Archive for June, 2012

Johnny Vegas sitcom ‘Ideal’ to be made into film

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Johnny Vegas sitcom Ideal is reportedly to be made into a film.

Baby Cow, which produced the show about small-time Manchester drug dealer Moz for BBC Three, will also be behind the movie.

Graham Duff, the programme’s creator, is currently writing the script, and filming is planned for early next year.

Ben Wheatley, who directed 14 episodes of the series, will also helm the big-screen version.

Chortle quotes chief executive of Baby Cow Henry Normal as saying: “It’s going to be set in the same place, with many of the same characters. We even brought the physical set from the BBC, our co-producers on the TV series.

“We are aiming for it to be quite a dark psychological comedy-thriller.”

‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ beats ‘Prometheus’ at UK box office

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has topped the UK box office on its opening weekend on release.

The historical horror movie, which sees a pre-White House Lincoln attempt to rid America of blood suckers, takes in £1.1 million to narrowly ease past its nearest rival Men in Black III.

The Five-Year Engagement, the romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, enters the chart at number three.

Prometheus falls to four after three weeks at the top of the chart, while Snow White and the Huntsman completes the top five.

Elsewhere, the Oren Peli-produced horror movie Chernobyl Diaries bows at number seven with just under £500,000 in ticket sales. Bollywood film Teri Meri Kahaani is the only other new entry into the chart, debuting at number 9 with £190,000.

1. (-) Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – £1,119,117
2. (2) Men in Black III – £1,072,033
3. (-) The Five-Year Engagement – £1,058,897
4. (1) Prometheus – £1,029,758
5. (3) Snow White and the Huntsman – £870,402
6. (4) Rock of Ages – £501,095
7. (-) Chernobyl Diaries – £495,875
8. (7) Avengers Assemble – £248,695
9. (-) Teri Meri Kahaani – £190,230
10. (10) Top Cat: The Movie – £179,427

Source: Rentrak

Justin Bieber keeps Cheryl Cole off UK albums No.1 with ‘Believe’

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

Justin Bieber has beaten Cheryl Cole in this week’s UK albums number one race.

The teen singer’s third studio album Believe beat Cole’s A Million Lights to the top spot by just over 3,000 copies.

The album is Bieber’s first UK number one LP, and stops Cole from scoring a third chart-topper.

Paloma Faith climbs up two places to three with Fall to Grace, along with Emeli Sandé’s Our Version of Events at four. Amy Macdonald drops three places to five with Life in a Beautiful Light.

Gary Barlow’s Sing drops five places to six, while Ed Sheeran has a non-mover at seven with +.

Usher falls five to eight with Looking 4 Myself, followed by Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto at nine. Bee Gees complete the Top 10 with their Number Ones collection.


Prometheus holds on to UK box office No.1

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Prometheus has topped the UK box office for the third consecutive weekend.

Ridley Scott’s 3D science fiction epic pulls in £2 million to lead the top ten, with Men in Black 3 and Snow White and the Huntsman unmoved from last week at numbers two and three respectively.

Broadway adaptation Rock of Ages makes a disappointing debut, entering the chart at number four.

Despite a star-packed cast including Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Russell Brand, the musical earns just over £1 million from 479 locations.

Rounding out the top five is horror film The Pact.

Elsewhere, the chart sees new entries from Cillian Murphy’s Red Lights at number six and a debut at eight for Noel Clarke’s sports movie Fast Girls.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Prometheus – £2,009,955
2. (2) Men in Black 3 – £1,544,429
3. (3) Snow White and the Huntsman – £1,297,559
4. (-) Rock of Ages – £1,003,107
5. (4) The Pact – £475,936
6. (-) Red Lights – £445,109
7. (5) Avengers Assemble – £376,991
8. (-) Fast Girls – £355,700
9. (8) What to Expect When You’re Expecting – £248,185
10. (6) Top Cat: The Movie – £246,283

Source: Rentrak

Gary Barlow holds on to albums No.1 with ‘Sing’

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Gary Barlow has managed to hold off new challengers by staying on top of the UK album chart with Sing.

Despite the Diamond Jubilee celebrations ending nearly two weeks ago, the mini-album has scored a third week at the summit of the chart.

Amy Macdonald achieves her third top five album with Life in a Beautiful Light entering at two, beating her last album’s peak of four.

Usher enters at three with his latest album Looking 4 Myself. Coldplay climb a place to four with Mylo Xyloto, with Paloma Faith dropping two spots to five with Fall To Grace.

Fleetwood Mac arrive at nine with 25 Years: The Chain, a week after the death of former member Bob Welch.


‘Prometheus’ holds off ‘Men in Black 3’ at UK box office

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Prometheus has topped the UK box office for the second weekend running.

Despite experiencing a 50% drop in ticket sales, the £3 million haul of Ridley Scott‘s return to science fiction is enough to see off competition from fellow blockbusters Men in Black III and Snow White and the Huntsman.

Horror movie The Pact enters the top ten at number four, while Avengers completes the top five. Joss Whedon’s superhero ensemble has now earned more than £50 million in the UK, making it the highest-grossing movie of the year so far.

Elsewhere, Ben Drew’s directorial debut iLL Manors makes its chart bow at number nine. The gritty East London-set drama pulls in more than £250,000 from its 191 locations.

George Lucas’s Red Tails fails to dent the top ten, making £193,420 from 226 cinemas to land at number 11.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) Prometheus – £3,135,504
2. (3) Men in Black III – £2,533,051
3. (2) Snow White and the Huntsman – £2,210,929
4. (-) The Pact – £932,325
5. (4) Marvel Avengers Assemble – £676,678
6. (7) Top Cat: The Movie – £561,793
7. (5) The Dictator – £452,175
8. (6) What to Expect When You’re Expecting – £445,141
9. (-) iLL Manors – £256,288
10. (9) The Angels’ Share – £218,674

Source: Rentrak

Gary Barlow keeps No.1 album with ‘Sing’

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

Gary Barlow has stayed on top of the UK albums chart with Sing.

The seven-track Diamond Jubilee LP claimed its second week at the summit, beating away competition from Ed Sheeran and Paloma Faith, who are at two and three respectively.

Bee Gees climb up to four this week with the Number Ones collection, while Coldplay’s current tour sees them rise six places to complete this week’s top five with Mylo Xyloto.

Adele’s mammoth seller 21 finally leaves the Top 10 this week for the first time since its January 2011 release.

The fifth best-selling album of all time in the UK drops two places to 12 in its 72nd week in the chart.

In a week full of new reissues and ‘Greatest Hits’ compilations, Paul Simon’s 25th anniversary of his classic Graceland album re-enters the chart at ten, while Kylie Minogue’s latest Best Of collection is a entry at 11.


‘Prometheus’ beats ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ at UK box office

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

Prometheus has held off competition from Kristen Stewart’s Snow White and the Huntsman to top the UK box office on its first weekend on release.

Ridley Scott’s long-awaited return to science fiction pulls in more than £6 million over the Jubilee weekend to easily secure the top spot. Snow White, which opened last Monday, pulls in £3.5 million from its 473 nationwide locations.

Last week’s chart-topper Men in Black 3 falls down to number three, while Avengers Assemble slips to number four. Joss Whedon’s superhero ensemble has now earned £48 million from its UK theatrical run.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest comedy The Dictator completes the top five.

Elsewhere, the top ten sees new entries from Top Cat: The Movie and The Angels’ Share at numbers seven and nine respectively.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Prometheus – £6,236,580
2. (-) Snow White and the Huntsman – £3,589,027
3. (1) Men in Black 3 – £3,032,053
4. (3) Avengers Assemble – £847,598
5. (2) The Dictator – £754,068
6. (4) What to Expect When You’re Expecting – £633,935
7. (-) Top Cat: The Movie – £457,287
8. (6) American Pie: Reunion – £267,682
9. (-) The Angels’ Share – £256,446
10. (7) Moonrise Kingdom – £210,804

Gary Barlow grabs first solo No.1 album since 1997 with ‘Sing’

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Gary Barlow and the Commonwealth Band have scored this week’s number one album with Sing.

The seven-track compilation features collaborations with the Military Wives, Hayley Westenra, Alfie Boe and Laura Wright. It also contains his cover of ‘Here Comes the Sun’, which was recently featured on a Marks and Spencer advert.

The album gives Barlow his first number one LP without Take That since 1997’s Open Road.

Barlow said of the honour: “I couldn’t have wished for anything more on this momentous weekend!”

‘Sing’ co-writer Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber added: “I’m absolutely thrilled, this is a burst of sunshine on a rainy Sunday – let’s hope the sun shines on Gary’s concert tomorrow.”

The top five is dominated with new entries, with Paloma Faith entering at number two with Fall To Grace, having led the pack all week.

Rumer lands at three with new album Boys Don’t Cry, with the Scissor Sisters securing a fourth top five album with Magic Hour at four. Russell Watson’s compilation Anthems enters at five.

Emeli Sandé falls to six with last week’s number one Our Version of Events, while Adele almost finally leaves the Top 10 by falling seven to ten with 21.