British comedy sequel The Inbetweeners 2 has held on at the top of the U.K. box office chart after raking in takings of $7.3 million (£4.3 million) over the weekend (15-17Aug14).

For the second week in a row the film, starring James Buckley and Simon Bird, came in above Guardians of the Galaxy, which stayed in the number two spot after earning $3.6 million (£2.1 million).

The superhero blockbuster fended off competition from Sylvester Stallone's star-studded action movie The Expendables 3, which debuted in third place with $2.8 million (£1.6 million).

Dawn of Planet of the Apes hung on in the top five for a fifth week but fell to fourth place after earning $1.7 million (£1 million), and How To Train Your Dragon 2 rounded out the list at number five with $1.1 million (£647,613).