Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno debuts at top of US box office

Sacha Baron Cohen's Bruno debuts at top of US box office

British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's new film Bruno enjoyed a huge opening weekend in North America, taking the top spot with ticket sales of £18.7 million. 

The mock documentary, which stars the 37-year-old as a flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter trying to achieve fame in the US, beat Sacha's 2006 hit film, Borat, which took £16.3 million on its opening weekend. 

Nearly half of Bruno's total was taken on Friday with sales of £8.95 million. On Saturday it took £5.5 million while Sunday's ticket sales reached £4.5 million. 

In the number two slot is comedy animation Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs while Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen – which spent two weeks at number one – dropped down to number three.

Monday July 13, 2009

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