Sherlock Holmes tops U.K. box office

The movie, starring Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law, took the top spot with takings of $6.1 million (£3.8 million) over the weekend (17-18Dec11).

Animated movie Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, came in second place, with takings of $3.8 million (£2.4 million), while another animation, Arthur Christmas, dropped to number three ($2.1 million/£1.3 million).

Shrek spin-off Puss In Boots, voiced by Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, fell from last week’s (beg12Dec11) top spot to fourth position, with $2.1 million (£1.3 million), and star-studded film New Year’s Eve rounded out the top five with $1.4 million (£846,761).