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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 24th March 2014)

April 3rd, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Last week’s number one, The Grand Budapest Hote,l could not hold off the might of one Disney movie, let alone two, so that’s why this top of the chart belongs to Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

In a trend that has been seen in all post-The Avengers movies, Captain America: The winter Soldier saw a huge increase in its first weekend takings over its previous counterpart. Captain America took an impressive £2.98 million in its opening weekend, however the sequel has more than doubled that by taking just short of the £7 million mark.

It’s even more good news for Disney as it also scored the number two spot with Muppets: Most Wanted, unlike Captain America though the Muppets sequel failed to take more than The Muppets movie by nearly £500,000.

One other new entry can be found in the chart and that’s The Legend of Hercules which went in at number nine and didn’t do as badly as people and critics expected.

New Releases – With half term fast approaching it’s no surprise to see films mainly aimed at the U/PG/12A market with each one of this week’s main releases falling into that category. So if you are after something new then you have animated sequel Rio 2 (in 3D), Twilight/Hunger Games-esq film Divergent and biblical epic Noah.

10. A Long Way Down – £107,538 – £741,524
9. The Legend of Hercules – (NE) – £189,881
8. Starred Up – £201,822 – £1,062,827
7. 300: Rise of an Empire – £237,879 – £7,449,264
6. The Lego Movie – £323,397 – £31,636,562
5. Need For Speed – £337,943 – £4,399,097
4. Non-Stop – £360,226 – £8,745,562
3. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £870,423 – £7,968,357
2. Muppets Most Wanted – (NE) – £2,214,906
1. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – (NE) – £6,037,850

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