LONDON (Reuters) - “Battle: Los Angeles” topped the British box office chart over the weekend, ending the brief reign of Johnny Depp’s Wild West chameleon.
The story of a group of U.S. Marines defending the city from other-worldly beings, made 1.79 million pounds ($2.89 million) on its debut, according to Screen International Tuesday.
The voices of Depp and Isla Fisher in the animated “Rango” were pushed down to No. 2, while Liam Neeson as a botanist in search of his own stolen identity in “Unknown” stayed at three.
“The Adjustment Bureau,” with Matt Damon as a man trying to avoid the future fate has planned for him, dropped two spots to fourth.
Owen Wilson in extra-marital romp “Hall Pass” was new at five, just above Oscar-garlanded royal biopic “The King’s Speech” which dropped a place to sixth.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in alien sci-fi caper “Paul” were down three at seven, with “Gnomeo and Juliet” slipping to eight from six.
“Fair Game” with Naomi Watts and Sean Penn in a conspiracy thriller based on the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame in the run-up to the Iraq war came in at nine, with “West is West” down a place at 10.