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Coming up this week (25/08/14)



Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Daniel Radcliffe in romantic comedy What If, Eric Bana plays a cop on the hunt for evil in Deliver Us From Evil, tornado’s get really extreme in disaster film Into the Storm, Frank Millers dark noir universe hit’s the big screen for a second time with Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Luc Besson ask’s us what happens if someone is able to unlock 100% of their brain in Lucy.  In the home release section we take a look at Wally Pfisters directorial debut with Sci-Fi drama Transcendence, Tom Hardy stars in one man thriller Locke, animated adventure with Tarzan, comedy drama Arthur and Mike and Sci-Fi horror Alien Abduction, 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 25th August at around 8:00pm (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 19/05/14


Well those Bad Neighbours could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as they have been beaten by the ultimate kaiju in the form of Godzilla to the number one spot.

For the second week in a row the number one movie has taken more than the rest of the top 10 combined and that should happen for a third time with next weeks big releases.

Only one other movie found it’s way into the top 10 and that was thriller drama the Two Faces of January which went in at number five.

New releases – Two films for you too choose from this week, firstly you have the Adam Sandler comedy Blended and your other choice is a small films going by the name of X-Men Days of Future Past.

10. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £77,636 – £19,103,475

9. Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) – £80,650 – £376,977

8. Pompeii – £112,467 – £2,562,024

7. Tarzan – £137,808 – £1,796,621

6. Rio 2 – £202,091 – £13,472,804

5. The Two Faces of January – (NE) – £328,262

4. The Other Woman – £446,343 – £8,046,801

3. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – £450,068 – £23,154,647

2. Bad Neighbours – £1,405,533 – £11,387,050

1. Godzilla – (NE) – £6,382,063

UK box office top 11 – W/E 12/05/14


That’s right you have read the title correctly, this week I’ve decided to do the top 11 films, more on that a little bit later.

We have a new number one putting the reign of The amazing Spiderman 2 to a end, so give a round of applause to comedy Bad Neighbours which has found it’s way to the top spot thanks to it taking over £5.5 million in it’s preview 6 day’s before official going on releases, overall takings for the film were just under £8.5 million putting behind Ted as the second highest grossing debut 15 rated comedy.

Into the rest of the chart and the reason why I’ve done a top 11 is to include The Wind Rises, now i know i’m being slightly biased however with this being the last movie by Hayoa Miyazaki it needs to be mentions, plus the film only opened up on a small 48 screens and it still managed to take a healthy £199,598.

Other new films and one event in the chart include comedy drama Frank which went in at number 10, opera even La Cenrentoia: Met Opera which hit the number eight spot and thriller Sabotage which hit one place higher at number seven.

New Releases – Only one film of any note is out this week and that’s Gareth Edwards take on the monster movie Godzilla.

11. The Wind Rises – (NE) – £199,598

10. Frank – £202,747

9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £252,908 – £19,095,843

8. La Cenrentoia: Met Opera – (NE) – £285,597

7. Sabotage – (NE) – £300,521

6. Tarzan – £440,643 – £1,611,347

5. Pompeii – £505,186 – £2,230,156

4. Rio 2 – £551,655 – £13,289,929

3. The Other Woman – £928,788 – £7,121,577

2. The Amazing Spiderman 2 – £1,286,356 – £22,281,550

1. Bad Neighbours – (NE) – £8,446,240

UK box office top 10 – W/E 05/05/14


Well it seems that nothing can move The amazing Spiderman from the top spot as it spends it’s third week at number one, only two other films this year have managed to do that, The Wolf of Wall Street and The Lego movie.

There were three new films in this weeks chart none of them however made much of a impact on the top 10, so much so one of Paul Walkers final films Brick Mansions failed to make the chart, it could only manage the number 12 spot.

The new films in this weeks chart were British comedy thriller Plastic going in at number 10, animated adventure with Tarzan at number four and Paul W.S.Anderson tells his version of Pompeii at number three.

New Releases – It’s a bit of a strange week this week as one film would of been out for seven days however it is classed as a new release because it’s box office takings only count towards next weeks chart and that’s comedy Bad Neighbours.

On to the normal new releases of the week and you have on offer thriller staring Arnold Schwarzenegger in Sabotage, comedy drama Frank starring Michael Fassbender and the most important film of the year Hayoa Miyazaki’s final film for Studio Ghibli, The Wind Rises.

10 – Plastic – (NE) – £154,411

9. Calvary – £203,752 – £2,405,254

8. Transcendence – £229,178 – £1,730,623

7. Noah – £236,058 – £9,580,366

6. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £357,448 – £18,622,069

5. Rio 2 – £460,886 – £12,410,619

4. Tarzan – (NE) – £808,174

3. Pompeii – (NE) – £1,165,551

2. The Other Woman – £1,447,983 – £5,283,875

1. The amazing Spiderman 2 – £1,984,667 – £19,772,238