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UK celebrates another home-grown success

UIP celebrated another successful campaign at the weekend as About A Boy, starring Hugh Grant, opened to strong figures of $5.4m (£3.7m), including $938,688 of previews. Opening at a massive 446 sites, second only this year to Monsters, Inc.'s 503, the film recorded the third-highest opening of the year so far after Monsters, Inc. ($13.4m for BVI) and Warner Bros' Ocean's Eleven ($7.4m from 433 sites).

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