Brad Pitt's Oscar-nominated movie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON has pipped his ex-wife Jennifer Aniston's new romantic comedy to the top of the U.K. box office charts - with takings of $3.2 million (£2.2 million) in its opening weekend (07/08Jan09).The critically acclaimed drama, which tells the story of a man who ages backwards, fought off competition from romantic comedy He's Just Not That Into You, which entered at number two.
A star-studded cast, including Aniston, Ben Affleck, Scarlett Johansson, Drew Barrymore and Ginnifer Goodwin, helped the movie take in $2.8 million (£1.9 million).
Slumdog Millionaire dropped from first to third place, with $2.3 million (£1.6 million), while Tom Cruise's Valkyrie is at four with $930,000 (£630,000).
Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio's Revolutionary Road rounds out the top five, earning $740,000 (£500,000).