Archive for August, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy tops UK box-office

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

James Gunn’s blockbuster earned close to £6.4 million to end Dawn of the Planet of the Apes‘ reign at the chart summit.

Guardians‘ four-day opening is one of the biggest ever debuts for a Marvel movie in the UK, beating the first instalments of Iron Man (£5.6 million), Thor (£5.46 million), Captain America (£3.3 million) and X-Men (£4.8 million).

Elsewhere, the chart sees new releases The Nut Job and Step Up 5: All In debut in the top 10 at numbers six and nine respectively.

Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future event is one of the bigger success stories of the week, charting at number seven after banking £538,159.

The East London immersive screening, which takes place in a recreation of the film’s Hill Valley, has now earned £720,479 in ticket sales and still has showings throughout August.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Guardians of the Galaxy – £6,363,110
2. (1) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £2,967,278
3. (4) How to Train Your Dragon 2 – £1,096,888
4. (2) Hercules – £901,151
5. (3) The Purge: Anarchy – £811,44
6. (-) The Nut Job – £666,966
7. (-) Back to the Future – £538,159
8. (5) Transformers: Age of Extinction – £455,725
9. (-) Step Up 5: All In – £391,129
10. (6) Earth to Echo – £378,522

Source: Rentrak

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The Last of Us Remastered beats Watch Dogs

Monday, August 4th, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered has stormed to the top of the all-format gaming chart.

Naughty Dog’s survival horror on PlayStation 4 becomes the fifth biggest launch of the year so far, and replaces Watch Dogs at number one.

Watch Dogs drops to second, followed by FIFA 14 and The Lego Movie Videogame. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition rounds up the top five, edging out the PS3 version.

Tomodachi Life remains Nintendo’s highest-charting game at number 12, just behind Titanfall.

Need for Speed: Rivals re-enters the top 20, while Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark and Pokemon Black Version drop out.

All of the top ten titles, with the exception of Grand Theft Auto 5, experienced an increase in sales.

The top 20 in full:
1. (-) The Last of Us Remastered (Sony)
2. (1) Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
3. (2) FIFA 14 (EA Sports)
4. (5) The LEGO Movie Videogame (Warner Bros Interactive)
5. (3) Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
6. (6) Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition (Sony)
7. (4) Sniper Elite 3 (505 Games)
8. (9) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Activision)
9. (10) Battlefield 4 (EA Games)
10. (7) Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar)
11. (8) Titanfall (EA Games)
12. (11) Tomodachi Life (Nintendo)
13. (13) Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft)
14. (14) LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Warner Bros Interactive)
15. (15) Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (EA Games)
16. (16) Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo)
17. (12) Wolfenstein: The New Order (Bethesda Softworks)
18. (18) EA Sports UFC (EA Sports)
19. (19) Terraria (505 Games)
20. (RE) Need for Speed: Rivals (EA Games)

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

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Magic! score first UK number one single with ‘Rude’

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Magic! have scored their first UK number one single with ‘Rude’.

The Canadian band charted at number two last week behind Cheryl and Tine Tempah’s ‘Crazy Stupid Love’, but strong sales and 1.4 million streams have seen their track claim the top spot on this week’s countdown.

‘Crazy Stupid Love’ drops to number two this week, with dance vocalist and producer ZHU making his UK Top 40 debut at three with ‘Faded’.

Ella Henderson’s ‘Ghost’ drops one place to four, while Britain’s Got Talent duo Bars & Melody are a new entry at number five with ‘Hopeful’. The track is the biggest selling physical single of the week.

George Ezra is down two places to six with ‘Budapest’, while Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea’s ‘Problem’ is this week’s number seven.

Charli XCX is down from six to eight with ‘Boom Clap’, ahead of and Cody Wise’s ‘It’s My Birthday’, which is down to number nine.

British newcomer Melissa Steel has scored a Top 10 hit with her debut solo single ‘Kisses For Breakfast’, which features vocals from Jamaican reggae star Popcaan.

Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’ is the week’s highest climber, rising eight places to number 20.

OneRepublic’s ‘Counting Stars’ has become only the seventh single in history to achieve a full, unbroken year in the Top 75. Ryan Tedder’s band follow in the footsteps of Avicii, who reached the same landmark recently with ‘Wake Me Up’.

Source: Official Charts Company

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