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UK top ten box office countdown (24 October, 2012)

October 24th, 2012 by Stuart Miller Comments

Finally Liam Neeson in Taken 2 has been knocked off the top spot by one of this week’s new entries, however in a small way, the new number one cheated a little which will not make the big man very happy.

Four new films entered this week’s chart, first off going in at number nine was the critically acclaimed drama Beasts of the Southern Wild, going in at a very low number six was Tim Burton’s return to animation with Frankenweenie, hitting the number two spot – and taking less that the third in the series – was the boring Paranormal Activity 4. This week’s biggest new release was Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted, however the film had a big advantage as it was released in Scotland one week earlier.

10. Brave – £176.827
9. Beasts of the Southern Wild – (NE) – £181.801
8. The Perks of Being a Wallflower – £213.091
7. Sinister – £711.918
6. Frankenweenie – (NE) – £741.683
5. Looper – £781.211
4. Hotel Transylvania – £1.023.722
3. Taken 2 – £2.264.856
2. Paranormal Activity 4 – (NE) – £2.544.701
1. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted – (NE) – £6.030.904

New Releases – Only 2 new films are out this week to take your money. First of is small British comedy horror starring Ross Noble called Stitches, however the biggest new release of the week and the movie that WILL be at the top of the chart this time next week is Daniel Craig’s return as James Bond 007 in Skyfall.

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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