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U.K. box office: ‘Alice’ pummels ‘Avatar’

Everything’s gonna be 3D from now on: 1. Alice in Wonderland: £10.6 million (NEW) 2. Avatar: £.91 million 3. The Crazies: £.67 million (2nd week; drops 44%) 4. The Lovely Bones: £.66 million (3rd week; drops 45%) 5. The Princess and the Frog: £.38 million (actual numbers, not estimates) Just as it did in North … more…

U.K. box office: ‘Basterds’ rule

It’s Quentin Taratino’s biggest opening ever in Britain, too: 1. Inglourious Basterds: £3.6 million (NEW) 2. The Time Traveler’s Wife: £.92 million (2nd week; drops 35%) 3. G-Force: £.65 million (4th week; drops 30%) 4. Aliens in the Attic: £.64 million (2nd week; drops 51%) 5. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: £.598 million (actual … more…

U.K. box office: Brits say yes to ‘Yes Man’

Just a note for newcomers to the site: there’s a reason why you’re not seeing last weekend’s box office numbers for the U.K. here until the day the new weekend is starting. The actual numbers for the overall British box office (which, as an aside, also includes the Republic of Ireland) are far less readily … more…