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The Kings Speech

The Kings Speech

Directed by


Paul Trussell
Adrian Scarborough
Andrew Havill
Charles Armstrong
Roger Hammond
Calum Gittins
Dominic Applewhite
Ben Wimsett
Freya Wilson
Ramona Marquez
David Bamber
Jake Hathaway
Patrick Ryecart
Teresa Gallagher
Simon Chandler
Claire Bloom
Orlando Wells
Tim Downie
Dick Ward
Eve Best
John Albasiny
Danny Emes
Anthony Andrews
John Warnaby
Roger Parrott
Mihai Arsene
Jensen Freeman
Harry Sims
Dean Ambridge
Max Callum
Filippo Delaunay
Sarah Molkenthin
Pete Noakes
Mary Robinson
Sean Talo
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UK release date Released: 7th January 2011
 BBFC Age Rating:  12 age rating
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7th June 2020
Colin Firth deserved to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his fantastic performance as King George VI in this movie.
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UK BBFC Certificate: 12
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UK Box Office Release Breakdown
UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 12

UK Box Office Chart History
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With the pandemic ending the UK box office for the second time take a look back at what films were making the headlines over the years.

A year ago (2020)

No. 1 and highest debut:
1917 starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay and directed by Sam Mendes

Longest run:
Frozen II which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker which had taken £54.9 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 movie:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £108.4 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Spectre which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
The Kings Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter and directed by Tom Hooper

Top total grossing and longest run:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 which had taken £50.6 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

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

Highest debut:
Just Friends directed by Roger Kumble and starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart which entered the box office at number 3.

Longest run:
The Constant Gardener which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire which had taken £47.6 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

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

Highest debut:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee and starring Yun-Fat Chow and Michelle Yeoh which entered the box office at number 4.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £17 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Seven starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher

Top total grossing and longest run:
Goldeneye which had taken £17.2 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats has been given a U age rating in the UK.

U Certificate

starring a host of big names including James Corden, Judi Dench, Jason Derulo, Idris Elba, Jennifer Hudson, Ian McKellen and Taylor Swift, to name a few, this is an all singing all dancing tale with the actors CGI'd as cats.

The film is being brought to by director Tom Hooper who previously brought us The Kings Speech so it has a good pedigree and has a change to capture magic of the stage version.

The BBFC have given the film a U rating for very mild threat, rude humour, language and it has a runtime of 109 minutes (1 hours 49 minutes) and was passed uncut.

The film is released on 20th December 2019.

Marvels latest superhero goes to the top of the UK box office with an incredibly good opening weekend, far better than could have been predicted.

Ryan Reynolds stars in Deadpool which makes its UK box office debut at the top with an incredible £13.6 million debut.

The film which is being distributed by 20th Century Fox rather than Disney beat all expectation and becomes a new franchise for Marvel, a sequel is in the works.

Falling from the top down to number 5 after a single week is Goosebumps which takes just over £1 million pound bringing its total to £4.1.

Also new this week is Alvin and The Chipmunks The Road Chip at number 2 and maybe a little disappointing Zoolander No 2 at number 2.

Highest grossing film on the box office is Star Wars: The Force Awakens which has not taken an amazing £121 million.

Historical charts
A year ago
Valentines day favourite Fifty Shades of Grey made its debut at the top knocking Big Hero 6 into second place.

Five years ago
Gnomeo and Juliet took over the top spot on its debut from The Kings Speech which fell to number 2.

Ten years ago
Chicken Little from Disney was the top film on its debut and with a top 3 of new releases Zathura A Space Adventure fell from the top to number 5.

Fifteen years ago
What Women Want stayed at the top of the box office for a second week while Dude, Where's My Car? was the highest new film at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Heat stayed at the top for a second week while highest new film was Loch Ness at number 4.

Twenty Five years ago
Oscar winning Dances With Wolves was the highest new film at the top while Kindergarten Cop fell to number 2.

Making it four weeks at the top of the box office chart this week, and becoming the top grossing film ever in the UK in that time Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The seventh Star Wars film has not taken just about every honour the box office can give, except for highest grossing film across the globe, which it will probably leave where it is.

The figure for The Force Awakens this week are, £6 million for the weekend, £11 million for the week and £108 million total gross, it is of course the highest total grossing film on the chart.

Highest new film of the week is the 8th Quentin Tarantino film (have directors ever promoted film before by how many they have made!) The Hateful Eight which enters the chart at number 2.

The film takes £2.7 million for the weekend, £4 million behind The Force Awakens showing how popular that film still is.

The are no other new films on the box office top 10 this week.

Historical charts

A year ago
Tak3n (Taken 3) was the highest new film of the week knocking The Theory of Everything down to number 3.

Five years ago
Oscar winner The Kings Speech entered that box office at the top knocking Little Fockers down to number 3.

Ten years ago
King Kong remained at the top of the chart and with a static top 2 the highest new film was Just Friends at number 3.

Fifteen years ago
Unbreakable was unmovable at number 1 with the highest new film coming in at number 4 in the shape of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, good for an oriental movie.

Twenty years ago
Seven (or Se7en) was the highest new film at the top of the box office knocking Ace Ventura When Nature Calls down to number 2.

Twenty five years ago
Arachnophobia came in at the top and knocked Home Alone to number 2.

For the first time the UK box office surpass the £1 billion takings in a single calendar year, helped by big hits such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, The Kings Speech and The inbetweeners, all British films.

The actual figure according The British Film Institute is £1.04 billion 5% up on 2010, this amounts to a staggering 171,600,000 tickets sold (more or less), a figure which is a 1.4% increase on the previous year. The large difference in spend to tickets sold seems odd considering ticket prices went down in 2011, but then with the 3D tax you start to realize where the extra comes from.

Films shot in the UK or financed in someway in the UK amounts to just over 36%, that's a staggering 24% up on the previous year, this is an incredible statistic, especially in the wake of prime Minister David Cameron claiming the UK needs to make more blockbusters that make money, go figure!

This year looks to be another big year for movies with some great Hollywood blockbuster due in the coming months which will certainly boost to cinema figures for 2012.