It is good to see that Hot Fuzz has topped the British box office.
The Guardian reports:
Hot Fuzz, the police-procedural-thriller-action-comedy from the team behind Shaun of the Dead, shot to the top of the British box office at the weekend.
With a lineup featuring the cream of British comedy – Bill Bailey, Bill Nighy and Martin Freeman among others – alongside heavyweight thesps such as Billie Whitelaw and Timothy Dalton having a ball, the story of an overachieving police officer in a sleepy crime-free village laughed all the way to the bank. It raked in an opening haul of £5.9m.
Some people I know who’d seen it were a little disappointed – the common refrain seemed to be that it wasn’t as good as Shaun of the Dead. Much as I like that 2004 zombie spoof, I do think the Fuzz is better – more gags, more ambition and a little more verve.