Pudsey film flops at UK box office as Apes dominate
- 23 July 2014
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
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|