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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 12th August 2013)

August 15th, 2013 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

What a week in the chart it has been, not only has last week’s number one, The Smurfs 2, been knocked off the top spot by one of this week’s new entries but Despicable Me 2 has become the highest grossing film of the year, even though it’s not in the top ten – it has gone past Les Miserables which took just over £40 million.

Five new films went into this week’s chart, firstly going in at number ten and becoming the highest debut grossing Bollywood film is Chennai Express. Going into the top five, and at a very low number five, was big blockbuster The Lone Ranger, at number three is terrible comedy sequel Grown Ups 2. Now the top two films only had a gap of just under £30,000 between them, so at number two was Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and this week’s new number one is Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

New Releases – Again another week where you have a lot to choose from, so if you want to go and see something new then you have insane sequel Kick Ass 2, action comedy 2 Guns, silly horror featuring an earthquake in Aftershock and Disney release their latest animated film with Car’s spin-off Planes.

10. Chennai Express – (NE) – £935,671
9. The Wolverine – £936,956 – £11,957,742
8. The Heat – £954,132 – £4,900,666
7. The Smurfs 2 – £1,137,593 – £6,432,883
6. Monsters University – £1,200,912 – £23,998,963
5. The Lone Ranger – (NE) – £1,342,196
4. The Conjuring – £1,620,713 – £5,852,046
3. Grown Ups 2 – (NE) – £2,075,831
2. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – (NE) – £2,137,835
1. Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – (NE) – £2,175,850


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