In the US: Animated guinea pigs grab the #1 spot as G-FORCE makes a decent $31m... Katherine Heigl/Gerard Butler rom-com THE UGLY TRUTH settles for third place with $27m... and horror THE ORPHAN underperforms with $12m at #4...
(-) 1. G-Force $31.7m
(1) 2. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince $29.5m
(-) 3. The Ugly Truth $27.6m
(-) 4. Orphan $12.9m
(2) 5. Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs $8.41m
(3) 6. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen $8.12m
(6) 7. The Hangover $6.46m
(5) 8. The Proposal $6.38m
(7) 9. Public Enemies $4.35m
(4) 10. Brüno $2.83m
In the UK: Sandra Bullock/Ryan Reynolds rom-com THE PROPOSAL debuts at #2 with £3m, unable to knock Harry Potter from #1... while Lars Von Trier's controversial horror-drama ANTICHRIST takes a dismal £99,000 to edge into the chart at #10...
(1) 1. Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince £5.1m
(-) 2. The Proposal £3.2m
(2) 3. Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs £2.1m
(3) 4. Brüno £1.2m
(4) 5. The Hangover £687k
(5) 6. Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen £416k
(6) 7. Public Enemies £277k
(7) 8. My Sister's Keeper £224k
(8) 9. Moon £137k
(-) 10. Antichrist £99k
Bio-drama. The story of Coco Chanel's rise from obscure beginnings to the heights of the fashion world.
Director: Anne Fontaine Starring: Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Marie Gillain & Emmanuelle Devos
Tomatometer: 74% (Fresh; based on 34 reviews)
Drama. Every day thousands of people illegally cross our borders... only one thing stands in their way. America.
Director: Wayne Kramer Starring: Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Jim Sturgess, Cliff Curtis & Alice Braga
Tomatometer: 16% (Rotten; based on 92 reviews) "Crossing Over is flagrant and heavy-handed about a situation that deserves more deliberate treatment, and joins its characters with coincidences that strain believability."
Animated action-adventure. A specially trained squad of guinea pigs is dispatched to stop a diabolical billionaire from taking over the world.
Director: Hoyt Yeatman Voices: Billy Nighy, Wil Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Jon Favreau, Sam Rockwell, Penelope Cruz, Steve Buschemi & Nicolas Cage
Tomatometer: 25% (Rotten; based on 73 reviews) "G-Force features manic action, but fails to come up with interesting characters or an inspired plot."
Comedy adventure. On his latest expedition, Dr. Rick Marshall is sucked into a space-time vortex alongside his research assistant and a redneck survivalist. In this alternate universe, the trio make friends with a primate named Chaka, their only ally in a world full of dinosaurs and other fantastic creatures.
Director: Brad Silberling Starring: Will Ferrell, Anne Friel, Danny McBride & Jorma Taccone.
Tomatometer: 26% (Rotten; based on 162 reviews) "Only loosely based on the original TV series, Land of the Lost is decidedly less kid-friendly and feels more like a series of inconsistent sketches than a cohesive adventure comedy."
Crime thriller. Armed men hijack a New York City subway train, holding the passengers hostage in return for a ransom, and turning an ordinary day's work for dispatcher Walter Garber into a face-off with the mastermind behind the crime.
Director: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, John Turturro & Michael Rispoli
Tomatometer: 52% (Fresh; based on 178 reviews) "Despite a strong cast, The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 suffers under the excesses of Tony Scott's frantic direction, and fails to measure up to the 1974 original."