SA’s Weekend Top 10 (23 to 25 Jan)

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There is an air of deja vu with the latest local weekend chart. Last week the Liam Neeson vehicle Tak3n stepped into the top spot and this week it stayed there, brushing off any attempts by the LAPD, Forest Whitaker or angry reviewers to stop the man with a particular set of skills.

Last week’s number 2, Paddington, shifted down a notch for The Imitation Game, starring the current ‘it’ guy Benedict Cumberbatch and taking a rather fantastical look at the life of Alan Turing. Just remember kids: what you see in a historical movie may not be useful in a history test. But while the code-cracking saga was adored by reviewers, another universally loathed movie, The Seventh Son, managed to step up a spot again, swapping places with Tinkerbell & The Neverbeast – another film that is sticking to the charts as if it wrapped itself in flypaper.

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The animated action adventure Big Hero 6 also shows it has no teflon on it, but nonetheless slid down a spot to sixth. The movie has been doing very well, so its eventual departure from the top 5 is not a surprise as audience numbers have probably saturated. Ditto for Exodus: Gods & Kings, which again dropped another spot to seventh.

At number eight is the only other newcomer to the chart: Princess Power starring that immortal doll Barbie. Woe the parents who had to sit through that, but clearly kids still have a sway on local charts – even as school holidays end. Ninth is the fairytale mash-up Into The Woods, dropping two places after raising one spot last weekend. Finally, at tenth is Night At The Museum 3, also dropping two spots and kicking The Best Of Me from the charts.

The current top earner on the top 10 is Big Hero 6 with R17.4 million.

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01. TAKEN 3 (our review)
02. THE IMITATION GAME (our review)
03. PADDINGTON
04. THE SEVENTH SON (Incl 3D and Imax) (our review)
05. TINKERBELL & THE NEVERBEAST (incl 3D)
06. BIG HERO 6 (incl 3D) (our review)
07. EXODUS: GODS & KINGS (Incl 3D) (our review)
08. BARBIE PRINCESS POWER
09. INTO THE WOODS
10. NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM 3

Last Updated: January 28, 2015

James

A total movie glutton, nothing is too bad or too obscure to watch, unless it's something like The Human Centipede. If you enjoyed that, there is something wrong with you. But bless you anyway - even video nasties need love...

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