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Toy Story 3 holds on to top spot at US box office

Toy Story 3
Image caption It is 15 years since the first Toy Story film was released

Toy Story 3 held on to the number one spot on the US box office chart for a second weekend, estimates suggested.

With takings of $59m (£39.1m), it held off competition from Adam Sandler comedy Grown Ups, which was a new entry at number two, taking $41m (£27.2m).

Tom Cruise's latest movie, Knight and Day, could only manage third place in its first weekend with takings of $20.5m (£13.6m).

The Karate Kid was knocked into fourth place.

A remake of the 1980s TV series The A-Team slipped from third to fifth spot.

Russell Brand's comedy Get Him To the Greek slipped to sixth with $3m (£2m), with Shrek Forever After in seventh position.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, dropped two places to number eight.

Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher film Killers was ninth, with takings of $2m (£1.3m).

Comic book adaptation Jonah Hex dropped to number 10 following its disappointing debut last weekend.

According to Hollywood.com, summer cinema audiences are down by nearly 11%.

Takings should get a boost, however, when The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, opens on Wednesday ahead of the 4 July weekend, traditionally one of the busiest times for US cinemas.

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