11th June 2014
The biggest of the weeks new releases hits the top of the box office with no current releases able to challenge it.
The 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street debuts at the top of the box office this week with a weekend take of around £4.8 million.
21 Jump Street was released in March 2012, a tougher time of year for a films release, it debuted at 2 taking £1.5 on it's debut going on to take nearly 10 million over 7 weeks. With better reviews this time around 22 should do better.
Jump Street removes last week top film Maleficent down to the runner up position although it still manages a £2 million weekend with a 10 day gross of £11 million.
Little else doing well on the box office this week, especially Grace of Monaco with enters the box office at 9 with just over £200,000 is takings, the one off D-Day concert did better from far less screens.
This time last year and despite the terrible reviews Will Smith and son debuted at the top with After Earth knocking The Hangover Part III to second place.
Five years ago the Terminator saga continued with Terminator Salvation taking over at the top on it's debut knocking Night at the Museum 2 down to second place.
Ten years ago Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban took over from The Day After Tomorrow at the top which fell to second place.
Fifteen years ago Notting Hill retained it's place at the top for a second week leaving Human Traffic to debut at 3 at the highest new film.
Twenty years ago Four Weddings and a Funeral was still the top film around with Beverly Hills Cop III and Bad Girls debuting well.
Twenty Five years ago Indianan Jones and the Last Crusade was still the top film in June with the Bond film Licence to Kill and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels debuting well.
5th June 2014
Despite a crowded weekend of releases at the box office when the figures came in it was clear that there was a big winner and the Disney Hype machine had worked yet again.
Angelina Jolie takes her first big budget role in a number of years in Maleficent and with ease becomes the biggest film of the week with a £6.6 million take.
Disney are on a roll, it looks like Maleficent will be a sizeable hit and their last film, Frozen, has become one of the biggest film of all time taking over $1 Billion world wide.
After a single week at the top X-Men Days of Future Past drops a single place to the runner up spot with £3.5 million for the weekend and £19.5 million in total.
Also released this week and charted were
Edge of Tomorrow
A Million Ways to Die In The West
A year ago there was little move at the box office as The Hangover Part III held on for a second week and the highest new film was The Purge starring Ethan Hawke at number 6.
Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 held on for another week keeping Drag Me To Hell from Sam Raimi to debut at 2.
Ten years ago The Day After Tomorrow debuted strong at the top of the box office leaving Troy to fall down to number 2.
Fifteen years ago Notting climbed up to the top after a number 6 debut from a limited release knocking She's All That to the number 2 spot.
29th May 2014
This week, as expected, there was no stopping the might of X-Men Days of Future Past as they easily made their way to the top of the box office in their debut week of release in the UK.
Days of Future Past is now the 4th, or 2nd, or 8th film in the series depending on which way you look at it, and over the bank holiday weekend took and impressive £9.1 million.
Compared to previous film on their debut weekend, X-Men First Class earned £5.4 on it's debut, 3.7 million below, X-Men The Last Stand earned £7.1 million, 2 million below and just for completion The Wolverine took £4.7 million, nearly 4.3 million below.
Last weeks top film, Godzilla fell to number two this week, the monster film has taken £11.8 million in 10 days of release.
Other new film this week are
Postman Pat The Movie at 4
Blended at 5
Fading Gigolo at 11
Legends of Oz Dorothys Return at 13
Kochadaiiyaan at 14
This time last year The Hangover Part III was riding the top of the box office on it's debut weekend knocking Fast and Furious 6 into the runner up spot.
Five years ago Night at the Museum 2 hit the number one spot also on it's debut and knocked Angels and Demons to number two.
Ten years ago Troy moved up to the top spot after it's debut the previous week knocking Van Helsing into the runner up spot, the highest new film was Bad Education at five.
Fifteen years ago debuting at the top was She's All That knocking Forces of Nature to number 3.