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Stuart’s 10 Best Films of 2012

What a interesting year it has been when it comes to the world of films, not only have i been a little bit more impressed with the world of the super heroes but French cinema has shown what it can produce.  Yes we have had some really stinkers released this year however this list will only concentrate on the cream of the crop, the best films that cinema has to offer and unlike last year my top 10 films wrote themselves this year.

So here is my top 10 films of the year and there might be one or two surprises in the list so please don’t shout at me.

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Monday Movie Show Catch Up (17/09/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section we review Brit action thriller The Sweeney starring Ray Winstone and Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has to get on his bike in Premium Rush and a band of kids have to go up against a horde of zombies in stop motion animated film Paranorman.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review the huge ensemble superhero cast including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk going up against Loki in the biggest film of the year Avengers Assemble, Jason Segal teams up with Ed Helms in Jeff Who Lives at Home, Elizabeth Olsen get’s really scared in Silent House, 50 Cent stars alongside Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker in action/drama/thriller Crossfire and Dennis Quaid is a interesting choice as a serial killer in Beneath the Darkness, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming up this week (17/09/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the big screen debut of The Sweeney starring Ray Winstone and Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has to get on his bike in Premium Rush and a band of kids have to go up against a horde of zombies in stop motion animated film Paranorman.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review the huge ensemble superhero cast including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Hulk going up against Loki in the biggest film of the year Avengers Assemble, Jason Segal teams up with Ed Helms in Jeff Who Lives at Home, Elizabeth Olsen get’s really scared in Silent House, 50 Cent stars alongside Robert De Niro and Forrest Whitaker in action/drama/thriller Crossfire and Dennis Quaid is a interesting choice as a serial killer in Beneath the Darkness, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

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UK box office top 10

It has finally happened Prometheus has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries, in fact it’s been knocked out of the top 3 all together.

4 new films made there way into the top 10, first off hitting the number 9th spot is bollywood film Teri Meri Kahni, going in at number 7 but doing nowhere near what was expected of it was horror film Chernobyl Diaries.  Hitting the number 3 spot was comedy film The Five Year Engagement however it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that slaughtered the competition by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Top Cat – £179.427 – £2.479.427

9. Teri Meri Kahni – (NE) – £190.230

8. Avengers Assemble – £248.695 – £51.344.770

7. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – £495.875

6. Rock of Ages – £501.095 – £2.015.192

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £870.402 – £13.413.970

4. Prometheus – £1.029.758 – £21.641.986

3. The Five Year Engagement – (NE) – £1.058.897

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.072.033 – £19.062.351

1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – £1.119.117

New Releases – A really interesting mix of films for your pleasure this week, first off there is action/drama/thriller Killer Joe from The Exorcist director William Friedkin, next up is musical comedy Joyful Noise which features Queen Latifah, if you are after just a straight forward comedy film then Friends With Kids is your choice however if you crave a horror film then Storage 24 is the movie for you.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

UK Box Office Top 10

A very busy week when it comes to the chart thanks to the weather calming down and also 2 of the biggest films of the year being released in the same week, with this in mind it will come as no surprise that last weeks number 1 Men in Black 3 couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off is a surprise entry at number 9 in the form of the Ken Loach drama The Angels Shame, doing better despite it being panned by critics is Top Cat which forced it’s way into the number 7 spot.  The second highest new entry went to Snow White and the Huntsman that went into the number 2 spot despite it having 2 extra days on the number 1 film which will come as no surprise to anybody to learn that it went to Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – £210.804 – £724.870

9. The Angels Share – (NE) – £256.446

8. American Pie: The Reunion – £267.682 – £16.396.461

7. Top Cat – (NE) – £457.287

6. What to Expect When your Expecting – £633.935 – £1.983.332

5. The Dictator – £754.068 – £9.251.635

4. Avengers Assemble – £847.598 – £48.367.585

3. Men in Black – £3.032.053 – £7.958.460

2. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – £3.589.027

1. Prometheus – (NE) – £6.236.580

New Releases – A lot of films are out this weeks so i will quickly go through them, first off is drama from George Lucas, Red Tails, then we have horror film The Pact, next up is extreme drama from Plan B in the form of Ill Manors, Will Farrell is back in Spanish comedy Casa De Mi Padre, Simon Pegg goes it alone as he has A Fantastic Fear of Everything and finally Ti West’s latest film The Innkeepers finally get’s it’s UK release however in limited form.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very good week at the box office and that’s thanks to the really warm weather, so despite there being 4 new entries in the top 10 and there being a new number 1, this week saw some of the lowest takings since last October.

As said above 4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 10 spot despite only being on 26 screens was comedy Sci-Fi film Iron Sky, going in at number 7 was the latest film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, hitting the number 4 spot but doing worse that what was expected of it was What to Expect When your Expecting, however it was the Men in Black in there third outing that went straight into the top spot but it’s not good news for the film, the takings for MIB 3 were way down from the 1st and 2nd films and this is the worst debuting number 1 film for a while.

10. Iron Sky – (NE) – £66.076

9. Beauty and the Beast 3D – £69.795 – £2.475.361

8. The Raid – £116.340 – £805.399

7.  Moonrise Kingdom – (NE) – £251.760

6. American Pie: Reunion – £362.323 – £15.813.594

5. Dark Shadows – £409.560 – £6.236.054

4. What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – £661.617

3. Avengers Assemble – £872.664 – £46.891.709

2. The Dictator – £1.078.155 – £7.563.554

1. Men in Black 3 – (NE) – £2.953.736

New Releases – It’s a very big week for films in the UK as we have 2 huge films and one that nobody wanted, first off the nobody which see’s the return of Top Cat however this time in 3D.  On to the 2 big films though, the first one is another telling of Snow White this time Starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman however it’s the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien genre that fans have been waiting for, so for me the biggest film out this week can only be Prometheus.

UK Box Office Top 10

It has finally happened the Avengers couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as 1 of this weeks new entries has gone and knocked it off the top spot by nearly doubling the takings of the Avengers.

Only 2 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at a impressive 5th spot is martial arts action film the Raid however it was Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest creation in the form of the Dictator that has stormed the charts by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10 – Safe – £121.399 – £1.674.127

9 – Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – £132.235 – £15.914.058

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £167.171 – £5.483.431

7 – The Lucky Ones – £252.447 – £2.563.985

6 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £395.660 – £2.233.651

5 – The Raid – (NE) – £417.596

4 – American Pie: Reunion – £1.372.896 – £13.580.948

3 – Dark Shadows – £1.638.651 – £4.042.680

2 – Avengers Assemble – £2.814.216 – £43.093.498

1 – The Dictator – (NE) – £4.963.745

New Releases – 2 new films are out this week trying to get you to part with your money, first off is comedy film with a huge baby feel to it in What to Expect when your Expecting and the only other film of note is Will Smith returning in the 3rd instalment of the Men in Black series in the form of Men in Black 3.

US Box Office Top 10: 18-20/05

Nothing can seem to shake The Avengers off the top of the chart as it has spent it’s 3rd week at number 1 however this week it hasn’t broke a record.

3 new films graced this weeks chart first off going in at number 5 is comedy What to Expect when your Expecting, going in at number 3 is comedy film starring Sacha Baron Cohen in the shape of The Dictator however the highest new entry went to Battleship which hit the number 2 spot but was sunk by The Avengers.

10 – Pirates: Band of Misfits – $1.450.000 – $25.362.000

9 – The Lucky One – $1.765.000 – $56.921.000

8 – Think Like a Man – $2.700.000 – $85.888.000

7 – Hunger Games – $3.000.000 – $391.631.000

6 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3.250.000 – $8.257.000

5 – What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – $10.500.000

4 – Dark Shadows – $12.770.000 – $50.908.000

3 – The Dictator – (NE) – $17.415.000

2 – Battleship – (NE) – $25.300.000

1 – The Avengers – $55.057.000 – $457.078.000

New Releases – 2 new films are out this week first off is horror film Chernobyl Diaries however it’s the return of the Men in Black in there 3rd outing that i think will knock the Avengers off the top spot next week

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to shake The Avengers off the top of the chart with the group of superhero’s now passing the £40 million mark in only 18 days.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 9 was Mel Gibson’s action film How i Spent my Summer Vacation, doing 1 place better but taking  £1 million less than the original movie is Piranha 3DD however it was Johnny Depp’s latest team up with Tim Burton in Dark Shadows that was the highest new entry at number 3.

10 – Hunger Games – £143.542 – £23.480.585

9 – How i Spent my Summer Vacation – (NE) – £152.728

8 – Piranha 3DD – (NE) – £242.889

7 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £259.550 – £5.316.260

6 – Safe – £298.201 – £1.552.728

5 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £422.924 – £1.837.991

4 – The Lucky One – £431.576 – £2.311.538

3 – Dark Shadows – (NE) – £2.404.029

2 – American Pie: Reunion – £2.546.626 – £12.208.052

1 – Avengers Assemble – £4.169.087 – £40.279.282

New Releases – Only 2 new films will be trying to take your money off you, first off is over the top insane martial arts action film The Raid and your other choice is Sasha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.