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May 30th, 2012 by Stuart Miller 2 Comments

Not a very good week at the box office and that’s thanks to the really warm weather here in the UK, so despite there being 4 new entries in the top 10 and there being a new number 1, this week saw some of the lowest takings since last October.

As said above, four new films graced this week’s chart, first off hitting the number 10 spot, despite only being on 26 screens, was comedy Sci-Fi film Iron Sky, going in at number 7 was the latest film from Wes Anderson, Moonrise Kingdom, hitting the number 4 spot but doing worse that what was expected of it was What to Expect When You’re Expecting, however it was the Men in Black in their third outing that went straight into the top spot, but it’s not good news for the film, the takings for MIB 3 were way down from the 1st and 2nd films and this is the worst debuting number 1 film for a while.

10. Iron Sky – (NE) – £66.076
9. Beauty and the Beast 3D – £69.795 – £2.475.361
8. The Raid – £116.340 – £805.399
7. Moonrise Kingdom – (NE) – £251.760
6. American Pie: Reunion – £362.323 – £15.813.594
5. Dark Shadows – £409.560 – £6.236.054
4. What to Expect when You’re Expecting – (NE) – £661.617
3. Avengers Assemble – £872.664 – £46.891.709
2. The Dictator – £1.078.155 – £7.563.554
1. Men in Black 3 – (NE) – £2.953.736

New Releases – It’s a very big week for films in the UK as we have 2 huge films and one that nobody wanted, first off the nobody which see’s the return of Top Cat however this time in 3D. On to the 2 big films though, the first one is another telling of Snow White this time Starring Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman however it’s the return of Ridley Scott to the Alien genre that fans have been waiting for, so for me the biggest film out this week can only be Prometheus.

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Stuart is co-founder and one of the hosts of the Monday movie show. Ever since the age of two he's been a huge movie fan, especially horror films since one of the first films he ever watched was Poltergeist, yes at age two. Since then he can't stop watching films and over the years it has become a bit of an obsession, but it's not just films that he has a passion for; he's also a huge videogame fanatic and has also been known for belting out the odd tune or two. For more on what Stuart does visit

  • Anonymous

    The Raid deserves to be higher. It’s cinematic genius held back only by it’s lack of Hollywood stars. I’m interested to see which one tops this week though, in takings and quality of film between Snow White and Prometheus.

  • Langmike29

    PROMETHEUS was the real deal, Sci FI for adults.

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