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)
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
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)
Despite stiff competition from three new films, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes remains king of the chart spending a second week at number one and pushing it’s takings in the US alone just $150 million.
As said above three new films went into this weeks chart, firstly going in at number four was comedy Sex Tape, one place above that was animated sequel adventure Planes: Fire and Rescue. The final new entry went to the second in The Purge series with The Purge: Anarchy which hit the number two spot.
New Releases – Can Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hold on to the top spot for a third week, if so then it has to beat off competition from comedy And so it Goes, action adventure Hercules and action film Lucy.
10. Earth to Echo – $3,260,000 – $31,979,000
9. Maleficent – $3,302,000 – $228,367,000
8. How to Train your Dragon 2 – $3,800,000 – $160,672,000
7. 22 Jump Street – $4,700,000 – $180,509,000
6. Tammy – $7,605,000 – $71,253,000
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $10,000,000 – $227,157,000
4. Sex Tape – (NE) – $15,000,000
3. Planes: Fire and Rescue – (NE) – $18,000,000
2. The Purge: Anarchy – (NE) – $28,369,000
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $36,000,000 – $138,953,000
Well the Transformers couldn’t hold on to the top spot for a 3rd week as it has been knocked down to the number two by those damned dirty apes with Dawn of Planet of the Apes becoming to new number one.
When it comes to other new entries in the chart, well their was none, the only film to make it’s way into the top 10 that wasn’t there last week was romantic comedy Begin Again which rose from number 15 to this weeks number nine.
New Releases – Well it’s not another week where we only get one new release as three new films will be trying to make some kind of impact on next weeks chart, so if your after something new then you have animated sequel with Planes: Fire and Rescue, horror thriller sequel with The Purge: Anarchy and the only none sequel comedy Sex Tape.
10. Jersey Boys – $2,510,000 – $41,705,000
9. Begin Again – $2,935,000 – $5,286,000
8. Maleficent – $4,169,000 – $221,994,000
7. Deliver Us From Evil – $4,700,000 – $25,002,000
6. Earth to Echo – $5,500,000 – $24,597,000
5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – $5,865,000 – $152,068,000
4. 22 Jump Street – $6,700,000 – $171,961,000
3. Tammy – $12,910,000 – $57,354,000
2. Transformers: Age of Extinction – $16,500,000 – $209,031,000
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – (NE) – $73,000,000
Last weeks victorious film Think Like a Man Too could only hold to the top spot for just one week as it was inevitable that it would be knocked off by this weeks only new entry.
This weeks highest new entry went to Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film which is the start of a new trilogy according to Michael Bay grossed $100 million in it’s opening weekend putting it in third out of the four Transformers films on there opening weekend.
New Releases – With next Friday being Independence Day in the US each of the new films have been brought forward to a Wednesday release date, so on offer is horror film Deliver Us From Evil, kids adventure film in Earth to Echo and comedy Tammy.
10. Chef – $1,654,000 – $19,410,000
9. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $3,300,000 – $223,393,000
8. The Fault in Our Stars – $4,800,000 – $109,545,000
7. Edge of Tomorrow – $5,210,000 – $84,155,000
6. Jersey Boys – $7,610,000 – $27,342,000
5. Maleficent – $8,237,000 – $201,871,000
4. Think Like a Man Too – $10,400,000 – $48,168,000
3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $13,100,000 – $121,815,000
2. 22 Jump Street – $15,400,000 – $139,837,000
1. Transformers: Age of Extinction – (NE) – $100,000,000
Last week we had a bit of a shock when it came to the top of the chart as small drama The Fault in Our Stars went straight into the number one spot, this week however the movie finds itself being knocked off the top spot and replaced by extremely funny comedy sequel 22 Jump Street.
Like with the UK chart 22 Jump Street managed to outdo the previous film in the series in it’s opening weekend proving that not only Tatum and Hill make a good on screen duo but that the directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are now one of the hottest properties in the world of film direction.
Only one other new movie went into this weeks chart and that went to another sequel in the form of animated adventure How to Train Your Dragon 2.
New Releases – I doubt the two biggest new films of the week will be able to challenge the might of this weeks top two however if your after something new then you have on offer drama Jersey Boys and comedy sequel Think Like a Man Too.
10. Chef – $2,276,000 – $14,076,000
9. Neighbors – $2,484,000 – $143,137,000
8. A Million Ways to Die in the West – $3,077,000 – $38,937,000
7. Godzilla – $3,155,000 – $38,937,000
6. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $9,500,000 – $205,940,000
5. The Fault in our Stars – $15,725,000 – $81,700,000
4. Edge of Tomorrow – $16,175,000 – $56,649,000
3. Maleficent – $19,008,000 – $163,525,000
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – (NE) – $50,000,000
1. 22 Jump Street – (NE) – $60,000,000
Well the might of the X-Men could not hold of Disney’s Maleficent off the top spot as the house of mouse film finds it’s way straight into the number one spot.
In slightly more bad news for the X-Men, Day’s of Future Past also had the biggest drop off of any movie this week taking 64.1% less than it did on it’s debut week.
The only other new film in this weeks chart went to comedy A Million Ways to Die in the West which went in at number three, this is not good news for Seth MacFarlane as his previous film Ted went straight into the number 1 spot and took nearly 3 times the amount of A Million Ways.
New Releases – A couple of new films are on offer this week in the for of Sci-Fi action film Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt and drama The Fault in Our Stars.
10. The Other Woman – $1,425,000 – $81,112,000
9. Chef – $2,009,000 – $6,924,000
8. Million Dollar Arm – $3,700,000 – $28,097,000
7. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – $3,775,000 – $192,730,000
6. Neighbors – $7,715,000 – $128,601,000
5. Blended – $8,425,000 – $29,632,000
4. Godzilla – $12,225,000 – $174,657,000
3. A Million ways to Die in the West – (NE) – $17,069,000
2. X-Men: Days of Future Past – $32,600,000 – $162,069,000
1. Maleficent – (NE) – $70,000,000
Last weeks number one Divergent could only hold on the top spot for one week only as it has been knocked off the top spot by one of this weeks new films in the form of biblical epic Noah.
Only one other new film went into this weeks chart in the form of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new action thriller Sabotage which went in at a very low seventh spot.
New Releases – despite there being 16 new films to choose from only one movie we attract any attention and that’s the return of Chris Evans as Captain America in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
10. Non-Stop – $4,087,000 – $85,167,000
9. 300: Rise of An Empire – $4,300,000 – $101,145,000
8. Need For Speed – $4,335,000 – $37,753,000
7. Sabotage – (NE) – $5,330,00
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel – $8,825,000 – $24,457,000
5. Gods Not Dead – $9,075,000 – $22,028,000
4. Mr Peabody and Sherman – $9,500,000 – $94,909,000
3. Muppets Most Wanted – $11,373,000 – $33,210,000
2. Divergent – $26,500,000 – $95,260,000
1. Noah – (NE) – $44,000,000