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Peter Bradshaw's review of Turbo

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Following a session that saw the lowest grosses of any weekend in 2013 so far, box office has bounced back, thanks to the arrival at last of some commercially strong new product. Both Turbo and Captain Phillips delivered numbers north of £3m. The last time a film – any film, let alone two at once – managed a £3m-plus session was back in late August with the arrival of One Direction: This Is Us.

In the official chart, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo grabs the top spot with £3.89m, boosted by £1.77m in previews. That number compares unfavourably with the previous effort from the company, The Croods, which kicked off with £5.37m including £1.85m in previews back in March. Turbo's result »

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