Big Screen – this week’s top ten at the cinema…

  1. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  2. Monkey see, monkey do… This reboot of the classic movie franchise sees super-smart simian Caesar leading his fellow brutalised primates in an urban uprising.


  3. The Smurfs
  4. True blue… The little blue stars of the 1980 kids’ animation series get a big-screen outing in this family comedy starring Hank Azaria and Neil Patrick Harris.

  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  6. Dazzling dénouement… The blockbusting fantasy franchise comes to an end as Harry has a final face-off with his nemesis, Lord Voldemort, as the forces of good at Hogwarts battle against the sinister Death Eaters.

  7. Super 8
  8. Caught on camera… This 1970s-set Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams co-production follows a group of youngsters as something terrifying and fantastical happens in their town.

  9. Mr Popper’s Penguins
  10. Flipping out… Jim Carrey takes the lead in this family comedy about a businessman whose life is turned upside down when he inherits six penguins.

  11. Horrible Bosses
  12. Work woes… Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston and Colin Farrel play employers from hell who may come to regret pushing three of their employees too far in this dark comedy.

  13. Cars 2
  14. Full throttle… The animated automobiles of 2006’s Cars return in this Pixar sequel, which sees race car Lightning McQueen competing in the World Grand Prix and tow truck Mater drawn into an international espionage plot!

  15. Captain America: The First Avenger
  16. Holding out for a hero… Chris Evans goes from zero to hero in this big screen outing of Marvel’s comic book character, which pits the titular avenger against the evil head of a Nazi research department during World War II.

  17. Horrid Henry: The Movie
  18. Child’s play… Unruly schoolboy Henry, whose scampish pranks were previously confined to children’s books and a CiTV series, brings his personal brand of hijinks to the big screen in this live-action 3D family comedy.

  19. Bridesmaids
  20. Wedding belles… Asked to be her best friend’s maid of honor, Annie attempts to lead her ragtag group of fellow bridesmaids through a series of pre-wedding rituals with disasterous – and hilarious – results.

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