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Historical UK box office First weekend in March featuring Onward, Rango and Trainspotting

Robert Hyde

Trainspotting
Each week we present a rundown of the UK box office chart headlines on this same weekend over the last 30 years.

Making headlines were Onward from this time last year, Rango hitting the top of the box office in 2011 and the classic Transpotting which was the bog movie of the week in 1996.

A year ago (2020)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Onward starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt and directed by Dan Scanlon

Top total grossing and longest run:
1917 which had taken £43.4 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 and highest debut:
London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart and directed by Babak Najafi

Top total grossing and longest run:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had taken £122.8 Million over 12 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Rango starring Johnny Depp and Isla Fisher and directed by Gore Verbinski

Top total grossing and longest run:
The Kings Speech which had taken £41.9 Million over 9 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

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

Highest debut:
Syriana directed by Stephen Gaghan and starring Kayvan Novak and George Clooney which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Brokeback Mountain which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Chicken Little which had taken £11.8 Million after 4 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No. 1 movie:
Hannibal which had been at the top for 3 weeks and with a total gross of £17 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
Chocolat directed by Lasse Hallstrm and starring Juliette Binoche and Judi Dench which entered the box office at number 2.

Longest run:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which had been on the box office for 9 weeks.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Trainspotting starring Ewan McGregor and Ewen Bremner and directed by Danny Boyle

Longest run:
Babe which had been on the box office for 13 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Seven which had taken £18.8 Million after 10 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1991)

No. 1 and highest debut:
The Godfather Part III starring Al Pacino and Diane Keaton and directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Longest run:
Home Alone which had been on the box office for 14 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Dances With Wolves which had taken £9.5 Million after 5 weeks of release.

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