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UK Box Office Top Ten breakdown (May 17, 2012)

May 17th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Here’s the first of our new weekly look at the UK Box Office Top Ten, courtesy of our brothers over at The Monday Movie Show

Nothing can seem to shake The Avengers off the top of the chart with the group of superhero’s now passing the £40 million mark in only 18 days.

3 new films entered this week’s top 10, first off going in at number 9 was Mel Gibson’s action film How I Spent my Summer Vacation, doing 1 place better but taking £1 million less than the original movie is Piranha 3DD, however it was Johnny Depp’s latest team up with Tim Burton in Dark Shadows that was the highest new entry at number 3.

10 – Hunger Games – £143.542 – £23.480.585
9 – How i Spent my Summer Vacation – (NE) – £152.728
8 – Piranha 3DD – (NE) – £242.889
7 – Salmon Fishing in the Yemen – £259.550 – £5.316.260
6 – Safe – £298.201 – £1.552.728
5 – Beauty and the Beast 3D – £422.924 – £1.837.991
4 – The Lucky One – £431.576 – £2.311.538
3 – Dark Shadows – (NE) – £2.404.029
2 – American Pie: Reunion – £2.546.626 – £12.208.052
1 – Avengers Assemble – £4.169.087 – £40.279.282

New Releases – Only 2 new films will be trying to take your money off you, first off is over the top insane martial arts action film The Raid and your other choice is Sasha Baron Cohen in The Dictator.

So for this week, The Hulk and the boys really are untouchable!


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….