Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:53 pm
Billy Elliot: The Musical has topped the UK box office.
The live cinema broadcast of the stage show earned £1.9 million to narrowly edge past Denzel Washington's The Equalizer and secure first place in UK theatres.
This marks the first time a live cinema event has made it to the number one spot in the UK.
Last week's number one movie The Boxtrolls slips to number three ahead of new release What We Did On Our Holiday. A Walk Among the Tombstones rounds out the top five.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Billy Elliot The Musical Live - £1,904,098
2. (-) The Equalizer - £1,890146
3. (1) The Boxtrolls - £1,130,062
4. (-) What We Did On Our Holiday - £811,087
5. (2) A Walk Among the Tombstones - £603,062
6. (3) Pride - £400,247
7. (4) Lucy - £377,138
8. (7) Guardians of the Galaxy - £340,417
9. (5) The Riot Club - £301,607
10. (6) Sex Tape - £265,384