London Has Fallen tops UK Box Office

Gerard Butler

Action thriller London Has Fallen starring Gerard Butler has topped the UK box office on its debut taking in £3.2m in its opening week.

The film has exceeded the box office takings of its predecessor, Olympus Has Fallen, which also starred Gerard Butler, by £1m.

Watch Gerard Butler discuss the film in our Sony movie news!

Elsewhere, although not officially open until next week, Kung Fu Panda 3 has taken enough in previews at the box office to rank second in the UK with takings of £2.2m. Previous chart-topper Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds in the superhero role fell to third spot although still took £2.1m. It is now the sixth bigest superhero movie of all time in the UK with overall takings of £48m. Watch Ryan Reynolds discuss Deadpool in our Sony Movie News!

New George Clooney comedy Hail Caesar took in £2m in its opening weekend.

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But the new Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Grimsby took in £1.1m  making it the least successful of his comedy movies.

Watch Sacha Baron Cohen discuss Grimsby in our Sony Movie News!