Admiral General Aladeen is number 1 movie in the UK after taking £5m in opening weekend
Paramount Pictures’ The Dictator has seized the number one spot at the box office in the UK & Ireland. The film, which stars Sacha Baron Cohen, is the second biggest opening for a comedy in 2012, and has toppled The Avengers from the top spot after taking almost £5m in its opening weekend. This result overtakes the opening weekends of other comedies including Bridesmaids and The Hangover, and matches Baron Cohen’s previous hit, Bruno, which released in 2009.
The Dictator tells the heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen with support from Sir Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, Anna Faris and John C. Reilly. Larry Charles returns as director after helming both Borat and Bruno films.
Read Dr Lenera’s positive review here