|Dawn of the Planet of the Apes|
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes retained the number one spot at the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release. The well regarded sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet Apes took £3.75m, bringing its cumulative box office to $17m.
The highest new entry was the Dwayne Johnson vehicle Hercules, which entered the chart in second spot with £1.45m. Brett Ratner’s movie is the second about the mythical hero to open this year.
There were three other new entries in the top 10 the chart. Earth to Echo is a family friendly adventure about three friends who discover an alien. It opened at six taking £618,379.
Asian action comedy Kick, starring Salam Khan, made its debut at eight with £239,850. It averaged £1,860 at the 129 cinemas it was screened.
Animated film The House of Magic, about a ginger kitten took £223,047.It averaged £724 across 308 screens.
The coming weekend is likely to be dominated by the latest Marvel comic adaptation, Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens on Thursday.
UK and Ireland box office: 25-27 July 2014
- Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £3.75m
- Hercules - £1.45m NEW
- The Purge: Anarchy - £1.17m
- How to Train Your Dragon 2 - £990,959
- Transformers: Age of Extinction - £803,063