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Monday, 19 October 2009

UK Box Office 16-18 Oct

This week UP continues its undisputed reign, while rom-com bromance Vince Vaughn-Jon Favreau reunion COUPLES RETREAT debuts at number 2. Terry Gilliam's troubled production THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS came in with at number 3, buoyed by Heath Ledger's final on screen appearance. Here's the Top 10:

1- UP (£5,161,152)(Only 35% of the screens were 3D, but took 63% of the total)
2- COUPLES RETREAT (£1,347,567)
3- THE IMAGINARIUM OF DR PARNASSUS (£900,359)
4- THE INVENTION OF LYING (£589,778)
5- ZOMBIELAND (£576,932)
6- FAME (£455,477)
7- TRIANGLE (£260,526)
8- HALLOWEEN II (£237,429)
9- LOVE HAPPENS (£217,696)
10-CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS (£208,000)

Hard to believe that Tarantino's INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, at nearly three hours long, with middling reviews and in three different languages, has surpased the £10,000,000 mark. It shows that positive word of mouth can overcome any obstacles. A classy campaign from Universal didn't hurt.

1 comment:

  1. It heartens me to see a Terry Gilliam film doing so well - especially one that must have been so emotionally and artistically challenging to get on the Big Screen at all. OK, so it's not exactly a masterpiece, but it should be seen and supported by EVERYONE who considers themselves a fan of film! And kudos to The Grand Old Duke for carrying it on into a second week - Dr. K says it deserves a repeat viewing... And, for once, I thoroughly agree with him!?!

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