Archive for September, 2012

‘ParaNorman’ beats ‘Killing Them Softly’ at UK box office

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

ParaNorman has topped the UK box office on its second weekend on release.

Laika’s latest animated feature pulls in £1.2 million to hold off competition from Brad Pitt’s Killing Them Softly and rise to the number one spot.

The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence’s House at the End of the Street earns £796,041 to enter the chart at number three.

Last week’s chart-topper The Sweeney falls to number four, while Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones’s Hope Springs completes the top five.

Oliver Stone’s Savages is the only other new release to make the chart. The drugs drama, starring Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, lands at number 10 with £379,989.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (2) ParaNorman – £1,219,194
2. (-) Killing Them Softly – £955,506
3. (-) House at the End of the Street – £796,041
4. (1) The Sweeney – £727,742
5. (6) Hope Springs – £625,201
6. (3) Anna Karenina – £509,196
7. (7) Brave – £468,182
8. (4) Lawless – £413,652
9. (5) Dredd – £382,359
10. (-) Savages – £379,898

Source: Rentrak

The Killers score fourth UK No.1 album with ‘Battle Born’

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

The Killers have secured their fourth number one album in the UK with Battle Born.

The band’s fourth studio album became the third-fastest seller of 2012 so far, after Lana Del Rey’s Born To Die and Emeli Sandé’s Our Version of Events, shifting 94,000 copies in the past week.

Pink sold just under 80,000 copies of her latest LP The Truth About Love to enter at number two.

The Script fall one place to three with #3, while last week’s chart-toppers The xx fall three to four with Coexist. Emeli Sandé is a non-mover at five.

Michael Jackson’s posthumous 25th anniversary edition of Bad enters at six.

Coldplay’s long-runner Mylo Xyloto drops three to seven, with Bob Dylan’s latest The Tempest falling five to eight.

Carly Rae Jepsen’s debut album Kiss is a new entry at nine. Plan B is a non-mover at ten with his iLL Manors soundtrack.


The Sweeney beats ParaNorman at UK box office

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

The Sweeney has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.

Nick Love’s remake of the ’70s TV show, which stars Ray Winstone and Ben Drew as two violent detectives, holds off animated movie ParaNorman to secure the number one slot.

Anna Karenina holds its place at number three, while Lawless slips two places to fourth spot. Last week’s chart-topper Dredd drops four places to round out the top five.

Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones drama Hope Springs is the only other new release to make the top ten, debuting at number six with £728,689.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) The Sweeney – £1,545,294
2. (-) ParaNorman – £1,393,123
3. (3) Anna Karenina – £813,395
4. (2) Lawless – £790,378
5. (1) Dredd – £769,381
6. (-) Hope Springs – £728,689
7. (5) Brave – £584,321
8. (4) Total Recall – £472,232
9. (6) The Possession – £346,642
10. (7) Ted – £317,035

Source: Rentrak

The xx outsell The Script to earn first UK No.1 album with ‘Coexist’

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

The xx have scored their first UK number one album with Coexist.

The UK band’s second studio album reached the top spot by just over 5,000 copies, beating their debut album’s peak of number three.

The Script enter in the runner-up spot with their third LP #3, while its lead track ‘Hall of Fame’ climbs to number one in the singles chart.

Bob Dylan follows at three with his 35th studio album The Tempest.

Coldplay rise 16 places to number four with Mylo Xyloto following their headline cperformance at the London 2012 Paralympics closing ceremony last week. Emeli Sandé falls one with Our Version of Events to complete the top five.

The Vaccines drop five from last week’s top spot to six with Come of Age, followed by Beacon by Two Door Cinema Club at seven.

Joe McElderry scores his third Top 10 album, with Here’s What I Believe entering at eight.

Pet Shop Boys’ 11th studio album Elysium is a new entry at nine. Mercury Prize nominee iLL Manors by Plan B drops four to ten.

David Guetta’s 2.0 edition of Nothing But the Beat is new at 13, while Billy Talent land at 23 with new album Dead Silence.


‘Dredd’ sees off ‘Lawless’ to lead UK box office

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Dredd has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.

Karl Urban’s action movie, based on the cult 2000AD comic book character, pulls in £1 million to become the first 18-rated film to emerge as UK box office champ since Saw 3D in 2010.

Dredd sees off competition from Tom Hardy’s Lawless and the Keira Knightley-led Anna Karenina adaptation to secure first place.

Last week’s number one movie Total Recall saw a sharp 73% decline in ticket sales as it drops to number four. Brave, Pixar’s animated tale of a princess in the Scottish Highlands, is at number five in its sixth weekend on release.

Elsewhere, comedy movie The Watch experiences a huge 85% dip in box office takings to tumble down seven places from last week’s number two slot.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Dredd – £1,049,345
2. (-) Lawless – £973,234
3. (-) Anna Karenina – £875,702
4. (1) Total Recall – £675,280
5. (3) Brave – £649,057
6. (5) The Possession – £533,334
7. (4) Ted – £479,943
8. (6) The Dark Knight Rises – £352,587
9. (2) The Watch – £338,184
10. (7) The Bourne Legacy – £270,180

Source: Rentrak

The Vaccines claim first album No.1

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

The Vaccines have earned their first UK number one album with Come of Age.

The band’s second LP outsold its nearest rival by just 11,000 copies, having only been ahead by 5,000 copies midweek.

Two Door Cinema Club enter in second place with Beacon, which is a massive leap compared to their first LP Tourist History, which peaked at 24 in 2010.

Rita Ora drops from last week’s top spot to three with Ora, followed by 2012’s current bestseller Our Version of Events by Emeli Sandé.

Ronan Keating enters in fifth place with his latest album Fires.

Plan B climbs up one place to six with iLL Manors, with Paloma Faith dropping two to seven with Fall to Grace.

Mark Knopfler enters in eight place with his latest LP Privateering. Of Monsters and Men drop six spots to nine with My Head is an Animal.

Scouting for Girls land at ten with their third studio album The Light Between Us, while Matchbox Twenty score their highest-charting album in the UK to date with North, landing at 14.

Milk enter at 31 with Tales from the Thames Delta, followed by Cat Power’s Sun at 33.

Source: Official Charts Company

‘Total Recall’ tops ‘The Watch’ at UK box office

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Total Recall has topped the UK box office on its first weekend of release.

The Colin Farrell-starring sci-fi remake pulled in £2,493,230 from 464 locations, narrowly beating Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn’s alien-busting comedy The Watch, which made £2,235,933 from 419 locations.

Pixar’s Brave took the number three spot with £1,604,163, following its two-week reign at the top of the chart.

Seth MacFarlane’s Ted, which upon its release enjoyed the biggest first weekend for a comedy in 2012, came in at number four with £990,842.

The other new release to crack the top ten was Sam Raimi-produced horror The Possession, which made £979,192 from 374 locations.

Outside of the top ten, newly released comedies A Few Best Men and Cockneys vs Zombies made £263,770 and £8,198 (plus £3,276 in previews) respectively.

Peter Strickland’s acclaimed horror Berberian Sound Studio made £43,024 (plus £2,716 in previews) from its 23 locations.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. Total Recall – £2,493,230
2. The Watch – £2,235,933
3. Brave – £1,604,163
4. Ted – £990,842
5. The Possession – £979,192
6. The Dark Knight Rises – £759,838
7. The Bourne Legacy – £714,020
8. The Expendables 2 – £376,319
9. Keith Lemon: The Film – £370,735
10. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days – £287,969

Source: The Guardian

Rita Ora earns debut No.1 album with ‘Ora’

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Rita Ora has landed straight at number one with her debut album Ora.

The ‘RIP’ singer continued her chart-topping streak by knocking Emeli Sandé into the runner-up’s spot.

However, Sandé’s Our Version of Events has now become the best-selling album of 2012 so far, overtaking Adele’s mammoth-seller 21.

Of Monsters and Men’s debut LP My Head is an Animal lands at number three, following the success of single ‘Little Talks’.

Elbow’s B-side compilation Dead in the Boot enters in fourth place. Paloma Faith falls three to five with Fall to Grace.

The Black Keys climb one spot to six with El Camino, while Plan B leaps ten places with his soundtrack to iLL Manors at seven.

Fun. leap a whopping 27 places to eight with debut album Some Nights. Ed Sheeran drops three to nine with +, and Rihanna slips two to ten with Talk That Talk.