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UK & US Box office countdown WE 20 Oct 2014

October 23rd, 2014 by Stuart Miller Comments

Gone Girl has had a fantastic run at the top of the charts and it had to come to an end sometime – annd it’s thanks to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Taking just under £5 million in its opening weekend, the film started off with a better result than expected.

Other new entries in the chart included British comedy drama with a hint of music in Northern Soul, the Robert Downey JR drama The Judge going in at number nine, and romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five.

New Releases – A lot of new films are out this week, so hopefully the chart will have a different look to it, on offer is war drama starring Brad Pitt and directed by David Ayre with Fury, horror film that has been getting high praise with The Babadook, animated adventure in The Book of Life and Bradly Cooper stars in drama Serena.

10. Northern Soul – (NE) – £278,829
9. The Judge – (NE) – £420,720
8. The Equalizer – £429,406 – £6,390,768
7. Dracula Untold – £438,037 – £4,454,648
6. The Boxtrolls – £464,345 – £7,374,623
5. The Best of Me – (NE) – £636,842
4. The Maze Runner – £4,458,300 – £4,364,748
3. Annabelle – £1,465,919 – £4,585,010
2. Gone Girl – £2,361,051 – £14,153,879
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – (NE) – £4,785,448 

US Chart

Over the last few weeks the chart has had a bit of a comeback compared to previous months, this week however saw takings down around 20% from the previous weeks, this however didn’t stop new films from taking over the top five.

Three new films went in the chart including romantic drama The Best of Me going in at number five, animated adventure with The Book of Life which went in at number three and war drama Fury which went straight in at number one.

5. The Best of Me – (NE)
4. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, no Good Very Bad Day
3. The Book of Life – (NE)
2. Gone Girl
1. Fury – (NE)

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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