“Due Date” stays top of UK box office

LONDON - Pregnancy-themed road movie “Due Date” held on to top spot at the British box office for a second quiet week as cinemas braced for the imminent release of the new Harry Potter blockbuster.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Tue 16 Nov 2010, 9:57 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:34 AM

“Due Date” stars Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis added another 1.9 million pounds ($3 million) to the film’s take, keeping it ahead of sci-fi newcomer “Skyline” which could only manage 1.2 million pounds, according to Screen International on Tuesday.

The three orphan girls of family movie “Despicable Me” stayed at three, just above “Jackass 3D” which slipped two spots to four. Horror movie “Saw 3D” was down one at five while Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren as former CIA agents on the run in “RED” stayed at six.

Facebook biopic “The Social Network” was was unchanged at seven while “Paranormal Activity 2” slipped three places to eight.

The two wolves of “Alpha and Omega” were back up four places in ninth and director Mike Leigh’s study of a middle class suburban couple “Another Year” slipped one spot to 10th.

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1”, the first of two big budget pictures to be based on the last of J.K. Rowling’s hugely popular books, opens on Friday.

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