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Coming up this week (11/02/13)

On this weeks packed show, in the cinema section we take a look at the biopic starring Sir Anthony Hoplins as Hitchcock, comedy horror, with a new take on the zombie genre in Warm Bodies, and Disney animation Wreck It Ralph. In the DVD/Blu-Ray part of the show we catch up with Alex the lion and Marty the zebra as they continue their journey home in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we discover The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Ethan Hawke stars in horror hit Sinister, small sensation Beasts Of The Southern Wild, Woody Allen’s latest movie To Rome With Love, Oliver Stone’s drug drama Savages, Brit comedy drama Ruby Sparks, and the Farrelly brothers tackle The Three Stooges, 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

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To say this weeks box office top 10 is a bit of a interesting one is a bit of a understatement as not only do we have a new number 1 but 2 films that were expected to make and appearance in the top 10 didn’t even manage to make a splash.

First off on to the new release and we have 3 new films in the chart.  First off going in at number 7 was Bollywood film Talaash, doing a bit better but nowhere near what was expected of it was another re-telling of the Charles Dickens classic Great Expectation which hit the number 6 spot.  The final new entry of the week went to very good animated film Rise of the Guardians which went into the number 3 spot.

Now on to some bad news for 2 films that were expected to be at the bottom end of the chart but failed at the first hurdle.  This weeks first big flop went to Alex Cross which just failed to get into the chart, however with bad reviews and Tyler Perry not having the pull over in the UK it was expected that the film would not do well but not this badly.  The biggest flop of the week and the biggest flop of his career went to Clint Eastwoods latest film Trouble With the Curve as not only did it not even pass the £50,000 mark but the average takings for the film from each screen was a really low £232.

There is one other film that needs a mention and that’s this weeks new number 1 which went to Skyfall as now it has become the highest grossing UK film of all time knocking Avatar off the top of it’s perch.  What’s even more impressive though is that Skyfall has only taken 40 days to reach the magic £94 million target.

10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £263.163 – £21.755.873

9. End of Watch – £306.005 – £1.356.670

8. Argo – £338.545 – £4.538.400

7. Talaash – (NE) – £389.522

6. Great Expectation – (NE) – £544.636

5. Silver Lining Playbook – £749.055 – £2.705.416

4. Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger – £1.204.066 – £3.165.716

3. Rise of the Guardians – (NE) – £1.968.984

2. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn part 2 – £2.180.909 – £31.373.440

1. Skyfall – £2.275.469 – £93.769.331

New Releases – not a very big week for new releases as only 2 films of any note are out this week.  First off is comedy thriller from the director if In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths and the only other new film of note is hyper violent film The Man with the Iron Fists.

UK Box Office Top 10

This weeks top 10 couldn’t be any more stranger as not only has Skyfall been knocked off the top spot but Bollywood has taken over the chart with 3 films finding a spot.

5 new films graced this weeks chart with three of them being Bollywood films so taking over the number 10, 8 and 4 spot respectfully were Thuppaki, Son of Sardaar and Jab Tak Hai Jaan.  The other new entries is this weeks chart went to Paul Thomas Anderson latest film The Master and the latest a final in the Twilight series with Breaking Dawn Part 2 which went straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Thuppaki – (NE) – £134.280

9. Taken 2 – £136.495 – £23.335.974

8. Son of Sardaar – (NE) – £214.296

7. Hotel Transylvania – £233.959 – £7.580.744

6. The Master – (NE) – £372.360

5. Argo – £807.457 – £2.828.888

4. Jab Tak Hai Jaan – (NE) – £893.953

3. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £966.116 – £20.631.608

2. Skyfall – £5.566.537 – £82.836.559

1. Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 – (NE) – £15.850.825

New Releases – A bit of a interesting mix of films on offer this week, first off your choice if you want to take your children to the cinema to see something new then you have Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, your next film of choice is drama thriller End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal.  If you want to take your partner to see something new then the film of choice for you is Silver Lining Playbook.  Your final film of choice this week is quirky comedy film Gambit.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to dislodge Skyfall from off the top of the chart as it’s spent another week as your number 1 film and has become the first film to ever take more than £10 million each week it has been in the chart.

Despite nothing wanting to challenge Skyfall at the box office the chart still had 3 new films to entertain it, first off going in at a lower than expected number 7 was musical comedy The Sapphires, doing a bit better by hitting the number 4 spot was comedy film Here Comes the Boom.  This weeks highest new entry though went to drama from Ben Affleck, Argo which hit the number 3 spot.

10. Paranormal Activity 4 – £150.652 – £5.834.936

9. Rust and Bone – £154.805 – £549.060

8. Silent Hill: Revelation 3D – £252.406 – £1.661.279

7. The Sapphires – (NE) – £337.641

6. Hotel Transylvania – £361.994 – £7.284.495

5. Taken 2 – £402.121 – £22.994.924

4. Here Comes the Boom – (NE) – £443.052

3. Argo – (NE) – £1.287.770

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £1.357.193 – £19.390.301

1. Skyfall – £10.447.385 – £72.019.129

New Releases – Skyfall might now be finally trembling in it’s boots as the only film that can knock it off the top spot will be released into cinema’s from Friday, that film in question is Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.  There are a couple of other little films also released on Friday but whether they go into the top 10 remains to be seen, so if you want to watch something else you have Paul Thomas Anderson’s film The Master and Michael Hanake Amour.

UK Box Office Top 10

As was predicted Skyfall has managed to not only hold on to the top spot for a second week but has also broke another record with it taking more money over a 10 day period than any other film.

3 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 8 was French drama Rust and Bone starring Marion Cotillard, doing better however it has a extra 2 days over everything else was Fun Size which went into the number 6th spot.  This weeks highest new entry went to Silent Hill: Revelations 3D which went straight into the number 3 spot.

10. Sinister – £180.783 – £6.346.639

9. Frankenweenie – £234.465 – £2.115.073

8. Rust and Bone – (NE) – £252.099

7. Paranormal Activity 4 – £401.478 – £5.487.985

6. Fun Size – (NE) – £410.028

5. Taken 2 – £688.148 – £22.275.928

4. Hotel Transylvania – £810.821 – £6.833.768

3. Silent Hill: Revelations 3D – (NE) – £1.043.068

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £2.863.112 – £17.619.560

1. Skyfall – £16.107.687 – £53.440.685

New Releases – This weeks new entries are a bunch of small releases, first off is drama film starring Ben Affleck, Argo, your next choice is small indie comedy film Grassroots, also on offer is drama film from director Alex Kurtzman People Like Us and your final choice is comedy film Here Comes the Boom.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

As predicted last week Madagascar 3 could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week as this weeks only new entry has not just knocked it off the top spot but it has blown it away.

Only 1 new film entered this weeks chart and it went straight into the number one spot (no surprise there) and that film is Skyfall.

Not only though has Skyfall taken the number one spot it has managed to break a few records, first off it’s the highest grossing debut movie of this year beating Avengers Assemble, secondly it was the highest attended film on a Saturday and finally it’s the second highest grossing debut film of all time just behind the last Harry Potter film.

10. Ice Age: Continental Drift – £102.952

9. Beast of the Southern Wild – £117.972

8. Looper – £221.768

7. Frankenweenie – £274.780

6. Sinister – £310.408

5. Hotel Transylvania – £782.340

4. Paranormal Activity 4 – £792.342

3. Taken 2 – £1.004.463

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – £2.803.874

1. Skyfall – (NE) – £20.180.369

New Releases – This week you have a couple of re-releases, a few horror films and one unusual comedy.  First off the 2 re-releases, if you haven’t seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show or The Shining on the big screen now is your chance however you have a limited time to do so.  The 2 horror films of choice are insane horror film Excision and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D.  Your final choice of the week is sex comedy For a Good Time Call. 

UK Box Office Top 10

Finally Liam Neeson in Taken 2 has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries however in a small way the new number 1 cheated a little which will not make the big man very happy.

4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 9 was the critically acclaimed  drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, going in at a very low number 6 was Tim Burton’s return to animation with Frankenweenie, hitting the number 2 spot and taking less that the third in the series was the boring Paranormal Activity 4.  This weeks biggest new release was Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted however the film had a much more of a bigger advantage than the rest of the chart as it was released in Scotland 1 week earlier.

10. Brave – £176.827

9. Beasts of the Southern Wild – (NE) – £181.801

8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – £213.091

7. Sinister – £711.918

6. Frankenweenie – (NE) – £741.683

5. Looper – £781.211

4. Hotel Transylvania – £1.023.722

3. Taken 2 – £2.264.856

2. Paranormal Activity 4 – (NE) – £2.544.701

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – £6.030.904

New Releases – Only 2 new films are out this week that will be trying to take your money off you.  First off is small British comedy horror starring Ross Noble in Stitches, however the biggest new release of the week and the movie that WILL be at the top of the chart this time next week is Daniel Craig’s return as James Bond in Skyfall.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (22/10/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section we review the return of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock in animated form in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we also have a spooky show lined up with horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 and Tim Burton’s take on horror for kids in another animated movie, Frankenweenie. On our very packed Blu-ray/DVD show we see if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is up to the challenge, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver investigate psychics in Red Lights, a few expecting parents get lessons in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, handheld camera horror in Chernobyl Diaries, yet more horror in Lovely Molly, Simon Pegg suffers from A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, and we round things up with a look at Brit horror flick Cockneys Vs Zombies, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming up this week (22/10/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the return of Ben Stiller and Chris Rock in animated form in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, we also have a spooky show lined up with horror sequel Paranormal Activity 4 and Tim Burton’s take on horror for kids in another animated movie, Frankenweenie. On our very packed Blu-ray/DVD show we see if Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is up to the challenge, Cillian Murphy and Sigourney Weaver investigate psychics in Red Lights, a few expecting parents get lessons in What To Expect When You’re Expecting, handheld camera horror in Chernobyl Diaries, yet more horror in Lovely Molly, Simon Pegg suffers from A Fantastic Fear Of Everything, and we round things up with a look at Brit horror flick Cockneys Vs Zombies, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30 pm (GMT) on Monday October 22nd 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

 

Well last weeks number 1 Looper could only hold on to the top spot for 1 week as one of this weeks new entries (you can probably guess which one) has not only knocked it off the top spot but has beaten it too a bloody pulp.

Three new films graced this weeks top 10, in fact the graced this weeks top 5.  First off going in at number 4 was The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson, doing better and scaring people silly (not me) was Sinister which went straight into the number 3 spot.  This weeks number number 1 however went to Taken 2 which smashed all preconceptions of it, not only has Taken 2 took a lot of money but it has out done the first film in the first weekend only as Taken only managed to reach the the £6 million mark in it’s entire run.

10. Hope Springs – £190.860 – £3.563.199

9. Untouchable – £245.343 – £964.308

8. Resident Evil: Retribution – £286.350 – £1.519.851

7. Brave – £304.735 – £21.570.349

6. The Campaign – £389.287 – £1.675.159

5. Paranorman – £797.754 – £5.263.993

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – (NE) – £827.983

3. Sinister – (NE) – £1.435.722

2. Looper – £1.519.503 – £5.412.102

1. Taken 2 – (NE) – £7.378.048

New Releases – When it comes to new films out this week none of them in my opinion should prove that much of a challenge to Taken 2 however if you want to see a new movie then you have a pick out of these, first off is the second horror themed animated film to come out this year in the form of Hotel Transylvania, your next choice is comedy film Hit and Run, you also have quirky indie comedy Ruby Sparks and your last choice is violent British film Pusher.  There is one other option though Madagascar 3 opens up in Scottish cinema’s on Friday with it having a preview weekend across the country during the weekend however it’s not officially out in the other territories until a week later.