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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 26 April 2013)

May 2nd, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

As predicted, last week’s number one, Olympus Has Fallen, only managed to make it one week at the top of the chart as a new film out smashed it off its perch.

You can probably guess what film went straight into the number one spot but just in case you don’t know, it was Iron Man 3 by taking just under £14 million in its opening weekend but how well did it do against the other films in the series and ultimately against The Avengers?

Well, first off this is the highest taking Iron Man film out of the three, out doing the second in the series by £5 million, the good news continues for the film as it has out done The Avengers with its global takings by more than $10 million, however it’s not all good news, the film didn’t manage to take more than the Avengers in the UK as that managed just under £16 million in its opening weekend beating Iron Man 3 by nearly £2 million.

Oh and there was one more  film out this week, just in case you forgot, in the form of The Look of Love which went into the number seven spot

10. OZ the Great and Powerful – £70,191 – £14,987,064
9. Love is All you Need
– £129,465 – £506,875
8. Scary Movie 5
– £162,231 – £2,344,473
7. The Look of Love – (NE)
– £208,557
6. The Place Beyond the Pines
– £422,035 – £2,403,464
5. Evil Dead
– £538,466 – £2,560,331
4. The Croods
– £605,589 – £24,485,693
3. Oblivion
– £682,543 – £9,453,544
2. Olympus Has Fallen
– £913,370 – £4,003,912
1. Iron Man 3 – (NE)
– £13,711,048

New Releases – if you are after a new film to see this week then you have a couple of small ones to choose from. First up, is a comedy film from the creators of The Hangover, 21 and Over. Your next movie choice is revenge thriller Dead Man Down and your final choice is comedy drama The Eye of the Storm.


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