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Review: Thor – The Dark World

Directed by: Alan Taylor

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Christopher Eccleston, Kat Dennings, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Rene Russo, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Stevenson, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander.

Rating:   Running Time: 112 mins.

We learn in the opening prologue that the title refers to the planet of the Dark Elves, where thousands of years ago a war was waged between them and Asgard. Malekith (Christopher Eccleston), the leader of the Dark Elves tried to use a weapon called the Aether – capable of enveloping the universe in darkness, but Bor (Tony Curran) leader of the Asgard, defeated them and took the Aether to hide it. On present day Earth while searching for signs of Thor with her equipment, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) stumbles upon the hiding place of the Aether, accidentally becoming host to it, and awakening Malekith and the last of the Dark Elves. Read the rest of this entry

US Box Office Top 10

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.

US Box Office Top 10

It will come as no surprise to read that last weeks number 1 Snow White and the Huntsman couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week as it had very stiff competition from 2 new films.

Only 2 new movies graced this weeks chart however they were big releases, first off going in at number 2 was Ridley Scott’s return to Sci-Fi with Prometheus however it was the 3rd in the Madagascar series in the form of Madagascar 3: Europe’s most wanted that was the highest new entry going straight into the number 1 spot but it was released on 600 more screen’s than Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.579.000 – $3.750.000

9. The Dictator – $2.150.000 – $55.189.000

8. Battleship – $2.286.000 – $59.830.000

7. What to Expect when your Expecting – $2.710.000 – $35.745.000

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3.235.000 – $31.009.000

5. The Avengers – $10.809.000 – $571.860.000

4. Men in Black 3 – £13.500.000 – $135.505.000

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – $23.021.000 – $98.500.000

2. Prometheus – (NE) – $50.000.000

1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – $60.350.000

New Releases – only 2 new films are out this week and i don’t think they will bother the chart that much, first off is comedy film starring in Adam Sandler, That’s my Boy, however the big release of the week is musical with Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

US Box Office Top 10: 01-03/06

A very interesting week at the box office seeing as the US has to wait one more week for Prometheus so it will come as no shock to anybody to find out that the only big release of the week went straight into the number 1 spot knocking Men in Black 3 down to number 2.

2 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 10 was war drama For Greater Glory however it was Snow White and the Huntsman that went straight into the number 1 spot by taking just over $55 million.

10. For Greater Glory – (NE) – $1.800.000

9. Chernobyl Diaries – $3.045.000 – $14.416.000

8. Dark Shadows – $3.860.000 – $70.834.000

7. What to Expect when your Expecting – $4.430.000 – $30.723.000

6. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $4.600.000 – $25.497.000

5. The Dictator – $4.725.000 – $50.835.000

4. Battleship – $4.810.000 – $55.123.000

3. Marvel’s The Avengers – $20.273.000 – $552.737.000

2. Men in Black 3 – $29.300.000 – $112.300.000

1. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – $56.255.000

New Releases – 2 very big films are out this week, first off is the 3rd in the Madagascar series this time they are in Europe in Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, however the US get’s Prometheus a week after the UK and despite it being shown on 700 less screen’s than Madagascar i expect this to hit the number 1 spot.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very good week at the box office and that’s thanks to the really warm weather, so despite there being 4 new entries in the top 10 and there being a new number 1, this week saw some of the lowest takings since last October.

As said above 4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 10 spot despite only being on 26 screens was comedy Sci-Fi film Iron Sky, going in at number 7 was the latest film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, hitting the number 4 spot but doing worse that what was expected of it was What to Expect When your Expecting, however it was the Men in Black in there third outing that went straight into the top spot but it’s not good news for the film, the takings for MIB 3 were way down from the 1st and 2nd films and this is the worst debuting number 1 film for a while.

10. Iron Sky – (NE) – £66.076

9. Beauty and the Beast 3D – £69.795 – £2.475.361

8. The Raid – £116.340 – £805.399

7.  Moonrise Kingdom – (NE) – £251.760

6. American Pie: Reunion – £362.323 – £15.813.594

5. Dark Shadows – £409.560 – £6.236.054

4. What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – £661.617

3. Avengers Assemble – £872.664 – £46.891.709

2. The Dictator – £1.078.155 – £7.563.554

1. Men in Black 3 – (NE) – £2.953.736

New Releases – It’s a very big week for films in the UK as we have 2 huge films and one that nobody wanted, first off the nobody which see’s the return of Top Cat however this time in 3D.  On to the 2 big films though, the first one is another telling of Snow White this time Starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman however it’s the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien genre that fans have been waiting for, so for me the biggest film out this week can only be Prometheus.

US Box Office Top 10

It has finally happened The Avengers reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end thanks to one of this weeks new entries however it didn’t go down without a fight.

Only 2 new films have entered this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 5 spot is horror film from Oren Peli who is more famous for the Paranormal Activity series in the form of Chernobyl Diaries, however it was the return of Will Smith as agent K in Men in Black 3 that went straight into the number one spot however it took nowhere near as what was predicted of it as rumours suggested that it would hit the $90 million mark however it just managed to hit the $55 million mark.

10. Think Like a Man – $1.400.000 – $88.272.000

9. The Hunger Games – $2.750.000 – $395.209.000

8. Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $6.350.000 – $16.553.000

7. What to Expect When your Expecting – $7.150.000 – $22.171.000

6. Dark Shadows – $7.515.000 – $62.998.000

5. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – $8.000.000

4. The Dictator – $9.600.000 – $41.448.000

3. Battleship – $10.800.000 – $44.300.000

2. The Avengers – $36.987.000 – $513.672.000

1. Men In Black 3 – (NE) – $55.000.000

New Releases – Only 1 big film is out this week however it is supported by a limited release film, first off the limited release film is in the form of comedy horror film Piranha 3DD.  The only big film out this week is the re-telling of the snow white story starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and The Huntsman (the huntsman refers to Chris Hemsworth).

 

US Box Office Top 10: 18-20/05

Nothing can seem to shake The Avengers off the top of the chart as it has spent it’s 3rd week at number 1 however this week it hasn’t broke a record.

3 new films graced this weeks chart first off going in at number 5 is comedy What to Expect when your Expecting, going in at number 3 is comedy film starring Sacha Baron Cohen in the shape of The Dictator however the highest new entry went to Battleship which hit the number 2 spot but was sunk by The Avengers.

10 – Pirates: Band of Misfits – $1.450.000 – $25.362.000

9 – The Lucky One – $1.765.000 – $56.921.000

8 – Think Like a Man – $2.700.000 – $85.888.000

7 – Hunger Games – $3.000.000 – $391.631.000

6 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $3.250.000 – $8.257.000

5 – What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – $10.500.000

4 – Dark Shadows – $12.770.000 – $50.908.000

3 – The Dictator – (NE) – $17.415.000

2 – Battleship – (NE) – $25.300.000

1 – The Avengers – $55.057.000 – $457.078.000

New Releases – 2 new films are out this week first off is horror film Chernobyl Diaries however it’s the return of the Men in Black in there 3rd outing that i think will knock the Avengers off the top spot next week

US Box Office Top 10: 11-13/05

No matter what heads i there direction nothing can move The Avengers off the top spot as the group of super heroes are at the top of the chart for a second week and it has broken another record by taking the most money in it’s second week of release than any other film.

2 new films graced this weeks chart going in at number 10 spot was comedy/drama Girl in Progress, however it was Tim Burton’s latest film featuring  Johnny Depp, Dark Shadows that was the highest new entry going in at number 2.

10 – Girl in Progress – (NE) – $1.350.000

9 – Chimpanzee – $1.624.000 – $25.586.000

8 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – $2.650.000 – $3.723.000

7 – Five-Year Engagement – $3.100.000 – $24.377.000

6 – Pirates: Band of Misfits – $3.200.000 – $23.104.000

5 – The Lucky Ones – $4.055.000 – $53.721.000

4 – The Hunger Games – $4.400.000 – $386.902.000

3 – Think Like a Man – $6.300.000 – $81.917.000

2 – Dark Shadows – (NE) – $28.805.000

1 – The Avengers – $103.163.000 – $373.182.000

New Releases – 3 new films will be trying there best to knock The Avengers off the top spot, first off is extremely dumb, over the top action film Battleship, secondly is comedy film with Sacha Baron Cohen playing the Dictator and finally is romantic comedy What to Expect when Expecting. 

 

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.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (30/4/12)

Catch up with this week’s show with our review of Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow teaming up to take down Loki in The Avengers Assemble.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we review the fourth Mission Impossible film and the live action directorial debut of Brad Bird, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Meryl Streep attempts to bring more heart to Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady, the spiritual sequel to the Wicker Man, The Wicker Tree and documentary from Werner Herzog, Into the Abyss, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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