Weekend Box Office News

A dog and his boy puts cyborg and cowboy in their place

In a flurry of new films, we see another kid’s movie triumph over more serious blockbusters.

A dog and his boy puts cyborg and cowboy in their place
Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

On the opening weekend of four new films to enter the top ten, it’s a child’s favourite that managed to dominate the cinemas once again, with Mr Peabody and Sherman rising to the top of the table. Generating £3.9m in the process, it managed to hold off the man in the metal suit on his quest to revive the RoboCop franchise, which still managed to bring in an impressive £2.4m. The other new entry was 10th placed live opera Rusalka, which managed a low scoring £227k.

The battle for third and fourth place this week was controlled by a still powerful leading pair, with DiCaprio’s The Wolf of Wall Street sitting just above McConaughey’s Dallas Buyers Club. Both main men delivered absolutely stunning lead performances, and are certainly going to be at loggerheads when the Oscars roll around next month.

Now in their second week, That Awkward Moment and Lone Survivor have begun to slide off the table, dropping to 7th and 8th respectively. Only creating a meagre £869k between them, it’s been a very disappointing second week for eOne and Universal who would have been hoping for a slightly longer run of popularity.

Coming Next Month

Friday sees the countrywide release of twelve films to UK cinemas, but there’s only one that really interests me: The Lego Movie. The huge wealth in the cast (including Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks,Will Ferrell and even Morgan Freeman) has set this up to surely be one of the stand out films of the year, and suitable for audiences of all ages.

Other films out this week end are Cuban Fury and Her – while I’m not particularly excited about Cuban Fury, Nick is a big fan of Frost’s comedic work, while Matt has offered his prediction on Spike Jonze’s Her in our ‘February Look Ahead’ article.

Which are you looking forward to the most? Did you prefer The Wolf of Wall street or Dallas Buyers Club? Has DiCaprio’s performance been over-egged by the Oscar nominations? Will Mr Peabody and Sherman follow suit as another kid’s film dominating the charts? Leave your ramblings below and you’ll be sure to get a reply

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