British actor Colin Firth's fellow countrymen have bowed down to his royal turn in THE KING'S SPEECH - the drama has been crowned number one in the U.K. box office chart.
The hotly-tipped Oscar favourite, starring Firth as King George VI as he battles to overcome his stammer, grossed $5.25 million (£3.5 million) in its first three days of release.
Danny Boyle's 127 Hours was another new entry at two with $3.3 million (£2.2 million).
Little Fockers and Gulliver's Travels placed third and fourth, respectively, while Russell Crowe thriller The Next Three Days debuted at five with $1.5 million (£1 million).