Movie Releases Jan 1 2016 – Joy

The Hateful Eight & Joy

Popcorn Cinema Show takes a look at the weeks movie releases (1st January 2016) for the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand at the cinema, along with their trailers.  So it’s 2016 a new year but what’s new at the cinema? Well for those of you in the United States you have The Hateful Eight, although this actually came out on 30th December, whilst here in the UK we have Jennifer Lawrence in the film Joy.

(Updated UK Box figures added)

Film News

More Indiana Jones Films?

The CEO of Disney Bob Iger, in a interview with Bloomberg News, confirms more Indiana Jones movies are on the way. Although who will star in them remains unknown.

Star Wars Stays Top…

Yes I know you didn’t see this coming, but Star Wars The Force Awakens remains top at the box office, taking an insame amount of money. What do you think will be top next week? May the force be with you!!!

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Cinema Releases Jan 1 2016

The Danish Girl (Drama)

  • Released 1st January 2016 UK (18) 120 Mins
  • Amber Heard, Alicia Vikander, Eddie Redmayne

The story of Lili and Gerda’s marriage and work as they navigate Lili’s journey as a transgender pioneer.

Joy (Drama, Thriller)

  • Released 1st January UK (15) 120 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.

The Hateful Eight (Western)

  • Wide Release 30th December 2015 UK 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. Daddy’s Home
  3. Joy
  4. Sisters
  5. Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip
  6. Concussion
  7. The Big Short
  8. Point Break
  9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  10. The Hateful Eight

Missed any recent cinema releases? No need to worry we have them here

UK Box Office

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  2. Daddy’s Home
  3. Joy
  4. The Danish Girl
  5. Snoopy And Charlie Brown: The Peanuts Movie
  6. The Good Dinosaur
  7. In The Heart Of The Sea
  8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2
  10. Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter’s Tale 2015 (Theatre)


So is there anything worth watching this week? Hell yes check out Tarantino’s western The Hateful Eight if you get a chance and Jennifer Lawrence in Joy looks a good bet although none of here have actually seen it yet.