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Coming up this week (24/02/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Colin Farrell in fantasy romantic drama New York Winters Tale and Tom Hinddleston and Tilda Swinton play vampire lovers in Only Lovers Left Alive.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Chris Hemsworth playing Thor for third time in Thor The Dark World, British comedy drama about singer Paul Potts given One Chance, time for a second helping of haunting’s with A Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia, comedy drama Safety Not Guaranteed, horror comedy Stalled and horror film Skinwalkers, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 24th February  at 7:30pm (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.

US box office top 10 – W/E 15/12

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Well Frozen’s reigning at the top of the chart has come to a end after just one weeks that too the return of The Hobbit with The Desolation of Smaug, this weeks highest new entry and new number one.

Apart from the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug there was only one other new entry in this weeks top 10 and that went to comedy film Tyler Perry A Madea Christmas.

New Releases – Two films of note are out this week, firstly if you want a bit of a giggle then the film of choice is Anchorman: The Legend Continues.  The other new film of choice is 3D film Walking With Dinosaurs.

10. Homefront – $1,637,000 – $18,438,000

9. The Book Thief – $1,675,000 – $14,877,000

8. Philomena – $1,756,000 – $11,019,000

7. Delivery Man – $1,872,000 – $27,995,000

6. Out of the Furnace – $2,320,000 – $9,468,000

5. Thor: The Dark World – $2,700,000 – $198,125,000

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $13,150,000 – $356,982,000

3. Tyler Perry A Madea Christmas – (NE) – $16,000,000

2. Frozen – $22,184,000 – $164,388,000

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – (NE) – $73,675,000

UK box office top 10 – W/E 02/12

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Well it looks like nobody was tough enough to knock The Hunger Games Catching Fire off the top spot as it spends it’s second week at the top of the chart.

Three new films went into this weeks top 10, firstly going in at a lower than expect number five was horror remake Carrie, hitting the number four spot and also not doing as well as expected was the story of the creation of Mary Poppins with Saving Mr Banks.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number three went to animated feature Free Birds.

New Releases – A couple of new films to sink your teeth into this week.  The biggest release of the week has to be animated film Frozen, this is the latest animated film from Disney and it has been getting rave reviews.  Other new films on offer this week is violent thriller remake Oldboy, action thriller Homefront from director Slyvester Stallone and thriller Getaway which has become the lowest rated movie of the year.

10. The Family – £188,835 – £928,487

9. Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 – £211,562 – £12,095,055

8. Philomena – £289,860 – £9,788,671

7. Thor: the Dark World  -£423,374 – £19,220,530

6. The Butler – £431,666 – £2,929,213

5. Carrie – (NE) – £662,625

4. Saving Mr Banks – (NE) – £795,615

3. Free Birds – (NE) – £1,044,074

2. Gravity – £1,741,279 – £22,522,241

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £5,525,476 – £21,711,143

US Box Office Top 10 – W/E 01/12

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None of this weeks new films could move the Hunger Games: Catching Fire off the top spot however Disney latest animated film Frozen gave it a good run for it’s money.

Only two new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number eight was comedy movie Black Nativty.  This weeks highest new entry though went to Homefront which went into the number five spot, the film directed by Slyvester Stallone and starring Jason Statham didn’t do as well at the box office as much as people thought it would do.

New Releases – Erm we have a very strange week for new films this week in that there are none that will be getting any kind of a decent release.

10. Last Vegas – $2,785,000 – $58,722,000

9. Philomena – $3,789,000 – $4,754,000

8. Black Nativity – (NE) – $3,880,000

7. The Book Thief – $4,850,000 – $7,856,000

6. Delivery Man – $6,931,000 – $19,453,000

5. Homefront – (NE) – $6,970,000 – $9,795,000

4. The Best Man Holiday – $8,491,000 – $63,414,000

3. Thor: The Dark World – $15,493,000 – $186,712,000

2. Frozen – $66,713,000 – $93,013,000

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – $74,500,000 – $296,500,000

UK box office top 10 – W/E 25/11

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Well Gravity couldn’t hold on to the top spot this week as it had huge competition from not only a few new films but also from a couple of special events.

Four new entries in this weeks top 10, two of them films and two of them special events.  Firstly going in at number nine was Andre Rieu: Home for Christmas 2013, this is the first time that Rieu has managed to enter the chart and it’s extra special as it’s rare to see a classical music concert in the top 10.

The first new film to enter this weeks chart went to the Robert De Niro gangster comedy the Family which went in at number eight.  Into the top three and the doctor has made his first ever appearance in the top 10 with his 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor which was shown on 440 screens and nearly made £2 million.

This weeks highest new entry thought went to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which stormed it’s way into the number one slot by taking more than £12 million making it the third highest grossing début film of the year.

New Releases – You have a couple of films too choose from this week however nothing that should make a huge challenge on next weeks chart, so if your after something new then you have horror remake Carrie, animated comedy Free Birds and the life of Mary Poppins with Saving Mr Banks.

10. Turbo – £254,821 – £11,217,779

9. Andre Rieu: Home For Christmas 2013 – (NE) – £290,173

8. The Family – (NE) – £444,659

7. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £474,178 – £11,547,869

6. Philomena – £541,068 – £8,868,711

5. The Butler – £613,877 – £2,032,072

4. Thor: The Dark World – £722,811 – £18,456,032

3. Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor – (NE) – £1,798,629

2. Gravity – £2,389,193 – £19,444,886

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – (NE) – £12,189,733

US box office top 10 – W/E 24/11/13

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Well it seems that Thor had no chance whatsoever when he took on one of this weeks new entries as he has been beaten into a little pulp and finds himself at the number two spot.

Two new films went into this chart, first off going in at number four was comedy film Delivery Man.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to the second in the hunger games films with The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The film has become the 7th highest grossing debut film of all time taking just over $160 million and the highest grossing debut film of all time that was released in November.

New Releases – Not very much when it comes to new films this week however if you are after something new then you have musical Black Nativity and action thriller Homefront to choose from.

10. Dallas Buyers Club – $2,770,000 – $6,450,000

9. 12 Years a Slave – $2,800,000 – $29,393,000

8. Gravity – $3,305,000 – $245,503,000

7. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $3,450,000 – $95,451,000

6. Last Vegas – $4,400,000 – $53,926,000

5. Free Birds – $5,300,000 – $48,594,000

4. Delivery Man – (NE) – $8,215,000

3. The Best Man Holiday – $12,522,000 – $50,391,000

2. Thor: The Dark World – $14,117,000 – $167,837,000

1. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – (NE) – $161,125,000

UK box office top 10 – W/E 18/11

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Well not much has changed at the top of the chart this week despite there being 16 new films out, Gravity managed to hold off all competition to remain the leader at the top of the chart.

Three new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number 10 was Bollywood film Goliyon Ki Raasleeia Ram-Leela, hitting the number spot was Lee Daniels The Butler.  This weeks highest new entry went to Ridley Scotts new film The Counselor which managed to hit the number five spot.

A few films absent from the chart were Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial/written debut Don Jon which could only manage number 11 and Dom Hemmingway the latest film starring Jude Law which only managed the number 13 spot.

New Releases – A couple of new films are on offer this week, first up is the second chapter in the Hunger Games series with Hunger Games Catching Fire, comedy thriller The Family, thriller drama Parkland and British thriller Vendetta.

10. Goliyon Ki Raasleeia Ram-Leela – (NE) – £348,574

9. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £382,236 – £6,062,854

8. Turbo – £429,116 – £10,932,902

7. Captain Phillips – £682,571 – £14,671,703

6. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £740,029 – £11,003,009

5. The Butler – (NE) – £794,044

4. The Counselor – (NE) – £815,051

3. Philomena – £1,006,356 – £7,298,426

2. Thor: The Dark World – £1,782,854 – £17,088,066

1. Gravity – £4,838,152 – £14,711,488

US box office top 10 W/E 17/11/13

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Well no film thought they were tough enough to go up against Thor so it will come as no surprise to hear that it has managed to stay at the top of the chart for a second week despite a drop off of 51%.

Only one new film went into this weeks chart and that was comedy movie The Best Man Holiday which went into the number two spot and gave Thor a bit of a scare by taking just under $8 million less than it.

New Releases – This week see’s only two new films trying to fight there way into next weeks chart, firstly you have comedy film Delivery Man.  Your second choice and the movie that should easily go into the number one spot and should take north of $80 million is The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

10. About Time – $3,462,000 – $11,568,000

9. Captain Phillips – $4,500,000 – $97,617,000

8. 12 Years a Slave – $4,700,000 – $24,949,000

7. Enders Game – $6,200,000 – $53,777,000

6. Gravity – $6,280,000 – $240,556,000

5. Jackass Presents Bad Grandpa – $7,670,000 – $90,202,000

4. Free Birds – $8,300,000 – $42,218,000

3. Last Vegas – $8,850,000 – $46,958,000

2. The Best Man Holiday – (NE) – $30,593,000

1. Thor: The Dark World – $38,454,000 – $146,965,000

UK box office top 10 – 13/11/13

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Well it seems that Thor could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as the only new film to come out has managed to knock it off the top spot.

As said above only one new film came out this week and that was the amazing Gravity and it will come as no surprise to read that it has gone straight into the number one spot, what’s interesting is that 89% of it’s ticket sales were in 3D, the highest proportion of a blockbuster movie this year.

New releases – it’s more of a drama week this week as we have three of them on offer, just to make the mix more interesting we also have a small British horror.  So your new films of choice this week are drama thriller The Counselor, comedy drama Don Jon, based on true events drama The Butler and horror film In Fear.

10. One Chance – £133,816 – £2,224,014

9. Krrish 3 – £147,633 – £717,930

8. Enders Game – £173,541 – £2,832,047

7. Turbo – £576,827 – £10,431,843

6. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £675,311 – £5,292,385

5. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £946,924 – £10,133,968

4. Captain Phillips – £1,063,974 – £13,344,620

3. Philomena – £1,407,318 – £4,762,182

2. Thor The Dark World – £2,979,564 – £13,973,977

1. Gravity – (NE) – £6,238,375

US box office top 10

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It will come as no surprise to hear that last weeks number one Enders Game could only hold on to the top spot for just one week, in fact the film has taken a bit of a beating and now finds itself at this weeks number five.

So with Enders Game no longer the charts number one you can probably guess what has taken it’s place, Chris Hemsworth returns as one of the Marvel Avengers in Thor: The Dark World.

New Releases – nothing seems to want to go up against Thor with this weeks new films, so much so that there is only one film of any note and that’s comedy movie The Best Man Holiday.

10. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 – $2,800,000 – $109,976,000

9. About Time – $5,172,000 – $6,690,000

8. Captain Phillips – $5,800,000 – $90,982,000

7. 12 Years a Slave – $6,600,000 – $17,346,000

6. Gravity – $8,405,000 – $231,119,000

5. Enders Game – $10,250,000 – $44,001,000

4. Last Vegas – $11,100,000 – $33,531,000

3. Free Birds – $11,180,000 – $30,196,000

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – $11,300,000 – $78,747,000

1. Thor: The Dark World – (NE) – $86,109,000