Disney's old man rides high at UK box office

Tue Oct 20, 2009 7:12am EDT
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Disney-Pixar's widely acclaimed "Up" held on to top spot at the British box office with another big take on its second weekend, Screen International said Tuesday.

The animated story of a cranky old man on a balloon-powered adventure made 5.1 million pounds after its opening 6.4 million pounds to replicate its success in America.

"Couples Retreat," the story of four couples trying to heal their relationships at a New Age therapeutic resort, came in at No.2 with 1.3 million pounds.

Director Terry Gilliam's "The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus" with the late Australian actor Heath Ledger in his last screen performance, made its debut at three.

Comedian RickyGervais, as the man who will do anything other than lie to win the woman of his dreams in "The Invention of Lying," slipped a place to four.

Comedy horror movie "Zombieland" was down at five from two while the latest remake of dance school musical "Fame," was down two places at six.

Another horror movie, the nautically themed "Triangle" was new at seven while seasonal chiller "Halloween II" slipped two spots to eight.

Jennifer Aniston and Aaron Eckhart were the week's biggest fallers, slipping four places to nine, just above Bollywood newcomer "Blue" at 10.