Charles's Gant has his usual incise analysis of the state of the union in the Guardian: Rio 2 and Captain America: Winter Soldier were stiting at the top of the pile in the last week in the UK box office wars. Rio 2, with £2.88m including previews of £703,000 – has overtaken the original Rio's debut grosses, which were just £1.52m including previews of £109,000. Factoring out preview takings though, Captain America: The Winter Soldier continues to hit hard, with weekend takings of £2.76m. Dropping a mild 34% from the previous week, the Marvel picture has now grossed £10.93m in the UK overall, ahead of the £9.5m lifetime total for the first film: Captain America: The First Avenger. Not bad for a stars and stripes wearing defrosted boy scout. On the biblical side of things, Darren Aronofsky's epic Noah enjoyed a first weekend of £2.51m.
From Launching Films: State of the UK Box Office: