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Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 31
Highest US chart position: 1
Weeks on US box office: 8
22nd July 2019
It has taken Avengers: Endgame 13 weeks, and in that time it has broken almost every box office record, but this weekend it gets the biggest prize of all and beats Avatar to become the highest grossing movie of all time.
Avatar released in 2009 has held the honor for the last 10 years with a total gross of $2.789 Billion from its initial release and all subsequent releases but Avengers: Endgame hits a gross of $2.790 Billion this Saturday.
There was a time when it was thought the gross would never be beaten and despite the former top grossing movie Titanic getting a re-release and pushing its gross over $2 Billion and Star Wars: The Force Awakens having a good go back in 2015 neither were good enough.
There is every possibility that the total global gross will continue to grow and although it seems unlikely now who knows it could be the first film to get to $3 Billion.
Although the gross of the film has beaten Avatar the ticket sales, or adjusted for inflation as its often known as, is still a way from Avatar which would have grossed $3.273 Billion were it released today, although Gone With The Wind from 1939 is still on top of that list.
It is only a matter of time before we get the first $3 Billion film, and hence beating Avenger: Endgame but for the time being Disney and Marvel can enjoy this mighty task.
13th September 2017
This week marks a bit of a mile stone in film global grosses, Despicable Me 3 goes over $1 billion, the first of the series to do so, this means now the top 30 top global grossing movies have all grossed over $1 Billion.
The first movie to do so was Titanic back in 1998 and was the only film to do so for a long time, that film had another bite of the cherry in 2012 and its gross is now over $2 billion.
The next film to do it was The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King in 2003, since then we have had at least one film a year do the fate.
The oldest film to go over $1 Billion is Jurassic Park from 1993, but again that had another go in 2011 which pushed it over the mark, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace similarly did the same.
To date only 3 film have gone to $2 Billion, Avatar (the top grossing movie of all time), Titanic and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The next milestone will be the top 50 all over a billion, which at the current rate will be some time in 2020/21, and then of course we look forward to the next Star Wars film going over the $2 Billion mark!.
20th April 2017
Producing a series best with a £14 million opening weekend Fast and Furious 8 tops the UK box office easily making more than the rest of the chart added together.
This is the first instalment without the late Paul Walker and many thought the series could not continue, but number 8 in the long running series has performed better then expected.
The £14 million opening makes it the 30th best opening ever in the UK ahead ofThe Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 and behind Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of The Sith.
After a week at the top The Boss baby falls to number 2 with £3 million bringing the films total to a rather good £16.7 million after 2 weeks.
The Handmaiden is new at number 6 with £474,752 and The Sense of an Ending is new at 10 with £329,948.
Highest total grossing movie on the chart is Beauty and The Beast with £65 million, its now the 10th top film in the UK, and the longest running film is Logan with 7 weeks.
A year ago
The Jungle Book hit the top of the chart on its debut while Zootopia fell to number 2.
Five years ago
Battle ship was the new film at the top of the box office while the 3D version of Titanic fell to number 2.
Ten years ago
Wild Hogs flew into the top of the box office knocking Mr. Beans Holiday down to number 2 after 2 weeks at the top.
Fifteen years ago
Bend It Like Beckham was the top new film of the week making its debut at number 1 while Blade II fell to number 3.
Twenty years ago
The special edition of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back made its debut at the top, it knocked the special edition of Star Wars to number 2.
Twenty five years ago
Hook made its debut at the top of the box office and with an all new top 3 Deceived fell to number 4.
13th June 2016
This week the Oscar winning film starring Leonardo Di Caprio, The Revenant, takes over at the top on its debut week on sale.
The film was released in the UK on 15th January this year while winning awards all over the place and with Oscar buzz galore.
On its debut week of release it managed a very respectable £5.2 million which is just about average for a film starring Leo.
His highest grossing film is of course Titanic but this is his 3rd highest grossing movie with a total Uk gross of £22.4 million.
After a number 1 debut it spent 2 more weeks at the top before a slow decent where is spent a total of 9 weeks on the UK box office.
The film is the 141st highest grossing movie in the UK and with a world gross of $531.6 is the 140th highest grossing film across the globe.
Last weeks top film, Goosebumps, fell to the runner up spot this week.
There is one other new entry on this weeks video chart, Will Smith stars in Concussion new at number 16.
8th February 2016
Kung Fu Panda 3 continues to dominate the world box office this week with a world gross of $44 million over the week, made even more impressive as its only from 8 countries.
The Jack Black voiced animated tale has now taken just shy of $200 million over its 2 week run, and with much of the world still to go it could go onto $500 million with ease.
Highest new film of the week across the world is A Violent Prosecutor, the Chinese film took $19.5 million from its single country of release, albeit the second largest cinema going country.
The Force Awakens is still pulling in the audiences in 47 countries and this week gets closer to taking over Titanic as the second highest grossing film over, its total gross is now $2.08 billion.
Here is the full World Box office this week:
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