Cinema Releases 15 March 2019: Good or Bad Week?

If you are looking for something other than a superhero movie then you’re in luck this week. The UK has no less than four new releases including the Julia Roberts drama Ben Is Back.

To be fair none of the trailers look particularly appealing to us at least but hey who knows maybe there’s a gem in there somewhere. Anyway here are the film trailers for cinema releases 15 March 2019 in the United Kingdom & USA.

Cinema Releases 15 March 2019

Ben Is Back ( Drama)

Released 15th March 2019 UK (15) 103 Mins

  • Distributor: STX
  • Starring Julia Roberts; Lucas Hedges; Courtney B. Vance;
  • Kathryn Newton; Rachel Bay Jones; David Zaldivar

When 19 year-old Ben Burns returns home unexpectedly on Christmas Eve morning his mother, Holly (Julia Roberts) is somewhat relieved. However the next 24 hours will reveal a few truths that will test her love for her son.

Fisherman’s Friends (Comedy, Drama)

Released 15th March 2019 UK (12A) 112 Mins

  • Distributor: Entertainment Film Distributors
  • Starring Tuppence Middleton; James Purefoy; Christian Brassington;
  • Noel Clarke; Daniel Mays; David Hayman

The Prodigy (Drama, Horror)

Released 15th March 2019 UK (15) 92 Mins

  • Distributor: Vertigo
  • Starring Taylor Schilling; Brittany Allen; Colm Feore; Peter Mooney;
  • Jackson Robert Scott; Olunike Adeliyi; Paul Fauteux; Janet Land; Martin Roach

What Men Want (Comedy, Drama, Romance)

Released 15th March 2019 UK (15) 117 Mins

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Starring Taraji P. Henson; Wendi McLendon-Covey; Max Greenfield; Kellan Lutz;
  • Josh Brener; Shaquille O’Neal; Erykah Badu; Richard Roundtree

Remember the Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt film? Well this is a remake /re-imagining of that idea only done much worse!

US Only Releases

Captive State (Thriller)

Released 15th March 2019 US (PG-13) 109 Mins

  • Distributor: Focus Features
  • Starring John Goodman; Ashton Sanders;
  • Jonathan Majors; Machine Gun Kelly; Vera Farmiga

Five Feet Apart (Drama)

Released 15th March 2019 US (PG-13) 116 Mins

  • Distributor: Lionsgate
  • Starring Haley Lu Richardson; Cole Sprouse; Moises Arias;
  • Kimberly Hebert Gregory; Parminder Nagra; Claire Forlani

Wonder Park (Adventure)

Released 15th March 2019 US (PG) 93 Mins

  • Distributor: Paramount Pictures
  • Voiced by Brianna Denski; Kenan Thompson; Ken Jeong; Mila Kunis;
  • John Oliver; Jennifer Garner; Matthew Broderick

Top 10 Box Office Films (8 March 2019)

What movies/films have we all been watching over the last week, time to find out as we take a look at the Top 10 Box Office Films in both the US and UK.

US Box Office

1NewCaptain MarvelWalt Disney$153,433,423
2(1)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldUniversal$14,685,005
3(2)Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family FuneralLionsgate$12,465,383
4(4)The LEGO Movie 2: The Second PartWarner Bros$3,868,248
5(3)Alita: Battle Angel20th Century Fox$3,215,344
6(6)Green BookUniversal$2,511,325
7(7)Isn’t it RomanticWarner Bros$2,261,026
8(8)GretaFocus Features$2,188,430
9(5)Fighting With My FamilyUnited Artists$2,184,010
10(15)Apollo 11Neon$1,250,931

UK Box Office

1NewCaptain MarvelDisney£12,750,000
2(1)Fighting With My FamilyLionsgate£1,026,797
3(2)The LEGO Movie 2Warner Bros£816,200
4(3)Instant FamilyParamount£673,286
5(4)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldUniversal£655,248
6(5)Green BookeOne Films£510,848
7(6)The Aftermath20th Century Fox£261,294
8(8)The Kid Who Would Be King20th Century Fox£180,376
9NewThe Sleeping Beauty - Bolshoi Ballet 2019Trafalgar£176,849
10(7)Alita: Battle Angel20th Century Fox£169,459
38NewMiss BalaSony Pictures£18,832

UK Blu-ray/DVD Charts 10 March 2019

Blu-ray Charts

1NewBohemian Rhapsody20th Century Fox
2(3)A Star Is BornWarner Bros
3(4)VenomSony Pictures
4(6)Avengers - Infinity WarMarvel
5(1)Halloween (2018)Universal Pictures
6(2)Hunter KillerLionsgate
7(7)Black PantherMarvel
8(5)First ManUniversal Pictures
9(10)Thor - RagnarokMarvel
10Re:Alice In Wonderland (Animated)Disney
11(9)Johnny English Strikes AgainUniversal Pictures
12(11)The Predator20th Century Fox
13NewThe House That Jack BuiltArtificial Eye
14(13)Ant-Man And The WaspMarvel
15(14)Guardians of the Galaxy - Vol 2Marvel
16(15)The Greatest Showman20th Century Fox
17(17)Doctor StrangeMarvel
18Re:BladeWarner Bros
19(12)The House With A Clock In Its WallsEntertainment One
20(19)The MegWarner Bros
22NewSister Street Fighter CollectionArrow Films
23(18)Mission Impossible - FalloutParamount
70NewThe Big Bang Theory Seasons 1-11Warner Bros
73Re:Ocean's 8Warner Bros
74Re:Escape From New YorkStudiocanal
76NewUgetsuSony Pictures
78Re:The FogStudiocanal
84Re:Iron Man 3Marvel
86Re:Jumanji - Welcome To The JungleSony Pictures
87Re:Mad Max - Fury RoadWarner Bros
89(96)They LiveStudiocanal
91Re:Prince of DarknessStudiocanal
92Re:DunkirkWarner Bros
95Re:The Godfather CollectionParamount
98Re:Marvel's Agent Carter Season 2Marvel
100(83)Jurassic Park TrilogyWarner Bros

DVD Charts

1NewBohemian Rhapsody20th Century Fox
2(1)A Star Is BornWarner Bros
3(4)Johnny English Strikes AgainUniversal Pictures
4(5)VenomSony Pictures
5(3)Hunter KillerLionsgate
6(2)Halloween (2018)Universal Pictures
7(8)The Greatest Showman20th Century Fox
8(6)SmallfootWarner Bros
9(7)First ManUniversal Pictures
10NewThe Tomb - Heart of the Dragon101 Films
11(10)The House With A Clock InN Its WallsEntertainment One
12(15)Mamma Mia - Here We Go AgainUniversal Pictures
13(9)Goosebumps 2Sony Pictures
14(17)Avengers - Infinity WarMarvel
15(14)Black PantherMarvel
16NewDeath In Paradise - Series 8BBC
17(13)The MegWarner Bros
18(19)Hotel Transylvania 3Sony Pictures
19(16)The Predator20th Century Fox
20(12)The Haunting of Borley RectoryHigh Fliers
23NewBetween WorldsThunderbird Releasing
32NewA Fistful of Lead4 Digital Media
40NewThe House That Jack BuiltArtificial Eye
48NewKrypton Season 1Warner Bros
60NewViking BloodHigh Fliers
63NewGranchester Series 4ITV

Final Thought – Cinema Releases 15 March 2019 & Box Office

Captain Marvel dominates cinemas across the country taking £12.75m from 655 locations in the UK and will no doubt continue to do so despite rather mixed reviews. Clearly many including ourselves are somewhat unhappy with the amount of superhero movies releasing each year. Quality over quantity is our motto.

However there is still a very large market for them even if they are all starting to feel basically the same. That said the bubble will burst sooner rather than later. This week however sees several smaller releases which is always nice to see. There’s no obvious must see film going purely off the trailers but at least there’s a varied selection. Julia Roberts in the drama Ben is Back looks to be the best of the bunch.

We’ve also added in the UK Blu-ray and DVD charts this time around so you can see which films are available now to purchase. As you can see the Queen film Bohemian Rhapsody tops both the Blu-ray and DVD charts. We have added the top 20 along with all the new releases from the top 100 so you never need miss any of the latest releases.

A Worrying Trend?

One thing to note is the current trend by some film labels NOT to release certain brand new movies on to Blu-ray. For instance the Nicolas Cage supernatural thriller film Between Worlds (2018) has only released on DVD in the UK despite most other countries receiving a Blu-ray release. Film fans in the UK are being let down by this decision and hopefully if enough of us complain it will bring an end to it.

Are there any new films you have noticed that have only had a DVD release? We would love to hear from you so we can ask the film companies to reverse their decision and bring Blu-ray back to the forefront of movies. You can leave them in the comments section below or use our contact us form.

That concludes our look at the cinema releases 15 March 2019, check back next week for more new films.