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Monday, 24 May 2010

UK Box Office 21-23 May

The hottest weekend of the year kept audiences away from cinemas, but the few that did show up seemed to go ga-ga for STREETDANCE 3D, boding well for Universal's release later in the year of STEP UP 3D...the final STREETDANCE figures include a whole week of previews. PRINCE OF PERSIA opened to a disappointing third place, probably dashing any hopes Disney had of a PIRATES repeat. And Lionsgate can't be happy with the result for BAD LIEUTENANT, which presents a tough marketing conundrum: too arthouse for the mainstream, too Nic Cage for the arthouse.

1- STREETDANCE 3D (£2,412,326)
2- ROBIN HOOD (£1,357,214)
3- PRINCE OF PERSIA (£1,296,407)
4- IRON MAN 2 (£522,030)
5- KITES (£233,470)
6- FOUR LIONS (£194,437)
7- NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (£194,317)
8- HOT TUN TIME MACHINE (£192,135)
9- BAD LIEUTENANT (£167,843)
10- THE BACK UP PLAN (£158,483)

4 comments:

  1. Bad Lieutenant is one of the best films I've seen this year. I didn't think it was too "arthouse" at all. Anyway, what are our Arthouses (not just you!) showing next week? Sex & The Fraking City 2!?! I know it's probably gonna be hot outside... I know it's Half-Term... But are there ANY "proper" films out next week? Had a look at the schedules, and there's nothing to get excited about until Chris Nolan's Inception... And that's in JULY! (OK, I haven't seen YOUR line-up for June yet - and I'm not too proud to eat my words, if required!)

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  2. I agree-Bad Lieutenant is very agreeably bonkers-at least there were no naked women being beaten up(cf the last 2 films I saw-Agora & the disappearence of Alice Creed)Nic Cage's character was quite tender towards his hooker girl-friend.As for SATC- Bradshaw's review is hilarious-I've actually seen Satantango(and enjoyed it)-perhaps we can have a showing as light relief-or,even Spongebob Squarepants.I just hope that SATC makes the money as required,otherwise there's no excuse

    Jenifer seat A9

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  3. PS-anyway,Nic Cage has arthouse credentials-Leaving Las Vegas,Bringing out the Dead,Rumble Fish,Birdy,Wild at Heart,etc,etc,.Who could resist that inimitable horse face?

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  4. SATC has already made more money before it even opened than Bad Lieutenant did all week long....sad but true!

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