Turbo races to UK box office top spot

Turbo, the latest movie from DreamWorks Animation, has topped the UK box office in its first week on release, reports Screen.

The film, which follows a snail who gets the power of super speed after a freak accident, made £3.9m including £1.8m in previews.

This proved enough to top Sony’s Captain Phillips (£3m) and eOne’s Escape Plan (£958,092).

Turbo falls behind DreamWorks Animation’s other release this year The Croods, which made £5.4m in its first weekend before going on to make £26.2m.

In the DreamWorks Animation portfolio, Turbo is the ninth best opening for the studio, ahead of Chicken Run’s £3.8m and behind Monsters Vs Aliens’ £4.3m.

Next week, Turbo will be faced with animated competition in Sony’s Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 and Empire’s The Reef 2: High Tide.

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