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UK top ten box office countdown (11 October, 2012)

October 11th, 2012 by Stuart Miller Comments

Well last week’s number one, Looper, could only hold on to the top spot for one week as one of this week’s new entries (you can probably guess which one) has not only knocked it off the top spot but has beaten it to a bloody pulp.

Three new films graced this week’s top ten, in fact they all graced the top five. First off, going in at number four, was The Perks of Being a Wallflower starring Emma Watson, doing better and scaring people silly (not me though) was Sinister which went straight into the number three spot. This week’s number one however went to Taken 2 which smashed all preconceptions; not only has Taken 2 taken a lot of money, it has out done the first Taken film in the first weekend which only managed to reach the the £6 million mark in its entire run.

10. Hope Springs – £190.860 – £3.563.199
9. Untouchable – £245.343 – £964.308
8. Resident Evil: Retribution – £286.350 – £1.519.851
7. Brave – £304.735 – £21.570.349
6. The Campaign – £389.287 – £1.675.159
5. Paranorman – £797.754 – £5.263.993
4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – (NE) – £827.983
3. Sinister – (NE) – £1.435.722
2 . Looper – £1.519.503 – £5.412.102
1. Taken 2 – (NE) – £7.378.048

New Releases:  When it comes to new films out this week, none of them (in my opinion) should prove too much of a challenge to Taken 2, however if you want to see a new movie then you have a pick out of these: the second horror-themed animated film to come out this year in the form of Hotel Transylvania, your next choice is comedy film Hit and Run, you also have quirky indie comedy Ruby Sparks and your last choice is violent British film Pusher. There is one other option though as Madagascar 3 opens up in Scottish cinemas on Friday with it having a preview weekend across the country over the following two days, however it’s not officially out in the other territories until a week later.

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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

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