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'Shrek' Sequel Breaks U.K. Box Office Record

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Jul 03, 2007 | 8:27pm EDT

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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