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Enchanted is the UK Christmas number one (2007)

Amy Adams in Enchanted

Story by Jack Foley

WALT Disney’s magical modern-day fairytale Enchanted has cast its spell over UK audiences for the second week in a row, taking the Christmas No.1 1 box office spot from The Golden Compass.

The film has already proved to be a box-office smash in the US, conjuring up just under $100million to date, and has so far taken an impressive £2.3million in the UK over the past seven days, bringing its UK box office total to a magical £6.6million.

As well as receiving critical and box office success here and in the US, Enchanted has also garnered two Golden Globe nominations – the first for Amy Adams (pictured) in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical or Comedy category and second for That’s How You Know for Best Original Song.

Enchanted follows the beautiful princess Giselle (Adams) as she is banished by an evil queen (Susan Sarandon) from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day Manhattan.

Shocked by this strange new environment that doesn’t operate on a “happily ever after” basis, Giselle is now adrift in a chaotic world badly in need of enchantment.

But when Giselle begins to fall in love with a charmingly flawed divorce lawyer (Patrick Dempsey) who has come to her aid – even though she is already promised to a perfect fairy tale prince (James Marsden) back home – she has to wonder: can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world?

A heart-warming and original fish-out-of water tale, which takes a modern twist on the classic Disney fairytale, the film also affectionately pays homage to some of the much loved great Disney classics, with clever nostalgic references to titles such as derella, Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Mary Poppins.

Read our review of Enchanted or view our photo gallery