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UK top ten box office countdown (WE 7th April 2014)

April 10th, 2014 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

Well the captain couldn’t hold on to the top spot for two weeks as Captain America: The Winter Soldier is now no longer reigning supreme at the top of the charts; that accolade has gone to animated sequel Rio 2.

In even more good news for Rio 2 it seems that a lot more people are interested in the animated sequel than its counterpart, where the original film could only manage £1.5 million in its opening weekend including previews, the sequel has nearly doubled that by taking just shy of £3 million.

Looking at the rest of the chart and we see another three new films and one new event taking over the top ten. La Boheme: Met Opera was streamed to over 160 screens and managed to enter the chart at a respectful number Seven. the other new entries in the chart included the Richard Ayoade comedy The Double which went in at number eight, the latest film to try and take the Hunger Games’ crown, Divergent hit the number four spot and Darren Aronofsky’s take on Noah went in at number three.

New Releases – A lot of new films are out this week and each one of them has a chance to make some kind of impact on the top ten. Out for release is horror from the masters at Hammer Films, The Quiet Ones, dark drama with a hint of comedy in Calvary, OTT martial arts fight-fest sequel The Raid 2, small sci-fi drama The Last Days on Mars and animated adventure Khumba.

10. Non-Stop – £189,815 – £9,150,776
9. The Lego Movie – £264,574 – £31,993,600
8. The Double – (NE) – £281,794
7. La Boheme: Met Opera – (NE) – £374,522
6. The Grand Budapest Hotel – £611,999 – £9,152,006
5. Muppets Most Wanted – £897,395 – £3,513,823
4. Divergent – (NE) – £1,767,295
3. Noah – (NE) – £2,511,397
2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier – £2,764,030 – £10,933,395
1. Rio 2 – (NE) – £2,882,680

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