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Coming up this week (24/03/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at romantic drama Labor Day starring Josh Brolin and British prison drama Starred up.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at British drama Philomena, the story about how Mary Poppins was created in Saving Mr Banks, animated adventure featuring time travelling turkeys in Free Birds, Joseph Gordon-Levitt has a sex problem in comedy drama Don Jon and horror film Butcher Boys, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 24th at 7:30 (GMT) 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 (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

US box office top 10 – W/E 19/01

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It’s nice to have a little bit of a shake up when it comes to the top 10 and this week is one of those, last weeks number one Lone Survivor is no longer sitting at the top of the tree, instead we have a new number one in the form of comedy film Ride Along.

Three other new films made there way into the top 10, firstly going in at number seven was horror film Devil’s Due, hitting the number four spot was action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and the final new entry went to animated film Nut Job which went in at number three.

New Releases – Only one new film of note is out this week and that’s action horror film I, Frankenstein.

10. Saving Mr Banks – $4,147,000 – $75,391,000

9. The Wolf of Wall Street – $7,500,000 – $90,277,000

8. August: Osage County – $7,592,000 – $18,181,000

7. Devil’s Due – (NE) – $8,500,000

6. American Hustle – $10,600,000 – $116,431,000

5. Frozen – $11,971,000 – $332,602,000

4. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit – (NE) – $17,200,000

3. The Nut Job – (NE) – $20,550,000

2. Lone Survivor – $23,239,000 – $74,049,000

1. Ride Along – (NE) – $41,237,000

US box office top 10 – W/E 05/01/14

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Well the first top 10 of 2014 hasn’t given us anything in the way of surprises, in fact last weeks number one Frozen has managed to spend another week at the top of the chart.

Only one new film went into this weeks top 10 and that went to Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, despite the film only going in at number two and taking just under the $20 million it has still taken nearly 4 times it’s budget making it another success for Jason Blums production house.

New Releases – Only one new film is out this week and that’s the action film The Legend of Hercules starring Kellan Lutz.

10. Grudge Match – $5,410,000 – $24,920,000

9. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $7,400,000 – $407,488,000

8. Secret Life of Walter Mitty – $8,200,000 – $45,669,000

7. Saving Mr Banks – $9,057,000 – $59,320,000

6. Anchorman: The Legend Continues – $11,100,000  – $109,180,000

5. American Hustle – $13,200,000 – $88,700,000

4. Wolf of Wall Street – $13,400,000 – $63,295,000

3. The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug – $16,250,000 – $229,634,000

2. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – (NE) – $18,200,000

1. Frozen – $20,722,000 – $297,838,000

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

UK box office top 10 – W/E 16/12

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It will come as no surprise to hear that last weeks number one Frozen is now no longer sitting at the top of the tree despite it only dropping 10.7% on last weeks takings.

The only new entry in this weeks chart and the new number one went to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.  The second part of the trilogy opened up just shy of the £10 million mare which is bad news for the film as the first part opened up with over £2 million more.

New Releases – A few new films are out this week in the form of Anchorman: The Legend Continues, Harry Hill hit’s the big screen hard with The Harry Hill Movie and those annoying Moshi Monsters make there big screen debut with there own movie.

Future Releases – As this will be the last chart on the site for 2013 a couple of new films are also out on the 26th December in the form of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeves.

10. Nebraska – £72,118 – £344,993

9. Carrie – £118,530 – £1,662,790

8. The Butler – £144,482 – £3,783,269

7. Free Birds – £191,535 – £1,792,966

6. Homefront – £202,390 – £943,289

5. Saving Mr Banks – £358,907 – £2,808,117

4. Gravity – £591,947 – £25,541,782

3. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £1,367,799 – £28,804,479

2. Frozen – £4,210,263 – £10,306,153

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – (NE) – £9,319,744

UK box office top 10 – W/E 02/12

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Well it looks like nobody was tough enough to knock The Hunger Games Catching Fire off the top spot as it spends it’s second week at the top of the chart.

Three new films went into this weeks top 10, firstly going in at a lower than expect number five was horror remake Carrie, hitting the number four spot and also not doing as well as expected was the story of the creation of Mary Poppins with Saving Mr Banks.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number three went to animated feature Free Birds.

New Releases – A couple of new films to sink your teeth into this week.  The biggest release of the week has to be animated film Frozen, this is the latest animated film from Disney and it has been getting rave reviews.  Other new films on offer this week is violent thriller remake Oldboy, action thriller Homefront from director Slyvester Stallone and thriller Getaway which has become the lowest rated movie of the year.

10. The Family – £188,835 – £928,487

9. Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 – £211,562 – £12,095,055

8. Philomena – £289,860 – £9,788,671

7. Thor: the Dark World  -£423,374 – £19,220,530

6. The Butler – £431,666 – £2,929,213

5. Carrie – (NE) – £662,625

4. Saving Mr Banks – (NE) – £795,615

3. Free Birds – (NE) – £1,044,074

2. Gravity – £1,741,279 – £22,522,241

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £5,525,476 – £21,711,143

Coming up this week (02/12/13)

On this weeks very packed show, in the cinema section we take a look at Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson who is playing the creator of Mary Poppins in Saving Mr Banks, Chole Grace Moretz stars in horror remake Carrie and animated comedy with Free Birds.  On a very packed Blu-Ray/DVD show Armie hammer and Johnny Depp star in The Lone Ranger, Henry Cavill don’s the famous red pants to play Superman in Man of Steel, those annoying little blue creatures are back in Smurfs 2, the wolfpack return for a third and hopefully final time in Hangover Part 3, animated adventure from the creator of Cars with Planes, they haven’t grown up and return for a second helping in Grown Ups 2, Alan Partridge has his own movie with Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa and Ryan Gosling teams up with Nicolas Winding Refn in strange thriller Only God Forgives,  plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 2nd December at 6:30pm (GMT) 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 (hopefully coming back soon), Spreaker or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for the Monday Movie Show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 25/11

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Well Gravity couldn’t hold on to the top spot this week as it had huge competition from not only a few new films but also from a couple of special events.

Four new entries in this weeks top 10, two of them films and two of them special events.  Firstly going in at number nine was Andre Rieu: Home for Christmas 2013, this is the first time that Rieu has managed to enter the chart and it’s extra special as it’s rare to see a classical music concert in the top 10.

The first new film to enter this weeks chart went to the Robert De Niro gangster comedy the Family which went in at number eight.  Into the top three and the doctor has made his first ever appearance in the top 10 with his 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was shown on 440 screens and nearly made £2 million.

This weeks highest new entry thought went to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which stormed it’s way into the number one slot by taking more than £12 million making it the third highest grossing début film of the year.

New Releases – You have a couple of films too choose from this week however nothing that should make a huge challenge on next weeks chart, so if your after something new then you have horror remake Carrie, animated comedy Free Birds and the life of Mary Poppins with Saving Mr Banks.

10. Turbo – £254,821 – £11,217,779

9. Andre Rieu: Home For Christmas 2013 – (NE) – £290,173

8. The Family – (NE) – £444,659

7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £474,178 – £11,547,869

6. Philomena – £541,068 – £8,868,711

5. The Butler – £613,877 – £2,032,072

4. Thor: The Dark World – £722,811 – £18,456,032

3. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – (NE) – £1,798,629

2. Gravity – £2,389,193 – £19,444,886

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – (NE) – £12,189,733