Paramount Pictures’ Shrek Forever After rumbled into top spot on its debut weekend in the UK.
The fourth instalment of the fairy tale franchise was the highest new entry in the UK for the July 2 – 4 weekend, taking $13.5m (£8.9m) from 539 screens. Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz reprise their roles in Mike Mitchell’s family comedy, which scored a strong screen average of $25,000 (£17, 000).
UTV Motion Pictures’ I Hate Luv Stories and Revolver Entertainment’s Heartbreaker also debuted in the top ten entering the chart at five and six respectively. Indian production I Hate Luv Stories scored $308,000 (£203,000) from 43 screens while Pascal Chameuil’s romance comedy Heartbreaker took $182,000 (£120,000) from 59 prints.
In its second week, Universal Pictures’ Get Him To The Greek slipped into second place after taking ($1.5m) £1m from 390 screens.
In its seventh weekend Vertigo Films’ Streetdance 3D saw the biggest shift in fortunes with its $67,000 (£44,000) take representing a 73% drop in three day grosses. The indie success shifted to number 13, down from five last week.