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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 7th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the weekly chart! There are a few changes in the chart this week. A new number one doing well and it is a sequel. So let us see how things are in the chart.

1.Taken 2, £7,378,048 (New)

2. Looper, £1,519,503: Total: £5,412,102

3. Sinister, £1,435,722  (New)

4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, £827,983  (New)

5. ParaNorman, £797,754: Total: £5,263,993

6. The Campaign, £389,287: Total: £1,675,159

7. Brave, £304,735: Total: £21,570,349

8. Resident Evil: Retribution, £286,350: Total: £1,519,851

9. Untouchable, £245,343: Total: £964,308

10. Hope Springs, £190,860: Total: £3,563,199

Taken 2 comes straight in at number 1. It is a sequel to Taken, starring Liam Neeson as an ex CIA agent whose daughter gets kidnapped by an Eastern gang using girls in the sex trade. The first one was very violent and a 15, this sequel has a lower age rating of a 12A so families can go. I’m personally disappointed for the lower rating and feel that there should be more violence. The story this time around shows there is a consequence to Neeson’s character killing all the men he did in the first one. At number 2 we have Looper dropping from the top spot of last week. I went to see this film and thoroughly enjoyed the time travelling tale. I recommend! Sinister comes straight in at number 3. A jumpy horror from the makers of Insidious and Paranormal Activity, starring Ethan Hawke as a writer who moves into a house whilst he is writing a horror story and discovers a terrifying secret. Number 4 sees the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, starring Emma Watson from Harry Potter fame. ParaNorman is at number 5, one of the few children’s films out at the moment. It is such a heart warming film, go see! Will Ferrell comedy The Campaign drops slightly in the chart to number 6. This comedy hasn’t been as successful as other Will Ferrell comedies. Brave is still in the chart at number 7 and has been in the top ten for a consecutive ten weeks. Resident Evil: Retribution has dropped considerably down from last week’s third position to number 8. Apparently it seems that this film in the Resident Evil series isn’t interesting fans and audiences. The French film Untouchable goes up a place from last week to number 9. At number 10 Hope Springs still hangs in there in the chart. The older generation is keeping the film in there.

That’s it for the chart this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

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UK Top 10 Films

By Kirkie Chick

Welcome to the weekly cinema chart! The box office this week has perked up in numbers according to reports. So let’s have a look at the top ten films this week!

1. Looper, £2,427,994 (New)

2. ParaNorman, £1,080,197: Total: £4,304,900

3. Resident Evil: Retribution, £792,265 (New)

4. The Campaign, £772,102 (New)

5. House At The End Of The Street, £545,961: Total: £1,864,304

6. Killing them Softly, £470,712: Total: £2,069,984

7. Hope Springs, £423,051: Total: £3,041,790

8. The Sweeney, £410,578:  Total: £3,876,142

9. Brave, £400,511: Total: £21,219,445

10. Untouchable, £317,979: Total: £493,309

We have a new number 1 this week. Looper is a popular science fiction film starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The mob in 2072 when they want rid they send them back into the past where a hitman is waiting, but one guy goes back and is met by his younger self. The director did a film called Brick (2005) which found a following on DVD. Knowing this film I hope that Looper is just as good. Number 2 sees ParaNorman sitting strong in the chart. This is such a good film and I highly recommend. In at number 3 is Resident Evil: Retribution, the fifth film in the Resident Evil series. It seems from reports that this film isn’t as good as the others. It has been released in IMAX like the previous one and in some cinemas only in 3D, which maybe harming the film’s attendance. Time will tell. Number 4 is Will Ferrell’s comedy The Campaign, the story of a congressman targeted by two CEOs to rid him of his position use a naive man to get votes. It seems like your typical slapstick comedy from Will Ferrell. House at the End of the Street sits at number 5. I went to see this. I had heard mixed reviews about it. I thought it was an average psychological thriller, possibly a bit predictable. Number 6 sees Killing Them Softly is still bringing in audiences. I have also heard of mixed reviews about this film. I say make up your own mind. Hope Springs, drops down a couple of spaces from last week to number 7. It does seem that younger audiences are seeing this film as well as the older audience. The Sweeney has also dropped from its previous position to number 8. This film has a steady audience but may be gone from the top ten next week. Brave is still sitting in the chart at number 9. It is such a charming film and I highly recommend. Number 10 sees a film which was released last week but didn’t make the top ten, Untouchable. It has charmed audiences. The story of a wealthy man who after an accident becomes a quadriplegic hires a young man from the wrong side of the tracks as his caretaker. It is a French film with English subtitles. It has been praised at various film festivals.

I hope you will find a good film to watch amongst this chart. That’s it for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 23rd September 2012

By Kirkiechick

Hello there! This week has seen a shift in the chart. The number one last week has dropped down a good couple of spaces to be replaced by a children’s film. So let us look at the chart.

1. ParaNorman, £1,219,194: Total: £2,949,595

2. Killing Them Softly, £955,506 (New)

3. The House at the End of the Street, 796,041 (New)

4. The Sweeney, £727,742: Total: £2,984,390

5. Hope Springs, £625,201: Total: £2,048,177

6. Anna Karenina, £509,196: Total: £3,942,747

7. Brave, £468,182: Total: £20,714,530

8. Lawless, £413,652: Total: £3,539,610

9. Dredd, £382,359:  Total: £3,696,772

10. Savages, £379,898 (New)

ParaNorman shifts itself up to the number one. Replacing The Sweeney from last week. I went to see the film. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Though the film is a children’s film. There are elements for the adults and a very heart warming story. At number 2 we have Killing Them Softly, a mobster film starring Brad Pitt and James Gandolfini. Lots of blood and action, another 18 rated film. Number 3 sees psychological thriller The House at the End of the Street. I have heard mixed reviews for this film. Some people have loved it; others have said it was an awful film. Last week’s number 1 is this week’s number 4; The Sweeney doesn’t seem to have kept the audience it had for its opening week. Number 5 sees Hope Springs going up the chart slightly and has built up its audience. I thought this would be a slow burner. It seems the older generation which it is aimed at has started to go see the film in cinemas. Number 6, Anna Karenina has kept its audience happy. Another slow burner as well. Brave is still hanging in the chart and hasn’t budged from its position of last week. I went to see this film while I still had a chance. I loved it. I’m glad the trailers didn’t reveal too much of the story because I really enjoyed the twists. It felt like a classic Disney film from when I was younger. Number 8, Lawless has dropped down in the chart. Some people have raved about the film; others have felt it wasn’t as good as others made out. Dredd is staying in the chart at number 9. It seems some people have been put off by the lack of 2D screenings for this film. It may be that it may have a larger audience on DVD. Number 10 sees Savages come into the chart. An Oliver Stone film about drugs and kidnapping.

That’s it for this week. Until then happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 16th September 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the weekly chart. There are some new offerings this week and the top spot has changed again. A couple of the films which came in high last week have dropped a couple of spots already. It seems British films are strong again this week. So let us see how the chart is shaping up.

 

1. The Sweeney, £1,545,294 (New)

2. ParaNorman, £1,393,123 (New)

3. Anna Karenina, £813,395: Total: £2,731,426

4. Lawless, £790,378: Total: £2,575,336

5. Dredd, £769,381: Total: £2,725,180

6. Hope Springs, £728,689 (New)

7. Brave, £584,321: Total: £20,138,592

8. Total Recall, £472,232: Total: £4,918,739

9. The Possession, £346,642: Total: £2,856,003

10. Ted, £317,035: Total: £29,847,210

The Sweeney has knocked Dredd off the top spot after just one week. Another British film and a remake of a television series from the 1970s. Early reports from audiences say that the film does feel like a long extended television drama. The director Nick Love is known for The Football Factory and The Firm. In second place is the children’s film, ParaNorman, about a kid who has to thwart a Zombie attack in his town. It is from the makers of Coraline, which was very popular when it was released. I think ParaNorman is also for the adults aswell due to the references to 1980s horror films. Staying steady in third place is Anna Karenina. The older generation loves this film. I have seen it and it isn’t your usual period drama, the director chooses a theatrical setting with changing scenery around the actors. Four people walked out in the viewing I was in. In at number 4 is Lawless, which has dropped down. Dredd also drops down to number 5. I went to see this film, I enjoyed it. Very violent and I flinched a couple of times during the viewing. Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones are bringing audiences in with Hope Springs, a comedy drama about a middle aged married couple going for marriage counselling. Steve Carell stars as the marriage counsellor. Brave is still hanging in the top ten. Total Recall is bringing in audiences still. The Possession is still scaring audience goers. Hanging still to the top ten is the comedy Ted. This has been the comedy of the summer and people should catch it if they still can.

That’s it for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

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