Cinema Releases 25 Dec 2015 – In the Heart of the Sea

Point Break & In the Heart of the Sea

Happy Christmas from Popcorn Cinema Show!!!  Time for the cinema releases for 25th December 2015 in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand along with their film trailers. So here are your Christmas movies, In the Heart of the Sea (UK) or the remake of Point Break (US) for a start?

But first the news…

(Update: UK Box Office Top 10 added)

Film News

The Force Is Strong

Star Wars: the Force Awakens has smashed the global opening record according to various reports, one from Digital Spy reports takings of $529m.

Love films then check out our Scrooge aka A Christmas Carol Blu-ray review

Movies Releases Dec 25 2015

Joy (Drama, Thriller)

  • Released 25th December US (PG-13) Mins
  • Jennifer Lawrence; Robert De Niro; Bradley Cooper

Joy Mangano (Jennifer Lawrence), a single mother of three children builds a business empire based on the Miracle Mop.

Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie (Animated Comedy)

  • Released 21st December 2015 UK (U) 93 Mins
  • Voiced by: Noah Schnapp ; Bill Melendez ; Alexander Garfin ; Madisyn Shipman ; Francesca Capaldi ; Mariel Sheets ; Venus Schultheis ; Hadley Belle Miller

The big screen version of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the Peanuts gang.

Daddy’s Home (Comedy)

  • Released 25th & 26th December 2015 US/UK (PG-13/12A) 96 Mins
  • Will Ferrell; Mark Wahlberg; Linda Cardellini; Alessandra Ambrosio; Paul Scheer; Hannibal Buress; Thomas Haden Church; Bobby Cannavale

Radio executive Brad (Will Ferrell) struggles to become a good stepfather to his wife’s two kids, further complicated when their father, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) arrives.

Concussion (Drama, Sport)

  • Released 25th December 2015 US (PG-13) 122 Mins
  • Will Smith; Alec Baldwin; Gugu Mbatha-Raw; Arliss Howard

This is the story Dr Bennet Omalu’s (Will Smith) race to publicise the condition known as CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) in American football players.

In the Heart of the Sea (Adventure)

  • Released 26th December 2015 UK (12A) 121 Mins
  • Chris Hemsworth; Cillian Murphy; Brendan Gleeson

The year is 1820 and the whaling ship Essex Captained by George Pollard, Jr. Their ship is sunk by whale ramming them. Now shipwrecked the crew must survive but at what cost!

Point Break (Action)

  • Released 25th December 2015 US (PG-13) 114 Mins

Remake of the 1991 film. An FBI agent goes undercover to find a gang who are carrying out a series of heists.

The Hateful Eight (Western)

  • Limited Release 25th December 2015 Main Release 8th January 2016 US (R) 167 Mins
  • Stars: Samuel L. Jackson; Kurt Russell; Jennifer Jason Leigh; Walton Goggins; Demián Bichir; Tim Roth; Michael Madsen; Bruce Dern
  • Music by Ennio Morricone
  • Quentin Tarantino’s back with The Hateful Eight

John “The Hangman” Ruth (Kurt Russell) is taking fugitive Daisy “The Prisoner” Domergue to Red Rock to face the charge of murder. On the way they encounter a bounty hunter named Major Marquis “The Bounty Hunter” Warren (Samuel L Jackson) and Chris “The Sheriff” Mannix (Goggins).

When a blizzard forces them to take shelter they encounter another four strangers hence the hateful eight!

Top 10 Box Office Films

US Box Office

  1. Star Wars Ep. VII: The Force Awakens
  2. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  3. Sisters
  4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  5. Creed
  6. The Good Dinosaur
  7. Krampus
  8. In the Heart of the Sea
  9. Dilwale
  10. Bajirao Mastani

UK Box Office

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Snoopy and Charlie Brown: A Peanuts Movie
  3. Daddy’s Home
  4. In the Heart of the Sea
  5. The Good Dinosaur
  6. Dilwale
  7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  9. Bajirao Mastani
  10. Sisters


There are your movie releases this week, we would say the two films that may be of interest are Joy with Jennifer Lawrence and Tarantino The Hateful Eight looks like it may be a cult classic. 

Although the latter only has a limited release in the US so you may have to wait until next week to see it.