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UK & US Box office countdown

August 13th, 2014 by Stuart Miller Comments

It looks like the strength of the Guardians of the Galaxy couldn’t hold off the might of Will, Simon, Jay and Neil, also known as the Inbetweeners, from taking over the top of the UK charts.

The Inbetweeners opened up to an insane £12.5 million in its opening weekend, £2.7 million of that was in its opening day, making it the highest opening for any film this year and putting the movie on course to beat the takings of the first one which ended with a impressive £45 million in it’s cinema run.

As for other new films in this week’s chart, well their wasn’t any as Planes: Fire and Rescue launched last week in Scotland and Ireland and it only features in this week’s chart thanks to its release in the rest of the UK.

Upcoming – Takings for the whole of August are on course for a record, thanks to the takings of the Inbetweeners movie and that continues with this week’s set of releases thanks to the third in the Expendables franchise, with it getting a 12A certificate as it should mean higher takings.

Other films on release are the animated football adventure The Unbeatables and the latest comedy starring Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness.

10. Transformers: Age of Extinction – £174,300 – £19,074,771
9. The Purge: Anarchy – £320,365 – £3,969,494
8. Hercules – £423,677 – £4,631,015
7. The Nut Job – £458,360 – £1,772,492
6. Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – £522,863 – £1,416,488
5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £893,792 – £19,498,676
4. Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – £1,041,322 – £1,138,896
3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £1,743,778 – £27,053,291
2. Guardians of the Galaxy – £3,332,179 – £13,840,330
1. The Inbetweeners 2 – (NE) – £12,538,114

US Chart

Over the pond in the US those heroes in a half shell, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, found enough martial arts skills to beat the Guardians of the Galaxy to find itself as the new number one film.

Other new entries in this week’s top ten went to dance sequel Step Up All In which went in at number six, drama The Hundred-Foot Journey at number four and disaster film Into the Storm at number three.

The top 5 looked like this:

5. Lucy
4.The Hundred-Foot Journey (NE)
3. Into the Storm – (NE)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (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