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The Kid Who Would Be King

The Kid Who Would Be King
Directed by
Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Denise Gough
Dean Chaumoo
Tom Taylor
Rhianna Dorris
Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Noma Dumezweni
Mark Bonnar
Angus Imrie
Louis Martin
Joey Ansah
Adam Leese
Alexandra Roach
Nick Mohammed
Patrick Stewart
Myra McFadyen
Adam Buxton
Claudie Blakley
Genevieve O'Reilly
Jake Blight
Archie Caswell-Chappell
Sean Coleman
Nick Davison
Ruby Donovan
Aimee Dowe
Mikaél Frimpong
Charlie Gorbutt
Keyaan Hameed
James Harper-Jones
Zak Holland
Ruth Horrocks
Connie Jenkins-Greig
John Kinory
Ria Lopez
Colin Matthews
Dylan Mitchell
Annelle Olaleye
Cadyn Page
Jag Patel
Jacob Percival
Skye Sammarchi
Karma Sood
Chloë Stannage
Jared Stewart
Amir Wilson
Connor Wolf
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It was half term week in the UK and The second LEGO movie remained at the top for a third consecutive weekend keeping Instant Family and How To Train Your Dragon 3 to fight it out for second place in an almost static top 5.

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The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Remaining at the top of the UK box office for a third weekend the brick movie charmed audiences of the UK half term break to the tune of £2.4 million over the weekend.

The film make an incredible £6.6 million over the full week and its total gross in the UK is now £14 million.

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Just about hanging on to the number 2 slot the Mark Wahlberg starring film takes £1.67 million over the weekend which boosts its total UK gross to a very respectable £6.4 million.

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After a disappointing opening weekend last week the fantasy adventure jumps up to number 5 over the half term week to take £651.000 over the weekend.

Over the week the film actually took nearly £2 million which boosts the films total gross to nearly £2.6 million.

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The Kid Who Would Be King is a fantasy adventure set in modern time but set against the myth and magic of Excalibur and the sword in the stone.

PG Certifiate

The films stars Louis Ashbourne Serkis with appearances from Rebecca Ferguson and Patrick Stewart and is released on 15th February in the UK.

The film has been given a PG rating by the BBFC for mild threat, scary scenes, violence, language and it has an official runtime of 120 minutes (2 hours).

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The Kid Who Would Be King

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Movie details

The Kid Who Would Be King is number 20 on the UK box office this week.

UK total gross
UK top grossing film
The Kid Who Would Be King

UK BBFC Certificate: PG

Popular in: United Kingdom and United States

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Highest chart position: 5

Weeks on box office: 6

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29 March 2019
5 April 2019