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Killers movie tops UK box office

Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl
Image caption Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl fear for their lives in the movie

Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl's movie The Killers has debuted at the top of the UK and Ireland box office.

The comedy romance, about a couple who are targeted by an assassin, took £1.05m in its opening weekend.

It displaced Sex And The City 2, which dropped into second place, while dance movie Streetdance was at three.

Video game adaptation Prince Of Persia was lodged at four, and Letters To Juliet, starring Mamma Mia's Amanda Seyfried, rounded off the top five.

The Killers' successful debut came in spite of unfavourable reviews.

The Daily Mail said it was "arguably the most inept Hollywood movie of the year so far", while The Independent branded the caper "profoundly silly and boring".

Sex And The City 2 also suffered a critical mauling, but has attracted audiences eager to catch up with Carrie and Samantha - and who, perhaps, are hoping to escape the World Cup.

Elsewhere in the charts, Death At A Funeral remained in sixth place, with new release Wild Target opening at number seven.

Family comedy Tooth Fairy and Russell Crowe's action film Robin Hood both fell one place each, landing at number eight and nine respectively.

Meanwhile, Richard Gere's cop film, Brooklyn's Finest, dropped five places to number 10.

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