Planet of the Apes beats Transformers at UK box office

Planet of the Apes beats Transformers at UK box office

Postby dutchman » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:40 pm

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has topped the UK box office on its debut weekend on release.



The action sequel ended Transformers: Age of Extinction's run in first place, taking in £8.7m to secure top spot ahead of How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Dawn easily outperformed its predecessor, which debuted to £5.8 million in 2011.

This week's box office also saw two live releases make it into the top five - a first since cinemas started broadcasting concert, stage or sporting events.

Monty Python Live (Mostly) earned a staggering £1.2 million from its theatrical transmission from London's O2, while Andre Rieu's 2014 Maastricht concert followed closely behind with £830,586.

Elsewhere, Pudsey the Dog: The Movie debuted at number seven with £446,450 in ticket sales.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £8,705,995
2. (2) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - £1,877,346
3. (1) Transformers: Age of Extinction - £1,790,491
4. (-) Monty Python Live (Mostly) - £1,260,412
5. (-) Andre Rieu's 2014 Maastricht Concert - £830,586
6. (3) Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie - £559,173
7. (-) Pudsey the Dog: The Movie - £446,450
8. (7) Boyhood - £312,255
9. (4) The Fault in Our Stars - £278,559
10. (6) 22 Jump Street - £224,783

Source: Rentrak
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