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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 02 February 2013)

March 6th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Wreck-It Ralph could only hold on to the top spot for one week as the chart was flooded with new entries and it was inevitable that it couldn’t hold its weight against the flood of new films.

Five new films graced this week’s chart and one film found its way back into the top ten despite it now being available on DVD. First up, the new entries and going in at number ten was Park Chan Wook’s strange film Stoker, one place above that was thriller Arbitrage, hitting the number seven spot was drama thriller Broken City. Into the top five now and at number five was was romantic drama Safe Haven and this week’s new number one went to Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters.

One quick thing to mention is that the film that has found its way back into the top ten thanks to the Oscars was the brilliant Argo.

10. Stoker – (NE) – £367,509
9. Arbitrage – (NE) – £402,873
8. Argo – £408,903 – £7,065,703
7. Broken City – (NE) – £499,283
6. Les Miserables – £503,161 – £38,884,766
5. Safe Haven – (NE) – £812,460
4. A Good Day to Die Hard – £823,723 – £9,711,292
3. Mama – £1,066,008 – £3,484,674
2. Wreck-It Ralph – £1,402,000 – £20,432,173
1. Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters – (NE) – £1,502,782

New Releases – A lot of new films will be trying to take your money this week so I will quickly go over them. First off the biggest movie of the week is adventure film Oz: The Great and Powerful, also on offer is action thriller Parker, Drama Robot and Frank, thriller from Steven Soderbergh Side Effects and on limited release is action film Fire with Fire.

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