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Fury at the UK top spot

Fury at the UK top spot

Brad Pitt’s WW2 film Fury hit the top spot last weekend by pulling in £2,692,786 over three days plus previews. For a film that is relatively straight forward, a plot not based on a real life event or a must see hook, it has generated a lot of praise with the box office revenue showing Pitt may s...

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Teenage Ninja Mutant Turtles grab the UK top spot

Knocking Gone Girl off the top spot, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles debuted with an impressive £4,785,448 making it the biggest opening for a film since The Inbetweeners 2 in early August. The film is based on the franchise of the same name and a reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series...

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

Gone Girl remains lost at the UK top spot

For a second week, Gone Girl easily holds on to the top spot with £3,064,545 which now brings its gross to £9,827,252 in the UK alone. The David Fincher thriller is doing particularly well considering that its 18 certificate makes it unavailable to a significant slice of regular cinemagoers and ha...

Alpha Papa barely manages to reach top spot in the UK box office

Alpha Papa barely manages to reach top spot in the UK box office

Alan Partridge’s first big screen outing has secured the top spot in the UK box office on its opening weekend of release. Steve Coogan returns to portray Alan Partridge, a fictional radio and television presenter created by Coogan, Armando Iannucci and other writers for the BBC Radio 4 show On the...

Smurfs hit big in the UK

Smurfs hit big in the UK

The Smurfs 2 came up trumps at last weekend’s box office. The American 3D animation comedy film, is loosely based on the comic series of the same name and is the second in the projected trilogy.  The film is dedicated to Jonathan Winters, who was a comedian and actor for many years and voiced Pap...

Wolverine claws to the top spot in UK

Wolverine claws to the top spot in UK

Hitting the top spot at the box office last weekend was The Wolverine making a total of £4,694,092. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine in the sixth installment of the X-Men film series. Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance to help with a conflict that forces him to face hi...

How did The Conjuring conjure the masses?

How did The Conjuring conjure the masses?

This weekend, The Conjuring, a small budget horror movie about a family who endure frightening experiences after moving into a possessed house , beat Hollywood’s big blockbusters like R.I.P.D and Turbo in the US box office, debuting to $41 million.  Why do filmgoers have such an insatiable appeti...

Low budget The Conjuring beats Hollywood blockbusters at the US box office

Low budget The Conjuring beats Hollywood blockbusters at the US box office

A $20 million horror pic The Conjuring performed better than expected and crowned the North American box office this weekend, debuting to a whopping $41.5 million. Directed by James Wan, the film tells the true story of paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga...

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