Taken 3’s reign at the top of the chart has finally come to a end; however, it wasn’t knocked off the top spot by one of this week’s new films, but rather it is last week’s highest new entry, American Sniper, that finds its way to the top of the chart.
When it comes to new films in the chart there were three in total: going in at number eight was the remake of the 80s thriller The Gambler starring Mark Wahlberg, hitting the number seven spot was comedy (I use that word lightly) starring Johnny Depp as bumbling idiot Mortdecai, the highest new entry though went to brilliant Sci-Fi thriller from the mind of Alex Garland with Ex_Machina at number five.
Upcoming - It’s another week where four films have the chance to be part of next week’s top ten. On release is the animated adventure from the minds of Disney Big Hero 6, very strange and quirky comedy drama Inherent Vice, slick spy action film Kingsman: Secret Service and Australian drama Son of a Gun.
10. Whiplash – £376,485 – £1,280,311
9. Birdman – £380,113 – £4,668,049
8. The Gambler – (NE) – £381,554
7. Mortdecai – (NE) – £484,878
6. Paddington – £748,628 – £34,975,237
5. Ex Machina – (NE) – £1,093,952
4. Into the Woods – £1,347,845 – £7,272,642
3. The Theory of Everything – £1,588,737 -£14,739,154
2. Taken 3 – £1,809,724 – £15,171,997
1. American Sniper – £2,539,534 – £6,617,063
US Top 5
Well, nothing seems to be able to move American Sniper from the top of the chart as the film has managed to go past the $200 million in just two weeks.
The only new entry in the top five went to thriller The Boy Next Door which went in at number two.
One film missing from the top five was Johnny Depp’s new movie Mortdecai which has officially bombed at the box office, the film took in just over $4 million on a budget of $60 million.
5. Taken 3
4. The Wedding Ringer
2. The Boy Next Door – (NE)
1. American Sniper