UK BOX OFFICE: THE BOURNE LEGACY And THE EXPENDABLES 2 Fail To Outdo BRAVE
It's been a busy couple of weeks at the UK box office as both The Bourne Legacy and Brave were released last Monday, just a few days before the release of The Expendables 2. However, both action flicks failed to top Pixar's latest effort. Read on for details!
It's been out in North America since June, but the debut of Brave in the UK has still been met with an extremely enthusiastic response. Released last Monday opposite The Bourne Legacy, it took £5.2 million this weekend, easily winning the 3D Pixar film the #1 spot. The fact that it expanded its opening from only Irish and Scottish cinemas to those in England and Wales actually resulted in an 818% increase in ticket sales (explaining why it leapt from #5 to #1). The Expendables 2 had a disappointing domestic opening and its performance in the UK hasn't been much better unfortunately. Falling way short of the £3.94 million opening of the first movie in 2010, it finished at #4, barely holding off competition from The Dark Knight Rises; a film which has so far made over £75 million on this side of the pond. Many thanks to Digital Spy for the following figures.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (5) Brave - £5,269,402
2. (-) The Bourne Legacy - £4,620,289
3. (1) Ted - £2,076,046
4. (-) The Expendables 2 - £1,985,082
5. (2) The Dark Knight Rises - £1,506,178
6. (-) Ek Tha Tiger - £543,073
7. (4) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days - £459,526
8. (6) Ice Age 4: Continental Drift - £350,788
9. (3) Step Up 4: Miami Heat - £340,072
10. (-) The Wedding Video - £333,079
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