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Andrew’s Worst 10 films of 2013

So, as with any year, we have good and we have bad, but just how bad was the selection of 2013? Well, we had some excellent highs, but that didn’t mean we didn’t have some equally impressively bad lows. So, lets take a look at what were my personal pet peeves about 2013 with the movies that make up my own personal movie hell top 10 of the year. Read the rest of this entry

The biggest flops of the year

It’s that time of the year when the best and worst movies are revealed however one of the more interesting top 10’s is the biggest flops of the year and the nice people at Forbes magazine have gone and found out what 10 films failed at the global box office.

It might come as a surprise to hear that only one summer blockbuster made the top 10 in the form of R.I.P.D which found it’s place at the number nine spot.

Nobody cares about that though what we all want to know is what the biggest flop of the year is and the honor went to the Benedict Cumberbatch drama about Wikileaks, The Fifth Estate.  The film totally bombed at the global box office, in fact it only made back 21% of it’s budget.

Other films in the top five included the Stallone action film Bullet to the Head which was the second flop of the year, the Jason Statham action drama Parker which went in at number four and the Mark Wahlberg drama Broken City rounded out the top five.

Below is the full top 10 which includes the cost of the film, how much it took at the global box office and how much of it’s budget it made back.

10. The Big Wedding – Budget $35m – Global taking $22m –  Return 63%

9. R.I.P.D – Budget $130m – Global taking $78m – Return 60%

8. Peeple – Budget $15m – Global taking $9m – Return 60%

7. Getaway – Budget $18m – Global taking $9m – Return 58%

6. Battle of the Year – Budget $20m – Global taking $11m – Return 55%

5. Broken City – Budget $35m – Global taking $19m – Return 54%

4. Parker – Budget $35m – Global taking $17m – Return 49%

3. Paranoia – Budget $35m – Global taking $13.5m – Return 39%

2. Bullet to the Head – Budget $25m – Global taking $9m – Return 36%

1. The Fifth Estate – Budget $28m – Global taking $6m – Return 21%

Coming up this week (14/10/13)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Benedict Cumberbatch in Wikileaks film The Fifth Estate and Danny Trejo returns to play the insane Machete in over the top action film Machete Kills, plus we might have some bonus review (maybe).  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look Will and Jaden Smith in Sci-Fi action film After Earth, Michael Douglas stars alongside Matt Damon in camp drama Behind the Candelabra, star studded comedy in The Big Wedding, romantic drama with Summer in February, insane gory horror anthology with V/H/S/2 and 3 people are trapped and stalked in a ATM, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

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UK box office top 10

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Well the bottom end of the chart has had a ice shake up, it’s a shame that cannot be said about the top end of the chart as last weeks number one The Hangover Part 3 managed to hang on to the number 1 spot for a second week.

$ new films entered the bottom end of the chart this week.  Going in at a low number 10 was the brilliant non-vampire vampire film Byzantium, going in at one spot higher at number 9 was bollywood film Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani.  Hitting the number 7 spot was star studded comedy The Big Wedding.  This weeks highest new entry went to thriller The Purge which managed to go in at number 6, if the film was released at another time of the year it would of been in the top 5 as it took just over the £1 million mark.

New Releases – it’s time for another one of the big summer blockbusters to head up the new films out in the cinema on Friday, Will Smith teams up with his son Jaden in After Earth.  As usual you have the smaller films released alongside the big film, one offer is comedy film starring Michael Douglas in Behind The Candelabra, supernatural horror returns in The Last Exorcism 2 and Michael Shannon stars in thriller The Iceman.

10. Byzantium – (NE) – £114,339

9. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – (NE) – £408,491

8. Iron Man 3 – £429,102 – £36,358,709

7. The Big Wedding – (NE) – £595,956

6. The Purge – (NE) – £1,019,877

5. The Great Gatsby – £1,302,008 – £12,056,175

4. Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,315,069 – £23,036,411

3. Epic – £1,988,507 – £10,129,040

2. Fast and Furious 6 – £2,054,372 – £21,506,188

1. The Hangover Part 3 – £2,917,887 – £13,532,954

UK box office top 10

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Last weeks number 1 Fast and Furious 6 wasn’t fast or furious enough to hold on to the top spot for more than one week as it had stiff competition from 2 new big films and one of them managed to take it’s place.

3 new films went into the top 10, first off going in at a surprising number 7 was small British horror film The Moth Diaries.  Into the top 3 and at number 3 was animated film Epic which hasn’t done as well as people would of expected.  This weeks highest new entry went to the final outing for the wolfpack in The Hangover 3, like the release in the US the film as really under preformed as the second film in the series managed to take more than £10 million in it’s opening weekend, part 3 only managed to take just under £6 million, £4 million less than the last one in the series.

New Releases – It’s another one of those small weeks for new release, just enough time for you to take a deep breath before the big releases surface again.  So the films on offer this week are comedy movie The Big Wedding, thriller The Purge and horror film from Neil Jordan, Byzantium.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £48,378 – £15,098,497

9. Mud – £66,580 – £656,409

8. All Stars 3D – £76,976 – £1,727,140

7. The Moth Diaries – (NE) – £103,228

6. Iron Man 3 – £606,579 – £34,971,276

5. Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,948,810 – £19,419,669

4. The Great Gatsby – £1,972,425 – £8,424,006

3. Epic – (NE) – £3,190,574

2. Fast and Furious 6 – £3,539,474 – £16,005,880

1. The Hangover Part 3 – (NE) – £5,964,619

US box office top 10

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Very little has changed in this weeks chart apart from the fact that we have a new number 1 as Iron Man 3 could only hold on to the top spot for 2 weeks.

Only one new film made it’s way into the chart and it’s this weeks new number 1, Star Trek Into Darkness.  Star Trek however hasn’t had all it’s own way as not only did the film not meet it’s target of $100 million but it took less than the first Star Trek film from J.J.Abrams in it’s opening weekend.

Next weeks chart should see a bit of a shake up as 3 huge films will be fighting it out to try and knock Star Trek off the top spot.  First up on the block is animated film from the people behind Ice Age and Rio, Epic, then we have the 6th in the Fast and Furious films with Fast and Furious 6.  The final film of the week see’s the wolf pack back for the last time with The Hangover Part 3.

10. The Big Wedding – $1,100,000 – $20,198,000

9. Tyler Perry Presents Peebles – $2,150,000 – $7,858,000

8. Mud – $2,160,000 – $11,588,000

7. Oblivion – $2,222,000 – $85,500,000

6. 42 – $2,730,000 – $88,375,000

5. The Croods – $2,750,000 – $176,750,000

4. Pain and Gain – $3,100,000 – $46,574,000

3. The Great Gatsby – $23,415,000 – $90,159,000

2. Iron Man 3 – $35,182,000 – $337,073,000

1. Star Trek Into Darkness – (NE) – $70,555,000

US box office top 10

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Well as you can probably guess Iron Man 3 was victorious for the 2nd week despite have a 58% drop in takings and nearly getting knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries.

Only 2 new films made their way into the top 10, first off going in at number 4 was comedy film Tyler Perry Presents Peebles.  This weeks highest new entry went to The Great Gatsby which managed to hit the number 2 spot and took a very impressive $51 million, if it was released any other week over the year then it would of gone in at number 1.

When it comes with new films trying to find their way into the chart there is only 1 film of note and that’s Star Trek Into Darkness, if any film can knock Iron Man 3 off the top it is Star Trek.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful  -$802,000 – $229,985,000

9. Mud – $2,343,000 – $8,363,000

8. The Big Wedding – $2,500,000 – $18,288,000

7. The Croods – $3,600,000 – $173,215,000

6. Oblivion – $3,864,000 – $81,655,000

5. 42 – $4,650,000 – $84,732,00

4. Tyler Perry Presents Peebles – (NE) – $4,850,000

3. Pain and Gain – $5,000,000 – $41,608,000

2. The Great Gatsby – (NE) – $51,115,000

1. Iron Man 3 – $72,472,000 – $284,893,000

US box office top 10

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Well as predicted last week Pain and Gain could only hold on to the top spot for just one week and the only new entry of the week has not just gone and smashed it off the top spot but it has managed to take more than the rest of the top 10 combined.

Only 1 new film found it’s way into the chart this week and it doesn’t take a idiot to guess that it went to Iron Man 3 which went straight into the number 1 spot.  The film took a huge $175 million the second highest debuting film of all time behind The Avengers which managed a insane $207 million in it’s opening weekend.

I doubt that any of next weeks new films will be able to knock off Iron Man 3 from atop the chart however both The Great Gatsby and comedy film Tyler Perry Pepples will give it a try.

10. The Place Beyond the Pines – $1,298,000  -$18,678,000

9. Scary Movie 5 – $1,435,000  -$29,603,000

8. OZ the Great and Powerful – $1,822,000 – $228,568,000

7. Mud – $2,150,000 – $5,158,000

6. The Big Wedding – $3,875,000 – $11,421,000

5. The Croods – $4,225,000 – $168,743,000

4. Oblivion – $5,797,000 – $75,969,000

3. 42 – $6,210,000 – $78,336,000

2. Pain and Gain – $7,600,000 – $33,919,000

1. Iron Man 3 – (NE) – $175,300,000

US box office top 10

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Last week Oblivion showed it’s weight by going straight into the number one spot even though it didn’t have very much in the way of competition, this week however the film couldn’t hold on to the top spot as it has been knocked off (just) by one of this weeks new films.

In a very weak week for new films only 2 found their way into the top 10, first off going in at the number 4 spot was romantic comedy The Big Wedding starring Robert De Niro and Susan Sarandon.  The highest new entry of the week and the new number one went to the Michael Bay action film Pain and Gain.

Next weeks chart however will have a big kick up the bum that it needs as the only new film of note released is Iron Man 3 and i expect it to easily go straight into the number 1 spot and i expect it to take more than $100 million.

10. Jurassic Park 3D – $2,310,000 – $133,410,000

9. The Place Beyond the Pines – $2,699,000 – $16,205,000

8. Olympus Has Fallen – $2,768,000 – $93,076,000

7. Scary Movie 5 – $3,457,000 – $27,494,000

6. GI Joe Retaliation – $3,620,000 – $116,396,000

5. The Croods – $6,600,000 – $163,025,000

4. The Big Wedding – (NE) – $7,500,000

3. 42 – $10,725,000 – $69,079,000

2. Oblivion – $17,443,000 – $64,731,000

1. Pain and Gain – (NE) – $20,000,000

US box office top 10

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Baseball drama 42 did a fantastic job of going straight into the number 1 spot however with the release of a big film starring Tom Cruise it just couldn’t hold it’s weight, so now it has found itself in the runner up position.

Only 1 new film managed to get into this weeks top 10 and that was the Tom Cruise Sci-Fi action drama Oblivion which managed to hit the top spot in it’s debut weekend.  The film managed a descent $38 million and it might find itself on the top of the tree next week as only two new films will be trying to take it’s place, romantic comedy The Big Wedding and action film Pain and Gain starring Mark Wahlberg and directed by Michael Bay.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – $3,048,000 – $223,770,000

9. Jurassic Park 3D – $4,008,000 – $38,479,000

8. Evil Dead – $4,100,000 – $48,445,000

7. Olympus Has Fallen – $4,500,000 – $88,801,000

6. The Place Beyond the Pines – $4,746,000 – $11,448,000

5. GI Joe Retaliation – $5,775,000 – $111,211,000

4. Scary Movie 5 – $6,296,000 – $22,944,000

3. The Croods – $9,500,000 – $154,898,000

2. 42 – $18,025,000 – $54,057,000

1. Oblivion – (NE) – $38,152,000