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UK Box Office: 30 November – 2 December – Gambit, Anyone?

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So Gambit didn’t stick around for long, then…

This week’s top ten is pretty much the same as last week with only The Master and Jab Tak Hai Jaan (last week’s nine and ten, respectively) dropping out to make room for Rise Of The Guardians and Great Expectations. But last week’s number five, Gambit, drops out completely which can’t spell good news for Michael Hoffman.

Skyfall reclaims the number one spot from those pesky vampires, but eOne can hardly complain after what the last installment has raked in. And yep, Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger is still clinging on for dear life.

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UK Box Office: 23 – 25 November – It’s All About eOne

It’s bye bye Neeson and hello Christmas as Taken 2 finally drops out of the top ten and improv sequel Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger gives eOne another top three entry alongside the currently immovable Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

Oscar hopeful Silver Linings Playbook embarrasses Firth and Diaz, while David Ayer’s cop flick makes a humble entry sandwiched between Bens Stiller and Affleck.

Elsewhere, Skyfall is still standing strong on home turf, with Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted apparently never wanting to disappear, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master finally passing the £1 million mark.

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Merry Christmas

Review: Arthur Christmas (2011)

DIRECTOR: Sarah Smith.

CAST: (Voices) James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton, Marc Wootton, Ramona Marquez, Laura Linney, Eva Longoria, Michael Palin.

SYNOPSIS: Arthur (McAvoy) and his family live together, laugh together and bicker just like anyone else. The only difference is the responsibility that comes with the surname ‘Christmas’ and having to deliver presents to every country in the world, all in one night. Having fine-tuned a seemingly perfect strategy for the 25th December each year, when one child is missed, Arthur and Grandsanta (Nighy) embark on a crazy mission to deliver her present.

Arthur Christmas is one of those films you immediately want to see again once the credits start rolling. Assembling the Best of British, first time director Sarah Smith has created a smart, quirky, yet sentimental film that will undoubtedly stand the test of time and become a Christmas favourite, all the while remaining universally accessible. Continue reading