UK Box Office Breakdown: Trio Fail to Break Top Two

Gone Baby Gone, Prom Night and Superhero Movie all fail to make an impression.

by | June 12, 2008 | Comments

This week's UK Box Office Top EightA trio of niche fare tried — and dismally failed — to dislodge the box office behemoths Sex and the City and Indy 4 from the top two spots at the UK box office this week.

The unlikely triumvirate of Prom Night, Gone Baby Gone and Superhero Movie all failed to make much of an impression in a market place still dominated by sex, cities, whips and dusty fedoras.

Superhero Movie came in at number three, despite prompting fewer laughs than an episode of My Family.

Next up was Prom Night, an equally unsuccessful stab (if you’ll excuse the pun — arrf!) at the horror genre and proof — as if any were needed by now — that all American horror remakes are terrible. It’s just a fact.

And coming in at fifth place was the actually rather good Gone Baby Gone, which received a cracking 94% on the Tomatometer, was praised by critics for its realistic portrayal of working class Boston — and of course therefore made less money than Superhero Movie and Prom Night.

However, with Marvel’s action-tastic reboot of The Incredible Hulk hitting our screens this week, City and Indy will finally have to face up to their first serious bit of box office competition.

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