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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 16th February 2015)

February 18th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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It was a foregone conclusion that Big Hero 6 wouldn’t be able to stay at the top of the chart this week as one sexy movie based on a novel that’s even sexier than its big screen brother has managed to not only go straight into the top spot, but also broke a few records on the way; that film is, of course, Fifty Shades of Grey

No other new film managed to get into the top 10 as no studio thought it wise to go up against the behemoth that was Fifty Shades, there was another new entry though but calling it a film is pushing it, that new entry was Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots.

Upcoming – Not a huge release for movies this week, however there are a few that might stand a chance of scraping into the bottom end of the chart; on offer is Sci-Fi  film Project Almanac, a thriller from director Michael Mann with Blackhat, and drama starring Jennifer Aniston in Cake and finally a mind-bending Sci-Fi thriller in Predestination.

10. Paddington – £208,857 – £36,110,763
9. Selma – £429,086 – £1,763,050
8. The Theory of Everything – £522,465 – £18,944,146
7. American Sniper – £641,174 – £12,207,451
6. Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots – (NE) – £687,417
5. Jupiter Ascending – £827,604 – £2,821,198
4. Kingsman: The Secret Service – £1,605,942 – £10,883,927
3. Shaun the Sheep: The Movie – £1,736,986 – £4,370,805
2. Big Hero 6 – £1,841,570 – £9,869,760
1. Fifty Shades of Grey – (NE) – £13,550,290

US Chart

It seems that the Juggernaut that is Fifty Shades of Grey managed to cast a huge spell on the US chart too, as not only has the movie gone straight into the number one spot, but it has managed to also claim the prize of having the highest opening of any R-rated film.

One other new film managed to crack the top five and that was action spy film Kingsman: The Secret Service which managed to enter the chart at number two taking just over $40 million.

5. Jupiter Ascending
4. American Sniper
3. Spongbob : Sponge out of Water
2. Kingman: The Secret Service – (NE)
1. Fifty Shades of Grey – (NE)

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….