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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 12 April 2013)

April 18th, 2013 by Stuart Miller Comments

Well, The Croods has finally had its day in the sun as it wasn’t able to hold on to the top spot for another week, instead one of this week’s new entries has taken its place.

Three new films entered this week’s chart. First off, going in a much higher than expected number four, was drama The Place Beyond the Pines, this will come as a big surprise to the distributors as the film was only released in a limited number of screens. Into the top three and we find comedy parody film Scary Movie 5, it’s not all good news though for the film as it has taken less than the fourth entry in the series in it’s opening weekend. This week’s highest new entry and the new number one, went to sci-fi film Oblivion, the film managed this feat by being released two days earlier than its rivals, netting itself a nice extra £1.7 million.

10. The Host – £239,291 – £3,227,965
9. Dark Skies – £308,456 – £1,872,838
8. Trance – £339,480 – £4,103,341
7. OZ the Great and Powerful – £391,733 – £14,668,721
6. Jack the Giant Slayer – £451,509 – £7,081,962
5. GI Joe Retaliation – £525,234 – £6,909,942
4. The Place Beyond the Pines – (NE) – £671,119
3. Scary Movie 5 – (NE) – £1,085,932
2. The Croods – £1,999,475 – £22,736,517
1. Oblivion – (NE) – £4,959,386

New Releases: This week sees the release of a couple of big films that should do well at the box office and a couple of smaller films too. First off, the big two, if action is what you are after then the film of choice for you is Olympus Has Fallen, your other big choice of the week is horror remake/re-imagining/reboot Evil Dead. If you want a smaller film then you have the drama Promised Land starring Matt Damon and then also Australian horror film Bait 3D.

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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