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Johnny English Reborn continues chart reign

Rowan Atkinson in Johnny English Reborn
Image caption The first Johnny English film was released in 2003

Spy spoof Johnny English Reborn has topped the UK and Ireland box office for a second week.

The film, starring Rowan Atkinson as the hapless MI7 agent, took £3.1m over the weekend, bringing its total box office haul to £9.6m.

The 3D version of Disney classic The Lion King remained at two with £1.9m.

Paul WS Anderson's new take on The Three Musketeers starring Orlando Bloom and Milla Jovovich was the highest new entry at three.

Hugh Jackman film Real Steel, set in a future where robot boxing is a sport, came in close behind at four.

There were two other new entries in the top 10 - the remake of 1984 film Footloose came in at six, taking £460,271.

And Morgan Freeman family film Dolphin Tale, a boy's friendship with a dolphin whose tail was lost in a crab trap, entered the chart at seven.

The biggest faller on the chart was Taylor Lautner thriller Abduction which fell from four to 12, taking £148,542 - a 71% drop in box office revenue, although it was shown in around 150 cinemas less than the week previously.

Meanwhile, a Metropolitan Opera production of Anna Bolena which was broadcast to 50 cinemas around the UK and Ireland entered the chart at 13, taking £135,733 making an average £2,715 in sales per cinema.

By comparison, this week's number five film - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - took an average £1,552 at each of the 369 cinemas it was screened.

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