This week At the UK box office the little yellow Minions held off the highest new film quite comfortably to gain a second week a the top.
With a £4.15 million weekend the Minions has brought its total gross to £27.6 million, which ahead of both of the Despicable Me film from the same series.
Rolling into second place is Ted 2, Ted was a massive surprise hit back in 2012 taking nearly £12 million on it's opening weekend, Ted 2 has taken £3.8 on it's debut and will struggle to get over £10 million in total.
Other new films this week are Love and Mercy at number 9 and Song of The Sea at number 10.
A Year ago
Transformers: Age of Extinction took over at the top of the UK box office on its debut knocking down Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie to number 3.
Five years ago
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse entered the chart at the top knocking Shrek Forever After down to number 2.
Ten years ago
War of The Worlds held its own at the top while the highest new film was The Descent which enters at number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Chicken Run continued to dominate the box office at the top while this highest new entry was at number 3 in the shape of The Patriot.
Twenty years ago
The Batman franchise was still thriving and Batman Forever entered the box office at the top, First Knight fell to number 2.
Twenty Five years ago
Back to The Future Part III was entering at the top while Dick tracy fell to number 2.
New year is time to look back and reflect on what has happened in the past, so here we present the top film lists from the past 12 months.
As you can see from the list below superhero's are still the order of the day at the box office, although in the UK British talent ruled with the Apes coming in a very close second.
UK top box office films 2014
Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the UK video chart on it's first week of release on Blu-ray and DVD.
The fourth in the Transformers films was released at the UK box office on 11th June of this year taking £11.7 million on it's debut week of release.
The film was on the box office chart for only 5 weeks taking £19 million in the process, and is only the 187th highest grossing film of all time in the UK, it is the lowest of the series.
World wide the film fared slightly better, it grossed $1.07 billion and is the 11th highest grossing film of all time, much of that was from Japan where it is the highest grossing film in that territory.
Falling from the top to fifth is X-Men: Days of Future Past after it debuted at the top last week.
Other new film this week are
How to Train Your Dragon 2 at 2
22 Jump Street at 4
Earth to Echo at 9
The Purge Anarchy at 10
The House of Magic at 18
Pudsey The Dog The Movie at 19
UK new film analysis 18th July: Apes set to dominate the box office, Douglas and Keaton also make a show This weekend it's time for the apes to show how well they can do in the British market as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes makes it's UK debut.
Dominating much of the world box office last weekend the apes sequel waited until the World Cup was over before being released across Europe.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes will be the top film after mostly good reviews, it may have a chance of beating last weeks Transformers: Age of Extinction £11 million opening, Apes has had no pre shows though.
Also out this week sees Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton in And So It Goes, directed by Rob Reiner this is a typical film of life, love and not getting on with relative.
The stars and director all have their followings but this will chart in the top 5 and go quickly, out on DVD in the next few months.
This week we finally see the full release of Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2, and predictable they dominate the upper end of the box office chart.
Taking the top spot is the 4th in the Transformers series of movies from director Michael. The film had previews last weekend and takes the number 1 position with ease this week grossing £11.7 million in the process, it is the biggest grossing opening weekend of the year so far.
It's interesting to note this opening gross does include the £8 million from last weeks preview screenings, a £3 - 4 million is a closer opening weekend figure.
Opening in second place after going on general release is How to Train Your Dragon 2 which also includes money from it's previews over the last 3 or 4 weeks.
Falling to third this week is last weeks top film Mrs. Brown's Boy's D'Movie which after 3 weeks has grossed £11.8 million.
There were a number of other new film this which included
Begin Again at 5
Boyhood at 7
Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania at 12
Last year at the box office Monsters University opened at the top of the chart knocking Despicable Me 2 into second place after 2 weeks at the top.
Five years ago Sasha Baron Cohen opened at the top with Bruno which knocked Ice Age: Dawn of The Dinosaurs to second place.
Ten years ago Shrek 2 held on tight at the top for another week keeping Around the World in 80 Days in second place for it's debut.
Fifteen years ago there was little change at the top with The Mummy retaining it's lead for a second week, highest new film was 10 Things I Hate About You at 5.
An interesting weekend of releases, Transformers: Age of Extinction and How to Train Your Dragon 2 go on general release after a couple of weeks of previews, and Boyhood and Begin Again are fresh to cinemas.
The fourth Transformers film is going to be the top film of the weekend, last weeks previews will be added to the gross meaning it will open in the £10 million mark and it could be the biggest opening of the franchise.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 has been on pre-release for a while now and has been on the box office chart for a couple of weeks, it's wider release will push it up the chart and it should go to number 2 this weekend.
Boyhood is a film from Richard Linklater and has been 12 years in the making, following the life of a young lad Linklater film in realtime with the boy growing up. Good reviews means it should get at least a top 10 entry.
Also out is Keira Knightly and Mark Ruffalo in Begin Again.
Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie holds on for a second week on top of the UK box office, this week with little competition from the new realises.
Brendan O'Carroll transvestite creation takes a second week gross of £2.2 million which gives it a 10 day gross (2 weekends) of £9.3 million, not bad really.
With little movement on the box office worth mentioning is How To Train Your Dragon 2, still on previews it took £475,270 over the weekend, it has now taken £1.5 million before it's official release on Friday.
Another film doing this is Transformers: Age of Extinction which had previews from Saturday evening and took £s;4.7 million and would have been the top film, this will be added to the opening gross next week so the film WILL be number 1.
Highest new film of the week is Tammy which we all had high hopes for but in the end struggled to get a top 5 entry with £471,429 over the weekend.
The only other new film this week is The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared at 11.
Looking backA Year ago Despicable Me was still a the top of the UK box office keeping Now You See Me from the top meaning it debuted at 2.
Five years ago Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs was the new top film which it did on it's debut week of release.
Ten years ago number one and highest new film was Shrek 2 which knocked Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban from the top.
Fifteen years ago The Mummy was still the top film in the UK while Sean Connery was the highest new entry at 2 with Entrapment.
Twenty yeas ago the original The Flintstones movie was the top film in the country for the month of July knocking Four Weddings and a Funeral from the top.
Twenty five years ago Batman was still the top film for the month of July but Indianan Jones and the Last Crusade and Licence to Kill were doing well.
This week Transformers: Age of Extinction was the top film in America for the second week running and again far out grossed the rest of the box office.
In it's second weekend of release the battling robots took $36,400,000 and has now grossed $174,746,000 over it's 10 day run so far.
Not content with making a big slash in the US it has made nearly $400 million worldwide and is still to open in many countries including the UK where it's released this Friday.
Highest new film of the week is Melissa McCarthy in Tammy, opening with a gross of $21.2 million, thats $15 million behind Transformers.
Other new film on the US box office
Deliver Us from Evil at 3
Earth to Echo at 6
Check out the US box office
This week we see the release of Melissa McCarthy's new film Tammy and another teen horror/drama/fantasy film in the shape of Vampire Academy.
Melissa McCarthy has become a big star over the last few year with her turn in Bridesmaids and The Heat, this looks set to be another good comedy with McCarthy and co-star Susan Sarandon in to for, this could be the top film of the weekend.
Based on the novels by Richard Mead Vampire Academy boils down to St. Trinian's with vampires. This has a good teen following which could see it get into the top 5 but a limited following and little hype will see it disappear quickly.
Other new films this weekend are: Saturday sees preview showing in some cinemas for the much anticipated new Transformers: Age of Extinction before it's full release next weekend.
Total World gross $1,104,039,076 and the 23rd top grossing film globallyGenres:
Highest chart position: 1
Weeks on box office: 5