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Spider-Man sequel amazes at the U.K. box office

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Apr 23, 2014 | 10:01am EDT

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swooped in and knocked Captain America: The Winter Soldier off the top spot at the U.K. box office over the weekend (18-20Apr14). The action sequel, starring Andrew Garfield as the web-slinging vigilante, raked in $10.2 million (£6.4 million) in its first weekend, zapping fellow superhero Captain America from the number one position. Bird-themed animation Rio 2 stayed strong in second place for another week by taking $1.9 million (£1.2 million), sinking Biblical epic Noah, starring Russell Crowe, down to third place with earnings of $1.5 million (£937,500). Captain America seems to be have been defeated after coming fourth at the weekend, taking $1.4 million (£875,000). New comedy caper The Love Punch, starring Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan, rounded out the top five with earnings of $1 million (£625,000).

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