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Historical UK box office Second weekend in March featuring Awakenings, Kung Fu Panda 3 and The Hills Have Eyes

Robert Hyde

Awakenings
As we get closer to the re-opening of UK cinemas we take a look back at what was making headlines at the UK box office in the last 30 years.

We take a look at 1991 where Awakenings was the top movie, 2016 with Kung Fu Panda hitting the top and 2006 where The Hills Have Eyes was the new film at number 1.

A year ago (2020)

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

Highest debut:
The Hunt directed by Craig Zobel and starring Betty Gilpin and Hilary Swank which entered the box office at number 3.

Top total grossing and longest run:
1917 which had taken £43.7 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Five years ago (2016)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Kung Fu Panda 3 starring Jack Black and Bryan Cranston and directed by Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh

Top total grossing and longest run:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens which had taken £122.9 Million over 13 weeks of release.

Ten years ago (2011)

No. 1 and Highest debut:
Battle: Los Angeles starring Aaron Eckhart and Ramón Rodríguez and directed by Jonathan Liebesman

Top total grossing and longest run:
The Kings Speech which had taken £43.3 Million over 10 weeks of release.

Fifteen years ago (2006)

No. 1 and highest debut:
The Hills Have Eyes starring Maxime Giffard and Michael Bailey Smith and directed by Alexandre Aja

Longest run:
Walk the Line which had been on the box office for 6 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Chicken Little which had taken £12.5 Million after 5 weeks of release.

Twenty years ago (2001)

No. 1 movie:
Hannibal which had been at the top for 4 weeks and with a total gross of £19.1 Million it was also the top total grossing film.

Highest Debut:
The Watcher directed by Joe Charbanic and starring James Spader and Marisa Tomei which entered the box office at number 7.

Longest run:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which had been on the box office for 10 weeks.

Twenty five years ago (1996)

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

Highest debut:
Restoration directed by Michael Hoffman and starring Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Neill which entered the box office at number 10.

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

Top total grossing:
Seven which had taken £19.3 Million after 11 weeks of release.

Thirty years ago (1991)

No. 1 and highest debut:
Awakenings starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams and directed by Penny Marshall

Longest run:
Home Alone which had been on the box office for 15 weeks.

Top total grossing:
Dances With Wolves which had taken £10.1 Million after 6 weeks of release.

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