"Sex" stays top of UK box office for third week

Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:54pm EDT
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - "Sex and the City 2" held on to top spot at the British box office for a third week after last month's debut of their sequel notched up one of the year's biggest opening takes.

The sequel, which reunites actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis with director Michael Patrick King, earned 1.48 million pounds ($2.29 million), according to Screen International on Tuesday.

Despite a barrage of scorn from the critics, it took 6.1 million pounds on its opening three days.

"Letters to Juliet" came in at No. 2 with the story of a quest for love inspired by the Romeo and Juliet courtyard in Verona.

Former chart topper, 3D musical "Streetdance," was down one place at three while Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley and Gemma Arterton in Disney's "Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time" slipped from three to four.

"Brooklyn's Finest" was new at five with Don Cheadle, Richard Gere and Wesley Snipes in a tale of police corruption in the 65th precinct.

"Death at a Funeral," a remake of a British 2007 comedy, was down two at six with Chris Rock and Danny Glover wondering how to handle an inconvenient guest at a wake, while family comedy "The Tooth Fairy" slipped a spot to seven.

Director Ridley Scott's take on the legend of Robin Hood was down at eight from five, just above "She's Out of My League" -- a tale of unlikely love at the airport -- which fell one spot to ninth place.

Tenth, down from seven, were the four girls unknowingly connected with a major diamond robbery in "4.3.2.1"

(London newsroom: stephen.addison.reuters.com@reuters.net)

($1=.6465 Pound)

 
<p>(From L-R) Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Kim Catrall and Cynthia Nixon pose for photographers at the premiere of their new film "Sex and the City 2" in Leicester Square, London May 27, 2010. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty</p>