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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 6th January 2014)

January 8th, 2014 by Stuart Miller Comments

Well, it looks like the reign of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug has finally come to an end thanks to one of this week’s new entries, the film sat nice and smug (Smaug?) at the top of the chart for three weeks, however along came American Hustle to knock it off its perch and claim the top spot for itself.

Other new films in the chart includes drama Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom which went in at number seven, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones which has scared its way into the number five spot and the final new entry went to comedy Last Vegas which went in to the number four spot.

New Releases – Two new films of note  out this week, heavily tipped for Oscar and BAFTA awards winner 12 Years a Slave and comedy film Delivery Man.

10. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – £538,493
9. Walking With Dinosaurs – £757,637
8. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – £1,184,474
7. Mandela: A Long Walk to Freedom – (NE) – £1,472,500
6. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues – £1,543,091
5. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones – (NE) – £1,584,354
4. Last Vegas – (NE) – £1,811,695
3. Frozen – £2,922,721
2. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug – £3,200,972
1. American Hustle – (NE) – £3,467,644

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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