Cinema Releases 5 April 2019: Are you ready for Shazam!

There’s yet more superhero action this week although this time its not one from Disney. This one comes from Warner Bros. What’s the film? Shazam!

However if that’s not your thing fear not as the remake of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary lands in cinemas in both the UK and US as does Shazam!

Let’s take a closer look at these two films and the rest of this week’s new releases including movie trailers, so without further ado here are the cinema releases 5 April 2019 for the United Kingdom & USA.

Cinema Releases 5 April 2019

Shazam! (Action, Adventure)

Released 5th April 2019 UK/USA (12A/PG-13) 132 Mins

  • Distributor: Warner Bros
  • Starring Zachary Levi; Asher Angel; Mark Strong

Missing Link (Animated Adventure)

Released 5th April 2019 UK (PG) 95 Mins

  • Distributor: Lionsgate UK
  • Voiced by Hugh Jackman; Zach Galifianakis; Zoe Saldana; Emma Thompson;
  • Stephen Fry; Timothy Olyphant; Matt Lucas; Amrita Acharia; David Walliams

Peppa Pig: Festival Of Fun (Animated Adventure)

Released 5th April 2019 UK (U) 68 Mins

Pet Sematary (Horror)

Released 5th April 2019 UK/USA (15/R) 97 Mins

  • Distributor: Paramount
  • Starring Jason Clarke; Amy Seimetz; John Lithgow

The Sisters Brothers (Comedy, Western)

Released 5th April 2019 UK (15) 122 Mins

  • Distributor: Universal Pictures
  • Starring John C. Reilly; Joaquin Phoenix; Jake Gyllenhaal;
  • Riz Ahmed; Rebecca Root; Allison Tolman

US Only Releases

The Best of Enemies (Drama)

Released 5th April 2019 USA (PG-13) 133 Mins

  • Distributor: STX Entertainment
  • Starring Taraji P. Henson; Sam Rockwell; Babou Ceesay; Anne Heche; Wes Bentley

Top 10 Box Office Films (29 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

1NewDumboWalt Disney$45,990,748
3(2)Captain MarvelWalt Disney$20,664,264
4NewUnplannedPure Flix Entertainment$6,382,298
5(4)Five Feet ApartLionsgate$6,197,557
6(3)Wonder ParkParamount Pictures$5,011,027
7(5)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldUniversal$4,371,920
8(35)Hotel MumbaiBleecker Street$3,164,450
9(6)Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family FuneralLionsgate$2,677,413
10NewThe Beach BumNeon$1,763,070

UK Box Office

2(1)Captain MarvelDisney£1,770,433
4(3)Fisherman's FriendsEntertainment£629,247
5(4)What Men WantParamount£300,641
6(5)Fighting With My FamilyLionsgate£188,930
7NewDie Walkure - Met Opera 2019 (Opera)Trafalgar£176,278
8NewLuciferRFT Films£147,682
9(7)The White CrowStudioCanal£143,585
10(6)The LEGO Movie 2Warner Bros£140,519
15NewOut Of BluePicture House Entertainment£70,039

UK Blu-ray/DVD Charts 24 March 2019

Blu-ray Charts

PosLWFilmBuy FromDistributor
1(1)Fantastic Beasts - Crimes of GrindelwaldAmazonWarner Bros
2NewCreed IIWarner Bros
3(2)Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)Amazon20th Century Fox
4NewDoctor Who - The Macra TerrorBBC
5NewRobin Hood (2018)Lionsgate
6(6)A Star Is Born (2018)AmazonWarner Bros
7(35)Pet Sematary (1989)AmazonParamount
8NewThe Girl In The Spider's Web (2018)Sony Pictures
9(11)Ant-Man And The WaspAmazonMarvel
10(5)Avengers - Infinity War (2018)AmazonMarvel
11(9)Venom (2018)AmazonSony Pictures
12(4)Fantastic Beasts-Where To Find/Crimes OfWarner Bros
13(10)Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)AmazonWalt Disney
14(8)Black Panther (2018)AmazonMarvel
15NewCreed / Creed IIWarner Bros
16(7)Widows (2018)Amazon20th Century Fox
17(24)The Greatest ShowmanAmazon20th Century Fox
18(16)First Man (2018)AmazonUniversal Pictures
19(12)Thor - Ragnarok (2017)AmazonMarvel
20(14)Overlord (2018)AmazonParamount
21(17)Incredibles 2 (2018)AmazonWalt Disney
22(19)Halloween (2018)AmazonUniversal Pictures
23(22)Hunter Killer (2018)AmazonLionsgate
24(30)Christopher Robin (2018)AmazonWalt Disney
25NewShopliftersThunderbird Releasing
26(18)The GrinchAmazonUniversal Pictures
27(25)Spider-Man Homecoming (2017)AmazonSony Pictures
28Re:HellboySony Pictures
29(29)The Predator (2018)Amazon20th Century Fox
30(27)Star Wars: The Last JediAmazonWalt Disney
31(28)Johnny English Strikes Again (2018)AmazonUniversal Pictures
32NewBlood Hunger - The Films Of Jose LarrazArrow Video
33(31)Coco (2017)Walt Disney
34(21)Guardians of the Galaxy - Vol 2AmazonMarvel
35(26)Doctor StrangeAmazonMarvel
36(36)The House With A Clock In Its WallsAmazonEntertainment One
38(3)Doctor Who - The Collection - Season 18AmazonBBC
40(34)Mission Impossible - Fallout (2018)AmazonParamount
41(33)Captain America: Civil WarAmazonMarvel
42NewParty Over HereEar Music
43(40)The Meg (2018)AmazonWarner Bros
44(32)The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsAmazonWalt Disney
45(47)Blade Runner 2049Sony Pictures
46(23)Wheels On Meals (Jackie Chan)AmazonEureka Entertainment
48NewCandyman 2 - Farewell To The Flesh (1995)88 Films
49NewSwamp Thing (1982)88 Films
55(72)John Wick Chapters 1&2AmazonWarner Bros
58(39)Free SoloAmazonDogwoof
63(20)RingArrow Video
67Re:SuspiriaCult Films
70(71)The Nun (2018)Warner Bros
71NewJack the Giant Killer101 Films
76NewIkarie XB 1Second Run DVD
79NewBergman - A Year In A LifeBFI
80Re:SplitUniversal Pictures
82(52)Captain America - The First AvengerParamount
84NewNext of KinSecond Sight
93(70)PeterlooAmazon20th Century Fox
97(84)Wonder WomanWarner Bros
99Re:ITWarner Bros
100(63)Prince of Darkness (1987)AmazonStudiocanal
Best Buys
The Ring CollectionAmazonArrow Video
Escape From New York (1981)AmazonStudiocanal
The Fog (1980)AmazonStudiocanal
They Live (1988)AmazonStudiocanal
Key Largo (1948)Warner Bros
To Have And Have Not (1944)Warner Bros

DVD Charts

PosLWFilmBuy FromDistributor
1(1)Fantastic Beasts - Crimes of GrindelwaldAmazonWarner Bros
2(2)Bohemian RhapsodyAmazon20th Century Fox
3NewCreed IIWarner Bros
4NewRobin HoodLionsgate
5(3)A Star Is BornAmazonWarner Bros
6(8)The Greatest ShowmanAmazon20th Century Fox
7(12)Mamma Mia - Here We Go AgainAmazonUniversal Pictures
8(4)Widows20th Century Fox
9NewThe Girl in the Spider's WebSony Pictures
10(6)Fantastic Beasts-Where To Find/Crimes OfWarner Bros
11(7)Christopher RobinAmazonWalt Disney
12(5)The GrinchAmazonUniversal Pictures
13NewDoctor Who - The Macra TerrorBBC
14(10)Incredibles 2AmazonWalt Disney
15(9)Johnny English Strikes AgainAmazonUniversal Pictures
16(14)VenomAmazonSony Pictures
17NewCreed / Creed IIWarner Bros
18(17)DumboAmazonWalt Disney
19(11)The Nutcracker And The Four RealmsAmazonWalt Disney
20(25)The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel PieStudiocanal
21(18)MoanaAmazonWalt Disney
22(21)CocoAmazonWalt Disney
23(16)Avengers - Infinity WarAmazonMarvel
24(20)Hunter KillerAmazonLionsgate
25(29)The Lion KingWalt Disney
26(26)SmallfootAmazonWarner Bros
27(31)Peter RabbitSony Pictures
28NewInvincibleHigh Fliers
29(24)Halloween (2018)AmazonUniversal Pictures
30(19)Black PantherAmazonMarvel
31(32)The MegAmazonWarner Bros
32(28)Hotel Transylvania 3AmazonSony Pictures
33(27)The House With A Clock In Its WallsAmazonEntertainment One
34(23)First ManAmazonUniversal Pictures
39(22)PeterlooAmazon20th Century Fox
41(13)Call The Midwife - Series 8/ChristmasAmazonBBC
44(36)King Of ThievesAmazonStudiocanal
45(30)Thor RagnarokAmazonMarvel
56(47)Mission: Impossible - FalloutAmazonParamount
57(43)Goosebumps 2AmazonSony Pictures
58NewSuperman/Shazam The Return of Black AdamWarner Bros
66NewShopliftersThunderbird Releasing
81(15)Endeavour - The Complete Sixth SeriesAmazonITV Studios
87NewDeath Kiss4Digital Media
94NewShakespeare & Hathaway - Series TwoSpirit Entertainment
100Re:Wonder WomanWarner Bros

Final Thought – Cinema Releases 5 April 2019 – Shazam! & Box Office

Unlike Captain Marvel which divided opinion but still did rather well at the box office, Shazam! seems to have gone down well with fans that have had an early look. Many note it’s an enjoyable film that doesn’t push any real agenda and simply concentrates on being as entertaining as it can be. Fancy that being that best way to make one of these films!

Dumbo The Elephant In The Room

Tim Burton’s re-imaging of Disney’s classic Dumbo has not received much praise from fans or critics. Many cite that the film seems to forget to concentrate on the main storyline, Dumbo. That said it managed to interest enough people on both sides of the Atlantic meaning it lands the number one spot at the box office taking over £6m in the UK and $45m in America.

UK Blu-ray & DVD Charts

There’s yet another Doctor Who new release in this week’s Blu-ray and DVD charts and again its classic Who that people are buying. Doctor Who – The Macra Terror is an animated reconstruction of the Patrick Troughton story. Last week’s charts featured the Blu-ray of Tom Baker’s Doctor Who – The Collection – Season 18. It looks like fans have something to enjoy during these troubling times for the show.

In any case it really would be nice to know just how many units the latest series (Jodie Whittaker) sold in comparison to these classic Doctor Who releases.

Cinema – Shazam! or Pet Sematary?