No matter how much new films have tried none of them seem to have the might of the Avengers as Age of Ultron has managed to hold on to the top spot for another week.
After 18 days on general release the film has managed to go passed the £40 million mark making it the highest grossing film of 2015 so far and out doing both Fast and Furious 7 and Fifty Shades of Grey.
Despite no new film at the top of the chart three new movies managed to find there way into the top 10, they included silly over the top action comedy Big Game going in at number seven, drama The Age of Adaline hitting the number five spot and the big screen version of the TV series Spooks with Spooks: The Greater Good hitting the number two spot.
Upcoming – The Avengers might have a bit of a fight on their hands this week with two different but equally as big films in the form of insane action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road and comedy musical sequel Pitch Perfect 2.
10. Two by Two, £293,915 from 433 sites. Total: £1,190,297
9. Cinderella, £327,653 from 495 sites. Total: £20,030,675
8. Home, £399,621 from 502 sites. Total: £22,644,534
7. Big Game, £535,905 from 352 sites (new)
6. Fast & Furious 7, £551,153 from 421 sites. Total: £37,728,810
5. The Age of Adaline, £570,386 from 368 sites (new)
4. Unfriended, £662,622 from 426 sites. Total: £2,794,074
3. Far from the Madding Crowd, £833,804 from 542 sites. Total: £3,588,881
2. Spooks: The Greater Good, £1,010,363 from 418 sites (new)
1. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, £3,509,620 from 565 sites. Total: £40,353,610
Avengers: Age of Ultron has managed to spend a second week at the top of the chart adding just under $78 million to it’s overall takings, this put’s it’s total so far in the US to an impressive $313 million.
Only one new film managed to find it’s way into the top five in the form of cop comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Hot Persuit.
5. Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
4. Furious 7
3. The Age of Adaline
2. Hot Persuit (NE)
1. Avengers: Age of Ultron
The reign of the Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has finally come to a end with the film being knokced off the top of the chart after spend a healthy three weeks there, the film in question that has managed this feat is the latest animated adventure from Dreamworks, Home.
Not only did Home manage to find it’s way to the number one spot but it had the biggest opening of any animated film since the Lego Movie in February 2014.
Other new entries in this weeks top 10 went to the second in the Divergent series with Insurgent which went in at number two and took 44% more than the first film did in it’s opening weekend, The Gunman the latest film to star Sean Penn didn’t do as well as it could only manage the number five spot taking a average of £1,015 per screen however it did much better than Wild Card, the latest film to star Jason Statham only just made it’s way into the chart going in at a low number 10 with a very low average of £664 per screen.
Upcoming – With the kid’s heading for their Easter break it seems that the distributors are ramping up a lot of their family friendly films with two big hitter out this week in the form of Disney live action version of Cinderella and Spongbob Movie: Sponge out of Water.
Other new films out this week include the fantasy action film The Seventh Son, Sci-Fi with The Signal and British Sci-Fi action film Robot Overlords.
10. Wild Card, £152,034 from 229 sites (new)
9. Fifty Shades of Grey, £235,681 from 332 sites. Total: £34,395,106
8. Still Alice, £257,016 from 234 sites. Total: £1,698,527
7. Suite Française, £268,607 from 446 sites. Total: £1,293,408
6. Run All Night, £348,638 from 429 sites. Total: £1,680,666
5. The Gunman, £405,934 from 400 sites (new)
4. Focus, £490,317 from 364 sites. Total: £6,527,072
3. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, £671,088 from 518 sites. Total: £13,413,705
2. The Divergent Series: Insurgent, £2,938,860 from 497 sites (new)
1. Home, £6,025,917 from 531 sites (new)
US top 5
Over in the US Disney Cinderella could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as Insurgent managed to knock it off the top spot in it’s opening weekend taking just over $52 million.
The only other new entry in the top five went to the Sean Penn thriller The Gunman which went in at number four and did slight better over in the US than it did in the UK.
5. Kingsman: The Secret Service.
4. The Gunman – (NE)
3. Run All Night
1. The Divergent series: Insurgent – (NE)
Nothing seems to be able to move The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel off the top of the chart no matter how much each film tries as it spends it’s third and probably final week at number one.
It was a very quiet week for new films with only two entering this weeks chart, firstly going in at number four was war drama Suite Francaise. The highest new entry of the week went to the latest Liam neeson thriller Run All Night which managed to find it’s way into the number two spot despite some very below average reviews.
Upcoming – This week see’s an insane amount of new films with something for nearly everybody, on offer is the latest animated adventure from Dreamworks with Home, the second part of the Divergent franchise with Insurgent, quirky and grisly comedy The Voices, the latest beautiful animated film from Studio Ghibli with The Tale of Princess Kaguya, Jason Statham stars in thriller Wild Card, Sean Penn produces and stars in action thriller The Gunman, horror with Dark Summer and Canne winning drama in Mommy.
10. Shaun the Sheep the Movie, £262,862 from 528 sites. Total: £12,728,442
9. Kingsman: The Secret Service, £292,368 from 289 sites. Total: £15,784,342
8. Big Hero 6, £387,905 from 487 sites. Total: £19,111,852
7. Still Alice, £419,327 from 201 sites. Total: £1,102,178
6. Chappie, £448,288 from 470 sites. Total: £1,986,686
5. Fifty Shades of Grey, £487,635 from 442 sites. Total: £33,829,335
4. Suite Française, £503,928 from 425 sites (new)
3. Focus, £805,244 from 435 sites. Total: £5,642,938
2. Run All Night, £823,833 from 436 sites (new)
1. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, £1,409,311 from 592 sites. Total: £11,731,915
Over in the US and it seems that Disney has struck gold again with there live action version of Cinderella going straight in at number one beating the other new entry of the week Run All night.
No other new film went into this weeks top 5 however last weeks number one Chappie did fall to this weeks 5th spot dropping off nearly 58%.
3. Kingsman: The Secret Service.
2. Run All Night (NE)
1. Cinderella (NE)
The Stephen Hawking drama the Theory of Everything could only hold on to the top spot for just one week as the return of Liam Neeson in the Taken franchise has managed to knock it off the top spot with Taken 3.
Other new entries in this weeks chart went to critically acclaimed f=drama Foxcatcher going in at number six and fairy tale musical based on the stage play with the same name Into the Woods which sang it’s way into this weeks number two.
Upcoming – the films out this week are all trying to get as much attention as possible during the awards season with all three having a chance to do well, on offer is drama starring Reese Witherspoon in Wild, heavy Oscar buzz drama Whiplash and the latest film from director Clint Eastwood with American Sniper.
10. Annie – £627,910 – £6,372,590
9. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb – £648,885 – £10,766,021
8. Birdman – £826,316 – £2,992,266
7. The Woman in Black: Angel of Death – £837,653 – £3,972,647
6. Foxcatcher – (NE) – £877,408
5. Paddington – £1,268,785 – £32,834,123
4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – £1,276,109 – £39,201,752
3. The Theory of Everything – £2,462,191 – £7,942,551
2. Into the Woods – (NE) – £2,476,409
1. Taken 3 – (NE) – £6,714,530
It seems that Liam Neeson was too strong for any of his rivals as Taken 3 has managed to fight it’s way to the top of the chart becoming the third highest grossing debut of a film in January of all time.
Naturally no other new film thought to challenge the might of Neeson instead one movie managed to move up the chart from last weeks number 26 to this weeks number two and that was drama Selma.
4. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
3. Into the woods
1. Taken 3 – (NE)
Despite it having the highest opening of any film this year the Hunger Games Mockingjay part 1 could only hold on to the top spot for just one week, this is thanks to the loveable bear from Peru Paddington, not only has the film become this weeks new number one but also found it’s way to the number two spot of the highest opening for a kids film this year behind the Lego Movie.
Other new entries in this weeks chart went to the event screening of Hockney which went in at number eight and annoying comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 which could only manage the number four spot.
Their was one other film that managed to creep it’s way back into the top 10 thanks to the sing-a-long version being screened in over 400 screens and that’s Disney’s all conquering Frozen which went back into the chart at number seven.
Upcoming – A lot of films will be trying to get you attention this week and a very mixed bag they are, on offer is kids animated spin-off from the Madagascar series with Penguins of Madagascar, dark thriller Black Sea, comedy St Vincent, horror the Pyramid and kids Christmas adventure film Get Santa.
10. The Drop – £102,694 – £1,518,000
9. Mr Turner – £135,234 – £5,981,481
8. Hockney – (NE) – £161,163
7. Frozen – £177,859 – £40,960,083
6. Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey – £795,078 – £4,652,720
5. Interstellar – £1,157,875 – £18,001,495
4. Horrible Bosses 2 – (NE) – £1,257,808
3. The Imitation Game – £1,416,229 – £9,478,313
2. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – £4,908,192 – £21,247,573
1. Paddington – (NE) – £5,125,519
Even though the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 got knocked off the top spot in the UK over in the US it managed to hold on to the number one spot for a second week despite a good challenge from animated adventure Penguins of Madagascar.
The only other new entry in this weeks top five went to comedy sequel (i use that loosely) Horrible Bosses 2 which went in at number five.
5. Horrible Bosses 2 – (NE)
3. Big Hero 6
2. Penguins of Madagascar – (NE)
1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
This week’s episode of The Monday Movie Show is now available! Catch up with our reviews of Brad Pitt’s world war 2 drama Fury, Guillermo Del Toro presents animated adventure The Book of Life, Jennifer Kent brings us a slice of Australian horror with the critically acclaimed The Babadook and Bradley Cooper stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence in drama Serena. In the home release section we take a look at Gareth Edwards version of the ultimate Kaiju with Godzilla, Brendan o’Carol brings his television mammy to the big screen with Mrs Browns Boys D’Movie, sci-fi thriller The Anomaly, brotherly drama in Hide Your Smiling Faces and Lucky McKee brings us insane revenge horror with All Cheerleaders Die plus as usual TV movies of the week, a look at the latest movie news and the UK Box Office and Blu Ray/DVD charts.
Gone Girl has had a fantastic run at the top of the charts and it had to come to a end sometime and that week has now come thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Taking just under £5 million in it’s opening weekend the film started off with a better result than expected.
Other new entries in the chart included British comedy drama with a hint of music in Northern Soul the Robert Downey JR drama The Judge going in at number nine, and romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five.
New Releases – A lot of new films are out this week so hopefully the chart will have a different look to it, on offer is war drama starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayre with Fury, horror film that has been getting high praise with The Babadook, animated adventure in The Book of Life and Bradly Cooper stars in drama Serena.
10. Northern Soul – (NE) – £278,829
9. The Judge – (NE) – £420,720
8. The Equalizer – £429,406 – £6,390,768
7. Dracula Untold – £438,037 – £4,454,648
6. The Boxtrolls – £464,345 – £7,374,623
5. The Best of Me – (NE) – £636,842
4. The Maze Runner – £4,458,300 – £4,364,748
3. Annabelle – £1,465,919 – £4,585,010
2. Gone Girl – £2,361,051 – £14,153,879
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – (NE) – £4,785,448
Over the last few weeks the chart has had a bit of a comeback compared to previous months, this week however saw takings down around 20% from the previous weeks, this however didn’t stop new films from taking over the top five.
Three new films went in the chart including romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five, animated adventure with The Book of Life which went in at number three and war drama Fury which went straight in at number one.
5. The Best of Me – (NE)
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no Good Very Bad Day
3. The Book of Life – (NE)
2. Gone Girl
1. Fury – (NE)
The box office top 10 can be a bit of strange place, one week we have no new entries too weeks that one film manages to stay on the top of the chart forever, however this week has managed to throw up something interesting in the form of a live event taking the top spot in the form of Billy Elliot: The Musical Live.
Other new entries in this weeks top 10 went to comedy drama What we did on our holiday going in at number four and dark thriller the Equalizer hitting the number two spot.
Upcoming – a bit of a big week when it comes to new films as four movies will be battling there way to secure a high place in the chart. On offer is comedy horror Life After Beth, action horror Dracula Untold, drama from David Fincher in the form of Gone Girl and family adventure film Dolphin Tale 2.
10. Sex Tape – £265,384 – £3,818,138
9. The Riot Club – £301,607 – £798,254
8. Guardians of the Galaxy – £340,417 – £27,617,535
7. Lucy – £377,138 – £13,408,391
6. Pride – £400,247 – £2,260,720
5. A Walk Among the Tombstones – £603,062 – £1,921,010
4. What we did on our Holiday – (NE) – £811,087
3. The Boxtrolls – £1,130,062 – £5,511,949
2. The Equalizer – (NE) – £1,890,146
1. Billy Elliot: The Musical Live – (NE) – £1,904,098
Even though the Equalizer failed to make to the top of the chart in the UK in the US it managed just that feat knocking last weeks number one the Maze Runner of the top.
The only other new entry in this weeks top five and the top 10 went to animated adventure the Boxtrolls which could only manage to go in at a low number three.
5. Dolphin Tale 2
4. This is where i leave you
3. The Boxtrolls – (NE)
2. The Maze Runner
1. The Equalizer – (NE)
Last week the Boxtrolls managed to charm the paying public last week and found it’s way at the top of the chart, it seem’s that the charm hasn’t wore off as it spends a second week at number one despite a big challenge from this weeks highest new entry A Walk Among the Tombstone which only missed out on the top spot by just under £20,000.
Other new entries in this weeks chart went to strange documentary 20,000 Days on Earth which see’s us spend a day in the life of musician Nick Cave. The other new entry went to British drama The Riot Club which went in at number five.
Missing out on the top 10 by a huge margin was teen drama thriller The Giver which could only manage a very lonely number 14 spot and failed to even pass the £200,000 mark despite it opening in more than 230 screens.
Upcoming – The Boxtrolls might spend a third week at the top of the chart as this weeks crop of new releases shouldn’t challenge it that much, if however you are after something new to watch then you have thriller The Equalizer, British comedy What we Did on Our Holiday and very dark thriller Maps to the Stars.
10. Before i Go To Sleep – £306,223 – £2,557,297
9. A Most Wanted Man – £327,967 – £1,332,233
8. 20,00 Days on Earth – (NE) – £356,467
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £417,315 – £27,277,118
6. Sex Tape – £423,484 – £3,552,754
5. The Riot Club – (NE) – £496,647
4. Lucy – £551,794 – £13,031,253
3. Pride – £578,794 – £1,860,473
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones – (NE) – £1,317,948
1. The Boxtrolls – £1,333,137 – £3,621,803
What a difference a week makes in the world of the top five in the US as the chart went for a while without that much of a shake up however this week the time has finally come.
Three new films made up the top three in the form of comedy This is Where I Leave You, thriller A Walk Among the Tombstones and adventure film The Maze Runner.
5. Dolphin Tale 2
4. No Good Deed
3. This is Where I Leave You – (NE)
2. A Walk Among the Tombstones – (NE)
1. The Maze Runner – (NE)
It was a bit obvious that Sex Tap couldn’t hold on to the top spot for another week and that is the case as animated adventure The Boxtrolls has gone and taken it’s place at the top of the chart and was the only film to take over £1 million this week.
Other new films in this weeks chart included drama thriller starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman in A Most Wanted Mind and British drama comedy centring around the mining community during the mining strike, Pride which went in at number three.
Upcoming – Not a huge week for new releases this week however a lot of smaller films will be trying to chip away at next weeks chart, so on offer is thriller starring Liam Neeson in A Walk Among the Tombstones, British drama The Riot Club, another movie that is trying to take the Hunger Games crown in The Giver and the latest comedy drama from Woody Allen in Magic in the Moonlight.
10. Inbetweeners 2 – £332,564 – £32,936,681
9. The Hundred-Foot Journey – £437,650 – £1,653,238
8. Let’s Be Cops – £477,576 – £4,057,750
7. Guardians of the Galaxy – £514,654 – £26,638,350
6. Before i Go to Sleep – £537,991 – £1,897,025
5. A Most Wanted Man – (NE) – £610,312
4. Sex Tape – £673,478 – £2,705,088
3. Pride – (NE) – £718,778
2. Lucy – £812,073 – £12,000,631
1. The Boxtrolls – (NE) – £2,000,597
US Top 5
Finally something has finally happened in the US chart to stop the downfall that has been going on for the last few weeks, despite the combined takings off all of the top 10 films not reaching over the $100 million mark their was still a little bit of a shake up in the chart.
Two new films took over the top two spots in the form of Dolphin Tale 2 at number two and drama thriller No Good Deed at number one.
5. Let’s Be Cops
4. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
3. Guardians of the Galaxy
2. Dolphin Tale 2 – (NE)
1. No Good Deed – (NE)