Phil Lord and Christopher Miller's inspired Lego Movie is officially the No.1 movie at the UK box office for 2014, beating comedy sequel The Inbetweeners 2 and epic sci-fi film Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The animated movie - which will spawn a sequel in the near future - took an overall £34.27 million.

The Lego MovieThe Lego Movie is the top grossing movie of 2014 in the UK

The Lego Movie garnered critical acclaim for effortlessly linking audiences young and old with its story of a lowly construction worker fighting to bring down the establishment. Voice stars included Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. The spin-off will feature Will Arnett as the Lego Batman, in 2017.

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The Inbetweeners 2 took £33.33 million overall, with Will, Jay, Neil and Simon continuing their laddy adventures in Australia. The innovative Dawn of the Planet of the Apes took £32.62 million and starred Andy Serkis as the sapient monkey Caesar. A campaign has begun to have the British star nominated for an Oscar.

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Elsewhere on the list, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 was fourth, while The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was fifth with £28.71 million. Strangely, Transformers: Age of Extinction - the highest grossing film of 2014 globally - failed to chime with UK audiences and didn't even make the Top 10. 

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The Top 10 in full:

1. The Lego Movie - £34.27m

2. The Inbetweeners 2 - £33.33m

3. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - £32.63m

4. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 - £29.46m

5. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies - £28.71m

6. Guardians of the Galaxy - £28.51m

7. X-Men: Days of Future Past - £27.05m

8. How to Train Your Dragon 2 - £25.01m

9. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 - £24.06m

10. Paddington - £23.91m