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Coming up this week (03/08/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the adventures of Star Lord, Gamora, Drax, Groot and Rocket as they become Guardians of the Galaxy and animated adventure that’s a bit nut’s in The Nut Job.  In the home release section Blu and his family return for a second adventure in Rio 2, Jack O’Connell prison in Starred Up, Jean Claude Van Damm has to put up with a unruly group of people in Welcome to the Jungle, drama with Labor Day, Kelan Lutz stars in action film The Legend of Hercules, horror film with Almost Human and drama with The Double, 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 Sunday 3rd August at around 8:30pm (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.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

UK box office top 10 – W/E 31/03/14

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Last weeks number one The Grand Budapest Hotel could not hold off the might of one Disney movie let alone two so that’s why this weeks it’s no longer top of the chart, that pleasure has been handed to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In a trend that has seen all sequels released after The Avengers, Captain America: The winter Soldier saw a huge increase in it’s first weekend takings over it’s previous counterpart.  Captain America took a impressive £2.98 million in it’s opening weekend however the sequel has more than doubled that by taking just short of the £7 million.

It’s even more good news for Disney as it also scored the number two spot with Muppets Most Wanted, unlike with Captain America though the Muppets sequel failed to take more than The Muppets movie by nearly £500,000.

One other new entry can be found in the chart and that’s The Legend of Hercules which went in at number nine and did as badly as people and critics expected.

New Releases – With half term fast approaching it’s no surprise to see films mainly aimed at the U/PG/12A market with each one of this weeks main releases falling into that category.  So if you are after something new then you have animated sequel Rio 2 (in 3D), Twilight/Hunger Games-esq film Divergent and biblical epic Noah.

10. A Long Way Down – £107,538 – £741,524

9. The Legend of Hercules – (NE) – £189,881

8. Starred Up – £201,822 – £1,062,827

7. 300: Rise of an Empire – £237,879 – £7,449,264

6. The Lego Movie – £323,397 – £31,636,562

5. Need For Speed – £337,943 – £4,399,097

4. Non-Stop – £360,226 – £8,745,562

3. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £870,423 – £7,968,357

2. Muppets Most Wanted – (NE) – £2,214,906

1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – (NE) – £6,037,850

UK box office top 10 – W/E 24/03/14

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Well Need for Speed could not hold on to the top spot for a second week as it has been knocked off by a film that has slowly been creeping up in the chart, that film in question is Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Three new films found there way into the bottom end of the chart not providing that much of a competition on the top five, firstly going in at number eight was drama Labor Day, doing one better by going in at number seven was the second drama of the week A Long Way Down and finally round out the triple bill of drama new entries was Starred Up which went in at number six.

New Releases – It’s a big week for new films and it seems like the box office needs it after it taking a huge 45% loss on the previous week.  So the new films of the week are super hero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the return of the Muppets in Muppets Most Wanted, action film Legend of Hercules and small British horror The Borderlands

10. Mr Peabody and Sherman – £198,623 – £12,600,160

9. Ride Along – £211,644 – £3,945,786

8. Labor Day – (NE) – £278,726

7. A Lone Way Down – (NE) – £361,901

6. Starred Up – (NE) – £495,181

5. Non-Stop – £697,128 – £8,097,443

4. 300: Rise of an Empire – £785,538 – £6,868,104

3. The Lego Movie – £815,020 – £31,128,785

2. Need For Speed – £988,255 – £3,691,108

1. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £1,267,408 – £6,309,128

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.