UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th May 2014…
Opening here in the UK on Thursday, Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past took first place at the box office with the biggest opening of the year so far, pulling in £9,144,971 across the four days, compared to a five-day opening of £9,011,114 for Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. It’s also the biggest UK debut for the mutant superhero franchise, breaking a record that was previously held by X-Men: The Last Stand on £7.1 million.
Elsewhere in the chart, the animated family feature Postman Pat: The Movie managed to claim fourth place with £744,750, followed in fifth by another new release, the Adam Sandler / Drew Barrymore rom-com Blended, with £688,547. Meanwhile, in its fifteenth weekend on screens, The LEGO Movie enjoyed a resurgence thanks to the Bank Holiday weekend, reentering the chart in tenth.
Number one this time last year: The Hangover Part III
1. X-Men: Days of Future Past – £9,144,971 weekend (New)
2. Godzilla – £2,731,355 weekend (2 weeks)
3. Bad Neighbours – £1,222,235 weekend (3 weeks)
4. Postman Pat: The Movie – £774,750 weekend (New)
5. Blended – £688,547 weekend (New)
6. Rio 2 – £341,785 weekend (8 weeks)
7. The Other Woman – £335,059 weekend (5 weeks)
8. The Two Faces of January – £303,037 weekend (2 weeks)
9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 – £255,482 weekend (6 weeks)
10. The LEGO Movie – £185,087 weekend (15 weeks)
Today sees the release of Disney’s live-action Sleeping Beauty retelling Maleficent (cert. PG) starring Angelina Jolie [read our review here], while Friday’s newcomers include Seth MacFarlane’s A Million Ways to Die in the West (cert. 15) and the Tom Cruise sci-fi Edge of Tomorrow (cert. TBC), along with limited releases for Venus in Fur (cert. 15), Jimmy’s Hall (cert. 12A), Downhill (cert. 15) and Heaven is for Real (cert. PG).