August 25, 2009 / 12:33 PM / 8 years ago

Tarantino tops British box office

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.

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

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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