Johnny English Reborn fights off The Lion King to top U.K. box office

The spy movie, starring British actor Rowan Atkinson, shot to the top spot over the weekend (07-09Oct11) with a $7.94 million (£4.96 million) opening – nearly double the Disney movie’s earnings of $4.3 million (£2.7 million).

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy dropped to third with $1.6 million (£1 million), while Taylor Lautner’s thriller Abduction fell two places to four with takings of $820,208 (£512,630).

Katie Holmes’ new movie Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark opened with just $793,174 (£495,734) to round out the top five.