Cinema Releases January 6 2017 – A Monster Calls & Assassin’s Creed

A Monster Calls & Assassin’s Creed

Heading to the cinema this weekend? Well let me take you through the weeks new releases. Theses are the cinema releases January 6 2017 for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

This week sees the release of A Monster Calls starring Felicity Jones, Sigourney Weaver and Liam Neeson in both the UK & US.

Movie News

2016 saw the passing of several well known actors with Carrie Fisher bringing the year to a truly sad end.

Here are just a few of the others lost in 2016, Alan Rickman, Burt Kwouk, Anton Yelchin, Gene Wilder, George Kennedy, Kenny Baker, Zsa Gabor and Debbie Reynolds (Carrie Fishers mother).

Cinema Releases January 6 2017

Assassin’s Creed (Action)

  • Released 6th January 2017 UK (15) 140 Mins
  • Michael Fassbender ; Marion Cotillard ; Jeremy Irons ; Brendan Gleeson ; Michael K. Williams

Big screen version of the popular video game series.

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


A Monster Calls (Drama, Fantasy)

  • Released 6th January 2017 UK/US (12A/PG-13) 108 Mins
  • Toby Kebbell ; Liam Neeson ; Felicity Jones ; Sigourney Weaver ; Geraldine Chaplin ; Lewis MacDougall

A 12 year-old boy named Conor attempts to deal with the bullying of his classmates and the illness his mother suffers from by escaping into a into the fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales.


Silence (Drama)

  • Released 6th January 2017 UK (15) 161 Mins
  • Andrew Garfield ; Liam Neeson ; Adam Driver
  • Directed by Martin Scorsese

During the 17th century, two young Portugese Jesuit priests Sebastiao and Francisco arrive in Japan to find their mentor, Father Cristovao Ferreira. Their journey to spread the word of Christ sees them find appalling acts of Christian persecution.


Underworld: Blood Wars (Horror)

  • Released 6th January 2017 US (R) 91 Mins
  • Kate Beckinsale ; Theo James ; Tobias Menzies ; Lara Pulver ; Peter Andersson ; Clementine Nicholson ; Bradley James ; Charles Dance

More vampire horror action.


Hidden Figures (Drama)

  • Released 6th January 2017 US (PG) 126 Mins
  • Taraji P. Henson ; Octavia Spencer ; Janelle Monáe ; Kevin Costner ; Kirsten Dunst

This is the story of African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson who along with her two colleagues enabled NASA catch up in the space race despite working in the segregated West Area Computers division of Langley Research Centre.


Movie Releases Down Under

The Edge of Seventeen

Released AU/NZ 5th January 2017 104 Mins (Comedy Drama)


Whisky Galore

Released NZ 5th January 2017 96 Mins (Comedy, Romance)

Top 10 Box Office Films

US BOX OFFICE 30th December 2016

  MovieDistributorGross
1(1)Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryWalt Disney$49,609,002
2(2)SingUniversal$42,896,330
3(3)PassengersSony Pictures$16,160,539
4(6)MoanaWalt Disney$10,987,075
5(4)Why Him?20th Century Fox$10,048,645
6(7)FencesParamount Pictures$10,041,471
7(8)La La LandLionsgate$9,553,414
8(5)Assassin’s Creed20th Century Fox$8,678,046
9(13)Manchester-by-the SeaRoadside Attractions$4,244,121
10(10)Collateral BeautyWarner Bros.$4,161,129

UK BOX OFFICE 30th December 2016

  MovieDistributorGross
1Rogue One: A Star Wars StoryDisney£5,959,299
2NewWhy Him?20th Century Fox£2,183,715
3PassengersSony Pictures£1,898,267
4NewMonster TrucksParamount£1,726,229
5MoanaDisney£1,620,268
6Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find ThemWarner Bros£1,514,227
7NewCollateral BeautyWarner Bros£1,177,943
8BallerinaeOne Films£594,356
9DangalUTV Motion Pictures£391,594
10Sully: Miracle on the HudsonWarner Bros£247,621

Dr. Loomis’s Comment

There are the Cinema Releases January 6 2017. Nothing of interest for me at least this week, but hey I have plenty of Blu-ray films that Santa brought me to catch up on!