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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.

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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.

American Hustle

American Hustle leads UK box office

6-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Entertainment’s drama posts $5.7m (£3.5m) as it expands nationwide to top chart, including previews; Warner Bros’ The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug leads Fri-Sun weekend with $5.2m (£3.2m); Disney’s Frozen crosses £30m mark.

Despicable Me 2

UK box office down 1% in 2013

3-Jan-2014 | By Ian Sandwell

Admissions also tracking to be down on 2012’s 172.5m; eOne leads the independent sector for second straight year, also topping Paramount and Sony.

Gravity

Warner Bros reclaims UK crown

2-Jan-2014 | By Michael Rosser

Gravity and The Hobbit help generate box office revenues of more than $320m (£194m) in the UK.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Hobbit holds firm at UK box office

23-Dec-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ fantasy sequel adds $8.7m (£5.35m) to stay top of UK chart; Paramount’s Anchorman 2: The Legend Continue bows with $7.4m (£4.54m), including previews.

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug

Smaug journeys to top of UK chart

16-Dec-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ fantasy sequel dominates with $15.1m (£9.3m) debut; Disney’s Frozen falls just 10% in second weekend.

Frozen

Frozen extinguishes Catching Fire at UK box office

9-Dec-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s animation debuts top with $7.7m (£4.7m); Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surpasses The Hunger Games’ final UK result.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Catching Fire retains UK lead

2-Dec-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s sequel takes $9m (£5.5m) to hold onto the top spot for the second consecutive week; Fox’s Philomena becomes Stephen Frears’ best-ever UK performer at $16.1m (£9.8m).

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Catching Fire tops UK chart

25-Nov-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Lionsgate’s highly anticipated sequel scores excellent debut of $19.8m (£12.2m) to mark the distributor’s biggest ever opening.

Gravity

Gravity stays top of UK box office

18-Nov-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ sci-fi records second consecutive week at number one with a strong $7.7m (£4.8m); Fox’s The Counsellor is the week’s highest new entry with $1.3m (£815,051).

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Gravity floors Thor at UK box office

11-Nov-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Warner Bros’ sci-fi soars to a stunning $9.9m (£6.2m) debut, including previews, from its 543 sites; StudioCanal sets second best year ever at the UK box office as Rush crosses £10m.

Thor: The Dark World

Thor: The Dark World tops UK chart

4-Nov-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Disney’s latest Marvel outing records $13.8m (£8.65m) debut, including previews, to dominate the UK chart; Fox’s Philomena posts Stephen Frears’ best-ever UK opening at $2.4m (£1.5m).

Now You See Me

eOne tops £100m at UK box office

31-Oct-2013 | By Michael Rosser

Entertainment One (eOne) has become only the second UK independent distributor ever to accumulate more than £100m ($160.5m) at the UK box office in a calendar year.

Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy 2 storms UK box office

28-Oct-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Sony’s sequel records $5.9m (£3.66m) debut, including previews, to dethrone Fox’s Turbo; Captain Phillips tops Fri-Sun weekend for second consecutive week with $3m (£2.44m).

Turbo

Turbo tops UK box office

21-Oct-2013 | By Ian Sandwell

Fox’s animation takes top spot with $6.3m (£3.9m), including previews; Captain Phillips wins Fri-Sun weekend, charting second overall with $5.6m (£3.48m) for Sony’s biggest opening of 2013.

Carmen 3D

Event Cinema on growth curve

16-Oct-2013 | By Sarah Cooper

Event Cinema (formerly known as alternative content) could account for 3% of the worldwide box office by 2017, according to experts at an all day networking event dedicated to the sector.

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