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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes beats Hercules at UK box office

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has held off competition from Hercules to top the UK box office for the second consecutive weekend.

The Matt Reeves-directed Apes sequel earned £3.7 million to secure the top spot ahead of Dwayne Johnson's latest release and horror sequel The Purge: Anarchy.


How to Train Your Dragon 2 sits at number four after five weeks on release, while Transformers: Age of Extinction rounds out the top five.

The only chart climber is Boyhood, now on its third weekend on release, which moves up a place to number seven.

Elsewhere, the chart sees new entries from family adventure Earth to Echo, Bollywood movie Kick and The House of Magic.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (1) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £3,752,511
2. (-) Hercules - £1,449,120
3. (-) The Purge: Anarchy - £1,165,143
4. (2) How to Train Your Dragon 2 - £990,959
5. (3) Transformers: Age of Extinction - £803,063
6. (-) Earth to Echo - £618,379
7. (8) Boyhood - £279,701
8. (-) Kick - £239,850
9. (6) Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie - £228,764
10. (-) The House of Magic - £223,047