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Rush Pipped to Pole Position

Horror fans drive Insidious 2 to the top of the table.

Rush Pipped to Pole Position
Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne (Insidious)

Taking more than £2.8m on its opening weekend has secured horror sequel Insidious 2’s place at the top of the pile, beating Rob Howard’s Rush by nearly £800,000. It may have won the short term battle, but it’s likely to struggle for longevity with most horror movies dipping out of the top 15 in their third week. Rush on the other hand has the quality to become a long term favourite and could continue making steady money for a good few weeks.

Have a read of our thoughts on Rush.

As well as celebrating its top spot with Insidious 2, eOne will be happy to see their animated adventure Justin and the Knights of Valour get into the top 5. The choice to release the film this week has cleverly managed to avoid many of the summer’s larger kids films that could have offered strong competition, allowing Justin and the Knights of Valour to secure a solid 5th position.

Trilogy finishing Riddick has seen a major drop in ticket sales over the last week, despite it’s number two place after the opening weekend. On its second week Riddick has only managed 27% of its opening weekends box office success and is now placed 9th. It’s fall isn’t shared with last weeks chart topper About Time, which has managed to maintain a good flow of the couples audience, and is sitting comfortably in 4th place after managing a take of over £1m this week.

Opening Next Week

The big contenders next week will be cop movie RIPD starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, as well as crime thriller The Call which stars Halle Berry. These are going to be battling for the top spot with biopic Diana, starring Naomi Watts, which tells the story of the late Princess of Wales.

Flying under the radar this week is Hawking, a documentary about the most famous living physicist, Steven Hawking, told in his own words. This isn’t likely to break the top 10 but is a special FilmAttic choice certainly worthy of a viewing if your cinema screens it.

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