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Robocop

(2014)

Director(s)
Jose Padilha
Stars
Joel Kinnaman
Michael Keaton
Jackie Earle Haley
Michael K. Williams
Jay Baruchel
Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Samuel L. Jackson
Aimee Garcia
Douglas Urbanski
Patrick Garrow
K.C. Collins
Daniel Kash
Zach Grenier
Maura Grierson
Stewart Arnott
Matt Cook
Steve Cumyn
Noorin Gulamgaus
Marjan Neshat
Meysam Motazedi
Khaliya Hosein
Savana Hosein
Philip Akin
Paul Haywood
Adrian Griffin
Rick Hughes
Raffi Altounian
Melanie Scrofano
Kelvin Wheeler
Alex Mallari Jr.
Dwayne McLean
Tattiawna Jones
Wayne Downer
Robert Thomas
Jordan Johnson-Hinds
Ian Peters
Ricardo Betancourt
Evan Stern
Ishan Morris
Ambrose Wong
Mark McKay
Aurora Browne
Rory O'Shea
Shondra Kayd
Stacey Unsworth
Jeana Lowes
Kanu Giddings
Tamara Almeida
Shane Invervary
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee
Thomas Mitchell
Ian Butcher
Rocky Anderson
Dalias Blake
Barry Nerling
Dean Redman
Demord Dann
Darcy Hinds
Sean Francis
Steve Wright
Kirby Morrow
David Harcourt
Kevin Hare
Carlyn Burchell
Markus Parilo
Jessica Booker
Joe Merritt
Raiden Eastman
Aaliyah Cinello
Meghan Hoople
Prince Massey
Mark Baldesarra
Jason Bigio
Tommy Chang
Jimmy Chimarios
Raven Cinello
Brian Cranstone
Tazito Garcia
WBBrown II
Diezel Ramos
Jon Rhys
Rebecca Rodley
Azra Valani
Joe Vercillo
Joshua William James
Peter Yan
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News
This week saw the true event film Everest climb to the summit of the box office charts on its debut week of release.

A £3.1 million opening gross, including previews, saw the film get to the top of the box office, although previews saw a large proportion of this.

Last weeks top film, Legend, had a small fall this week into the number 2 spot with £2.4 million over the weekend and nearly £10 million in total after 10 days of release.

Also making a first appearance on the chart this week is A Walk in the Woods at number 7 and Bill at number 8.

Highest total grossing film on the chart this week is Inside Out which has now grossed an incredible £37.6 million.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Boxtrolls retained its position at the top of the box office while A Walk Among The Tombstones was highest at 2.

Five years ago
The Other Guys was the top new film of the week at the top knocking Resident Evil: Afterlife down to number 3.

Ten years ago
Pride and Prejudice made its debut at the top of the box office leaving The Longest Yard to fall from the top to number 2.<> Fifteen years ago
Scary Movie stayed on top of the chart while Shaft was the highest new film making its debut at number 3.

Twenty years ago
Braveheart was too strong to be knocked off the top on its second week on the chart meaning highest new film was at number 2 for The Bridges of Madison County.

Twenty Five years ago
Memphis Belle remained on top of the box office while Robocop 2 was the top film entering at number 2.

This week Disney prove their sales force by taking the top two slots on the video charts with Tinker Bell and the Pirate Fairy debuting at the top and Frozen hiding still at 2 for another week inside the top 3.

Disney released the 5th Tinker Bell feature film at UK cinemas on February 14th this year, over a 6 week period if debuted at 6 with £966,920 but then flew up to number 6 the following week taking £1,207,245.

It took a total gross of £5,459,408 which is by far the highest of the Tinker Bell films, the previous high being £3,798,612 from Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings in 2012.

Frozen continues it run on the video chart with a 13th week none of them being lower than 3.

Last weeks top film, Robocop falls to 3 this week.

This week there is very little to talk about on the DVD/Blu-ray chart. Last weeks top film Robocop is still the top film of the week and the highest new entry is right down the chart at number 16.

Other things of note on the chart is that Frozen has jumped back up to number 2 and has spent 12 weeks as one of the 3 best selling disks in all that time.

As for the highest new entry this week, Endless Love enters the chart at 16.

The film was released on 14th February this year entering the chart at number 8. A two week spell saw is fall out of the chart grossing £1,534,618.

There were no other new film this week.

Taking over at the top of the UK home entertainment big sellers this week is the 2014 remake of Robocop.

Robocop 2014 was released at UK cinemas early February this year making the number 2 spot on it's debit week, beaten by Mr. Peabody and Sherman, when it grossed £2.4 million.

Over a 4 week period on the box office it grossed £7.7 million and never climbed higher than it's number 2 debut spot.

Last weeks top film, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, has a hefty fall down the chart to number 8 this week after it's debut last week.

There are 5 other new releases this week
The Monuments Men at 2
Lone Survivor at 3
Last Vegas at 5
Delivery Man at 9
Cuban Fury at 13

After an impressive 3 week run at the top Wolf of Wall Street this week surrenders to animated feature Mr Peabody and Sherman.

An early half term treat for the kids, Mr Peabody makes a splash at the top with £3.9 million over the weekend beating out quite easily a challenge from the Robocop reboot which lands at 2 with £2.4 million.

The Wolf of Wall Street dips to number 3 with a weekend take of £1.6 million bringing it's total to £17 million.

New films this week:

  • Mr Peabody and Sherman
  • Robocop (2014)
  • Dallas Buyers Club
  • Rusalka Met Opera 2014

This time last year Disney's Wreck-It Ralph made a good debut at the top of the box office knocking the 4 week champion Les Mis from the top.

Five years ago there was also a change at the top with Brad Pitt starring in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button making it's debut knocking Slumdog Millionaire down to number 3.

Ten years ago it was a similar story when Jet Black's starring School of Rock took over at the top on it's debut knocking the previous weeks top film Scary Movie 3 to number 4.

Fifteen years ago (and not to sound too receptive) A Bugs Life took over at the top on it's debut week knocking Shakespeare In Love into the runner up spot.

Finally twenty years ago Mrs Doubtfire was still the big film of February with Free Willy proving to be the big new film of the month.

It's got Gary Oldman, Michael Keaton and Samuel L. Jackson so it should be fantastic right? Alarmbells ring when you realise it's the trailer for the Robocop remake due in 2014.

Why the skepticism? Fresh in our minds still is the Total recall remake which despite it modern gritty look and feel seemed to ignore the essence of the Verhoven original and left a bad taste in the mouth.

The trailer for this remake seems to do nothing to suggest it will do anything different for the other Verhoven classic. It looks grittier and more “real World” but from what I can tell seems to ignore the essence of the original, the fear that machine is taking over from man.

Maybe the human race has come a long way since the ‘90's and we no longer fear The Machine, it that's the case then maybe we should get a simple action based remake?

Check out the trailer over at apple or below.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 5

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
2 / N
£2,410,948
3 / 
£1,509,810
5 / 
£891,443
10 / 
£344,943
10 / ▼▲
£344,943
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £7,741,546 and the 727th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

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