|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
Terrible reviews could not prevent the Michael Bay-produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles topping the UK and Ireland box office, with takings of £4.78m.
The Guardian’s Mike McCahill wrote: “In-your-face 3D tie-ins – the pizza’s branded, and the finale frenetically pushes pixels around Times Square’s billboards – foreground its primary intent: the repackaging of gleaming, empty, allowance-snaffling product. Were these Turtles ever anything else?”
David Fincher’s thriller Gone Girl, the number one movie for the past fortnight, dropped to second with takings of £2.36m. The film’s cumulative box office is now £14.15m.
The horror movie Annabelle was placed third with £1.58m, while the young adult sci-fi thriller The Maze Runner was fourth.
The Best of Me, the latest adaptation of a novel by Nicholas Sparks, took £636,842 in its first week. Previous films based on Sparks books include Dear John, Message in a Bottle and The Notebook.
Courtroom drama The Judge, starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall, opened in ninth place with takings £420,720. The British independent drama Northern Soul was placed tenth with £278,829.
UK & Ireland box office: 17-19 October 2014
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - £4.78m NEW
- Gone Girl – £2.36m
- Annabelle - £1.46m
- The Maze Runner - £1.45m
- The Best of Me - £636m NEW