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Total Recall

(2012)

Director(s)
Stars
Kate Beckinsale
Jessica Biel
Bokeem Woodbine
John Cho
Will Yun Lee
Milton Barnes
James McGowan
Natalie Lisinska
Michael Therriault
Stephen MacDonald
Mishael Morgan
LinLyn Lue
Dylan Smith
Andrew Moodie
Kaitlyn Leeb
Leo Guiyab
Nykeem Provo
Steve Byers
Danny Waugh
Geoffrey Pounsett
Jesse Bond
Warren Belle
Vincent Rother
Matthew Nette
Brooks Darnell
Brett Donahue
James Downing
Simon Sinn
Lisa Chandler
Miranda Jade
Shereen Airth
Philip Moran
Clive Ashborn
Emily Chang
Bill Coulter
Merella Fernandez
Alicia-Kay Markson
Brian Rodriguez
Leigh Folsom
Brian T. Delaney
Cam Clarke
Bridget Hoffman
Gregoire Akcelrod
Sean Baek
Mark Baldesarra
Sarah Colford
Dan Cristofori
Stephen Diego
Mika Emme
Will Ennis
Stephon Fuller
Currie Graham
Dexter Howe
Phi Huynh
Despina Iossifidis
Adrian Jaworski
Tony Kelly
Camille Kennedy
Jay Kow
Johnny Larocque
Ryan Le Bar
Wing Lee
Kane Mahon
Justin Major
Sarah Marshall
Samuel Mekonnen
Teebone Mitchell
Shane Pollard
Morgane Slemp
Marc Andrew Smith
Jailar Tabugay
Kevin Tran
Denise Vasquez
Joe Vercillo
Filip Watermann
Amir Wilker
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In a mixed up week at the UK box office, using figures including 2 days of previews Adam Sandlers Pixels takes over a the top, the true winner is Inside Out.

If you take away the 2 days of previews Pixar's Inside Out is by far the biggest film of the weekend, and indeed of the week with only a 3% drop from the previous weeks takings.

But lets not take away from the given champion and Pixels duly takes over at the top of the UK box office with a weekend gross of £2.7 million.

After a slamming from critics last weeks top film, Fantastic Four, makes a dramatic fall from the top and lands at number 6 this week with a total gross after 2 weekends of £4.8 million.

The re-image of the superhero franchise simply hasn't worked and the new film will come no-where near the 2005 version which took £12.4 million or it's sequel 4: Rise of The Silver Surfer which took almost the same amount.

Other new film this week include The Man From U.N.C.L.E. at number 4 and Trainwreck, on a limited release, at number 5, Simon Pegg's new film Absolutely Anything enters at number 9.

Historical charts

A year ago
The Inbetweeners 2 continued their run at the top of the box office while The Expendables 3 was new at 3.

Five years ago
Toy Story 3 continued to rule the box office at the top while the critically panned The Last Airbender was new at 3.

Ten years ago
Charlie and The Chocolate Factory was still the top film in the UK while new at 2 was The Island with Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson

Fifteen years ago
Gone In 60 Seconds stayed at the top for another week while, no new entries inside the top 5 so Rules of Engagement entered highest at number 6.

Twenty years ago
Batman Forever gave up the top spot to the much criticised Waterworld starring Kevin Costner and directed by Kevin Reynolds.

Twenty five years ago
Tom Cruise was at the top with Days of Thunder on its debut weekend knocking Total Recall into second place.

In a very slow and quiet week at the UK box office X-Factor rejects One Direction top the box office in a behind the stage documentary.

Directed by Supersize Me's Morgan Spurlock (and American which shows where the band are most popular) One Direction: This is Us follows the band on their recent tour. The documentary takes the top spot with £3.4 million. Last weeks top film, Elysium, falls to number 2 after a week at the top.

This time last year the remake of Total Recall was at the top of the UK chart knocking Brave from the top spot to number 3, Neighborhood Watch took the number 2 spot.

Five years ago Step Brothers starring Will Farrell and John C. Reilly took the top from Hellboy II which fell to number 4, Mama Mia held onto the number 2 spot and The Strangers entered at 3.

Ten years ago Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl remained the top film with Jeepers Creepers 2 entering at 3.

Fifteen years ago The X-Files was the top film still with the highest new film Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels entering at 3.

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.

I'm not too much looking forward to the reboot of Robocop, the original is a classic of it's time, and more to the point it's of it's time.

The Total Recall remake (also a Paul Verhoeven film) was a complete dud and really missed the point, but lets judge when we see the finished product.

A OmniCorp website has been setup to start promoting the film and a short video, very similar to the original films, has also been released, check it our below, and while your there check out the new ED-209.

August 2014 is when the film will get a UK release, can we wait?

Columbia pictures have released a new trailer for the Total Recall remake due for release later this summer. I have to admit that although it's actually a very good trailer don't watch if your a fan of the original?

The reason is that there is far too many key points from the original film in the trailer, I'm hoping that there will be a few twists and turns in this new re-image, but if there is not then I've almost seen the key moments.

One other note, were the film makers actually wanting to remake Blade Runner but had to settle for Total Recall? This trailer has a look, feel and style of the Ridley Scott classic, and there is even one scene in the trailer that is very reminiscent of a classic Blade Runner scene.

Check out the trailer below

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 1

Weeks on box office: 4

Chart history
Date
Place
Gross
1 / N
£2,493,230
4 / 
£675,280
8 / 
£472,232
12 / 
£209,034
Non-chart history
28 September 2012
£85,635
5 October 2012
£10,295
Finer details

Total UK gross £5,655,376 and the 991th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

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