I am back again with the weekly UK Cinema Chart for the week beginning 27th August 2012. This week has been a slow week. In the cinema industry this week is seen as one of the slowest weeks of the year for releases, the first week after the summer period ending. So let us see which films were buzzing this week:
1. Total Recall, £2,493,230 (New)
2. The Watch, £2,235,933 (New)
3. Brave, £1,604,163 :Total : £17,940,622
4. Ted, £990,842: Total: £28,122,651
5. The Possession, £979,192 (New)
6. The Dark Knight Rises, £759,838: Total: £54,535,548
7. The Bourne Legacy, £714,020: Total: £9,895,086
8. The Expendables 2, £376,319: Total: £5,546,276
9. Keith Lemon: The Film, £370,735: Total: £2,531,902
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, £287,969: Total: £7,086,728
Brave has been knocked off the top spot with new release and remake film, Total Recall gets the top spot. The film has also been released in IMAX. This has most probably helped the film get the top spot this week. It is a fast paced action film. I went to see it without seeing the original version. I felt this was best because I could view this version as separate. I do recommend the film but it did feel like the film was lacking from some plot points. In second place is the new Ben Stiller comedy, The Watch. On first glance the film seems like a silly comedy about a group of guys forming a neighbourhood watch group only to discover they have to protect the neighbourhood not just from crime. Brave drops down to number 3. Ted is still doing well at number 4. The Possession is a new entry at number 5. A jumpy horror film keeping audiences on the edge of their seats. The Dark Knight Rises is still staying in the top ten at number 6. The Bourne Legacy is still bringing in audiences at number 7. The Expendables 2 is still explosive fun at number 8. Keith Lemon: The Film has dropped down to number 9. This film will probably drop out the top ten next week as audiences seem to be bored of the persona that is Keith Lemon. Closing the top ten is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days.
I hope you guys check out Total Recall and The Possession this week. I highly recommend them. Until next time happy cinema viewing.
(Source The Guardian website)