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UK gross: £1,086,777
22nd December 2020
The tough year for cinemas across the UK continues but once again Warner Bros. release a major blockbuster in this market, this time the DC Universe movie Wonder Woman 1984, which after may delays in 2020 makes its debut at the top.
Also new inside the top 5 is Come Away which makes its debut at number 4 and then dropping outside the top 10 there is the cinematic showing of The Nutcracker: Bolshoi Ballet 2020 at 13 and perhaps a little disappointing the Diane Lane and Kevin Costner US hit Let Him Go at 15.
The top 15 movies is totally dominated once again by Christmas catalogue films which makes up 51% of this week chart.
UK box office Quickview
Here is the top 5 box office movie breakdown 18th - 20th December 2020.
Warner Bros. have released 2 potential blockbusters during the pandemic, Tenet back in August which was supposed to re-invigorate the box office and now this DC Universe movie, no other studio has done this, and looking at the box office tickets you can perhaps see why!
The Wonder Woman sequel opens in the UK during a very difficult time for cinemas as a majority of the country is in a forces lockdown, and cinemas that are open can only fill to about 25% because of the pandemic which is just getting worse.
The movie opens to a weekend box office of £846,435 (since its Wednesday openeing) although this is 70% of the total weekend marketplace.
The movie gets a VOD release in the UK mid January.
Last weeks number 1 movie falls to number 2 this week with £83,623, a 15% drop from last weekend giving the movie a total gross since release of £17 Million.
Another Christmas classic and for number 1 falls to 3 this weekend with £56,261, a 36% drop over last weekend, which gives the film a nearly £10 Million total since its 1990 release.
Second highest debut of the weekend is at 4, this Brenda Chapman directed drama about some siblings falling into a world of fantasy and imagination after a family tragedy takes £42,834 on its first weekend.
Finishing off the top 5 is the british Christmas classic from write director Richard Curtis which takes £20,430 over the weekend, 52% down from last weekend, its total is now £36.9 Million since its 2003 release.
15th December 2020
As cinemas start to re-open, and in some places close again, Christmas classics once again dominate the box office with the Will Farrell movie Elf remaining at the top for a second weekend.
The top new movie was the concert film of Little Mix and right behind that was Superintelligence, further down the top 15 pantomime movie Peter Duncan Presents Jack And The Beanstalk was new at 11 while Dreamland was new at 14.
The top 15 movie took a total of £627,505 which is double that of last week and with Wonder Woman 1984 set for release on Wednesday 16th December we could see some impressive numbers next weekend.
UK box office Quickview.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 box office movies 11th - 13th December 2020
Directed by Jon Favreau the holiday favourite from 2003 spends a second weekend at the top of the UK box office taking £98,157, 51% up from last weekend.
The movie only made number 2 on its initial release, the film has now taken £17.1 Million since its 2003 release.
Another holiday classic spends a second weekend at number 2, this week it takes £87,809, 58% up from last weekend, the movie was released in 1990 and has taken £9.7 Million since release.
Highest new movie of the week is the concert film of pop group Little Mix's last concert LM5 which takes £83,518 over the weekend.
Another new release, Melissa McCarthy stars in her husband Ben Falcone new movie which makes its debut at 4 with £72,574 .
Finally in the top 5 is writer Richard Curtis's directorial debut starring Hugh Grant from 2003.
The movie takes £42,508 over the weekend, 66% up from last week, for a total gross of £36.87 since it was released.
9th December 2020
It's time for another catalogue film to hit the top of the UK box office as England comes out of lockdown and cinemas slowly start to open again, 231 cinemas made up this weeks box office.
Elf was first released in the UK at the beginning of December 2003, it never hit the top then spending 4 weeks in the runner up spot, exactly 17 years later the movie get to the top.
Highest new movie of the week is a new telling of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol while outside the top 5 Katherine Jenkins Christmas Spectacular makes a debut at number 10, director Rob Savage's move Host is new at 14 and the re-edit of The Godfather Part III is new at 15.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 film on the UK box office 4th - 6th December 2020.
After 17 years director Jon Favreau's festival favourite hits the top of the UK box office, albeit under strange circumstances, with a weekend gross of £48,244, a 97% increase from last weekend.
The big increase from last weekend is due to the increased number of cinemas that have re-opened, but the movie has taken a total of £17 Million since its release in 2003.
The Chris Columbus movie falls from the top this week with £36,878, a 93% increase from last weekend!
This pushes the movies total gross to £9.64 Million since its 1990 release.
Highest film of the weeks that is not a re-release is this animation from directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart which takes £26,171, a 94% increase over last weekend.
The movie has now taken £74,874 since its release 4 weeks ago.
Highest new movie of the week lands at number 4, a re-telling of the classic Christmas story, this time directed by Jacqui Morris and starring Simon Russell Beale and Martin Freeman.
The film takes £22,366 on its debut weekend of release.
Finally on the top 5 is the former number 1 movies which takes £21,952 on its 7th weekend of release giving the animated take a total gross of £1 Million, it finally made it over the Million line!
2nd December 2020
With only 30 cinemas open in the whole of the UK anything can happen, and this week the 30 year old favourite Christmas movie Home Alone is the anything that can happen.
The movie makes its debut on re-entry at the top of the UK box office on a weekend where nothing else new happened and there were no new, new entries!
With cinemas set to open in some English areas by next weekend, and some new releases hitting next weeks chart could look a lot different.
Here is the UK box office Quickview.
The UK box office top 5 breakdown 27th - 29th November 2020.
Directed by Chris Columbus and starring a young Macaulay Culkin this holiday favourite was a massive hit in December of 1990 where it was a number 1 movie for 3 weeks.
With only and handful of cinemas open in Scotland and Whales the movie took £2,705 over the weekend.
The film has taken a total of £9.6 Million since its initial release and has spent 28 weeks on the box office.
The Liam Neeson movie refuses to go away and this week jumps back up to number 2 with £1,963, a 3% increase from last weekend.
6 weeks in and the movie has taken a total of £662,012 at the box office.
Dropping to number 3 this week is the adaptation directed by Marc Munden which takes £1,657 over the weekend, a drop of 37%, this gives the movie a £677,429 total after 6 weeks of release.
Dropping from the top this week is the animated sequel which takes £1,599, dropping 55% from last weeks total, this gives the movie a total gross os £996,391 over 6 weeks.
Released at the end of October this animated tale from directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart has been bouncing around the box office for a few weeks now and had disappeared completely, but this week makes a re-entry at number 5.
This weekend it took £1,496 which boosts its total to £37,721 after 3 weeks on the box office since release.
26th November 2020
This weekend saw Two By Two: Overboard! rebound back to the top of the Uk box office in a marketplace where only cinemas in Whales and Scotland were open with the lockdown in England still set to last another couple of weekends.
Highest new movie was the documentary Collective at number 3 while further down the box office The Kid Detective made a debut at number 7 with £1,478.
Here is the box office Quickview.
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies at the UK box office 20th - 22nd November 2020
Going back to the top of the UK box office after a couple of weekends away is the animated feature directed by Toby Genkel and Sean McCormack
On its 5th weekend of release, and its 3rd at the top the movie takes £3.422, 20% up from last weekend, for a total of £994,099, so close to a million!
Falling from the top, Marc Munden's retelling of the classic novel is at number 2 this weekend with £2,635.
The movie is down 49% from last weekend and has taken a total of £647,560 over 5 weeks of release.
Highest new movie of the weekend is this documentary by director Alexander Nanau which takes £1.926 on its debut.
The Liam Neeson starring revenge thriller directed by Mark Williams falls to number 4 this week with £1,910, a 40% drop from last weekend giving the movie £659,443 over 5 weeks of release.
Three weeks on the this little feel good movie from director Charles Martin Smith makes its way into the top 5.
The movie has climbed each week its been released and this week takes £1,757, only 5% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken £6,075 after 3 weeks of release.
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