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U.K. 2014 Box Office Falls 3% to $1.75 Billion as ‘Lego,’ ‘Hobbit’ Top Chart

LONDON – U.K. box office in 2014 fell 3% to £1.13 billion ($1.75 billion), Rentrak revealed Friday. The U.K. tally represents 6% of the world’s box office.

Warner Bros. movies occupied the top two positions in the year’s charts, with “The Lego Movie” coming out top with a £34.3 million ($52.9 million) gross, followed by “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” on £33.5 million ($51.6 million).

Entertainment’s “The Inbetweeners 2,” a home-grown teen gross-out comedy, came third with £33.4 ($51.4 million), followed by Fox’s “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” on £32.7 million ($50.3 million), and Lionsgate’s “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1” on £30.1 million ($46.3 million).

Apart from “The Inbetweeners 2,” the only other U.K. film in the top 20 was Studiocanal’s children’s movie “Paddington,” which has taken £28 million ($43 million).

Fox led the distributors’ chart with a 21.4% share, followed by Warner with 15%, and Universal with 11.4%. Disney came fourth with 9.3%, eOne Films followed with 8% and Studiocanal had 6.8%.

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