August 18, 2009 / 1:56 PM / 10 years ago

Time Traveler's Wife tops British box office

Actor Eric Bana arrives at the premiere of "The Time Traveler's Wife" in New York August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Romantic fantasy “The Time Traveler’s Wife,” based on a best-selling novel and starring Eric Bana, was the highest grossing film in Britain over the weekend, narrowly beating “Aliens in the Attic.”

The movie earned a modest 1.4 million pounds ($2.3 million) over the three-day weekend, according to Screen International.

Just behind, with a weekend gross of 1.3 million pounds, was “Aliens in the Attic,” the 20th Century Fox family film, followed by Disney’s guinea pig adventure “G-Force” which rose to third from fourth place last week.

Down one at four was “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” the sixth boy wizard blockbuster which has amassed 46.8 million pounds so far in Britain, followed by “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.”

Last week’s chart-topper “The Ugly Truth,” a TV-based romantic comedy, fell to sixth, followed by new entry “Bandslam” about a garage band in dire need of a musical makeover.

“Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” slipped one place to eighth, “The Proposal,” starring Sandra Bullock as the pushy boss with visa problems, fell four to ninth and rounding out the top 10 was new entry “A Perfect Getaway.”

Reporting by Mike Collett-White, editing by Paul Casciato

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