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Jan 9, 2013

Opened in the U.K. last weekend "The Impossible" scored £4 M at 2nd place


Jan 9, 2013

NAOMI WATTS' critically-acclaimed drama THE IMPOSSIBLE has failed to break THE HOBBIT's hold on the national box office as PETER JACKSON's fantasy epic held on to the number one spot for a fourth consecutive weekend.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which stars Sir Ian McKellen and Martin Freeman, raked in a further £4.1 million over the weekend (05-06Jan13), bringing its domestic gross total to £44.9 million since its release date last year (Dec12).

Tsunami movie The Impossible, which recently won Watts a coveted Golden Globe nomination, failed to overtake The Lord of the Rings prequel, scoring second place with £4 million in its opening weekend.

Ang Lee's acclaimed Life Of Pi was knocked into third place with takings of £3.4 million, while Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut Quartet, starring Dame Maggie Smith and Billy Connolly, settled for fourth after earning £2.3 million in its opening weekend.

The top five is rounded out by Tom Cruise's latest blockbuster Jack Reacher, which took £1.7 million. (Guardian UK)


johnQ said...

See, anywhere not the U.S. is where she is more popular and liked. I told you so.

Anonymous said...

But the BAFTA have snubbed her in favor of the damned Dame Mirren.