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Andrew’s 10 Best Films of 2012

So 2012 is at an end, and there’s been some fantastic movies. Not quite as many sequels this year thankfully, meaning a lot more original ideas, and some genuinely surprising movies. Here’s my top 10 of the year, along with some that didn’t quite make it into that list but are deserving of mention. Read the rest of this entry

US Box Office Top 10

 

Not a very exciting week at all with the box office top 10 apart from the fact that last weeks number 1, The Expendables 2 is now no longer king giving it’s crown to one of this weeks new entries.

Only 2 new films manage to crack this weeks top 10 and both of them take up the top two spots, first off going in at number 2 and not managing to get above the $10 million mark is Lawless, this weeks highest new entry and the new number 1 went to paranormal horror film The Possession.

10. Hope Springs – $4.700.000 – $52.057.000

9. 2016 Obama’s America – $5.103.000 – $18.203.000

8. The Campaign – $5.445.000 – $73.022.000

7. The Dark Knight Rises – $5.880.000 – $431.196.000

6. Odd Life of Timothy Green – $6.055.000 – $35.900.000

5. ParaNorman – $6.551.000 – $38.025.000

4. The Bourne Legacy – $7.248.000 – $96.247.000

3. The Expendables 2 – $8.800.000 – $66.159.000

2. Lawless – (NE) – $9.674.000

1. The Possession – (NE) – $17.725.000

New Releases – not very much of note out this week, first off the US finally get’s The Cold Life of Day even though it’s coming out on Blu-Ray/DVD in the UK, your next choice of film is drama movie The Word.  If you are after a couple of small releases then you have the choice out of horror film REC 3 and awful awful comedy film The Inbetweeners.

US Box Office Top 10

Nothing seem’s to be able to beat the bat as The Dark Knight Rises has spent another week perched at the top of the chart even though one of this weeks new entries was tipped to try and give it a run for it’s money.

Only 2 new films made there way into the top 10, first new entry went to the 3rd in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid film’s this time they are suffering a Dog Day, however the highest new entry went to Total Recall which went in at number 2 however it didn’t preform as well as was hoped of it taking just $26 million in it’s opening weekend.

10. Magic Mike – $1.380.000 – $110.894.000

9. Brave – $2.890.000 – $223.324.000

8. The Amazing Spider-Man – $4.300.000 – $250.640.000

7. Step Up: Revolution – $5.300.000 – $23.097.000

6. Ted – $5.479.000 – $203.414.000

5. The Watch – $6.350.000 – $25.363.000

4. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – $8.400.000 – $131.863.000

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Day’s – (NE) – $14.700.000

2. Total Recall – (NE) – $26.000.000

1. Dark Knight Rises – $36.440.000 – $354.638.000

New Releases – Can any of this weeks new release challenge the Dark Knight Rises too the top spot and i think one of them has the chance.  3 new films are out this week, first off is comedy film The Campaign, your second film choice is comedy drama Hope Springs however the biggest film of the week and the movie i think will go into the number 1 spot is the Bourne Legacy.

 

Catch up: The Dark Knight Rises Spoilercast

If you missed out on our special spoiler filled look at The Dark Knight Rises, you can now catch up. During this special episode of the show, we talk with fellow movie and Batman fans Marc and Jay from Following The Nerd about the movie in great spoiler filled detail so if you haven’t yet seen the movie, best get out there and see it now before listening to this! You have been warned!!!!!

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US Box Office Top 10

Nothing seem’s to be able to challenge the Dark Knight as he has managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week however their wasn’t much in his way.

2 New films graced the top 10 this week, first off hit the number 4 spot was the 4th in the Step up series with Step Up Revolution, however the highest new entry went to alien comedy film The Watch which could only manage to hit the number 3 spot by taking only $13 million.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.387.000 – $38.396.000

9. Savages – $1.753.000 – $43.899.000

8. Magic Mike – $2.580.000 – $107.587.000

7. Brave – $4.237.000 – $217.261.000

6. The Amazing Spider-man – $6.800.000 – $242.000.000

5. Ted – $7.353.000 – $193.619.000

4. Step Up Revolution – (NE) – $11.800.000

3. The Watch – (NE) – $13.000.000

2. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $13.300.000 – $114.847.000

1. The Dark Knight Rises – $64.075.000 – $289.086.000

New Releases – Only 2 new films will be trying there best to knock the Dark Knight off the top spot, first off is the 3rd in the Dairy of a Wimpy Kid series this time he is suffering from Dog Days, your only other choice this week is another 80’s remake this time it’s the turn of Total Recall with Colin Farrell.

 

The Dark Knight Rises Spoilercast

So the film has now been out for nearly 2 weeks now so it’s about time that we dig deep into the film with the first ever Monday Movie Show Spoilercast, so on Sunday night (29/07) at 8:00pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page we will be going through the in’s and out’s and spoiling as much of the film as we possibly can and we will not be alone, joining us hopefully will be both Marc and Jay from Following the Nerd and i know they are chomping at the bit to talk openly about the film.

US Box Office Top 10

 

As predicted last week in obvious form Ice Age could not hold on to the top spot for more than a week as the only new entry has not only just kicked it off the top spot but it has smashed it out of the water.

Only 1 new entry in this weeks chart and it could only be The Dark Knight Rises which has broken a record for taking the most any 2D film has taken in it’s début weekend.  One other little fact is that if you total up the amount that every film in the top 10 has taken apart from The Dark Knight Rises then you will come to a figure just over the $60 million, The Dark Knight Rises has managed to out sell the rest of the top 10 by just over $100 million extra.

10. Too Rome with Love – $1.420.891 – $11.107.993

9. Moonrise Kingdom – $1.831.471 – $36.087.959

8. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection – $2.253.074 – $60.289.622

7. Savages – $3.398.880 – $40.055.075

6. Magic Mike – $4.291.432 – $101.966.459

5. Brave – $6.024.987 – $208.774.173

4. Ted – $10.011.610 – $180.431.425

3. The Amazing Spider-man – $10.887.111 – $228.611.425

2. Ice Age: Continental Drift – $20.416.978 – $88.840.284

1. The Dark Knight Rises – (NE) – $160.887.295

New Releases – Only a couple of new films will be trying to crack their way into next weeks top 10, first off is another dance film in the form of Step Up: Revolution and your second choice of the week is alien comedy film The Watch.  Their is 2 other little films you should keep a eye out for the first being sci-fi comedy Iron Sky and the very violent Killer Joe.

Coming up this week (23/07/12)

Coming up on this weeks show in the cinema section we’ll be covering what is undoubtedly the biggest movie release of 2012, Christopher Nolan’s final part to his Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises. We also hope to be joined for this week by Marc, our friend from Following the Nerd.

On Blu-Ray and DVD we’ll be reviewing Bel Ami starring Robert Pattinson and Uma Thurman, Oscar nominated French animation movie A Cat In Paris (Une vie de chat), and drama The Kid With A Bike (Le gamin au vélo), a documentary about the legendary martial artist in I Am Bruce Lee, Neanderthal set Ao The Last Hunter (Ao, le dernier Néandertal) and British drama Wild Bill, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

Join us live from 7:30pm (GMT) on Monday 23rd of June live 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  or via Spreaker.

UK Box Office Top 10

 

The UK box office top 10 is starting to show signs of a bit of a change with movies that have been in the chart for month’s now starting to leave and this is the case with last weeks number 1 as the Spider-man couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week with Ice Age 4: Continental Drift taking it’s throne.

3 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 5 was bollywood film Cocktail (not a remake of the 80’s film with Tom Cruise), doing better by hitting the number 4 spot is a surprise entry for Seeking a Friend for the end of the World however the highest new entry went to stripper drama Magic Mike which went in at number 3 taking just over £2.5 million.

10. Snow White and the Huntsman – £152.741 – £15.519.026

9. Katy Perry: Part of Me – £161.114 – £879.293

8. Prometheus – £185.863 – £24.385.349

7. Men in Black 3 – £215.720 – £21.539.847

6. Five-Year Engagement – £258.618 – £4.422.004

5. Cocktail – (NE) – £296.778

4. Seeking a Friend for the end of the World – (NE) – £357.200

3. Magic Mike – (NE) – £2.651.015

2 . The Amazing Spider-Man – £3.905.474 – £18.847.761

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – £10.087.052 – £13.051.881

New Release – Their is only 1 film out this week and that’s the return of the bat in The Dark Knight Rises.

US Box Office top 10

Not much has changed with this weeks chart apart from the top where last weeks number 1, The Amazing Spider-man has been knocked off it’s perch by the only new entry in the chart.

Like i said only 1 new film made it’s way into this weeks top 10 and that’s the return of the Ice Age series with Ice Age 4: Continental Drift however it didn’t do as well as expected of it with it not even going past the $50 million mark.

10. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – $3.500.000 – $203.732.000

9. Moonrise Kingdom – $3.662.000 – $32.427.000

8. Katy Perry: Part of me – $3.775.000 – $18.588.000

7. Tyler Perry’s: Madea’s Witness Protection – $5.600.000 – $55.628.000

6. Savages – $8.735.000 – $31.466.000

5. Magic Mike – $9.030.000 – $91.850.000

4. Brave – $10.695.000 – $195.596.000

3. Ted – $22.147.000 – $158.993.000

2. The amazing Spider-man – $35.000.000 – $200.900.000

1. Ice Age 4: Continental Drift – (NE) – $46.000.000

New Releases – If Ice Age manages to hold on to the top spot next week then i’m never watching another film again as their is only 1 new film out this week and that’s The Dark Knight Rises.  My prediction for The Dark Knight Rises is that it will take more than $130 million in it’s first weekend.