Jarhead Fires Into Uk Box Office
Gulf war movie JARHEAD has shot straight to the top of the UK box office chart in its first week of release.
The SAM MENDES-directed movie, starring JAKE GYLLENHAAL and JAMIE FOXX, took GBP1.9 million ($3.4 million) in its first weekend, beating out monster movie remake KING KONG, which fell to fifth place with GBP1.27 million ($2.3 million).
CS Lewis's THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE is at number two, and is now in its sixth week in the top ten, earning GBP1.37 million ($2.46 million).
Romantic comedy JUST FRIENDS took GBP1.28 million ($2.3 million) in third place followed by BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN which stayed at fourth with GBP1.27 million ($2.28 million).
New entry MEMOIRS OF A GEISHA made it to number six, followed by REESE WITHERSPOON's spooky romantic comedy JUST LIKE HEAVEN at seven and CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2 at eight.
WOODY ALLEN's latest offering MATCH POINT was at number nine before the charts longest stayer - HARRY POTTER AND THE GOBLET OF FIRE, which has stuck to the top ten for nine weeks and has taken a total of GBP48 million ($86.4 million).