Penguins beat Bond at UK
The penguins of Happy Feet have knocked James Bond
off the number one slot at the box office in the UK and
The cartoon went straight in at the top, taking £2.77m
and narrowly beating Casino Royale, which generated
£2.74m, into second place.
Romantic comedy The Holiday, with Kate Winslet and
Jude Law, was new in third, while Aardman's animation
Flushed Away dropped from number two to number four.
And family comedy The Santa Clause 3: The Escape
Clause was down two to five.
Also falling in this week's chart was Deck the Halls, in
which two neighbours compete to have the most
spectacular Christmas illuminations, which dropped one
place to six.
Sacha Baron Cohen's parody of a Kazakh journalist,
Borat, spent its sixth week on the chart.
It was down three places to seven but has now
generated £23.4 million in the UK and Ireland since it
Baabul, a Bollywood film starring Amitabh Bachchan,
was new at number eight.
It opened on only 45 screens - 90% fewer than Happy
Feet - but earned a total of £290,000.
This meant it brought in more money per screen than
any other film in the top 10.
Supernatural drama The Covenant entered the chart at
nine, and Guillermo del Toro's movie Pan's Labyrinth
was down one place to 10.