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Coming up this week (09/02/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Joel Kinnaman taking on the role of Alex Murphy in the remake of Robocop, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto star in true life drama Dallas Buyers Club and a 60’s cartoon icon gets the big screen treatment in animated adventure Mr Peebody and Sherman.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Oscar nominated drama Captain Phillips, snails get the speed treatment in animated adventure Turbo, James Mcavoy stars in dark comedy Filth, heavy metal band Metallica get the movie treatment in a strange mash up movie with Metallica: Through the Never, James Gandolfini stars in his final film before his passing in drama Enough Said and Soairse Ronan stars in drama thriller How i Live Now, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

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Stuart’s Best 10 of 2013

So my list of worst films of 2013 have been revealed and i could of easily made that list the worst 30/40, when it comes to the best films of the year that’s where i struggled a little as it took to nearly the end of the year for me to even had a good 15, in the end though a few films managed to shine through as the best of the best as well as a few honorable mentions.

So take a look at the 10 films that i thought were the best of 2013.

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Andrew’s Best 10 films of 2013

So it’s that time of year again, when the Monday Movie Show takes a look back at the last 12 months of movies to pick out the best and worst of the movies of the year. A combined list of both Stuart’s and my own is announced in the end of year Monday Movie Show awards special, but here is my own personal list of the highs and lows of 2013, a year which was certainly an improvement over 2012, so much so that at one point I considered making this a top 20 rather than 10, there were that many good movies this year. Read the rest of this entry

UK box office top 10 – W/E 18/11

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Well not much has changed at the top of the chart this week despite there being 16 new films out, Gravity managed to hold off all competition to remain the leader at the top of the chart.

Three new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number 10 was Bollywood film Goliyon Ki Raasleeia Ram-Leela, hitting the number spot was Lee Daniels The Butler.  This weeks highest new entry went to Ridley Scotts new film The Counselor which managed to hit the number five spot.

A few films absent from the chart were Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial/written debut Don Jon which could only manage number 11 and Dom Hemmingway the latest film starring Jude Law which only managed the number 13 spot.

New Releases – A couple of new films are on offer this week, first up is the second chapter in the Hunger Games series with Hunger Games Catching Fire, comedy thriller The Family, thriller drama Parkland and British thriller Vendetta.

10. Goliyon Ki Raasleeia Ram-Leela – (NE) – £348,574

9. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £382,236 – £6,062,854

8. Turbo – £429,116 – £10,932,902

7. Captain Phillips – £682,571 – £14,671,703

6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £740,029 – £11,003,009

5. The Butler – (NE) – £794,044

4. The Counselor – (NE) – £815,051

3. Philomena – £1,006,356 – £7,298,426

2. Thor: The Dark World – £1,782,854 – £17,088,066

1. Gravity – £4,838,152 – £14,711,488

US box office top 10 W/E 17/11/13

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Well no film thought they were tough enough to go up against Thor so it will come as no surprise to hear that it has managed to stay at the top of the chart for a second week despite a drop off of 51%.

Only one new film went into this weeks chart and that was comedy movie The Best Man Holiday which went into the number two spot and gave Thor a bit of a scare by taking just under $8 million less than it.

New Releases – This week see’s only two new films trying to fight there way into next weeks chart, firstly you have comedy film Delivery Man.  Your second choice and the movie that should easily go into the number one spot and should take north of $80 million is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

10. About Time – $3,462,000 – $11,568,000

9. Captain Phillips – $4,500,000 – $97,617,000

8. 12 Years a Slave – $4,700,000 – $24,949,000

7. Enders Game – $6,200,000 – $53,777,000

6. Gravity – $6,280,000 – $240,556,000

5. Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa – $7,670,000 – $90,202,000

4. Free Birds – $8,300,000 – $42,218,000

3. Last Vegas – $8,850,000 – $46,958,000

2. The Best Man Holiday – (NE) – $30,593,000

1. Thor: The Dark World – $38,454,000 – $146,965,000

UK box office top 10 – 13/11/13

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Well it seems that Thor could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as the only new film to come out has managed to knock it off the top spot.

As said above only one new film came out this week and that was the amazing Gravity and it will come as no surprise to read that it has gone straight into the number one spot, what’s interesting is that 89% of it’s ticket sales were in 3D, the highest proportion of a blockbuster movie this year.

New releases – it’s more of a drama week this week as we have three of them on offer, just to make the mix more interesting we also have a small British horror.  So your new films of choice this week are drama thriller The Counselor, comedy drama Don Jon, based on true events drama The Butler and horror film In Fear.

10. One Chance – £133,816 – £2,224,014

9. Krrish 3 – £147,633 – £717,930

8. Enders Game – £173,541 – £2,832,047

7. Turbo – £576,827 – £10,431,843

6. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £675,311 – £5,292,385

5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £946,924 – £10,133,968

4. Captain Phillips – £1,063,974 – £13,344,620

3. Philomena – £1,407,318 – £4,762,182

2. Thor The Dark World – £2,979,564 – £13,973,977

1. Gravity – (NE) – £6,238,375

US box office top 10

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It will come as no surprise to hear that last weeks number one Enders Game could only hold on to the top spot for just one week, in fact the film has taken a bit of a beating and now finds itself at this weeks number five.

So with Enders Game no longer the charts number one you can probably guess what has taken it’s place, Chris Hemsworth returns as one of the Marvel Avengers in Thor: The Dark World.

New Releases – nothing seems to want to go up against Thor with this weeks new films, so much so that there is only one film of any note and that’s comedy movie The Best Man Holiday.

10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $2,800,000 – $109,976,000

9. About Time – $5,172,000 – $6,690,000

8. Captain Phillips – $5,800,000 – $90,982,000

7. 12 Years a Slave – $6,600,000 – $17,346,000

6. Gravity – $8,405,000 – $231,119,000

5. Enders Game – $10,250,000 – $44,001,000

4. Last Vegas – $11,100,000 – $33,531,000

3. Free Birds – $11,180,000 – $30,196,000

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $11,300,000 – $78,747,000

1. Thor: The Dark World – (NE) – $86,109,000

US box office top 10

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Last weeks number 1, Jackass Present Bad Grandpa could only hold on to the top spot for only one week as it has been knocked off by one of this weeks new entries.

Three new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number four was animated film Free Birds, this weeks number three is a new entry for comedy film Last Vegas.  This weeks highest new entry and new number one went to Sci-fi adventure film Enders Game.

New Releases – There is only one new film of any note out this week and we can guess that it will be next weeks new number one, that film in question is Thor: The Dark World.

10. The Counselor – $3,250,000 – $13,368,000

9. Carrie – $3,400,000 – $31,973,000

8. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $4,200,000 – $106,195,000

7. 12 Years a Slave – $4,600,000 – $8,760,000

6. Captain Phillips – $8,500,000  -$82,551,000

5. Gravity – $13,130,000 – $219,196,000

4. Free Birds – (NE) – $16,200,000

3. Last Vegas – (NE) – $16,520,000

2. Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa – $20,500,000 – $62,058,000

1. Enders Game – (NE) – $28,000,000

UK box office top 10

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Well Turbo revved it’s way into the number one spot last week but this week it’s forgot to fill up on fuel as it now finds itself at the number four spot thanks to a big fight from some of this weeks new films.

Four new films went into this weeks top 10 finally giving the chart the shake up that it needed.  Firstly going in at number six was British comedy drama One Chance, going in at number five and lower than expected was big action film Enders Game.  Heading into this weeks top three and at number three is a new entry for Jackass spin off Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, this weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

New Releases – well this week we have two small films and one huge movie, firstly the small movies which are Philomena and A Haunting in Connecticut 2: the Ghosts of Georgia.  Obviously the biggest film of the week has too be the latest Marvel film in the form of Thor: The Dark World.

10. Blue Jasmine – £212,747 – £4,586,664

9. Sunshine on Leith – £254,200 – £3,865,774

8. Prisoners – £316,700 – £6,804,208

7. Escape Plan – £499,858 – £2,002,988

6. One Chance – (NE) – £717,857

5. Enders Game – (NE) – £1,158,548

4. Turbo – £1,323,885 – £6,206,300

3. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – (NE) – £1,940,476

2. Captain Phillips – £2,445,704 – £7,905,991

1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – (NE) – £3,658,618

US box office top 10

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Well after a few weeks reigning supreme at the top of the chart Gravity has finally been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new films.

Only two new films went into this weeks top 10, firstly going in at number four was Ridley Scott’s new thriller The Counselor.  This weeks highest new entry and surprising new number one went to comedy spin off Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa.

New releases – Three new films will be trying to make a impact on next weeks chart, so on offer is Sci-Fi thriller Enders Game, animated film Free Birds and comedy movie Last Vegas.

10. Prisoners – $1,063,000 – $59,122,000

9. Enough Said – $1,555,000 – $13,021,000

8. 12 Years a Slave – $2,150,000 – $3,410,000

7. Escape Plan – $4,340,000 – $17,424,000

6. Carrie – $5,900,000 – $26,021,000

5. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $6,100,000 – $100,611,000

4. The Counselor – (NE) – $8,000,000

3. Captain Phillips – $11,800,000 – $70,074,000

2. Gravity – $20,300,000 – $199,814,000

1. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – (NE) – $32,000,000