Ree.

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

Next weeks there are 5 new movies

  • The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge On The Run, Thursday, 5th November
  • Peninsula, Friday, 6th November
  • Luxor, Friday, 6th November
  • A Christmas Gift From Bob, Friday, 6th November
  • Words On Bathroom Walls, Friday, 6th November