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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 01 July 2013)

July 4th, 2013 by Marc Comments

Well, it seems the Man of Steel can be stopped as he no longer holds the title of the number one movie thanks to it being blown away by one of this week’s new films.

Three new films entered this week’s chart. First off, going in at number five and taking a very low £206,000 was Hummingbird starring Jason Statham, this is his lowest taking movie since his career kicked off before this it was Blitz that only managed to take £260,000 in its opening weekend. The next highest new entry went to comedy movie This is the End featuring actors Seth Rogan and James Franco opened at number four but slightly behind what it should have taken.

The highest new entry this week went to Despicable Me 2 which opened up to a huge £14 million thanks to taking nearly £6 million in its preview weekend so it managed a huge £9 million, the only animated film to top that was Toy Story 3 back in 2010 which opened up to nearly £12 million and that went on to smash the £70 million mark, if it stays on course then it should be the highest taking movie of the year, ahead of Les Miserable and Iron Man 3.

New Releases – Only two new films will be trying to make a dent in Despicable Me 2’s takings next week, we also have two smaller films which shouldn’t bother the chart that much. Firstly the two smaller movies are surfing drama starring Gerrard Butler Chasing Mavericks and a documentary about the band Pussy Riot. The two biggest films of the week are comedy movie The Internship starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and a new thriller about the world of illusion Now You See Me.

10 – Epic – £90,210 – £12,855,171
9. Before Midnight
– £120,046 – £505,262
8. The Hangover Part 3
– £142,155 – £19,165,262
7. After Earth
– £157,622 – £6,137,273
6. Behind the Candelabra
– £187,395 – £2,918,724
5. Hummingbird – (NE) –
4. This is the End – (NE)
– £1,390,323
3. World War Z
– £2,422,917 – £9,831,101
2. Man of Steel
– £2,433,576 – £26,223,494
1. Despicable Me 2 – (NE)
– £14,822,427

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….