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Taking £2.5 million from the weekend the film which had a massive budget and is set to start a new series of films was expected to smash its way into the box office from studio Warner Bros.
For the director this is below the debut of his top grossing films the Sherlock Holmes movies starring Robert Downey Jnr. which both debuted in the £3 million mark.
Falling into second place is Alien: Covenant which only just missed out on spending a second week at the top with a weekend gross of £2.1 million.
This brings the films total gross to £10 million, Prometheus at this point in its run was doing very similar business so expect this to end its run with a similar £20 million+.
Also new this week is Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn at number 4 with a debut of £842,000 and Colossal starring Anne Hathaway at number 9 with £150,000.
A year ago
This time last year as the summer season kicked into full swing X-Men Apocalypse entered the chart at the top knocking Captain America: Civil War down to number 4.
Five years ago
The Dictator starring Sasha Baron Cohen was the new film at the top, it knocked Avengers Assemble down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.
Ten years ago
Spider-Man 3 stayed at the top for a third weekend, top new film of the week was Zodiac directed by David Fincher at number 3.
Fifteen years ago
Star Wars Episode II: Attack of The Clones was the top new film of the weekend, it knocked About a Boy down to number 2 after 3 weeks at the top.
Twenty years ago
Liar Liar remained at the top for a third weekend while the top new film was The Relic at number 2.
Twenty Five years ago
Spending a second weekend at the top was Basic Instinct, top new film of the week was Waynes World which was new at 2.
With $115.2 million from 57 countries this week Guardians easily retains its position as top film, this gross means that the film has gone past the half billion mark and has now taken $630.5 million after 3 weeks.
King Arthur did manage second place, although only just, with $43.8 million from 52 countries, but considering the amount of hype the film has had Warner would have been hoping for far more.
Released in 34 countries Alien Covenant marks its debut at number 3, the hotly anticipated film from Ridley Scott didn't get a US release but did make a show in much of Europe.
Nearly beating King Arthur the film takes $42 million for the week despite getting for less than favourable reviews from critics, its US release is this coming weekend which will be a big test.
There is a bit of a battle going on between Fast and Furious 8 and Beauty and The Beast for top film of the spring season and at the moment Beast is winning with $1.2 Billion total gross.
Its the second weekend of release for Chris Pratt and director James Gunn and Guardians easily holds on to the top spot with a massive $63 million, 57% drop from last weeks debut.
This brings the films total gross from 10 day in cinemas to $246.1 million, its inline with other big Marvel films and well ahead if the first Guardians film.
Highest new film honour goes to Snatched starring Amy Schumer and Goldie Hawn about a mother and daughter who get kidnapped in a foreign country, good timing to release on Mothers Day.
The film makes its debut in second place with a weekend gross of $17.5 million, although with mediocre reviews we could see this slip away quickly.
Directed by Guy Ritchie and with a massive $200 million+ budget the studio were hoping for a mega hit on their hands, but King Arthur Legend of The Sword has limed into US cinema in third with $14.7 million.
Beauty and the Beast is once again the longest running film on the US box office, 9 weeks now, and its the highest total grossing movie with nearly half a billion pound in takings.
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The Inbetweeners 2 which debuted on Thursday did in fact the the best ever first day gross for a comedy in the UK, beating it's predecessor in the process.
The comedy hit the top on it's debut weekend and took a box office gross just a little below that of the first film, but coming in with £12.5 million it will go on to be a big hit like the first.
Guardians of the Galaxy falls to number 2 this week but still gets a very good £3.3 million taking it's 2 week total to £13.8 million.
Also hitting the Uk box office chart are:
Planes Fire and Rescue at 4
Gods Pocket at 15
Last year Alan Partridge Alpha Papa hit the top on it's debut weekend of realise knocking The Smurfs 2 right down to 7 after only a week at the top. It was a massive week for new films with 4 new releases in the top 5.
Five years ago The Ugly Truth was the new film at the top finally knocking off Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince which fell to 3.
Ten years ago Will Smith starred in I, Robot which debuted at the top of the box office with King Arthur taking a tumble down to 3rd place.
Fifteen years ago we had a fairly static chart with Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me staying at the top for a second week, the highest new film was Dougs 1st Movie at 8.
The Marvel/Disney stable bring another franchise to the big screen in the shape of Guardians of the Galaxy, and unlike their Avengers counterparts these are a bunch of misfits.
Guardians took a very respectable £6.3 million to make number 1, comparing Guardians to Avenger (called Avengers Assemble in the UK) that film released in 2012 had a £15.7 million opening, nearly double that of Guardians.
Although Avengers was not a sequel as such it did have a number of high grossing companion films before it including Iron Man and Thor.
Last weeks top film, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, falls a single place to 2 this week after 3 weeks of release, its total gross is £23.4 million.
Also worth a mention this week; Secret Cinema are showing a months worth of Back to the Future screening in surroundings based on the films Hill Valley, this took the nearly 30 year old film back to number 7 this week.
Also new is
The Nut Job at 6
This time last year The Smurfs 2 hit the top of the box office on it's debut knocking The Wolverine to number 4.
Five years ago Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was still at the top keeping the highest new entry at 2, G-Force.
Ten years ago King Arthur took the top spot on it's debut which left Spider-Man 2 to tumble to second place.
Fifteen years ago Mike Myers stared in Austin Powers The Spy Who Shagged Me which knocked Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace into second place.
Twenty years ago in the month of August Jim Carey was on a wave after Ace Ventura and The Mask was sitting as the top film of the month.
Twenty Five years ago Lethal Weapon 2 was the biggest film of August.
Maybe because of the slightly less than favorable reviews are the reason but The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey debuts this week with a less than expected £11,601,538, still excellent but for best opening weekends that gross places it only at 33, between Pirates of the Caribbean 4 and 2, still an excellent gross but I don't think it will have a dominance over the box office like Skyfall has.
The Hobbit was nearly the only film released this week, but Disney did release Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings which landed at 5 with £528,82
Falling to number 2 this week is Rise of the Guardians which grossed £1,250,469 over the weekend.
A year ago Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows took the top spot with £3,827,697 on it's debut weekend knocking Arthur Christmas into third.
Five years ago The Golden Compass was still at the top with £3,002,951 while Enchanted entered at number 2 with £2,547,975.
Ten years ago Bond was still the top film with a weekend gross of £2,220,351 taking it's total to £27,078,158 while the top film was Like Mike at 4 with £246,169.