Batman V Superman tops UK box office

Henry Cavill

Despite  fairly negative reviews, Superhero blockbuster Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice took £14.6m at UK box offices on its first weekend - the biggest opening for any film in British cinemas so far this year.

In the UK, the film which stars Ben Affleck as Batman and Henry Cavill as Superman, opened with £14.62m  with Easter Monday pushing the four-day total to £17.96m.

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It still has some way to go before catching rival superhero movie Deadpool, however, which has now made £37.3m.

Previous Superman blockbuster Man Of Steel in 2013 opened with £11.2m box office takings while Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight opened with £11.9m takings in 2008 so the new blockbuster has more than held its own ground.

Elsewhere, Disney's new animation Zootropolis took £5.31m in its opening weekend.

Previous chart topper Kung Fu Panda 3 took in £1.72m over the Easter weekend to land in third place.