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Tuesday, 3 April, 2001, 16:46 GMT 17:46 UK
Miss Congeniality stays in front
Miss Congeniality
Getting congenial: William Shatner and Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock's film Miss Congeniality has maintained its hold over British film-goers, and has stayed at the top of the box office charts.

Bullock plays an FBI agent who going undercover at a beauty pageant in the picture, directed by Donald Petrie. It also stars Sir Michael Caine, Benjamin Bratt and William Shatner.

The film took £1.52m between Friday and Sunday at cinemas across the UK and Ireland, in its second weekend on release.

Sean Patrick Thomas and Bianca Lawson
Save The Last Dance: Sean Patrick Thomas and Bianca Lawson
First released in the US at Christmas, it has already taken $105m (£74m) in its home country.

It held off competition from romantic drama Save The Last Dance, which came in second, taking £1.27m on its first weekend in British cinemas.

Men Of Honor, starring Robert De Niro and Cuba Gooding Jnr, was the week's other new release, coming in third with £453,448.

UK top five films
1. Miss Congeniality
2. Save The Last Dance
3. Men of Honor
4. Chocolat
5. Enemy At The Gates
Oscar winners figured strongly at the British box office, with Traffic staying sixth, taking £328,385.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon re-entered the top 10 at number eight, taking £190,948. It has now taken more than £8.2m across the British Isles.

Chocolat, which failed to pick up an Oscar, slipped to fourth, taking £422,089.

Cuba Gooding Jr stars with Robert De Niro in Men of Honor
Cuba Gooding Jr stars with Robert De Niro in Men of Honor
But war film Enemy At The Gates fared worse, crashing from second to fifth, taking £391,385.

Comedy drama You Can Count On Me - which earned Laura Linney a best supporting actress Oscar nomination - scored a hit on its limited release, despite coming in at a lowly number 15.

Playing on just 14 screens, it took an average of £4,561 on each screen - more than any of the week's top 10 films.

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28 Mar 01 | Film
Miss Congeniality charms UK
22 Mar 01 | Reviews
Miss Congeniality not all smiles
22 Mar 01 | Film
The congenial Miss Bullock
20 Mar 01 | Showbiz
Sandra Bullock's première trip
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