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Ghostbusters scare up UK box office

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Image caption The new Ghostbusters features an all-female group

The new Ghostbusters film has topped the UK and Ireland box office in its debut weekend.

The movie, which sees Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon as an all-female ghost-busting group, took £4.39m.

It beat other new entry Ice Age: Collision Course, which took £3.78m.

Ghostbusters failed to top the US box office this week, losing out to The Secret Life of Pets, which fell from the top to three in the UK chart.

It took £2.05m in its fourth week of release, taking its total UK box office haul to £25.4m.

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The Legend of Tarzan fell to four, with Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie at five.

Secret Cinema's latest production, Dirty Dancing, was the only other new entry in the top 10 at number six, taking £946,086.

UK and Ireland box office
1. Ghostbusters - £4.39m
2. Ice Age: Collision Course - £3.78m
3. The Secret Life of Pets - £2.05m
4. The Legend of Tarzan - £1.48m
5. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie - £1.2m
Source: Rentrak

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