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Coming up this week (05/11/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we have the second Silent Hill film but the first in 3D with Silent Hill: Revelation 3D, drama starring Marion Cotillard in Rust and Bone and extreme horror film Excision.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we have the return of Will Smith as agent J in Men in Black 3, Steve Carell and Keira Knightley are Seeking a Friend for the end of the World, Matthew McConaughey in Killer Joe and Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton go head-to-head in Joyful Noise, 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

Too say that’s it’s a strange week when it comes to the top 10 is a bit of a understatement however 1 thing that has remained normal is that The Dark Knight Rises has managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week.

3 new films found there way into the top 10 and 1 very surprising entry, first off going in at number 9 is bollywood film Carry on Jatta (not the next carry on film), the next new entry went to documentary Searching for Sugar Man, however it was Dr Seuss’ The Lorax that was the highest new entry going straight into the number 2 spot.  One other film managed to make a surprise re-entry in at the number 8 spot and that’s Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

10. Men In Black 3 – £34.497 – £21.839.375

9. Carry on Jatta – (NE) – £36.760

8. Pirates! In Adventure With Scientists – £44.389 – £16.446.344

7. Searching for Sugar Man – (NE) – £68.857

6. Five-Year Engagement – £35.134 – £4.865.174

5. Magic Mike – £536.749 – £6.697.323

4. Amazing Spider-Man – £686.952 – £23.816.960

3. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £1.544.322 – £21.222.522

2. Dr Seuss’ The Lorax – (NE) – £1.853.294

1. The Dark Knight Rises – £7.275.558 – £30.551.765

New Releases – only a couple of films too choose from this week and 1 of them is only released in Scotland.  First off if you live in Scotland then you can see the latest Pixar animated film Brave 10 day’s before anybody else, your next choice is the 3rd in the Dairy of a Wimpy Kid series this time he is suffering from Dog Days, however the biggest film of the week is the Seth MacFarlane comedy Ted.

 

UK Box Office Top 10

While their is no surprise when it comes to this weeks top 10 it has thrown up a few interesting facts however the one fact that everybody can easily guess is that The Dark Knight Rises has steam rolled the rest of the chart and found it’s way at the top of the chart knocking off last weeks number 1 Ice Age: Continental Drift.

Now on to the interesting facts, first off it will come as no surprise to hear that the Dark Knight Rises has becoming the second highest debut film of the year behind the Avengers however it has become the highest taking 2D film of the year, secondly The Dark Knight Rises has found it’s way to the number 3 spot for the best taking debut film of all time behind Avengers Assemble and the final Harry Potter film however each one of those films did have a 3D release as well.  The final few facts that don’t involve the bat are that the number 10 film Katy Perry: Part of Me is the lowest grossing number 10 film since 2008 film Caramel and Magic Mike which is at this weeks number 4 has managed to take more than the films from number 5-10 combined.

10. Katy Perry: Part of Me – £38.327 – £1.029.451

9. Prometheus – £39.075 – £24.562.111

8. Men in Black 3 – £55.680 – £21.750.343

7. Seeking a Friend for the end of the World – £59.788 – £717.775

6. Cocktail – £70.212 – £554.949

5. Five Year Engagement – £77.158 – £4.711.437

4. Magic Mike – £885.330 – £5.250.074

3. Amazing Spider-Man – £1.051.641 – £22.270.010

2. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £2.112.021 – £17.655.894

1. The Dark Knight Rises – (NE) – £14.362.443

New Releases – Only 1 film has decided to go up against The Dark Knight Rises this week and unfortunately for it i don’t think it has much of a chance however if you do want to go and see something new then your only choice is Dr Seuss’ The Lorax.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

The UK box office top 10 is starting to show signs of a bit of a change with movies that have been in the chart for month’s now starting to leave and this is the case with last weeks number 1 as the Spider-man couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week with Ice Age 4: Continental Drift taking it’s throne.

3 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 5 was bollywood film Cocktail (not a remake of the 80’s film with Tom Cruise), doing better by hitting the number 4 spot is a surprise entry for Seeking a Friend for the end of the World however the highest new entry went to stripper drama Magic Mike which went in at number 3 taking just over £2.5 million.

10. Snow White and the Huntsman – £152.741 – £15.519.026

9. Katy Perry: Part of Me – £161.114 – £879.293

8. Prometheus – £185.863 – £24.385.349

7. Men in Black 3 – £215.720 – £21.539.847

6. Five-Year Engagement – £258.618 – £4.422.004

5. Cocktail – (NE) – £296.778

4. Seeking a Friend for the end of the World – (NE) – £357.200

3. Magic Mike – (NE) – £2.651.015

2 . The Amazing Spider-Man – £3.905.474 – £18.847.761

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £10.087.052 – £13.051.881

New Release – Their is only 1 film out this week and that’s the return of the bat in The Dark Knight Rises.

UK Box Office Top 10

To say that this weeks top 10 is a interesting one is a bit of a understatement as not only do we have a new number 1 but none of the films in the top 10 took more than £1 million and last weeks number 1, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter went from the top of the chart all the way down to 6th spot and taking just under £400,000 in it’s second week.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at 10th spot and taking just over £200,000 was William Friedkin’s violent thriller/drama Killer Joe, doing better than that was Friends With Kids which hit the number 7 spot however it was Ice Age: Continental Drift that went straight into the number 1 spot however everything wasn’t all roses for the film.  Here is a couple of facts why it wasn’t all joy for Ice Age, firstly it’s the first film to go to number 1 that has taken less than £1 million since The Other Guy’s in 2010 and secondly it’s the lowest grossing number 1 film since the film Next which was released in April 2007, the only saving grace is that the film has only official opened in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland due to the children being on holiday from school, the film itself opens officially in England and Wales on the 13th.

One other quick fact about this weeks chart the combined total of the takings from all of the films this week was less than half the amount the number 1 film took this time last year.

10.  Killer Joe – (NE) – £208.553

9. Rock of Ages – £240.445 – £2.556.436

8. Chernobyl Diaries – £284.530 – £1.150.720

7. Friends With Kids – (NE) – £357.520

6. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – £386.743 – £2.061.175

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £606.624 – £14.489.872

4. Men In Black 3 – £727.787 – £20.265.340

3. Five Year Engagement – £745.400 – £2.617.531

2. Prometheus – £750.652 – £23.107.841

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – (NE) – £853.226

New Releases – you only have the choice of 2 films this week, firstly there is the musical documentary following Katy Perry called Katy Perry Part of Me in 3D.  The biggest release of the week has to be the Amazing Spider-man which should go straight into the number 1 spot without any trouble.

UK box office top 10

It has finally happened Prometheus has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries, in fact it’s been knocked out of the top 3 all together.

4 new films made there way into the top 10, first off hitting the number 9th spot is bollywood film Teri Meri Kahni, going in at number 7 but doing nowhere near what was expected of it was horror film Chernobyl Diaries.  Hitting the number 3 spot was comedy film The Five Year Engagement however it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that slaughtered the competition by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Top Cat – £179.427 – £2.479.427

9. Teri Meri Kahni – (NE) – £190.230

8. Avengers Assemble – £248.695 – £51.344.770

7. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – £495.875

6. Rock of Ages – £501.095 – £2.015.192

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £870.402 – £13.413.970

4. Prometheus – £1.029.758 – £21.641.986

3. The Five Year Engagement – (NE) – £1.058.897

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.072.033 – £19.062.351

1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – £1.119.117

New Releases – A really interesting mix of films for your pleasure this week, first off there is action/drama/thriller Killer Joe from The Exorcist director William Friedkin, next up is musical comedy Joyful Noise which features Queen Latifah, if you are after just a straight forward comedy film then Friends With Kids is your choice however if you crave a horror film then Storage 24 is the movie for you.

US Box Office Top 10

It seem’s that those animals from Madagascar could not hold on to the top spot for another week as a new animated film from the guy’s over at Pixar has knocked them off the top spot.

3 new films have managed to find there way into this weeks chart first off going in at number 10 was Seeking a Friend for the end of the World, doing better but nowhere near as good as what was expected of it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hitting the number 3 spot, however it was Pixar’s new animated film Brave which went straight into the number 1 spot making it the 12th film in a row for Pixar going in at number 1.

10. Seeking a Friend for the end of the World – (NE) – $3.836.000

9. Men in Black 3 – $5.600.000 – $163.339.000

8. Marvels Avengers – $7.040.000 – $598.300.000

7. That’s My Boy – $7.900.000 – $28.180.000

6. Snow White and the Huntsman – $8.000.000 – $137.100.000

5. Rock of Ages – $8.000.000 – $28.763.000

4. Prometheus – $10.000.000 – $108.547.000

3. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – $16.500.000

2. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $20.200.000 – $157.574.000

1. Brave – (NE) – $66.739.000

New Releases – If you like comedy then you are in really good hands with this weeks selection as 3 of the new releases are comedies.  First off is Magic Mike which is a stripper comedy/drama featuring my favourite person Channing Tatum, next up is Seth Macfarlane big screen directorial debut with comedy film Ted, the finally comedy out this week is another one from Tyler Perry with Tyler Perry’s: Madea’s Witness Protection.  One other film joins this weeks list in the form of drama People Like Us.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very big week when it comes to the top 10 as none of the new films released this week managed to challenge the top 3 as a matter of a fact the top 3 remained the same with Prometheus still holding on to the top spot for a 3rd week nearly going passed the £20 million mark.

Even though there were a lot of new films out this week only 3 managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at number 8 was Olympic inspired film Fast Girls, doing better by going in at number 6 was Red Lights however it has underperformed despite it have a really strong cast.  The highest new entry though went to Rock of Ages which hit the number 4 spot however like Red Lights it has not done as well as was expected of it.

10. Top Cat – £246.283 – £2.270.508

9. What to Expect when your Expecting – £248.185 – £3.671.036

8. Fast Girls – (NE) – £335.700

7. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – £376.991 – £50.963.003

6. Red Lights – (NE) – £445.109

5. The Pact – £475.936 – £1.930.949

4. Rock of Ages – (NE) – £1.003.107

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – £1.297.559 – £11.872.691

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.544.429 – £17.436.356

1. Prometheus – £2.009.955 – £19.452.485

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying their best to make an impact on next weeks chart, first off Timur Bekmambetov teams up with Tim Burton for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the other choice this week is Chernobyl Diaries from the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli.

US Box Office Top 10

As predicted last week none of the new films out this weeks has managed to make a dent in the chart with last weeks number 1 Madagascar 3 holding the top spot with not much of a challenge.

Only 2 new films graced the top 10, going in at number 5 was comedy film with Adam Sandler in That’s My Boy however the highest new entry went to Rock of Ages which went in at the number 3 spot however it made well below the estimate by only taking in just over $15 million.

10. What to Expect when your Expecting – $1.330.000 – $38.766.000

9. Moonrise Kingdom – $2.181.000 – $6.779.000

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $2.200.000 – $35.133.000

7. The Avengers – $8.484.000 – $586.737.000

6. Men in Black 3 – $10.000.000 – $152.679.000

5. That’s My Boy – (NE) – $13.000.000

4. Snow White and the Huntsman – $13.805.000 – $122.602.000

3. Rock of Ages – (NE) – $15.060.000

2. Prometheus – $20.200.000 – $88.858.000

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $35.500.000 – $120.451.000

New Release – A better week for film this week with two big releases out alongside a smaller release, first off is comedy drama Seeking a Friend for the end of the World starring Steve Carell, next up is the latest animated film from Pixar in the form of Brave and your final choice of the week is the double team of Timur Bekmambetov and Tim Burton joining forces for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.