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The Personal History of David Copperfield General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children. A PG film should not unsettle a child aged around eight or older. Unaccompanied children of any age may watch, but parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger, or more sensitive, children.

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The Personal History of David Copperfield

Directed by

Armando Iannucci

Starring

Actor
Character
David Copperfield
Peter Capaldi
Mr. Micawber
Mr. Dick
Tilda Swinton
Betsey Trotwood
Uriah Heep
Fisayo Akinade
Markham
Nikki Amuka-Bird
Mrs Steerforth
Albie Atkinson
Mealy Potatoes
Aneurin Barnard
Steerforth
Tuwaine Barrett
Refereree Boy
Nigel Betts
Creditor
Ruby Bentall
Janet
Darren Boyd
Edward Murdstone
Jane Murdstone
Morfydd Clark
Clara Copperfield / Dora Spenlow
Daisy May Cooper
Peggotty
Matthew Cottle
Mr. Spenlow
Faisal Dacosta
Mick Walker
Glen Davies
Coalman
James Eeles
Street Sweeper
Rosalind Eleazar
Agnes
Daniel Fearn
Pawnbroker
Frankie Fitzgerald
Coach Driver
Bronagh Gallagher
Mrs. Micawber
Lynn Hunter
Mrs. Heep
Ranveer Jaiswal
4-7-Year-Old David
Aimee Kelly
Emily
Divian Ladwa
Dr. Chillip
Rosaleen Linehan
Mrs. Gummidge
Oengus MacNamara
Bootmaker
Anna Maxwell Martin
Mrs. Strong
Aston McAuley
Butcher's Boy
Victor McGuire
Creakle
Sophie McShera
Mrs. Crupp
Andy McSorley
Boatman
Freddie Meredith
Grainger
Emeka Sesay
Head Clerk
Scampi
Jip the Dog
Phaldut Sharma
Butcher
Peter Singh
Tungay
Jairaj Varsani
Young David Copperfield
Anthony Welsh
Ham
Paul Whitehouse
Mr. Peggotty
Benedict Wong
Mr Wickfield
Antoniya Gerimpapazi
Canterbury Passerby
Graham j Reeves
Canterbury Stall Holder
Omar Alboukharey
Pub Goer
Antony Barlow
Micawber's Creditor
Freddie Browne
Ben Micawber
Adam Darlington
Market Stall Seller
Joanne Garnet
Martha Micawber
Tess Gustard
Shushing Woman
Mia Hemerling
Factory Child
Kelvin Hewlett
Upper Class / Passerby
Zak Holland
Theatre Audience
Joanne James
Milliner / Middle Class Widow Woman
Robert Jarvis
Bailiff
Lamissah La-Shontae
Homeless Child
Kirk Lake
Teacher
Michael Nettleship
Passerby
Kwok Ng
Middle Class Man / Passerby
Kevin Nolan
Theatre Audience Member
Mark Oldridge
Army Officer
Paul Redfern
Micawbers Creditor
Israel Ruiz
Garden Party Guest
Steve Saunders
Garden Party Guest
Todd Vanhees
Tailor
Laura Vivio
Garden Party Guest
Morgan Walters
Coachman
Robin Webber-McAulay
Middle-Class Passerby / Beggar
James Daniel Wilson
Factory Worker
Year: 2020
 119 minutes (1 hrs 59 mins)
UK release date UK release: 24th January 2020
 BBFC Age Rating:  PG age rating
US release date US release: 8th May 2020
UK total gross
  £6.4 Million
US total gross
  $1.9 Million
Global total gross
  $14.4 Million
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Top Grossing Movie Chart Position
UK total gross
£6,406,678
1046
The Personal History of David Copperfield
1047

UK Age Rating
UK BBFC Certificate: PG
Genres
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UK Box Office Info

Highest chart position: 3

Weeks on box office: 4

UK Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
The Personal History of David Copperfield
3N
£1,524,147
£1,524,147
3▲▼
£1,037,119
£3,758,595
6
£530,339
£5,089,472
11
£236,502
£5,728,246
16
£132,917
£6,073,845
19
£58,973
£6,221,411
21
£15,072
£6,305,580
34
£6,925
£6,356,987
59
£90
£6,402,685
52
£566
£6,405,304
34
£304
£6,406,678
US Box Office Info

Highest US chart position: 4

Weeks on US box office: 8

US Box Office Chart History
Date
Place
Week
Total
4N
$475,800
$475,800
6
$327,438
$990,911
8
$194,528
$1,405,572
9
$172,601
$1,652,515
14
$57,296
$1,783,313
19
$32,610
$1,843,780
30
$6,359
$1,865,492
38
$4,884
$1,874,025
Global Box Office Release Breakdown
No Box Office Release Data
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Although cinemas are far from back to normal in the US many cinemas have opened, although with limited capacity and many are making their audiences wear masks which are putting people off going back, The New Mutants tops the weekend with the closest thing to a pre-pandemic gross since mid March.

The Mutant movie was joined by Bill And Ted and David Copperfield as new releases on the top 5 which the top 3 all grossed over a million dollars.

There are a number of other bog new films released in the comping weeks including Tenet, Wonder Woman 1984 and Black Widow which should all mean a growth in cinema going.

Here is the top 5 movies in the US weekend 28th - 30th August 2020.

The New Mutants

The movie had a troubled journey to the cinema having its release date movies a number of time, more recently because of the coronavirus but also due to scheduling problems and the 20th Century Fox buyout from Disney.

It has finally got the cinema and whether by design or not it is the first big release to hit the top since cinemas closed in mid March and it does so with a $7 Million debut.

Unhinged

After hitting the top last weekend the Russell Crowe movie falls to number 2 this weekend with $2.6 Million giving the movie a $8.8 Million total after 3 weeks.

Bill & Ted Face the Music

The movie should have come out earlier in the year before it was announced it would get a simultaneous movie theatre and VOD release.

The movie lands on the box office at number 3 with a debut gross of just over a million dollars, digital number are hard to come by.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The movie hit the Uk box office back in January of this year and was a sizeable hit, after a couple of delays the movie hits US movie theatres with a $520K debut weeekend.

Words On Bathroom Walls

After entering the box office at number 3 last weekend the Thor Freudenthal directed movie falls to 5 with a weekend gross of $453K.

This takes the movies total gross to $1.08 MIllion after 2 weeks on the box office.

With cinemas still closed across the UK the home video market is still doing well and this week Birds Of Prey re-enters the chart at the top after getting the traditional Blu-Ray and digital to own release.

Here is a rundown of the top 5 movie you can view at home.

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

Starring Margot Robbie the DC supervillain movie re-enters the video chart at the top after its initial release earlier in the year.

The movie as hit at the box office back in February of 2020 where it made nearly £9 Million.

Dolittle

Despite being panned by critics the Robert Downey Jr. movie has turned into a bit of a hit at the box office and now on home video.

The movie goes back up to number 3 this week on its third week of release.

1917

The top grossing movie of 2020 so far falls to number 3 this week on its seventh week of release.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Another film which had a "home box office" release earlier in the year and now goes back up the chart on its blu-ray and digital to own release.

The Dev Patel starring movie is at number 4 this week.

Sonic the Hedgehog

The speedy blue hedgehog falls from the top to number 5 this week on its 11th week of release.

Here is the top 10 home video releases this week

  1. Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)
  2. Dolittle
  3. 1917
  4. The Personal History Of David Copperfield
  5. Sonic The Hedgehog
  6. Bad Boys For Life
  7. Onward
  8. Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
  9. The Call Of The Wild
  10. Jumanji: The Next Level

With no big new film released over the weekend 1917 remains at the top of the box office for a fourth consecutive weekend while the indie movie Queen And Slim is the top new film of the week at numer 7 where it heads up a quad of new releases.

1917

Te award winning film from Sam Mendes remains at the top of the Uk box office this week with a gross of £2.8 Million which is a drop of only 38%.

Considering the films length at the top of the box office this is an incredible hold, and is the film biggest week on week drop so far.

The film, which may get another boost after the Oscar Weekend on the 9th February, has taken £31.4 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Bad Boys For Life

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence has hit the top of the box office in many other countries, but in the UK it has been kept at number 4 now for 3 weeks, this weekend it took £1.8 Million.

This puts the film total gross in the UK at £11.3 Million after 3 weeks which by far makes it the top grossing film in the series.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Remaining at number 3 this week is the Dev Patel starring movie which takes £1. 03 Million giving the film a total gross of £3.7 Million after its second weekend of release.

Little Women

Greta Gerwig retelling of the Louisa May Alcott novel is at number 4 this weekend with £659,344 which gives the film a total UK gross of £19.9 Million after 6 weeks of release.

The Gentlemen

Guy Ritchies latest movie moves back into the top 5 this weekend with £597,494 which gives the film a £10 Million total gross after 5 weeks of release.

Queen and Slim

This Melina Matsoukas directed movie heads up the new releases this week at number 7 with £507,302.

The other new releases are A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood at number 8, the event cinema showing of Porgy And Bess: Met Opera 2020 at number 9 and The Lighthouse at number 10.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Falling to number 15 this weekend, and perhaps its last weekend on the UK box office the Star Wars sequel has had a bit of a disappointing run but is for this week the top total grossing movie with £57.8 Million.

Frozen II

Disneys other sequel movie on the box office this week is at number 14 and has the longest run on the chart with 11 weeks, it has taken £52.6 Million.

There is no stopping 1917 at the current box office as the movie reamins at the top of the UK box office with a massive margin again leaving the Bad Boys to spend a second weekend at number 2 while The Personal History Of David Copperfield is the top new film at number 3.

1917

Sam Mandes war drama remains at the top of the UK box office for a third weekend with another massive gross of £4.5 Million.

This gives the film a total UK gross of £26.3 Million making it by far the top grossing film so far in 2020.

And just for the record it is now the top grossing film in the UK for Sam Mendes that isn't a Bond movie, and the film wont get anywhere near the total gross of those two films.

Bad Boys For Life

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence have to settle for second place again this week as the movie takes £2.7 Million over the weekend.

This brings the sequel movie's total UK gross to £8.2 Million after 2 weeks of release.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Highest new film of the weekend with a UK debut gross of £1.5 Million.

The film stars Dev Patel, Peter Capaldi and Hugh Laurie who are long term favourite actors in the UK and the film could hang around for some time to come.

Little Women

The Oscar nominated movie directed by Greta Gerwig is at number 4 this weekend with a gross of £1 Million.

This gives the Saoirse Ronan and Emma Watson starring movie a total gross of £18.4 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Jumanji: The Next Level

The sequel movie makes just under a million pound this weekend to give the film a toal UK gros of £33.5 Million over 7 weeks of release.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The highest total grossing movie of the week for the Star Wars sequel movie as its gross grows to £57.3 Million after 6 weeks of release.

Frozen II

Disney's sequel movie has the longest run on this weeks box office as the film spends a 10th weekend on the box office.