Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:23 pm
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire has topped the UK box office for a second week.
Francis Lawrence's sequel made a total of £5.5 million ($9m) in its second week of release in the UK, surpassing all of the weekend's new releases.
Animated comedy Free Birds was the highest-grossing new entry in third place with £1 million ($1.7 million), behind Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity, which retained the number 2 spot in its fourth week on release.
The Sandra Bullock-starring sci-fi has now taken more than £22 million ($36.8 million) in the UK alone, making it the ninth highest-grossing film of the year overall.
Disney's biographical drama Saving Mr Banks and Sony's Carrie remake debuted at fourth and fifth spot with £795,615 ($1.3 million) and £662,625 ($1 million) respectively.
Further down the chart, Marvel Studios' Thor: The Dark World slipped to seventh place after more than a month on release
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (1) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - £5,525,476
2. (2) Gravity - £1,741,279
3. (-) Free Birds - £1,044,074
4. (-) Saving Mr Banks - £795,615
5. (-) Carrie - £662,625
6. (5) The Butler - £431,666
7. (4) Thor: The Dark World - £423,374
8. (6) Philomena - £289,860
9. (7) Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 - £211,562
10. (8) The Family - £188,835