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Andrew’s Worst 10 films of 2013

So, as with any year, we have good and we have bad, but just how bad was the selection of 2013? Well, we had some excellent highs, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have some equally impressively bad lows. So, lets take a look at what were my personal pet peeves about 2013 with the movies that make up my own personal movie hell top 10 of the year. Read the rest of this entry

Coming Up This Week (15/07/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section man and machine battle alien in Guillermo del Toro’s monster movie Pacific Rim, yet more monsters, this time in a prequel with John Goodman and Billy Crystal returning to show us how Sully and Mike met at Monsters University, and small Irish horror movie Citadel. In the DVD/Blu Ray section Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy star in Identity Thief, Richard Gere is in trouble in drama Arbitrage, Frank Langella stars as a retired thief in Robot And Frank, horror in small movie Static and Bruce Willis stars in the delayed indie comedy The Assassination (a.k.a. The Assassination Of A High School President), plus as usual our TV movie of the week, as well as the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 15th July 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, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10

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At the top of this weeks chart nothing much has changed, so that means that The Croods has managed to hold on to the top spot for another week keeping out any new films and the fight from GI Joe.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10.  First off going in at number 10 was family friendly Disney film The Odd Life of Timothy Green, doing a little better was OTT film Spring Breakers which managed to hit the number 9 spot and marking a debut into the top 10 for a Harmony Korine film.  The highest new entry went to horror film Dark Skies which just managed to get into the top 3 by hitting the number 3 spot.

10. The Odd Life of Timothy Green – (NE) – £269,465

9. Spring Breakers – (NE) – £345,153

8. Identity Thief – £422,194

7. The Host – £520,248

6. OZ The Great and Powerful – £574,318

5. Jack the Giant Slayer – £705,215

4. Trance – £722,027

3. Dark Skies – (NE) – £1,031,048

2. GI Joe: Retaliation – £1,060,222

1. The Croods – £2,364,348

New Releases – we are now starting to get a few big films and this week we have a couple of new movies for you to choose from.  First up is Sci-Fi action drama film starring Tom Cruise, Oblivion, your next film of choice is The Place Beyond the Pines starring Ryan Gosling.  Your last film of choice this week is comedy film (if you can call it that) Scary Movie 5

UK box office top 10

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Well it seem’s that the Croods is a much more stronger film that first anticipated as it has managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week despite a bit of competition from one of this weeks new entries.

The top 10 is awash with new films this week, 5 in total.  Hitting the number 10 spot is French mystery thriller In the House, one spot above that at number 9 is the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo.  Opening the top 5 this weeks was The Host based on a book by Twilight’s Stephenie Meyer’s, going in at number 3 was trippy thriller Trance from director Danny Boyle.  This weeks highest new entry went to action (if you could call it that) sequel GI Joe: Retaliation which hit the number 2 spot.

If you are wondering where both Stolen and Welcome to the Punch are well they both fell a huge 86% to take a average screen total of only £250 each.

10. In the House – (NE) – £209,000

9. Finding Nemo – (NE) – £265,000

8. Side Effects – £347,000 – £4.11m

7. Identity Thief – £768,000 – £2.94m

6. OZ The Great and Powerful – £976,000 – £11.87m

5. The Host – (NE) – £991,000

4. Jack the Giant Slayer – £1.24m – £3.79m

3. Trance – (NE) – £1.59m

2. GI Joe: Retaliation – (NE) – £2.76m

1. The Croods – £3.30m – £10.61m

New Releases – It’s not a big week for new release as each one of the new films on offer seem to be low key releases.  First off is horror film from the people behind Insidious and Sinister, Dark Skies.  Your next movie of choice is family friendly film The Odd Life of Timothy Green and your final choice is OTT violent film Spring Breakers.

UK box office top 10

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OZ the Great and Powerful couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as it faced very stiff competition from a lot of new entries and unfortunately for the film it has been knocked off the top spot.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 7 was action thriller Stolen starring Nicolas Cage, hitting the number 4 spot was comedy film Identity Thief from the mind of the director of Horrible Bosses.  Hitting the number 2 spot was Jack the Giant Killer however it wasn’t all good news for the film because with a price tag of over $195 million it was expected to do better, worst so though it didn’t take as much in it’s opening weekend than last years big flop John Carter.  The final new entry and this weeks new number 1 went to animated film from Dreamworks, The Croods.

10. Mama – £111,739 – £5,321,101

9. Parker – £137,027 – £1,578,781

8. Welcome to the Punch – £194,861 – £974,862

7. Stolen – (NE) – £202,373

6. Wreck-It Ralph – £236,580 – £22,329,961

5. Side Effects – £609,406 – £3,400,378

4. Identity Thief – (NE) – £1,313,162

3. OZ The Great and Powerful – £1,345,135 – £10,085,578

2. Jack the Giant Slayer – (NE) – £1,591,736

1. The Croods – (NE) – £5,372,290

New Releases – It’s a very big week for new films in the UK as we have 3 huge films released in the same week.  First of is trippy thriller from Danny Boyle, Trance, your next film of choice is sci-fi action drama The Host, which is from the mind of the Twilight series Stephenie Meyer.  The fianl film on offer this week is big action film G.I Joe Retaliation (3D).

US box office top 10

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Well the time has come for OZ the Great and Powerful to give up his reign at the top of the chart and give way to one of this weeks new entries.

3 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 5 was comedy drama Admission.  Going into the top 3 and hitting the heights of the number 2 spot was thriller Olympus Has Fallen, this weeks highest new entry and the new number 1 went to animated film The Croods.

10. Snitch – $1,930,000 – $40,343,000

9. Identity Thief – $2,545,000 – $127,727,000

8. Jack the Giant Killer – $2,965,000 – $59,052,000

7. Incredible Burt Wonderstone – $4,275,000 – $17,365,000

6. Spring Breakers – $5,000,000 – $5,407,000

5. Admission – (NE) – $6,446,000

4. The Call – $8,700,000 – $30,904,000

3. OZ The Great and Powerful – $22,031,000 – $177,559,000

2. Olympus Has Fallen – (NE) – $30,500,000

1. The Croods – (NE) – $44,700,000

New Releases – it’s a week of big releases this week and you have 3 of them to choose from.  First off is comedy film with one of the biggest titles ever, Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confession of a Marriage Counselor.  Also on offer is huge action film G.I Joe: Retaliation and action thriller The Host.

Coming up this weeks (25/03/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review animated film The Croods, comedy Identity Thief starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, big blockbuster action adventure Jack the Giant Killer, action film Stolen starring Nicolas Cage and creepy thriller Compliance.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review big animated film Rise of the Guardians starring the vocal talents of Chris Pine and Hugh Jackman, the final (we hope) in the Lake Placid series with Lake Placid: the Final Chapter and strange fantasy film Thale, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30pm (GMT) on Monday March 25th 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, Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10

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Well nothing could move OZ the Great and Powerful off the top spot as he has managed to hold on for another week, not that he had much competition as this weeks 10 films were down 51% on the films this time last year.

There were 3 new films in the top 10 however none of them made much of a splash  The lowest of the new entries went to the remake of Red Dawn which could only manage to hit the number 8 spot, doing slightly better by going in at number 6 was The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.  This weeks highest new entry though went to thriller Welcome to the Punch which hit the number 3 spot.

One quick note one of last weeks new entries, action film Fire with Fire only went in at number 33 when it came out however on it’s second week of release it did even worse by dropping all the way down to the number 77th film.

10. The Guilt Trip – £157,016 – £814,530

9. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters – £221,452 – £3,178,317

8. Red Dawn – (NE) – £255,448

7. Mama – £266,521 – £5,054,683

6. Incredible Burt Wonderstone – (NE) – £305,936

5. Parker – £308,335 – £1,229,889

4. Wreck-it Ralph – £426,343 – £21,995,949

3. Welcome to the Punch – (NE) – £460,250

2. Side Effects – £759,363 – £2,277,861

1. OZ The Great and Powerful – £2,609,465 – £7,683,699

New releases – you have a very interesting selection of new films on offer this week to go and see.  First off is animated films The Croods which has done very well so far on it’s preview weekend taking a estimated £1,7 million, your next film choice is Identity Thief which was a huge success in the US and your finally big film of the week is Jack the Giant Slayer which bombed on it’s release over in America.  You also have 2 smaller movies in the form of action film Stolen starring Nicolas Cage and thriller Compliance.