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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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UK Box Office: 16 – 18 November – Vampires In The Hizzle

There’s a massive surprise number one film in the UK this week – lol jk, Twilight’s out. The final (cue party poppers for some) installment in the saga knocks Skyfall off its top spot, with the newest addition to the Bond franchise currently standing at an incredibly impressive £83 million. Well played, Mendes.

Three Indian offerings also break the top ten and Madagascar 3 and Hotel Transylvania prove they have sticking power well after the half term break. And, though it may be sitting just outside the top five, it’s great to see The Master riding high in its first week on wide release.

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UK Box Office: 9 – 11 November – Apparently There’s A New Bond Film Out

Naturally, Sam Mendes’ Skyfall is still dominating its home turf, spending a third week at the top. Ben Affleck’s Argo debuts in third position and it’s great to see Jacques Audiard’s Rust And Bone hanging on in the top ten. As expected, Liam Neeson and Adam Sandler’s star power keeps Taken 2 and Hotel Transylvania sticking around for a little longer than many would have liked…

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What I’m Watching – October 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

Down Terrace (Dir: Ben Wheatley, 2009) ****

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (Dir: Quentin Tarantino, 2004) ****

Beasts Of The Southern Wild (Dir: Benh Zeitlin, 2012) *****

Skyfall (Dir: Sam Mendes, 2012) *****

The Campaign (Dir: Jay Roach, 2012) **

Sidney White (Dir: Joe Nussbaum, 2007) *

Ruby Sparks (Dir: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2012) ****

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (Dir: Stephen Chbosky, 2012) ****

She’s The Man (Dir: Andy Fickman, 2006) ***

The Age Of Innocence (Dir: Martin Scorsese, 1993) ***

Movie News Episode Six (6th – 12th June 2011)

Here’s Episode Six of my weekly movie updates.

This week includes Star Trek 2, Django Unchained, Tron 3, Simon Pegg and Sam Mendes’ Bond 23.

You can find my channel here.