Third week at the top for The Wolf in the UK
Remaining in the top spot for its third week is Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street which has made another impressive £2,385,585, racking up a total of £14,964,390 in the UK. The film follows the true story of financial fraudster Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, and his rise to the high life to his downfall.
Four weeks on release for 12 Years a Slave, which is a non-mover at second place, has brought in £1,422,066 from cinema ticket sales. The film has made a gross of £13,693,375 in the UK alone.
American romantic comedy That Awkward Moment is new in third place after making £961,167 during its opening weekend in the UK. The film that stars Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Imogen Poots, Mackenzie Davis, and Jessica Lucas, follows the story of three best friends who find themselves at that confusing moment in every relationship when you have to decide where is this going? That Awkward Moment has been received to negative reviews with Jason Korsner of UK Screen stating, ‘With a sharper script and tighter direction it could have worked, but the execution is so lazy and clumsy that it leaves you thinking that the awkward moment in question is the one where you go back to the box office to ask for your money back.’
I, Frankenstein, an Australian-American fantasy action film, is based on the graphic novel of the same name and has made it to fourth place with £811,365 in its opening weekend. The film stars Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, and Miranda Otto, and follows Frankenstein creature as he finds himself caught in a centuries old war between two immortal clans. I, Frankenstein was heavily panned by critics, with Rotten Tomatoes consensus stating, ‘Loud, incoherent and dramatically listless, I, Frankenstein is a remarkably dull fantasy adventure that fails to generate much excitement or interest in its characters.’
After an astounding nine weeks in the box office charts, computer animated comedy Frozen, looks to be going nowhere in fifth place, making £777,670 last weekend, tallying up its gross in the UK to £36,482,926.
Sixth place, and in its opening weekend, sees American war film Lone Survivor after making £751,564 in the UK. The film is set during the War in Afghanistan, and dramatises the failed United States Navy SEALs mission Operation Red Wings, in which a four-man SEAL reconnaissance and surveillance team was tasked to track Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana and has been received to largely positive reviews, with Jason Korsner of UK Screen stating, ‘It’s an efficient and effective military thriller, strengthened by believable camaraderie, but weakened by the decision to retain the title of the source book.’
In seventh place, and in its second week, is action thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. The film follows Jack Ryan, a young covert CIA analyst, who uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit has made a total of £2,536,394 in the UK, with £665,007 coming from last weekend’s ticket sales.
Slipping down to eighth place, from last week’s fifth, is David O. Russell’s 1970s crime caper American Hustle. The film has made £572,485 in its seventh week, grossing £12,197,034.
Down to ninth place for the Coen Brothers, Inside Llewyn Davis, which on its second week on release made £437,532. The film tells the story about one week in the life of a singer who is active in New York’s folk music scene in 1961. Inside Llewyn Davis has made £1,601,327 in the UK so far.
Lastly, in tenth place is August: Osage County which has made £287,612 in its second weekend on release and brings a total of £1,269,680 in the UK. The film follows the lives of the strong-willed sisters of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them.
Look out for next week: The Dallas Buyers Club, Robocop, The Invisible Woman and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.