Simon Pegg Comedy Wins Friends At UK Box Office

by | 07 October 2008

New comedy How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, starring Simon Pegg, has topped the UK box office after its first weekend on release.

The Robert Weide movie, based on British journalist Toby Young's account of his time working for Vanity Fair magazine in New York City, took £1.15 million to claim the number one spot.

Action thriller Taken remained in second while last week's number one film fell to third.

Literary adaptation Brideshead Revisited, starring Matthew Goode, Ben Whishaw and Hayley Atwell, was the second highest new entry at number eight.

Mamma Mia! continues to attract UK cinemagoers after 13 weeks on release, having climbed from fifth to fourth, while holocaust drama The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas performed impressively, jumping one place to sixth despite only showing in 175 screens in the UK.

The top ten films at the UK box office are: (last week's position)

1 How to Lose Friends and Alienate People - £1.15 million (-)
2 Taken - £1.09 million (2)
3 Tropic Thunder - £987,191 (1)
4 Mamma Mia! - £771,647 (5)
5 Death Race - £448,059 (4)
6 The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas - £436,194 (7)
7 Righteous Kill - £422,654 (3)
8 Brideshead Revisited - £375,270 (-)
9 Fly Me to the Moon 3D - £311,791 (-)
10 The Women - £265,859 (6)


07/10/2008 21:25:24


Contactmusic

Tags: Simon Pegg - Matthew Goode - Vanity Fair

Advertisement

More Simon Pegg

The Boxtrolls Movie Review

A triumph on a variety of levels, this staggeringly detailed stop-motion animation has a wonderfully deranged story packed with spirited characters. It also takes on...

Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg Set to Combine Again on New Movie

Forget Hector and the Search For Happiness. That was a blip in the otherwise brilliant career of Simon Pegg. And anyway, he’s at his best...

Hector And The Search For Happiness Savaged by The Critics

Simon Pegg has had an intriguing career. He's been highly praised for his terrific collaborative projects with Edgar Wright, from the British TV series Spaced...

Hector and the Search for Happiness Movie Review

With an approach so saccharine that it makes Eat Pray Love look like an edgy thriller, this heartwarming meaning-of-life odyssey is so relentlessly schmalzy that...

Advertisement

Simon Pegg's 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' Has 0% on Rotten Tomatoes

Hector and the Search for Happiness, the latest of Simon Pegg's movies that has nothing to do with Edgar Wright, is out on Friday (August...

UK Premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' [Pictures]

Simon Pegg and a bunch of celebs attended the UK premiere of 'Hector And The Search For Happiness' in London on Tuesday night.Pegg’s character –...

The Final Projects Of Robin Williams

The death of acting legend and comedic master, Robin Williams, has prompted many tributes from colleagues, friends, family and fans to pour in from around...

James Corden's Gone All USA: But Which Other Comedy Brits Have Flown Across The Pond?

It looks like British favourite James Corden has successfully sealed his fate as another Brit over on American shores with his appointment as the new...

Advertisement

Comments

Simon Pegg Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Simon Pegg

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All