Animated movie Puss In Boots has stormed to the top of the U.K. box office chart in its opening weekend (10-11Dec11).
Dreamworks' Shrek spin-off, starring the voices of Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, claimed the top spot with $3.2 million (£1.9 million) in takings.
Another animated film, Arthur Christmas, dropped into second spot with $2.3 million (£1.4 million), while festive star-studded movie New Year's Eve debuted in third place.
The film, starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro and Ashton Kutcher, took $2.1 million (£1.28 million), while Martin Scorsese's Hugo ($1.2 million/£732,902) and Happy Feet 2 ($1.15 million/£724,126) rounded out the top five.
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