The Lego Movie continues to build on the UK top spot
Holding on the top spot for a second week is The Lego Movie as it makes £5,978,904 from cinema ticket sales last weekend. The film is about an ordinary Lego minifigure, mistakenly thought to be the extraordinary MasterBuilder, as he is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil Lego tyrant from gluing the universe together. The Lego Movie has made a total of £21,880,053 in the UK.
Rising back to second place from fourth is computer-animated comedy, Mr. Peabody and Sherman which returns making £1,698,483, almost £300,000 more than its previous week, and brings its gross in the UK to £10,464,675 after three weeks on release.
Another rising film to hit the box office last week is Tinker Bell and The Pirate Fairy, which has ascended to third from sixth place. The film follows the story of when a misunderstood dust-keeper fairy named Zarina steals Pixie Hollow’s all-important Blue Pixie Dust. Tinker Bell and The Pirate Fairy made £1,207,245 on its second weekend, tallying its total in the UK to £3,766,394.
Almost unheard of is the first three top films are childrens animations and two of them rising up the charts. The bad weather and half term has probably accumulated this, as parents are left with little option to what to do with their children, even making Frozen reappear after 12 weeks on release.
American war film, The Monuments Men, remains in fourth place bringing in £1,110,264 on its second weekend on release. Directed by George Clooney, written and produced by Clooney and Grant Heslov, it has made a gross of £4,078,741 over the past two weeks. The film is based on the non-fiction book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel, and follows an allied group, the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, tasked with finding and saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II.
Robocop falls down to fifth place making £891,443 from ticket sales last weekend and bringing its total in the UK to £7,036,354 on its third weekend. The film is set in 2028 Detroit, and follows a detective as he is critically injured in the line of duty; the multinational conglomerate OmniCorp see their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer.
Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street made £725,047 from last weekend’s ticket sales, which brings it to sixth position on its sixth weekend on release with a total of £20,963,772 in the UK.
Rising from tenth to seventh place, the historical drama 12 Years a Slave remains strong in the box office charts after seven weeks on release and totalling £17,701,103 in the UK with £557,041 coming from last weekend’s ticket sales.
The 1980’s real-life HIV drama Dallas Buyers Club is up one to eighth place on its third weekend after making £454,319 last weekend and a gross of £3,336,916 in the UK.
Cuban Fury is in at ninth place bringing in £422,303 last weekend. The film follows a former salsa prodigy as he attempts a comeback years after his career was ruined. Cuban Fury has made a gross of £1,948,087 in the UK after two weeks.
Tenth place sees Frozen re-enter the box office charts after an impressive twelve weeks and make £422,129 and a gross of £38,565,069.
Look out for next week: The Book Thief, Non-Stop and Ride Along.