Archive for August, 2015

Rachel Platten hits No.1 with ‘Fight Song’

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Rachel Platten’s ‘Fight Song’ has hit number 1 on the Official Charts, climbing 67 places in one week.

It’s the latest triumph for the track, which had already made the Top 10 in the US, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Belgium.

It was a close call though, with the song finishing less than 3,000 combined chart sales ahead of number 2 – Felix Jaehn’s ‘Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better)’ ft. Jasmine Thompson.

Platten said: “I feel so excited and so proud that ‘Fight Song’ has hit number 1 on the Official Singles Chart, I can’t really believe it.

“It’s amazing to me that this song that I wrote when I was going through one of the hardest times in my life is also the thing that made my dreams come true. I’m just kind of overwhelmed and really grateful.”

Jess Glynne’s ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ drops two places to number 3 with Calvin Harris & Disciples’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ at number 4.

Harris’s track is also the most streamed for a third week running, with 2.44 million listens in the last week.

The biggest climber is Ella Eyre, with new single ‘Good Times’ moving a massive 143 places to reach 37.

Re-entries to the Top 40 include Rita Ora’s ‘Body On Me’, moving up 13 places to 28, while Jess Glynne has a second single in the chart, with ‘Hold My Hand’ rising to 40.

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‘Paper Towns’ debuts at No.1 at UK box-office

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Cara Delevingne has helped power Paper Towns straight to the top of the UK box office.

The John Green adaptation debuts in the top spot with takings of £2.7 million, leaving Pixar’s emotional rollercoaster Inside Out to retain its position at number two with £1.7m.

Meanwhile, new release Sinister 2 debuts at number three this week with takings of £1.2m.

Ed Helms’s comedy reboot Vacation and Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education Movie land at seven and eight respectively with £608,748 and £594,861.

Last week’s number one, Adam Sandler’s gaming comedy Pixels, drops to number six with takings of £820,456.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Paper Towns – £2,072,789
2. (2) Inside Out – £1,379,702
3. (-) Sinister 2 – £1,069,261
4. (3) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – £1,042,827
5. (4) Man From U.N.C.L.E. £917,934.
6. (1) Pixels – £820,456
7. (-) Vacation – £608,748
8. (-) Bad Education Movie – £594,861
9. (5) Trainwreck – £492,567
10. (8) Minions – £390,409

Source: Rentrak

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LEGO Jurassic World tops all-format chart for a fourth time

Monday, August 24th, 2015

LEGO Jurassic World has topped the all-format gaming chart for a second week running, and its fourth since its release.

The impressive run makes it 11 weeks at the top of the UK charts for Warner Bros Interactive, thanks to Dying Light, Batman Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat X.

Elsewhere in this week’s chart, GTA 5 remains in second place while Batman Arkham Knight jumps to third.

The top 20 otherwise contains no new entries, with Minecraft on PS4 and Xbox One making up fifth and seventh places respectively, while Elder Scrolls Online drops from third to ninth position.

The chart in full:
1. (1) LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros Interactive)
2. (2) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3. (4) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros Interactive)
4. (7) Battlefield Hardline (Electronic Arts)
5. (8) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
6. (5) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
7. (9) Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
8. (10) Dying Light (Warner Bros)
9. (3) Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
10. (13) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
11. (14) Destiny (Activision)
12. (6) Rare Replay (Microsoft)
13. (11) Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (EA Sports)
14. (15) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros Interactive)
15. (17) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
16. (12) F1 2015 (Codemasters)
17. (18) Terraria (505 Games)
18. (16) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Bandai Namco)
19. (16) WWE 2K15 (2K Games)
20. (20) LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2015 Ukie Ltd.

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Jess Glynne equals chart record with her fifth UK No.1

Friday, August 21st, 2015

It’s congratulations to Jess Glynne, who has scored her fifth number one single in the UK and made chart history.

The British singer reached the top spot with her track ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ – which rose a huge 77 places – to match Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s chart record.

Glynne has now equalled Cheryl’s record for most chart-toppers for a British solo female on the Official Singles Chart.

In the space of just 18 months, Glynne has reached number one with Clean Bandit collaboration ‘Rather Be’, Route 94 collaboration ‘My Love’, ‘Hold My Hand’, Tinie Tempah collaboration ‘Not Letting Go’ and now ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’.

She said: “I can’t even begin to explain how awesome it feels to have ‘Don’t Be So Hard On Yourself’ go to Number 1!

“The past few months have been one long, emotional journey so to come back to so much love and support is insanely amazing. I just want to say a massive THANK YOU. This is the best feeling ever!”

Elsewhere, Charlie Puth’s ‘Marvin Gaye’ falls to 2, while Calvin Harris & Disciples’ ‘How Deep Is Your Love’ is at 3.

The Weeknd’s ‘Can’t Feel My Face’ is at 4, while Martin Solveig’s ‘Intoxicated’ rounds out the top five.

Meanwhile, Pia Mia’s ‘Do It Again’ ft. Chris Brown rises 47 places up to 20 and Galantis’s ‘Peanut Butter Jelly’ lands at 24.

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Adam Sandler defies terrible reviews to top UK box-office

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Adam Sandler has once again defied his critics and has topped the UK box office with Pixels.

The gaming comedy debuts in the top spot with takings of £2.6m, while Pixar’s emotional rollercoaster Inside Out moves back up to number two.

Meanwhile, new releases The Man of UNCLE and Trainwreck land at number four and five respectively, with takings of £1.4m and £931,981.

Simon Pegg’s Absolutely Anything debuts at nine with £487,147, while Joel Edgerton’s thriller The Gift grips on to the edge of the top ten with £330,679.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Pixels – £2,660,772
2. (3) Inside Out – £1,912,671
3. (2) Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation – £1,585,062
4. (-) The Man From UNCLE – £1,448,298
5. (-) Trainwreck – £931,981
6. (1) Fantastic Four – £701,406
7. (4) Southpaw – £625,828
8. (7) Minions – £581,573
9. (-) Absolutely Anything – £487,147
10. (5) The Gift – £330,679

Source: Rentrak

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LEGO Jurassic World tops all-format chart for a third time

Monday, August 17th, 2015

LEGO Jurassic World has topped the all-format gaming chart for a third time.

With no releases to speak of, LEGO Jurassic World is followed by GTA 5 in second, Elder Scrolls Online in third and Batman: Arkham Knight in fourth.

Last week’s number one Rare Replay drops down to six, below FIFA 15 and above Battlefield Hardline.

A Minecraft double-header follows at eight and nine, while Dying Light climbs three places to ten.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour and F1 2015 drop out of the top ten, charting at 11 and 12.

The top 20 in full:
1. (2) LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros Interactive)
2. (5) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
3. (4) Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
4. (3) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros Interactive)
5. (6) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
6. (1) Rare Replay (Microsoft)
7. (7) Battlefield Hardline (Electronic Arts)
8. (10) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
9. (11) Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
10. (13) Dying Light (Warner Bros)
11. (8) Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (EA Sports)
12. (9) F1 2015 (Codemasters)
13. (12) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
14. (17) Destiny (Activision)
15. (15) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros Interactive)
16. (14) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Bandai Namco)
17. (18) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
18. (19) Terraria (505 Games)
19. (16) WWE 2K15 (2K Games)
20. (20) LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2015 Ukie Ltd.

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Charlie Puth scores his second UK No.1

Friday, August 14th, 2015

Congratulations are in order for Charlie Puth, who has scored his second number one single in the UK.

The American singer-songwriter reached the summit with a little help from Meghan Trainor on their new duet ‘Marvin Gaye’, which finished the week with a combined sales figure of over 94,000.

Charlie previously topped the UK chart with Wiz Khalifa collaboration ‘See You Again’ earlier this year, which served as the official soundtrack for Furious 7.

Calvin Harris and Disciples remain at two with ‘How Deep Is Your Love’, while The Weeknd jumps up to three with ‘Can’t Feel Your Face’.Little Mix are at four with ‘Black Magic’ and Lost Frequencies round out the Top 5 with ‘Are You With Me’.

Elsewhere, Rita Ora lands at 23 with new single ‘Body On Me’ featuring Chris Brown, and Selena Gomez climbs to 29 with ‘Good For You’.

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Rita Ora goes topless in latest shoot

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Rita Ora has posed topless with nothing but a few strands of hair to protect her modesty, as she defends her place on the X Factor panel.

The 23-year-old ‘Poison’ singer shared a snap from the shoot on her Instagram, showing the star with her shirt half open.

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She added the caption: “Another shot from my Glamour cover out on stands everywhere now! #becomfortableinyourcurves”

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Fantastic Four is No.1 movie in the UK

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Fantastic Four might have bombed out at the US box office this weekend, but the beleaguered superhero film has managed to overcome bad buzz and secure a small victory in the UK.

The Josh Trank-directed blockbuster opened with a £2.6 million haul to secure the box office top spot ahead of Tom Cruise’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation.

However, the total falls some way behind matching the success of the previous incarnation in the Fox/Marvel franchise. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer topped the chart with £4.1 million in 2007, while 2005’s Fantastic Four debuted to a £3.5 million opening weekend.

Elsewhere in this week’s chart, Joel Edgerton’s thriller The Gift was a new entry at number five after taking in £584,552.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Fantastic Four – £2,686,176
2. (1) Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation – £2,408,562
3. (2) Inside Out – £1,957,627
4. (3) Southpaw – £793,255
5. (-) The Gift – £584,552
6. (4) Ant-Man – £565,319
7. (5) Minions – £516,174
8. (8) Empire Strikes Back (Secret Cinema) – £261,750
9. (6) Jurassic World – £178,441
10. (Re) Amy – £85,725

Source: Rentrak

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Rare Replay is the first Rare number one since Banjo-Kazooie

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Rare has scored its first number one since Banjo-Kazooie launched on the N64 back in 1998.

Rare Replay is not only the company’s first number one in 17 years, but it’s also the first Xbox One exclusive to top the chart since the console’s launch.

It’s also the first budget game to secure the top spot since Wii Fit Plus back in 2009.

Rare Replay knocks LEGO Jurassic World down to second and Batman: Arkham Knight to third.

The Elder Scrolls Online dropped to fourth, above GTA 5, FIFA 15 and Battlefield Hardline.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour, F1 2015 and Minecraft Xbox Edition complete this week’s top ten.

The top 20 in full:
1. (-) Rare Replay (Microsoft)
2. (1) LEGO Jurassic World (Warner Bros Interactive)
3. (2) Batman: Arkham Knight (Warner Bros Interactive)
4. (6) Elder Scrolls Online (Bethesda)
5. (3) Grand Theft Auto 5 (Rockstar)
6. (5) FIFA 15 (EA Sports)
7. (7) Battlefield Hardline (Electronic Arts)
8. (4) Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (EA Sports)
9. (8) F1 2015 (Codemasters)
10. (12) Minecraft: Xbox Edition (Microsoft)
11. (11) Minecraft: PlayStation Edition (Sony)
12. (9) Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision)
13. (19) Dying Light (Warner Bros)
14. (14) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Bandai Namco)
15. (-) LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros Interactive)
16. (13) WWE 2K15 (2K Games)
17. (15) Destiny (Activision)
18. (16) Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
19. (18) Terraria (505 Games)
20. (17) LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony)

Leisure software charts compiled by Chart Track, (C) 2015 Ukie Ltd.

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