U.K. Box Office: 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Drop-Kicks 'Gone Girl' From Top Spot

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'The Maze Runner' drops while 'The Best of Me' debuts

Gone Girl’s two-week run at the top of the U.K. box office was brought to an abrupt end by a group of reptilian martial-arts experts named after Renaissance artists.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles took the crown in its opening week, earning $7.7 million compared with Gone Girl’s $3.8 million. David Fincher’s adaptation of the best-selling book, starring Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck, has now earned a total of $22.9 million in the U.K.

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Last week’s second-highest-grossing film, The Maze Runner, slipped to the fourth spot with $2.4 million, while last week's No. 3, Annabelle, retained its position, earning just $11,000 more than The Maze Runner did.

The second-highest new entry of the week was Nicholas Sparks' romantic drama The Best of Me, starring James Marsden and Michelle Monaghan, which claimed the fifth position, taking in $1 million.