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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 05th August 2013)

August 8th, 2013 by Stuart Miller Comments

It’s really nice when you get a big shake up in the top ten and this week’s is one of those times, last week’s number one, The Wolverine, couldn’t hold on to the top spot this week thanks to a lot of new films giving it a good fight.

Five new films went into this week’s chart. Firstly going in at number nine was violent drama Only God Forgives starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Drives Nicolas Winding Refn, the next new entry went to action comedy sequel Red 2 which only managed to go in at number seven, however it did take just over £1 million. We jump into the top three for the final new entries of the week and these films have taken over the chart; going in at number three was horror film from director James Wan, The Conjuring, hitting number two was action comedy starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, The Heat. The highest new entry and the new number one went to those blue annoying creatures the Smurfs in The Smurfs 2.

New Releases – Again it’s a week when there is a lot of new films to choose from, in fact we have four new releases and they are: comedy film Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Armie Hammer teams up with Johnny Depp for The Lone Ranger, Percy Jackson returns in Percy Jackson: The Sea of Monsters and your final film is comedy sequel Grown Ups 2.

10. Now You See Me – £436,597 – £10,260,473
9. Only God Forgives – (NE)
– £466,917
8. The Worlds End
– £681,301 – £7,467,170
7. Red 2 – (NE)
– £1,023,349
6. Despicable Me 2
– £1,289,450 – £38,451,837
5. Monsters University
– £1,753,216 – £20,836,976
4. The Wolverine
– £1,800,640 – £9,532,590
3. The Conjuring – (NE)
– £2,156,124
2. The Heat – (NE)
– £2,500,522
1. The Smurfs 2 – (NE)
– £3,220,911


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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