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US Top Ten movies

Disney/Pixar's Onward managed to hold on to the top spot, helped by the lacklustre new releases.

The best newcomer was Vin Diesel's comic-book adaptation Bloodshot, which overcame poor reviews to land at second spot, but the takings were disappointing, at below 10 million.

Religious drama I Still Believe was next, at three, while who-dies-next thriller The Hunt landed at five. It's probably the last week on the top ten for Bad Boys For Life.

Weekend of 13 - 15 March 2020

  1. Onward (2 weeks)
  2. Bloodshot (new) (9 M$)
  3. I Still Believe (new)
  4. The Invisible Man (3 weeks)
  5. The Hunt (new)
  6. Sonic the Hedgehog (4 weeks)
  7. The Way Back (2 weeks)
  8. The Call of the Wild (4 weeks)
  9. Emma. (2 weeks)
  10. Bad Boys For Life (9 weeks)

UK Top Ten movies

Onward retained the top spot after re-opening, with plenty of nostalgic re-releases on offer as we wait for Hollywood to greenlight the new fare.

Weekend of 3 - 5 July 2020

  1. Onward
  2. Trolls World Tour
  3. Bad Boys For Life
  4. The Greatest Showman
  5. 1917
  6. Dirty Dancing
  7. Grease
  8. The Terminator
  9. Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
  10. Fight Club
Thanks to Comscore for UK data.

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