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Pudsey film flops at UK box office as Apes dominate

Pudsey
Image caption Pudsey and his owner Ashleigh Butler won Britain's Got Talent in 2012

A film based on Pudsey, the dancing dog winner of Britain's Got Talent, has flopped at the UK box office.

The canine comedy, featuring the voice David Walliams, earned £446,000, taking an average of just £1,100 in each of the 403 cinemas where it screened.

Chart-topper Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, starring Andy Serkis as chimp leader Caesar, took £8.7m.

The second highest new entry was the broadcast of the Monty Python live show at the O2 in London.

The comedy troupe's farewell show on Sunday night earned £1.26m, according to box office tracker Rentrak.

Screened at 410 locations, and earning £830,586 over the weekend, violinist and conductor Andre Rieu's 2014 10th Anniversary Maastricht Concert became the UK's highest-grossing music event of all time, according to website Deadline.

Elsewhere on the chart, How To Train Your Dragon 2 was the second placed movie, earning £1.88m, bringing its UK haul so far to £12.9m.

Transformers: Age of Extinction has earned £15.5m in the two weeks since its release, adding £1.8m over the weekend and giving it the third spot in the chart.

UK and Ireland box office
1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes £8.7m
2. How To Train Your Dragon 2 £1.89m
3. Transformers: Age of Extinction £1.79m
4. Monty Python Live (Mostly) - O2 London 2014 £1.26m
5. Andre Rieu's 2014 10th Anniversary Maastricht Concert £830,586

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