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Andrew’s Worst 10 films of 2012

So it’s that time of year again where I look back at the last 12 months of movies that I’ve been watching and pick out the best and the worst. Here is a collection of the lowest of the low, so called comedies, so called entertainment, so called films. Something that people thought would be such a great idea that ultimately ended up being a complete wastes of valuable minutes that could be better spent having your teeth pulled, which would have also resulted in better memories.

So here are my 10 worst of 2012 that you should avoid… or inflict on the in-laws. Read the rest of this entry

UK box office top 10

It has finally happened Prometheus has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new entries, in fact it’s been knocked out of the top 3 all together.

4 new films made there way into the top 10, first off hitting the number 9th spot is bollywood film Teri Meri Kahni, going in at number 7 but doing nowhere near what was expected of it was horror film Chernobyl Diaries.  Hitting the number 3 spot was comedy film The Five Year Engagement however it was Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter that slaughtered the competition by going straight into the number 1 spot.

10. Top Cat – £179.427 – £2.479.427

9. Teri Meri Kahni – (NE) – £190.230

8. Avengers Assemble – £248.695 – £51.344.770

7. Chernobyl Diaries – (NE) – £495.875

6. Rock of Ages – £501.095 – £2.015.192

5. Snow White and the Huntsman – £870.402 – £13.413.970

4. Prometheus – £1.029.758 – £21.641.986

3. The Five Year Engagement – (NE) – £1.058.897

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.072.033 – £19.062.351

1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – (NE) – £1.119.117

New Releases – A really interesting mix of films for your pleasure this week, first off there is action/drama/thriller Killer Joe from The Exorcist director William Friedkin, next up is musical comedy Joyful Noise which features Queen Latifah, if you are after just a straight forward comedy film then Friends With Kids is your choice however if you crave a horror film then Storage 24 is the movie for you.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very big week when it comes to the top 10 as none of the new films released this week managed to challenge the top 3 as a matter of a fact the top 3 remained the same with Prometheus still holding on to the top spot for a 3rd week nearly going passed the £20 million mark.

Even though there were a lot of new films out this week only 3 managed to crack the top 10, first off going in at number 8 was Olympic inspired film Fast Girls, doing better by going in at number 6 was Red Lights however it has underperformed despite it have a really strong cast.  The highest new entry though went to Rock of Ages which hit the number 4 spot however like Red Lights it has not done as well as was expected of it.

10. Top Cat – £246.283 – £2.270.508

9. What to Expect when your Expecting – £248.185 – £3.671.036

8. Fast Girls – (NE) – £335.700

7. Marvel’s Avengers Assemble – £376.991 – £50.963.003

6. Red Lights – (NE) – £445.109

5. The Pact – £475.936 – £1.930.949

4. Rock of Ages – (NE) – £1.003.107

3. Snow White and the Huntsman – £1.297.559 – £11.872.691

2. Men in Black 3 – £1.544.429 – £17.436.356

1. Prometheus – £2.009.955 – £19.452.485

New Releases – 2 new films will be trying their best to make an impact on next weeks chart, first off Timur Bekmambetov teams up with Tim Burton for the second time with Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, the other choice this week is Chernobyl Diaries from the director of Paranormal Activity, Oren Peli.

UK Box Office Top 10

Nothing was going to trouble Prometheus this week despite there being a lot of films released only 2 new movie’s managed to crack there way into the top 10, so with this in mind it will come as no surprise to read that the top 3 movie’s have not changed.

As said above only 2 new film’s made it into the top 10 this week, going in at number 9 was Ben Drew’s (Plan B) directorial debut with Ill Manors however this is very low takings for a movie that was released on more than 190 screens.  It was horror film The Pact though that scored the highest new entry going in at a surprising 4th spot taking just under £1 million.

10. The Angels Share – £218.674 – £718.140

9. Ill Manors – (NE) – £256.288

8. What to Expect when your Expecting £445.141 – £3.198.168

7. The Dictator – £452.175 – £10.584.986

6. Top Cat – £561.793 – £1.936.133

5. Avengers Assemble – £676.678 – £50.338.151

4. The Pact – (NE) – £932.325

3. Snow White and the Huntsman £2.210.929 – £9.545.054

2. Men in Black 3 – £2.533.051 – £15.081.932

1. Prometheus – £3.135.504 – £15.471.936

New Release – There is nothing really of note out this week so i don’t see much change in the top 10 next week however if you do want to go and see something new you have two choices, first off is thriller with a impressive cast featuring Sigourney Weaver, Cillian Murphy and Robert De Niro in Red Lights.  The biggest release of the week though is Musical Comedy that feature’s Tom Cruise in Rock of Ages.

UK Box Office Top 10

A very busy week when it comes to the chart thanks to the weather calming down and also 2 of the biggest films of the year being released in the same week, with this in mind it will come as no surprise that last weeks number 1 Men in Black 3 couldn’t hold on to the top spot for more than a week.

4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off is a surprise entry at number 9 in the form of the Ken Loach drama The Angels Shame, doing better despite it being panned by critics is Top Cat which forced it’s way into the number 7 spot.  The second highest new entry went to Snow White and the Huntsman that went into the number 2 spot despite it having 2 extra days on the number 1 film which will come as no surprise to anybody to learn that it went to Prometheus.

10. Moonrise Kingdom – £210.804 – £724.870

9. The Angels Share – (NE) – £256.446

8. American Pie: The Reunion – £267.682 – £16.396.461

7. Top Cat – (NE) – £457.287

6. What to Expect When your Expecting – £633.935 – £1.983.332

5. The Dictator – £754.068 – £9.251.635

4. Avengers Assemble – £847.598 – £48.367.585

3. Men in Black – £3.032.053 – £7.958.460

2. Snow White and the Huntsman – (NE) – £3.589.027

1. Prometheus – (NE) – £6.236.580

New Releases – A lot of films are out this weeks so i will quickly go through them, first off is drama from George Lucas, Red Tails, then we have horror film The Pact, next up is extreme drama from Plan B in the form of Ill Manors, Will Farrell is back in Spanish comedy Casa De Mi Padre, Simon Pegg goes it alone as he has A Fantastic Fear of Everything and finally Ti West’s latest film The Innkeepers finally get’s it’s UK release however in limited form.

UK Box Office Top 10

Not a very good week at the box office and that’s thanks to the really warm weather, so despite there being 4 new entries in the top 10 and there being a new number 1, this week saw some of the lowest takings since last October.

As said above 4 new films graced this weeks chart, first off hitting the number 10 spot despite only being on 26 screens was comedy Sci-Fi film Iron Sky, going in at number 7 was the latest film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, hitting the number 4 spot but doing worse that what was expected of it was What to Expect When your Expecting, however it was the Men in Black in there third outing that went straight into the top spot but it’s not good news for the film, the takings for MIB 3 were way down from the 1st and 2nd films and this is the worst debuting number 1 film for a while.

10. Iron Sky – (NE) – £66.076

9. Beauty and the Beast 3D – £69.795 – £2.475.361

8. The Raid – £116.340 – £805.399

7.  Moonrise Kingdom – (NE) – £251.760

6. American Pie: Reunion – £362.323 – £15.813.594

5. Dark Shadows – £409.560 – £6.236.054

4. What to Expect when your Expecting – (NE) – £661.617

3. Avengers Assemble – £872.664 – £46.891.709

2. The Dictator – £1.078.155 – £7.563.554

1. Men in Black 3 – (NE) – £2.953.736

New Releases – It’s a very big week for films in the UK as we have 2 huge films and one that nobody wanted, first off the nobody which see’s the return of Top Cat however this time in 3D.  On to the 2 big films though, the first one is another telling of Snow White this time Starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman however it’s the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien genre that fans have been waiting for, so for me the biggest film out this week can only be Prometheus.