Scarlett Johansson's Lucy stays top of UK film chart
- 2 September 2014
- From the section Entertainment & Arts
Scarlett Johansson sci-fi drama Lucy has held on to top spot at the UK and Ireland box office in its second week of release, taking just under £2m.
Directed by Luc Besson, Johansson plays a woman whose brain becomes extremely powerful after taking a strange new substance while acting as a drug mule.
US comedy Let's Be Cops was the highest new entry at number two, with £1.65m.
It stars Jake Johnson and Damon Wayans Jr as friends who dress up as police officers, which creates chaos.
The Inbetweeners 2 dropped just one place to three in its fourth week of release.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For climbed 27 places to number four with takings of £1.07m, having been released last week in just two cinemas.
The crime thriller is a follow-up to the 2005's Sin City, and features a high profile cast including Mickey Rourke, Josh Brolin, Jessica Alba, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Eva Green and Ray Liotta.
Marvel blockbuster Guardians of Galaxy, which has become the biggest film of the year in the US having taken $275m (£165m), rounded out the top five.
There were two other new entries in the UK and Ireland top 10.
The film adaptation of teen novel If I Stay debuted at number six, while low budget horror, As Above, So Below, came straight in at number eight.
|UK and Ireland box office|
|2.||Let's Be Cops||£1.65m|
|3.||The Inbetweeners 2||£1.29m|
|4.||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||£1.07m|
|5.||Guardians of the Galaxy||£1.02m|
Source: Rentrak, takings from Friday to Sunday