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The Boxtrolls stop-motion 3D animation tops UK box office

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Image caption The Boxtrolls has had largely positive reviews

Stop-motion 3D animation The Boxtrolls has topped the UK box office in its first week of release with takings of £2,000,597.

The movie sees teenage Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead-Wright voice an orphaned boy raised by rubbish collecting trolls.

Scarlett Johansson's Lucy stayed at number two with British comedy Pride one place below, taking £718,778.

Last week's number one film Sex Tape dropped out of the top three.

The comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal has now earned £2,707,088 in its two weeks of release.

The top five was rounded off by A Most Wanted Man, the spy thriller is the final film made starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

UK and Ireland box office
1. The Boxtrolls £2,000,597
2. Lucy £812,073
3. Pride £718,778
4. Sex Tape £673,478
5. A Most Wanted Man £610,312

Source: Rentrak, takings from Friday to Sunday

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