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2021
UK release date Released: 23rd July 2021  |
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Abbey Lee
Eliza Scanlen
Thomasin McKenzie
Rufus Sewell
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23rd July 2021

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23rd July 2021

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With the box office chart on hold for the second time due to the lockdown in the UK we take a look at the video charts.

Fox Video's (Disney) film much delayed film from 2020 The New Mutants makes its debut at the top of the box office removing Tenet from a 3 week run at the top.

Also new is the Nicholas Cage action movie Jiu Jitsu which is new this week at number 5.

Here is a breakdown of the video charts week of 10th - 16th January 2021.

The New Mutants

Set in the X-Men universe this Marvel/20th Century Fox/Disney production has a troubled time getting a release date being moved around quite a bit before finally landing a UK release date of 4th September 2020.

It was a relatively big hit in the UK, especially considering cinemas has just re-opened and not to full capacity, but the movie made its debut at number 2 with £686,407 and went on to gross £1.5 Million.

Tenet

The 'saviour of cinema' has spent the last 3 weeks at the top of the video chart but this week gives way to the Mutant movie.

Christopher Nolans mind bending movie took £17 Million in the UK August - September 2020 and is the highest grossing movie of the COVID-19 pandemic era.

The Witches~2020

Robert Zemeckis's adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book skipped a theatrical release in favour of a direct to VOD release and after 4 weeks falls to number 3 on the video chart.

The Blackout~2019

This sci-fi action movie from Russia jumps from 10 to number 4 this week as the British viewing public look for something new and exciting to watch during a period of time when there are little new releases.

Jiu Jitsu

Jiu Jitsu

Starring Nicholas Cage this action movie skipped cinemas in the UK and makes its debut on the video chart at number 5 this week.

With the pandemic ending the UK box office for the second time take a look back at what films were making the headlines over the years.

A year ago (2020)

No. 1 and highest debut:
1917 starring Dean-Charles Chapman and George MacKay and directed by Sam Mendes

Longest run:
Frozen II which had been on the box office for 8 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker which had taken £54.9 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 movie:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £108.4 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Hateful Eight directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson and Kurt Russell which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Spectre which had been on the box office for 11 weeks.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
The Kings Speech starring Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter and directed by Tom Hooper

Top total grossing and longest run:
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 which had taken £50.6 Million over 8 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

No.1 movie:
King Kong which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Just Friends directed by Roger Kumble and starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart which entered the box office at number 3.

Longest run:
The Constant Gardener which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire which had taken £47.6 Million after 8 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No.1 movie:
Unbreakable which had been at the top for 2 weeks.

Highest debut:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon directed by Ang Lee and starring Yun-Fat Chow and Michelle Yeoh which entered the box office at number 4.

Top total grossing and longest run:
Billy Elliot which had taken £17 Million over 15 weeks of release.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Seven starring Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt and directed by David Fincher

Top total grossing and longest run:
Goldeneye which had taken £17.2 Million over 7 weeks of release.

The UK box office figures are back on hold again as the UK experiences another lockdown and cinemas across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales close.

Two cinemas remained open Broadway and Palace on the Isle Of man and The Mallard Cinema in the Channel Islands, both run under different rules.

1917

These cinemas showed the latest hit movies including Wonder Woman 1984 as well as older hits like 1917.

The lockdown is due to end on 15th February but the UK government has said it could go on longer.

With a COVOD-19 vaccine rapidly starting to be administered across the country it is hoped that this could be the last lockdown and then perhaps the UK box office can start to return to normal.

With no big new releases on the US box office over the new year the top movie jiggle around a bit but there is nothing of note.

The highest new movie is at number 13 in the shape of Shadow In The Cloud, directed by Roseanne Liang and starring Chloƫ Grace Moretz which debuts with a gross of $40,000.

US box office Quickview

  • Number 1 - Wonder Woman 1984 (2nd weekend)
  • Highest debut - Shadow In The Cloud (@13)
  • Longest run - The War With Grandpa (13 Weeks)
  • Highest total gross - The War With Grandpa ($18,668,705)

Here is the top 5 US box office breakdown 1st - 3rd January 2021

Wonder Woman 1984

Warner Bros. released the superhero movie on HBO Max day and date with theatres, and with cinemas in America still largely closed the Wonder Woman sequel has not done too bad staying at the top with a weekend gross of $5.5 Million, although it is 67% down from last week.

The Patty Jenkins directed movie now has a total gross in the US of $28.5 Million and is the third highest grossing movie during the global pandemic.

The Croods: A New Age

The Croods: A New Age

The second highest grossing movie of the pandemic era with a weekend gross of $2.1 Million, an increase of 21% from last weekend hence the climb to number 2.

The Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds starring movie has now taken $34.5 Million after 6 weeks of release.

News Of The World

The Tom Hanks starring Oscar buzz movie falls to number 3 this weekend after making its debut at 2 with a gross of $1.7 Million, 30% drop from last week.

The movie has now taken $5.4 Million in America after 2 weeks of release.

Monster Hunter~2020

Director Paul W.S. Anderson new video game movie stays put at number 4 this week with $700,000, 6% up from last week to boost its total cume to $3 Million after 3 weeks.

Fatale

Hilary Swank's latest movie jumps a place from last week with $660,000, a fall of 3% giving the movie a $1.8 Million 2 week total.

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.

The Eight Hundred

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.

The Eight Hundred

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.

Bad Boys For Life

Bad Boys For Life

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.

1917

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.

My People, My Homeland

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.

Tenet

Tenet

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.