What a difference a week can be at the UK box office as all five of the big releases of the week have managed to find their way into the top 10 with Hotel Transylvania 2 claiming top spot.
Having a bit of a head start over the rest of the chart Hotel Trnasylvania 2 opened up with a stonking £6.32 million thanks to it having two preview weekends, in contrast the first film managed to take £8.3 million in it’s entire run.
Other new entries in this weeks chart included very strange comedy drama The Lobster going in at number nine, the latest film from Guillermo Del Toro, Crimson Peak which hit the number five spot, the origin of Peter Pan is told in Pan which went in at number three and British drama Suffragette which went into the number two spot thanks to it opening on a Monday.
Upcoming – With the latest James Bond film Spectre opening next Monday it will not be in contention for next weeks chart, this leaves a bit of a slow week when it comes to new movies with only two having the chance of hitting the top 10, the films in question are fantasy adventure The Last Witch Hunter and the final entry in the Paranormal Activity series with Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.
10. Everest, £218,450 from 255 sites. Total: £10,265,763
9. The Lobster, £229,619 from 75 sites (new)
8. The Intern, £269,851 from 299 sites. Total: £2,402,314
7. Legend, £449,248 from 327 sites. Total: £17,578,665
6. Sicario, £877,236 from 438 sites. Total: £3,341,737
5. Crimson Peak, £967,168 from 421 sites (new)
4. The Martian, £2,419,958 from 564 sites. Total: £17,491,033
3. Pan, £2,738,758 from 491 sites (new)
2. Suffragette, £2,938,446 from 526 sites (new)
1. Hotel Transylvania 2, £6,317,438 from 557 sites (new)
Over in the US the top five has had a bit of a spring clean with last weeks number one The Martian being kicked off the top spot by the big screen debut of the Goosebumps series.
Other new entries in the chart included gothich romantic fantasy fairytale Crimson Peak which went in at number three and the latest film from Steven Speilberg Bridge of Spies which went in at number three.
One other quick thing of note is that Pan had the biggest drop off of any other film in the top ten, this is even more bad news for the film as it’s overall total so far stands at a very low $25.7 million from a budget of around $150 million
5. Hotel Transylvania 2
4. Crimson Peak (NE)
3. Bride of Spies (NE)
2. The Martian
1. Goosebumps (NE)
Last week San Andreas managed to do better than anybody thought it would, this week however it has found itself knocked off the top spot by the latest comedy from Paul Feig, Spy.
Opening in just over 530 screens the film managed to take just over £2.5 million in it’s first weekend of release making it the most sucessful opening of any of Feig and McCarthy’s team up films.
Other new entries in this weeks chart included Bollywood film Dil Dhadakne Do going in ay number nine, the Secret Cinema release of Stars Wars: The Empire Strikes Back managed to hit the number eight spot even though it was only shown on one screen. The final new entry of the week went to the third in the Insidous series with prequel film Insidious: Chapter 3.
Upcoming – Only one film of any note is out this week and expectations are high for it to do very well, that film in question is Jurassic World.
10. Man Up, £141,170 from 306 sites. Total: £1,017,461
9. Dil Dhadakne Do, £212,719 from 74 sites (new)
8. Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back, £304,115 from 1 site (new)
7. Tomorrowland: The World Beyond, £310,941 from 491 sites. Total: £4,758,221
6. Avengers: Age of Ultron, £341,491 from 389 sites. Total: £47,795,614
5. Pitch Perfect 2, £749,903 from 527 sites. Total: £16,084,082
4. Mad Max: Fury Road, £804,148 from 487 sites. Total: £15,573,726
3. Insidious: Chapter 3, £1,440,299 from 436 sites (new)
2. San Andreas, £1,794,747 from 527 sites. Total: £8,334,562
1. Spy, £2,557,824 from 531 sites (new)
Over in the US chart everything is all change with Spy knocking San Andreas off the top spot taking just under $30 million.
Other new entries in the top five included the big screen outing of the Entourage going in at number four and horror prequel Insidious: Chapter 3 hitting the number three spot.
5. Mad Max: Fury Road
4. Entourage (NE)
3. Insidious: Chapter 3 (NE)
2. San Andreas
1. Spy (NE)
It will come as no surprise to find out that Paddington couldn’t hold on to the top spot any longer as the final outing to middle earth loomed over it, so with that said the final part in the Hobbit trilogy with The Hobbit the Battle of the five Armies is this weeks new number one.
Only one other new film found it’s way into the chart and that was animated adventure for the young-un’s with Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast.
Upcoming – over the next few weeks we have a big selection of films, out on Friday 19th is comedy sequel Dumb and Dumber To and the final outing for the Night at the Museum series with Secret of the Tomb. Out on Boxing day is a interesting mixture of films including the remake of Annie, powerful drama Unbroken, Ridley Scott’s Exodus and Tim Burton’s new film Big Eyes.
10. Interstellar – £213,953 – £19,727,100
9. Horrible Bosses 2 – £317,160 – £3,294,940
8. Nativty 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey – £381,673 – £5,707,857
7. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast – (NE) – £395,454
6. Get Santa – £448,550 – £1,193,497
5. The Imitation Game – £534,554 – £12,414,439
4. Peguins of Madagascar – £1,051,071 – £3,015,114
3. The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1 – £1,089,989 – £27,227,289
2. Paddington – £2,909,674 – £14,306,197
1. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – (NE) – £9,753,642
Thanks to the release of two new films the US box office picked up a little from the big decline of last weeks chart, with that said it means that their is a new number one in the form of Exodus: Gods and Kings.
The only other new entry in the chart went to comedy film Top Five which went in at number four.
5. Big Hero 6
4. Top Five – (NE)
3. Penguins of Madagascar
2. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
1. Exodus: Gods and Kings – (NE)
Last weeks chart had a very strange number one in the form of Billy Elliot: The Musical Live, this weeks chart however has a very straight forward number one in the form of David Finchers Gone Girl, the film is Finchers most successful movie to date even though Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened up to better numbers, the reason behind this is down to the fact Girl with the Dragon Tattoo opened over the New Year weekend so it had extra days to take the amount it did.
other new entries in this weeks chart included family drama sequel Dolphin Tale 2 which went in at number seven, Bollywood film Bang Bang and horror adventure film Dracula Untold which opened at number two.
A couple of other films of note that was released on Friday but failed to make any kind of impact included zombie horror comedy Life After Beth which only took just under £50,000, doing much much worse though was Kevin Costners latest film Draft Day which only took £146 from just 3 screens.
Upcoming – This weeks new films are a bit short on the ground, if however your after something new then your films of choice are horror spin off Annabelle from the Conjuring series and dark adventure film The Maze Runner.
10. Pride – £248,654 – £3,265,317
9. Guardians of the Galaxy – £277,419 – £28,168,896
8. A Walk Among the Tombstones – £310,261 – £3,364,093
7. Dolphin Tale 2 – (NE) – £536,766
6. Bang Bang – (NE) – £602,193
5. What We did on our Holiday – £728,228 – £2,083,907
4. The Boxtrolls – £983,015 – £6,093,364
3. The Equalizer – £1,207,129 – £4,280,077
2. Dracula Untold – (NE) – £1,713,283
1. Gone Girl – (NE) – £4,109,628
For the third week in a row the US chart has seen a increase in overall takings, as a matter of a fact this week saw the highest increase for nearly two months now.
Dipping into the top five of the chart we find that the two new entries have found their way into the top two spots. Firstly going in at number two was horror spin off from the Conjuring with Annabelle and the new number one is David Finchers latest thriller in the form of Gone Girl.
5. The Maze Runner
4. The Boxtrolls
3. The Equalizer
2. Annabelle – (NE)
1. Gone Girl – (NE)
Well Turbo revved it’s way into the number one spot last week but this week it’s forgot to fill up on fuel as it now finds itself at the number four spot thanks to a big fight from some of this weeks new films.
Four new films went into this weeks top 10 finally giving the chart the shake up that it needed. Firstly going in at number six was British comedy drama One Chance, going in at number five and lower than expected was big action film Enders Game. Heading into this weeks top three and at number three is a new entry for Jackass spin off Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, this weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
New Releases – well this week we have two small films and one huge movie, firstly the small movies which are Philomena and A Haunting in Connecticut 2: the Ghosts of Georgia. Obviously the biggest film of the week has too be the latest Marvel film in the form of Thor: The Dark World.
10. Blue Jasmine – £212,747 – £4,586,664
9. Sunshine on Leith – £254,200 – £3,865,774
8. Prisoners – £316,700 – £6,804,208
7. Escape Plan – £499,858 – £2,002,988
6. One Chance – (NE) – £717,857
5. Enders Game – (NE) – £1,158,548
4. Turbo – £1,323,885 – £6,206,300
3. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – (NE) – £1,940,476
2. Captain Phillips – £2,445,704 – £7,905,991
1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – (NE) – £3,658,618
Not a explosive week when it comes to the box office top 10 however last weeks number one Rush has been toppled by one of the three new entries on offer.
As i said above three new films went into the top 5 of this weeks chart, first off going in at number four and taking a low £764,000 was action thriller Runner Runner, going in one place above it at number three was Woody Allen’s latest movie Blue Jasmine. This weeks highest new entry and new number one went to tough drama Prisoners.
New Releases – Again it’s a week of small releases this week, on offer is James McAvoy in insane comedy/drama/thriller/what-ever-the-hell it is film Filth, small apocalyptic drama How i Live Now and small Scottish film Sunshine on Leith.
10. Monsters University – £271,863 – £29,768,407
9. Diana – £272,065 – £1,387,184
8. Justin and the Knights of Valor – £433,467 – £1,983,570
7. White House Down – £441,591 – £3,322,184
6. About Time – £485,780 – £6,263,595
5. Insidious Chapter 2 – £572,554 – £6,023,282
4. Runner Runner – (NE) – £764,886
3. Blue Jasmine – (NE) – £833,798
2. Rush – £987,594 – £6,537,752
1. Prisoners – (NE) – £1,365,527
Insidious chapter 2 could only manage to hold on to the top spot for one week as it has given way to one of this weeks new films.
Three new films went into this weeks chart, first off going in at number nine was the 3D/Imax re-release of The Wizard of OZ, hitting the number five spot was dance drama Battle of the Year. This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to drama thriller Prisoners.
New Releases – a couple of new films are aiming to make a mark on next weeks top 10, so if you want too see a new film then you have animated comedy sequel Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, comedy Don Jon and romantic comedy Baggage Claim.
10. Planes – $2,861,000 – $86,543,000
9. The Wizard of OZ (3D/Imax) – (NE) – $3,022,000
8. Riddick – $3,672,000 – $37,180,000
7. Lee Daniels’ The Butler – $4,304,000 – $106,452,000
6. We’re the Millers – $4,670,000 – $138,176,000
5. Battle of the Year – (NE) – $5,000,000
4. Instructions not Included – $5,700,000 – $34,262,000
3. The Family – $7,000,000 – $25,641,000
2. Insidious Chapter 2 – $14,500,000 – $60,855,000
1. Prisoners – (NE) – $21,430,000
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
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
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