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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 23rd February 2015)

February 26th, 2015 by Stuart Miller Comments

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Despite getting very mixed reviews from critics and suffering a hefty 66% drop from its opening weekend, Fifty Shades of Grey has managed to stay at the top of the chart and has also become the highest grossing 18-rated film of all time, bypassing The Wolf of Wall Street, and it managed it in only ten days.

There was a couple of new films that managed to creep into the chart too; firstly, going in at a low number six was teen Sci-Fi action film project Almanac, the highest new entry went to comedy The Wedding Ringer which went in at number five.

Upcoming – It’s not a big week for new films, however a few of them will be trying their best to crack into the top ten, on offer is comedy sequel Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, thriller starring Jennifer Lopez in The Boy Next Door, Will Smith stars in witty thriller Focus and there’s indie horror with It Follows.

10. American Sniper, £414,648 from 341 sites. Total: £13,021,706
9. Jupiter Ascending, £436,526 from 342 sites. Total: £3,925,912
8. The Theory of Everything, £445,461 from 324 sites. Total: £19,908,073
7. Peppa Pig: The Golden Boots, £504,253 from 407 sites. Total: £2,020,924
6. Project Almanac, £868,030 from 385 sites (new)
5. The Wedding Ringer, £990,445 from 384 sites (new)
4. Kingsman: The Secret Service, £1,216,457 from 457 sites. Total: £13,385,637
3. Shaun the Sheep the Movie, £2,429,181 from 561 sites. Total: £10,352,125
2. Big Hero 6, £2,581,806 from 575 sites. Total: £16,178,232
1. Fifty Shades of Grey, £4,597,092 from 596 sites. Total: £25,242,636

US Chart

Like the UK chart, Fifty Shades of Grey has managed to hold on to the top spot in the US as well, however the drop off was even bigger with the film dropping 74% from last weekend’s takings.

Two new films managed to make their way into the chart, but it’s the absent Hot Tub Time Machine 2 from the top five which has suprised the chart by managing the number seven spot.The two new films that did manage to get into the top five were comedy The DUFF hitting the number five spot and sport’s drama McFarland, USA hitting the number four spot.

5. The DUFF – (NE)
4. McFarland USA – (NE)
3. The Spongbob Movie: Sponge out of Water
2. Kingsman: The Secret Service.
1. Fifty Shades of Grey

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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