UIP continued to reign at the UK box office over the weekend with About A Boy dropping off just 28% from its opening weekend. With three-day figures of $3.3m (£2.2m) from 448 sites, the Hugh Grant title also scored the highest site average of any film on release this week, $7,329. About A Boy's ten-day total stands at $11.2m
The comedy saw off strong competition for the top spot from Columbia TriStar's Panic Room. Starring Jodie Foster and directed by Seven/Fight Club helmer David Fincher, Panic Room took an opening weekend of $2.97m (£2.0m) at 424 sites. The thriller settled for second place in the chart managing an impressive average of $6,994.
Less impressive was the opening for Warner Bros' Robert De Niro-Eddie Murphy comedy, Showtime. The film, directed by Shanghai Noon's Tom Dey, tallied $713,714 (£486,753) for fifth place. Playing at 307 sites Showtime managed a disappointing average of $2,325.
Out of the chart, but opening well on a limited release, controversial French title Baise-Moi scored a solid $24,019 (£16,381). Showing at just six sites for distributor Feature Film Company, the 18-certificate film recorded a strong average of $4,003.
Rounding out the top five were Helkon SK's Bend It Like Beckham and UIP's The Scorpion King. Beckham claimed third place with $1.2m (£839,505) at 364 sites, bringing its total gross after four weeks to $11.4m. The Scorpion King fell 48% in its third week on release, taking $799,716 (£545,406) for fourth position. The film total gross now stands at $6.0m.