By Ryan Parsons | Image property of Rogue Pictures, Variety.
Not that I need another reason to be jealous of the UK for their early release of Hot Fuzz -- it doesn't come to the states until April -- but that's what I am, jealous. Not only has the film scored with the critics, but it now has British moviegoers in arms as well.
UK Box Office: Hot Fuzz
Edgar Wright has to be feeling pretty warm and fuzzy right about now. After his last film, Shaun of the Dead, grossed only $12.8 million total in the UK (Italy and France), Hot Fuzz banked $11.5 million in its first five days of release.
The film opened on Valentine's Day (Wednesday) and, though couples seeking violence were limited, the film made its biggest impression over the Friday-Sunday frame with $8.5 million.
Though this figure may seem small based on what films did in the states this holiday weekend, the next top earner, Charlotte's Web, pulled in less than half with $3.7 million.
Thanks to no competition from Night at the Museum, Luc Besson has also been enjoying the UK box office with Arthur and the Invisibles. The film only dropped 9% in its third week to bring its box office sum to $7.2 million.
Hot Fuzz opens to theatres on April 13th, 2007.
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