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Monday, 31 January 2011

UK Box Office 28-30 Jan

Disney shows it still dominates the family market with a spectacular opening for TANGLED, buoyed by 3D ticket prices and the lack of animation or child-friendly product out there. A superb £11k screen average. THE KING'S SPEECH shows no signs of letting up on its fourth week, with minimal drop in takings. Of the new releases, only macho actioneer THE MECHANIC showed any power, with HEREAFTER & HOW DO YOU KNOW? limping out of the gate. BIUTIFUL and BARNEY'S VERSION did OK business for arthouses.


1- TANGLED (£5,095,736) (New)
2- THE KING'S SPEECH (£3,623,234)(4 weeks, £24,894,347)
3- BLACK SWAN (£2,563,245) (2 weeks, total £7,299,437)
4- THE MECHANIC (£919,366) (New)
5- THE DILEMMA (£669,367) (2 weeks, total £2,292,011)
6- THE GREEN HORNET (£655,628) (3 weeks, total £4,909,200)
7- HEREAFTER (£598,686) (New)
8- GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (£581,849) (5 weeks, total £14,453,679)
9- 127 HOURS (£408,585)(4 weeks, total £6,604,451)
10- HOW DO YOU KNOW? (£374,340) (New)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Oscar Nominations

The Oscar nominations were announced just over an hour ago, and no big surprises were revealed, with THE KING'S SPEECH leading the way with twelve nods, including Best Picture, Actor and Director. THE SOCIAL NETWORK picked up ten nominations and TRUE GRIT eight. Nice to see WINTER"S BONE on the Best Picture list.

The full list:

BEST PICTURE

TRUE GRIT
THE FIGHTER
TOY STORY 3
INCEPTION
THE KING'S SPEECH
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
WINTER'S BONE
BLACK SWAN
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
127 HOURS

BEST DIRECTOR

DAVID FINCHER
DAVID O. RUSSELL
DARREN ARONOFSKY
TOM HOOPER
JOEL & ETHAN COEN

BEST ACTOR

COLIN FIRTH
JAVIER BARDEM
JESSE EISENBERG
JAMES FRANCO
JEFF BRIDGES

BEST ACTRESS

ANNETTE BENNING
NICOLE KIDMAN
JENNIFER LAWRENCE
NATALIE PORTMAN
MICHELLE WILLIAMS

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

CHRISTIAN BALE
JOHN HAWKES
JEREMY RENNER
MARK RUFFALLO
GEOFFREY RUSH

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

AMY ADAMS
HELENA BONHAM CARTER
MELISSA LEO
HAILEE STANFIELD
JACKI WEAVER

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
TOY STORY 3
THE ILLUSIONIST

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

DOGTOOTH (GREECE)
BIUTIFUL (MEXICO)
OUTSIDE THE LAW (ALGERIA)
INCENDIES (CANADA)
IN A BETTER WORLD (DENMARK)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

TOY STORY 3
THE SOCIAL NETWORK
127 HOURS
WINTER'S BONE
TRUE GRIT

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

ANOTHER YEAR
THE FIGHTER
INCEPTION
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT
THE KING'S SPEECH

Monday, 24 January 2011

Uk Box Office 21-23 Jan

The phenomenon that is THE KING'S SPEECH rolls on with no signs of letting up. As Oscar time approaches, the buzz will become a fever and then, presumably, an epidemic. Its weekend gross was only very slightly down from last week's, showing the legs the film has. In any other week, BLACK SWAN's opening would have been a number one spot (specially with a near £8K screen average). High concept and star driven films THE DILEMMA and MORNING GLORY fail miserably, proving that churning out generic product only works if you have a recognisable property attached to it. N.E.D.S. had a robust opening with nearly £4K screen average, third highest average in the top 10.


1- THE KING'S SPEECH (£4,193,961) (3 weeks, total £18,272,615)
2- BLACK SWAN (£2,704,406) (New)
3- GREEN HORNET (£1,187,393) (2 weeks, total £3,830,737)
4- THE DILEMMA (£1,101,561) (New)
5- GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (£986,918) (4 weeks, total £13,726,584)
6- 127 HOURS (£803,929) (3 weeks, total £5,799,821)
7- LITTLE FOCKERS (£684,926) (5 weeks, total £18,250,519)
8- MORNING GLORY (£524,072)(New)
9- HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (£339,940)(10 weeks, total £51,850,426)
10- N.E.D.S.(£281,855)(New)

Monday, 17 January 2011

UK Box Office

Momentum was popping champagne as THE KING'S SPEECH conquered the box office for a second weekend in a row, this time with even an even higher gross and screen average. With a Golden Globe in the bag, and Oscars surely on their way, this film has 'legs' and could run for months. Many arthouse cinemas across the country were also celebrating in-house box office records (including the Dukes), wishing there were more adult crossover hits like these.

1- THE KING'S SPEECH (£4,390,184) (2 weeks, total £10,739,800)
2- THE GREEN HORNET (£1,876,030) (New)
3- 127 HOURS (£1,339,954) (2 weeks, total £4,364,963)
4- GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (£1,247,401) (3 weeks, total £12,490,712)
5- LITTLE FOCKERS (£1,219,165) (4 weeks, total £17,154,981)
6- LOVE & OTHER DRUGS (£603,513) (3 weeks, total £4,689,964)
7- THE NEXT THREE DAYS (£538,118) (2 weeks, total £1,997,035)
8- HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (£529,785) (9 weeks, total £51,325,438)
9- CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF DAWN TREADER (£407,421) (6 weeks, total £13,547,819)
10- TRON LEGACY (£330,423) (5 weeks, total £9,753,146)

Golden Globes


In a foreshadowing of what is to come at the Oscars, THE SOCIAL NETWORK swept all the top categories at this year's Golden Globes, including Best Picture, Director and Screenplay. Colin Firth, unsurprisingly, took the top Actor prize, and Natalie Portman Best Actress. Here's the full list:

BEST PICTURE, DRAMA
The Social Network

BEST PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
The Kids Are All Right

ACTOR, DRAMA
Colin Firth - The King's Speech

ACTRESS, DRAMA
Natalie Portman - The Black Swan

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Annette Bening - The Kids Are All Right

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Paul Giamatti - Barney's Version

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Toy Story 3

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
In A Better World (Denmark)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE
Melissa Leo - The Fighter

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE
Christian Bale - The Fighter

BEST DIRECTOR, MOTION PICTURE
David Fincher - The Social Network

BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE
Aaron Sorkin - The Social Network

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE, MOTION PICTURE
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross - The Social Network

BEST ORIGINAL SONG, MOTION PICTURE
"You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" - Burlesque

Monday, 10 January 2011

UK Box Office 7-9 Jan

This weekend British cinema triumphed with the universally acclaimed THE KING'S SPEECH, which boosted the fortunes of arthouse cinemas who'd been waiting for a hit this size for ages. 127 HOURS, although less seismic, also helped out specialised cinemas with a solid £5,261 per screen opening figure. Star vehicles for Crowe and Cage fail to capture anyone's attention.

1- THE KING'S SPEECH (£3,523,011)(New)
2- 127 HOURS (£2,166,828)
3- LITTLE FOCKERS (£1,798,670)(3 weeks, total £15,282,285)
4- GULLIVER'S TRAVELS (£1,554,255)(2 weeks, total £10,881,578)
5- THE NEXT THREE DAYS (£1,046,300)(New)
6- LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS (£805,621)(2 weeks, total £3,583,900)
7- HARRY POTTER & THE DEATHLY HALLOWS PART 1 (£710,181)(8 weeks, total £
8- TRON LEGACY (£639,903)(4 weeks, total £9,072,983)
9- CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE VOYAGE OF DAWN TREADER (£618,726)(total £12,973,840)
10-SEASON OF THE WITCH (£559,766)(New)