New York cops stay top of UK box office

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg clung on to top spot at the British box office for a second week, narrowly denying Julia Roberts, according to Screen International on Tuesday.

“The Other Guys,” a comedy about two unheroic New York cops faced with the case of their lives, took 1.29 million pounds ($2.05 million) over the weekend, just pipping “Eat, Pray, Love,” Roberts’ journey of discovery, which could only manage 1.16 million pounds on its debut.

“The Town” was new at three with Ben Affleck as a Boston criminal with a romantic dilemma, while psychological thriller “The Hole” came in at four.

Elevator horror movie “Devil” slipped three places to five, just above Disney’s “Toy Story 3” which was down two at six.

Adam Sandler comedy “Grown Ups” slipped two spots to seven while “Resident Evil: Afterlife” was the week’s biggest faller, plunging five places to number eight.

“Tamara Drewe,” with Gemma Arterton provoking lust and envy in the English countryside, was down at nine from six while Great Dane comedy “Marmaduke” fell to 10 from eight.