Cinema Releases January 20 2017 – Split

Heading to the cinema this weekend? Well let me take you through the weeks new releases. These are the cinema releases January 20 2017 for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

This week sees the release of M Night Shyamalan’s new film Split in the UK & US.

Cinema Releases

Split (Drama, Thriller)

Released 20th January 2017 UK/US (15/R) 117 Mins

Starring James McAvoy; Haley Lu Richardson; Anya Taylor-Joy; Kim Director; Sebastian Arcelus; Jessica Sula

From M Night Shyamalan comes a dark thriller about a man who abducts teenage girls. What’s worse still is he has split personalities that they are about to meet.

Looking for a movie to watch at home? See our The Visit review

Jackie (Drama)

Released 20th January 2017 UK (15) 100 Mins

Starring Natalie Portman; Peter Sarsgaard; Billy Crudup; John Hurt; Greta Gerwig; John Carroll Lynch

Natalie Portman plays the First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.

Lion (Drama)

Released 20th January 2017 UK (PG) 118 Mins

Starring Rooney Mara; Nicole Kidman; Dev Patel; David Wenham; Nawazuddin Siddiqui; Aditya Roy Kapoor

An Australian couple adopt a 5 year old Indian boy after he gets lost in Calcutta.

xXx: Return Of Xander Cage (Action, Adventure)

Released 20th January 2017 UK/US (12A/PG-13) 107 Mins

Starring Vin Diesel; Nina Dobrev; Donnie Yen

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) returns to the big screen.

The Founder (Drama)

Released 20th January 2017 US (PG-13) 115 Mins

Starring Michael Keaton; Nick Offerman; John Carroll Lynch; Linda Cardellini; Patrick Wilson; B. J. Novak; Laura Dern

This is the true story of salesman Ray Kroc and how he happened to meet Mac and Dick McDonald who were running a burger operation in 1950s.

20th Century Women (Drama)

Released (Expands) 20th January 2017 US (R) 118 Mins

Starring Annette Bening; Elle Fanning; Greta Gerwig; Lucas Jade Zumann; Billy Crudup

Movie Releases Down Under


Released AU/NZ 19th January 2017 118 Mins ( Drama)


Released NZ 19th January 2017 111 Mins (Drama)

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

Released AU/NZ 19th January 2017 107 Mins (Action)

Top 10 Box Office Films

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 UK and US.


1(1)Hidden Figures20th Century Fox$20,853,947
2(5)La La LandLionsgate$14,533,070
4NewThe Bye Bye ManSTX Entertainment$13,501,349
5(2)Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryWalt Disney$13,468,189
6(29)Patriots DayLionsgate$11,613,765
7NewMonster TrucksParamount Pictures$10,950,705
8NewSleeplessOpen Road$8,344,128
9(4)Underworld: Blood WarsSony Pictures$6,206,099
10(42)Live by NightWarner Bros.$5,420,000


1NewLa La LandLionsgate£6,596,256
2(2)Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDisney£1,764,104
4(1)Assassin's Creed20th Century Fox£950,168
5(5)PassengersSony Pictures£783,390
6NewManchester by the SeaStudioCanal£729,478
7NewLive by NightWarner Bros£698,218
8(7)Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemWarner Bros£568,432
9NewThe Bye Bye ManSTX Entertainment£535,492
10(8)Why Him?20th Century Fox£369,657

Comment By Dr. Loomis

There are the Cinema Releases January 20 2017. M Night Shyamalan’s new film, Split looks like it could be worth a look so I’ll probably opt for that.