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The Way

(2011)

Director(s)
Emilio Estevez
Stars
Emilio Estevez
Martin Sheen
Deborah Kara Unger
James Nesbitt
Yorick van Wageningen
Tchéky Karyo
Spencer Garrett
Ángela Molina
Antonio Gil
Carlos Leal
Simón Andreu
Nacho Estévez
Santi Prego
Eusebio Lázaro
Joan Díez
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News
9th November 2017

With very good reviews from critics, good pre launch buzz and part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe there was never any doubt that Thor: Ragnarok was going to have a huge debut at the US box office.

That debut came in to the tune of $121 million which means the film starring Chris Hemsworth is the 7th biggest opening for an MCU film.

To round out the number its also the 17th number one film from the Disney series and the 8th which has delivered a $100 million plus opening, it beats Spiderman Homecoming from earlier this year.

With Thor out of the way last weeks halloween hit Jigsaw, as expected, falls hard this week and ends up at number 3 with $6.7 million, its total US gross now sits just below $30 million.

Also new on the US box office this week is A Bad Moms Christmas, maybe a little early for to be thinking of the Christmas season but the film makes a very impressive debut at 2 with $17 million.

Longest running film on the US top 10 is Blade Runner 2040 which clocks up 5 weeks and with its impressive $122 million debut Thor Ragnarok is the highest grossing movie on the chart, it has been a very slow second half to the year, until now!

5th September 2017

The USA had a long weekend and with no new released The Hitmans Bodyguard remained at the top of the chart with a little over $10 million.

Following on from the last couple of weekends, and with nothing in the way of big new films the US box office is seeing very little action giving The Hitmans Bodyguard the chance to spend a third week on top.

For a film with this much time at the top it has only taken $54 million in total.

The biggest news of the week is that this should all end next week with the release of the highly praised and scary IT, and with little pulling in audiences the film could get a bigger than normal opening.

Highest total grossing film of the week on the US box office is Spider-Man Homecoming which has now grossed $323 million while the longest running film is Despicable Me 3 which has been around for 10 weeks.

22nd June 2017

Jurassic World 2 gets a title, Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom, make of that what you want.

Does this suggest that the theme park in the original Jurassic World is now abandoned with dinosaurs running riot?

Time will tell and its probably more about the fall of the dinosaur kingdom and the way they were wiped out millions of years ago.

Also reveleaed is the teaser poster, see below.

5th June 2017

As Warner Bros. unleash the next film in its expanding DC Universe hopes are high that Wonder Woman will kick it into high gear, and with a $223 million opening from 56 countries it can be considered a success.

With man of Steel and Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice not really setting the box office alight the way many had hoped we now have the DC movie the fans have been longing for as Wonder Woman pleases critics and fans alike.

After a week atop the global box office last week Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazars Revenge falls to number 2 with $95.4 million from 55 countries, the films tepid reception with critics and fans has done the film no favours and it cant compete with a superhero juggernaut.

We will have to see if this means a slow down or end to the series, Disney has got used to $1 billion plus grosses for the series and this will most likely come no-where near that figure at the film reaches the half billion mark globally.

Making a decent debut at number 4 is Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, $24.2 million from 9 countries isn't bad for a film with little hype.

2nd January 2017

After last weeks almost static home video chart this week we have 5 in the top 10 alone with Sausage Party leading the way by landing at number 1 with £2.7 million on its debut.

Sausage Party was released in the UK on 2nd September 2015 where it landed at number 1, a good debut for an 18 rated animated movie.

After a couple of weeks at he top it then took a sharp decline down the box office spending just 5 weeks in cinemas in total.

Despite this relatively short box office run it actually did really well and ended up with a total gross of £7.5 million.

Also new this week, at number 2 is Mechanic Resurrection a number 10 film from August, Bad Moms at number 3 a number 2 film from August and finishing off the top 5 is Brotherhood a number 2 films from early September.

Also making their debut this week are The Purge Election Year at number 8 a number 5 film from August and finally War Dogs at 13 a number 4 film from August.

13th December 2016

We are all taking a deep breath as this weekend approaches but until then Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them makes its fourth weekend at the top while top new film is Office Christmas Part which debuts at number 4.

Warner Bros. clearly released this new entry into the Wizarding World at the right time as the film adds another £2.7 million (£4.4 million across the week) to its total which now sits at £42.3 million.

Highest new film of the week if bromance comedy Office Christmas Party, it enters at number 4 with a debut gross of £1.2 million.

The film is a Christmas based movie and as such I suspect it will make a swift exit from the box office one the festive season is over.

Highest total grossing film on the chart this week is Fantastic beasts and the longest running film is Trolls which has now been around for 8 weeks.

It will be interesting to watch what happens over next week with the new entry in Star Wars, last years Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens had a £34 million debut weekend, with the reviews so far for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story are we looking at even better? Historical box office

A year ago
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 had its 4th weekend at the top and with the world waiting or the first Star Wars film in over a decade there were no new film inside the top 15, Peggy Guggenheim Art Addict was the top new film at number 25!

Five years ago
Puss in Boots starring Antonio Banderas was the top new film at number one, it knocked Arthur Christmas to number 2 after 4 weeks at the top.

Ten years ago
George Miller directed Happy Feet which was the top new film at number 1, it knocked off Casino Royale which fell to number 3 after 3 weeks at the top.

Fifteen years ago
Harry Potter and The Philosophers Stone remained at the top for a fourth weekend while the top new film was The 51st State starring Samuel L. Jackson at number 2.

Twenty years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger was all festive in Jingle All The Way which made its debut at the top of the UK box office, its knocked The Long Kiss Goodnight down to number 2 after a single week at the top.

Twenty five years ago
Point Break made it 3 weeks at the top and with a quiet week for new releases there was nothing new on the top 10.

25th August 2016

In an unusual event for the box office charts and old favourite returns to the top of the box office, Disney/Pixars Finding Dory replaces Suicide Squad after 4 weeks of release.

We are coming to the end of the School holidays in the UK and its a time when a lot of families are back from their time away so its perhaps no suprise that the box kids film of the moment returns to the top.

A fantastic 4th weekend gross of £2.8 million takes the total gross to £32.3 million, this puts the film on a level with the original Finding Nemo.

Falling into second place is 2 week champion Suicide Squad, a £2.5 million weekend brings the total gross to an fantastic £27.6 million.

This puts the DC anti-hero film ahead of the DC superhero film Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice from earlier in the year.

Highest new film of the week is a British institution making its debut, David Brent Life On The Road, and although it hasn't done nearly as well as Absolutely Fabulous The Movie from this year is debuts at 3 with £1.4 million.

The Office was such a big hit from over10 years ago, was of its time, and is still loved its a challenge to get that feeling back, and this only looks at one of the characters so it could sink fast.

The Secret Life of Pets is still the top total grossing movie of the week with £33.7 million and the longest running film with 9 weeks.

Interesting note this week, if the chart were calculated from the full weeks taking it would have been a very different picture, Suicide Squad would have retained the top, The BFG would have been 3rd and David Brent Life on the Road would have been 6th

Historical charts

A year ago
Paper Towns made its debut at the top of the UK box office knocking Pixels off the top right down to number 6.

Five years ago
After a massive success on TV The Inbeetweeners Movie took the box office by storm making its debut at the top knocking Rise of The Planet of The Apes to number 2.

Ten years ago
After much internet hype the crowd source scripted movie Snakes On A Plane debuted at the top knocking Cars to number 2.

Fifteen years ago
Tim Burtons Planet of The Apes remake debuted at the top knocking Cats and Dogs down to number 2.

Twenty years ago
Independence Day kept a strong hold of the box office and with very little in the way of new release highest debut was Nick of Time starring Johnny Depp at 7.

Twenty five years ago
Arnold Schwarzenegger had his cinematic finest moment in Terminator 2: Judgment Day which made its debut at the top knocking Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves down to number 2.

8th August 2016

This week at the global box office Warner Bros. Suicide Squad makes a fantastic debut raking in $267.1 million.

The film had a very wide release showing up in 58 countries, one of the largest of any film at the moment, and the US led the way with nearly half that gross, the UK was second.

Normally with such a large opening we would be looking at a long term run and large gross, but this year has proved that big opening weeks don't necessarily mean long cinema runs.

Jason Bourne falls from the top this week quite hard and from 51 counties has a weekly gross of $43 million, the total gross is now $195 million.

Worthy of a mention is Chinese film Time Raiders which opens in just 1 country, China, and manages to land at 3 with $64.6 million.

Finding Dory is still the top total grossing movie on the global box office having taken a total of $870.2 million to date, the billion mark is looking unlikely, but Disney now have the top 4 grossing film of 2016.

  1. Suicide Squad - $267,105,000
  2. The Secret Life Of Pets - $80,164,305
  3. Time Raiders - $64,600,000
  4. Jason Bourne - $43,604,780
  5. Bad Moms - $17,104,000

1st August 2016

This week was the global release of the latest Bourne movie which saw it dominate the box office with its wide release in 47 counties.

America led the way and create just over half of the global box box office gross for the movie, the total was 110 million, far greater the last film in the series The Bourne Legacy.

This is a good start for the fifth film in the series and fourth starring Matt Damon and with positive reviews it should see the film gross some impressive numbers.

Falling from the top is Star Trek Beyond, which like its predecessor had a strong opening weekend but a heavy second frame.

The film took $37 million this week from 41 countries to bring its total gross to $160.5 million, and with much of the films gross bound to be front loaded this could mean trouble for the franchise.

Also new this week is League Of Gods at number 5 which has an impressive launch from 7 countries for a $30 million opening week.

Highest total grossing movie on the top 10 global box office this week is Finding Dory which has now taken $469 million.

The global top five looks like this.

  1. Jason Bourne - $110,142,540
  2. The Secret Life Of Pets - $47,712,325
  3. Star Trek Beyond - $37,000,000
  4. Ice Age: Collision Course - $30,000,000
  5. League Of Gods - $30,000,000

13th April 2016

It may not have Snow White this time but The Huntsman Winters War makes its debut at the top of the UK box office.

A prequel to 2012's Snow White and The Huntsman this new film has gone one better by making to top of the box office, but has not matched the debut gross.

Huntsman has taken £3.02 million on its debut, half a million less that its predecessor, but its still in the same ball park and could have a similar pattern of release.

Falling to number 3 this week is Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice which takes £2.2 million from the weekend.

The film has failed to ignite the box office in the way the Marvel film have but still the total gross to date is £33.3 million and the highest on the box office.

Also new this week on the top 10 are: Midnight Special at 6 and Hardcore Henry at number 10.

Historical Charts

A year ago
Fast and Furious 7 stayed at the top while The DUFF was the highest bew film at number 4.

Five years ago
Rio made its debut at the top ahead of the Easter holidays while Source Code slipped to number 2.

Ten years ago
Ice Age: The Meltdown makes its debut at the top of the box office and will a brand new top 3 Inside Man drops to number 4.

Fifteen years ago
Rugrats In Paris The Movie makes its debut at the top while Miss Congeniality falls into second place.

Twenty years ago
Toy Story held on firm at the top while the highest new film was Billy Madison at number 4.

Twenty five years ago
Quigley Down Under made its debut on top while King Ralph fell into second place.

11th December 2015

A third week at the top for The Hunger Games: Mockingly Part 2 in the wake of little in the way of new releases in the UK.

The box office is on hold at the moment waiting for one of the biggest releases of the year which left room for Mockingly to make £2.2 million.

This brings the total UK gross for the last of The Hunger Games films to £23.3 million after 3 weeks of release.

Highest new film of the week is Christmas with the Coopers, an all American movie about family meeting up for the holiday season.

A very low debut gross of nearly £700,000 puts the film at number 5, little chance of this film having longevity at the box office though.

Highest total grossing film on the box office is Spectre which has to date grossed over £90 million and this week is at number 3.

Historical charts

A year ago
Padding retained its position at the top of the box office while the top new film was Penguins of Madagascar at 3.

Five years ago
Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 1 stayed put at the top with Megamind the highest new film at 2.

Ten years ago
Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire was still the top film, a quiet week saw the highest new film at number 4 with Keeping Mum.

Fifteen years ago
How The Grinch Stole Christmas (look out for the remake in the coming years) was the top new film debuting at number 1, it knocked off Charlies Angels which fell to 2.

Twenty years ago
Goldeneye was riding the top of the box office while Murder in the First was the highest new film coming in at 2.

Twenty five years ago
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was still at the top with Repossessed the highest new film at number 2.

21st September 2015

This week the top global box office number one is the sequel film Maze Runner The Scorch trials which tops the chart after stalling along the way at number 4 last week.

This week the Maze Runner sequel takes $73.6 million from 67 territories and has to date made over $100 million in total.

After hitting the top for the second time last week Mission:Impossible Rogue Nation falls to number 5 with $23.4 million from 58 countries, the global gross is $656 million.

The Minions continue to do well across the world and this week sit at number 4 with an incredible $118 billion total gross.

Here is the full global top 10:

  1. Maze Runner The Scorch Trials - $73,600,000
  2. Everest - $35,757,515
  3. Black Mass - $24,035,000
  4. Minions - $23,690,190
  5. Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - $23,450,000
  6. Fack ju Gohte 2 - $16,000,000
  7. Pixels - $15,600,000
  8. The Visit - $13,748,540
  9. Inside Out - $10,764,000
  10. The Throne - $10,600,000

1st September 2015

The summer is over and so comes to an end the summer blockbuster season where the big money for films is made.

As with many years sequels and series is where the big money is and leading the way in 2015 is the return of the Jurassic Dinosaur series after 14 years away in the form of Jurassic World.

Jurassic World took £63.6 million over the summer and will probably end up being the top film of the year as well, although there is still one film which may burst its bubble.

Animation scores big again this year and the second and third biggest movies are Minions which takes £44 million and Pixar's return Inside Out which has taken £30.6 million to date.

This years sequel to Avengers Assemble may not have made the numbers that Disney were hoping but it still did very well and is the 4th top film of the summer with £30 million.

Rounding out the top 5 is a bit of a surprise with Mad Max Fury Road taking £17.1 million, the return to the Mad Max world after 30 years proving a hit with critics and the public alike.

Biggest losers of the season are Terminator Genisys which didn't excite a modern audience, Ted 2 which simple didn't bring on the laughs of the original and Magic Mike XXL which didn't live up to the erotic expectations of its core market.

Check out all the top summer films at the UK box office.

15th June 2015

No other film mattered this week as Jurassic World stormed the world box office and left the competition behind.

Taking a staggering $511 million from 67 countries the dinosaur film has become the second biggest opening film of all time, behind Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2 from 2011.

Time will tell how well the film will ultimately do but it's half way to the magic billion dollar mark and almost quarter of the way to beating Titanic, Avatar with $2.7 billion may be a little out of its reach.

Last week top film across the globe fell into second place this week, San Andreas takes $53 million from 69 countries and has now grossed $373.3 million.

Worthy of a mention this week is Indian film Hamari Adhuri Kahaani which is number 10 this week from just 1 country.

Here is the full world box office top 10:

  1. Jurassic World - $511,796,380
  2. San Andreas - $53,510,000
  3. Spy - $29,500,000
  4. Insidious Chapter 3 - $14,000,000
  5. Mad Max: Fury Road - $9,530,000
  6. Tomorrowland - $8,017,000
  7. Pitch Perfect 2 - $7,969,710
  8. Entourage - $6,170,000
  9. Avengers: Age Of Ultron - $5,641,000
  10. Hamari Adhuri Kahaani - $4,100,000

14th April 2015

It's proving to be the runaway hit of moment as Fast and Furious 7 speeds ahead of the rest of the field as it produces another £5.4 million over the weekend.

This gives Furious 7 a total UK gross after 2 weekends of £26.2 million, the film is fast catching the years highest grossing movie, Fifty Shades of Grey, which has taken £34.6 million.

With little in the way of new releases next week Furious 7 could well stay at the top until the release of Avengers Age Of Ultron at the end of April.

Highest new film of the week is American teen comedy/drama The DUFF, new at 4 with £891,691, not a great start!

The other new films this week maybe underperformed and all entered at the lower end of the chart, John Wick at 6, Woman In Gold at 7 and Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 at 8.

Historical chart

A year ago
Captain America: The Winter Soldier was holding still at the top of the box office with The Quiet Ones the highest new film down at 5.

Five years ago
Clash of The Titans was still the top film in the UK while the highest new film was all the way down at 8 in the shape of Whip It.

Ten years ago
The Matthew McConaughey film Sahara was the highest new film and entered at the top of the box office knocking The Ring Two down to number 2 after a week on top.

Fifteen years ago
Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar winning Erin Brockovich which entered at the top of the box office knocking Lake Placid down to number 2.

2nd March 2015

At the box office across the world this week Fifty Shades of Grey continues to reign as the highest grossing film.

It's third week of release has seen it gross $36 million, which brings it's global gross to $417 million.

With little in the way of new releases this week, Will Smith managed to get the top new film across the globe with Focus grossing $12.2 million.

Here is this weeks top 10 cinema films across the world

**Update 3rd March with top 10**

  1. Fifty Shades Of Grey - $46,927,090
  2. Kingsman: The Secret Sevice - $37,550,000
  3. Focus - $31,300,000
  4. American Sniper - $27,200,000
  5. The Spongebob Movie Sponge Out of Water - $25,400,000
  6. Big Hero 6 - $22,123,000
  7. From Vegas to Macau 2 - $22,000,000
  8. Wolf Totem - $17,000,000
  9. Dragon Blade - $12,500,000
  10. The Lazarus Effect - $10,600,000

7th January 2015

After a trio of weeks at the top of the box office The Hobbits have made way for the Oscar tipped Stephen Hawking bio-pic The Theory Of Everything.

The film had previews in the last week which pushed it to the top of the tree, had it not had those previews it would have stalled at number 2 and not debuted at the top, instead it makes it way to number 1 with £3.7 million.

Falling just the one place this week is The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies which only narrowly missed out on a fourth week at the top with a £3.2 million start to the year.

Sitting comfortably at number 2 the third and final Hobbit movie has so far racked up £36.7 million in the UK, and looks likely to beat Smaugs UK total.

Also new this week are
The Woman In Black Angel of Death at 4
Birdman at 7

Historical charts

A year ago
After entering lower down the chart with preview screenings American Husle moves to the top of the box office knocking The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug down to number 2, Last Vegas was the highest new film at 4.

Five years ago
After giving up the top spot for a couple of weeks Avatar makes its way back to the top knocking Alvin and The Chipmunks The Squeakquel down to 3, Did You Hear About The Morgans? was the highest new film at 4.

Ten years ago
The Incredibles regained the number 1 spot after a couple of weeks away knocking The Polar Express down to number 5, highest new film of the week was Without A Paddle at number 4.

Fifteen years ago
There was no stopping The World Is Not Enough as it spent another week at the top of the box office, very little in the way of new releases meant that Fantasia 2000 was the highest new film right down at 13, and on limited release!

Twenty years of in the Month of January Interview With The Vampire was the big film with again with Star Trek Generations making an impress debut run at number 2.

Twenty five years ago Parenthood was the top film for January while When Harry Met Sally was the big new film for the month at number 2.

16th September 2014

From Disney/Marvel is the the plot synopsis for Avengers Age of Ultron which is released in the UK on 25th April 2015.

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Marvel Studios presents "Avengers: Age of Ultron," the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel's "Avengers: Age of Ultron" stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

9th September 2014

The US box office this week suffered it's quietest weekend in 13 years, little in the way of new releases and mainly older films at the box office kept people in America at home.

Staying at the top was Guardians of the Galaxy which now spends it's 4th week at the top and 6th week on release, it gave 2 weeks to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Guardians takes $10.3 million for the weekend bringing it's total US gross to $294.7 million and it is now stretching out to be the biggest film of the year in America.

There were no new releases on the top 10 this week, you had to go right down to number 12 to find a new release in the shape of The Identical.

Check out the full American top 12.

22nd August 2014

With very little in the way of new films this weekend the Daniel Radcliffe starring What If seems to have the biggest potential with Lucy and Into The Storm also on release. The former Harry Potter star has really built up a following since his days as the boy wizard and he has had big success outside the series with The Woman in Black.

A fairly simple love story What If should see a top 5 entry, especially for the Potter fans wanting to see how Radcliffe does as a romantic lead.

Possibly out to spoil What If's party is Lucy starring Scarlett Johansson and directed by Luc Besson, the French director who brought us Le Femme Nikita and Leon.

With a top hollywood star, Morgan Freeman in for good measure and good pre-word this could easily out perform What If this weekend.

Into The Storm is also out, but no star appeal and a tried and tested them of weather elements gone wrong this should limp into the top 10.

Also worth a mention is Doctor Who, a special event screening of the first episode of the new series is happening on Saturday night, the previous Doctor Who event screen took Day of the Doctor to number 3 with £1.8 million.

The top 2 films of The Inbetweeners 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy should stay in place but maybe there will be a swap around with Guardians going back to the top?

Come back next week to find out the final weekend results.

20th June 2014

A number of new releases are out this week, it's almost as if the studios predicted that most British people would loose interest in the Wold Cup by this point!

Leading the way is The Fault in Our Stars a romantic comedy/tragedy where the romance can only have one inevitable end.

The film didn't do as well as expected in the US, which could have an impact here, but in the UK there has been a heavy media buzz and positive reviews which could see this take over at the top this weekend, I expect a number 1 debut.

Based on the Stage show of the same name, Clint Eastwood directs the screen version of Jersey Boys, the story of how the The Four Seasons came together.

A massive hit on the stage but can it translate to the screen? Reviews have been mixed but with Eastwood at the helm this could have a top 3 entry easily.

Kevin Costner returns after his successful turn as Superman's dad in this action drama 3 Days to Kill. A Dying CIA agent is given a miracle drug in exchange for one last assignment, This might well go top 5 on it's debut.

Other new films this week
The Art of the Steal
Lilting

16th May 2014

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

3rd April 2014

Leading the way at UK cinemas this week is Russell Crowe in Noah, a retelling of the biblical story of Noah's Ark, also starring Ray Winston and Emma Watson.

Also out this week is:
Divergent, latest teen action drama in the vein of The Hunger Games saga

Rio 2, sequel to the smash hit comedy from 2011, not Disney this time but 20th Century Fox.

Th Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as a Mr Nobody who hooks on to a new colleague that is his double but has the exact opposite personality.

6th February 2014

For a third straight week there is no change at the top of the box office with The Wolf of Wall Street still proving too dominant and with little in the way of big new releases.

Wolf adds another £2.4 million to bring it's total to £14.9 million and looking to be Scorsese's biggest film, his previous best was Oscar winning The Departed from 2006.

Highest new film is at 3 with That Awkward Moment with took a relatively low £961,167 over the weekend.

Long running films Frozen, Gravity and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug are still doing well but this could be the last weekend for The Hobbit and Gravity, although The Oscars could change that.

Last year Les Miserable Was still holding the top spot with highest new film Flight starring Denzel Washington entering at 3.

Five years ago Slumdog Millionaire was still doing well at the top with highest new film Revolutionary Road entering at 3.

Ten years ago the as also no move with Scary Movie 3 staying at the top, no new films in the top 10, highest new film was Cold Creek Manor at 14!

Fifteen years ago Shakespeare in Love entered the box office at the top knocking Little Voice down to 3.

26th September 2013

In an unusual move this week, and maybe due to little in the way of new releases, Ron Howards Rush moves 1 place UP to the top of the box office chart.

Taking £1.3 million from the weekend Rush takes over at the top, simply swapping places with last weeks top film Insidious Chapter 2.

There was little in the way of new films, the biggest of which is the critically panned film Diana, about the life of the late Princess which landed at 5 with a small take of $pound;600,000.

A small side note, the latest Grand Theft Auto Game was released last Monday which may have kept the young and middle aged men from cinemas, as reflected in the new releases.

One year ago ParaNorman was still at the top with Killing them softly a way behind at 2 being the highest new film.

Five years ago Tropic Thunder was the top film new film of the week smashing the previous weeks number 1, Pinapple Express, down to 4.

Ten years ago the remake of The Italian Job was at the highest new film of the week entering at the top and knocking Calendar Girls down to 2.

And fifteen years ago there was no shifting Saving Private Ryan from the top although highest new film of the week Lethal Weapon 4 had a good go and came within a whisker, it landed at 2.

30th August 2013

Nothing of real note this week in the UK which could lead to a fairly static box office chart this weekend, leading the way is the Michael bay low budget film Pain and Gain and indie film The Way Way Back with Steve Carell and Toni Collette.

Pain and Gain has not been getting much in the way of good reviews, infact it's been getting terrible reviews. Michael Bay who usually directs big budget films like Transformers brings us this films about body building and kidnapping, starring Mark Wahlberg.

Very little is known of this film and I suspect a low entry, top 10 at least and around the £800,000 mark over the weekend.

THe other new release is The Way Way Back, the coming of age story centers around a young boy in a dysfunctional family who befriends the owner of a water park.

Despite the good reviews and 'A' list stars little is known of this film and a quick release to DVD and limited cinema release might get this film in £100,000 but no entry in the box office top 15.

29th August 2013

Neill Blomkamp this week scores his second number 1 film with his second film, Elysium, which smashes last weeks top film from the top spot, We're the Millers and The Mortal Instruments also debut in the top 5.

With a weekend gross of £3.1 million Elysium easily takes over at the top of the UK box office making it the 21st number 1 film this year.

Following behind in the runner up spot is We're the Millers.

Last weeks top film, Kick-Ass 2, falls all the way to number 7 this week with a weekend take of just over £600,000.

Compared to my predictions Elysium did open in the top spot and was just shy of my £4 million suggestion. We're the Millers opened where I suggested at 2 and was just a little shy of the £2 million I predicted. The Mortal Instruments performed as I expected opening in the top 5 and with around £1 million. Lovelace opened well outside the top 15 (20) and only took £86,000, it was only in 80 cinemas though.

Last year Brave contunued to perform well in the top spot with the highest new film right down at 5 being Keith Lemon: The Movie.

5 years ago Hellboy II debuted at number 1 knocking The Dark Knight down to number 4.

10 years ago American Pie: The Wedding remained at the top with Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life debuting at 3 as the highest new film.

15 years ago The X-Files movie took over at the top on it's debut weekend taking over from Armageddon which fell to number 2.

23rd August 2013

Four main new releases should battle for attention at cinemas in the UK this weekend with Matt Damon and Jodie Foster leading the way but Jennifer Anniston not too far behind.

From the director Neill Blomkamp who brought us the critically acclaimed South African film District 9 back in 2009 comes his follow up. This time he hits Hollywood getting Damon and Foster involved.

The film has been received well by critics and Blomkamp has again used sci-fi to “hide” a political message.

I expect Elysium to debut at the top of the box office over the weekend with nothing else to challenge, expect a debut in the region of £4 million.

Were the Millers starring Jennifer Anniston will challenge Elysium for the top spot. The wacky comedy has had surprisingly good reviews especially for Aniston.

The friends actress is always a big pull in the UK but the film doesn't have the special effects spectacle that will wow on the big screen, I expect a debut in the region of £2 million and probably debut at 2.

Also out this week is The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones have which will probably do better than I'm expect, becoming a teen favourite and having a cult following this will appeal to the Harry Potter and Twilight audience and could do big numbers, I'm expecting somewhere around the £1 million mark and a top 5 entry. Finally this week is Lovelace, starring Amanda Seyfried as fames 70's porn actress Linda Lovelace. Lovelace will debut in the top 10 but I'm expecting under a £1 million debut.

7th June 2013

Two new releases lead the way this week, Will Smith and his son in After Earth and Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind The Candelabra.

It's not the first time Will and Jaden Smith have starred in the film together but it's the first time they have both taken top billing, and like the film it very much a case of father showing son the ropes.

It's been kept quiet but M. Night Shyamalan directed this film, after a number of major flops Shyamalan's pull in the cinemas has fallen so the Smiths have done all the publicity for this film.

Unlike in the US, the bio-pic of Liberace is getting a theatrical release in the UK. Starring Michael Douglas and the flamboyant entertainer and Matt Damon as his lover the film has got good reviews.

Also this week we have The Iceman and The Last Exorcism Part II.

6th June 2013

The top 5 on the UK box office this week was almost static with The Wolf Pack leading the way in their 3rd Hangover outing.

The Hangover Part III stayed at the top for a second weekend in a row this week with no competition from any new releases meaning the only movement in the top 5 was Star Trek into Darkness climbing 1 place and The Great Gatsby dropping a place.

Longest stay in the chart this week is The Croods which is now on an 11 week run and the highest grossing film is Iron Man 3 which has to date grossed £ 36,358,709 A year ago Ridley Scott brought his new Alien film to cinemas in the shape of Prometheus which debut at the top and was hence the highest new film knocking Men in Black 3 from the top.

Five years ago the first Sex and the City movie made it's debut at the top of the UK box office knocking the fourth instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, The Kingdom of the Chrystal Skull from the top.

Ten years ago The Matrix Reloaded was still riding the wave of expectation at the top keeping Steve Martin at bay in the runner up spot in Bringing Down the House which debuted at 2.

Fifteen year ago meteor disaster movies were all the rage and Deep Impact was still at the top while horror film Wishmaster was the highest new film at 3.

Twenty years ago Indecent Proposal was proving to be the top grossing film of May.

Check out this weeks UK box office.

10th January 2013

The nominations for this years Academy Awards ceremony have been announced with Spielberg's Lincoln leading the way with 12 nominations including Best Picture and Best Director.

Ang Lee's Life of Pi is then closest to that with 11 nominations, also that film is up for Best Film and Best Director.

British Favorite Skyfall, the 50th anniversary Bond film, manages 5 nominations mainly in the music categories , Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Best Sond and Best Score and Cinematography.

There will be a section of this years ceremony that will celebrate the Bond franchise and appreciate 50 years of Bond success, something that is unique in cinema history.

The ceremony takes place this year on Sunday Feb 24th in Hollywood and is presented for the first time by Family Guy creator Seth Rogan.

For a full list of the nominations go the to Oscars website.

9th January 2013

As if by coincidence the same day the Razzie nominations come out so do the BAFTA nominations. Speilberg's Lincoln leads the way with 10, but Ang Lee's Life of Pi and Tom Hooper's Les Miserable follow with 9 each.

Lincoln, which is not nationwide in the UK until January 25th, is Steven Speilbergs bio-pic of the life of President Abraham Lincoln and stars Daniel Day Lewis in the lead role, who is also nominated in the Actor category.

It's nice to see the Bond film Skyfall get recognised although it does miss out on best (overall) film category but does get a nod in the Special British Film category. More surprisingly Daniel Craig doesn't get an acting nod and director Sam Mendes somehow missed out on a directing nominations.

The ceremony takes place at the Royal opera house on Sunday 10th February, for more information and check out the BAFTA website.

14th June 2012

This week Ridley Scotts Prometheus stays at the top of the Uk box office chart. It was a week with not much in the way of new releases so movie goers who didn't catch the Alien universe film last week took their chance this week to the tune of £3,135,504. The total gross for the film is now £15,471,936 after 2 weeks of release.

The highest new release of the week is right down at number 4, The Pact enters with a weekend gross of £932,325. In a rare move Men in Black 3 goes back up one place to number 2.

Avengers Assemble keeps is chart run in tact and with a 7 week run is not only the longest runner on the chart but the highest grossing film with a total so far of £50,338,151.

This time last year Kung Fu Panda 2 was the highest new film of the week and also the number 1 film, taking £6,188,897 on it's debut.

Similarly five years ago Oceans Thirteen was the highest new film and also the top film with a debut of £3,021,302.

Ten years ago there was no stopping Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones as it spent it's 4th week at the top leaving Unfaithful as the highest new film at 2.

25th January 2012

This has got to be one of the best things I've seen in a while, amateur film maker Casey Pugh asked people on the internet to send him 15 second clips they had made depicting scenes from the film Star Wars, and he's now strung them altogether.

The finished product is nothing short of amazing with some truly brilliant individual styles, as well as some not so brilliant it must be said.

What truly stand out for me is that all these clips are 15 seconds, and obviously a scene is longer than 15 seconds, but the way Aaron Valdez the films editor and Bryan Pugh the sound mixer has seamlessly put them together is just brilliant.

You can checkout more info at their website.

Personally I think this should get full endorsement from Lucasfilms and get a theatrical release, till that day catch it on YouTube or on the embedded video below

6th October 2011

It is with much sadness to write about the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs, as an almost obsessive follower of technology he has been one of a selected few who has given me something to think about for the last 10 years.

Lets not forget also the incredible effect he has had on the film industry. Jobs in 1988 saw a computer graphics company that George Lucus was going to close down, bought it for $10 million dollars and not only created one of the greatest film studios the world has seen, but also created a studio which has brought some of the best loved characters of the last 20years.

From their first film Toy Story to their latest hit Cars 2 Pixar has continues to bring box office hits and stories we can cherish. Even kids today go to Disney and love the likes of Woody, Buzz, Nemo, Flick, WALL-E.

As a member of the Disney board Jobs also helped bring the firm back to life with Pixar a staple corner of that company, Pixar literally revolutionised animated film in the same way the iPod revolutionised the way we listed to music and the iPad revolutionized the way we use portable computers.

Lets celebrate his life, but with great sadness I say RIP Steve Jobs

10th March 2011

There was little buzz about this film other than the voice talent of Johnny Depp in the lead character role, Rango thus takes the top of the UK box office this week from another CG animated film.

Rango is the story of a lizard who winds up in the Wild West of America and you can guess what happens from there, queue many jokes based on the western genre! The film had a mediocre opening weekend in what has been a quiet week compared to recent weeks with a £1,638,613 weekend.

Runner up this week is another new entry in the shape of Matt Damon in The Adjustment Bureau, the George Nolfi directed film took £1,395,715 over the weekend.

Finishing a trio of new released at the top of the box office this week is the Liam Neeson starring Unknown. The thriller for which Neeson is starting to pigeon hole himself into is directed by Jaume Collet-Serra and took £1,356,345.

For the top 3 it was a fairly close call all-round.

Frost and Pegg are at number 4 with their Alien film Paul which has a weekend take of £1,109,766 with a total gross of £12,207,049, and getting over the hangover of the award season if The Kings Speech which is now at 3 with a weekend of £1,076,381 which brings its total now to £41,930,117. Last weeks top film, Gnomeo and Juliet, falls all the way to 6 this week, quite a drop post school holiday, but Rango is direct competition and took much of its potential this week.

Compared to last year this weeks box office is way lower, last year Tim Burtons Alice in Wonderland (3D) opened at the top of the chart with an excellent £10 million plus opening which is more than the combined top 15 this week, the rest of the top 5 last year was almost insignificant but Avatar was knocked off the top and The Crazies, The Lovely Bones and The Princess and the Frog all hang around but with diminishing returns.

5th January 2011

Jack Black scores the first top film of the year in the re-telling of the giant movie Gulliver's travels.

Supported by a cast of many British actors including the likes of Billy Connelly, Catherine Tate and James Cordon, the giant movie takes in an excellent £7,028,747 over the New Year period, no doubt helped by the mega press that Jack Black and other members of the cast have done on British TV.

Black has had a mixed bag of success in the UK with his last film, Year One, bombing with £2,776,236, but then he's had hits like King Kong which took £26,080,026 in the UK, so Gulliver's Travels will rank among his higher grossing movies.

Falling to second this week is The Little Fockers with £2,614,802 bringing it to £11,159,635 over a ten day period.

New at 3 is Jake Gyllenhaal in a film directed by Edward Zwick, Love and Other Drugs takes £1,606,253 over the weekend.

New at 4 Peter Weir directs Colin Farrell and Jim Sturgess in The Way Back to the tune of £1,327,650 and falling And finally in the top 5 falling is The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of The Dawn Treader which takes £1,207,264 which brings it total gross now to £11,263,418 which is the lowest of all the Narnia films. This week the top 7 films all took over a million pound each in box office takings, very good compared to last week when only the top film took over a million, and better than last year when only the top 4 took over a million.

9th December 2010

The third Transformers movie now has a teaser trailer up at Apple.com. It's an interesting trailer which shows that clearly Michael Bay is a big Alien fan as the trailer has a definite feel of the beginning of the first Alien movie.

The movie has a sub title of The Dark of the Moon (not to be confused with the Pink Floyd album) and has a release date July 1st 2011. Shia LaBeouf stars once again although there is no Megan Fox this time around.

Is it just me or does the re-constructed footage of the first men on the moon just look wrong, the way the astronaut's move just doesn't look right. The story seems predictable and as I said earlier, there is a big lean to Alien in the footage shown. Oh did I mention the film is in 3D?

Check out the footage at the Apple site or if the YouTube video is still up press play below.

16th June 2010

This week is a big week in the gaming world, the annual E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference is taking place in LA, a conference when all the big players in the gaming industry boast about their year and give loose forecasts of new games coming to their platforms for the following year.

The Expo is also a platform for new hardware, and although 2 of the big players, Microsoft and Sony, only had hardware to show off in the form of additions to existing hardware or revamped current hardware, industry leader Nintendo had a small ace up it's sleeve.

Nintendo by far has and does rule the hand held market and this year they are releasing a sequel to their best selling Nintendo DS handheld gaming console. The new twist on the console it that it has a 3 inch 3D top screen as well as the small bottom touch screen, and adding another twist the 3D screen does not require glasses.

All's well so far, all game news so far, what makes this even more interesting is that Nintendo has signed a deal with the likes of Warner Bros. and Disney to release movies in 3D on the device, not that raises the game even more.

On display in LA at the expo in form of a demonstration of this is Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon, a recent 3D animated film, and although the 3D effect takes a little getting used to it works, but only for depth, which as James Cameron, director of Avatar, says is a large part of 3D, it's not all about things flying out of the screen at you.

This is exciting news, one which I expect will be used mainly by kinds, hence the studios involved and the kinds of films they are releasing. If proved successful this could pave the way for greater things, another example of the games industry leading the way of the films industry.

21st January 2010

In an interesting turn of events the Google owned YouTube are going to experiment with renting films though their online video playing service.

Before us in the UK get too excited about this there are a couple of things you should now, first of all it's for the US market only, so we can stop here, next up is that there are no blockbusters at the moment, in fact there are just 5 films, all from this years and last years Sundance Film festival, so there is clearly limited choice.

Another small thing to mention, remember at the beginning I reminded you (not that I need to) that You Tube is owned by Google, well guess what, you have to pay for the movie via Google checkout, not a real hassle but if you haven?ït set it up yet then you have to go through that whole process as well.

For you lucky people in the US the rentals will be available from tomorrow (Friday 22nd January) and once you have bought a film you have 48 hours to watch it.

This is an interesting move, and with new television announced at the recent CES that can connect to a wireless internet connection with a main reason for watching YouTube video then this has potential, also in the UK there is little in the way of on-line rental services.

5th January 2010

CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2010 is kicking off in Las Vegas tomorrow with the Microsoft CEO (Steve Balmer at the moment) being the traditional first Keynote speaker at 6.30pm (PST) on 6th January.

The show always gives a good showcase as what we can expect in the future of technology from the likes of Sony, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and other manufacturers of home entertainment equipment with TV's and film media always having a good showing.

This year Blu-ray and high definition is expected to have a show as the format goes from strength to strength in sales and knocks on the door of DVD in a similar fashion to DBD to VHS 10 years ago.

TV's are on the dawn of a new technology going mainstream, althoug hseen last year OLED is expected to make a bog splash this year. OLED screens are very think and light and give better definition pictures to that of either LCD or plasma, the prices are falling and sizes coming up, expect many TV's PC monitors and other screen devices to be announced.

3D movies made a big impact in cinemas is 2009, and with Avatar doing so well at the box office at the moment studios are keen to push the idea into the home and it's thought that there will be a big display of 3D home movies and TV on display although the technology is new. 3D does have it's doubters who think it's a gimmick and will not catch on.

Also set to make a big impact at CES is tablet PC's, it is widely thought that Apple are on the verge of a big tablet announcement, although we will most likely have to wait until the end of January for that, but there are others who want to enter this market. Tablet PC's could mark a change to the way people view movies on the go, and with Windows 7 touch technology being so good, and probably the excellent iPhone OS being on any Apple device which will allow apps to run on it we could be at the dawn of something big for mobile movies, and in HD of course. Whatever the show has to offer it's always interesting to see what we may have in our homes in the coming years, and what new development in the pipeline, you can follow some of the best coverage, like me, at these site.

engadget.com

Chart info

UK release date:

Highest chart position: 12

Weeks on box office: 1

Chart history
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£104,397
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Finer details

Total UK gross £104,397 and the 4797th top grossing film in the UK

UK BBFC Certificate: 12

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