The Company of Thorin has reached Smaug’s lair; but can Bilbo and the Dwarves reclaim Erebor and the treasure? And, if so, can they hold on to it?
First Impressions: While i have found the first two parts of the trilogy to be lacking the spark that The Lord of the Rings trilogy had i still have hopes for this one to bring us what we have been asking for since the start, i just hope it doesn’t disappoint again.
Starting where the first film left off Blibo Baggins (Martin Freeman), the dwarfs and Gandalf (Ian McKellen) continue their journey to the lonely mountain, where the rest of the dwarfs seek to get back their home city from the dragon Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch)
The trailer seems to be going for a more adventurous feel which will make fans of the book happy after the first film seemed to concentrate more on character. We are introduced to a few new characters as well including Lee Pace’s Elven king Thranduil, Evangeline Lily as elf warrior Tauriel, Mikael Persbrandt as shape-changer Beorn, Luke Evans as Bard the Bowman and returning back to the fold is Orlando Bloom’s Legolas.
The film is set for a December 13th release date with the final part of the trilogy coming out next December.
Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at alien chiller Dark Skies, Selena Gomez goes wild in insane film Spring Breakers, Disney shows us The Odd Life of Timothy Green and Gabriel Byrne stars in British crime thriller All Things to All Men. In the Blu-Ray/DVD part of the show we go back to the shire and find out how it all started with The Hobbit, Aaron Eckhart stars in The Expatriate, small scary horror film with The Echo and Mr Potato head himself, Channing Tatum shows up in romantic comedy 10 Years, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.
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Even though last weeks number 1 Les Miserables couldn’t be moved from the top spot, the chart still makes for interesting reading as it includes 4 new entries, 2 of which are the final couple of pieces to the best picture jigsaw puzzle at this years Oscars.
4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at a very low number 10 was big Arnie’s return to a leading role in a action film with The Last Stand, doing better by hitting the number 7 spot was gross out comedy Movie 43 which manged to have the highest screen taking’s than the next new entry, which happens to be Zero Dark Thirty going in at number 5. This weeks highest new entry though and doing better than i thought it would do is Lincoln.
10. The Last Stand – (NE) – £538.867
9. The Hobbit – £623.889 – £51.020.811
8. Monsters Inc 3D – £703.656 – £1.595.962
7. Movie 43 – (NE) – £787.648
6. The Impossible – £1.006.477 – £10.777.332
5. Zero Dark Thirty – (NE) – £1.052.845
4. Life of Pi – £1.119.570 – £25.957.044
3. Lincoln – (NE) – £1.657.337
2. Django Unchained – £2.419.846 – £7.185.499
1. Les Miserables – £4.016.611 – £24.618.896
New Releases – Three big films are on offer this week with a further small film that might have a few people interested. First off the small film comes in the form of Chained, one of the biggest hit’s at last years frightfest. On to the 3 bigger releases, first off is comedy drama Hyde Park on Hudson starring Bill Murray, your next film choice is Denzel Washington in Flight and your final movie pick of the week is action film Bullet to the Head.
Well it looks like dreaming a dream for Les Miserables paid off as it has managed to stay on the top of the chart despite a bit of competition from Mr Tarantino’s new film.
Only 2 new entries in this weeks chart, first off going in at number 7 was the 3D re-release of Monsters Inc just in time for you to brush up on the characters ready for the sequel this summer. The highest new entry this week went to Django Unchained going in at number 2 and making it Tarantino’s second highest grossing debut movie.
Just a quick note on two films that failed to make the chart and that’s The Sessions which took just under £84.000 and was released on 104 screens and horror anthology movie V/H/S which was only shown on 14 screens and took just over £2.000, which is a shame as it’s a good movie however i think it will play better in the home.
10. Parental Guidence – £206.060 – £4.224.758
9. Jack Reacher – £212.540 – £9.126.695
8. Quartet – £335.518 – £5.904.503
7. Monsters Inc 3D – (NE) – £681.247
6. The Hobbit – £765.437 – £49.997.203
5. Gangster Squad – £791.799 – £3.890.342
4. The Impossible – £1.092.754 – £9.118.833
3. Life of Pi – £1.201.163 – £24.147.499
2. Django Unchained – (NE) – £2.801.312
1. Les Miserables – £4.406.828 – £17.360.303
New Releases – You have a lot to choose from this week if you are after a new film to see at the cinema, so i will quickly go over them. First off you have small unknown British horror film Hollow, your next film choice is a comedy movie featuring the biggest cast i have ever seen in Movie 43, Mr Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen with action movie The Last Stand, Steven Spielberg brings us the story of Lincoln and Jessica Chastain stars in Kathryn Bigalow’s thriller Zero Dark Thirty.
Jessica Chastain must be a very happy actress at the moment as both of her new films have taken over the top 10 this week by placing first and second.
In other chart news it’s not a good week for Arnold Schwarzenegger as his latest films The Last Stand could only go into the number 10 spot by taking just over $6 million. This weeks second highest new entry went to Broken City which sees Mark Wahlberg team up with Russell Crowe.
As said above though it was Jessica Chastain’s new horror film Mama which went straight into the number 1 spot knocking her other movie down one place to number 2.
10. The Last Stand – (NE) $6.300.000
9. The Hobbit – $6.405.000 – $287.395.000
8. Les Miserable – $7.814.000 – $130.372.000
7. Django Unchained – $8.243.000 – $138.362.000
6. A Haunted House – $8.330.000 – $29.980.000
5. Broken City – (NE) – $9.000.000
4. Gangster Squad – $9.110.000 – $32.220.000
3. Silver Lining Playbook – $11.351.000 – $55.310.000
2. Zero Dark Thirty – $17.600.000 – $55.945.000
1. Mama – (NE) – $28.123.000
New Release – 3 new films are out this week trying to get your money, first off is Hansel and Gretel With Hunter which see’s Jeremy Renner team up with Gemma Arterton to tackle the classic children’s story. Next up is a all star cast in comedy Movie 43 and your final film of choice is Parker starring Jason Statham.
The Hobbit couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week as a film that dreamed a dream has managed to knock it off the top spot.
Three new films went into this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 6 was Texas Chainsaw 3D which is supposedly the true sequel to the original film. Hitting the number 3 spot and doing well despite getting very average reviews was Gangster Squad. this weeks highest new entry though went to Les Miserables which went straight into the number 1 spot and becoming the highest grossing debut musical of all time.
10. Parental Guidence – £401.627 – £3.98M
9. Pitch Perfect – £453.205 – £5.78M
8. Jack Reacher – £690.043 – £8.61M
7. Quartet – £891.829 – £4.72M
6. Texas Chainsaw 3D – (NE) – £1.25M
5. The Impossible – £1.86M – £7.15M
4. The Hobbit – £1.86M – £48.49M
3. Gangster Squad – (NE) – £2.09M
2. Life of Pi – £2.33M – £21.92M
1. Les Miserables – (NE) – £8.12M
New Releases – you have a few films to choose from this week, first of is Quentin Tarentino’s new film Django Unchained, your next choice is comedy drama The Sessions starring Helen Hunt, your final film choice this week is small anthology horror film V/H/S.
What a difference a week can make as one week Texas Chainsaw was high atop the movie tree and the next week it get’s shot down so much that leatherface has now become more like paperface, the film went from number 1 all the way down to number 9 thanks to a film that went on full general release.
Two new films went straight into this weeks chart and 1 high climber went in at number 1. First off the two new entries, going in at number 3 was the much delayed film Gangster Squad, despite it have a fantastic cast the film hasn’t managed to set the chart on fire. The only other new entry in the top 10 went to slapstick comedy A Haunted House which is another scary movie rip off.
This weeks new number 1 though went to Kathryn Bigalow’s new film Zero Dark Thirty which saw a 790% increase untakings thanks to it going on full general release.
10. Silver Lining Playbook – $5.000.000 – $41.306.000
9. Texas Chainsaw 3D – $5.150.000 – $30.752.000
8. Parental Guidence – $6.100.000 – $60.650.000
7. Lincoln – $6.314.000 – $152.579.000
6. The Hobbit – $9.080.000 – $278.124.000
5. Les Misrables – $10.127.000 – $119.206.000
4. Django Unchained – $11.065.000 – $125.399.000
3. Gangster Squad – (NE) – $16.710.000
2. A Haunted House – (NE) – $18.170.000
1. Zero Dark Thirty – $24.000.000 – $29.481.000
New Releases – You only have 2 films to choose from this week, first of the film that see’s the return to the big screen of Arnold Schwarzenegger in a leading role with The Last Stand, your other film choice is a horror film from Guillermo Del Toro with Mama.
The last quarter of 2012 proved that people still want to go to the cinema with a record breaking takings, well it looks like 2013 has gotten off with a big bang thanks to the top 2 films going toe to toe with each other.
The first chart of 2013 kicks off with 2 new entries, first off going in at number 4 was a surprise entry for Quartet. The biggest new release of the week though went to the Impossible which went straight into the number 2 spot scaring The Hobbit by only taking just under the amount of it.
10. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Wings – £516.952 – £3.375.684
9. Skyfall – £541.401 – £101.572.493
8. Rise of the Guardians – £725.281 – £11.247.265
7. Parental Guidence – £884.319 – £3.371.022
6. Pitch Perfect – £917.135 – £4.928.013
5. Jack Reacher – £1.682.561 – £7.160.319
4. Quartet – (NE) – £2.294.917
3. Life of Pi – £3.353.579 – £17.857.428
2. The Impossible – (NE) – £4.034.470
1. The Hobbit – £4.075.781 – £44.870.320
New Releases – bit of a big week when it comes to new films as there are 3 very big films out and one small horror film that has people talking. First off the small horror film is American Mary directed by the Soska sisters which there last film centered around a dead hooker in a trunk. On to the big releases, your first choice is the big screen adaptation of Les Misrables, your next film choice is the delayed gangster drama Gangster Squad. Your last film choice of the week is 3D horror film Texas Chainsaw 3D.
The first box office top 10 of 2013 and a bit of a boring one to be honest as only one new film found it’s way into the chart however it went straight into the number 1 spot, the movie in question is Texas Chainsaw 3D.
10. Promised Land – $4.312.000 – $4.661.000
9. The Guilt Trip – $4.530.000 – $31.207.000
8. Lincoln – $5.258.000 – $143.933.000
7. This is 40 – $8.559.000 – $54.460.000
6. Jack Reacher – $9.300.000 – $64.804.000
5. Parental Guidance – $10.125.000 – $52.761.000
4. Les Misrables – $16.117.000 – $103.605.000
3. The Hobbit – $17.525.000 – $263.820.000
2. Django Unchained – $20.082.000 – $106.351.000
1. Texas Chainsaw 3D – (NE) – $23.000.000
New Releases – If you are after a new film to see this week then you are in luck as you have 3 too pick from. First off is the drama thriller Gangster Squad which had been pushed back from late last year due to the shooting incident at a cinema. Your second movie chocie is Kathrine Bigalow’s take on the hunt of Osama Bin Laden, Zero Dark Thirty. Your final choice is a bit more light hearted with comedy film A Haunted House.