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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 12th May 2014)

May 14th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

This week I’ve decided to do the top 11 films, more on that a little bit later…

We have a new number one, putting the reign of The amazing Spider-man 2 to a end, so give a round of applause to comedy Bad Neighbours which has found its way to the top spot thanks to it taking over £5.5 million in its preview six days before official release, overall takings for the film were just under £8.5 million putting it behind Ted as the second highest grossing debut 15 rated comedy.

Into the rest of the chart and the reason why I’ve done a top 11 is to include The Wind Rises, now I know I’m being slightly biased, however with this being the last movie by Hayoa Miyazaki it needs to be mentioned, plus the film only opened up on a small 48 screens and still managed to take a healthy £199,598.

Other new films – and one event – in the chart include comedy drama Frank which went in at number 10, opera La Cenrentoia: Met Opera which hit the number eight spot and thriller Sabotage which hit one place higher at number seven.

New Releases: Only one film of any note is out this week and that’s Gareth Edwards’ take on the monster movie Godzilla.

11. The Wind Rises – (NE) – £199,598
10. Frank – £202,747
9. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £252,908 – £19,095,843
8. La Cenrentoia: Met Opera – (NE) – £285,597
7. Sabotage – (NE) – £300,521
6. Tarzan – £440,643 – £1,611,347
5. Pompeii – £505,186 – £2,230,156
4. Rio 2 – £551,655 – £13,289,929
3. The Other Woman – £928,788 – £7,121,577
2. The Amazing Spider-man 2 – £1,286,356 – £22,281,550
1. Bad Neighbours – (NE) – £8,446,240

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