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Turbo Quickest off the Mark

A race between a snail, a cargo ship and two muscle-head veterans has never been so tense.

Turbo Quickest off the Mark
Turbo (2013)

With Turbo, Captain Phillips and Escape Plan all in their first week, it was the children’s audience that dominated the box office with almost £3.9 million for Turbo, while realistic drama Captain Phillips generated almost £3.5 million and jail-breaking, Escape Plan, managed a substantially lower £960k. The top two certainly went head to head this week coming out with over triple the location average of Escape Plan.

The Fifth Estate was a slight disappointment as it only gained £118k on it’s second week, and is likely to be sitting outside of the top 15 by next weekend. The Bio-Drama shows promising signs, likely to capture attention with topical subjects, but seems to have failed to deliver on the whole.

Also in their first weeks were Boss and Enough Said, which only managed to generate a combined £400k, landing in 9th and 12th place, respectively. Neither has made much of a splash in the box office pool that hasn’t been helped by only showing in a combined 142 UK cinemas.

With kids films Planes and Despicable Me 2 still in the top 15, we fully expect that Turbo won’t be speeding away with the animated film of 2013 crown any time soon.

Opening Next week

With many of the schools on half term holiday, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 will accompany Turbo to dominate the children’s box office, in what’s likely to be a tight race after the success of the first Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

However, for older audiences it is the anticipated action flick Ender’s Game which looks to get decent takings and Jackass’ Bad Grampa, which is surely set to get the laughs in.

For horror fans, the weekend leading up to Halloween sees several re-releases in certain UK cinemas: The Exorcist, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Nosferatu are among the candidates, so make sure you check out these classics!

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