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Gnomeo & Juliet wins over US box office

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Gnomeo & Juliet jumped to the top of the US box office this weekend after three weeks on release.

The animated update of Shakespeare’s tragedy took a further $14m, beating newcomer Hall Pass. The latter defunct to second with an underwhelming $13.4m, while last week’s number one Unknown dropped to fourth.

Jennifer Aniston comedy Just Go With It proved immovable in fourth ($11.1m), while I Am Number Four rounded out the top five in fifth ($11m).

Justin Bieber’s surprisingly well-reviewed Never Say Never also proved immovable, sticking to sixth place ($9.2m), as did newly-crowned Oscar winner The King’s Speech in seventh ($7.6m).

Big Mommas began its gradual and inevitable descent through the chart, slipping from fifth to eighth ($7.5m), while Nic Cage’s latest action-fest Drive Angry 3D entered the charts in ninth with a frankly embarrassing $5.1m.

The Roommate rounded off proceedings in tenth ($2m).

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.