Immortals tops the UK box office

Beats Arthur Christmas to (south) pole position

It’s a good week for Tarsem Singh; earlier this week, his Immortals sliced its way to the top of the US box office, and now it’s done the same in the UK - only just slaying ArthurChristmas in the process.

The 3D swords-and-sandals epic starring future Superman Henry Cavill hauled in £2.16m, enough to prevent ArthurChristmas’ sleigh from overtaking. The festive animation took £2.11m, but it'll likely have legs for the season, especially when advent calendars and school holidays roll around.

Spielberg’s former top spot holder Tintin is shoved to three, with In Time and TowerHeist completing the top five – the latter not benefiting from the Oscar controversy surrounding director Brett Ratner and star Eddie Murphy.

The last new entry is Johnny Depp’s TheRumDiary which staggers in at number six after taking £608,055.

JohnnyEnglishReborn continues its impressive run by holding on at seven, with TheHelp, ParanormalActivity3 and The Ides of Marchrounding out the top ten.

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