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Wolverine claws to the top spot in UK

Hugh Jackman reprises his role as The Wolverine

Hitting the top spot at the box office last weekend was The Wolverine making a total of £4,694,092. Hugh Jackman reprises his role as Wolverine in the sixth installment of the X-Men film series. Wolverine is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance to help with a conflict that forces him to face his own demons as well.

On its third week of release Monsters University, an American 3D computer animated comedy film, slipped down to second spot making £3,114,562 last weekend. Pixar’s first ever prequel movie has made a total of £15,453,747 in the UK alone.

Hanging in at third place for the second week in a row, is another animation, Despicable Me 2, which has now been in the top three for five weeks. Despicable Me 2 is another American 3D computer animated comedy film, produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, which follows Gru as he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League to help deal with a new powerful new super criminal. Taking £2,085,392 at last weekend’s box office, this brings Despicable Me 2 up to a total of £34,676,246 in the UK.

The World’s End fell from second down to fourth place last weekend taking £1,435,469 and making a total of £5,438,289. It is the third in the Cornetto trilogy following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, all three films starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost.

Still remaining in the top five after four weeks is Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson. Now You See Me made £880,783 at last weekend’s box office, bringing the total in the UK to be £9,064,766.

Others in the top ten are:

Number 6: Pacific Rim, a war between humankind and monstrous sea creatures wages on, a former pilot and a trainee are paired up to drive a seemingly obsolete special weapon in a desperate effort to save the world from the apocalypse. The film made £732,249 at last weekend’s box office.

Number 7: The Internship, two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment. The film made £174,945 at last weekend’s box office.

Number 8: World War Z, United Nations employee Gerry Lane traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments, and threatening to destroy humanity itself. The film made £168,060 at last weekend’s box office.

Number 9: Frances Ha, a story following a New York woman (who doesn’t really have an apartment), apprentices for a dance company (though she’s not really a dancer), and throws herself headlong into her dreams, even as their possible reality dwindles. The film was a new release last weekend and made £150,689.

Number 10: Man of Steel, a young itinerant worker is forced to confront his secret extraterrestrial heritage when Earth is invaded by members of his race. The film made £78,014 at last weekend’s box office after seven weeks on release.

Look out for RED 2, The Heat and The Conjuring this weekend.

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