Luc Besson’s action fantasy Lucy opened at number one in the UK and Ireland box office, with takings of £3m over the Bank Holiday weekend. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as a woman whose brain becomes extremely powerful after taking a strange new drug and is then caught up in a web of espionage.
The weekend's other new entries included the storm chaser Into the Storm, supernatural police drama Deliver Us From Evil, which opened in the fourth and fifth place respectively. The Daniel Radcliffe rom-com What If opened in sixth spot.
The BBC scored another cinema hit with the Peter Capaldi's first full-length adventure as Doctor Who, which played for one night only on Saturday. Takings of £523,000 saw Deep Breath ranked eighth.
UK & Ireland box office: 22-24 August 2014
- Lucy - £3.08m NEW
- The Inbetweeners 2 - £2.37m
- Guardians of the Galaxy - £1.26m
- Into the Storm - £1.15m NEW
- Deliver Us From Evil - £629k NEW