Need for Speed races to top of U.K. chart

Car racing drama Need For Speed has overtaken its rivals to land in pole position on the U.K. box office chart on its opening weekend (14-16Mar14). The movie, starring Aaron Paul and Dominic Cooper, scooped $3.3 million (£2.1 million) in ticket sales, outstripping its nearest rival The Grand Budapest Hotel, which landed in second place with $2.1 million (£1.3 million).
Last weekend’s (07-09Mar14) chart-topper 300: Rise of an Empire slipped to third place, with takings of $2 million (£1.2 million), and the top five was rounded out by kids’ favourite The Lego Movie in fourth with $1.6 million (£1 million) and plane drama Non-Stop in fifth, with $1.5 million (£937,000).