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Monster

(2004)

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Christina Ricci
Bruce Dern
Lee Tergesen
Annie Corley
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It was paws V claws at this weeks box office as Kong Skull Island and Logan battled it out for the top spot and the new film of Kong won the battle.

From the same production team that brought us Godzilla in 2014 Kong Skull Island is set in the same universe and is set to start a "monsters" universe similar to that of the Marvel and DC cinematic universes.

Kong opens similar to Godzilla with just over £6 million, but the film was far better received than Godzilla with the critics with a surprise amount of praise for the monster film.

Godzilla went on to gross £17 million in the UK and there is nothing to suggest this wont do similar if not better.

Logan falls into second place this week with £3.8 million after a single week at the top, this brings the films total gross to £16 million after 10 days of release.

This means that on its second weekend the film is already the best of the solo Wolverine movies and it still has plenty of milage left.

A couple of interesting things to note this week, if the chart were taken on a Monday - Sunday then Logan would have still been the top film.

Also Moulin Rouge which is on a Secret Cinema run at the moment and is number 13 on the weekend chart would have been number 4 with £2 million for the week.

There are no other new released in the top 10 this week but Elle makes a new entry at number 11 with £0.2 million and Dancer is new at 12 also with £0.2 million.

Longest run this week is Lion with 8 weeks on the chart and highest total grossing movie is Sing with £28 million.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Kung Fu Panda 3 was new at the top of the chart while London Has Fallen fell to number 3.

Five years ago
Despite poor reviews John Carter was the top new film of the week, it knocked The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to number 2.

Ten years ago
Eddie Murphy starred, twice, in Norbit which entered at the top, it knockied Hot Fuzz down to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Ocean's Eleven remained at the top for a fourth week while the top new film was We Were Soldiers at number 4.

Twenty years ago
One of Tom Cruises defining moment Jerry Maguire hit the charts at the top, it knocked Mars Attacks down to number 2

Twenty five years ago
Martin Scorsese scared us all with Cape Fear which hit the top of the box office on its debut, it knocked The Last Boy Scout down to number 2.

The debut of video game adaptation Assasins Creed produces the first new number one film of 2017 knocking off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story after 3 weeks at the top.

Starring Michael Fassbender as the time travelling assassin the film based on a video game debuts at the top with £5.2 million including previews.

As a star one one of the biggest movie franchises around this is by no means the highest debut gross for Fassbender, but it is good for a non franchise debut, for director Justin Kurzel it is his best grossing film to date.

Its unclear if Assassins Creed will continue to do well, it got bad reviews from the press and the audience for these films is usually front loaded so it could drop sharp in the coming weeks.

Falling from the top after 3 weeks is Rogue One although the film enjoyed a decent fourth week gross of £3.2 million which brings its total gross in the UK to £59.6.

The film wont reach the heights of The Force Awakens but this is still a great total gross, also worth a note is that the Monday - Sunday gross of £7.6 million would have put it at number 1.

Also making its debut this week is A Monster Calls at 3 with £2 million and Silence at number 4 with £1.5 million.

Rogue One is the highest total grossing film around at the moment and the longest running film this week is Storks at number 15 which has been around now for 10 weeks.

Historical charts

A year ago
Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens made it four weeks at the top and by this point was the top grossing film in the UK ever while The Hateful Eight was the top new film at 2.

Five years ago
Mission:Impossible Ghost Protocol stayed at the top for a second weekend while Oscar winning film The Iron Lady was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Staying at the top for a second weekend was Night At The Museum while Miss Potter was the top new film at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
The Lord of The Rings: The Fellowship of The Ring stayed at the top for the new year while top new film was Behind Enemy Lines at number 3.

Twenty years ago
Evita made its debut at the top of the box office knocking 101 Dalmatians down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Bill and Teds Bogus Journey entered the box office at the top while Curly Sue fell to number 3 after debuting at the top.

After 4 weeks at the top of the UK home video chart Captain America is toppled by Alice Through The Looking Glass which makes its debut.

Alice Through The Looking Glass is the sequel to Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland and was released on 5th August 2016. The film entered the UK box office at number 2 with a debut gross of £2.2 million, it failed to remove X Men Apocalypse which remained at the top.

The film did reasonably well on the box office hand hung around for 7 weeks on the top 15 before spending another 15 weeks hanging around the lower reaches of the box office.

The film made an excellent £9.9 million is total UK grosses, although compared to Alice in Wonderland which made £42 million its relatively small.

This is the first week os Disney having a big video sale and as always they have a bog impact on the video chart with 5 re-entries inside the top 10, and if you count Marvel and live action remakes they have 8 of the top 10 films.

Also new this week is Money Monster at number 9, When Marnie Was There at number 13 and Mothers Day at number 14.

Despite there being 7 new releases hitting the top 15 films this week the top five films in the UK remain unchanged from last week with Suicide Squad remaining at the top.

On its second weekend of release the DC comics anti-hero picture took £4.2 million, down just over 66% from the previous weekend.

The film has now taken £22 million during its 10 days of release and is not that far behind stable mate Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice.

With the rest of the top 4 remaining fairly static the highest new film of the week is Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates starring Zak Efron and Anna Kendrick.

The comedy film took just over a million pound on its debut weekend in the UK, but the suspicion is it will fall fast in the coming weeks ready for a home video release.

Big suprise of the week is the Disney remake of Petes Dragon landing at number 6 with £844,090, one of the Mouse Houses smallest hits in a while.

Other new films this week are Newrve at number 7, The Shallows at number 8, Mohenjo Daro at number 11, Rustom at number 12 and finally Wiener Dog at number 14.

Longest running film this week and highest total gross is The Secret Life of Pets, 8 weeks on the chart and £33 million.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Pixels made its debut at the top of the box office smashing Fantastic Four down to number 6 after a single week at the top.

Five years ago
Rise of The Planet of The Apes took over the top spot on its debut knocking off Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 which fell to number 3.

Ten years ago
Cars remained at the top of the box office for a third week while highest new entry was Monster House right down at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Cats and Dogs remained at the top of the box office for another week with The Parole Officer entering highest at number 5.

Twenty years ago
Independence Day was the top new film of the week making its debut at the top with Twister falling to number 2 on its third week of release.

In the US this week Captain America: Civil War stayed put at the top for a second weekend although with quite a large drop, expected though with such a massive opening.

The Marvel Avengers film took $76.6 million from the weekend which took its total US gross to $295 million after 2 weekends of play.

With The Jungle Book holding fast again at number 2 the highest new film dropped into 3rd place, Money Monster from director Jody Foster.

The Film starring Julia Roberts and George Clooney took $15 million over the weekend, the film is a hard sell despite the stars and could sink fast.

Top total grossing film in the US this week, and possibly on its last week is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice which has grossed $328.2 million.

At the world box office this week Fantastic Four tried its best to be the top film of the week but very poor reviews meant it made its debut at 2 keeping Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation at the top.

Rogue Nation took $94 million across the globe last week from 59 countries and to date has made $265.3 million in global takings.

Criticised from almost all critics the re-imaged Fantastic Four film could inly muster up $60.3 million from 44 countries, one of the lowest ever openings from a superhero movie.

Top grossing film on the list this week is Jurassic World which has taken an incredible $1.5 billion during its cinema run and the demand for the film still has it released in 64 countries.

Most impressive feat of the week is South Korean movie Veteran at number 7 with $15.2 million in global taking from just 1 country.

Here is the full global top 10.

  1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - $94,900,000
  2. Fantastic Four - $60,300,000
  3. Minions - $25,570,280
  4. Jurassic World - $17,030,000
  5. Ant-Man - $17,026,000
  6. Monster Hunt - $16,400,000
  7. Veteran - $15,200,000
  8. Pixels - $14,630,000
  9. Inside Out - $13,489,000
  10. The Gift - $12,909,000
Mission:Impossible has done impressive numbers across the world this week, and as the summer season starts to draw to a close Tom Cruise is number 1.

One of the lowest opening grosses of the summer, but still $121 million world gross from 41 countries safely sees Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation become the top film of the week.

Minions starts to slow down a little after 5 weeks of release and falls down to number 2 this week with $51 million in world grosses from 63 countries.

Vacation makes a slow start but still manages to appear at number 7 this week from it's single country opening, it took $14.8 million just from the US..

Here is the full world box office this week.

  1. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - $121,000,000
  2. Minions - $51,255,000
  3. Ant-Man - $32,619,000
  4. Pixels - $30,200,000
  5. Monster Hunt - $27,000,000
  6. Inside Out - $22,317,000
  7. Vacation - $14,850,000
  8. The Assassination - $12,700,000
  9. Paper Towns - $10,600,000
  10. Southpaw - $10,519,000
The Minions are proving to be a massive worldwide hit and hold onto the top for another week leaving Ant-Man to sit in the wings again.

To be fair the Minions is released in more territories, 61, as opposed to Ant-Man's 49, but still the Minions have now grossed $759.3 million after a $66 Million weekend, it has now grossed more that Despicable Me and on course for Despicable Me 2.

Chinese film Monster Hunt is at 3 from just 5 territories having grossed $46 million so far, it has this week become the highest grossing Chinese film with $212 million dollars.

Highest new film of the week is Pixels the new Adam Sandler film with takes $45.4 million for the week from 57 countries.

Other new film doing well across the world are Paper Towns with $20.5 million from 38 countries and Southpaw with $20 million from 5 countries.

Here is the full worldwide top 10

  1. Minions - $66,058,050
  2. Ant-Man - $60,165,000
  3. Monster Hunt - $46,000,000
  4. Pixels - $45,400,000
  5. Inside Out - $35,656,000
  6. Jian Bing Man (Pancake Man) - $25,000,000
  7. Paper Towns - $20,500,000
  8. Southpaw - $20,000,000
  9. The Assassination - $19,500,000
  10. Trainwreck - $17,501,950
There is no moving the little yellow Minions from the top of the world box office this week despite strong competition from Marvels Ant-Man.

The Minions held their own with a weekly gross of $116.4 million from 57 countries, it's world gross now sits at a very healthy $625.5 million.

Ant-Man flies into second poisons on its first week of release and takes an excellent $114.4 million from just 38 countries.

From just 2 countries Monster Hunt takes an incredible $72 million and sits at number 3 while Jian Bing Man takes $61 million from just a single country.

The full world top 10 looks like this:

  1. Minions - $116,444,705
  2. Ant-Man - $114,440,000
  3. Monster Hunt - $72,000,000
  4. Jian Bing Man - $61,000,000
  5. Inside Out - $32,960,000
  6. Trainwreck - $30,237,850
  7. Terminator Genisys - $27,600,000
  8. Jurassic World - $23,661,465
  9. Monkey King: Hero Is Back - $22,500,000
  10. Magic Mike XXL - $10,300,000
Highly anticipated sequel Pitch Perfect 2 makes it's debut at the top of the box office chart this week despite some strong competition from the Mad Max remake.

Pitch Perfect 2 took a very reasonable £5 million over the weekend which is only a million shy of the entire box office run of the previous film.

Rolling in half a million behind is Mad Max Fury Road, the sequel/remake of the Mel Gibson films received excellent reviews from the critics and was expected to get to the top but the aca-girls were simply too much.

Falling into third this week after a trio of weeks at the top is Avengers Age of Ultron, the Avengers sequel has taken an incredible £43.2 million to date and is the top film of the year so far.

Bombay Velvet at number 14 is the only other new film on the top 15 this week.

Historical charts

A year ago
Godzilla made it's debut a the top of the box office knocking Zakc Efron in Bad Neighbours from the top.

Five years ago
Robin Hood made its debut at number 1 on the chart giving Iron Man 2 a slight nudge down to number 2.

Ten years ago
Kingdom of Heaven kept its position at the top of the box office for another week while the highest new film of the week was Monster In Law at number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Gladiator was the highest new film hot off the Oscar glory it got that year, it knocked Kevin and Perry Go Large down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Circle of Friends made its debut at the top of the box office while Outbreak slipped down to number 2.

The Wolf of Wall Street retains it's lead at the top of the DVD/Blu-ray charts this week as there were no big new releases to challenge the top.

Despite no new releases the film at number 2 could have re-taken the top for a 3rd time, Disney monster smash Frozen moves back up the chart this week.

Highest new film of the week is I, Frankenstein from director Stuart Beattie and starring Aaron Eckhart.

The film was released at UK cinemas on 31st January this year, making a small ripple on the charts at number 4 where it took £811,365 on it's debut.

It only lasted 2 weeks dropping to 13 following it's debut and grossed a total of £1.27 million in the UK.

Also new this week
August Ostage County
Inside Llewyn Davis
Top Dog

This week, as expected, there was no stopping the might of X-Men Days of Future Past as they easily made their way to the top of the box office in their debut week of release in the UK.

Days of Future Past is now the 4th, or 2nd, or 8th film in the series depending on which way you look at it, and over the bank holiday weekend took and impressive £9.1 million.

Compared to previous film on their debut weekend, X-Men First Class earned £5.4 on it's debut, 3.7 million below, X-Men The Last Stand earned £7.1 million, 2 million below and just for completion The Wolverine took £4.7 million, nearly 4.3 million below.

Last weeks top film, Godzilla fell to number two this week, the monster film has taken £11.8 million in 10 days of release.

Other new film this week are
Postman Pat The Movie at 4
Blended at 5
Fading Gigolo at 11
Legends of Oz Dorothys Return at 13
Kochadaiiyaan at 14

This time last year The Hangover Part III was riding the top of the box office on it's debut weekend knocking Fast and Furious 6 into the runner up spot.

Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 hit the number one spot also on it's debut and knocked Angels and Demons to number two.

Ten years ago Troy moved up to the top spot after it's debut the previous week knocking Van Helsing into the runner up spot, the highest new film was Bad Education at five.

Fifteen years ago debuting at the top was She's All That knocking Forces of Nature to number 3.

At the UK box office this week Godzilla stomped on all in its path to become the nation's top film on its debut week of release.

It was a hot weekend in the UK with many annual events happening which more than likely had an effect on the takings of Godzilla, but the monster flick, directed by Britain's own Gareth Edwards still managed a stomping £6.4 million.

If you compare this to the 1998 film of the same name that's £2.3 million higher but taking inflation into account this is almost an identical debut gross, although the 1998 film did open mid July.

Last weeks top film, Bad Neighbours, falls a single place this week to number 2 having grossed £11.3 million over 10 days, although much of this was in preview showings a week before the official release.

One other new film charted this week
The Two Faces of January

This time last year Fast and Furious 6 opened at the top of the box office, keeping The Great Gatsby to open at 2, the previous top film, Star Trek Into Darkness, fell to 3.

Five years ago Angels and Demons made its debut at the top knocking Star Trek into the runner up spot.

Ten years ago Van Helsing held the top for a 3rd week while the top new film was The Football Factory at 4.

Fifteen years ago Forces of Nature climbed to the top knocking I Still Know What You Did Last Summer to the number 2 spot.

All studios cleared the way this week as the much hyped monster film Godzilla is released in cinemas and expected to clean up.

The last Hollywood mega budget Godzilla was released back in the summer of 1998 and although big didn't do the numbers as expected. Fast forward nearly 20 years and Gareth Edwards has been put in charge and the hype machine has gone into overdrive.

Expect this film to hit the top spot by a clear margin this weekend, favourable reviews and high expectation have made it a certain for a good opening weekend.

Also out this weekend
Enemy starring Jake Gyllenhaal
The Two Faces of January starring Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen

New at your local multiplex this week there are a number of new releases although nothing big is out due to a huge monster film coming in a weeks time.

Biggest of the new releases is Sabotage which came out on Wednesday, the once box office puller Arnold Schwarzenegger stars with Sam Worthington in this action drama from the writer of Training Day. Expect a top 5 new entry although only just.

Frank is the story of paper mashie head wearing Frank Sidebottom, in this played by Michael Fassbender who never takes off the head throughout the whole film. This could gain cult status and although not big enough to challenge the web slinger could see a top 3 entry.

The Wind Rises is from the Ghibli animated studio in Japan who have produced some of the best loved anime films of recent years. This is famed director Hayao Miyazaki's last film. A top 10 entry is for sure but a niche market could stop big numbers.

Also out this week is
Heaven Is For Real

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 8

Weeks on box office: 11

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
8 / N
£320,983
9 / 
£269,438
11 / 
£223,093
13 / 
£127,041
14 / 
£132,377
12 / 
£107,128
12 / ▼▲
£69,083
11 / 
£70,748
12 / 
£43,931
11 / 
£27,145
12 / 
£31,057
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £2,435,557 and the 1833th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 18

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