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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles tops UK chart

20-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s reboot dethrones Gone Girl with a $7.7m (£4.8m) debut, including previews; Fox’s Gone Girl reaches $22.8m (£14.1m); Munro Films’ Northern Soul records highest three-day opening weekend gross for a British film opening in under 100 sites.

Gone Girl

Gone Girl retains UK lead

13-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s adaptation records $4.9m (£3.1m) second weekend to lead chart as stablemate The Maze Runner posts UK bow of $3.3m (£2.04m), including previews, and Warner Bros’ Annabelle scares up $3.1m (£1.93m).

Gone Girl

Gone Girl tops UK chart

6-Oct-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s adaptation records $6.6m (£4.1m) opening, including previews; Universal’s Dracula Untold bites into $2.7m (£1.7m) on debut.

Billy Elliot

Billy Elliot levels Equalizer in UK

30-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s Billy Elliot the Musical - Live sets new Event Cinema record with $3.1m (£1.904m) to become its first-ever number one; Sony’s reboot lands with $3.07m (£1.89m) from its 458 sites.

The Inbetweeners 2

Slow summer at UK box office

24-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

The Inbetweeners 2 led the way, but the summer period at the UK box office was down in both gross and admissions this year. Screen talks to distributors and exhibitors to find out why.

The Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls buries Tombstones at UK BO

22-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s animation adds $2.17m (£1.33m) to remain at number one for second straight week, just ahead of eOne’s A Walk Among the Tombstones’ $2.15m (£1.31m) debut.

The Boxtrolls

Boxtrolls tops UK chart; slow start for Pride

15-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s animation dethrones Sex Tape with $3.3m (£2m), including previews; Fox/Pathe’s Pride opens with non-final $1.2m (£714,119) from 491 sites.

Sex Tape

Sex Tape goes viral at UK box office

8-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s comedy debuts top with $2.3m (£1.43m), including previews; Universal’s Lucy crosses £10m and led Fri-Sun with $1.9m (£1.19m).

Lucy

Lucy holds UK box office lead

1-Sep-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s action sci-fi becomes director Luc Besson’s best-ever UK performer as it records a second straight week at the top of the chart.

Lucy

Luc Besson's Lucy tops UK box office

26-Aug-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s action sci-fi scores excellent $5.1m (£3.1m) bow to dethrone The Inbetweeners 2.

The Inbetweeners 2

Inbetweeners 2 retains UK lead

18-Aug-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Entertainment’s comedy sequel crosses £20m mark with non-final $7.2m (£4.3m) second weekend.

The Inbetweeners 2

Inbetweeners 2 biggest UK debut of 2014

11-Aug-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Entertainment’s comedy sequel opens with over $21m (£12.5m), including previews, for the biggest debut of the year.

Inbetweeners 2 breaks comedy record

7-Aug-2014 | By Andreas Wiseman

The sequel’s £2.75m opening is biggest ever for a comedy in UK.

Guardians of the Galaxy

Guardians tops UK chart on $10.7m

4-Aug-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel outing scores $10.7m (£6.35m) debut to dethrone Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes; Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future event grosses $1.2m (£720,000) over first four shows.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Apes retains UK box office lead

28-Jul-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel retains top spot with $6.4m (£3.8m) second weekend; Paramount’s Hercules muscles in with $2.46m (£1.45m).

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Apes conquer UK box office

21-Jul-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel scores $14.9m (£8.7m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Transformers: Age of Extinction, as two event cinema releases – Monty Python and André Rieu – land in the top five.

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Transformers tops UK chart

14-Jul-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Paramount’s latest outing records year’s biggest opening to date with $20.1m (£11.75m); Universal’s Boyhood scores strong $565,000 (£330,000) debut.

Mrs Browns Boys DMovie

Mrs. Brown’s Boys retains UK lead

7-Jul-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s big screen adaptation of TV sitcom adds $3.7m (£2.2m) to record second week as the UK’s number one; Paramount’s Transformers: Age of Extinction previews strongly.

Mrs. Brown's Boys D'Movie

Mrs. Brown’s Boys tops UK chart

30-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s big screen outing for the popular TV sitcom scores excellent $7.3m (£4.3m) debut to dethrone Fox’s The Fault in Our Stars.

The Fault In Our Stars

Fault in Our Stars tops UK BO

23-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s adaptation posts $5.8m (£3.4m) debut, including previews, to dethrone 22 Jump Street; Warner Bros’ Jersey Boys is off-key with $706,000 (£415,000) bow.

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street retains UK lead

16-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel adds $3.8m (£2.26m) to hold off newcomers and the World Cup; Warner Bros’ Oculus is the highest new entry with $701,000 (£413,000).

22 Jump Street

22 Jump Street tops UK chart

9-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel posts strong $8.1m (£4.85m) bow to dethrone Maleficent; Warner Bros’ Grace of Monaco lands with $400,000 (£238,000).

Maleficent

Maleficent enchants UK box office

2-Jun-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s reimagining posts excellent $11m (£6.6m) debut, including previews, to top the chart; Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past nears £20m after just 11 days in play.

X-Men: Days Of Future Past

X-Men tops UK box office

27-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s latest X-Men outing posts best debut of the series to date at $15.4m (£9.1m), marking the biggest opening of 2014 in the process.

Godzilla

Godzilla tops UK chart

19-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot leads a sun-affected market with $10.7m (£6.4m), including previews.

Godzilla

Godzilla tops UK buzz

16-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ reboot leads on overall buzz and intent-to-view; Fox’s latest X-Men outing excites ahead of release next week.

Neighbors

Bad Neighbours tops UK chart

12-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s comedy scores mighty $14.2m (£8.42m) debut, including previews; StudioCanal’s The Wind Rises posts second-best UK bow for Studio Ghibli.

Neighbors

Bad Neighbours leads UK buzz

9-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s comedy set to knock The Amazing Spider-Man 2 from the top spot.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 records UK hat-trick

6-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel retains top spot for third straight week with $3.4m (£1.98m); Universal’s Bad Neighbours previews strongly; eOne’s Pompeii is the week’s highest new entry.

The Other Woman

Other Woman leads UK buzz

2-May-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s comedy generates more buzz and intent-to-view than week’s new releases; Universal’s Bad Neighbours set for strong preview start.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 retains UK lead

28-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel adds $5.7m (£3.36m) for $27.8m (£16.52m) to date; Fox’s The Other Woman posts strong UK bow of $4.5m (£2.7m), including previews.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man 2 tops UK chart

22-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel records biggest opening of 2014 with $15.2m (£9m); eOne’s The Love Punch lands with $1m (£611,000) from 373 sites.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man set for UK top spot

17-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel garners most buzz and intent-to-view.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier regains UK lead

14-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel outing leapfrogs Rio 2 with $3m (£1.78m); Lionsgate’s The Quiet Ones posts non-final $1.1m (£681,305) debut for week’s highest new entry; eOne’s Calvary records third best opening of year in Ireland.

Rio 2

Rio 2 tops UK chart

7-Apr-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s sequel leads the way thanks to preview-boosted $4.8m (£2.9m) debut; Disney’s Winter Soldier heads up Fri-Sun weekend; Fox’s Grand Budapest Hotel becomes Wes Anderson’s best-ever UK performer.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America tops UK chart

31-Mar-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest superhero outing posts $10.1m (£6.04m) bow, including previews, to lead the way ahead of stablemate Muppets Most Wanted.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Budapest Hotel tops UK chart

24-Mar-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s comedy drama climbs to number one in its third weekend of release.

Need For Speed

Need for Speed tops UK chart

17-Mar-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s video game adaptation clocks non-final $3.3m (£2m) to dethrone 300: Rise of an Empire; StudioCanal’s Under the Skin posts strong UK bow of $396,000 (£238,203) from just 47 sites.

300: Rise of an Empire

300 dismantles Lego in the UK

10-Mar-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ sequel scores $4.6m (£2.8m) debut to top UK chart; Fox’s The Grand Budapest Hotel records Wes Anderson’s best-ever UK bow.

The Lego Movie

Lego records UK hat trick

3-Mar-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ animation stays top for third straight week; Non-Stop records second best-ever UK bow for StudioCanal; Universal’s The Wolf of Wall Street becomes UK’s highest grossing 18-rated film.

The Lego Movie

Lego retains UK lead

24-Feb-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ animation crosses £20m as it stays top of the chart; Artificial Eye’s event release of Nymphomaniac grosses $237,000 (£142,922) from 74 sites for Lars von Trier’s best-ever UK bow.

The Lego Movie

Lego tops UK chart

17-Feb-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ animation debuts top with the year’s biggest debut so far; Fox’s The Monuments Men starts off UK run with non-final $2.7m (£1.6m) in second.

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Peabody tops UK chart

10-Feb-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s 3D animation records $6.4m (£3.9m) debut, including previews, to dethrone The Wolf of Wall Street; StudioCanal’s RoboCop arrives with strong $4m (£2.41m) bow in second.

RoboCop

RoboCop leads UK buzz

7-Feb-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

StudioCanal’s reboot delivers strongest overall buzz, but eOne’s Dallas Buyers Club leads intent to view.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf records hat-trick in UK

3-Feb-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s biopic retains lead for third straight week, becoming Martin Scorsese’s best-ever UK performer in the process; Warner Bros’ Gravity to cross £30m in coming days.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf retains UK lead

27-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s biopic falls just 23% as it adds $5.9m (£3.6m) to lead chart for second straight week; eOne’s 12 Years a Slave crosses £10m mark.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf set to retain UK crown

24-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Martin Scorsese’s biopic tops Way To Blue’s buzz chart.

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Wolf of Wall Street tops UK chart

20-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Universal’s biopic records Martin Scorsese’s best-ever UK debut to land top of the box office; eOne’s 12 Years a Slave expands to 386 sites and adds $5m (£3.06m) for $11.7m (£7.12m).

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

UK admissions down 4% in 2013

14-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Final year tally of 165.5m is the lowest since 2008.

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave tops UK box office

13-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

eOne’s awards contender posts excellent $4.1m (£2.5m) debut from 207 sites to dethrone American Hustle.

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