UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2012…
With little in the way of real competition from new arrivals, Disney-Pixar’s Brave retains first place at the UK box office in its second full week of release, adding another £2.37m to give it a healthy £13.26mn to date (it opened in Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland back at the start of the month). Meanwhile Ted swapped place with The Bourne Legacy, with the Seth MacFarlane comedy climbing one place to second and crossing the £25m mark after four weeks on screens, while The Dark Knight Rises moves up one place to fifth and becomes the highest-grossing UK release of 2012, with its £52.5m overtaking the £51.8m benchmark set by Marvel’s The Avengers earlier this year.
In fifth place is the highest new entry of the week, Keith Lemon: The Film, with the British comedy pulling in £1,196,310 to finish up one spot ahead of The Expendables 2, which also managed to break the seven-figure mark. Less fortunate was the Farrelly Brothers’ latest offering The Three Stooges, which opened in seventh with £509,324 and pushed Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and Ice Age: Continental Drift down one place apiece to eighth and ninth respectively. Finally, propping up the chart in tenth was another new release, The Imposter, with the acclaimed documentary earning a solid £252,170 from just 49 screens.
Number one this time last year: The Inbetweeners Movie
1. Brave, £2,371,691 weekend; £13,259,610 total (4 weeks – 3 weeks from Scotland, Ireland and Northern Ireland Only)
2. Ted, £1,692,883 weekend; £25,620,707 total (4 weeks)
3. The Bourne Legacy, £1,596,289 weekend; £7,828,435 total (2 weeks)
4. The Dark Knight Rises, £1,378,717 weekend; £52,534,102 total (6 weeks)
5. Keith Lemon: The Film, £1,196,310 weekend (New)
6. The Expendables 2, £1,028,904 weekend; £4,316,173 total (2 weeks)
7. The Three Stooges, £509,324 weekend (New)
8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, £424,206 weekend; £6,217,366 total (4 weeks)
9. Ice Age: Continental Drift, £331,851 weekend; £28,381,351 total (9 weeks)
10. The Imposter, £252,170 weekend (New)
Colin Farrell steps into Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shoes as the lead in Len Wiseman’s Total Recall (cert. 12A) [read our review here], which was released in the UK today, while Friday sees the arrival of raunchy comedy A Few Best Men (cert. 15), horror The Possession (cert. 15), Polish crime drama Yuma (cert. TBC), Bollywood sci-fi comedy Joker (cert. TBC) and giallo homage Berberian Sound Studio (cert. 15) [read our review here.