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Coming up this week (12/08/13)

Coming up on this week. in the cinema section it’s another very packed show with no less than four new releases, Logan Lerman returns in Olympian sequel Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters, Johnny Depp teams with director Gore Verbinski, this time also with Arnie Hammer as The Lone Ranger, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Slade are all back in comedy Grown Ups 2, and Steve Coogan brings to the big screen his most famous character in Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa. On DVD & Blu Ray we review Fede Alvarez’ remake of grizzly horror movie Evil Dead, an all star cast including Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper star in drama The Place Beyond The Pines, Noomi Rapace and Rachel McAdams star in director Brian De Palma’s remake of French movie Love Crime in Passion, and James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez star in controversial drama Spring Breakers, 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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It has finally happened, Iron Man 3 reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end by one of this weeks new films.

Only 2 new movies managed to get into the top 10 this week, first off going in at number 7 was drama Mud starring Matthew McConaughey.  This weeks highest new entry and going straight into the number 1 spot was Star Trek Into Darkness, the good news for the film keeps coming as not only has it managed to take 70% more worldwide in it’s opening weekend than the first movie but it’s also taken more in the UK box office than it’s counterpart.

2 new films out next week that will be trying to topple Star Trek off the top spot after only 1 week are, Baz Luhrmann version of The Great Gatsby and the crew return for for there sixth outing in Fast and Furious 6.

10. Oblivion – £129,648 – £10,486,465

9. The Place Beyond the Pines – £139,045 – £3,230,966

8. I’m So Excited – £142,240 – £611,304

7. Mud – (NE) – £239,037

6. Olympus Has Fallen – £362,772 – £5,881,469

5. The Croods – £383,502 – £25,558,984

4. All Stars – £498,334 – £1,378,486

3. 21 and Over – £580,981 – £1,903,367

2. Iron Man 3 – £3,182,108 – £31,122,954

1. Star Trek Into Darkness – (NE) – £8,431,574

UK box office top 10

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I guess it will come as no shock to anybody to find out that Iron Man 3 has spent it’s second week atop the chart despite a drop of nearly 50% as none of this weeks new entries were strong enough.

A total of 4 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 8 was revenge thriller starring Colin Farrell in Dead Man Down, hitting the chart one spot above at number 7 was comedy film I’m So Excited.  Into the top 5 and at number 4 was children’s dance movie All Stars, this weeks highest new entry though went to comedy film 21 and Over which went straight into the number 2 spot.

When it comes to new films trying to knock Iron Man off the top spot, this weeks big new release Star Trek Into Darkness might just have the power to do that.  There is a couple of other new films out this weeks as well including thriller Deadfall, drama Mud and action film Vehicle 19.

10. Evil Dead – £243,113 – £3,141,364

9. The Place Beyond the Pines – £283,348 – £2,930,607

8. Dead Man Down – (NE) – £294,125

7. I’m So Excited – (NE) – £310,908

6. The Croods – £394,784 – £24,971,608

5. Oblivion – £398,201 – £10,157,018

4. All Stars – (NE) – £563,563

3. Olympus Has Fallen – £672,755 – £5,163,790

2. 21 and Over – (NE) – £772,235

1. Iron Man 3 – £6,307,191 – £24,568,956

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

UK box office top 10

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As predicted last weeks number 1 Olympus Has Fallen only managed to make it one week at the top of the chart as the only new film out this week smashed it off it’s perch.

You can probably guess what film went straight into the number 1 spot but just encase you don’t know it was Iron Man 3 by taking just under £14 million in it’s opening weekend but how well did it do against the other films in the series and ultimately against The Avengers.

Well first off this is the highest taking Iron Man film out of the 3 out doing the second in the series by £5 million pounds, the good news continues for the film as it has out done The Avengers with it’s global takings by more than $10 million however it’s not all good news, the film didn’t manage to take more than the Avengers in the UK as that managed just under £16 million in it’s opening weekend beating Iron Man 3 by nearly £2 million.

Oh and there was one more other film out this week just encase you forgot in the form of The Look of Love which went into the number 7 spot

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £70,191 – £14,987,064

9. Love is All you Need – £129,465 – £506,875

8. Scary Movie 5 – £162,231 – £2,344,473

7. The Look of Love – (NE) – £208,557

6. The Place Beyond the Pines – £422,035 – £2,403,464

5. Evil Dead – £538,466 – £2,560,331

4. The Croods – £605,589 – £24,485,693

3. Oblivion – £682,543 – £9,453,544

2. Olympus Has Fallen – £913,370 – £4,003,912

1. Iron Man 3 – (NE) – £13,711,048

New Releases – if you are after a new film to see this week then you have a couple of small films to choose from.  First off is comedy film from the creators of The Hangover, 21 and Over, your next movie choice is revenge thriller Dead Man Down and your final choice is comedy drama The Eye of the Storm.

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

UK box office top 10

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Last week Tom Cruise new film Oblivion shot to the top of the chart with a very impressive opening weekend, this week however the film has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new films.

3 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in at number 7 was romantic comedy Love is All you Need starring Pierce Brosnan.  Into the top 3 we have two new entries, first off going in at number 3 was horror remake Evil Dead which took a respectable £1.3 million, the highest new entry of the week went to action film Olympus Has Fallen which went straight into the top spot.

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £137,363 – £14,886,744

9. Jack the Giant Slayer – £153,295 – £7,347,344

8. GI Joe Retaliation – £191,201 – £7,288,281

7. Love is all you need – (NE) – £202,176

6. Scary Movie 5 – £453,099 – £1,983,601

5. The Place Beyond the Pines – £580,790 – £1,648,455

4. The Croods – £678,951 – £23,748,531

3. Evil Dead – (NE) – £1,375,842

2. Oblivion – £1,656,895 – £8,058,971

1. Olympus Has Fallen – (NE) – £2,247,900

New Releases – Well there is only one movie of any note out this week and that’s the return of Tony Stark in Iron Man 3.  If you do want to see something else then you have horror anthology ABC of Death and comedy film Bernie.

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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

UK box office top 10

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Well The Croods has finally had it’s day in the sun as it wasn’t able to hold on to the top spot for another week, instead one of this weeks new entries has taken it’s place,

3 new films entered this weeks chart, first off going in a much higher than expected number 4 was drama The Place Beyond the Pines, this will come as a big surprise to the distributors as the film was only released in a limited number of screens.  Into the top 3 and we find comedy parody film Scary Movie 5 sitting at number 3, it’s not all good news though for the film as it has taken less than the fourth entry in the series in it’s opening weekend.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to sci-fi film Oblivion, the film managed this feat by being released 2 day’s earlier than it’s rivals netting itself a nice extra £1.7 million during it’s 2 extra days.

10. The Host – £239,291 – £3,227,965

9. Dark Skies – £308,456 – £1,872,838

8. Trance – £339,480 – £4,103,341

7. OZ the Great and Powerful – £391,733 – £14,668,721

6. Jack the Giant Slayer – £451,509 – £7,081,962

5. GI Joe Retaliation – £525,234 – £6,909,942

4. The Place Beyond the Pines – (NE) – £671,119

3. Scary Movie 5 – (NE) – £1,085,932

2. The Croods – £1,999,475 – £22,736,517

1. Oblivion – (NE) – £4,959,386

New Releases – This week see’s the release of a couple of big films that should do well at the box office and a couple of smaller films.  First off the big 2, if action is what you are after then the film of choice for you is Olympus Has Fallen, your other big choice of the week is horror remake/re-imagining/reboot Evil Dead.  If you want a smaller film then you have another 2 to pick from in the form of drama Promised Land starring Matt Damon and Australian horror film Bait 3D.

US box office top 10

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Well last weeks number 1 Evil Dead could only on to the top spot for just one week as it has found itself knocked all the way down to this weeks number 5.

Only 2 new films found there way into this weeks top 10 and they take over the top 2 spots.  First off hitting the number 2 spot (why the hell did you let it get that high) is the horrible comedy film Scary Movie 5.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number 1 was baseball drama 42.

10. The Place Beyond the Pines – $4,080,000 – $5,485,000

9. Tyler Perry’s Temptations – $4,500,000 – $45,422,000

8. OZ the Great and Powerful – $4,923,000 – $219,444,000

7. Olympus has Fallen – $7,283,000 – $81,890,000

6. Jurassic Park 3D – $8,820,000 – $31,929,000

5. Evil Dead – $9,500,000 – $41,500,000

4. GI Joe Retaliation – $10,800,000 – $102,426,000

3. The Croods – $13,200,000 – $142,524,000

2. Scary Movie 5 – (NE) – $15,153,000

1. 42 – (NE) – $27,250,000

New Releases – only one film of any note is out this week and that’s sci-fi action drama Oblivion.