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Despite landing in third place, Me Before You, the first film adaption of one of British author Jojo Moyes‘ novels, was the real winner over an unusually sunny U.K. weekend.
Warner Bros.’ Emilia Clarke-starring drama overcame middling reviews and criticism from campaigners who described it as “disability snuff” to take a debut bow of $2.6 million, making it the No. 1 title Friday-Sunday.
However, it was Warcraft: The Beginning that claimed the top spot for the whole week, thanks to a seven-day opening that saw Duncan Jones’ computer game adaptation plunder $5.3 million for Universal. The CGI actioner did just enough to see off another newcomer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, whose $5.1 million debut was also boosted with some assistance from four days of previews. Paramount’s amphibian sequel fell short of its predecessor’s 2014 bow of $6.9 million.
Further down, Alice Through the Looking Glass added $2 million in its second week to bring its total to $10.1 million, while X-Men: Apocalypse fell just over 50 percent in its third week with $1.8 million. Fox’s superhero installment now sits at $22.9 million.
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