August 25, 2009 / 12:33 PM / 10 years ago

Tarantino tops British box office

Director Quentin Tarantino arrives for a screening of his new film "Inglourious Basterds" in Toronto, August 12, 2009. REUTERS/Mark Blinch

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - Director Quentin Tarantino’s World War Two revenge film “Inglourious Basterds,” the only U.S. entrant to win an award at Cannes this year, topped the British box office over the weekend.

The story of a plan to assassinate the Nazi leadership in German-occupied France, starring Brad Pitt and Cristoph Waltz, made 3.59 million pounds, according to Screen International.

The film Tarantino described as essentially a spaghetti western knocked last week’s chart-topper “The Time Traveler’s Wife” down into second place.

The animated guinea pigs of “G-Force” were unchanged at three while “Aliens in the Attic,” with kids fighting off knee-high invaders, was down two spots at four.

“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” slipped a place to five, its total take in the six weeks since its UK release now standing at 48.2 million pounds.

“Dance Flick,” a parody of the dance movie genre, was new at six with “G.I. Joe: The Rise of the Cobra,” a live action version of the G.I. cartoon, was down at seven from five.

TV-based romantic comedy “The Ugly Truth” fell two places to eighth, just above “Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs” which was down one spot at nine.

Sandra Bullock as the pushy boss with visa problems in “The Proposal” was down one at 10.

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