Archive for July, 2014

Ariana Grande hits No.1 with ‘Problem’

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea have made chart history today (July 6), as their collaboration ‘Problem’ became the first UK Number 1 single based on both sales and streaming combined.

As of this week, the Official Singles Chart now includes audio streaming data from services including Spotify, Deezer, Napster and Xbox Music alongside physical and digital sales data.

100 streams are equivalent to one single purchase. On average, the streaming contribution to this week’s Top 40 singles was just over 20%.

‘Problem’ achieved a combined figure of 113,000, which had a streaming contribution of 6%.

Ella Henderson holds on to the Number 2 spot with her debut single ‘Ghost’, which has been streamed over a million times in the last seven days.

George Ezra rises two places to Number 3 with his single ‘Budapest’, while Ed Sheeran’s ‘Sing’ drops one place to Number 4.

This week’s Top 5 is completed by Oliver Heldens and Becky Hill’s former chart-topper, ‘Gecko (Overdrive)’.

Also in this week’s singles chart, Sia claims her first Top 10 solo hit in nearly 14 years with ‘Chandelier’, while DJ Fresh achieves his sixth Top 10 hit with ‘Make U Bounce’, featuring TC and Little Nikki.

German folk pop duo Milky Chance jump 15 places to Number 32, making their Top 40 debut with ‘Stolen Dance’.

The Vamps also enter the singles chart with the album version of their new single, ‘Somebody To You’, which has climbed three places to Number 39.

Source: Official Charts Company.

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Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie stuns UK box office

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie has stunned the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

Brendan O’Carroll’s big-screen spinoff from his hit BBC sitcom earned £4.3 million to secure its place at the top of the UK cinema chart.

The film’s box office performance has outpaced recent TV-to-film adaptation Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, which opened to £2.2 million last summer.

However, Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie still falls some way short of matching the The Inbetweeners Movie, a big earner in 2011 with a £13 million first-weekend haul and £57 million in cumulative box office takings.

Elsewhere in this week’s chart, new releases Chef, How to Train Your Dragon 2 (not on full release in Scotland and Ireland) and jukebox musical Walking on Sunshine all made it into the top ten.

The UK box office top ten on full:
1. (-) Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie – £4,301,306
2. (1) The Fault in Our Stars – £1,699,690
3. (2) 22 Jump Street – £1,203,390
4. (3) Maleficent – £819,504
5. (-) Chef – £605,976
6. (-) How to Train Your Dragon 2 – £604,325
7. (-) Walking on Sunshine – £403,490
8. (4) X-Men: Days of Future Past – £319,270
9. (5) Edge of Tomorrow – £315,900
10. (6) Jersey Boys – £195,718

Source: Rentrak

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