6th June 2014
Frozen from Disney has scaled heights that the Mouse House could have in no way imagined on it's release at the back end of last year, and now it's the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.
All that stands in it's way is the two James Cameron Juggernaut's of Avatar and Titanic which with over $2 billion in world takings will be hard to shift.
Frozen has to date done $1.8 Billion of business across the globe and with Titanic on $2.2 Billion it'll find it hard to match that.
Still for an animated film it's just toppled Iron Man 3 from the number 3 spot with ease and Disney have their biggest film for a number of years on their hands, with merchandise takings as well this has been massive.
After a successful advanced showing last week which would have put the film at the top those figures go a long way to make sure that bad Neighbours knocked The Amazing Spider-Man 2 off it's perch this week.
Starring Seth Rogan and Zac Efron Bad Neighbours had no trouble de-throning the web slinger with an £8.5 million debut.
Spider-Man 2 falls into second place with £1.3 million bringing it's total gross to £22 million after 4 weeks.
Also new this week are:
Sabotage - Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest
La Cenerentola - the latest from the Met Opera
The Wind Rises
Before The Winter Chill
Last year saw the much anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness enter at the top knocking Iron Man 3 into second place.
Five years ago saw JJ Abrahams first Star Trek film enter the box office at the top knocking X-Men Origins: Wolverine into 3rd place with Coraline entering at 2.
Ten years ago had Van Helsing debuting at the top meaning Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind fell to number 2.
Fifteen years ago had I Still Know What You Did Last Summer go to the top on it's first week leaving The Waterboy to have a single week at the top.
No move at the top of the box office this week for a third consecutive week give The Amazing Spider-Man 2 the top film of the week. The summer season has started.
The follow up Spider-Man film added another £2 million over the weekend bringing it's total UK gross to just why of £ 20 million.
With The Other Woman staying put at 2 the highest new film was the Paul W.S. Anderson directed Pompeii which entered at 3. Based on the historical events surrounding the Italian village Pompeii took £1.2 million over the weekend.
Other new films this week are:
Blue Ruin (15)
This time last year there was still no moving Iron Man 3 as he spent another week at the top with the highest new film 21 and Over entering at 2.
Five years ago X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuted on the chart at the top leaving Hannah Montana The Movie to land at 2. State of Play fell from the top to 3.
Ten years ago Kill Bill Volume 2 was still riding the top slot keeping Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind from debuting at number 1, it had to settle for 2.
Fifteen years ago The Waterboy starring Adam Sandler was the new film at the top of the box office, knocking 8MM down to second place.
Twenty years ago Four Wedding and a Funeral was the big film for May with The Naked Gun 33 1/3 The Final Insult and The Crow also doing well while twenty five years ago Warlock starring Julian Sands was the big film with Mississippi Burning and Beaches also doing well.
With no massive new releases on Friday The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was able to claim the top spot at the box office for a second consecutive week.
Adding a weekend gross of £3.4 million the Spider-Man follow-up has got a 10 day UK box office taking of £16.5 million. This is lower than it's predecessor which had taken £18.8 million during the same period, although that film had a July Opening.
Highest new film of the week is the Cameron Diaz starring The Other Woman. The rom com starring one of the biggest female leads at the moment grossed £2.7 million on it's debut landing at 2.
Other new film this week
Cosi Fan Tutte Met Opera 2014
This time last year the big Marvel tentpole Iron Man 3 hit UK cinemas at the top with an incredible £13.7 million gross, it knocked Olympus Has Fallen for 6 into second place.
Five years ago State of Play hit the top on it's debut weekend in the UK knocking Monsters Vs Aliens into second place.
Ten years ago Quentin Tarantino took his Kill Bill Volume 2 to the top of the box office on it;s debut which knocked 50 First Dates into second place.
Fifteen years ago Nicholas Cage hit number one with 8mm on it's opening weekend and knocked The Faculty down to 2.
Despicable Me 2 tops the UK box office on it's opening weekend and has the best weekend of the year so far, and grossing more than the rest of the top 10 combined.
Displacing Man of Steel from the top after 2 weeks, Despicable Me 2 came close to grossing £15 million on it's opening weekend beating the year best of Iron Man 3 by more than a million pound.
Also new this week in the top 10 are This is the End at 4 and Hummingbird at 5.
Inline with my predictions for the weekend Despicable Me 2 did indeed top the charts and This is the End had a top 5 entry. Hummingbird entered in the top 5 and although I predicted that I thought a top 10 was more likely.
Last year new at the top of the box office, and knocking Prometheus from the top was Ice Age 2, on limited release it still managed to top the chart with £800,000.
Five years ago it was all change, The Hulk sunk to third place as The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian topped the chart and Wanted landed at two.
Ten years ago there was also a change as Jim Carey starred in Bruce Almighty knocking 2 Fast 2 Furious into the runner up spot.
Fifteen years ago there was no change at the top as City of Angels hung on, the highest new film at 3 was Mimic.