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Monday, 14 September 2009

UK Box Office 11-13 Sep

DISTRICT 9 held the number one spot for a second week in a row, proving you don't need a huge budget or big stars to turn a smart script into a hit. DORIAN GRAY opened in third place. SORORITY ROW, JULIE & JULIA and ADVENTURELAND all opened modestly, and Tarantinos' BASTERDS defies critics and a long running time to achieve almost £10 million at the UK box office.

Here's the breakdown:

1 - DISTRICT 9 (£1,183,457)
2 - THE FINAL DESTINATION 3-D (£839,881)
3 - DORIAN GRAY (£587,687)
4 - 500 DAYS OF SUMMER (£580,692)
5 - SORORITY ROW (£543,745)
6 - JULIE & JULIA (£467,522)
7 - INGLORIOUS BASTERDS (£370,619)
8 - ALIENS IN THE ATTIC (£262,874)
9 - FUNNY PEOPLE (£218,209)
10 - ADVENTURELAND (£209,343)

5 comments:

  1. District 9 fully deserves its position at the top - looking forward to seeing it again in October. Two decent, intelligent, Sci-Fi movies in a year (D9 and Moon) - who would've thought it?! Avatar will, now, probably be rubbish (remember The Matrix coming out just before The Phantom Menace?) Like the idea of your new "Did You Miss?" screenings - and at different times, too (not just late nights or 11am on a Tuesday!) Great for those of us that work odd shift patterns...
    On a technical/geeky note, your current Digital Presentation of Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 is one of the finest I've ever seen - up there (appropriately!) with Public Enemies.

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  2. Good points there...we have a new programmer and she is very keen on getting more movies in - so look out not just for the Did You Miss category, but also additional shows she might drop in!
    I wish I could identify you, Binary S

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  3. at a guess-front row,Mondays,a gentleman,
    ,Gawd Bless Him,who offers an elderly lady her centre(or center) seat of choice-I may be wrong,but I know he's a sci-fi nut.Just seen Mesrine,on a Tuesday,for complicated reasons,and I completely agree about the projection.I saw something(don't ask) at the Odeon last week and couldn't get over how scuzzy the film looked,apart from the usual snap,crackle and pop

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  4. Well done, Anonymous! Are you the Lady in question?! I felt guilty about taking A9 as I know it's your favoured seat!

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  5. yes!But guilt dosesn't come into the equation

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