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Brad Pitt's Fury tops UK box office

Brad Pitt with Fury co-stars (l to r) Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal Image copyright Film company
Image caption Pitt with Fury co-stars (l to r) Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal

Brad Pitt's Fury has topped the box office in the UK and Ireland in its first week of release.

Described as an "unflinching" look at the life of a tank crew in the final days of World War Two, it took £2.69m.

Last week's number one film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, has moved into second place taking £1.92m.

In its fourth week of release Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, is still doing well in third place, taking £1.59m.

The success of Fury in the UK comes after it topped the box office in the US.

It closed this year's BFI London Film Festival and Pitt said he hoped the film would go some way towards recognising the horrors and suffering soldiers have to go through in battle.

Animated film The Book of Life opened in fourth place taking £981,432.

Post-apocalyptic thriller The Maze Runner makes up the top five earning £905,314 in its third week of release.

Other new releases, Bollywood diamond heist film Happy New Year, rom-com Love Rosie and horror The Babadook came in eighth, ninth and 10th place respectively.

UK and Ireland box office top five
1. Fury - £2.69m
2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - £1.92m
3. Gone Girl - £1.59m
4. The Book of Life - £981,432
5. The Maze Runner - £905,314

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