London: Middle-aged biker buddies movie “Wild Hogs” survived a barrage of critical reviews to knock Mr Bean off the top of the British box office over the weekend, according to Screen International on 17 April.
The tale of John Travolta and friends shedding their suburban shackles to take to the open road roared straight in at No. 1, taking 1.69 mn pounds, including previews.
After two weeks at the top, comic Rowan Atkinson was down in second spot with “Mr Bean’s Holiday,” which has now amassed 18.3 mn pounds in its three-week UK run.
Third, down one, was “Blades of Glory,” with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder as a pair of rival figure skaters. New at four was “Shooter” with Mark Wahlberg as a former Marine Corps sniper on a mission of revenge, one place above the ancient Spartan battle of “300” which was down two from third last week.
Sixth, down one, was the animated boy genius of “Meet the Robinsons,” while new at seven was the lavishly staged Chinese period drama “Curse of the Golden Flower.”
Mystery thriller “Perfect Stranger,” starring Halle Berry as a hard-nosed reporter on the trail of Bruce Willis, was new at eight. Coming in at nine was the widely acclaimed drama set in communist East Berlin, “The Lives of Others,” and down four in 10th place was the week’s biggest faller, North Dakota horror movie “The Messengers.”