U.K. Box Office: 'Fury' Beats 'Turtles' to Top, 'Serena' Tanks

Fury Still 2 - H 2014
Giles Keyte

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The Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence drama limped into 19th position

Backed by strong reviews and Brad Pitt’s attendance at the BFI London Film Festival earlier in the month, Fury rolled straight into the top spot of the U.K. box-office ranking in its first week.

David Ayer’s gritty story of a WWII tank crew earned $4.3 million, knocking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles into second place with $3.1 million. Gone Girl continued to stay in the top three, adding $2.6 million to bring its overall U.K. box-office take to $27.5 million after four weeks.

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The week's second-highest-grossing new entry was 3D-animated The Book of Life in fourth place, with $1.6 million, while a trio of newcomers — Bollywood drama Happy New Year, U.K. romcom Love, Rosie, and Australian horror film The Babadook — snared the eighth, ninth and 10th positions, respectively.

Meanwhile, Depression era-drama Serena, starring usual box-office favorites Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, limped into the 19th spot for the week in Britain with revenue of only $153,000 from 185 screens.