After a couple of great weeks with Gone Girl (2014) at the top of the UK box office we are back down to Earth with an almighty thump this week. I’m afraid to report that despite my best efforts, which included barricading the doors to screens showing the film and setting off fire alarms, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles topped the chart after its opening weekend. I apologise on behalf of the British public that this steaming piece of crap took £4.75m.
This ended the run of Gone Girl that managed to hold onto second place with £2.36m. Annabelle (2014) topped out the top three with £1.46m. The sad news for film fans is that The Judge (2014) has bombed spectacularly. I watched it last night and really enjoyed it despite hearing some mixed views from other critics. Anyway the film had an opening weekend of just £0.42m – I’ll be posting my review tomorrow but I’ll just say that Robert Duvall was fantastic and deserves some nominations during the upcoming awards season.