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One Direction film tops UK box office

One Direction
Image caption This Is Us includes fly-on-the-wall footage of the group

One Direction have shot to the top of the UK and Ireland box office chart with their documentary This Is Us.

The boy band's film made £3.47m including £1.2m from Thursday previews, well ahead of the week's other new release, Mark Wahlberg's Pain and Gain which made £1m.

This Is Us, directed by Super Size Me's Morgan Spurlock shows One Direction in concert in London.

The 3D film also topped the weekend US box office taking $17m (£10.9m).

It has now earned $32m (£20.5m) worldwide.

Matt Damon and Jodie Foster's sci-fi thriller, Elysium, added a further £1.2m to its tally after two weeks on release to take second place in this week's chart.

It was followed by road-trip comedy We're The Millers, starring Jennifer Aniston as a stripper, which took £1.1m.

Rounding off the top five was Disney's animated Cars spin-off, Planes, with £797,000.

Takings for the weekend were £11.4m - down 8% on last week and marginally down from £11.8m the same period last year.

There were two other new releases - comedy drama The Way, Way Back with Steve Carell and horror movie You're Next - which claimed sixth and seventh place respectively.

Carell's other film, Despicable Me 2, in which he provides the voice of Gru, the villain with a soft side, was still in the top 10 after 10 weeks on release.

The animated film earned £395,000 between Friday and Sunday to land ninth place.

Rounding off the chart was Pixar's Monsters University which earned £389,000.

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