Archive for June, 2014

Ed Sheeran scores first UK number one single with ‘Sing’

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Ed Sheeran has claimed his first ever UK number one single.

The 23-year-old shot to the top spot with ‘Sing’, knocking last week’s number one, SecondCity, down the chart.

Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ remains at number two, while ‘I Wanna Feel’ by SecondCity is down two places to number three.

‘Waves’ by Mr Probz stays at number four and John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ completes the top five selling singles.

The Neon Brotherhood are this week’s second highest entry with ‘Hope Ain’t A Bad Thing’ at number 16. The group, made up of supporters of the late cancer campaigner Stephen Sutton, released the song in honour of their friend.

Lethal Bizzle and Cherri Voncelle enter the chart at number 20 with ‘The Drop’, while Kasabian’s ‘Eez-eh’ is at 22.

‘Half Light’, by Wilkinson feat. Tom Cane, enters the chart at number 25, and R3hab, Nervo and Ummet Ozcan’s ‘Revolution’ is at 37.

Little Mix’s ‘Salute’ is this week’s highest climber, after jumping 16 places to number 24, while Jason Derulo climbs ten places to number nine with ‘Wiggle’, feat. Snoop Dogg.

Source: The Official Charts Company

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Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent beats X-Men at UK box office

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.

The Disney blockbuster, a re-telling of the studio’s classic animation Sleeping Beauty, earned more than £6 million to knock last week’s chart topper X-Men: Days of Future Past into second place.

Maleficent has pulled in $100.6m across 47 territories, making it the biggest ever live-action movie opening for Jolie.

Bryan Singer’s latest X-Men film falls to number two on its second weekend on release, while Tom Cruise’s sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow experienced a soft opening in third place with £1.8 million.

The Doug Liman-directed time-loop film falls short of the £4.9 million opening haul for Cruise’s last outing Oblivion, as well as the £3.5 million earned by Jack Reacher.

Elsewhere, the chart saw new releases A Million Ways to Die in the West and Jimmy’s Hall bow at numbers four and ten respectively.

The UK box office top ten in full is as follows:
1. (-) Maleficent – £6,590,071
2. (1) X-Men: Days of Future Past – £3,518,389
3. (-) Edge of Tomorrow – £1,886,096
4. (-) A Million Ways to Die in the West – £1,240,465
5. (2) Godzilla – £982,401
6. (3) Bad Neighbours – £555,308
7. (4) Postman Pat: The Movie – £479,867
8. (5) Blended – £227,467
9. (6) Rio 2 – £214,096
10. (-) Jimmy’s Hall – £131,703

Source: Rentrak

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Watch Dogs enjoys record-breaking launch week

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Watch Dogs has broken a number of week one sales records to become the UK’s new all-format number one.

The open-world hacking game is the best-selling new franchise since LA Noire back in 2011, outselling Rockstar’s crime thriller by 58%.

Enjoying the 17th best launch week of all time, the game’s week one sales are behind only to new titles in the FIFA, Grand Theft Auto and Battlefield series.

Watch Dogs is also Ubisoft’s biggest UK launch, outperforming previous record-breaker Assassin’s Creed 3 by 17%.

It contributed to a 94% weekly boost in PS4 hardware sales, with 53% of PS4 console buyers purchasing the Watch Dogs bundle.

It comfortably beats fellow new entry Mario Kart 8 into second, although the Wii U release also enjoyed a healthy first week.

Nintendo’s latest racer is the best-selling week one Wii U game and the second biggest-selling Mario Kart at launch.

Its release boosted week-to-week Wii U console sales by 666%. 82% of new buyers purchased the Mario Kart 8 bundle.

Elsewhere, Wolfenstein: The New Order drops to third, above FIFA 14 and Minecraft PS3 Edition.

At the tail-end of the chart, the PlayStation Vita edition of Borderlands 2 is a new entry at 18.

The top 20 in full:
1. (-) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
2. (-) Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
3. (1) Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda)
4. (3) FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)
5. (2) Minecraft: PS3 Edition (Sony)
6. (5) 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil (Electronic Arts)
7. (4) Titanfall (Electronic Arts)
8. (7) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
9. (6) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
10. (10) The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros Interactive)
11. (13) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
12. (12) LEGO: The Hobbit (Warner Bros)
13. (9) Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)
14. (11) Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (Electronic Arts)
15. (14) Assassin’s Creed 4 (Ubisoft)
16. (16) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar Games)
17. (8) The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Activision)
18. (-) Borderlands 2 (2K Games)
19. (17) South Park: The Stick of Truth (Ubisoft)
20. (-) Skate 3 (Electronic Arts)

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

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SecondCity scores debut UK number one single

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

SecondCity has claimed his first UK number one single.

The 27-year-old house and techno producer tops this week’s chart with ‘I Wanna Feel’, knocking last week’s number one Sam Smith off the top spot.

Smith’s ‘Stay With Me’ moves down to number two, while French duo Klingande get their first UK hit with ‘Jubel’ at number three.

Mr Probz slides down to number four with ‘Waves’, and Rita Ora’s ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ claims the number five spot, down one from last week.

Ellie Goulding gets her sixth top ten hit with ‘Beating Heart’ at number nine, which is taken from the Divergent soundtrack.

Twin Atlantic’s ‘Heart and Soul’ gives them their highest charting single to date at number 17, while Lana Del Ray is new in at 21 with ‘West Coast’.

At number 30 is British boyband M.A.D., who score their third top 40 single in a row with ‘Shotgun’.

‘You & I’ by One Direction is this week’s biggest climber. When Midnight Memories was first released in December the track was at number 19, but has climbed 24 places to number 22.

Source: Official Charts Company

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