October 13, 2010 / 12:59 PM / 9 years ago

Wall Street takes top spot at UK box office

Actor and cast member Michael Douglas arrives with Shia LaBeouf (L) for the premiere of the film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" in New York September 20, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

LONDON (Reuters) - A trio of new releases shot to the top of the UK box office this weekend, according to Screen International on Wednesday, led by the financial drama “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.”

Starring Michael Douglas in a reprise of his role as corporate raider Gordon Gekko, the film took 1.8 million pounds ($2.85 million), easily beating the opening of the romantic comedy “Life As We Know It,” at two.

The drama “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” starring teen idol Zac Efron, completed the flurry of debuts at three, with cop comedy “The Other Guys” and crime film “The Town” slipping to four and five from their top spots last weekend.

Psychological thriller “The Hole” fell one more spot to six, while “Made in Dagenham,” the story of a woman in a 1960s car plant fighting for equal wages, slid to seventh.

Julia Roberts’ journey of self-discovery in “Eat Pray Love” dropped four places to eighth, while “Buried,” a horror film about a truck driver waking up six feet underground, was at nine, down six places.

Disney’s animated “Toy Story 3,” completed the list of chart-toppers at tenth, holding on to its place in the top 10 for a 12th week and reaching gross sales of 73.3 million pounds.

London newsroom

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