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UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

 Week ending 28th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Hello there! It was inevitable this week that the chart would change! The release of the 23rd official Bond film obviously would knock off Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. Early indications are that the Bond film is breaking box office records for this year! Let us get to the chart!

1. Skyfall - £20,180,369
2.  Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted - £2,803,874
3.  Taken 2 - £1,004,463
4.  Paranormal Activity 4 - £792,342
5.  Hotel Transylvania - £782,340
6.  Sinister - £310,408
7.  Frankenweenie - £274,780
8.  Looper - £221,768
9.  Beasts of the Southern Wild - £117,972
10.  Ice Age: Continental Drift - £102,952

We have at number one, Skyfall. I was wise enough to pre-book my tickets rather than just turn up and chance my luck of getting a ticket and let alone a good seat. I do recommend buying your tickets for this film in advance! I thoroughly enjoyed the film and I highly recommend. I managed to avoid as much as I could about the plot. I am glad I did. So I won’t give anything away! In second place this week the favourite of last week dropped down. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. It is still a popular children’s film as there aren’t many released this half-term against Bond. Taken 2 is staying steady in the chart with audiences at number three. Paranormal Activity 4 is at number four still scaring audiences! Number five sees Hotel Transylvania creeping out children for this half-term and Halloween! Sinister is still in the chart at number six, freaking out the adults! Frankenweenie is keeping children entertained at number seven. I still don’t think Tim Burton will gain the same audiences with this film like his has with The Nightmare Before Christmas. Frankenweenie could become more popular on DVD. Looper is staying steady at number 8. Please go see before it leaves the cinema! The art house type film Beasts of the Southern Wild stays in the same position from last week, number nine. A re-entry is Ice Age: Continental Drift, at number ten due to being shown over half-term in some cinemas.

Check out Bond, Skyfall most definitely! The sooner the better! Or wait a couple of weeks but don’t wait too long! See the film in IMAX is you can. It is a better experience, plus it is the first Bond film released in IMAX format and in its 50th Anniversary year!

  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 Digitalspy.co.uk)

UK Weekly Top 10 Movies!

Week ending 14th October 2012

By Kirkiechick

Welcome back to the chart! This week has seen Taken 2 still holding the top spot and beating off any competition. Let us see how the rest of the chart is faring up this week!

 

1. Taken 2, £3,743,046: Total: £14,495,284

2. Hotel Transylvania, £1,734,231  (New)

3. Sinister, £1,259,405: Total: £3,698,363

4. Looper, £1,175,220: Total: £7,566,485

5. The Perks of Being a Wallflower, £397,869: Total:£1,546,290

6. Ruby Sparks, £299,382 (New)

7. On the Road, £218,738 (New)

8. ParaNorman, £212,810: Total: £5,617,162

9. The Campaign, £170,286: Total: £2,108,212

10. Untouchable, £144,432: Total: £1,301,345

The number 1 is still Taken 2, from all reports the storyline isn’t great but it is a decent film enough to pull in the audience. Number 2 sees a new release and a children’s film, Hotel Transylvania. The story of a vampire who creates a hotel for monsters and will not let his vampire daughter leave to see the outside world. No humans allowed! A human does turn up and falls in love with the vampire daughter. It looks funny and not just one for the children! Sinister is holding strong in the chart at number 3. I went to see the film. It was very jumpy! I do recommend! Number 4 also sees Looper holding its ground in the chart. Another good film! The Perks of Being a Wallflower is at number 5. It is a sweet film and charming to watch. Number 6 sees a new entry, Ruby Sparks, from the makers of Little Miss Sunshine. A cute looking love life film. On the Road is at number 7, the film version of the book of the same name by Jack Kerouac. The classic 1957 book was the inspiration for road trips and exploring one’s self throughout the late 1950s and beyond. ParaNorman drops slightly in the chart to number 8. I highly recommend. Comedy The Campaign is sitting still in the chart at number 9. The French film Untouchable drops slightly in the chart down to number 10.

That is your top ten films for this week. Until next time happy cinema viewing!

(Source The Guardian Online)

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)

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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