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4th January 2021
With the 2020 box office collapsing in March due to the global pandemic the Chinese market was the first an quickest to recover and it dominated the global scene over the whole year.
The top grossing movie of the year was The Eight Hundred wich was released in August and did big business in China.
Chinese films accounted for 6 of the top 20 movies of the year and 7 of the movie were released in 2019 with a holdover in 2020.
Tenet which was the first big movie released during the pandemic made it into the top 5 movies of the year despite being considered a flop.
Many movies have had there releases moved to 2021 and cinemas did not have the massive tentpole pictures that would have pulled in over a Billion dollars in revenue, in fact its the first time in over a decade there has been no movie taking over $1 Billion.
Here are the top 5 movies by gross across the globe in 2020.
A massive hit in China the action war epic is directed by Hu Guan and took $161 Million on its full opening weekend.
Over its full global release the movie took $441.8 Million making the top grossing global movie of the year.
After a lengthy gap Will Smith and Martin Lawrence re-teamed as the Miami cops and the movie was a global smash.
Released at the start of the year its release just missed the cinemas closures due to COVID-19 and took $418.2 Million.
Sam Mendes released his Oscar nominated was movie in America in late 2019 but got its global release in early 2020 and its the 3rd top movie of 2020 with $375.4 Million.
Directed by 7 of Chinas top directors this anthology movie took $101 Million durings its Chinese opening.
Globally the movie is the 4th highest grossing of the year with $371.1 Million.
In America this movie was moved to an August release with studios hoping that cinemas would have re-opened after 4 months of closures, but the global pandemic had other ideas and although countries has started to re-opened cinemas had limited capacity.
The movie did relatively well in global cinemas but with mixed reviews it was not the film Warner Bros. had hoped, but a top five of the year is not bad with a gross of $362.6.
20th February 2019
It was a closely fought battle for the weekend box office crown this weekend but by the slimmest of margins The Lego Movie 2 remains at the top.
The gap between first and second place this week was less than £4,000 but the brick movie still manages to hold on to the top spot for a second weekend with a gross of £2.47 million.
This brings the Lego movies total Uk gross to £7.4 million on its second weekend of release.
The feel good comedy starring Mark Wahlberg enters the UK box office at number 2 this week despite giving The Logo Movie a good run for its money.
It took a debut weekend gross of £2.46 million.
The threequel animated dragon movie is at number 3 this week with £1.6 million which gives its UK gross a boost to £11.5 million after 3 weeks.
The Manga battle movie brought to us by James Cameron falls to number 4 this week with £1.4 million which brings its total UK gross to £5.1 million after 10 days of release.
Finishing off the top five this week is the Oscar nominated drama from director Peter Farrelly takes £740.086 to boost its total gross to £5.1 million.
Also new this week at 6 is this sequel horror movie to Happy Death Day which takes £735,000 on its debut.
Falling well short of expectation is this new fantasy adventure movie from director Joe Cornish, who also directed the acclaimed movie Attack The Block, which enters the UK box office down at number 7 with a debut gross of £666,000.
Still pulling in the punters 17 weeks after its release the Queen bio-pic has now grossed an amazing £53.3 million.
5th February 2019
It was the Super Bowl over the weekend in America and with no notable new relases Glass remained at the top with The Upside not far behind, Miss Bala was the top new film.
M. Night Shyamalan phycological comic book triller spends its third weekend at the top with a $9.5 million weeeknd.
This pushes the films US total gross to $88.6 million and leaving the $100 million mark close.
The Kevin Hart starring movie spends its third weekend at number 2 taking $8.85 million which gives it a total gross of $75.5 million.
Highest new entry of the week is at 3, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Gina Rodriguez the stylish action film takes $6.7 million on its debut.
James Wan's DC comic book film is still doing very well 7 weeks in and this week is at 4 and takes $4.7 million taking its US gross to an excellent $323.5 million.
Finishing off the top five in this very quiet weekend is the Oscar nominated animation which boosts its US total to $175.2 million after a $4.4 million weekend.
1st January 2019
Aquaman continues to show its might as it stays at the top of the global box office for a third weekend with little change across the whole of the top 10.
The James Wan directed movie still continues to reign at the top of the global box office with $136.9 million over the weekend from 79 countries, the films total global gross is now $748.7 million.
Bumblebee is at number 2 globally with a weekend gross of $66 million from 56 countries, this brings the films total global gross to $156 million.
The Disney hit is at number 3 globally as the film takes $57 million from 38 countries over the weekend, globally it has now taken $173.3 million.
Sonys animated hit is at number 4 this week with $45.7 million from 61 countries, this boosts the films gross to $231.2 million globally.
Finally on the top five this week is the Holiday hit which takes $21 million fron 70 countries to bring its total gross to $469.4 million.
Highest new film of the week is at number 9, the Chinese film is only released in 2 countries and takes $16.7 million on its debut.
31st December 2018
2018 was another year at the US box office where Disney dominated with their Marvel franchise and Pixar hit while there was a sprinkling of Dinosaurs and a Deadpool for good measure.
The top film in the US in 2018 was the critically acclaimed Black Panther which was released in February and grossed over $700 million during its box office run.
As if that wasn't enough Disney also took the second spot of 2018 with Avengers Infinity War which was released in April and took an amazing $678 million at the US box office.
And again as if that wasn't enough for Disney they also managed the third highest grossing movie of 2018 with their Pixar studio film Incredibles 2 which was released in June and grossed over $608 million.
Universal took the 2018 number 4 slot in the US with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and despite the fact that it took over $400 million in the US it was far from the 3 Disney hits above it.
Finally on the top five hits of 2018 in the US is the Fox property Deadpool 2 which took $324 million, interestingly Fox's movie devision is about to be acquired by Disney, and the film had a second dip of the box office over the holiday period.
Disney's Marvel domination is set to continue into 2019 with more high profile releases, and despite the lack of any Star Wars movies (another Disney property) on this list the anticipation for 2019's Episode IX is already growing.
Here is the top 10 film of 2018 at the US box office.