[an error occurred while processing this directive]
BBC News
watch One-Minute World News
Last Updated: Tuesday, 20 February 2007, 15:12 GMT
Hot Fuzz heats up UK box office
Hot Fuzz
Shaun of the Dead's Simon Pegg stars in and co-wrote Hot Fuzz
Cop comedy Hot Fuzz has gone straight to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart in its opening weekend.

The story of an over-achieving police officer in a sleepy village, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, took 5.9m.

It was ahead of children's tale Charlotte's Web, which stayed in second place, while Hugh Grant comedy Music and Lyrics fell from first to third.

Comedy spoof Epic Movie was at four, taking 890,000, with fantasy tale Arthur and the Invisibles at five.

UK & IRELAND TOP FIVE FILMS
1. Hot Fuzz - 5.9m
2. Charlotte's Web - 1.9m
3. Music and Lyrics - 1.5m
4. Epic Movie - 890,000
5. Arthur and the Invisibles - 673,000
Source: Screen International

Figures for all box office takings are from Friday to Sunday, except Hot Fuzz, which includes two extra days of previews. But it would have been number one even without those.

Oscar hopeful Leonardo DiCaprio was unchanged at six with Blood Diamond, while Notes on a Scandal, also vying for Oscar success, fell two places to seven.

Thriller Hannibal Rising fell from number four to eight after two weeks on the chart.

New romantic comedy Because I Said So, starring Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore, entered the chart at number nine.


SEE ALSO
Music and Lyrics tops box office
13 Feb 07 |  Entertainment
Blood Diamond is box office gem
06 Feb 07 |  Entertainment
Rocky holds box office top spot
30 Jan 07 |  Entertainment

RELATED BBC LINKS

RELATED INTERNET LINKS
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites



FEATURES, VIEWS, ANALYSIS
Has China's housing bubble burst?
How the world's oldest clove tree defied an empire
Why Royal Ballet principal Sergei Polunin quit

PRODUCTS & SERVICES

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific