Lucy beats The Inbetweeners at UK box office

Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy has ended The Inbetweeners 2‘s run at the top of the UK box office.

The Luc Besson-directed action movie earned more than £3 million over the Bank Holiday weekend to secure first place ahead of the comedy sequel and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Lucy was one of five new releases to debut in the top ten this week, the others being Into the Storm, Deliver Us from Evil, What If and Doctor Who episode ‘Deep Breath’.

The latter, which marked Peter Capaldi’s first full outing as The Doctor, earned an impressive £522,908 from its cinema screenings. However, the total is still some way off the £1.7 million opening haul for last year’s 50th anniversary special ‘The Day of the Doctor’.

The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Lucy – £3,076,997
2. (1) The Inbetweeners 2 – £2,366,161
3. (2) Guardians of the Galaxy – £1,259,998
4. (-) Into the Storm – £1,147,657
5. (-) Deliver Us from Evil – £629,554
6. (-) What If – £592,501
7. (4) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – £588,994
8. (-) Doctor Who ‘Deep Breath’ – £522,908
9. (6) Secret Cinema’s Back to the Future – £520,187
10. (3) The Expendables 3 – £511,168

Source: Rentrak

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