Week ending 20th January 2013
Hello there! This week’s chart and the progress of films have been hampered by the bad weather. Snow falling over parts of Britain last Friday caused disruption. I know where I am some of the cinemas didn’t open and some closed early. It was amazing to see people still turning up to watch films when they had been advised to not undertake unnecessary travel. I guess going to the cinema was necessary travel for some! On to the chart now, the top spot still sees the film Les Miserables sitting strong. Let us see the rest of the chart!
1. Les Misérables, £4,406,828: Total: £17,360,303
2. Django Unchained, £2,801,312 (New)
3. Life of Pi, £1,201,163: Total: £24,147,499
4. The Impossible, £1,092,754: Total: £9,118,833
5. Gangster Squad, £791,799: Total: £3,890,342
6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £765,437: Total: £49,997,203
7. Monsters, Inc 3D, £681,247 (New)
8. Quartet, £335,518: Total: £5,904,503
9. Jack Reacher, £212,540: Total: £9,126,695
10. Parental Guidance, £206,060: Total: £4,224,758
At number 2 we have a new entry from the director Quentin Tarantino. Django Unchained is the new offering from him. It has a stellar cast and sees Leonardo Dicaprio as a nasty character, which is a change for him. It is the story of a slave, Django (the D is silent) who is freed and hired as a bounty hunter. He sets off to free his wife from slavery. At number 3 is Life of Pi. The film is amazing! Please everyone go see this film. Number 4 is The Impossible. Tissues at the ready for this human interest story. Gangster Squad is at number 5. I went to see this. I really enjoyed it. There were a few plot holes and I think they were a bit economical with the historic truth for the conclusion of the film. Number 6 is The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey still sitting strong. At number 7 is Monsters, Inc 3D. A re-release of the original Pixar film but in 3D. The sequel is out in the summer. There aren’t many children’s films out at the moment. At number 8 is Quartet for the older generation! Tom Cruise is still bringing the audiences in with Jack Reacher at number 9. Number 10 is Parental Guidance, which I think is doing well due to lack of other children’s films out on release.
I hope there is something for everyone in this chart this week. That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!
(Source: The Guardian Online)