UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 25th to Sunday 27th July 2014….
Despite competition from Dwayne Johnson’s latest film Hercules, Fox’s simian sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes retained top spot at the UK box office, pulling in a solid second weekend haul of £3,752,511, with Hercules having to settle for second after mustering a less-than-impressive opening of £1,449,120.
Hot on the heels of Hercules in third place was horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy, which debuted with £1,165,143, while two other newcomers managed to crack the top ten, with Earth to Echo earning £618,379 in sixth and The House of Magic propping up the chart in tenth place with £223,047.
Number one this time last year: Monsters University
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £3,752,511 weekend (2 weeks)
2. Hercules – £1,449,120 weekend (New)
3. The Purge: Anarchy – £1,165,143 weekend (New)
4. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – £990,959 weekend (5 weeks)
5. Transformers: Age of Extinction – £803,063 weekend (3 weeks)
6. Earth to Echo – £618,379 weekend (New)
7. Boyhood – £279,701 weekend (3 weeks)
8. Kick – £239,850 weekend (New)
9. Mrs. Brown’s Boys D’Movie – £228,764 weekend (5 weeks)
10. The House of Magic – £223,047 weekend (New)
We’ll have a new number one this coming weekend as Marvel delivers the penultimate movie of Phase Two with Guardians of the Galaxy (cert. 12A) [read our reviews here and here], while Friday’s newcomers including The Nut Job (cert. U), Step Up 5: All In (cert. PG) and Mood Indigo (cert. 12A).