Archive for March, 2012

‘Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ beats ‘Woman in Black’ at UK box office

Monday, March 5th, 2012
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has topped the UK box office, ending The Woman in Black‘s three-week reign in the number one spot.

Judi Dench and Maggie Smith are among the all-star Brit cast for the comedy, which leaps above Daniel Radcliffe’s supernatural thriller and into first place on its second weekend on release.

Marigold Hotel earns £2.3 million to chart ahead of Woman in Black‘s £1.88 million, while new release This Means War debuts at number three with £1.82 million.

Safe House falls a place to number four, with The Muppets completing the top five.


Emeli Sandé returns to albums No.1 with ‘Our Version Of Events’

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Emeli Sandé has recaptured the UK album chart top spot with debut record Our Version Of Events.

The ‘Next To Me’ singer finished on top for a second Sunday after switching places with Adele’s 21, this week’s runner-up.

+ by Ed Sheeran and Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die are non-movers at three and four, while Meat Loaf returns to the chart at five with his 12th studio album Hell In A Handbasket.

The late Whitney Houston’s Essential collection continues to climb, finishing at seven from last week’s 17. Coldplay and Adele, meanwhile, are both down as the buzz surrounding their Brit Awards performances begins to fade.

Mylo Xyloto slips two to eight and Adele’s 2008 debut 19 stumbles from seven to ten in its 155th week on the chart.