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Finding Dory beats David Brent at UK box office

Finding Dory and David Brent Image copyright AP / PA

Finding Dory has returned to the top spot at the UK box office, holding off competition from Suicide Squad and David Brent: Life on the Road.

The animated Pixar film took a further £2.86m over the weekend, bringing its total UK takings to date to £32.4m.

Superhero film Suicide Squad was not far behind with £2.55m.

But both films outshone this week's highest new entry - Ricky Gervais' David Brent film - which debuted at number three with £1.46m.

The film sees Gervais return as Brent, the character he originally played in the hugely successful BBC sitcom The Office.

Jason Bourne took £1.26m to remain at number four, while The BFG was also a non-mover at five with £1.24m.

UK and Ireland box office
1. Finding Dory - £2.86m
2. Suicide Squad - £2.55m
3. David Brent: Life on the Road - £1.46m
4. Jason Bourne - £1.26m
5. The BFG - £1.24m
Source: Rentrak

Three new entries entered in the lower half of the top 10 - with horror film Lights Out landing at six with £1.27m.

Swallows and Amazons, based on the children's novel of the same name, took £676,000 to debut at number eight.

Nine Lives, which sees a billionaire played by Kevin Spacey become trapped in the body of a cat, entered at number nine after taking £637,000.


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