Animated comedy Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 rained on its rivals by topping the U.K. box office at the weekend (25-27Oct13).
The sequel, featuring the voices of Neil Patrick Harris and James Caan, took $5.47 million (£3.65 million) in ticket sales in its opening week, while Tom Hanks' hostage drama Captain Phillips earned $3.66 million (£2.44 million) to remain in second place.
Johnny Knoxville's Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa took $2.91 million (£1.94 million) to debut in third place, while last week's (ends24Oct13) top film Turbo, another animated movie, fell to fourth place, with $1.98 million (£1.32 million).
Harrison Ford's latest science fiction outing, Ender's Game, rounded out the top five with $1.72 million (£1.15 million) in earnings.
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