November 30, 2010 / 3:05 PM / 8 years ago

Harry Potter reigns at UK box office

LONDON (Reuters Life!) - “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” the first of two films based on the last book in the fantasy series by J.K. Rowling, racked up another huge take over the weekend to consolidate its position at the top of the British box office.

After last weekend’s huge opening 18.3 million pounds ($28.45 million), it took another 8.34 million, according to Screen International Tuesday.

Newcomer “Unstoppable,” with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine in a runaway train thriller, made only 1.7 million pounds by comparison but it was enough to secure second place.

Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley and Ray Winstone came in at three with gangster movie “London Boulevard,” while pregnancy-themed road movie “Due Date” slipped two spots to four.

“The American,” with George Clooney as an assassin hiding out in Italy for one last hit, made its debut at five.

Family movie “Despicable Me” fell three places to sixth, just above the third part of Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of crime novels, “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest” which could only manage seventh place on its opening week.

“Jackass 3D” fell three spots to eight while sci-fi movie “Skyline” was the week’s biggest faller, down five to nine.

Mexican-themed renegade movie “Machete” was new at 10.

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