14th December 2020
There were no new releases on the box office top 10 this weekend as The Croods: A New Age remained at the top for a third weekend.
Catalogue movies ones again did very well with half the top ten as Elf, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, National Lampoons Christmas Vacation and 2017's Wonder Woman all made re-appearances.
The US box office Quickview.
The US box office top 5 breakdown 11th - 13th December 2020
The animated sequel starring Nicholas Cage spends its third weekend at the top of the US box office with a weekend gross of $3.01 Million, 32% down from last weekend and by far the highest on the US box office this week.
After 3 weeks of release the movie has now taken $24.26 million, it will be one of the top grossing film during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
The Mexican movie from director Luke Greenfield spends a second weekend at number 2 with a weekend gross of $490,000, a 30% drop from last weekend giving the film a total US gross of $1.38 Million.
The re-release of the 2003 movie jumps to number 3 this week with $400,000, a 20% increase over last weekend.
This gives the film a total gross since release of $176,12 Million.
The Christopher Landon directed horror comedy is still doing well and this week takes $315,000 at number 4, 34% down on last weekend.
The movie has now taken a very respectable $8.23 Million over its 5 weeks of release.
The Jim Carey Christmas movie from 2000 re-enters the box office this weekend with $268,170 giving the movie a total gross of $260.31 Million since release.
7th December 2020
With cinema closures under the global pandemic continuing across the US which is for the 10th month disrupting the box office animated feature The Croods 2 stays at the top for a second weekend.
Top new movie of the weekend enters the box office at 2 in the shape of Mexican movie Half Brothers and All My Life also makes a new entry at 4.
Also making a new entry on the box office this weekend is the re-edited version of The Godfather Part II, called The Godfather, Coda: The Death Of Michael Corleone, which debuts at 15 with $52,000.
US box office Quickview.
Here is the US box office top 5 rundown for 4th - 6th December 2020.
Second weekend at the top for the animated movie from director Joel Crawford starring Nicolas Cage and Ryan Reynolds which takes $4.4 Million, 55% down from last weekend.
This gives the movie a total gross of $20.3 Million after 2 weeks of release.
A Mexican movie from director Luke Greenfield is the highest new movie of the weekend making its debut at number 2 on the US box office.
The film took a very respectable $720,000 on its debut weekend of release.
The horror comedy former number 1 movie falls to number 3 this weekend with $460,000, a 42% drop from last weekend.
The Christopher Landon directed movie has now taked $7.74 Million during its 4 weeks of release.
New at number 4 this weekend is this romance from director Marc Meyers which takes $350,000 on its debut weekend.
Surprise hit of the year starring Rober De Niro falls to number 5 this weekend with $329,359, a 44% drop, giving the movie a total gross of $17.63 Million after 9 weeks of release, all in the top 5!
9th November 2020
This weekend at the US box office Let Him Go hit the top of the US box office on its debut weekend of release pushing last weeks top movie to number 2.
It was a quiet weekend on the box office as cinemas continue to open, then close, then open again in the ever changing circumstances surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
Inside the top 15 the original Toy Story was also a new release at number 6 and The Dark And The Wicked made its debut at number 11.
Here is the top 15 Quickview
Here is a breakdown of this week top 5 movies at the US box office 6th - 8th November 2020.
Starring Diane Lane and Kevin Costner this powerful drama hits the top of the US box office on its debut weekend with $4.1 Million.
It is the highest weekend gross for a movie since Tenet was released back in August and perhaps shows sign of a recovering box office.
The Jacob Chase made its debut at the top of the box office last weekend but falls to number 2 this weekend with $1.73 Million, down 45% from last weekend.
Post halloween this drop would have been expected but it does push the movies total gross to $5.66 Million after 2 weeks of release.
Still inside the top 3 the Robert De Niro starring movie is at number 3 once again with $1.51 Million which is actually an increase of 16% from last weekend.
After 5 weeks of release the movie has taken a very respectable $13.41 Million at the US box office.
Falling to number 4 this week is the Liam Neeson starring revenge movie which takes $1.12 Million, 18% down from last weekend.
The movie has now taken $11.16 Million after 4 weeks of release.
Christopher Nolan's hit movie falls to number 5 this weekend with $905,000, an increase rom last weekend of 2%.
The movie is the highest grossing film of recent time and has now taken $55.1 Million at the US box office.
14th October 2020
Tenet spends a 7th weekend at the top of the UK box office, the longest for 20 years when Toy Story 2 and Gladiator both spent 7 weeks at the top in 2000.
This is unprecedented times but still it is note worthy that a movie can spend that much time at the top although it is with little competition, although After We Collided came close as did Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite! and this weeks top movie Saint Maud.
There are a number of new movies released this Friday and the bets are on that it could be the last weekend for Tenet, or just maybe the top new release this week might make the jump.
What is a worrying trend is the total top 15 this weekend is nearly a million pound down from last, meaning people are either still unsure of returning to cinemas, or they is nothing to draw them back!
Here is the this week UK box office Quickview (not including catalogue re-releases).
Here is a rundown of the top 5 movies 9th - 11th October 2020.
Seven weeks in and Christopher Nolans 'saviour' is still at the top of the UK box office and this week takes £296K.
This gives the movie a total UK gross of £16.5 Million after 7 weeks of release and it is now the 5 highest grossing movie of 2020 or third highest movie released in 2020.
This weekends total of 53% down from last weekend which is one of the movies biggest drops week on week.
Highest new movie of the weekend lands at number 2 in the shape of director Rose Glass's horror movie which despite landing at 2 takes £263.4K in a ever decreasing market.
The movie has been well reviews with even a hint of Oscar nods so we could see this have a long chart life and it still has a chance to hit the top.
The 1988 movie that kicked off the manga obsession in the West gets a re-release and re-enters the box office at number 3 with £201.1K.
Falling to number 4 this week is the Roger Kumble directed movie that has given Tenet a run for its money in recent weeks and takes £194.2K this weekend, down 50% from last weekend.
The movie has taken a very respectable £3.5 Million in the UK since release 6 weeks ago.
Last weeks top new movie falls to 5 this weekend with £184.3K, down 60% from last weekend giving the movie a second week total of £715.2K.
8th September 2020
As is well documents the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating effect on the world has been the story of the summer, and in fact the year, and it has had the biggest impact on the box office ever.
Cinemas across the globe started closing down in the middle of March and didn't open again in the UK until early July, so the summer box office period of May till early September has been greatly effected.
Most of the Spring and Summer potential blockbusters got their release dates moved, at least once, including Mulan, A Quiet Place Part II, Tenet and Ghostbusters: Afterlife and some of them got a direct to VOD release, including Mulan!
Tenet did finally get a cinema release at the tale end of August and was just about the biggest film of the summer and when the movie theatres finally opened the box office continued where it left off with the Pixar movie Onward still at the top.
What you will also see in the list of top 10 movies for the summer is evidence that movie theatres used old catalogue titles to try and entice movie goers back hence Jurassic Park and Dirty Dancing showing up.
Here is a breakdown of the top 5 film of the summer box office 2020.
Christopher Nolan potential big summer blockbuster had its difficulties on its way to the box office but it finally got a release on 28th August and was hailed as the saviour of the cinema.
The movie had a good start to its box office career and took £5.3 Million on its debut and took £10 Million over the Summer period.
In comparison the top film of summer 2019 was the The Lion King remake which took over £71 Million.
Disney's Pixar movie Onward was the top film on weekend of 13th March when cinemas closed and when they came back it was still the top movie, it has remained in the top 3 for every UK box office since.
Over the summer the movie took was has tuned out to be quite an impressive £1.6 Million.
After the top 2 potential blockbusters we start to get movies which would not have been big movies, but due to the lack of big blockbusters they got a lot of exposure, maybe still not taking as much as they would have done but having good box office runs.
This Russell Crowe movie was the first new movie to get released after the closures and benefitted from that, it has a big star name and got a decent amount of hype and exposure.
The movie took £1.4 Million over the summer period.
Another movie which has had a decent box office run that would not have without the lack of blockbusters is director Alexs Stadermann likeable animation which took just over a Million pound over the summer.
Perhaps the most controversial movie of the summer, the sequel movie was at the start of the summer the biggest movie to go direct to VOD that would have had a good box office run.
The cinema chains, especially the American company AMC which owns the ODEON chain in the UK objected to this move, this was at a time when the world didn't know how long the closures would last.
Despite the release onto VOD the movie still took a very respectable £745K at the UK box office, this is no where near tens of million it has taken on digital.