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Tuesday, 18 December, 2001, 14:56 GMT
Harry Potter has UK staying power
Harry Potter
Harry Potter has broken records around the world
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone has topped the UK box office chart for the fifth successive week.

The movie has so far taken 46.9m since its release, making it the most successful film in the year.

But it is not expected to remain at top for another week as the widely-anticipated Lord of the Rings film opens on Wednesday.

UK box office chart
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
2. The 51st State
3. Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
4. Zoolander
5. The Others
Source: Screen International

In a week that saw few new releases, the highest chart entry is the Bollywood film Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham at number three.

The musical about an adopted boy falling out with his parents because of love took 473,255 in its opening weekend, despite only being shown in 41 cinemas around the country.

Spoof

British director Ronny Yu's gangster comedy The 51st State took 646,985 in its second week, placing it at number two in the box office.

Fourth placed is Ben Stiller's spoof on the male supermodel, Zoolander.

Nicole Kidman's supernatural thriller The Others slips to number five after seven weeks, taking 321,987 over the three-day period.

Festive cartoon A Christmas Carol is struggling to bring in viewers, despite voices from heavyweights such as Kate Winslet, Simon Callow and Nicholas Cage.

It is sitting at number eight after just two weeks and took 257,280 over the weekend, although it has taken 1.6m in total.

Drew Barrymore's Riding in Cars with Boys is at number nine, followed by Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.

The only other new release to make it into the top 15 is the thriller The Deep End.

Box office receipts for the movie starring Tilda Swinton and Goran Visnjic totalled 68,988.


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