US box office top 10 – W/E 20/07/14

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Despite stiff competition from three new films, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the chart spending a second week at number one and pushing it’s takings in the US alone just $150 million.

As said above three new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number four was comedy Sex Tape, one place above that was animated sequel adventure Planes: Fire and Rescue.  The final new entry went to the second in The Purge series with The Purge: Anarchy which hit the number two spot.

New Releases – Can Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hold on to the top spot for a third week, if so then it has to beat off competition from comedy And so it Goes, action adventure Hercules and action film Lucy.

10. Earth to Echo – $3,260,000 – $31,979,000

9. Maleficent – $3,302,000 – $228,367,000

8. How to Train your Dragon 2 – $3,800,000 – $160,672,000

7. 22 Jump Street – $4,700,000 – $180,509,000

6. Tammy – $7,605,000 – $71,253,000

5. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $10,000,000 – $227,157,000

4. Sex Tape – (NE) – $15,000,000

3. Planes: Fire and Rescue – (NE) – $18,000,000

2. The Purge: Anarchy – (NE) – $28,369,000

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36,000,000 – $138,953,000

Coming up this week (21/07/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the return of Ceaser and his kind trying to survive from the humans in sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and romantic drama about betrayal and nuclear disaster in Grand Central.  In the home releases this week we take a look at the movie that is more than 100% awesome with The Lego Movie, racing videogame get’s the strange big screen outing with Need for Speed, very strange sci-fi drama The Zero Theorem, Irish comedy with The Stag, thriller The Employer and a group of classmates go through Armageddon in After the Dark, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 21st July at 8:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

Coming Soon – Magic in the Moonlight

Coming to cinema’s in September, Woody Allen brings us his latest romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight starring the fantastic Colin Firth and Emma Stone.

We have the latest trailer and synopsis for you to check out and enjoy.

Set in the 1920s on the opulent Riviera in the south of France, Woody Allen’s MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT is a romantic comedy about a master magician (Colin Firth) trying to expose a psychic medium (Emma Stone) as a fake.

Chinese conjuror Wei Ling Soo is the most celebrated magician of his age, but few know that he is the stage persona of Stanley Crawford (Firth), a grouchy and arrogant Englishman with a sky-high opinion of himself and an aversion to phony spiritualists’ claims that they can perform real magic. Persuaded by his life-long friend, Howard Burkan (Simon McBurney), Stanley goes on a mission to the Côte d’Azur mansion of the Catledge family: mother Grace (Jacki Weaver), son Brice (Hamish Linklater), and daughter Caroline (Erica Leerhsen). He presents himself as a businessman named Stanley Taplinger in order to debunk the alluring young clairvoyant Sophie Baker (Stone) who is staying there with her mother (Marcia Gay Harden). Sophie arrived at the Catledge villa at the invitation of Grace, who is convinced that Sophie can help her contact her late husband, and once there, attracted the attention of Brice, who has fallen for her head over heels.

From his very first meeting with Sophie, Stanley dismisses her as an insignificant pip-squeak who he can unmask in no time, scoffing at the family’s gullibility. To his great surprise and discomfort, however, Sophie accomplishes numerous feats of mind-reading and other supernatural deeds that defy all rational explanation, leaving him dumbfounded. Before long, Stanley confesses to his beloved Aunt Vanessa (Eileen Atkins) that he has begun to wonder whether Sophie’s powers could actually be real. If they were to be true, Stanley realizes that anything might be possible, even good, and his entire belief system would come crashing down.

What follows is a series of events that are magical in every sense of the word and send the characters reeling. In the end, the biggest trick MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT plays is the one that fools us all.

The film comes alive in cinema’s on September 19th and we should be reviewing it on the Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 14/07/14

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Finally the hell spawn that is Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie has been knocked off the top spot after spending a few weeks at the top of the chart, the film replacing it is the fourth in the Transformers series with Transformers: Age of Extinction.

In more good news for the latest Transformers film it has becoming the highest opening for a film this year beating X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it has also become the highest opening for any of the Transformers films.  It’s not all good news though as if you take out the amount the film took in previews then it only took £3.1 million in it’s official opening weekend putting it in 10th place overall.

Other new films in this weeks chart included romantic comedy Begin Again which hit the number five spot and the very highly received drama Boyhood which went in at number seven.

New releases – A couple of new films are out this week that will be trying to make some kind of impact on next weeks chart, one should be next weeks number one and the other should hopefully get nowhere near the summit.  So on offer is kids film Pudsey the Dog: The Movie and the highly rated sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

10. Chef – £77,588 – £1,333,970

9. Tammy – £245,824 – £1,139,668

8. Maleficent – £312,747 – £17,968,329

7. Boyhood – (NE) – £332,834

6. 22 Jump Street – £416,025 – £17,489,355

5. Begin Again – (NE) – £456,438

4. The Fault in Our Stars – £558,626 – £9,887,813

3. Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie – £1,081,303 – £11,872,300

2. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £7,779,040 – £9,577,152

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – (NE) – £11,751,427

US box office top 10 – W/E 13/07/14

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Well the Transformers couldn’t hold on to the top spot for a 3rd week as it has been knocked down to the number two by those damned dirty apes with Dawn of Planet of the Apes becoming to new number one.

When it comes to other new entries in the chart, well their was none, the only film to make it’s way into the top 10 that wasn’t there last week was romantic comedy Begin Again which rose from number 15 to this weeks number nine.

New Releases – Well it’s not another week where we only get one new release as three new films will be trying to make some kind of impact on next weeks chart, so if your after something new then you have animated sequel with Planes: Fire and Rescue, horror thriller sequel with The Purge: Anarchy and the only none sequel comedy Sex Tape.

10. Jersey Boys – $2,510,000 – $41,705,000

9. Begin Again – $2,935,000 – $5,286,000

8. Maleficent – $4,169,000 – $221,994,000

7. Deliver Us From Evil – $4,700,000 – $25,002,000

6. Earth to Echo – $5,500,000 – $24,597,000

5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – $5,865,000 – $152,068,000

4. 22 Jump Street – $6,700,000 – $171,961,000

3. Tammy – $12,910,000 – $57,354,000

2. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $16,500,000 – $209,031,000

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – (NE) – $73,000,000

Coming up this week (13/07/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in a strange cinema section we are only technically reviewing one film and that is romantic comedy Begin Again, we will however be quickly going over both How to Train your Dragon 2 and Transformers: Age of Extinction as they are officially released in all territories.  In the home releases section of the show we take a look at small budget Sci-Fi horror Under the Skin, Twilight-esq Vampire Academy, animated adventure in Escape From Planet Earth, documentary on the banned British movie scene of the 80′s with Video Nasties and Vincenzo Natli brings us strange horror film Haunter, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Sunday 13th July at 8:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

UK box office top 10 – 07/07/14

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With it being a very strange week for new films as two of them on the big screen at the moment are still in preview mode, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie didn’t have very much challenge from any new film so it has managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week.

The only new film in this weeks chart went to the Melissa McCarthy starring comedy Tammy which went in at a low fifth spot and taking under £500,000.

New Releases – Finally How to Train Your Dragon 2′s takings from England and Wales can be fully included in the chart after it has been on previews for two weeks and only official been released in Scotland and Wales for the two weeks.

The other big release of the week is Transformers: Age of Extinction which has been on previews for six days so when it is counted in next weeks chart it should easily go straight to the top of the chart as early indications are showing that it took £4.7 million from only two days of it’s preview six days.

10. Edge of Tomorrow – £115,500 – £7,601,850

9. X-Men: Days of Future Past – £118,008 – £26,856,054

8. Walking on Sunshine – £160,402 – £890,844

7. Chef – £192,601 – £1,099,247

6. Maleficent – £448,697 – £17,364,817

5. Tammy – (NE) – £471,429

4. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £475,270 – £1,459,256 (Scotland and Ireland only)

3. 22 Jump Street – £663,228 – £16,554,354

2. The Fault in Our Stars – £961,640 – £8,605,638

1. Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – £2,188,761 – £9,299,344

US Box office top 10 – W/E 06/07/14

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Despite three new films being released this week none of them could shift Transformers: Age of Extinction off the top spot even though it was the lowest taking number one film on the 4th of July since 2001 and the only none new entry since then.

As said above three new films silently crept into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number six was kids adventure Earth to Echo, hitting the number three spot was the latest horror film from Scott Derrickson with Deliver us From Evil, the final new entry went to Tammy which hit the number two spot.

New Releases – Their is only one film of note out this week and i implore you to go and see it to knock Transformers off the top spot and that’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

10. Edge of Tomorrow – £3,640,000 – $90,870,000

9. Think Like a Man – $4,900,000 – $57,192,000

8. Jersey Boys – $5,160,000 – $36,705,000

7. Maleficent – $6,133,000 – $213,882,000

6. Earth to Echo – (NE) – $8,250,000 – $13,500,000

5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – $8,750,000 – $140,000,000

4. 22 Jump Street – $9,400,000 – $158,854,000

3. Deliver us From Evil – (NE) – $9,500,000 – $15,000,000

2. Tammy – (NE) – $21,700,000 – $32,906,000

1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $36,400,000 – $174,746,000

Trailer: The Maze Runner

Based on the novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner finds Thomas, waking up with no memory of who or where he is, to find himself in a maze with other people in a similar situation.

This trailer has my interest, and looks like a larger scale of the idea seen by the Vincenzo Natali movie Cube. The Maze Runner is released in UK cinemas in October.

Coming up this week (07/07/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a early look at the start of a new trilogy with Transformers: Age of Extinction, Melissa McCarthy teams up with Susan Sarandon in comedy Tammy and Noel Clarke directs Sci-Fi mind bender The Anomaly.  In the home release section we take a look at quirky all-star cast comedy drama The Grand Budapest Hotel, small drama set during world war 2 with the Book Thief, Greek drama with Miss Violence, Ti West directs found footage cult movie The Sacrament, martial arts drama with Man of Tai Chi, very strange Swedish football horror comedy with Goal of the Dead, thriller in Dead Awake and low budget horror movie with Absentia, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 7th July at 8:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

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