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Trailer: The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

The first trailer for the second in the Hunger Games series.

First Impressions: Sequels can sometimes feel too separated from the previous movies, this however does feel as if it’s in the same world which was established in the first. Great to see that all of the cast have returned for their roles that were setup in that movie as well as some great casting additions like Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Catching Fire is released in the UK on November 22nd.

Monday Movie Show Catch Up (03/09/12)

Catch up with this week’s show where in the cinema section where we review Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall starring Colin Farrell and Kate Bekinsale as well as horror movie based on a true events, and with the backing of Sam Raimi, The Possession.  On DVD & Blu-Ray we see if Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) can survive The Hunger Games, Ewan McGregor takes on the challenge of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, horror comedy with prequel Rec 3, Glenn Close masquerades as a man in Albert Nobbs, more boobs and more gore on the card with spoof horror sequel Pirahna 3DD, and thrillers in the form of Elevator and Icelandic movie Black’s Game, plus the latest movie news, UK Box office and DVD/Blu-Ray top 10’s.

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Coming Up this week (03/09/12)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we see if Len Wiseman remake of Total Recall is worthy of the original and another horror film based on a true story this time with the backing of Sam Raimi, The Possession.  On a packed Blu-Ray/DVD show we see if Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) can win The Hunger Games, Ewan McGregor takes on a trip to Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, horror comedy with Rec 3, Glenn Close masquerades as a man in Albert Nobbs, more boobs and more gore are on the card with Pirahna 3DD, thriller Elevator and thriller drama Blacks Game, plus as usual our look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu-Ray/DVD top 10′s.

So join us live from 7:30 pm (GMT) on Monday 3rd September 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, Spreaker or now you can find us on Youtube, just search for Monday Movie Show.

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: 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.

US Box Office Top 10 – 04-06/05

I don’t think anybody will be surprised to hear that last weeks number 1 Think Like a Man has been knocked off the top of the chart by the only new entry to get into the top 10.

As predicted The Avengers went straight into the  number 1 spot however none would of thought that it would smash records by taking the most money over the weekend hitting the $200 million mark however it’s the fact that it’s taken more than the whole run of Captain America and Thor in only it’s first weekend.

10 – The 3 Stooges – $1.800.000 – $39.637.000

9 – Chimpanzee – $2.395.000 – $23.012.000

8 – Safe – $2.470.000 – $12.874.000

7 – The Raven – $2.508.000 – $12.047.000

6 – The 5 Year Engagement – $5.100.000 – $19.200.000

5 – Pirates! Band of Misfits – $5.400.000 – $18.563.000

4 – The Lucky One – $5.510.000 – $47.917.000

3 – The Hunger Games – $5.700.000 – $380.727.000

2 – Think Like a Man – $8.000.000 – $73.029.000

1 – Marvel’s The Avengers – (NE) – $200.300.000

New Releases – Like last week there is only 1 film of note out this week however i don’t see it knocking The Avengers off the top spot but Tim Burton’s latest film with Johnny Depp, Dark Shadow will have a good go.

UK Box Office Top 10

It’s was very obvious that Battleship couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week seeing as the biggest release of the year was creeping up behind it.

1 new film graced this weeks chart and it was very obvious even to a person living in a hole that it was going to go straight into the number one spot taking an insane amount of money and that film is Avengers Assemble.

10 – Lockout – £169.133 – £1.075.002

9 – 21 Jump Street – £205.514 – £9.863.555

8 – Titanic 3D – £366.749 – £10.774.824

7 – Mirror Mirror – £437.356 – £6.627.586

6 – Battleship – £501.283 – £7.130.300

5 – Cabin in the Woods – £561.905 – £4.632.981

4 – Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists – £663.775 – £14.908.506

3 – The Hunger Games – £744.079 – £22.484.112

2 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £1.085.687 – £3.186.574

1 – Avengers Assemble – (NE) – £15.778.074

*Update: As of 02/05/12 Avengers Assemble has now hit the £18.4 million mark.

New Releases – There are a lot of films out this week but i doubt any of them will knock Avengers Assemble of the top spot, first off is the 3D re-release of Beauty and the Beast, next is romantic drama starring Zac Effron in the Lucky One, the latest Spanish film to get a remake is also released this week in the form of Silent House, Jason Statham is back in action mode in Safe and finally the full gang return of a big meet up in American Pie Reunion.

US Box Office Top 10 – 27-29/04

Despite there being 4 new films in this weeks top 10 none of them could managed to knock last weeks number 1 off the top spot so Think Like a Man has spent another week at number 1 and it should be it’s last.

As said above 4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off going in at number 7 was horror film based on the last few days of Edgar Allen Poe, The Raven, going in one space above that at number 6 is the latest action film with Jason Statham, Safe, one more space above that at number 5 is the Five-Year Engagement however Pirates:Band of Misfits was the highest new entry going in at number 2.

10 – The Cabin in the Woods – $4.500.000 – $34.664.000

9 – The 3 Stooges – $5.400.000 – $37.141.000

8 – Chimpanzee – $5.460.000 – $19.153.000

7 – The Raven – (NE) – $7.250.000

6 – Safe – (NE) – $7.720.000

5 – The Five-Year Engagement – (NE) – $11.157.000

4 – The Hunger Games – $11.250.000 – $372.450.000

3 – The Lucky One – $11.325.000 – $39.927.000

2 – Pirates: Band of Misfits – (NE) – $11.400.000

1 – Think Like a Man – $18.000.000 – $60.868.000

New Releases – The US finally get’s The Avengers so it’s pointless me telling you about it.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing can seem to sink Battleship as it has spent a second week on the top of the tree however it’s takings were well down from last week and it had a challenge from a surprise new entry.

3 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at the bottom end of the chart is the god awful Gone, doing a little bit better but still not that well was Lockout which managed to hit the number 7 spot however it was Salmon Fishing in the Yemen that was the biggest new entry this week hitting the number 2 spot.

10 – Gone – (NE) – £275.087

9 – 21 Jump Street – £376.781 – £9.465.305

8 – Mirror Mirror – £535.093 – £6.070.901

7 – Lockout – (NE) – £596.000

6 – Pirates: In Adventure with Scientists – £772.887 – £14.085.333

5 – Titanic 3D – £925.740 – £9.919.113

4 – Cabin in the Wood – £1.033.533 – £3.543.472

3 – The Hunger Games – £1.070.787 – £21.259.368

2 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – (NE) – £1.169.235

1 – Battleship – £1.282.091 – £6.068.174

New Releases – I don’t think i need to say anything else apart from AVENGERS ASSEMBLE.