Kiwis rushed to the cinema this week to find out if androids continue to dream of electric sheep in the much anticipated sequel, Blade Runner 2049.

This Ryan Gosling led, Harrison Ford returning, sci-fi epic comfortably hunted down the top spot after tracking down a bunch of 5 star reviews and critical buzz.

With the school holidays in full effect kids flocked to the cinema. Showing a distinct lack of judgement and/or taste the kids favoured the woeful Emoji movie over the wonderful Captain Underpants.

The action-spy flick Kingsman was shaken - but not stirred - by the infiltrating children, but managed to stay in the Top 5 for another week, fending off the latest LEGO adventure, Ninjago, to do so.

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The Official New Zealand Box Office Top 5

1: Blade Runner 2049

Our verdict:

A thought-provoking glimpse into human nature. Absolutely worth seeing.

Our rating:

4 Stars


2: The Emoji Movie
Our verdict: >:-|
Our rating: 1 Star


3: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie
Our verdict: Kids of all ages will love the family-friendly toilet humour.
Our rating: 3.5 stars


4: Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Our verdict: Uniformly enjoyable viewing, if seldom truly thrilling.
Our rating: 3 Stars


5:The Lego Ninjago Movie
Our verdict: A good amount of humour but doesn't have the smarts of previous LEGO films.
Our rating: 3 Stars