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Hercules pushes to the top of the box office in first weekend

Hercules muscled its way to the top of the box office charts this week with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s new film grabbing $3.514m in its opening weekend to knock Dawn of the Planet of the Apes into second spot.

Bawdy comedy Mrs Brown, based on the sitcom Mrs Brown’s Boys, grabbed third place with $1.789m since opening last Thursday on just 293 screens. Hercules is playing on 441 screens.

Heavily promoted rom com Sex Tape was pushed down to fourth taking $1.437m in its second week on 288 screens, whilst Dawn of the Planet of the Apes now has a total takings of $15.496m, taking $1.81m this weekend.

US horror film Deliver us From Evil was fifth best in its first week taking $999,680 in its first weekend on 152 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Hercules (Paramount) $3,514,576 441 $3,535,595
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) $1,810,416 513 $15,496,710
Mrs. Brown (Universal) $1,789,246 293 $1,873,372
Sex Tape (Sony) $1,437,376 288 $4,768,077
Deliver Us From Evil (Sony) $999,680 152 $1,011,634
Jersey Boys (Wb) $528,093 0 $6,651,702
Transformers: Age Of Extinction (Paramount) $506,409 0 $26,358,702
22 Jump Street (Sony) $437,027 184 $22,206,700
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Fox) $415,737 256 $25,538,946
Kick (Mindblowing Films) $259,734 24 $259,734
Calvary (Paramount) $253,593 0 $1,726,599
Rio 2 (Fox) $247,891 202 $11,642,699
The Lunchbox (Madman) $184,846 30 $833,259
Still Life (Palace) $114,157 14 $197,498
Charlie's Country (Eone) $108,055 33 $313,760
Tinkerbell: The Pirate Fairy (Disney) $99,551 172 $3,662,400
Maleficent (Disney) $67,102 69 $16,433,313
Words & Pictures (Umbrella Ent.) $58,100 27 $173,728
Snowpiercer (Roadshow) $52,412 2 $96,632
Two Faces Of January (Studiocanal) $43,106 44 $1,178,792

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