Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:05 pm
Transformers: Age of Extinction won the battle of the sequels at the UK box office over the weekend.
Michael Bay's robot blockbuster earned more than £11.7 million to hold off competition from How to Train Your Dragon 2 and secure first place.
Transformers posted the biggest opening of 2014 in the UK, but had the benefit of a nine-day opening after debuting on a Saturday (July 5) and not being eligible for last week's chart.
How to Train Your Dragon 2 has already been on release in Scotland and Ireland for two weeks, but expanding nationwide it racked up an impressive £7.7 million - a significant uptick from the £4.8 million earned by its predecessor when it opened in 2010.
Elsewhere in the week's chart, musical drama Begin Again debuted at number five with £456,438 and Richard Linklater's highly praised Boyhood secured seventh place with £312,747.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Transformers: Age of Extinction - £11,751,427
2. (4) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - £7,779,040
3. (1) Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie - £1,081,303
4. (2) The Fault in Our Stars - £558,626
5. (-) Begin Again - £456,438
6. (3) 22 Jump Street - £416,025
7. (-) Boyhood - £332,834
8. (6) Maleficent - £312,747
9. (5) Tammy - £245,824
10. (7) Chef - £77,588