"Four Christmases" ends Bond's UK box office reign

Tue Dec 2, 2008 1:38pm EST
 
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LONDON (Reuters Life!) - James Bond's month-long dominance of the UK box office came to an end over the weekend as seasonal comedy "Four Christmases" took over the No. 1 spot.

The story of a San Francisco couple forced to visit their in-laws over the festive season, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn, took 2.3 million pounds ($3.44 million) on its opening three days, according to Screen International on Tuesday.

The record-breaking "Quantum of Solace," with Daniel Craig in his second outing as 007, slipped to second place, adding 1.5 million for a 5-week British total of 47.6 million pounds.

Clint Eastwood's new film "Changeling," a tale of corruption and deceit in 1928 Los Angeles, was new at three while espionage drama "Body of Lies" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe slipped two places to fourth.

"My Best Friend's Girl," with Kate Hudson, Jason Biggs and Dane Cook in a love-triangle comedy was down at five from three.

Also falling two places, to sixth, was "High School Musical 3: Senior Year," while comedy newcomer "What Just Happened" came in at seven with Robert de Niro and Bruce Willis laying bare the off-screen horrors of Hollywood.

"Zack and Miri Make a Porno" slipped three places to eight while zombie-rich horror thriller "Quarantine" was down one at nine.

The week's biggest faller, down from six to 10, was video game spin-off "Max Payne."

(Editing by Paul Casciato)

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<p>Cast member Reese Witherspoon poses at the premiere of the movie "Four Christmases" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California November 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>