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On the next Monday Movie Show (29/09/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Denzel Washington filling the boots of Edward Woodward in the movie version of The Equalizer, David Chronenberg shows us what Hollywood is really like in very dark drama Maps to the Stars and David Tenant stars alongside Rosamund Pike in British comedy drama What we Did on our Holidays.  In the home release section we have a look at Hayao Miyazaki’s final film for Studio Ghibli with The Wind Rises, Britian’s most famous postman makes his big screen debut in animated adventure Postman Pat The Movie, Adam Sandler stars alongside Drew Barrymore in family comedy Blended, It’s time for those Greeks to go to war for a second time in 300: Rise of an Empire, drama Fading Gigolo and Dario Argento brings us his version of Bram Stokers famous Dracula, 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 29th September at around 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 – W/E 31/03/14

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Last weeks number one The Grand Budapest Hotel could not hold off the might of one Disney movie let alone two so that’s why this weeks it’s no longer top of the chart, that pleasure has been handed to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In a trend that has seen all sequels released after The Avengers, Captain America: The winter Soldier saw a huge increase in it’s first weekend takings over it’s previous counterpart.  Captain America took a impressive £2.98 million in it’s opening weekend however the sequel has more than doubled that by taking just short of the £7 million.

It’s even more good news for Disney as it also scored the number two spot with Muppets Most Wanted, unlike with Captain America though the Muppets sequel failed to take more than The Muppets movie by nearly £500,000.

One other new entry can be found in the chart and that’s The Legend of Hercules which went in at number nine and did as badly as people and critics expected.

New Releases – With half term fast approaching it’s no surprise to see films mainly aimed at the U/PG/12A market with each one of this weeks main releases falling into that category.  So if you are after something new then you have animated sequel Rio 2 (in 3D), Twilight/Hunger Games-esq film Divergent and biblical epic Noah.

10. A Long Way Down – £107,538 – £741,524

9. The Legend of Hercules – (NE) – £189,881

8. Starred Up – £201,822 – £1,062,827

7. 300: Rise of an Empire – £237,879 – £7,449,264

6. The Lego Movie – £323,397 – £31,636,562

5. Need For Speed – £337,943 – £4,399,097

4. Non-Stop – £360,226 – £8,745,562

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £870,423 – £7,968,357

2. Muppets Most Wanted – (NE) – £2,214,906

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – (NE) – £6,037,850

US box office top 10

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Last weeks number one Divergent could only hold on the top spot for one week only as it has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new films in the form of biblical epic Noah.

Only one other new film went into this weeks chart in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new action thriller Sabotage which went in at a very low seventh spot.

New Releases – despite there being 16 new films to choose from only one movie we attract any attention and that’s the return of Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

10. Non-Stop – $4,087,000 – $85,167,000

9. 300: Rise of An Empire – $4,300,000 – $101,145,000

8. Need For Speed – $4,335,000 – $37,753,000

7. Sabotage – (NE) – $5,330,00

6. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $8,825,000 – $24,457,000

5. Gods Not Dead – $9,075,000 – $22,028,000

4. Mr Peabody and Sherman – $9,500,000 – $94,909,000

3. Muppets Most Wanted – $11,373,000 – $33,210,000

2. Divergent – $26,500,000 – $95,260,000

1. Noah – (NE) – $44,000,000

UK box office top 10 – W/E 24/03/14

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Well Need for Speed could not hold on to the top spot for a second week as it has been knocked off by a film that has slowly been creeping up in the chart, that film in question is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Three new films found there way into the bottom end of the chart not providing that much of a competition on the top five, firstly going in at number eight was drama Labor Day, doing one better by going in at number seven was the second drama of the week A Long Way Down and finally round out the triple bill of drama new entries was Starred Up which went in at number six.

New Releases – It’s a big week for new films and it seems like the box office needs it after it taking a huge 45% loss on the previous week.  So the new films of the week are super hero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the return of the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted, action film Legend of Hercules and small British horror The Borderlands

10. Mr Peabody and Sherman – £198,623 – £12,600,160

9. Ride Along – £211,644 – £3,945,786

8. Labor Day – (NE) – £278,726

7. A Lone Way Down – (NE) – £361,901

6. Starred Up – (NE) – £495,181

5. Non-Stop – £697,128 – £8,097,443

4. 300: Rise of an Empire – £785,538 – £6,868,104

3. The Lego Movie – £815,020 – £31,128,785

2. Need For Speed – £988,255 – £3,691,108

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £1,267,408 – £6,309,128

UK box office top 10 – W/E 17/03/14

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No matter how hard those Greeks fought they couldn’t hold on to the top spot for one more week as last weeks number one film 300: Rise of an Empire has been replaced by one of this weeks new entries Need For Speed.

The top 10 only saw one other new entry and that went to sci-fi drama thriller Under the Skin which went into the number 10 spot.

New releases – This week see’s very few new films released, in fact none of this weeks new release should cause much challenge on next weeks char, however if you are after something new then you have on offer drama Labor Day, comedy About Last Night and British prison drama Starred Up.

10. Under the Skin – (NE) – £238,694

9. Mr Peabody and Sherman – £242,010 – £12,364,901

8. Escape from Planet Earth – £257,812 – £721,489

7. The Book Thief – £281,9374 – £3,366,007

6. Ride Along – £426,034 – £3,540,829

5. Non-Stop – £901,107 – £6,905,787

4. The Lego Movie – £998,176 – £30,063,416

3. 300: Rise of an Empire – £1,223,370 – £5,351,262

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £1,309,103 – £4,115,618

1. Need For Speed – (NE) – £2,011,249

 

Coming up this week (09/03/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we revisit the Persian empire in beefed up sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, Wes Anderson brings us another slice of his very quirky nature in The Grand Budapest Hotel and aliens are on the run in animated film Escape from Planet Earth.  On Blu-Ray/DVD Asa Butterfield stars alongside Harrison Ford in Sci-Fi adventure Enders Game, Lee Daniels brings us the life of The Butler, Liam Hemsworth has a spot of Paranoia in action thriller and a couple get spooked in small British Horror In Fear, 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 9th March at 8:30/9:00pm (we can’t decide) (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.