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On the next Monday Movie Show (25/01/15)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Alex Garland directorial debut with Sci-Fi Ex Machina, Oscar Issacs stars alongside Jessican Chastain in tense thriller A Most Violent Year, Mark Wahlberg has to content with the dark underbelly of Las Vegas in The Gambler and Johnny Depp stars as a bumbling rich idiot in Mortdecai.  In the home release section we take a look at family adventure comedy with a hint of drama in What we Did on our Holiday, stop motion animated adventure in The Boxtrolls, Denzel Washington helps those that can’t fend for themselves in thriller The Equalizer, a couple have to battle each other in horror Honeymoon and Kevin Costner stars in drama Draft Day, 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 January 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). You can download the show from the brilliant Podkicker on the Play Store (just search for The Monday Movie Show) on it,  or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for (you guessed it) the Monday Movie Show and we are finally back on iTunes just search for the Monday Movie Show and you should find us.

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

Box office top 10 – W/E 20/10/14

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Gone Girl has had a fantastic run at the top of the charts and it had to come to a end sometime and that week has now come thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  Taking just under £5 million in it’s opening weekend the film started off with a better result than expected.

Other new entries in the chart included British comedy drama with a hint of music in Northern Soul the Robert Downey JR drama The Judge going in at number nine, and romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five.

New Releases – A lot of new films are out this week so hopefully the chart will have a different look to it, on offer is war drama starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayre with Fury, horror film that has been getting high praise with The Babadook, animated adventure in The Book of Life and Bradly Cooper stars in drama Serena.

10. Northern Soul – (NE) – £278,829

9. The Judge – (NE) – £420,720

8. The Equalizer – £429,406 – £6,390,768

7. Dracula Untold – £438,037 – £4,454,648

6. The Boxtrolls – £464,345 – £7,374,623

5. The Best of Me – (NE) – £636,842

4. The Maze Runner – £4,458,300 – £4,364,748

3. Annabelle – £1,465,919 – £4,585,010

2. Gone Girl – £2,361,051 – £14,153,879

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – (NE) – £4,785,448

US Chart

Over the last few weeks the chart has had a bit of a comeback compared to previous months, this week however saw takings down around 20% from the previous weeks, this however didn’t stop new films from taking over the top five.

Three new films went in the chart including romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five, animated adventure with The Book of Life which went in at number three and war drama Fury which went straight in at number one.

5. The Best of Me – (NE)

4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no Good Very Bad Day

3. The Book of Life – (NE)

2. Gone Girl

1. Fury – (NE)

Box office top 10 – W/E 29/09/14

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The box office top 10 can be a bit of strange place, one week we have no new entries too weeks that one film manages to stay on the top of the chart forever, however this week has managed to throw up something interesting in the form of a live event taking the top spot in the form of Billy Elliot: The Musical Live.

Other new entries in this weeks top 10 went to comedy drama What we did on our holiday going in at number four and dark thriller the Equalizer hitting the number two spot.

Upcoming – a bit of a big week when it comes to new films as four movies will be battling there way to secure a high place in the chart.  On offer is comedy horror Life After Beth, action horror Dracula Untold, drama from David Fincher in the form of Gone Girl and family adventure film Dolphin Tale 2.

10. Sex Tape – £265,384 – £3,818,138

9. The Riot Club – £301,607 – £798,254

8. Guardians of the Galaxy – £340,417 – £27,617,535

7. Lucy – £377,138 – £13,408,391

6. Pride – £400,247 – £2,260,720

5. A Walk Among the Tombstones – £603,062 – £1,921,010

4. What we did on our Holiday – (NE) – £811,087

3. The Boxtrolls – £1,130,062 – £5,511,949

2. The Equalizer – (NE) – £1,890,146

1. Billy Elliot: The Musical Live – (NE) – £1,904,098

US Chart

Even though the Equalizer failed to make to the top of the chart in the UK in the US it managed just that feat knocking last weeks number one the Maze Runner of the top.

The only other new entry in this weeks top five and the top 10 went to animated adventure the Boxtrolls which could only manage to go in at a low number three.

5. Dolphin Tale 2

4. This is where i leave you

3. The Boxtrolls – (NE)

2. The Maze Runner

1. The Equalizer – (NE)

Box office top 10 – 22/09/14

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Last week the Boxtrolls managed to charm the paying public last week and found it’s way at the top of the chart, it seem’s that the charm hasn’t wore off as it spends a second week at number one despite a big challenge from this weeks highest new entry A Walk Among the Tombstone which only missed out on the top spot by just under £20,000.

Other new entries in this weeks chart went to strange documentary 20,000 Days on Earth which see’s us spend a day in the life of musician Nick Cave.  The other new entry went to British drama The Riot Club which went in at number five.

Missing out on the top 10 by a huge margin was teen drama thriller The Giver which could only manage a very lonely number 14 spot and failed to even pass the £200,000 mark despite it opening in more than 230 screens.

Upcoming – The Boxtrolls might spend a third week at the top of the chart as this weeks crop of new releases shouldn’t challenge it that much, if however you are after something new to watch then you have thriller The Equalizer, British comedy What we Did on Our Holiday and very dark thriller Maps to the Stars.

10. Before i Go To Sleep – £306,223 – £2,557,297

9. A Most Wanted Man – £327,967 – £1,332,233

8. 20,00 Days on Earth – (NE) – £356,467

7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £417,315 – £27,277,118

6. Sex Tape – £423,484 – £3,552,754

5. The Riot Club – (NE) – £496,647

4. Lucy – £551,794 – £13,031,253

3. Pride – £578,794 – £1,860,473

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones – (NE) – £1,317,948

1. The Boxtrolls – £1,333,137 – £3,621,803

US Chart

What a difference a week makes in the world of the top five in the US as the chart went for a while without that much of a shake up however this week the time has finally come.

Three new films made up the top three in the form of comedy This is Where I Leave You, thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones and adventure film The Maze Runner.

5. Dolphin Tale 2

4. No Good Deed

3. This is Where I Leave You – (NE)

2. A Walk Among the Tombstones – (NE)

1. The Maze Runner – (NE)

Coming up this week (15/09/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at the latest animated adventure from the makers of Coraline and Paranorman with The Boxtrolls, Phillip Seymour Hoffman stars in one of his final films in drama A Most Wanted Mind and British comedy drama in the vein of The Full Monty, Pride.  In the home release section we take a look at disaster epic from the mind of Paul W.S Anderson with Pompeii, Schwarzenegger still shows that he has it in violent thriller Sabotage, drama with the Two Faces of January, Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston star in vampire drama Only Lovers Left Alive, the sick psychopath known as Mick returns in Wolf Creek 2,  the very much delayed comedy horror Knights of Badassdom and very strange Korean horror thriller comedy (whatever you want to call it) R100, 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 15th September 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.