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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 10th August 2015)

August 16th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Despite the Fantastic Four reboot going straight in at number one at the box office, it isn’t all roses for the film because if you take out the amount that it took from previews then the movie would have only gone in at number three and Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation would have stayed at the top of the chart.

The only other new entry in this week’s chart went to the very tense and very well made thriller The Gift which hit the number five spot.

Upcoming – with the box office being down 52% this week on last year’s takings, all cinema chains will be hoping that this week’s batch of films could change that, so on offer is big screen reboot of The Man from U.N.C.L.E, comedy starring Simon Pegg in Absolutely Anything, vidoegame comedy adventure Pixels and comedy Trainwreck.

10. Amy, £95,725 from 103 sites. Total: £3,249,507
9. Jurassic World, £178,441 from 288 sites. Total: £63,331,890
8. Secret Cinema: The Empire Strikes Back, £261,750 from one site. Total: £3,752,940
7. Minions, £516,174 from 559 sites. Total: £41,803,599
6. Ant-Man, £565,319 from 457 sites. Total: £14,422,296
5. The Gift, £584,552 from 333 sites (new)
4. Southpaw, £793,255 from 416 sites. Total: £5,748,548
3. Inside Out, £1,957,627 from 623 sites. Total: £22,808,206
2. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, £2,408,562 from 581 sites. Total: £11,047,842
1. Fantastic Four, £2,686,176 from 539 sites (new)

US Chart

It’s a different story over in the US as Fantastic Four failed to knock Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation off the top of the chart.

The other new entry in this week’s chart went to thriller the Gift which hit the number three spot.

5. Ant-Man
4. Vacation
3. The Gift (NE)
2. Fantastic Foour (NE)
1. Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

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