Weekend Box Office Results (England)

Johnny English Bungles His Way to Box Office Crown
LONDON (Reuters) – “Johnny English,” the spoof spy thriller starring Rowan Atkinson, has outwitted its contenders to go top of the UK box office.
The comedy about an accident-prone secret agent made 3.4 million pounds (about $5.34 million) in its first weekend, according to figures from Screen International released on Tuesday.
The film, which also stars Australian actress Natalie Imbruglia and U.S. actor John Malkovich, has also topped the charts in Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.
Atkinson — who gained movie fame as the hapless “Mr. Bean” — stars as an agent on a mission to rescue the crown jewels and save the monarchy from a French tyrant, played by Malkovich.
Disney sequel “The Jungle Book 2” opened in second place. The film, which continues the tale of Mowgli and his old jungle friends like Baloo the bear, raked in 1.44 million pounds.
Spy thriller “The Recruit” starring Al Pacino and Colin Farrell dropped from top spot back to number three with action-comedy “Shanghai nights” falling back to fourth.
Pop group S Club’s first venture from TV to the big screen — “S Club Seeing Double” — debuted in fifth spot. The film, which tells of a mad scientist cloning the band as part of a plot to take over the world, has been widely panned by critics.
“Blue Crush,” the tale of a surfer-babe in love, dropped to sixth, with comedy “Just Married” seventh and Vin Diesel thriller “A Man Apart” in eighth.
Jennifer Lopez’s “Maid in Manhattan” clung on at nine, just ahead of romantic drama “The Rules of Attraction.”