Hot Fuzz is 2007's biggest UK opener after it took $11.5m (£5.9m) at the weekend (including $3.05m from previews after a Valentine's Day opening), and now has surpassed Shaun's 10-week total box-office takings of $13.06m (£6.69m).
The action comedy, which also stars Jim Broadbent, Timothy Dalton, Paddy Considine and Martin Freeman, also posted a 279% increase on Shaun's opening weekend takings, which took a decent $3.03m (£1.60m) when it opened in April 2004.
Zombie comedy Shaun, with a budget of only $7.8m (£4m) - less than half of Fuzz's -- raked in more than $30m at the worldwide box office.
Hot Fuzz, released by Universal Pictures UK (recently launched after the restructuring of UIP), is playing on 427 sites throughout the UK and had a weekend site average of $27,019.
Hot Fuzz will hit other international territories including Spain starting March 9, with the US release set for April 20.