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UK box office top 10



Well it seems that Insidious chapter 2 scared off it’s audience as it no longer reigns supreme at the top of the chart, that accolade has gone to last weeks number two Rush which is now the new king of the chart.

A pretty bad week for new release as none of them managed to make any kind of impact on the top 10.  Firstly going in at a low number eight was thriller The Call starring Halle Berry, hitting the number seven spot was Men in Black rip off R.I.P.D.  This weeks highest new entry went to drama Diana, the film got a major roasting from critics so it’s a wonder that it managed to go in at number five.

New Releases – Again it’s another quiet week when it comes to new films as you only have two too choose from, thriller Prisoners and a second thriller in the form of Runner Runner.

10. We’re the Millers – £343,803 – £7,502,671

9. One Direction: This is Us – £367,554 – £7,122,488

8. The Call – (NE) – £409,886

7. R.I.P.D – (NE) – £506,411

6. Justin and the Knights of Valor – £512,560 – £1,473,903

5. Diana – (NE) – £622,915

4. About Time – £701,321 – £5,249,548

3. White House Down – £712,344 – £2,486,169

2. Insidious Chapter 2 – £1,076,061 – £4,919,498

1. Rush – £1,336,159 – £4,655,253

UK box office top 10


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.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (17/12/13)

Catch up with this week’s show – our final regular show of 2012, in which we review Peter Jackson’s first part of his return to Middle Earth in the first part of a new trilogy, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Adventure, and since we’re not here next week we have an early review of Ang Lee’s visual adaptation of the book Life of Pi due out on 20th December.  On DVD and Blu Ray we review some Christmas releases including Colin Farrell starring in the Len Wiseman directed remake of Total Recall, Vince Vaughn teams up with Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Richard Ayoade in sci-fi comedy The Watch, and Irish comedy horror film Grabbers, as well as our usual look at the latest movie news and weekly look at the UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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US Box Office Top 10


Finally the US box office top 10 has been given the little boost that it needed as last weeks joint number ones have been shifted out of the way for a new king.

4 new films have entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 10 is drama film Won’t Back Down, hitting the number 6 spot was comedy film Pitch Perfect.  Into the top 2 slots of the chart and going in at the number 2 spot was fantastic Sci-Fi drama Looper starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the highest new entry and this weeks new number 1 was kids animated film Hotel Transylvania.

10 – Won’t Back Down – (NE) – $2.700.000

9. The Master – $2.745.000 – $9.633.000

8. Resident Evil: Retribution – $3.000.000 – $38.700.000

7. Finding Nemo 3D – £4.066.000 – $36.475.000

6. Pitch Perfect – (NE) – $5.200.000

5. House at the end of the street – $7.154.000 – $22.225.000

4. Trouble with the Curve – $7.530.000 – $23.726.000

3. End of Watch – $8.000.000 – $26.169.000

2. Looper – (NE) – $21.200.000

1. Hotel Transylvania – (NE) – $43.000.000

New Releases – you only have 2 new films too choose from this week however there is also one small movie of note to check out.  First off the small film and a movie that the horror genre has been needing, so if V/H/S is showing where you are please go and see it.  The 2 big release of the week are stop motion animated film from Tim Burton, Frankenweenie and Liam Neeson is hunting down the people who took his wife in Taken 2.

US Box Office Top 10


What a interesting week when it comes to this weeks top 10, last weeks number one Resident Evil: Retribution couldn’t hold on to the number 1 spot for more than a week as it has been knocked off by one of this weeks new entries.

4 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at a lower than expected number 6 spot was the latest version of judge dredd in Dredd 3D, hitting the number 3 spot was drama starring Clint Eastwood in Trouble with the Curve.  Now this is where things get interesting as 2 films grossed the same amount money however it was takings per screen that separated them both, so at number 2 was House at the end of the street and it was crime thriller End of Watch that stole the top spot.

10. Paranorman – $2.297.000 – $52.566.000

9. Lawless – $2.321.000 – $34.512.000

8. The Possession – $2.630.000 – $45.650.000

7. The Master – $5.000.000 – $6.059.000

6. Dredd 3D – (NE) – $6.300.000

5. Resident Evil: Retribution – $6.700.000 – $33.468.000

4. Finding Nemo – $9.446.000 – $29.979.000

3. Trouble with the Curve – (NE) – $12.720.000

2. House at the end of the Street – (NE) – $13.000.000

1. End of Watch – (NE) – $13.000.000

New Releases – Only 2 new films will be trying to get into the top 10 however there is also one film that is getting a really surprising release.  Your first choice of the week is mind bending Sci-Fi thriller Looper starring man of the moment Joseph Gordon-Levitt, your other choice of the week is animated film Hotel Transylvania.  On to the strange release of the week, the US finally gets Solomon Kane which was released in the UK in February 2010.

US Box Office Top 10


Two weeks seemed to be enough for the Possession, in fact in my opinion one week was enough for the film, well now it has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries.

Only 2 new films cracked this weeks top 10 however both of them took up the top two spots, first off going in at the number 2 spot was the 3D re-release of Finding Nemo.  The highest new entry this week however went to the 5th Resident Evil film with Resident Evil: Retribution which went straight into the number 1 spot.

10. The Campaign – $2.405.000 – $82.857.000

9. The Odd Life of Timothy Green – $2.511.000 – $46.284.000

8. The Bourne Legacy – $2.875.000 – $107.817.000

7. The Words – $2.880.000 – $9.160.000

6. Expendables 2 – $3.030.000 – $80.290.000

5. Paranorman – $3.039.000 – $49.336.000

4. Lawless – $4.219.000 – $30.141.000

3. The Possession – $5.800.000 – $41.167.000

2. Finding Nemo 3D – (NE) – $17.504.000

1. Resident Evil: Retribution – (NE) – $21.100.000

New Release – 3 new films will be trying to take your money off this week, first off is crime drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal in End of Watch, your next film of choice is horror film starring The Hunger Games Jennifer Lawrence in House at the end of the Street, your final choice of the week is 2nd bite of the cherry in the Dredd series with Dredd 3D.

UK Box Office Top 10


Not a very eventful week when it comes to the box office top 10 as none of the new release could knock Brave of the top spot, in fact none of them managed to even crack the top 5.

3 new films entered the chart this week, first off going in at number 10 was the documentary that has all of the critics praising it, The Imposter, going in at a low number 7 as i predicted is the big screen update of The Three Stooges, the biggest new entry of the week went to the Keith Lemon film which hit the number 5 spot despite predictions putting it higher.

10. The Imposter – (NE) – £252.170

9. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £331.851 – £28.381.351

8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – £424.206 – £6.217.366

7. The Three Stooges – (NE) – £509.324

6. Expendables 2 – £1.028.904 – £4.316.173

5. Keith Lemon: The Film – (NE) – £1.196.310

4. Dark Knight Rises – £1.378.717 – £52.534.102

3. The Bourne Legacy – £1.596.289 – £7.828.435

2. Ted – £1.692.883 – £25.620.707

1. Brave – £2.371.691 – £13.259.610

New Releases – An interesting mix of films this week, first off is comedy film The Watch which has had a Monday release that’s why it’s not in this weeks top 10 and it’s trying to get the highest position possible by getting release 2 day’s before any of it’s competition.  Your next lot of films are 3 horror movies fresh from this years Frightfest, on offer you have Sam Raimi present’s The Possession, the third in the REC series and strange giallo inspired horror film Berberian Sound Studio.  Two more films are on offer this week with Australian comedy A Few Best Men and remake of the week Total Recall.

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.


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

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.