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Simon Pegg's 'Paul' Tops U.K. Box Office

February 24, 2011 (4:56 am) GMT
Pegg's new alien comedy lands on number one at the U.K. box office chart after knocking off animation hit 'Gnomeo and Juliet'.
Simon Pegg's 'Paul' Tops U.K. Box Office

's new alien comedy "" has proven to be out of this world - after entering the U.K. box office chart at number one. The extra-terrestrial movie knocked animated hit "" off the top spot, taking in $8.3 million in its first week of release.

"Gnomeo and Juliet" fell to two after grossing $3.3 million, 's royal drama "" came third with takings of $2.6 million and its Oscar rival "" held steady at four with $2.3 million.

"" rounded out the top five as the second highest new entry, scoring $2.1 million. 's tour documentary "" entered this week's Top 10 countdown at nine with earnings of $120,000.

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