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US Top Ten movies

Newcomer action thriller Honest Thief, starring an ageing Liam Neeson, dethroned The War with Grandpa, starring an even older Robert de Niro, as Hollywood comes to terms with the so-called New Normal.

Disney's re-release of The Nightmare Before Christmas did better than the actual new films, which had to be content with dismal takings in the bottom half of the top ten.

Weekend of 16 - 18 October 2020

  1. Honest Thief (new) (4.1 M$)
  2. The War with Grandpa (2 weeks)
  3. Tenet (7 weeks)
  4. The Nightmare Before Christmas (re-release, 1 week)
  5. Hocus Pocus (re-release, 2 weeks)
  6. 2 Hearts (new)
  7. The New Mutants (8 weeks)
  8. Unhinged (10 weeks)
  9. Love and Monsters (new)
  10. The Kid Detective (new)

UK Top Ten movies

With many cinemas now partially or fully closed, takings are down.

The best new release was not even a film, but a concert, which landed at second spot behind long-running champ Tenet.

The documentary about teen climate activist Greta came ninth, grossing about 30k.

Weekend of 16 - 18 October 2020

  1. Tenet (8 weeks)
  2. Michael Ball & Alfie Boe - Back Together (Concert) (new) (176k£)
  3. Saint Maud (2 weeks)
  4. After We Collided (7 weeks)
  5. Cats & Dogs: Paws United (3 weeks)
  6. On the Rocks (3 weeks)
  7. Hocus Pocus (re-release)
  8. I Am Greta (new)
  9. Onward
  10. Bill And Ted Face The Music (5 weeks)
Thanks to Comscore for UK data.


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