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Monsters vs Aliens vs Curtis: First Two Win

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Monsters vs Aliens had no problems in making to the top of the UK box-office in the past weekend, taking £4.3m over the three days to trounce Richard Curtis’ The Boat that Rocked.

The latter managed £1.8m to come in second, but that might be considered a slight disappointment given the normal box-office dominance of Curtis-involved films in the UK.

Knowing dropped from first to third with £968,664 followed up by Marley & Me and The Haunting in Connecticut.

Monsters vs Aliens was no big surprise but Curtis’ movie suffered from its weak reviews. When the economy hits a downturn, it’s less likely people will take a chance on seeing a film which has been given a mixed reception, something which wouldn’t have harmed other Brit-coms during the boom years.