Slow weekend at box office sees new Woody Allen and Ethan Hawke films bomb

A lack of blockbuster releases saw box office takings slide across the weekend with Guardians of the Galaxy reclaiming top spot from The Inbetweeners 2.

The best placed newcomer was US romantic drama If I Stay where a teen is left orphaned after a car crash and faces the decision of whether she passes over or reunites with her first love, which took $1.088m on 200 screens, behind quirky film The Hundred Foot Journey which took $1.302m on 315 screens.

Guardians of the galaxy took $1.894m on 465 screens taking its total to $21.53m, whilst The Inbetweeners dropped from last week’s $3.155m to $1.568m on its second weekend.

Sci fi action film Lucy continues to perform well taking $822,618, for a total of $14.15m, ahead of Woody Allen film Magic in the Moonlight which debuted to a tame $761,593 on 131 screens, while Ethan Hawke time travelling thriller Predestination pulled a paltry $201,560 in its opening weekend on 49 screens.

Title (Distributor) Weekend B/O Screens Total B/O
Guardians Of The Galaxy (Disney) $1,894,186 465 $21,535,782
The Inbetweeners 2 (Roadshow) $1,568,385 307 $5,690,664
The Hundred-foot Journey (Disney) $1,302,310 315 $7,780,750
If I Stay (Wb) $1,088,923 200 $1,088,923
Lucy (Universal) $822,618 233 $14,153,049
Magic In The Moonlight (Eone) $761,593 131 $826,528
The Expendables 3 (Roadshow) $463,639 261 $3,908,064
Predestination (Pinnacle Films) $201,560 49 $205,986
Felony (Roadshow) $185,429 47 $197,447
Begin Again (Roadshow) $162,359 91 $1,252,801
Double Di Trouble (Friends India) $74,559 28 $74,559
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (Fox) $72,357 88 $26,408,277
Hercules (Paramount) $69,783 59 $8,160,424
Most Wanted Man, A (Roadshow) $65,953 40 $1,234,614
Legends Of Oz: Dorothy's Return (Studiocanal) $63,803 159 $63,803
The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared (Studiocanal) $61,424 38 $271,205
Sex Tape (Sony) $53,898 39 $7,393,346
Freedom (Heritage) $45,689 77 $232,235
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (Fox) $41,816 28 $18,275,671
Rio 2 (Fox) $41,612 56 $12,129,568

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