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Tuesday, 9 October, 2001, 15:23 GMT 16:23 UK
Moulin Rouge dances back to top
Audrey Tatou
Amelie is already the UK's biggest French film hit in years
Moulin Rouge slipped back to the top of the UK box office charts in a week where the top four films all swapped positions.

The Australian musical took more than £1m over the weekend in nearly 400 cinemas.

Steven Spielberg's futuristic AI (Artificial Intelligence) fell back to number two, while Mike Bassett: England Manager and Enigma changed places to four and three respectively.

Enigma, starring Kate Winslet and directed by Michael Apted, took just over £700,000 during the weekend.

Angelina Jolie
Original Sin, a historical love story, is set in Cuba
Royle Family star Ricky Tomlinson's football comedy dropped a place, grossing £587,000.

The highest new entry was a remarkable performance for a foreign-language film in the UK.

France's feel good hit Amelie entered the chart at number five, grossing £560,000 in spite of a limited release at just 82 cinemas.

Amelie is directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, who was behind Delicatessen and Alien: Resurrection.

The film has no French intellectual angst - instead it is a simple, uplifting and fantastical story which has been a major hit across the channel.

It has already made a star of actress Audrey Tautou, who plays the well-meaning heroine.

Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman
Moulin Rouge continues to draw in audiences
The only other new entry in the top 10 is the Canadian-US production Driven, directed by Renny Harlin.

The Sylvester Stallone vehicle is a racetrack-based drama and grossed £144,000 in its first weekend.

Historical love story Original Sin, starring Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, is a new entry at number 13.

See also:

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