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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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Highest Grossing Movies of 2013

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It’s that time of the year when all of the pennies are counted and we discover which film has taken the most at the UK box office.

Only one movie this year managed to crack the £40 million mark and was a run away winner.  The rest of the top 10 could of easily been predicted apart from one surprise entry at number seven.

There were a few films that missed out on the top 10 including Thor: The Dark World which went in number 13, World War Z could only manage the number 19 spot, The Wolverine went in at number 20 taking just over the £20 million mark, the biggest film for me that failed to make any kind of impact on the chart was the brilliantly fun Pacific Rim which could only place 39th only just managing the top 40.

10. Fast and Furious 6 – £23,404,669

9. Star Trek Into Darkness – £24,064,192

8. Gravity – £25,467,390

7. The Croods – £26,376,552

6. Man of Steel – £28,242,715

5. Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £28,720,819

4. Monsters University – £28,834,687

3. Iron Man 3 – £34,891,918

2. Les Miserables – £38,637,459

1. Despicable Me 2 – £44,158,756

Coming up this week (25/11/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the return of Katniss Everdeen and Petta Mellark in The Hunger Games Catching Fire and Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer team up for the first time in action comedy The Family.  On Blu-Ray/DVD the minions return with Gru in hand in Despicable me 2, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy star in buddy cop comedy The Heat, the gang lead by Bruce Willis returns in Red 2 and Simon Pegg along with Nick Frost star in the third and final part of the cornetto trilogy in The Worlds End, 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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UK box office top 10

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Well last weeks number one One Direction: This is Us has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries.

Two films went into this weeks top 10, in fact both movies make up the top two, so going in at number two was the third entry for Riddick in Riddick.  This weeks highest new entry went to comedy drama About Time.

New releases  – Finally a week of big films as four movies will be trying to wrestle your cash off you, so if you want too see something new at the cinema then you have horror sequel Insidious Chapter 2, formula one drama Rush, over the top action film White House Down and baseball drama 42.

10. Monsters University – £294, 762 – £29,083,561

9. Grown Ups 2 – £314,249 – £7,983,406

8. Despicable Me 2 – £316,278 – £45,395,057

7. Pain and Gain – £401,920 – £1,923,892

6. Planes – £620,814 – £6,918,840

5. Elysium – £776,884 – £7,429,386

4. We’re the Millers – £918,971 – £45,788,783

3. One Direction: This is Us – £1,122,137 – £5,822,032

2. Riddick – (NE) – £1,415,141

1. About Time – (NE) – £1,761,079

UK box office top 10

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Well it seems that Kick-Ass 2 could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as it has had it ass kicked by the rest of the chart.

Three new films found their way into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number four was Twilight wannabe Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, hitting the number two spot was comedy movie We’re the Millers however it was Elysium that went straight into the number one spot.

New releases – a bit of a weak week for new films this week however if you want a new movie to go and see then you have comedy drama The Way Way Back, horror thriller You’re Next and over the top action film Pain and Gain.

10. The Smurfs 2 – £546,075 – £9,958,208

9. Despicable Me 2 – £566,019 – £43,861,335

8. Monsters University – £592,070 – £27,579,037

7. Kick – Ass 2 – £613,817 – £4,230,695

6. 2 Guns – £639,968 – £2,996,738

5. Grown Ups 2 – £678,466 – £6,417,368

4. Mortal Instruments: City of Bones – (NE) – £1,143,385

3. Planes – £1,165,315 – £4,096,501

2. We’re the Millers – (NE) – £1,508,366

1. Elysium – (NE) – £3,127,005

UK box office top 10

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Well it looks like people weren’t that interested in Alan Partridges foray on to the big screen as it has been knocked off the top spot all the way down to number 7.

Three new films went into this weeks chart, in fact all three of them make up the top end of the chart.  First off going in at number three was comedy action film 2 Guns, hitting the number two spot was Planes the latest animated film from Disney.  This weeks highest new entry and kicking everybody else butt was Kick-Ass 2.

New Releases – If your after something new to go and see at the cinema this week then the movies on offer are the latest film from Neil Blomkamp Elysium, the latest film to try and take the Twilight crown with Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, saucy drama with Lovelace and comedy We’re the Millers.

10. Despicable Me 2 – £768,575 – £42,676,372

9. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – £834,538  -£4,264,614

8. The Smurfs 2 – £836,599 – £8,669,411

7. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – £852,967 – £4,201,795

6. Monsters University – £892,945 – £26,251,949

5. The Conjuring – £963,073 – £8,121,962

4. Grown Ups 2 – £1,119,025 – £4,770,646

3. 2 Guns – (NE) – £1,423,738

2. Planes – (NE) – £1,735,940

1. Kick-Ass 2 – (NE) – £2,482,187

US box office top 10

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It’s all change in this weeks chart as last weeks number one, 2 Guns has been knocked off the top spot by a very tough field.

A total of four new films went into this weeks chart and they make up this weeks top four, firstly going in at number four was Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, in at number three was Disney’s latest animated film Planes, Hitting the number two spot was comedy movie We’re the Miller, this weeks highest new entry is sci-fi action film Elysium.

New Releases – Another four films will be challenging next weeks chart, so if your after something new then you have drama film Jobs, the OTT sequel Kick-Ass 2, drama Lee Daniel’s The Builder and thriller Paranoia.

10. Grown Ups 2 – $3,700,000 – $123,800,000

9. Despicable Me 2 – $5,748,000 – $338,314,000

8. The Conjuring – $6,700,000 – $120,745,000

7. The Wolverine – $8,000,000 – $111,986,000

6. The Smurfs 2 – $9,500,000 – $46,600,000

5. 2 Guns – $11,128,000 – $48,517,000

4. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – (NE) – $14,600,000

3. Planes – (NE) – $22,525,000

2. We’re The Millers – (NE) – $26,555,000

1. Elysium – (NE) – $30,400,000

UK box office top 10

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It’s really nice when you get a big shake up in the top 10 and this weeks is one of those times, last weeks number one The Wolverine could only hold on to the top spot this week thanks to a lot of new films giving it a good fight.

Five new films went into this weeks chart.  Firstly going in at number nine was violent drama Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Drives Nicolas Winding Refn, the next new entry went to action comedy sequel Red 2 which only managed to go in at number seven however it did take just over £1 million.  We jump into the top three for the final new entries of the week and these films have taken over the chart, going in at number three was horror film from director James Wan, The Conjuring, hitting number two was action comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat.  The highest new entry and the new number one went to those blue annoying creatures the Smurfs in The Smurfs 2.

New Releases – Again it’s a week when there is a lot of new films to choose from, in fact we have four new films to choose from and they are, comedy film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Armie Hammer teams up with Johnny Depp for The Lone Ranger, Percy Jackson returns in Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters and your final film is comedy sequel Grown Ups 2.

10. Now You See Me – £436,597 – £10,260,473

9. Only God Forgive – (NE) – £466,917

8. The Worlds End – £681,301 – £7,467,170

7. Red 2 – (NE) – £1,023,349

6. Despicable Me 2 – £1,289,450 – £38,451,837

5. Monsters University – £1,753,216 – £20,836,976

4. The Wolverine – £1,800,640 – £9,532,590

3. The Conjuring – (NE) – £2,156,124

2. The Heat – (NE) – £2,500,522

1. The Smurfs 2 – (NE) – £3,220,911

US box office top 10

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Well the Wolverine could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as it has been dislodged by one of this weeks new films.

Only two films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at number three was the return of the blur annoying little creatures in The Smurff’s 2.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to action film 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

New Releases – You have a lot of new and big films to choose from this week, so if you want to see something new at the cinema then you have comedy We’re The Millers, animated movie from Disney Planes, the return of Percy Jackson with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Neil Blomkamp follow up to district 9 with Elysium.

10. Pacific Rim – $4,570,000 – $92,961,000

9. The Heat – $4,725,000 – $149,566,000

8. Red 2 – $5,650,000 – $45,153,000

7. Turbo – $6,400,000 – $69,479,000

6. Grown Ups 2 – $8,100,000 – $116,400,000

5. Despicable Me 2 – $10,391,000 – $326,668,000

4. The Conjuring – $13,660,000 – $108,590,000

3. The Smurffs 2 – (NE) – $18,200,000 – $27,761,000

2. The Wolverine – $21,725,000 – $95,039,000

1. 2 Guns – (NE) – $27,361,000

UK box office top 10

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Monsters University reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end thanks to one of this weeks new entries.

Two new films made there way into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number nine was Frances Ha the indie comedy drama from Noah Baumbach.  This weeks highest new entry went to The Wolverine which found it’s way to the top of the chart, it’s not all good news though for the film as X Men Origins: Wolverine managed to take nearly £2 million more in it’s opening weekend.

New Releases – to say that a lot of new films are out this week is a bit of a understatement, so if you want to go to the cinema to see something new then you have comedy film The Heat, horror film from James Wan The Conjuring, Studio Ghibli returns to the big screen with From Up on Poppy Hill, Nicolas Winding Refn teams up again with Ryan Gosling in Only God Forgives, Bruce Willis is back with the gang in Red 2 and those blue annoying little things are back in The Smurff’s 2.

10. Man of Steel – £78,014 – £29,764,997

9. Frances Ha – (NE) – £150,689

8. World War Z – £168,060 – £14,223,380

7. The Internship – £174,945 – £3,258,226

6. Pacific Rim – £732,249 – £7,053,651

5. Now You See Me – £880,783 – £9,064,766

4. The Worlds End – £1,435,469 – £5,438,289

3. Despicable Me 2 – £2,085,392 – £34,676,246

2. Monsters University – £3,114,562 – £15,453,747

1. The Wolverine – (NE) – £4,694,092