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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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Andrew’s Best 10 films of 2013

So it’s that time of year again, when the Monday Movie Show takes a look back at the last 12 months of movies to pick out the best and worst of the movies of the year. A combined list of both Stuart’s and my own is announced in the end of year Monday Movie Show awards special, but here is my own personal list of the highs and lows of 2013, a year which was certainly an improvement over 2012, so much so that at one point I considered making this a top 20 rather than 10, there were that many good movies this year. Read the rest of this entry

Coming up this week (02/09/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at comedy drama starring Steve Carrell, The Way Way Back, invasion horror thriller You’re Next and Michael Bay brings us over the top action comedy Pain and Gain.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at J.J Abrams second Star Trek film with Star Trek: Into Darkness, Matthew McConaughey stars in drama Mud, action thriller Stand Off and romantic comedy drama Love is All you Need, 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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US box office top 10

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Well despite 2 new films trying their best to make a impact on this weeks chart last weeks number one, Fast and Furious 6 has managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week.

As said above 2 new films entered this weeks chart.  First off going in at number 3 was action Sci-Fi After Earth, the film however under-performed badly as Sony were expecting it to take around the $50 million mark but it could only manage $27 million.  This week’s highest new entry went to magic thriller Now You See Me which went straight into the number 2 spot.

Only 2 new films will be trying there best to get into next weeks top 10, comedy movie The Internship and thriller horror The Purge.

10. The Croods – $615,000 – $180,538,000

9. Mud – $1,226,000 – $16,866,000

8. The Great Gatsby – $6,265,000 – $128,256,000

7. Iron Man 3 – $8,006,000 – $384,751,000

6. The Hangover Part 3 – $15,930,000 – $88,086,000

5. Epic – $16,400,000 – $65,161,000

4. Star Trek Into Darkness – $16,400,000 – $181,156,000

3. After Earth – (NE) – $27,000,000

2. Now You See Me – (NE) – $28,050,000

1. Fast and Furious 6 – $34,538,000 – $170,377,000

UK box office top 10

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Last weeks number 1 Fast and Furious 6 wasn’t fast or furious enough to hold on to the top spot for more than one week as it had stiff competition from 2 new big films and one of them managed to take it’s place.

3 new films went into the top 10, first off going in at a surprising number 7 was small British horror film The Moth Diaries.  Into the top 3 and at number 3 was animated film Epic which hasn’t done as well as people would of expected.  This weeks highest new entry went to the final outing for the wolfpack in The Hangover 3, like the release in the US the film as really under preformed as the second film in the series managed to take more than £10 million in it’s opening weekend, part 3 only managed to take just under £6 million, £4 million less than the last one in the series.

New Releases – It’s another one of those small weeks for new release, just enough time for you to take a deep breath before the big releases surface again.  So the films on offer this week are comedy movie The Big Wedding, thriller The Purge and horror film from Neil Jordan, Byzantium.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £48,378 – £15,098,497

9. Mud – £66,580 – £656,409

8. All Stars 3D – £76,976 – £1,727,140

7. The Moth Diaries – (NE) – £103,228

6. Iron Man 3 – £606,579 – £34,971,276

5. Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,948,810 – £19,419,669

4. The Great Gatsby – £1,972,425 – £8,424,006

3. Epic – (NE) – £3,190,574

2. Fast and Furious 6 – £3,539,474 – £16,005,880

1. The Hangover Part 3 – (NE) – £5,964,619

US box office top 10

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This weeks top 10 has had a nice bit of a shake up, this means that last weeks number 1, Star Trek Into Darkness no longer rules the chart, it now finds itself at the number 3 spot.

3 new films made there way into this weeks top 10.  First off going in at a low number 4 was animated film Epic from the studio that brought us the Ice Age Series.  Hitting the number 2 spot was the 3rd and final film in the Hangover series with Hangover Part 3, now you would think that the studio would be happy with this taking $42 million in it’s opening weekend however this is $43 million less than part 2 in the series and this is the most expensive Hangover film costing $103 million to make.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number 1 went to Fast and Furious 6 taking just under the $100 million mark.

Next week see’s two new films trying to get into the chart, Sci-Fi action film After Earth and thriller Now You See Me.

10. Oblivion – $815,000 – $87,280,000

9. The Croods – $1,215,000 – $179,238,000

8. 42 – $1,245,000 – $91,049,000

7. Mud – $1,980,000 – $14,587,000

6. The Great Gatsby – $13,705,000 – $114,432,000

5. Iron Man 3 – $19,424,000 – $367,506,000

4. Epic – (NE) – $34,200,000

3. Star Trek Into Darkness – $38,000,000 – $146,827,000

2. The Hangover Part 3 – (NE) – $42,415,000

1. Fast and Furious 6 – (NE) – $98,528,000

UK box office top 10

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Well Star Trek Into Darkness could only hold on to the top spot for just one week, in fact it was knocked down to number 3 thanks to the only 2 new films in this weeks chart.

As said above there was only 2 new films in this weeks top 10.  First off going in at number 3 was The Great Gatsby, the film by Australian director Baz Luhrmann was his highest grossing debut weekend film.  The highest new entry and this weeks new number one went to Fast and Furious 6, not only is it the highest taking Fast and Furious film in it’s debut weekend, it has managed to to take more in it’s first weekend than the whole takings from the first 3 Fast and Furious films combined.

The big films keep on coming and next weeks chart should have two more of them, animated film Epic from the studio behind Ice Age and the wolfpack is back in The Hangover Part 3.  It’s not all about the big films though as 2 of my favorite films of all time from the brilliant Studio Ghibli are getting a re-release, both My Neighbour Totaro and Grave of the Fireflies are getting a 25th anniversary release.

10. I’m So Excited – £45,728 – £726,464

9. Olympus has Fallen – £65,180 – £6,131,193

8. 21 and Over – £108,920 – £2,321,441

7. The Croods – £120,007 – £25,718,772

6. Mud – £129,149 – £506,218

5. All Stars – £196,579 – £1,632,210

4. Iron Man 3 – £1,400,462 – £33,791,344

3. Star Trek Into Darkness – £3,678,228 – £15,553,765

2. The Great Gatsby – (NE) – £4,095,325

1. Fast and Furious 6 – (NE) – £8,717,534

US box office top 10

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Very little has changed in this weeks chart apart from the fact that we have a new number 1 as Iron Man 3 could only hold on to the top spot for 2 weeks.

Only one new film made it’s way into the chart and it’s this weeks new number 1, Star Trek Into Darkness.  Star Trek however hasn’t had all it’s own way as not only did the film not meet it’s target of $100 million but it took less than the first Star Trek film from J.J.Abrams in it’s opening weekend.

Next weeks chart should see a bit of a shake up as 3 huge films will be fighting it out to try and knock Star Trek off the top spot.  First up on the block is animated film from the people behind Ice Age and Rio, Epic, then we have the 6th in the Fast and Furious films with Fast and Furious 6.  The final film of the week see’s the wolf pack back for the last time with The Hangover Part 3.

10. The Big Wedding – $1,100,000 – $20,198,000

9. Tyler Perry Presents Peebles – $2,150,000 – $7,858,000

8. Mud – $2,160,000 – $11,588,000

7. Oblivion – $2,222,000 – $85,500,000

6. 42 – $2,730,000 – $88,375,000

5. The Croods – $2,750,000 – $176,750,000

4. Pain and Gain – $3,100,000 – $46,574,000

3. The Great Gatsby – $23,415,000 – $90,159,000

2. Iron Man 3 – $35,182,000 – $337,073,000

1. Star Trek Into Darkness – (NE) – $70,555,000

UK box office top 10

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It has finally happened, Iron Man 3 reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end by one of this weeks new films.

Only 2 new movies managed to get into the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 7 was drama Mud starring Matthew McConaughey.  This weeks highest new entry and going straight into the number 1 spot was Star Trek Into Darkness, the good news for the film keeps coming as not only has it managed to take 70% more worldwide in it’s opening weekend than the first movie but it’s also taken more in the UK box office than it’s counterpart.

2 new films out next week that will be trying to topple Star Trek off the top spot after only 1 week are, Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby and the crew return for for there sixth outing in Fast and Furious 6.

10. Oblivion – £129,648 – £10,486,465

9. The Place Beyond the Pines – £139,045 – £3,230,966

8. I’m So Excited – £142,240 – £611,304

7. Mud – (NE) – £239,037

6. Olympus Has Fallen – £362,772 – £5,881,469

5. The Croods – £383,502 – £25,558,984

4. All Stars – £498,334 – £1,378,486

3. 21 and Over – £580,981 – £1,903,367

2. Iron Man 3 – £3,182,108 – £31,122,954

1. Star Trek Into Darkness – (NE) – £8,431,574

US box office top 10

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Well as you can probably guess Iron Man 3 was victorious for the 2nd week despite have a 58% drop in takings and nearly getting knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries.

Only 2 new films made their way into the top 10, first off going in at number 4 was comedy film Tyler Perry Presents Peebles.  This weeks highest new entry went to The Great Gatsby which managed to hit the number 2 spot and took a very impressive $51 million, if it was released any other week over the year then it would of gone in at number 1.

When it comes with new films trying to find their way into the chart there is only 1 film of note and that’s Star Trek Into Darkness, if any film can knock Iron Man 3 off the top it is Star Trek.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful  -$802,000 – $229,985,000

9. Mud – $2,343,000 – $8,363,000

8. The Big Wedding – $2,500,000 – $18,288,000

7. The Croods – $3,600,000 – $173,215,000

6. Oblivion – $3,864,000 – $81,655,000

5. 42 – $4,650,000 – $84,732,00

4. Tyler Perry Presents Peebles – (NE) – $4,850,000

3. Pain and Gain – $5,000,000 – $41,608,000

2. The Great Gatsby – (NE) – $51,115,000

1. Iron Man 3 – $72,472,000 – $284,893,000