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Gone Girl retains UK box office lead

Ben Affleck in Gone Girl Image copyright film co
Image caption Suspicion falls on husband Nick (Ben Affleck) in mystery Gone Girl

Thriller Gone Girl has remained firm at the top of the UK box office for the second week, taking more than £3m.

The suspense-laden literary adaptation, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, easily held off newcomer The Maze Runner, which made £2m.

Pre-Halloween horror flick Annabelle made its debut at three with takings of £1.9m.

One Direction's concert film Where We Are entered the chart at four with a box office haul of £1m.

The boy band's exploits were shown in screens on just Saturday and Sunday, while encore screenings later this week are likely to boost its takings towards the £2m mark.

The only remaining new entry in the top 10 was The Rewrite, a romantic comedy starring Hugh Grant as a washed-up screenwriter and Marisa Tomei, which made ninth spot.

Animated caper The Boxtrolls boasts the highest cumulative total on the week's rundown, with £6.7 million after five weeks of release.

Gone Girl, which is based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, has also topped the box office in North America, taking £16.6 million in its second week at number one.

It tells the story of a writer - played by Affleck - who becomes a suspect when his wife goes missing.

UK and Ireland box office top five
1. Gone Girl - £3m
2. The Maze Runner - £2m
3. Annabelle - £1.9m
4. One Direction: Where We Are - £1m
5. Dracula Untold - £847,958

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