What can be said? Captain America: The Winter Soldier (reviewed here) has stormed all over the US box office since its release, making it one of the most successful films in the Marvel cinematic universe (the linked films owned in-house by Marvel). Its played well here too, with a total haul now of over £14m and it returns to the top of the UK box office a month after its release. That's enough to put it past the life totals of the original Captain America: The First Avenger film (£9.48m) and the first Thor film (£14.04m). Films in the Marvel Avengers universe have now spent a total of 16 weeks at the top of the UK box office, grossing a total £185m.
Darren Aronofsky's biblical blockbuster Noah sits just beneath at the number 2 spot with weekend totals of £1.5m, with £5.8m total Uk Box office to 13 April. Occupying the 3-5 spots are Rio 2, Divergent and a new entry into the charts: the Hammer Studio backed horror flick The Quiet Ones.
An interesting entry into the top ten UK box office charts is John Michael McDonagh's Irish black comedy/drama Calvary (reviewed here). Landing a couple of places behind The Quiet Ones, Calvary took a solid £571,000 from 150 sites in its first week, yielding the highest screen average (£3,810) of any film on release. A big chunk of that total – €357,000 (£295,000) – came from cinemas in Ireland, where Calvary was the third-biggest film opening of the year. Also punching its way into the charts and becoming the highest grossing non-English language film this year is Gareth Huw Evan's martial arts epic The Raid 2 (also reviewed here) taking a solid £454,000 from 233 sites, including previews of £47,000.
Hovering at the bottom of the charts after a substantial number of weeks on release are The Grand Budapest Hotel, now Wes Anderson's highest grossing film (reviewed here) based on global takings, and the smash hit CGI animated flick The Lego Movie (reviewed here).
From Launching Films: Current top 15 films in UK cinemas: