U.K. Box Office: 'Big Hero 6' Fends Off 'Kingsman' for Top Spot

'Big Hero 6'

'American Sniper' shoots wide in its third week, slipping two places.

The top of the U.K. box office was a hard-fought tussle between Colin Firth and a large inflatable medical robot.

With American Sniper slipping from first to third in its third week with earnings of $2.4 million, according to figures released Tuesday by Rentrak, it was down to Big Hero 6 and Kingsman: The Secret Service to scrap it out for the highest places.

In the end, it was Disney’s animated superhero comedy that came out on top, scooping $75,000 more than Matthew Vaughn’s spy action-caper with $6.5 million from 500 screens.

The Theory of Everything and Taken 3 remained in the top five, both seeing their earnings reach $25 million, while Paddington saw its 10th week in the charts earn a seventh position, with total takings hitting $53.6 million.

Inherent Vice secured the ninth spot in its debut weekend with $550,000.

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