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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 19th January 2015)

January 21st, 2015 by Stuart Miller Comments

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Despite a week where we had some really strong films nothing could knock Taken 3 off the top spot even though Clint Eastwood’s latest film American Sniper had a really good try.

Other new entries in this week’s chart went to event feature Met Opera: the Merry Widow going in at number ten, Reese Witherspoon’s personal drama Wild hitting the number nine spot and critically acclaimed drama Whiplash drumming its way into the number seven spot.

Upcoming – Last week we had nothing but dramas to select from this week, however it seems to be a week for thrillers with a comedy thrown into the mix, so on offer is Sci-Fi thriller from Alex Garland with Ex_Machina, Mark Wahlberg stars in The Gambler, Oscar Issac crops up for a second time in A Most Violent Year and Johnny Depp stars in goofy comedy Mordecai.

10. Met Opera: The Merry Widow – (NE) – £463,195
9. Wild – (NE) – £524,941
8. Birdman – £551,250 – £4,015,427
7. Whiplash – (NE) – £573,546
6. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – £640,490 – £40,331,079
5. Paddington – £943,320 – £34,067,531
4. Into the Woods – £1,999,377 – £5,368,800
3. The Theory of Everything – £2,326,473 – £11,942,161
2. American Sniper – (NE) – £2,530,473
1. Taken 3 – £3,295,309 – £12,223,651 

US Top 5

It seems that audience rushed to see American Sniper as it’s not only this weeks new number one knocking Taken 3 off the top spot but it managed to take over $100 million dollars in doing so.

It’s not all good news for the film as even though it has been getting good reviews the political stand point of the film seem’s to be dividing people, this hasn’t stop the film from rising from last weeks number 21 to this weeks number one.

Other new entries in the top five went to the latest comedy from Kevin Hart in the Wedding Ringer and the brilliant British family adventure in Paddington at number two.

5. Selma
4. Taken 3
3. The Wedding Ringer – (NE)
2. Paddington – (NE)
1. American Sniper

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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