Archive for June, 2013

‘Hangover 3’ retains box office top spot…

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

The Hangover Part III has retained top position at the UK box office in its second week of release.

The comedy franchise’s third and final instalment pulled in £2.9 million, once again leaving Fast & Furious 6 in second place with just over £2 million.

However, the third film is still significantly under-performing compared to its predecessor The Hangover Part II, which made £10 million upon its release in 2011.

3D animation Epic remained in third place with £1.9 million, while Star Trek Into Darkness overtook The Great Gatsby by a narrow margin, climbing from fifth place to fourth after four weeks on release.

The week’s new entries included Robert De Niro-starring comedy The Big Wedding and British vampire thriller Byzantium, which debuted in seventh and tenth spot respectively.

1. (1) The Hangover Part III – £2,917,887
2. (2) Fast & Furious 6 – £2,054,372
3. (3) Epic – £1,988,507
4. (5) Star Trek Into Darkness – £1,315,069
5. (4) The Great Gatsby – £1,302,008
6. (-) The Purge – £1,019,877
7. (-) The Big Wedding – £595,956
8. (6) Iron Man 3 – £429,102
9. (-) Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – £408,491
10. (-) Byzantium – £114,339

Source: Rentrak

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‘GRID 2’ tops all-format game chart

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

GRID 2 has replaced Resident Evil: Revelations at the top of the all-format chart.

Despite selling fewer copies than the original Race Driver: GRID, GRID 2 is the first Codemasters game since F1 2010 to secure the top spot.

FIFA 13 holds on to second place following a 17% increase in sales, while Dead Island: Riptide climbs to third.

Elsewhere, the EA-published co-operative shooter Fuse fails to debut in the top 20, charting at 37th place in its first week on sale.

It has been speculated that the title has only sold a few hundred copies as a result.

The chart in full:
1. (-) GRID 2 (Codemasters)
2. (2) FIFA 13 (Electronic Arts)
3. (4) Dead Island: Riptide (Koch Media)
4. (8) Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft)
5. (1) Resident Evil Revelations (Capcom)
6. (6) Assassin’s Creed 3 (Ubisoft)
7. (3) Metro: Last Light (Koch Media)
8. (5) Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D (Nintendo)
9. (12) LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
10. (7) Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
11. (18) BioShock Infinite (2K Games)
12. (9) Luigi’s Mansion 2 (Nintendo)
13. (15) Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA)
14. (-) Crysis 3 (Electronic Arts)
15. (10) LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins (Nintendo)
16. (20) Skylanders Giants (Activision)
17. (-) LEGO: Lord of the Rings (Warner Bros. Interactive)
18. (11) Injustice: Gods Among Us (Warner Bros Interactive)
19. (-) Grand Theft Auto IV (Take-Two)
20. (-) Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2013 UKIE Ltd.

Daft Punk stay at albums number one

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Daft Punk have remained at number one in the UK album chart for a second week.

Random Access Memories sold a further 53,000 copies in the past week, on top of the 165,000 the previous week.

Rod Stewart stays at two with Time, while Laura Marling enters at three with Once I Was an Eagle, her highest-charting LP to date.

Passenger climbs three spots to four with All the Little Lights, and Rudimental rise one place to five with former number one Home.

Stooshe’s debut studio album London With the Lights On is a new entry at eight.

Emeli Sandé climbs back to ten with Our Version of Events, just one week after leaving the Top 10 for the first time since it was released in February 2012.

Alice In Chains enter at 22 with their latest effort The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here, while Black Star Riders follow at 25 with All Hell Breaks Loose.

Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1976 re-issue Wings Over America lands at 36.

Source: Official Charts Company