Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we review the new horror movie starring Ethan Hawke and find out if Sinister deserves all the hype it’s been getting, and Liam Neeson returns in the sequel to his sleeper kidnapping hit in Taken 2. On DVD/Blu Ray we review one of this year’s biggest and most anticipated movies with Ridley Scott’s return to science-fiction in Prometheus, the stage musical is given the big screen treatment with a cast including Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Tom Cruise in Rock Of Ages, martial arts actor Scott Adkins stars in El Gringo, drama in French movie Polisse, action film starring Ray Winstone and Jason Statham in 13 and Ben ‘Plan B’ Drew directorial debut with ill Manors 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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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.
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.
This weeks top 10 nearly looked the same as last weeks’ however Spider-Man has come along and given a injection of money into the chart thus making it the new number 1.
3 new films entered the top 10 this week, first off was bollywood film Bol Bachchan which hit the number 8th spot, going in at number 4 was musical documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me however it was The Amazing Spider-Man that found it’s way to the top spot and also taking the second highest takings for a debut film this year behind Avengers Assemble.
10. Killer Joe – £122.831 – £473.204
9. Friends With Kids – £134.752 – £817.659
8. Bol Bachchan – (NE) – £160.941
7. Snow White and the Huntsman – £312.318 – £15.129.299
6. Prometheus – £324.779 – £23.918.902
5. Men in Black 3 – £389.853 – £21.021.162
4. Katy Perry: Part of Me – (NE) – £449.491
3. The Five-Year Engagement – £514.702 – £3.721.905
2. Ice Ages 4: Continental Drift – £719.769 – £2.327.078
1. The Amazing Spider-Man – (NE) – £11.091.972
New Releases – A very strange week ahead when it comes to new films, we have 2 new release and 1 film that official get’s released in England and Wales. First off the 2 new films for you too choose from are comedy/drama Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and a second comedy/drama with stripper film Magic Mike. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift is your final choice this week as it get’s it’s official release in England and Wales after being released a few weeks a go in the other territories.
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.
The top 10 has had it’s biggest shake up for a few weeks as last weeks number 1 Brave couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week with a surprise entry at the top taking it’s throne.
4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 10 was People Like Us, Tyler Perry’s latest film Madea’s Witness Protection hit the number 4 spot, going in at a high number 2 spot was stripper drama/comedy Magic Mike however the movie that has provided the biggest surprise of the week went to Ted with it going straight in at number 1 and taking more than double of what was expected of it.
10. People Like Us – (NE) – $4.306.000
9. Snow White and the Huntsman – $4.405.000 – $145.591.000
8. Moonrise Kingdom – $4.873.000 – $18.406.000
7. Prometheus – $4.925.000 – $118.262.000
6 – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – $6.000.000 – $29.034.000
5. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $11.815.000 – $80.012.000
4. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection – (NE) – $26.350.000
3. Brave – $34.011.000 – $131.685.000
2. Magic Mike – (NE) – $39.155.000
1. Ted – (NE) – $54.100.000
New Releases – I predict that Ted will only be at number 1 for one week as The Amazing Spider-man should knock it off the top spot and i also predict that it should take just over $100 million. You also have the pick of two other films the first one being another one of those 3D concert films this time with Katy Perry, your other choice of the week is violent drama/thriller Savages.
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.
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.
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.
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.