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Captain America sequel recaptures top spot at U.K. box office

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Apr 16, 2014 | 8:27am EDT

Superhero sequel Captain America: The Winter Soldier clipped the wings of bird-themed animated film Rio 2 and recaptured its spot at the top of the U.K. box office over the weekend (11-13Apr14). The comic-inspired action film, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L. Jackson, took $2.9 million (£1.8 million) in ticket sales, returning to the top of the rankings after being displaced for a week. Russell Crowe's Bible-based epic Noah floated one place from third to second this week, with earnings of $2.5 million (£1.6 million), just ahead of last week's number one Rio 2, which landed in third with takings of $2.4 million (£1.5 million). Young adult novel adaptation Divergent held on to its fourth place position with $1.6 million (£1 million) in ticket sales, while new horror film The Quiet Ones rounded out the top five in its first week of release, earning $1.1 million (£681,305) at British cinemas.

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