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Monday Movie Show Catch Up (03/09/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section where we review Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell and Kate Bekinsale as well as horror movie based on a true events, and with the backing of Sam Raimi, The Possession.  On DVD & Blu-Ray we see if Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) can survive The Hunger Games, Ewan McGregor takes on the challenge of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, horror comedy with prequel Rec 3, Glenn Close masquerades as a man in Albert Nobbs, more boobs and more gore on the card with spoof horror sequel Pirahna 3DD, and thrillers in the form of Elevator and Icelandic movie Black’s Game, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming Up this week (03/09/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we see if Len Wiseman remake of Total Recall is worthy of the original and another horror film based on a true story this time with the backing of Sam Raimi, The Possession.  On a packed Blu-Ray/DVD show we see if Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) can win The Hunger Games, Ewan McGregor takes on a trip to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, horror comedy with Rec 3, Glenn Close masquerades as a man in Albert Nobbs, more boobs and more gore are on the card with Pirahna 3DD, thriller Elevator and thriller drama Blacks Game, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

So join us live from 7:30 pm (GMT) on Monday 3rd September on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). Don’t forget you can also catch up with any episode of the show on iTunes, Spreaker or now you can find us on Youtube, just search for Monday Movie Show.

UK Box Office Top 10

It has finally happened the Avengers couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as 1 of this weeks new entries has gone and knocked it off the top spot by nearly doubling the takings of the Avengers.

Only 2 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at a impressive 5th spot is martial arts action film the Raid however it was Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest creation in the form of the Dictator that has stormed the charts by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10 – Safe – £121.399 – £1.674.127

9 – Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists – £132.235 – £15.914.058

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £167.171 – £5.483.431

7 – The Lucky Ones – £252.447 – £2.563.985

6 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £395.660 – £2.233.651

5 – The Raid – (NE) – £417.596

4 – American Pie: Reunion – £1.372.896 – £13.580.948

3 – Dark Shadows – £1.638.651 – £4.042.680

2 – Avengers Assemble – £2.814.216 – £43.093.498

1 – The Dictator – (NE) – £4.963.745

New Releases – 2 new films are out this week trying to get you to part with your money, first off is comedy film with a huge baby feel to it in What to Expect when your Expecting and the only other film of note is Will Smith returning in the 3rd instalment of the Men in Black series in the form of Men in Black 3.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to shake The Avengers off the top of the chart with the group of superhero’s now passing the £40 million mark in only 18 days.

3 new films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 9 was Mel Gibson’s action film How i Spent my Summer Vacation, doing 1 place better but taking  £1 million less than the original movie is Piranha 3DD however it was Johnny Depp’s latest team up with Tim Burton in Dark Shadows that was the highest new entry at number 3.

10 – Hunger Games – £143.542 – £23.480.585

9 – How i Spent my Summer Vacation – (NE) – £152.728

8 – Piranha 3DD – (NE) – £242.889

7 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £259.550 – £5.316.260

6 – Safe – £298.201 – £1.552.728

5 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £422.924 – £1.837.991

4 – The Lucky One – £431.576 – £2.311.538

3 – Dark Shadows – (NE) – £2.404.029

2 – American Pie: Reunion – £2.546.626 – £12.208.052

1 – Avengers Assemble – £4.169.087 – £40.279.282

New Releases – Only 2 new films will be trying to take your money off you, first off is over the top insane martial arts action film The Raid and your other choice is Sasha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.

UK Box Office Top 10

It’s a very insane week when it comes to the top 10 as 5 films try to beat Avengers Assemble off the top spot and despite very stiff competition from one of them the Avengers still won the fight and have stayed on top of the chart.

As said above there are 5 new films in this weeks chart, going in at number 9 was horror remake Silent House, hitting the number 5 spot is the latest action film with Jason Statham in it, Safe, one spot above that is the 3D re-release of Beauty and the Beast, one more spot above that is drama film with Zac Effron, The Lucky Ones however it was the return of the gang in American Pie Reunion that was the highest new entry going in at number 2.

10 – Mirror Mirror – £207.319 – £6.834.905

9 – Silent House – (NE) – £214.731

8 – Pirates: An Adventure with Scientists – £318.039 – £15.226.545

7 – The Hunger Games – £346.807 – £22.830.919

6 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £641.051 – £3.827.625

5 – Safe – (NE) – £679.716

4 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – (NE) – £685.024

3 – The Lucky Ones – (NE) – £1.159.435

2 – American Pie: Reunion – (NE) – £6.334.539

1 – The Avengers Assemble – £8.121.916 – £23.899.990

New Releases – It’s another jam packed week of new films however i don’t see any of them breaking the top 3, the film with the biggest chance though is Tim Burton’s latest film with Johnny Depp as a vampire in the form of Dark Shadow, then there is over the top horror/comedy with a huge fascination in boobs, Piranha 3DD, Mel Gibson finally returns to the action film genre with How i Spent my Summer Vacation and finally there is comedy/drama Jeff who Lives at Home.

UK Box Office Top 10

It’s was very obvious that Battleship couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week seeing as the biggest release of the year was creeping up behind it.

1 new film graced this weeks chart and it was very obvious even to a person living in a hole that it was going to go straight into the number one spot taking an insane amount of money and that film is Avengers Assemble.

10 – Lockout – £169.133 – £1.075.002

9 – 21 Jump Street – £205.514 – £9.863.555

8 – Titanic 3D – £366.749 – £10.774.824

7 – Mirror Mirror – £437.356 – £6.627.586

6 – Battleship – £501.283 – £7.130.300

5 – Cabin in the Woods – £561.905 – £4.632.981

4 – Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists – £663.775 – £14.908.506

3 – The Hunger Games – £744.079 – £22.484.112

2 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £1.085.687 – £3.186.574

1 – Avengers Assemble – (NE) – £15.778.074

*Update: As of 02/05/12 Avengers Assemble has now hit the £18.4 million mark.

New Releases – There are a lot of films out this week but i doubt any of them will knock Avengers Assemble of the top spot, first off is the 3D re-release of Beauty and the Beast, next is romantic drama starring Zac Effron in the Lucky One, the latest Spanish film to get a remake is also released this week in the form of Silent House, Jason Statham is back in action mode in Safe and finally the full gang return of a big meet up in American Pie Reunion.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to sink Battleship as it has spent a second week on the top of the tree however it’s takings were well down from last week and it had a challenge from a surprise new entry.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at the bottom end of the chart is the god awful Gone, doing a little bit better but still not that well was Lockout which managed to hit the number 7 spot however it was Salmon Fishing in the Yemen that was the biggest new entry this week hitting the number 2 spot.

10 – Gone – (NE) – £275.087

9 – 21 Jump Street – £376.781 – £9.465.305

8 – Mirror Mirror – £535.093 – £6.070.901

7 – Lockout – (NE) – £596.000

6 – Pirates: In Adventure with Scientists – £772.887 – £14.085.333

5 – Titanic 3D – £925.740 – £9.919.113

4 – Cabin in the Wood – £1.033.533 – £3.543.472

3 – The Hunger Games – £1.070.787 – £21.259.368

2 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – (NE) – £1.169.235

1 – Battleship – £1.282.091 – £6.068.174

New Releases – I don’t think i need to say anything else apart from AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.

UK Box Office Top 10

Ships are taking over this weeks top 10 however Titanic which had the top[ spot last week has given way to another film that not only features huge ships but probably the most special effects ever featured in a movie.

Only 2 new films were in this weeks top 10, going in at number 3 is the brilliant horror/comedy film from the pen of Joss Whedon and making his directorial debut Drew Goddard, The Cabin in the Woods, however it was Battleship Peter Berg’s big screen version of the classic board game that was not only the highest new entry but wnet straight into the number 1 spot taking nearly £4 million.

10 – Streetdance 2 – £220.087 – £2.872.153

9 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £273.338 – £18.518.872

8 – Wrath of the Titans – £495.768 – £7.197.617

7 – 21 Jump Street – £528.122 – £8.751.816

6 – Mirror Mirror – £913.134 – £5.194.454

5 – Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists – £1.477.517 – £12.840.803

4 – The Hunger Games – £1.494.174 – £19.419.136

3 – The Cabin in the Woods – (NE) – £1.601.161

2 – Titanic 3D – £1.809.737 – £8005.203

1 – Battleship – (NE) – £3.763.348

New Releases – There are a lot of new films out this week however none of them are very big films, first off is comedy film Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, then we have thriller film Gone starring Amanda Seyfried, action/thriller Lockout with a beefed up Guy Pearce and a duo of horror films in the form of Grave Encounters and Xavier Gen’s The Divide.

US Box Office Top 10 – 06-08/04

Nothing seems to be able to knock the Hunger Games off the top spot despite one of this weeks new entries giving it a good go.

2 new films graced the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 3 is the re-release of Titanic in 3D however it was the 4th entry for Jim, Stifler and friends in American Reunion that was the highest new entry hitting the numebr 2 spot.

10 – Safe House – $581.000 – $124.751.000

9 – John Carter – $820.000 – $67.973.000

8 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $975.000 – $4.639.000

7 – Dr. Seuss. The Lorax – $5.000.000 – $198.200.000

6 – 21 Jump Street – $10.200.000 – $109.577.000

5 – Mirror Mirror – $11.000.000 – $36.473.000

4 – Wrath of the Titans – $15.010.000 – $58.899.000

3 – Titanic 3D – (NE) – $17.650.000

2 – American Reunion – (NE) – $21.500.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $33.500.000 – $302.839.000

New Releases – 3 new films are out this week including one of my most anticipated releases of the year, first off there is action thriller Lockout starring Guy Peace, secondly is the comedy film that nobody wanted The Three Stooges and finally horror thriller film written by Joss Wheadon The Cabin in the Woods.

US Box Office Top 10 – Mar 30-Apr1

Nothing could move the Hunger Games off the top spot despite one of this weeks 2 new entries giving it a try but ultimately failing.

As said above there were only 2 new entries in this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 3 was Tarsem Singh’s version of Snow White in Mirror Mirror however it was those titans that was back for a second helping this time in the form of Wrath of the Titans.

10 – Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – $835.000 – $98.480.000

9 – A Thousand Words – $915.000 – $16.520.000

8 – Act of Valor – $1.006.000 – $67.750.000

7 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – $1.274.000 – $3.171.000

6 – John Carter – $2.005.000 – $66.210.000

5 – Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax – $8.000.000 – $189.600.000

4 – 21 Jump Street – $15.000.000 – $93.100.000

3 – Mirror Mirror – (NE) – $19.000.000

2 – Wrath of the Titans – (NE) – $34.200.000

1 – The Hunger Games – $61.100.000 – $251.033.000

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying to get into next weeks top 10 however one of them is a re-release in 3D, first off is the re-release in the form of Titanic 3D and if this does well i’m going to scream however it’s the 4th cinema release in the series of American Pie films in the form of American Reunion that’s the biggest release of the week.