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Coming up this week (09/02/14)

Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema section we take a look at Joel Kinnaman taking on the role of Alex Murphy in the remake of Robocop, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto star in true life drama Dallas Buyers Club and a 60’s cartoon icon gets the big screen treatment in animated adventure Mr Peebody and Sherman.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Oscar nominated drama Captain Phillips, snails get the speed treatment in animated adventure Turbo, James Mcavoy stars in dark comedy Filth, heavy metal band Metallica get the movie treatment in a strange mash up movie with Metallica: Through the Never, James Gandolfini stars in his final film before his passing in drama Enough Said and Soairse Ronan stars in drama thriller How i Live Now, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Sunday 9th February (yes Sunday and not Monday) at 8:00pm (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.

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

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

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

UK box office top 10

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It’s nice to see the UK box office in a health state, after having a few weeks where takings were terrible the last couple of weeks have shown some healthy gross.

Last weeks number one Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 couldn’t keep it’s crown as one of this weeks new films smacked it in the face with it’s hammer (can you guess the film in question).

The top 10 saw three new films enter it this week, first off going in at number eight was Bollywood film Krrish 3, this weeks number four went to the brilliant British drama Philomena.  You only have one guess as to what this weeks new number one and the highest new entry of the week, that’s right it’s Thor: The Dark World, the movie saw a 59% increase in takings over the first film in it’s opening weekend.

New Releases – Technically it should be new release as there is only one film of any note out this week and it happens to be the most talked about film of the year, finally us in the UK will get to see if Gravity really does deserve all of the hype.

10. Escape Plan – £185,957 – £2,504,262

9. One Chance – £339,722 – £1,866,395

8. Krrish 3 – (NE) – £408,624

7. Enders Game – £469,112 – £2,463,575

6. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – £975,121 – £4,058,130

5. Turbo – £1,351,821  -£9,711,401

4. Philomena – (NE) – £1,509,726

3. Captain Phillips – £1,622,925 – £11,418,489

2. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – £2,074,667 – £8,933,787

1. Thor: The Dark World – (NE) – £8,668,172

UK box office top 10

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Well Turbo revved it’s way into the number one spot last week but this week it’s forgot to fill up on fuel as it now finds itself at the number four spot thanks to a big fight from some of this weeks new films.

Four new films went into this weeks top 10 finally giving the chart the shake up that it needed.  Firstly going in at number six was British comedy drama One Chance, going in at number five and lower than expected was big action film Enders Game.  Heading into this weeks top three and at number three is a new entry for Jackass spin off Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, this weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.

New Releases – well this week we have two small films and one huge movie, firstly the small movies which are Philomena and A Haunting in Connecticut 2: the Ghosts of Georgia.  Obviously the biggest film of the week has too be the latest Marvel film in the form of Thor: The Dark World.

10. Blue Jasmine – £212,747 – £4,586,664

9. Sunshine on Leith – £254,200 – £3,865,774

8. Prisoners – £316,700 – £6,804,208

7. Escape Plan – £499,858 – £2,002,988

6. One Chance – (NE) – £717,857

5. Enders Game – (NE) – £1,158,548

4. Turbo – £1,323,885 – £6,206,300

3. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa – (NE) – £1,940,476

2. Captain Phillips – £2,445,704 – £7,905,991

1. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 – (NE) – £3,658,618

UK box office top 10

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Finally some action when it comes too the chart, this weeks takings are up a massive 97% on last weeks and we also have a new number one as Prisoners finally gives up the fight.

Four new films went into this weeks chart with three of them taking the top three spots.  Firstly going in at number nine was Bollywood film Boss.  Into the top three and at number three we have action film starring Stallone and Schwarzenegger in Escape Plan, going in at number two was fantastic true live drama thriller Captain Phillips.  This weeks new number one is animated film Turbo.

New Releases – this weeks see’s a interesting mix of new films, on offer is comedy Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, animated film Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 and action adventure Enders Game.

10. Le Week End – £208,759 – £767,610

9. Boss – (NE) – £235,086

8. Rush – £280,960 – £3,276,755

7. Filth – £343,299 – £3,276,755

6. Blue Jasmine – £365,436 – £4,095,540

5. Sunshine on Leith – £469,898 – £3,219,089

4. Prisoners – £571,028 – £6,163,940

3. Escape Plan – (NE) – £961,470

2. Captain Phillips – (NE) – £3,483,981

1. Turbo – (NE) – £3,892,744

Coming up this week (21/10/13)

Coming up on this weeks extremely packed show, in the cinema section we take a look at Paul Greengrass latest drama Captain Phillips, Schwarzenegger and Stallone team up in action thriller Escape Plan and Dreamworks brings us racing snails in Turbo.  On Blu-Ray/DVD we take a look at Brad Pitt in zombie apocalypse film World War Z, Chucky returns in Curse of Chucky, Jason Statham stars in Hummingbird, you have 12 hours to commit any crime you want in The Purge, drama based on real events in The Deep, horror sequel remake type thing (my brain hurts) with Fright Night 2, comedy (if that’s what you call it) with A Haunted House and thriller with The East, plus as usual our TV movie of the week, the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 21st October 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.

UK box office top 10

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Last week i said that it was the lowest takings weeks of the year, well low and behold this week has gone and beaten that, in fact none of the movies managed to get past the £1 million mark, this is the first time it has happened since the middle of 2012.

There wasn’t much of a challenge from any of the new films this week on last weeks number one, Prisoners, as it has managed to hold on to the top spot for it’s third week.

Two new films went into the lower end of this weeks chart, first off going in at number seven was Le Week End, the highest new entry went to the Fifth Estate which only managed to go into the number six spot.

New Releases – Finally a few films that will shake up next weeks top 10, firstly you have drama Captain Phillips, your next choice is action thriller Escape Plan and your final film on offer is animated film Turbo.

10. White House Down – £189,586 – £4,175,310

9. Justin and the Knights of Valor – £191,556 – £2,695,856

8. Runner Runner – £279,339 – £2,385,186

7. Le Week End – (NE) – £324,888

6. The Fifth Estate – (NE) – £502,495

5. Rush – £531,945 – £8,892,873

4. Filth – £638,856 – £2,532,897

3. Blue Jasmine – £642,241 – £3,333,633

2. Sunshine on Leith – £732,296 – £2,165,216

1. Prisoners – £968,990 – £5,035,660

US box office top 10

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Well the Wolverine could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as it has been dislodged by one of this weeks new films.

Only two films entered this weeks top 10, first off going in at number three was the return of the blur annoying little creatures in The Smurff’s 2.  This weeks highest new entry and the new number one went to action film 2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

New Releases – You have a lot of new and big films to choose from this week, so if you want to see something new at the cinema then you have comedy We’re The Millers, animated movie from Disney Planes, the return of Percy Jackson with Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Neil Blomkamp follow up to district 9 with Elysium.

10. Pacific Rim – $4,570,000 – $92,961,000

9. The Heat – $4,725,000 – $149,566,000

8. Red 2 – $5,650,000 – $45,153,000

7. Turbo – $6,400,000 – $69,479,000

6. Grown Ups 2 – $8,100,000 – $116,400,000

5. Despicable Me 2 – $10,391,000 – $326,668,000

4. The Conjuring – $13,660,000 – $108,590,000

3. The Smurffs 2 – (NE) – $18,200,000 – $27,761,000

2. The Wolverine – $21,725,000 – $95,039,000

1. 2 Guns – (NE) – $27,361,000