‘Shrek’ Sequel Breaks U.K. Box Office Record

‘Shrek’ Sequel Breaks U.K. Box Office Record

Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz
Mike Myers and Cameron Diaz

Shrek the Third made movie history at the British box office over the weekend, taking the all-time biggest opening for an animated film.

The cartoon sequel, which features the voices of Mike MyersEddie Murphy and Cameron Diaz, hauled in £16.67 million ($33.3 million), also making it the largest opening weekend of the year to date.

Shrek the Third‘s record-breaking tally knocked Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Ocean’s Thirteen down to Nos. 2 and 3 respectively.

Rounding out a top five made up entirely of American sequels were Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and Hostel: Part II.

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