Week ending 13th January 2013
Hello there and welcome back to the chart this week! There has been a change in the top spot! A new entry with the long anticipated film version of one of the top London West End shows, Les Miserables. The film has an all star cast all chosen for their singing talent and not their name. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried. It is the story set during the French Revolution. It has a mixture of drama, music and love. It was this film which finally knocked off The Hobbit An Unexpected Journey from the top spot. Let us see what the rest of the chart brings.
1. Les Misérables, £8.12m (New)
2. Life of Pi, £2.33m: Total: £21.92m
3. Gangster Squad, £2.09m (New)
4. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, £1.86m: Total: £48.49m
5. The Impossible, £1.86m: Total: £7.15m
6. Texas Chainsaw 3D, £1.25m (New)
7. Quartet, £891,829: Total: £4.72m
8. Jack Reacher, £690,043: Total: £8.61m
9. Pitch Perfect, £453,205: Total: £5.78m
10. Parental Guidance, £401,627: Total: £3.98m
At number 2 is Life of Pi. I finally got to watch this film in 3D. It was visually amazing! The story was so moving and sentimental and made you think. I recommend that people catch this before it leaves the cinema. At number 3 is a new entry with Gangster Squad. A film which was put back for its release and should have been out in October 2012. The reason for the delay was the Denver Shootings in July 2012. The film is based around the real life mobster Mickey Cohen; in 1949 a group of Police decide to go solo to bring down this mobster who is controlling Los Angeles. We have The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey at number 4. It is an amazing film! Number 5 sees The Impossible bringing in the audiences with this true story of survival. Number 6 is a new entry with Texas Chainsaw 3D, it is a sequel to the remake; The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) of the original The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974). So as an audience we are to forget all about the sequels which were for the original 1974 film. Got it? At number 7 we have Quartet bringing in the “Grey Pound” audience! Number 8 sees Jack Reacher still in the chart. People still love Tom Cruise. At number 9 is Pitch Perfect. I went to see this film and it turned out to be funnier than I thought it would be. It is a light hearted film which would put a smile on your face! At number 10 is Parental Guidance. The Grandparents are left with the children. Disaster ensues!
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)