One Direction film tops UK box office

One Direction This Is Us includes fly-on-the-wall footage of the group

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One Direction have shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.

The boy band's film made £3.47m including £1.2m from Thursday previews, well ahead of the week's other new release, Mark Wahlberg's Pain and Gain which made £1m.

This Is Us, directed by Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock shows One Direction in concert in London.

The 3D film also topped the weekend US box office taking $17m (£10.9m).

It has now earned $32m (£20.5m) worldwide.

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster's sci-fi thriller, Elysium, added a further £1.2m to its tally after two weeks on release to take second place in this week's chart.

It was followed by road-trip comedy We're The Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston as a stripper, which took £1.1m.


1. One Direction: This is Us - £3.47m

2. Elysium - £1.2m

3. We're The Millers - £1.1m

4. Pain and Gain - £1m

5. Planes - £797,311

Source - Rentrak

Rounding off the top five was Disney's animated Cars spin-off, Planes, with £797,000.

Takings for the weekend were £11.4m - down 8% on last week and marginally down from £11.8m the same period last year.

There were two other new releases - comedy drama The Way, Way Back with Steve Carell and horror movie You're Next - which claimed sixth and seventh place respectively.

Carell's other film, Despicable Me 2, in which he provides the voice of Gru, the villain with a soft side, was still in the top 10 after 10 weeks on release.

The animated film earned £395,000 between Friday and Sunday to land ninth place.

Rounding off the chart was Pixar's Monsters University which earned £389,000.

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