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On the next Monday movie show (26/10/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Brad Piit in world war 2 drama Fury, Guillermo Del Toro presents animated adventure The Book of Life, Jennifer Kent brings us a slice of Australian horror with the critically acclaimed The Babadook and Bradley Cooper stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence in drama Serena.  In the home release section we take a look at Gareth Edwards version of the ultimate Kaiju with Godzilla, Brendan o’Carol brings his television mammy to the big screen with Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie, sci-fi thriller The Anomaly, brotherly drama in Hide Your Smiling Faces, Lucky McKee brings us insane revenge horror with All Cheerleaders Die and adventure film Adeventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, 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 26th October 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 16/06/14

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Well very little changed with this weeks chart with the top 4 films from last week still staying in the same spot, this could be down to more people interested in the world cup.

With that in mind 22 Jump Street remained as the number one film taking nearly as much as the entire run of the first film in the series.

Their were new entries in this weeks chat, three in fact however none of them managed to make any kind of impact, so much so that the entire takings of the three new films came short of the £1 million mark, what’s even more alarming is the fact that the films showed on a overall total of 981 screens taking just £962 per screen.

The three new films in question in this weeks chart are true life drama Devil’s Knot which went in at number nine, period drama Belle which hit the number six spot and horror film Oculus which founds it’s way to a very low number five and becoming the lowest placing top release since The Quiet Ones back in April of this year.

New Releases – Another quiet week is on the cards so don’t be surprised to read that next weeks overall takings are down for a second time.  So if you do want something new to see instead of watching the football then on offer is romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, thriller 3 Days to Kill, film adaptation of musical Jersey Boys and thriller The Art of the Steal.

10. Rio 2 – £83,650 – £15,095,099

9. Devil’s Knot – (NE) – £122,892

8. A Million Ways to Die in the West – £167,143 – £3,003,120

7. Godzilla – £223,407 – £16,876,460

6. Belle – (NE) – £407,120

5. Oculus – (NE) – £413,578

4. Edge of Tomorrow – £744,496 – £5,688,796

3. X-Men: Days of Future Past – £902,146 – £24,793,554

2. Maleficent – £1,570,437 – £13,620,598

1. 22 Jump Street – £2,255,100 – £9,771,503

US box office top 10 – W/E 01/06/14

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Well the might of the X-Men could not hold of Disney’s Maleficent off the top spot as the house of mouse film finds it’s way straight into the number one spot.

In slightly more bad news for the X-Men, Day’s of Future Past also had the biggest drop off of any movie this week taking 64.1% less than it did on it’s debut week.

The only other new film in this weeks chart went to comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West which went in at number three, this is not good news for Seth MacFarlane as his previous film Ted went straight into the number 1 spot and took nearly 3 times the amount of A Million Ways.

New Releases – A couple of new films are on offer this week in the for of Sci-Fi action film Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and drama The Fault in Our Stars.

10. The Other Woman – $1,425,000 – $81,112,000

9. Chef – $2,009,000 – $6,924,000

8. Million Dollar Arm – $3,700,000 – $28,097,000

7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $3,775,000 – $192,730,000

6. Neighbors – $7,715,000 – $128,601,000

5. Blended – $8,425,000 – $29,632,000

4. Godzilla – $12,225,000 – $174,657,000

3. A Million ways to Die in the West – (NE) – $17,069,000

2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $32,600,000 – $162,069,000

1. Maleficent – (NE) – $70,000,000

UK box office top 10 – W/E 19/05/14

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Well those Bad Neighbours could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as they have been beaten by the ultimate kaiju in the form of Godzilla to the number one spot.

For the second week in a row the number one movie has taken more than the rest of the top 10 combined and that should happen for a third time with next weeks big releases.

Only one other movie found it’s way into the top 10 and that was thriller drama the Two Faces of January which went in at number five.

New releases – Two films for you too choose from this week, firstly you have the Adam Sandler comedy Blended and your other choice is a small films going by the name of X-Men Days of Future Past.

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £77,636 – £19,103,475

9. Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) – £80,650 – £376,977

8. Pompeii – £112,467 – £2,562,024

7. Tarzan – £137,808 – £1,796,621

6. Rio 2 – £202,091 – £13,472,804

5. The Two Faces of January – (NE) – £328,262

4. The Other Woman – £446,343 – £8,046,801

3. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – £450,068 – £23,154,647

2. Bad Neighbours – £1,405,533 – £11,387,050

1. Godzilla – (NE) – £6,382,063

Coming up this week (19/05/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section Gareth Edwards brings us his vision of the ultimate Kaiju in Godzilla (also in 3D) and Viggo Mortensen stars alongside Kirsten Dunst in thriller The Two Faces of January.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Leonardo Di Caprio in dark comedy drama The Wolf of Wall Street, Joel Edgerton stars in thriller Wish You Were Here and Dominic Purcell stars in action thriller Assault on Wall Street, lots of thrillers on this weeks show,  plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 11 (yes you read that correctly) & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 18th May at 7:30pm (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 11 – W/E 12/05/14

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That’s right you have read the title correctly, this week I’ve decided to do the top 11 films, more on that a little bit later.

We have a new number one putting the reign of The amazing Spiderman 2 to a end, so give a round of applause to comedy Bad Neighbours which has found it’s way to the top spot thanks to it taking over £5.5 million in it’s preview 6 day’s before official going on releases, overall takings for the film were just under £8.5 million putting behind Ted as the second highest grossing debut 15 rated comedy.

Into the rest of the chart and the reason why I’ve done a top 11 is to include The Wind Rises, now i know i’m being slightly biased however with this being the last movie by Hayoa Miyazaki it needs to be mentions, plus the film only opened up on a small 48 screens and it still managed to take a healthy £199,598.

Other new films and one event in the chart include comedy drama Frank which went in at number 10, opera even La Cenrentoia: Met Opera which hit the number eight spot and thriller Sabotage which hit one place higher at number seven.

New Releases – Only one film of any note is out this week and that’s Gareth Edwards take on the monster movie Godzilla.

11. The Wind Rises – (NE) – £199,598

10. Frank – £202,747

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £252,908 – £19,095,843

8. La Cenrentoia: Met Opera – (NE) – £285,597

7. Sabotage – (NE) – £300,521

6. Tarzan – £440,643 – £1,611,347

5. Pompeii – £505,186 – £2,230,156

4. Rio 2 – £551,655 – £13,289,929

3. The Other Woman – £928,788 – £7,121,577

2. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – £1,286,356 – £22,281,550

1. Bad Neighbours – (NE) – £8,446,240

Review: Pacific Rim

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Max Martini, Robert Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr, Ron Perlman, Diego Klattenhoff.

Rating:   Running Time: 130 mins.

After a inter-dimensional rift opens on the sea bed of the pacific ocean, gigantic creatures 25 stories high, referred to as a ‘Kaiju’(Japanese meaning ‘Strange Creature’ or ‘Monster’) came through. Making land in San-Francisco, it was eventually defeated by the military, and the world’s nations united to build ‘Jaegers’(German meaning ‘Hunter’), robots where the pilot is neurally connected to the machine, to fight the Kaiju invasion. Because of the strain, a Jaeger is piloted by two people, connected mentally by the drift, a neural network connecting them with each other and the machine. Read the rest of this entry