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Love Actually sets UK record



Story by: Jack Foley

IT SEEMS that Love, actually was all around cinemas this weekend!

Richard Curtis' star-studded Love Actually scored the highest UK opening weekend takings of any British romantic comedy, setting a new UK record and setting it well on its way to becoming one of the most successful British films of all time.

The movie stars Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Colin Firth, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley (among others) and has taken £6.6m across the country since Friday.

 

It firmly beat the opening weekend box office receipts of previous Brit hits, Bridget Jones' Diary and Notting Hill - both of which Curtis had a hand in as screenwriter.

Bridget Jones took £5.7m, when it opened, while Notting Hill, which co-starred Julia Roberts, took £4.3m.

The healthy opening of Love Actually even compares favourably with Hollywood blockbusters, such as The Matrix Revolutions, which took last week's top spot with an £8.7m opening take.

Love Actually follows eight couples dealing with love and life in loosely-related stories during a frantic week before Christmas in London.

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