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'Chipmunks' beats 'Avatar' at UK BO

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'Chipmunks' beats 'Avatar' at UK BO
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel has topped the UK box office over the Christmas weekend.

The children's movie, which opened on Monday to get a head start on other new releases, takes in more than £5 million to send Avatar into second place.

The chart also sees Sherlock Holmes, Bollywood film 3 Idiots and Nowhere Boy debut in the top ten.

Jim Carrey's A Christmas Carol is the biggest faller, slipping five places to number eight.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel - £5,347,191
2. (1) Avatar - £3,828,123
3. (-) Sherlock Holmes - £3,081,072
4. (-) 3 Idiots - £437,554
5. (2) St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold - £436,296
6. (11) Nine - £269,447
7. (-) Nowhere Boy - £148,157
8. (3) A Christmas Carol - £131,033
9. (7) The Twilight Saga: New Moon - £129,777
10. (8) Law Abiding Citizen - £98,898

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