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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 April, 2003, 15:19 GMT 16:19 UK
Bond spoof still UK number one
Ben Miller, Rowan Atkinson and Natalie Imbruglia
The film stars Rowan Atkinson [centre]

Rowan Atkinson's spy pastiche Johnny English has taken the number one position in the UK film charts for the third week in a row.

The film, based of a series of commercials Atkinson did for a credit card firm, took £2,279,100, ahead of the cartoon Jungle Book 2, which made £1,114,716, rising two places compared to last week's figures.

Johnny English, which also stars Australian pop star Natalie Imbruglia and US actor John Malkovich, has so far grossed more than £13.7m.

In third place was the romantic comedy How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, the same position it held last week.

UK film top five
1. Johnny English
2. The Jungle Book 2
3. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
4. Phone Booth
5. Dreamcatcher
Source: Screen International

Phone Booth, the sniper thriller featuring Irish star Colin Farrell, dropped from number two to number four.

Dreamcatcher, the Stephen King-scripted supernatural thriller starring Morgan Freeman and Damian Lewis, debuted at number five, taking £729,525.

And Welcome to Collinwood, which features George Clooney in a supporting role, was at number six in its first week.

Spike Lee's 25th Hour, about a drug dealer's final hours before he goes to prison, was the only other new entry, at number nine.

Johnny English took £3.4m when it opened, the second-highest opening in the UK this year after the Eminem film 8 Mile.

It also opened at the top of film charts in Germany and in Australia, and has also been a success in Spain, Italy and Israel.

The film's success is at odds with its critical reception, as the film has received several mixed reviews in the British press.




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