'Despicable Me 2' breaks 2013 UK box office record

'Despicable Me 2' breaks 2013 UK box office record

Postby dutchman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:58 pm

Despicable Me 2 has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.

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The Steve Carell-voiced animated comedy registered the biggest box office opening of 2013 - beating Iron Man 3 and Man of Steel - to take the top spot with £14.8 million including previews.

Despicable Me 2 is a sharp increase on its predecessor, which debuted to £3.66 million in 2010.

Man of Steel and World War Z both fall a spot each to occupy second and third place in the chart, while new releases This Is The End and Hummingbird complete the top five.

Elsewhere, indie releases Behind the Candelabra and Before Midnight showed the smallest drop-off in ticket sales to land at numbers six and nine respectively.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Despicable Me 2 - £14,822,427
2. (1) Man of Steel - £2,433,576
3. (2) World War Z - £2,422,917
4. (-) This Is The End - £1,390,323
5. (-) Hummingbird - £206,731
6. (4) Behind the Candelabra - £187,395
7. (3) After Earth - £157,622
8. (5) The Hangover Part III - 142,155
9. (8) Before Midnight - £120,046
10. (7) Epic - £90,210

Source: Rentrak
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