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Monster Hunter 2020 Films classified 12A contain material that is not generally suitable for children aged under 12. No one younger than 12 may see a 12A film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult. Adults planning to take a child under 12 to view a 12A film should consider whether the film is suitable for that child. To help them decide, we recommend that they check the Ratings info for that film in advance.

BBFC

 99 minutes (1 hrs 39 mins)
Netherlands release date Netherlands release: 3rd December 2020
UK release date UK release: 18th June 2021
 BBFC Age Rating:  12A age rating
US release date US release: 18th December 2020
MPAA Age Rating: Monster Hunter PG-13 age rating 
US total gross
  $15.1 Million
Global total gross
  $41.5 Million
During a sandstorm a portal opens and transports Captain Artemis and her elite unit of soldiers to a strange world.

In this strange and hostile world lives powerful monsters that rule with deadly ferocity.

Faced with relentless danger, the team encounters a mysterious hunter who may be the only hope to find a way back to their home land before its destroyed.

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This weeks new movie releases in the UK include The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard, In The Earth and Monster Hunter, all looking to replace A Quiet Place Part II from the box office number 1.

Here is this weeks new release rundown.

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard

  • The movie is directed by Patrick Hughes, it is the directors 4th movie.
  • Patrick Hughes also directed The Hitman's Bodyguard in 2017 which grossed £7.1 Million in the UK.
  • It stars Ryan Reynolds who last starred in 6 Underground (2019).
  • The film also stars Samuel L. Jackson who last appeared in Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021).
  • Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson have starred in 2 movies together.
  • They also appeared together in The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017).

In the Earth

  • The movie is directed by Ben Wheatley, it is the directors 10th movie.
  • Ben Wheatley also directed Free Fire in 2017 which grossed £1 Million in the UK.
  • It stars Joel Fry who last starred in Cruella (2021).
  • The film also stars Reece Shearsmith who last appeared in High Rise (2016).

Violet Evergarden: The Movie

  • The movie is directed by Taichi Ishidate, it is the directors 4th movie.
  • Taichi Ishidate also directed Beyond the Boundary Movie: I'll Be Here - Mirai Hen in 2015.
  • It stars Yui Ishikawa who last starred in Violet Evergarden: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll (2019).
  • The film also stars Daisuke Namikawa who last appeared in Robot Carnival (1987).

Luca

  • The movie is from director Enrico Casarosa
  • This movie is a directorial debut.
  • It stars Jacob Tremblay who last starred in Doctor Sleep (2019).
  • The film also stars Jack Dylan Grazer who last appeared in Don't Tell a Soul (2020).

In the Heights

  • The movie is directed by Jon M. Chu, it is the directors 12th movie.
  • Jon M. Chu also directed Step Up 3D in 2010 which grossed £7.4 Million in the UK.
  • It stars Anthony Ramos who last starred in Honest Thief (2020).
  • The film also stars Melissa Barrera who is making a feature film debut.

Fatherhood

  • The movie is directed by Paul Weitz, it is the directors 11th movie.
  • Paul Weitz also directed Being Flynn in 2012.
  • It stars Kevin Hart who last starred in Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).
  • The film also stars Paul Alexander Desire who is making a feature film debut.

Monster Hunter

  • The movie is directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, it is the directors 14th movie.
  • Paul W.S. Anderson also directed AVP Alien Vs. Predator in 2004 which grossed £5 Million in the UK.
  • It stars Milla Jovovich who last starred in Hellboy (2019).
  • The film also stars Tony Jaa who last appeared in Detective Chinatown 3 (2021).

Check back on Monday to see what new movies made it onto the Weekend Box Office Chart.

Next weeks there are 4 new movies released

  • Fast & Furious 9, Thursday, 24th June
  • Freaky, Friday, 25th June
  • Supernova, Friday, 25th June
  • False Positive, Friday, 25th June

With new blockbuster potential movies few and far between at the moment its good to see once blockbuster take over from another as Monster Hunter tops the US box office on its debut.

The special effects extravaganza takes over at the top on its debut meaning its the highest new movie of the week the only other new entry is Fatale at number 3.

US box office Quickview.

  • Number 1 - Monster Hunter (1st week)
  • Highest debut - Monster Huner (@1)
  • Longest run - Tenet (16 weeks)*
  • Highest total gross - Tenet ($57,895,000)*
  • *Not including catalogue re-releases

Monster Hunter~2020

Director Paul W.S. Anderson returns to the video game genre, with the same star as the Resident Evil series Milla Jovovich for this adaptation which makes its debut on the US box office at number 1 with $2.2 Million.

This is the second movie in succession to top the box office with over $2 Million in the age of COVID-19, and with Wonder Woman 1984 released this coming Friday we could get 3.

The Croods: A New Age

Falling to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top is the animated tale of the prehistoric family which takes $2 Million over the weekend, 34% down from last weekend and just shy of the number 1 spot gross.

The movie is on its fourth weekend of release and has taken a very good $27 Million.

Fatale

Second highest new release of the weekend comes in with little hype as director Deon Taylor takes his new film to number 3 with $925,000 on its debut.

Elf

Still spreading holiday cheer is the 2003 comedy starring Will Ferrell which takes $365,000 over the weekend, only 9% down from last weekend.

The movies has taken $176.5 Million since its release in December 2003.

Half Brothers

Director Luke Greenfield's Mexican movie falls from second place to number 5 this weekend with a gross of $260,000, 47% down from last weekend.

The movie has done amazingly well for a film with little hype and after 4 weeks of release has taken $1.8 Million at the US box office.

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