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Angus Macfadyen's Robert the Bruce makes £18,000 in first weekend

A new film depicting the life of Scottish warrior Robert the Bruce has made almost £18,500 in its opening weekend.

After its release on Friday, the biopic ranked number 23 on the UK box office - sitting beneath a 25th anniversary Star Trek documentary, 'What We Left Behind: Looking Back at Star Trek'.

In the UK's yearly rankings, the film is currently sitting at 191 after being shown in 15 cinemas, according to Box Office Mojo.

Toy Story 4 dominated the weekend box office chart for the second week, smashing over £8m and retaining the first position.

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It was followed by newcomer Yesterday, which sat in second with just over £2m.

The Signature Entertainment production sparked controversy on social media last week after cinema giant Cineworld announced its decision not to show the film in any of its Scottish venues.

A campaign lead by main actor Macfadyen drew support from Scots politicians and Oscar-winning actor Tim Robbins, and a petition gained around 5,000 signatures. 

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Macfadyen urged Scots to 'fill every seat in Scotland' to 'prove Cineworld wrong' after it was confirmed the film would not be shown in any of their nine Scottish branches.

After the backlash, the company reversed its decision and confirmed they would show the film in five of its complexes at Glasgow Silverburn, Falkirk, EdinburghDundee and Aberdeen Queen’s Link.

Source: www.heraldscotland.com