Star Trek Into Darkness boldy knocks Iron Man 3 off UK box office top spot with £8.4 million
The sci-fi film took £8.4 million on its opening weekend
Star Trek Into Darkness has knocked Iron Man 3 off the top spot at the UK box office after it took £8.4 million on its opening weekend.
The 3D sci-fi sequel beat its predecessor Star Trek, which earned £6 million in its debut weekend in 2009.
Iron Man 3 added £3.2 million to its earnings in its third week of release this weekend, with overall UK takings of just over £31 million.
But the Marvel reboot still holds the title for the biggest UK opening in 2013 with takings of £13.7 million, beating Star Trek Into Darkness and Les Miserables by £5 million. The musical took £8 million on its first weekend in January.
Elsewhere, new Matthew McConaughey drama Mud came in at number seven in the UK box office, after taking a respectable £239,037 from just 71 locations.
US comedy 21 and Over claimed third place in the chart with second weekend takings of £581,000, while dance movie All Stars added £498,000 to its first week's tally.
The Croods moved back into the top five, taking a further £384,000. The DreamWorks animated comedy has now grossed more than £25 million in the UK and Ireland.
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food