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The Smurfs

(2011)

Director(s)
Raja Gosnell
Stars
Hank Azaria
Neil Patrick Harris
Sofía Vergara
Tim Gunn
Madison McKinley
Meg Phillips
Julie Chang
Roger Clark
Mark Doherty
Minglie Chen
Sean Kenin
Victor Pagan
Mahadeo Shivraj
Adria Baratta
Paula Pizzi
Andrew Sellon
Julianna Rigoglioso
Daria Rae Figlo
Bradley Gosnell
Heidi Armbruster
Finnerty Steeves
John Speredakos
Skai Jackson
Alex Hall
Eric Redgate
Jojo Gonzalez
Scott Dillin
Tyree Michael Simpson
Sean Ringgold
Mario DLeon
Liz Smith
Tom Colicchio
Michael Musto
Joan Rivers
Olivia Palermo
Julia Enescu
Lauren Waggoner
Mr. Krinkle
Hank
Jonathan Winters
Alan Cumming
Katy Perry
Fred Armisen
George Lopez
Anton Yelchin
Kenan Thompson
Jeff Foxworthy
John Oliver
Wolfgang Puck
Gary Basaraba
Paul Reubens
B.J. Novak
Tom Kane
John Kassir
Joel McCrary
Frank Welker
Jalen William Desmond
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News
No problem this week for the Channel 4 show The Inbetweeners as their second film hits the right comedy spot with British audiences and goes to the top.

The Inbetweeners 2 which debuted on Thursday did in fact the the best ever first day gross for a comedy in the UK, beating it's predecessor in the process.

The comedy hit the top on it's debut weekend and took a box office gross just a little below that of the first film, but coming in with £12.5 million it will go on to be a big hit like the first.

Guardians of the Galaxy falls to number 2 this week but still gets a very good £3.3 million taking it's 2 week total to £13.8 million.

Also hitting the Uk box office chart are:
Planes Fire and Rescue at 4
Gods Pocket at 15

Last year Alan Partridge Alpha Papa hit the top on it's debut weekend of realise knocking The Smurfs 2 right down to 7 after only a week at the top. It was a massive week for new films with 4 new releases in the top 5.

Five years ago The Ugly Truth was the new film at the top finally knocking off Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince which fell to 3.

Ten years ago Will Smith starred in I, Robot which debuted at the top of the box office with King Arthur taking a tumble down to 3rd place.

Fifteen years ago we had a fairly static chart with Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me staying at the top for a second week, the highest new film was Dougs 1st Movie at 8.

At the UK box office over the weekend there was no doubt which film was going to be the biggest, and in the process a new franchise is born in the superhero stable.

The Marvel/Disney stable bring another franchise to the big screen in the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy, and unlike their Avengers counterparts these are a bunch of misfits.

Guardians took a very respectable £6.3 million to make number 1, comparing Guardians to Avenger (called Avengers Assemble in the UK) that film released in 2012 had a £15.7 million opening, nearly double that of Guardians.

Although Avengers was not a sequel as such it did have a number of high grossing companion films before it including Iron Man and Thor.

Last weeks top film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, falls a single place to 2 this week after 3 weeks of release, its total gross is £23.4 million.

Also worth a mention this week; Secret Cinema are showing a months worth of Back to the Future screening in surroundings based on the films Hill Valley, this took the nearly 30 year old film back to number 7 this week.

Also new is
The Nut Job at 6

This time last year The Smurfs 2 hit the top of the box office on it's debut knocking The Wolverine to number 4.

Five years ago Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was still at the top keeping the highest new entry at 2, G-Force.

Ten years ago King Arthur took the top spot on it's debut which left Spider-Man 2 to tumble to second place.

Fifteen years ago Mike Myers stared in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me which knocked Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace into second place.

Twenty years ago in the month of August Jim Carey was on a wave after Ace Ventura and The Mask was sitting as the top film of the month.

Twenty Five years ago Lethal Weapon 2 was the biggest film of August.

New to UK cinemas this weekend are Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in The Heat, The Smurfs return in a sequel, the old guys all return in Red 2 and a little bit of summer horror in The Conjuring.

A buddy cop movie with 2 women in the starring roles, and two of the biggest female stars of the moment join forces as Bullock and McCarthy join forces in the top US romp.

There has been a lot of buzz about this film, and Bullock has done the press rounds, even if it was a few weeks ago, I expect this film to do well at the box office, maybe even a number one film. The Smurfs return in, The Smurfs 2, this weekend and this time they are in Paris and meet up with a new creation that the evil Gargamel has. Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris star again.

The first film was a bigger than expected hit and a timely release over the school holidays could give this a good opening weekend.

Three films fighting for the top spot this week, I think they will for the top 3, in order I think it will be The Heat, The Smurfs 2 and finally The Wolverine will fall to 3rd place.

Also out this week is Red 2 which will get a top 5 placing, probably at 4 and The Conjuring, which despite little known about the film will probably get a top 5 place also, just!

At the UK box office this week the very British The Inbetweeners movie continues is run at the top of the box office chart making it 3 weeks in a row.

Another good weekend for the boys adding £ 3,679,555 to its total gross, the film has done far better than expected to date and now sits with a UK gross at £34,992,321 making it the 3rd highest grossing film of the year in the UK.

In the rest of the chart, Rise of the Planet of the apes reverses it's decline of the chart and pops back to number 2 with £ 1,083,091.

Last week's highest entry slips just one place this week, One Day falls to 3 with a total weekend take of £ 1,048,343.

The Little blue men of The Smurfs continue their successful run staying at 4 with a take of £ 1,043,353.

Finally in the top five is the highest new film of the week, an Indian action film Bodyguard which takes just under the million mark at £ 839,695.

This week's top 15 is running higher than last year's where The Last Exorcism was a new entry at the top of the tree, and the only film to take over a million, and Avatar was still proving a popular hit 9 months after release.

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 2

Weeks on box office: 12

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
2 / N
£3,778,085
4 / 
£1,445,619
4 / ▼▲
£1,478,650
4 / ▼▲
£1,043,353
4 / ▼▲
£817,306
6 / 
£585,092
9 / 
£410,817
11 / 
£259,803
11 / ▼▲
£190,670
15 / 
£70,381
14 / 
£90,161
15 / 
£7,055
Non-chart history
Finer details

Total UK gross £16,761,850 and the 283th top grossing film in the UK

Total World gross $559,000,164 and the 142nd top grossing film globally

UK BBFC Certificate: U

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