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Scorsese's "Hugo" gets the royal treatment

Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz in "Hugo."
Paramount Pictures
Asa Butterfield and Chloe Grace Moretz in "Hugo."
Paramount Pictures

(CBS/AP) Martin Scorsese's new 3D film, "Hugo," will premiere before a royal audience tonight (Nov. 28). Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, are expected to attend the royal premiere of the movie, marking the 64th Royal Film Performance to take place in London.

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Academy Award winner Scorsese is in London's Leicester Square for the event. "Hugo" opens in the U.K. on Friday.

Based on Brian Selznick's best-seller, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," the film stars Jude Law, Sir Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen, and with Asa Butterfield as Hugo. It was co-produced by Johnny Depp.

The fantasy film is about an orphan boy who lives in the wall of a train station in 1930s Paris. He is on a quest to unlock a secret left to him by his father.

"Hugo" came in at number five in the box office over the long holiday weekend, raking in $15.4 million in five days, according to box office figures. "Hugo" is currently in 1,277 theaters and will expand to 2,000 on Dec. 9.