Despite it having the highest opening of any film this year, the Hunger Games: Mockingjay part 1 could only hold on to the top spot for one week, this is thanks to the loveable bear from Peru, Paddington, not only has the film become this week’s new number one but also found its way to the number two spot of the highest opening for a kids’ film this year, behind the Lego Movie.
Other new entries in this week’s chart went to the event screening of Hockney which went in at number eight and comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 which could only manage the number four spot.
There was one other film that managed to creep its way back into the top ten thanks to the sing-a-long version being screened in over 400 screens and that’s Disney’s all conquering Frozen which went back into the chart at number seven.
Upcoming - A lot of films will be trying to get your attention this week and a very mixed bag they are, on offer is kids’ animated spin-off from the Madagascar series with Penguins of Madagascar, dark thriller Black Sea, comedy St Vincent, horror the Pyramid and kids Christmas adventure film Get Santa.
10. The Drop – £102,694 – £1,518,000
9. Mr Turner – £135,234 – £5,981,481
8. Hockney – (NE) – £161,163
7. Frozen – £177,859 – £40,960,083
6. Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey – £795,078 – £4,652,720
5. Interstellar – £1,157,875 – £18,001,495
4. Horrible Bosses 2 – (NE) – £1,257,808
3. The Imitation Game – £1,416,229 – £9,478,313
2. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 – £4,908,192 – £21,247,573
1. Paddington – (NE) – £5,125,519
Even though the Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 got knocked off the top spot in the UK over in the US it managed to hold on to the number one spot for a second week despite a good challenge from animated adventure Penguins of Madagascar.
The only other new entry in this week’s top five went to comedy sequel Horrible Bosses 2 which went in at number five.
5. Horrible Bosses 2 – (NE)
3. Big Hero 6
2. Penguins of Madagascar – (NE)
1. Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1