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UK Box Office Top 10

A bit of a disaster has hit this weeks top 10 with the Hunger Games no longer holding on to the top spot thanks to one of this weeks new entries making it hit a cinematic iceberg.

4 new films graced this weeks top 10, first off going in at number 10 was Bollywood film Housefull 2, hitting the number 7 spot was The Cold Light of Day featuring the new Superman Henry Cavill, doing better but that’s down to it being out for 5 days longer than the rest of the new entries was Tarsem Singhs version of Snow White in the form of Mirror Mirror however the highest new entry went to Titanic 3D which throws us into the dark days of cinema by hitting the number 1 spot.

10 – Housefull 2 – (NE) – £396.475

9 – Streetdance 2 – £424.833 – £1.953.260

8 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £451.307 – £17..737.576

7 – The Cold Light of Day  – (NE)  – £503.985

6 – 21 Jump Street – £845.869 – £7.331.740

5 – Wrath of the Titans – £1.368.131 – £5.351.400

4 – Pirates in An Adventure with Scientists – £2.166.162 – £7.716.061

3 – Mirror Mirror – (NE) – £2.389.033

2 – The Hunger Games – £2.394.782 – £15.168.889

1 – Titanic 3D – (NE) – £2.856.540

New Releases – There are only 2 big releases out this week however there is also 1 small one of note, first off the small one in the form of Blackthorn which tells the story of Butch Cassidy and the fact that he didn’t get killed, next up is huge explosive blockbuster in the vein of Transformers about aliens taking over the world (again) in Battleship however for me it’s The Cabin in the Woods that’s the biggest release of the week from the pen of Joss Wheadon and making his directorial debut Drew Goddard who penned the script to the really good Cloverfield.

UK Box Office Top 10

A very interesting top 10 this week however none of the new entries could knock the hunger games off the top spot despite the 2 new entries in the top 3 taking more than £2 million each.

4 new films graced this weeks top 10 including a very surprising new entry going straight into the number 10 spot and that’s werner herzog’s very good documentary Into The Abyss, going in at a very lower than expected number 5 was dance film Streetdance 2, again lower than expected hitting the number 3 spot was Aardman’s latest claymation film Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists however it was Wrath of the Titans that was the highest new entry this week going in at the number 2 spot.

10 – Into the Abyss – (NE) – £71.549

9 – Contraband – £137.497 – £1.766.508

8 – We Bought a Zoo – £164.308 – £1.925.902

7 – The Devil Inside – £239.741 – £4.041.289

6 – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – £489.707 – £16.731.127

5 – Streetdance – (NE) – £608.024

4 – 21 Jump Street – £962.537 – £5.557.936

3 – Pirates in an Adventure with Scientists – (NE) – £2.176.195

2 – Wrath of the Titans – (NE) – £2.192.740

1 – The Hunger Games – £2.986.317 – £9.854.228

New Releases – 4 new films are out this week, first off is the 3D re-release of Titanic, then released earlier than normal is Tarsem Singh’s version of Snow White in the form of Mirror Mirror, next up is thriller Headhunters and finally straight forward action/thriller the Cold Light of Day.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace conversion to 3D

Ok, all of us either know first hand or from word of mouth just how bad a movie the first episode of George Lucas’ Star Wars saga is, with it’s abhorrent acting, atrocious dialogue, and annoying chracters (if only Anakin had turned on that podracer engine while Jar Jar’s hand was stuck in the turbine!), it takes the cake as one of the biggest let downs in the history of hype and cinema. But that is not what i’m writing about in this article, and it IS an article rather than a review, because it’s not the movie that i’m talking about, rather i’m using the movie as an example. The real issue I want to discuss is the retro-conversion of this movie and others from a 2D movie into 3D. Read the rest of this entry