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					UK Weekend Box Office Update
        6th-8th January 2012
                           Weekend Box Office Update
                                        6th-8th January 2012

                                                                                                                Total Gross to
Rank                   Title                   Country of Origin   Weekend Gross     Distributor         on
  1     Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol        USA            £2,223,200        Paramount           2      £13,063,492
 2     Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows         UK/USA           £2,163,718        Warner Bros         4      £20,728,530
 3                  The Iron Lady                   UK             £2,151,368      20th Century Fox       1      £2,151,368
 4        The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo        USA/Swe           £1,649,100       Sony Pictures        2       £7,859,144
 5     Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked         USA             £922,103       20th Century Fox      4      £11,650,796
 6                  Puss in Boots                   USA              £917,161        Paramount           5      £12,153,259
  7                     Goon                     USA/Can            £728,286         eOne Films           1       £728,286
 8                    The Artist                  Fra/Bel          £629,495         Entertainment        2        £721,049
 9                 New Year's Eve                   USA             £339,685         Warner Bros         5       £7,057,716
 10                     Hugo                    UK/USA/Fra          £161,794        Entertainment        6      £4,979,342

UK Films in Top 10 = 3

                                                                                                       Source: UK Film Council
                           Weekend Box Office Update
                                       6th-8th January 2012
•    Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol tops the weekend chart on its second week of release. Excluding previews, weekly
     takings have dipped 18%, garnering £2.22million this weekend across 517 sites.
• In close second is Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows which achieved £2.16million this weekend across 518 sites – just 3%
     behind M:I4.
• Meryl Streep’s turn as The Iron Lady debuts in 3rd place with a box office of £2.15mllion, boosted by a strong performance in
     Ireland. The second new release of the weekend, Goon, starring American Pie actor Sean William Scott, entered in 7th place
     with a reasonable opener of £728k.
• Rounding out the Top 5 are David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – up 5% on last week to achieve £1.6million this
     weekend- and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
• The Artist is this weekend’s biggest climber, expanding from 1 to 106 sites nationwide, inflating its week-on-week gross by
     1199% to place in 8th position. The film also has the highest site average at £5,939 and has grossed a total of £721,049
     after two weeks on release.
Family Films Roundup:
• Arthur Christmas bows out of the Top 10 to place 14th, dropping 80% week on week as Sony winds down the theatrical release.
     The film’s cumulative total now stands at over £20,764,510.
• Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel continues to defy critics placing just above Puss In Boots with a weekend gross of
     £922k, dropping 36% week on week. Puss In Boots posted similar results gaining £917k (just 0.5% less Alvin)dropping
     33% to 6th place after 5 weeks on release.
• Hugo drops to 10th place grossing £161k, down 34% on last weekend and Happy Feet 2 similarly drops to 11th position grossing
     £138k, down 37% on last week.

                                                                                                          Source: UK Film Council
                                        License Watch
•   Jakks has inked a deal with Marvel to produce plush based on their Super Hero Squad brand:

•   Universal has announced the latest licensees for upcoming Snow White and the Huntsman. Categories
    include games and costumes:

•   Disney continues to re-release its back catalogue into the 3D format with Beauty and the Beast and
    Finding Nemo set to hit theatres this year

•   Justin Bieber has put his International fame to good use at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show
    appearing to promote TOSY Robotic Speakers…
                                                               Peering into the Generation Media crystal
                                                               ball for a glimpse at The Slate in 2012 and

     The Avengers
     Director: Joss Whedon
     Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
     Production: Marvel Studios
     Official Site:

•   Summer starts early in 2012 as The Avengers Assemble on 27th April, 3 months before The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-
    Man hit the big screen. With a hefty price tag estimated to be in the region of $780million, which includes the recent Iron Man, Thor
    and Captain America ‘prequels’, Marvel Studios is banking on creating one of the biggest and most commercially successful films of all

•   Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon is helming the project which stars Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and
    Scarlett Johansson reprising their respective Superhero roles with newcomers Mark Ruffalo (as The Hulk) and Jeremy Renner (as
    Hawkeye) completing the full line-up, which was revealed to pandemonium at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con.

•   Expectations are high for The Avengers with licensed toys from the movie on its way into the market from Disney, Lego, and Jakks as
    well as collectable items and other merchandise from manufacturers such as Funko who have produced a line of POP! Marvel bobble-
    head figures. Profile is skewing male (71%) with a core 15-24yr old audience.
                          Opening This Weekend
War Horse
Cert: 12A
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis
iTunes Trailer
Film 4/Momentum
Cert: 18
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale
iTunes Trailer
The Darkest Hour
New Regency/20th Century Fox
Cert: 12A
Director: Chris Gorak
Starring: Emile Hirsch, Olivia Thirlby, Max Minghella
iTunes Trailer
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                                                                 Official Film
                        January 2012 Top 10 Films
Rank                        Title                Certificate   Total Gross to Date £million
 1     Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol           12A                    £7.4m
 2     Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows           12A                    £7.2m
 3     The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo               18                    £5.3m
 4     Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel       U                     £3.8m
 5     Puss In Boots                                 U                     £3.6m
 6     The Iron Lady                                12A                    £2.7m
  7    New Year’s Eve                                15                    £1.3m
 8     The Artist                                    PG                    £0.8m
 9     Goon                                          15                    £0.7m
 10    Happy Feet 2                                  U                     £0.5m

                                                                             UK Films in Top 10 = 2

                                                                   Source: Rentrak EDI 01/01/11-01/12
December Box Office Top 5…

    1        2          3       4                          5

  £7.4m     £7.2m      £5.3m   £3.8m                    £3.6m

                                    Source: Rentrak EDI 01/01/12-11/01/12
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