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Highest chart position: 12
Weeks on box office: 1
Highest US chart position:
18th November 2020
With the English box office still MIA and the UK box office relying on Scotland and Wales for a life line what movies were hitting the box office over the last 30 years?
Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same week from last year to 1990.
No. 1 and highest debut:Last Christmas starring Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding and directed by Paul Feig
Top total grossing and longest run:Joker which had taken £56.1 Million over 7 weeks of release.
No. 1 movie:Spectre which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £77.6 Million it was also the top total grossing film.
Highest Debut:The Lady In The Van directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Maggie Smith and Alex Jennings which entered the box office at number 2.
Longest run:The Martian which had been on the box office for 7 weeks.
No. 1 and Highest debut:Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 starring Daniel Radcliffe and Emma Watson and directed by David Yates
Longest run:The Social Network which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.
Top total grossing:Despicable Me which had taken £19.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.
No. 1 and highest debut:Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire starring Daniel Radcliffe and Rupert Grint and directed by Mike Newell
Longest run:Kinky Boots which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.
Top total grossing:Wallace & Gromit: The Curse Of The Were-Rabbit which had taken £31.2 Million after 6 weeks of release.
No.1 movie:What Lies Beneath which had been at the top for 3 weeks.
Highest debut:Little Nicky directed by Steven Brill and starring Adam Sandler and Patricia Arquette which entered the box office at number 3.
Top total grossing and longest run:Billy Elliot which had taken £14.9 Million over 8 weeks of release.
No.1 movie:To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar which had been at the top for 2 weeks.
Highest debut:A Walk In The Clouds directed by Alfonso Arau and starring Keanu Reeves and Aitana Sanchez-Gijon which entered the box office at number 2.
Top total grossing and longest run:Batman Forever which had taken £21.4 Million over 18 weeks of release.
No. 1 and highest debut:Darkman starring Liam Neeson and Frances McDormand and directed by Sam Raimi
Longest run:Die Hard 2: Die Harder which had been on the box office for 12 weeks.
Top total grossing:Ghost which had taken £22.9 Million after 7 weeks of release.
6th November 2018
The power of Bohemian Rhapsody was too strong for any new comers as the Queen film stays at the top of the UK box office for a second weekend.
After the excellent £9 million debut last weekend there is no surprise that it manages a second weekend at the box office summit.
Posting a second weekend gross of £5.7 million the Bryan Singer directed film may not have been a hit with the critics but is proving to be popular with the paying public.
The films total UK gross now sits at an incredible £20.4 million after 10 days of release.
The Lady Gaga starring film is proving to be a bigger hit in the UK than many other parts of the world as the film spends another week at number 2 taking £1.8 million after 5 weeks of release.
The film which currently has the number single in the UK and the number 1 album has now taken £22.9 million.
Disney gets Christmas stared with the release of the popular story often performed as a ballet this time of year and it snaggs the highest new film at number 3.
The film takes a reasonable £1.7 million on its debut weekend of release.
The animated family film stays at number 4 this weekend £1.1 million which brings its total UK gross to £10.1 million.
Still holding strong at number 5 this week the film has a 5th weekend gross of just over £1 million which brings its total to £16.3 million.
Still hanging onto the charts as we enter the holiday season the film has notched up 15 week on the UK box office.
Further down the chart at number 9 is the new Simon Pegg starring movie which makes its debut this weekend with a £400,00 gross.
Another film worth mentioning makes its debut at number 3 this week in the shape of Mike leigh's latest which opens with £350,000.
5th November 2018
This weekend the Freddie Mercury/Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody got its North American release and took the top spot with ease on its debut weekend.
Making an impressive debut at the top of the US box office the bio-pic took $50 million over its debut weekend.
The film is directed by Bryan Singer so wont come near to being his top film at the US box office as he had major success with the X-Men movies.
With such a good debut for the film we could see a far bigger total gross than studio expectations.
Second new entry of the week comes in at number 2 in the form of Disney new film based on the short story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
The film starring Keira Knightley and Directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston takes $20 million on its debut weekend.
Completing a trio of new released at the top of the US box office this Tyler Perry directed film comes in at number 3 with a debut weekend gross of $14 million.
This film has turned out to be a bit of a slow burner as the Lady Gaga starring film spends a 5th week onside the top 5, this week at number 4 with $11.5 million.
The film has now taken an excellent $165.6 million at the US box office.
With the scare season over for another year the horror film takes a tumble down the chart from the top to number 5 this week.
An $11 million weekend boosts the films total US gross to $150.4 million.
31st October 2018
The bio-pic of Freddy Mercury and Queen makes its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking A Star Is Born to the runner up spot after 2 weeks at number 1.
Taking over at the top with a fantastic opening weekend of £9.5 the film starring Rami Malek wowed UK audiences but didn't please all critics.
This opening puts the film in the top 100 opening weekends in the UK ever at number 90, one below The Secret Life Of Pets and one above Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
For the stars this will be by far their biggest movie to date, for director Bryan Singer it needs to beat all the X-Men movies he has directed the highest of which is X-Men Days Of Future Past, but don't rule it our just yet.
Being dumped down from the top to the number 2 position is the Lady Gaga starring movie which takes £2.1 million on its 4th weekend of release.
This brings the films total UK gross to and very good £19.2 million, the 14th highest grossing movie of 2018.
The Jamie Lee Curtis starring movie topped the charts in many places around the globe last week, except in the UK where it landed at number 2, this week it falls to number 3 with £1.6 million to brings its total to £5.8 million after 2 weeks.
Hanging on for another weekend the family animation takes £1.5 million for a UK gross of £7.7 million.
The Rowan Atkinson comedy closes out the top 5 at the film beins to fall down the chart but takes £1.5 million on its 3rd weekend for a £14.1 million total.
30th October 2018
For a second weekend the 2018 Halloween stays at the top of the US box office ahead of A Star Is Born with the highest new film coming in at number 5 with Hunter Killer.
The Jamie Lee Curtis starring film manages to stay at the top of the US box office for a second weekend ahead of the scare festivities that will take place on October 31st.
The horror film manages a second weekend take of $23 million which brings the films total US gross to $126.7 million after 10 days of release.
Now on its fourth week of release the Lady Gaga starring remake takes $14.1 million which gives its total US gross a boost to $148.7 million.
The Spiderverse villain movie has proved to be a big hit for Sony and on its fourth weekend of release takes $10.8 million to bring its total gross to $187.2 million.
The film is the highest total grossing movie on the US box office this week.
Three weeks in and the kids halloween film takes $7.5 million to bring its total gross to $38.3 million.
Finishing off the top 5 this week is the highest new film of the week, directed by Donovan Marsh the submarine movie takes $6.6 million on its debut weekend.
Worth noting this week is the appearance of the latest Johnny English film in US cinemas, the film enters at number 12 this week with $1.6 million.
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