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UK & US Box office countdown WE 18 Aug 2014

August 20th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Well, the Inbetweeners have managed to hold off any threat to their chart reign this week by staying on the number one spot despite the threat from the biggest collection of 80s action heroes ever formed.

Only two new films made their way into this week’s chart; firstly going in at a very low ninth spot was the latest comedy starring Simon Pegg in Hector and the Search for Happiness. This week’s highest new entry went to the third in the Expendables film which went in at a low number three, a large part of this is due to the movie being leaked a few weeks ago online so people have been watching in a way they shouldn’t.

Upcoming – This week sees three new films released which should each find a way into the chart, on offer is horror Deliver Us From Evil, the latest action film from Luc Besson with Lucy and disaster action film Into the Storm.

10. Hercules – £202,469 – £5,178,467
9. Hector and the Search for Happiness – (NE) – £240,222
8. The Nut Job – £303,849 – £2,612,704
7. Planes 2: Fire and Rescue – £507,044 – £2,487,625
6. Secret Cinema: Back to the Future – £531,767 – £2,121,843
5. How to Train your Dragon 2 – £647,613 – £21,165,875
4. Dawn of the Planet of the Ape – £1,093,872 – £29,557,135
3. The Expendables 3 – (NE) – £1,689,927
2. Guardians of the Galaxy – £2,114,664 – £18,798,710
1. The Inbetweeners 2 – £4,309,832 – £22,370,541.

US Chart

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have managed to hold on to the top spot for a second week without much of a challenge to their throne.

Three new films made their way into the top five with The Giver going in at number five, The Expendables 3 only managing the number four spot and not even making $20 million and buddy comedy movie Let’s Be Cops which went in at number three.

5. The Giver (NE)
4. The Expendables 3 (NE)
3. Let’s Be Cops (NE)
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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