Archive for May, 2014

Amazing Spider-Man 2 wins UK box office for third week

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has topped the UK box office for the third consecutive weekend.

The superhero sequel, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, earned £1.9 million to secure first place ahead of romantic comedy The Other Woman (£1.4 million).

Amazing Spider-Man 2 has now earned £19.7 million from its three-week cinema run.

Pompeii and Tarzan, both new releases, debuted at numbers three and four respectively. Paul WS Anderson’s 3D disaster epic pulled in £1.1 million, while Tarzan earned £800,000.

Rio 2 rounds out the top five with £460,000, taking its UK total to £12.4 million after five weeks on release. Transcendence is this week’s biggest faller, dropping fives places to number eight.

Elsewhere, Seth Rogen and Zac Efron’s Bad Neighbours – which opened on Saturday, May 3 – earned more than £2 million over the weekend but will officially chart next week.

The comedy is expected to easily secure the number one spot with the benefit of a 9-day ‘opening’.

The UK box office top 10 in full:
1. (1) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – £1,984,667
2. (2) The Other Woman – £1,447,983
3. (-) Pompeii – £1,165,551
4. (-) Tarzan – £808,174
5. (4) Rio 2 – £460,886
6. (5) Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £357,448
7. (6) Noah – £236,058
8. (3) Transcendence – £229,178
9. (10) Calvary – £203,752
10. (-) Plastic – £154,441

Source: Rentrak

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Amazing Spider-Man topples Titanfall in UK games chart

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has ended Titanfall‘s reign at the top of the all-format chart.

Activision’s Spider-Man movie tie-in is the firm’s first number one since Call of Duty: Ghosts. It charts higher than 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man, despite a 5% drop in sales.

Titanfall drops one place to second, above a football double-header of FIFA 14 in third and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil in fourth.

Ubisoft’s Child of Light is this week’s second highest new entry at nine, charting between The LEGO Movie Video Game and Battlefield 4.

The Deluxe Edition retail release contains bonus items and collectibles, as well as a download code for the game itself.

Dark Souls 2 benefits from the launch of the PC version, climbing four places from 18 to 14. It is followed by Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes and Infamous: Second Son.

Mario Golf: World Tour narrowly fails to break the top-20, charting at 22 in its first week on sale.

The top 20 in full:
1. (-) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision)
2. (1) Titanfall (Electronic Arts)
3. (4) FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)
4. (2) 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Electronic Arts)
5. (3) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
6. (6) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
7. (5) LEGO: The Hobbit (Warner Bros)
8. (8) The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros Interactive)
9. (-) Child of Light (Ubisoft)
10. (10) Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)
11. (12) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
12. (7) South Park: The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft)
13. (9) Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (Electronic Arts)
14. (18) Dark Souls 2 (Namco Bandai)
15. (16) Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes (Konami)
16. (15) Infamous: Second Son (Sony)
17. (11) Assassin’s Creed 4 (Ubisoft)
18. (13) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar Games)
19. (14) Trials Fusion (Ubisoft)
20. (20) Batman: Arkham Origins (Warner Bros Interactive)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2014 UKIE Ltd.

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Calvin Harris scores sixth UK number one single

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Calvin Harris has claimed his sixth UK number one single.

The Scottish DJ tops this week’s countdown with latest single ‘Summer’, which serves as the lead single from his upcoming fourth studio album.

He beats last week’s chart topper, ‘Waves’ by Mr Probz, to the top spot by nearly 7,000 copies.

Kiesza’s ‘Hideaway’ slips from two to three, while Sigma’s ‘Nobody To Love’ is also down one to four. John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ completes this week’s top five.

Cash Cash (featuring Bebe Rexha) falls one place to six with ‘Take Me Home’, above ‘Stay High’ by Tove Lo at seven and Shift K3Y’s ‘Touch’, which is a non-mover at eight.

Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ climbs two spots to nine, above ‘Loyal’ by Chris Brown, which is up five spots to ten.

Paloma Faith rises 30 places to number 20 with her Diane Warren-penned single ‘Only Love Can Hurt Like This’.

Michael Jackson’s posthumous single ‘Love Never Felt So Good’, the lead single from new album Xscape, debuts at number 27 after just 24 hours on sale.

Alicia Keys and Kendrick Lamar’s Amazing Spider-Man 2 track ‘It’s On Again’ makes its Top 40 debut at number 39, while ‘Marilyn Monroe’ Pharrell Williams climbs 54 places to number 40.

Source: Official Charts Company

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