21 Has The Cards To Beat Treasure And Belgium To Number One22 April 2008
21 Has The Cards To Beat Treasure And Belgium To Number One
New releases Fool's Gold and In Bruges had been expected to mount a charge for the top after 21 debuted at number one.
But neither movie was able to overcome Robert Luketic's film, which tells of a set of MIT mathematical geniuses who use card-counting to take the house at a number of Las Vega casinos.
Starring Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess and Kate Bosworth, the film took more than £1 million in its second week to stay atop the UK charts.
Fool's Gold, reuniting Kate Hudson and Matthew Mcconaughey in an adventurous romantic comedy, took £975,498 to take second spot, while Martin McDonagh's In Bruges, featuring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as bored hitman stranded in the Belgian town, took £638,654 to take third.
Cop movie Street Kings, starring Keanu Reeves and Hugh Laurie, was the next highest new entry in fourth while Mike Leigh's new film Happy Go Lucky - for which Sally Hawkins won the best actress award at the Berlin film festival - entered the chart in ninth.
The top ten movies at the UK box office are: (last week's position)
1. 21 (1)
2. Fool's Gold (-)
3. In Bruges (-)
4. Street Kings (-)
5. Son of Rambow (2)
6 The Spiderwick Chronicles (4)
7 Step Up 2 The Streets (5)
8 27 Dresses (3)
9 Happy Go Lucky (-)
10 Horton Hears A Who (7)
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