I reported earlier in the week that Hercules had, had a less than spectacular opening in North America and the pattern has been continued in the UK. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes stayed top for a second week following a gross of £3.7m. It was a tight battle for second and Hercules just edged out The Purge: Anarchy, £1.4m to £1.1m.
The family friendly Earth To Echo was the other main new release over the weekend but it only managed a disappointing £0.6m. It will be interesting to see if this movie survives to have a wide release in week 2. I hope so because I haven’t seen it yet.
Boyhood continues to perform solidly as its takings of £0.28m were only a small drop of 10% week-on-week. Word of mouth is clearly powering this little movie that can.